November 18 was World Records Day. People set records all year long, but many wait until this special day each year to set records together. What were some of the new records set?
The Netherlands hosted the world’s largest tug-of-war tournament, with more than 1,290 athletes gripping the rope. The country also won the prize for Most People on One Leg, with more than 335 participants standing on one leg at the same time.
Elsewhere in Europe, Norway’s Team Kangaroos set the record for the most slam dunks made while jumping on a trampoline① by basketball players on an all-male team.
Turkey’s Ali Bahcetepe smashed② his own record for most concrete blocks broken by hand in one minute. This time, Bahcetepe broke 1,134 concrete blocks.
At least 314,588 kids from schools and clubs all over the world set an international record for sport stacking, which involves stacking plastic cups on top of each other. Students from high school all the way down to kindergarten participated in the event.
Coming in at 10.6 inches, 6-year-old Masato Kajiwara’s structure in Tokyo, Japan, broke the record for Tallest Tower of Paper Cups Built in 30 Seconds.