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Over 300,000 people participate in Guinness World Records Day

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 1:52pm

NATIONAL NEWS - It’s a good day to set some world records – literally! Today is the seventh annual Guinness World Records Day. More than 300,000 people are expected to attempt to break the wacky and wonderful records that have been set over the years.

The Guinness World Records became the world’s bestselling book in 2004, and that’s when they decided to begin the annual tradition.

Some of the highlights they say will happen today are:
   -The UK and US offices from tech and gadgets website Gizmodo facing off against each other in an attempt to set a new record for the fastest time to type the alphabet on an iPad.

   -The largest gathering of leprechauns in Dublin, Ireland.

   -Wim Hof’s attempt to recapture his Longest full body ice endurance record live on US TV.

   -Official Xbox 360 Magazine’s stab at setting a record time for the fastest completion of the 'Stay Sharp' level on Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3.

The Guinness World Records site is streaming video of events from the day on their website. Click here to check out their page, then log on the FOX44 Facebook page and tell us your favorite world record, the one you would try to beat, or the one you ARE trying to beat! Your answers could end up on our broadcast.

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