Date Idea #360 – Look up Guinness World Records and attempt doing one

Date Idea #360 – Look up Guinness World Records and attempt doing one

Try a different kind of date and research and attempt a Guinness World Record for your date night. Will you fail at beating the record, yep. Will you have fun trying, yep!

Guinness World Records – originally the Guinness Book of Records – the ultimate authority on record-breaking achievements, started out as an idea for a book of facts in the 1950’s to solve arguments in pubs. They have 4.6M followers on Instagram: @guinnessworldrecords

If you can think of it, there is probably a record out there that is documented. Search to search and browse thousands of records that have been set. Many of the records include a photo and are fun to look at. You can even use household objects you have at home to attempt these records. Here are a few examples of world records using just toilet paper rolls:

  • Tallest toilet paper tower in 30 seconds (28 rolls)
  • Most toilet paper rolls balanced on the head (101 rolls)
  • Fastest time to stack 10 toilet paper rolls using one hand (5.45 seconds)
  • Fastest time to unravel a toilet roll using one hand (9.80 seconds)

Here is your date plan:

STEP 1 – Borrow or buy a recent book of Guinness World Records. Browse through the pages and note down ideas you want to try on a date. (You can also just search their website for ideas.)

STEP 2 – Purchase any supplies you may need to attempt the record.

STEP 3 – Take turns attempting to break the record (you probably won’t), but it can be lots of fun trying to do it.

Cost: Depends what you are attempting