Friday, November 15, 2013
Texan flips out at Cowboys Stadium, winning Guinness World Record
It was Guinness World Records Day, which means large gatherings of people doing odd things, like knitting the world's largest scarf.
ARLINGTON Texan Tim Wade joins the ranks of world record holders during the ninth annual Guinness World Records Day.
Wade, 17, performed the most consecutive handsprings for a male, landing with 46. The previous record was 44.
The worldwide event included Harlem Globetrotter rookie Thunder Law getting the record for the longest basketball shot at 109 feet 9 inches. The old record, set three years ago, was 104 feet 7 inches.
Other in the hunt: Brooklyn resident Scott Wiener’s attempt for the largest collection of pizza boxes; the UK’s attempt at the largest gathering of people dressed as penguins; and, from Norway, the world’s largest knitted scarf (a personal favorite) for which the record to beat was 3,463.73 meters.
Wade could be included, along with other successful record breakers today, in the next edition of the iconic book. In the meantime, you can flip through “Guinness World Records 2014 Edition,” which was released in September. It includes those pictures you know you want to see of the Smallest Roadworthy Car and the Largest Drum Kit, along with time-honored favorites such as longest fingernails and tallest man.