What does it take to achieve a world record?
Training. Dedication. A single-minded focus.
And of course, someone from Guinness World Records needs to be there to record your efforts!
Since 1955, Guinness World Records has been the ultimate authority on amazing human achievements. And whether that achievement is about running at top speed or eating the most ice cream, if you have the ambition, anyone can make it on to their hallowed pages.
To keep up with humanity's barrier-breaking ways, Guinness World Records releases a new book of records every year. The newest edition--the Guinness World Records 2023 Book--is loaded with new record-setters. This includes two Canadians! Quebec's Elladj Balde for Longest figure skating backflip & Most people backflipped over on ice skates, and the Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs Hair Freezing Contest in Yukon, which was the Largest frozen hair competition. (This contest was also featured in a recent Weird Zone in OWL magazine.)
Sounds truly extraordinary!
This contest is now closed
We are giving away 3 copies of the Guinness World Records 2023 Book. Would you like to be one of the lucky winners? To do so, you don't need to be a Guinness World Records title-holder.
Simply comment below with your first name and your answer to the following question:
What world record would you most like to set?
Contest is open to residents of Canada only. Prizes courtesy of Guinness World Records. Contest closes on October 3rd at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be randomly chosen. Full contest rules and regulations can be seen here.