The site is called the Universal Record Database and it is a collection of user generated and very unofficial world records. Anyone can go on the site and create their own world record. As proof they simply add an image or a video of themselves creating the record.
Here's a few examples:
Most People Simultaneously Drinking Out Of A Pineapple
The widest tongue
Most Handshakes Elicted From A Dog In 30 Seconds
Most Women Named Wendy To Eat At A Wendy's
There are lots of ways to use the Universal Record Database with students.
- Show them some images and videos and see if they can guess what the record was.
- Tell them the type of record and see if the can guess the number or amount (e.g. how wide is the widest tongue)
- Get students to think of their own crazy records and create a picture or video to upload to the site.
- Create your own class records and try to get each students to have a record.
- Get students to try to break one of the records from the site.
- Get students to find their favourite record on the site or the one they think is funniest and share it with the class, or blog about it.
Anyway, here's my favourite record, Tallest Tower Of Humans Wearing One Sock Each, Brushing Teeth And Listening To 'Thriller'.
I hope you find this useful and have a lot of fun with your students.
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