Every Person is Capable of Being the World's Best "Something"
June 20, 2009 6:52 PM Subscribe
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"The whole dream is that everybody has a world record in them
," said Dan Rollman, president and co-founder of the Brooklyn-based Universal Record Database
. Since the site went live last fall, more than 1,000 feats have been documented - ranging from the most binder clips on a face (now up to 34
) to the longest toenail (seven-eighths of an inch
) to the most whoopee cushions sat on without smiling or laughing (presently up to 18
), and a few records involving mustaches (1
). Beyond the basics of setting records, the URDB is based on three principles
: 1. Honesty and accuracy are pretty much everything, 2. Don't hurt yourself. Don't hurt others. Don't hurt the planet, and 3. Waste sucks.
Before you submit your record
, don't forget to check the rules
. If you're thinking of setting a video game or pinball record, check Twin Galaxies
). URDB was discussed before
, and Dan Rollman
joined the thread
, noting that the Guinness Book of World Records
was great for certain records, but "their model has become outdated in a Web 2.0 world."