You can now become a world record holder while in lockdown.
There’s a lot that goes into breaking a world record, even without taking into account all the training needed to reach peak physical or mental condition. Namely, I’m thinking about the application process. But now that we’re in lockdown, the application process to become a Guinness World Record holder has become as easy as uploading a video of yourself to either Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok. And we all know we’ve gotten pretty good at that.
So without further ado, Guinness World Records are pleased to bring you the #GWRchallenge, a weekly record challenge, using only household materials, or no materials at all, so anyone can take part without having to leave their home.
The first challenge has been inspired by the #stayathomechallenge, where people, most notably famous footballers, have been playing keepy-ups with an unused toilet paper roll.
But now that they’ve had their turn, it’s your turn to take up the challenge and battle it out for the title of most football touches in 30 seconds with a toilet roll.
The guidelines for the challenge are as follows:
- Any brand-new, unused toilet roll can be used.
- Make sure you’re standing for the attempt and after a 3,2,1 countdown start kicking the toilet roll on the feet or bouncing on your head. You can then use any part of your body to juggle the toilet roll except your arms and hands.
- Make sure the toilet roll remains in the air between touches and if it hits the floor, a wall, a chair or anything else during the attempt, the attempt ends.
To help Guinness World Records evaluate and recognise your attempt, there are a few things you can do to help out. The first is that the video must be unedited, uncut, and shot in one take; second, be sure to follow the rules of each challenge; make sure to tag Guinness World Records and use the hashtag; and finally, call out your score or number achieved in the caption.
Challenges will conclude every Monday, which means you’ve got till April 6 to get the evidence of your keepy-ups world record attempt uploaded to your preferred social media site. Mondays will also be the day the new #GWRchallenge will be announced, with winners of the previous week’s challenge announced at the end of each following week. So, what are you waiting for?
For more information on the challenges and how to participate, check the Guinness World Records website.