How to Set a Record: Guinness Book of World Records?

What could be better than winning others? And there’s no need for words if you’re officially recognized as the best in the world. So if you feel empowered, talented and able to set a new world record or beat an existing one, RAISETWICE has prepared a detailed guide on how to do it right and get into the Guinness Book of World Records with your own record.

Choose a record

Before submitting an application to the Guinness Book of Records, the hardest thing to do is to choose the record you want to beat. There are many ways to get to the cherished pages. You don’t even have to do anything yourself, it’s enough if you own the world’s largest dog or nature has given you the ability to lick your own eyebrows. You can choose something from easy challenges to do at home. But of course, the coolest records are set by tenacity and willpower.

largest dog of Guinness Book of World Records

Criteria for records, even if nowhere is prescribed, but still exist. Records associated with animal cruelty are unlikely to be accepted, so do not try to create a sledding team of hamsters or an aircraft on a fly thrust.

Which records are better to avoid

Also, the commission is unlikely to be delighted with records related to the violation of the law. So trying to reach the highest speed on the city highway or the fastest bank robbery in history will certainly glorify you. But can help you to get on the pages of criminal chronicles, not in the Book of Records. Do not take for dangerous records, for example, cutting out your own appendicitis on speed. In this case, there’s a good chance of getting the Darwin Awards, which is not our goal.

Make sure your record is interesting to a wide range of people, not just you and your friends. Also, non-trivial records, even if they look stupid from the outside, are a success. Practice shows that there is a very good chance to be on the pages of the Guinness Book if you do something the first time. That doesn’t mean you’ll immediately become famous when you first make whiskey from sawdust. But if you’re the first person to set foot on Mars, you’ll have a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Make an application for Guinness World Records

It’s five minutes to apply for a record today. To do this, you need to register on the site, click “Break a record” and follow the instructions. There are two ways to apply: free and paid. In the first case, you will have to wait up to five weeks for the registration. While the second one guarantees consideration of your application within two or three days. However, the fast way is not cheap – almost 700 dollars.

However, it should be remembered that you do not pay for the guarantee that your record will be registered and listed. But only for the prompt consideration of your application. After your application is accepted for review, you will be notified by email. After a while, the commission will notify you at the same address as the decision.

an application for Guinness Book of World Records

So, there could be three verdicts in this case. The first application may be rejected. In this case, you may not read our advice any further. Secondly, you may receive a letter indicating that the idea of your record has already come to someone’s mind. And he has already managed to implement it. In fact, it’s the same denial.

And finally, your application may be accepted. In this case, you will receive detailed recommendations on how to record your record together with the letter. So it is time for world records to break!

Follow the instructions of the commission

If your idea is to break an existing record, the instructions will tell you how to properly organize and fix this achievement. In some cases, representatives from the Guinness Book of Records will come to you and fix the record themselves.

However, certain difficulties may arise here. Recently it was not possible to register a record of John Doyle from the UK. Which supposedly can release an eye of 14 millimeters. It was not possible to record such a result since the measuring instrument was designed for only 12 millimeters.

 To provide evidence for the record.

All documents, drawn up in strict accordance with the recommendations of the commission. And confirming that you have set a record, is sent to the office of the Guinness of Records by mail. With this step all – you have to wait for an answer. The reply from the commission usually comes in four to six weeks.


The record is a break

If everything went smoothly and you really broke a record and correctly fixed it. Then you can congratulate yourself – you are on the pages of the Guinness Book of World Records. And maybe one more goal of your dream is reached.

However, it is worth remembering that you will not get any rewards. Except for a certificate of record-setting, mentioning on the pages of a famous book and some (often dubious) fame.

Nina Burkovskaya
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