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Just How Badly Do Some People Want To Get Into The Guinness Book?

One record-setter sent a text message while spinning on his head for nearly a minute.

If records are made to be broken, now is the time: It's Guinness World Records Day.

2015 marks the 11th year of the event, which annually takes place during the second week of November.

Guinness World Records officials estimate that 650,000 people are attempting to earn their way into the record books this year.

But not all record breakers are human. Otto the Skateboarding Bulldog set a record in Lima, Peru, for "longest human tunnel travelled through by a dog skateboarder."

Otto doggedly rode through the legs of 30 people on his roll to glory. 

Meanwhile, Japan's Kenichi Ito scampered into the record books by reclaiming his record for the "fastest 100 meter running on all fours" (by a human).

Ito shaved 0.15 seconds off his previous record of 15.86 seconds for a new mark of 15.71 seconds.

The Harlem Globetrotters may have scored an unofficial record for "sports that set the most world records in one day."

Globetrotter players established seven new Guinness World Records titles at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, including "farthest kneeling basketball shot made backwards" (60 feet, 7.5 inches), "longest basketball shot made blindfolded" (69 feet, 6 inches) and "farthest blindfold basketball hook shot" (50 feet, 3.5 inches).

But while records are made to be broken, some might make you wonder why they were attempted in the first place.

Benedikt Mordstein of Freising, Germany, set a record for "fastest time to type a text message on a mobile phone while performing head spins."

Some of the wackiest records set today include the following:

  • Most Hula Hoops Spun Simultaneously
    Bree Kirk-Burnnand of Sydney, Australia, holds the record of most hula hoops spun simultaneously: 181.
    Guinness World Records
    Bree Kirk-Burnnand of Sydney, Australia, holds the record of most hula hoops spun simultaneously: 181.
  • Longest Human Tunnel Travelled By A Dog Skateboader
    Otto the Skateboarding Bulldog set a world record for the longest human tunnel travelled through by a dog skateboarder by rol
    Guinness World Records
    Otto the Skateboarding Bulldog set a world record for the longest human tunnel travelled through by a dog skateboarder by rolling under 30 people in Lima, Peru.
  • Fastest 100 Meters Run On All Fours
    Kenichi Ito holds the world record for fastest 100 meters while running on all fours: 15.71 seconds.
    Guinness World Records
    Kenichi Ito holds the world record for fastest 100 meters while running on all fours: 15.71 seconds.
  • World's Tightest Parallel Park
    Alastair Moffat of Gloucester, UK, achieved the world's tightest parallel park in reverse. He left a gap of only 13.38 inches
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    Alastair Moffat of Gloucester, UK, achieved the world's tightest parallel park in reverse. He left a gap of only 13.38 inches.
  • Largest Lipstick
    The largest lipstick contains 18,399 lipsticks. It was achieved in Hong Kong by Agne Kisonaite and sponsored by WTC More.
    Guinness World Records
    The largest lipstick contains 18,399 lipsticks. It was achieved in Hong Kong by Agne Kisonaite and sponsored by WTC More.
  • Fastest Time To Text While Performing Head Spins
    Benedikt Mordstein of Freising, Germany, is able to type a text message on a mobile phone while performing head spins in 56.6
    Guinness World Records
    Benedikt Mordstein of Freising, Germany, is able to type a text message on a mobile phone while performing head spins in 56.65 seconds.
  • Farthest Kneeling Basketball Shot Made Backwards
    Handles Franklin of the Harlem Globetrotters is able to toss a basketball backward 60 feet, 7.5 inches -- while on his knees.
    Guinness World Records
    Handles Franklin of the Harlem Globetrotters is able to toss a basketball backward 60 feet, 7.5 inches -- while on his knees.
  • Fastest Tennis Ball Caught
    Anthony Kelly of Sydney, Australia, is able to catch a tennis ball speeding toward him at 119.86 mph.
    Guinness World Records
    Anthony Kelly of Sydney, Australia, is able to catch a tennis ball speeding toward him at 119.86 mph.
  • Farthest Blindfolded Hook Shot
    Big Easy Lofton of the Harlem Globetrotters now holds the Guinness Record for farthest blindfolded basketball hook shot:
    Guinness World Records
    Big Easy Lofton of the Harlem Globetrotters now holds the Guinness Record for farthest blindfolded basketball hook shot: 50 feet, 3.5 inches.
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