Craig with MMS and socks

Do you have what it takes to break a record? Do you think YOU can get your name in the next edition of the Guinness World Records book? 

Can’t wait to showcase your super skills? 

If your answer is yes, then we have officially amazing news for you: the #GWRchallenges are back! 

Three special online challenges will be back for a limited time to allow all our record-holders-to-be to let their talents shine. 

Craig with MMs looking at camera

Two challenges carefully selected from the brand-new Guinness World Records 2024 book will run for a limited time, from 27 October until 1 January 2024:

  • The fastest time to sort 500g of peanut M&Ms
  • Most socks put on one foot in 30 seconds (adult and Under 16 versions)

One last challenge, the fastest time to fold and throw a paper aircraft, will be launched on GWR Day 2024, and it will run from 15 to 16 November. 

Twenty-four hours to hone your abilities and demonstrate your super skills!

Craig and pink socks

What is a #GWRChallenge, you may ask?

It’s a way to test your skills, enjoy yourself, and have a go at attempting a record! 

Like many inspiring stories, it all started during the pandemic. In 2019, when most of us were stuck at home with too much time on our hands, our digital team worked hard to bring record-breaking into everybody’s homes. 

How? With simple, home-friendly, stimulating challenges to have fun and overcome the gloomy boredom of our lockdown days. 

But the online challenges were a success, and we couldn’t wait to bring them back to celebrate the release of Guinness World Records 2024.

So, check out this page for more info and keep an eye on our social media for the videos explaining exactly what you need to do.

The challenges

Fastest time to sort 500g of Peanut M&Ms

Are you crazy about M&Ms? We are too!

In fact, the record for the fastest time to sort 500 g of Peanut M&Ms® was achieved by Andre Ortolf (Germany), who sorted 500g of sweets by colour in an incredible 1 min 19.48 sec.

If you think you can do better, this is your time to shine.

What you will need to have a go at this record:

• 500 g of delicious Peanut M&Ms

• 6 bowls (one for each M&Ms colour)

• A stopwatch

Most socks put on one foot in 30 seconds

The record for most socks put on one foot in 30 seconds is 28 and was achieved in 2017 by Pavol Durdik in Púchov, Slovakia. 

Do you think you can do better? 

If you are a young record holder under 16, don’t worry: apply here for our under-16s version for the record.

What you will need to have a go at this record:

  • As many socks as you can find (no two pairs can be identical: the more colourful, the better)
  • A stopwatch
  • Someone who can film you

Fastest time to fold and throw a paper aircraft

Every year, during GWR Day, we witness an outstanding display of talents. From speedcubers to hula-hoopers, athletes and incredible acrobatic feats, record holders from all over the world get together to prove their super skills and leave us in awe of their talent.

This year, to celebrate a fantastic day of record-breaking, we are inviting EVERYONE to have a go at a very special challenge.

What you will need: 

  • An A4 sheet of paper
  • A stopwatch
  • Your super skills

Craig with megaphone

How to participate?

Have you carefully checked out the guidelines here before you dive into the wonderful world of record-breaking? 

Have you filmed your attempt (without cuts or edits) and now you’re ready to aim for a world record?

Then submit your video either via the Add Yours function on TikTok or using the #GWRChallenge on Instagram, tag us and… good luck! 

Who knows? You might be the next record holder.

Don’t forget that all the records (and many, many more) are in the latest edition of our book: Guinness World Records 2024, out now!

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