There's a world record for just about everything, and your name doesn't have to be Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt to break one. There are some easy world records that anyone can beat which don't take both natural talent and countless hours of training to achieve.
These are the kinds of records that take little skill, can be learned quickly, and often are just plain dumb. These are the records that might exist just because they can -- that are so crazy or over-the-top, someone is willing to attempt to try them to have their name in history books.
These are the unsung heroes: the ice cream stackers, the mattress divers, the cup musicians.
And while these records seem silly, don't laugh. Regardless of what they achieved, they are on top of their game. Think you can beat one of them? Take a look at these records and see for yourself.
Largest Human Mattress Dominoes
- Record Holder: Ayd Group, Stylution International (China) Corp.
- Where: Wuhan, China
- When: July 23, 2016
This is probably an easy record to break. The requirements? A lot of friends and a lot of the same mattress.The current record is 2,016 people and mattresses being toppled domino-style in a record attempt that lasted almost 15 minutes from the first fall to the last.
Clearly, it would take some serious planning, but there is no real skill here, just people falling over in the most comfortable way imaginable.7982,165Does this seem easy to beat?
Most Items Kicked Off People's heads in One Minute
- Record Holder: Silvana Shamuon
- Where: Waterloo, Canada
- When: June 1, 2016
Fast feet is the key to this world record that currently stands at 59 items kicked off heads in a minute. A good high kick and some practice could crown a new record holder in this strangely specific world record. Also, helmets are key. Accidents in this world record could really hurt.5761,830Does this seem easy to beat?
Most Clothes Pegs Clipped to the Face in One Minute
- Record Holder: Silvio Sabba
- Where: Pioltello, Italy
- When: December 27, 2012
For people with a high pain tolerance, this record might be a good option. Currently, Silvio Sabba holds the world record with 51 pegs clipped to his face in a minute. To qualify, Silvio had to attach the pegs to his own face. Ouch!6392,111Does this seem easy to beat?
Most Hamburgers Eaten in Three Minutes
- Record Holder: Takeru Kobayashi
- Where: Milan, Italy
- When: July 11, 2014
Kobayashi is something of a hero in the competitive eating world, and he holds numerous records. His record for most hamburgers eaten in three minutes sits at 12 and it seems vulnerable to someone with a big appetite who can eat food fast. The four-ounce hamburgers can be eaten with one condiment, so choose wisely.5582,010Does this seem easy to beat?