The highlight of our October half term was a trip to London to join lots of lovely bloggers at the Guinness World Records HQ. It was great to meet some new people and always a pleasure to have a hug with some of my favourite girls who blog – looking at you Tara, Sian, Nickie, Nova and Ruth.
How things have changed since 1955 when the book of records began, starting with one of my favourite things – wine. Did you know that in 1955 the most expensive bottle of wine was £8? Yes I know just £8, the price today of an emergency corner shop bottle! Today the most expensive bottle is £75,000, I’m pretty sure I’d probably prefer the corner shop vino more so I won’t be investing.
The Professor introduced us to some genuine record breakers. The guy who built a lego robot which can solve the rubiks cube in under 5 seconds, a talented bike rider who holds the record for the most bunny hops on a bicycle demonstrated by hopping over the Professor.
But it was Paul Hunn who made Lil H, Diva G and the rest of the room laugh hysterically as Paul holds the world record for the loudest burps!
As well as learning lots of fantastic facts about world records I learned how competitive bloggers are as we had a go at becoming record-breakers ourselves. In a team of six we burst balloons with bottoms, yep mummy blogger bums are perfect for this one. We also attempted to move the most jelly with a teaspoon in 30 seconds.
My personal favourite was quickest gift-wrapping of a record book, fully wrapped with a ribbon tied in a bow on the front. Who knew I had what it takes? First go and I went straight to the top of the leader board and stayed there. Can’t lie I was chuffed to have set the bar high at a speedy 21 seconds. Boom! The world record is at 19.71 seconds so give me Christmas to practice and I could be a contender!
The Guinness World Records book is a Christmas classic. As traditional as the tangerine in the Christmas stocking and now it’s even sparklier and I don’t just mean the cover. The Guinness World Records 2015 book has amazing augmented reality 3D technology, download the app and hold your mobile device over specific pages and you’ll have spiders, dinosaurs, dogs and more literally jumping out of the book. That is why The Guinness World Records 2015 book is at the top of Lil H’s Christmas wish list.
Huge thanks to the team at Guinness World Records for inviting us along to an amazing event we had a fantastic time.