World-record buffs create online database to rival Guinness Book of Records

June 18th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Jun 18 (ANI): A group of world-record buffs have created a new online database that allows users to dream up their own outlandish categories, and post videos of their feats.

The Universal Record Database created by Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson gives everyone the chance to discover the “world record holder in them”.

“The whole dream is that everybody has a world record in them,” the New York Daily News quoted Rollman, president and co-founder of the Brooklyn-based Universal Record Database, as saying.

Rollman, 35, who worked in advertising, has a life-long fascination with world records, even trying in his 20s to eat the most ravioli.

At the annual Burning Man event in Nevada in 2004, Rollman and friends launched their own record book, a less bureaucratic and more whimsical version of the one made famous by Guinness.

Rollman and co-founder Henderson then spent months in an office creating a Web site that would allow folks from around the globe to upload videos and evidence of their exploits.

Since the site went live last fall, more than 1,000 feats have been documented-ranging from the most binder clips on a face (31) to the longest toenail (seven-eighths of an inch) to the most whoopee cushions sat on without smiling or laughing (16).

Several record-breaking hopefuls from the site will make their second appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on June 26, according to Rollman, himself a record holder for placing 60 bananas down his pants.

The Universal Record Database is located at (ANI)

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