She broke the world record by balancing on her teeth for 10 minutes. At some point in our lives, all of us have wanted to be a record breaker.
Ever since Roy Castle picked up his trumpet and played that theme tune, it’s been drilled into us that dedication is all you need to succeed at anything. Short List is here to help you find your inner record breaker. We’ve dug deep into the Guinness Book of Records archives and picked out 10 brilliant records you can try and break while in self-isolation.
These records can all be done in the home or garden, and hopefully, spark some inspiration for you or your younglings. Unfortunately, we can’t be there, like Norris McWhirter, with a stopwatch and whistle but that doesn’t mean that we want any cheating – we’ve all got Zoom in our homes now, so there will always be someone watching. If you feel the cold, you have probably completed this record without knowing it.
But, if you want to do it officially, then you have to beat Ted Hastings’ record of wearing 260 at once. You can use any size, short or long-sleeved, t-shirts for this one – and you can get a friend to help pull them down. But only one at a time (t-shirts, not friends). Stephen Buttler from the UK has managed a whopping 90 push-ups with hand claps in one minute. 90. That’s a phenomenal achievement. We can only assume that he has the upper body strength of a three-year-old when you try and take the cake out of their hands. Impressive stuff, but we are sure you can beat it.