The core philosophy of Corey Henderson and Dan Rollman's book,The RecordSetter Book of World Records
, is that everyone can be the world's best at something -- even if it is something ridiculous. They'll sign their booktonight at the Tattered Cover LoDo and tomorrow at the Boulder Bookstore
. In addition to the signing, the audience can also help set records on the spot. In Denver, they'll attempt to set the record for the largest group to dance the Macarena in a bookstore, and in Boulder, the most people to eat peanut butter cups at one time. In advance of their visit, we took a loot at the top ten records set by people in Colorado.10. Tallest Poker Chip SculptureThe RecordSetter:
Robert "Death" of ArvadaThe Record:
Without the use of any adhesives, this Arvada guy built a poker chip sculpture that stands 200 chips high.
9. Most Facebook Friends The RecordSetter: Jonah Werner of Boulder The Record: Since the limit for number of Facebook friends is 5,000, it's pretty amazing that Werner somehow managed to get 5,003. While this is impressive in the Internet world, ultimately, it's kind of a bummer: A Cornell study found that people with more friends on Facebook tend to have less in real life.8. Most Pokemon Characters Named In 30 SecondsThe RecordSetter:
Ben Kula of Estes ParkThe Record:
It's great that there's a place where people can be honored for naming 43 Pokemon characters by memory in thirty seconds. And that's exactly what Kula does.7. Most Questions Asked During a Single Drive-Thru visitThe RecordSetter:
Steve Fester of DenverThe Record:
Fester drives a poor McDonald's worker crazy by asking 33 questions through the intercom at the drive-thru window, ending up only purchasing a small coffee for $1.04.6. Most Times To Pass Pillow With Feet By Four People In One MinuteThe RecordSetters:
Neal, Jon, Connor, and Kaleb Babcock of Fort CollinsThe Record:
These two sets of brothers set this obscure record by passing a pillow around with their feet 11 times in one minute.5. Fastest Time To Direct 20 Insults At A Fire HydrantThe RecordSetter:
Sierra Dwyer of Fort CollinsThe Record:
Dwyer directs 20 longer than one-word insults at a fire hydrant in 15.49 seconds, one of which is "You don't have a Facebook page."4. Most Consecutive Push-Ups On Top Of The Continental DivideThe RecordSetter:
Chris Sacca of Pagosa SpringsThe Record:
It's hard to just eek out one push up, let alone the 25 Sacca does with his body straddling both the east and west sides of the Continental Divide.3. Most 133 BPM Vinyl Mixes In One HourThe RecordSetter:
Nathaniel Lemieux of Colorado SpringsThe Record:
DJ Natural Nate mixes 86 different tracks together by hand, all maintaining 132-135 BPM.2. Largest Group Piggy-Back Hug The RecordSetter:
Jeffrey Tomlinson of Denver and 64 othersThe Record:
This sweet record has 32 pairs of people engage in a the largest group piggy back hug. Aww!1. Fastest Guitar PlayerThe RecordSetter:
John Taylor of Arvada
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Taylor impressively plays "Flight of the Bumblebee" at 600 BPM, beating his previous record of 420 BPM. Watch the video. It's pretty amazing.