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GWR Attempt... Of A Different Kind

Posted: 16 Oct 2016, 20:11
by Tube Geek
Not next Sunday but the Sunday after, I will be attempting to break a Guinness World Record, for the most tennis balls caught blindfolded in a minute. I will be doing it with my Dad, and will upload my video evidence here! I am posting this now as I am away all that week (minus the Sunday), and have a terrible memory!

Re: GWR Attempt... Of A Different Kind

Posted: 16 Oct 2016, 23:19
by palkanetoijala31
and what is the record

Re: GWR Attempt... Of A Different Kind

Posted: 17 Oct 2016, 06:06
by Tube Geek
palkanetoijala31 wrote:and what is the record
Last I knew it was 11

Re: GWR Attempt... Of A Different Kind

Posted: 17 Oct 2016, 09:55
by tubeguru
I did 12 last night.

Sorry.

Re: GWR Attempt... Of A Different Kind

Posted: 17 Oct 2016, 11:53
by Tube Geek
tubeguru wrote:I did 12 last night.

Sorry.
So funny I forgot to laugh

Re: GWR Attempt... Of A Different Kind

Posted: 17 Oct 2016, 16:19
by A Challenge
I thought it would be a unofficial GWR for visiting all stations serived by GWR!

That would be better!

Re: GWR Attempt... Of A Different Kind

Posted: 17 Oct 2016, 16:24
by Tube Geek
A Challenge wrote:I thought it would be a unofficial GWR for visiting all stations serived by GWR!

That would be better!
lol

Re: GWR Attempt... Of A Different Kind

Posted: 17 Oct 2016, 16:37
by greatkingrat
How far away does the thrower have to be?

Re: GWR Attempt... Of A Different Kind

Posted: 17 Oct 2016, 16:40
by Tube Geek
greatkingrat wrote:How far away does the thrower have to be?
Not sure. Probably about 5 meters.

Oh, and i might change it to soft toys caught instead....

Re: GWR Attempt... Of A Different Kind

Posted: 18 Oct 2016, 16:09
by The Orange One
You can't just change a record about tennis balls to one about soft toys, that would be like me getting the GWR for going around all the Tube stations in under 2 hours because I felt like doing the DLR stations instead.

Re: GWR Attempt... Of A Different Kind

Posted: 18 Oct 2016, 16:56
by Tube Geek
The Orange One wrote:You can't just change a record about tennis balls to one about soft toys, that would be like me getting the GWR for going around all the Tube stations in under 2 hours because I felt like doing the DLR stations instead.
But they are separate records:

SOFT TOYS - http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/wor ... eam-of-two

TENNIS BALLS - http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/wor ... lindfolded

Re: GWR Attempt... Of A Different Kind

Posted: 18 Oct 2016, 17:54
by tubeguru
Tube Geek wrote:
The Orange One wrote:You can't just change a record about tennis balls to one about soft toys, that would be like me getting the GWR for going around all the Tube stations in under 2 hours because I felt like doing the DLR stations instead.
But they are separate records:

SOFT TOYS - http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/wor ... eam-of-two

TENNIS BALLS - http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/wor ... lindfolded
This is how ridiculous world records have become now. You can literally invent ANYTHING and get Guinness to ratify it ...

Re: GWR Attempt... Of A Different Kind

Posted: 18 Oct 2016, 18:32
by A Challenge
tubeguru wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:
The Orange One wrote:You can't just change a record about tennis balls to one about soft toys, that would be like me getting the GWR for going around all the Tube stations in under 2 hours because I felt like doing the DLR stations instead.
But they are separate records:

SOFT TOYS - http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/wor ... eam-of-two

TENNIS BALLS - http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/wor ... lindfolded
This is how ridiculous world records have become now. You can literally invent ANYTHING and get Guinness to ratify it ...
Fastest time to visit all but one tube station [people will probably choose Kensington (Olympia)!] on the network for another GWR?

Re: GWR Attempt... Of A Different Kind

Posted: 19 Oct 2016, 10:54
by Steeevooo
tubeguru wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:
The Orange One wrote:You can't just change a record about tennis balls to one about soft toys, that would be like me getting the GWR for going around all the Tube stations in under 2 hours because I felt like doing the DLR stations instead.
But they are separate records:

SOFT TOYS - http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/wor ... eam-of-two

TENNIS BALLS - http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/wor ... lindfolded
This is how ridiculous world records have become now. You can literally invent ANYTHING and get Guinness to ratify it ...
I think that one of my biggest moments of despair in this regard was when I saw this record (which actually made the book) a couple of years ago:

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/wor ... -by-a-goat

Re: GWR Attempt... Of A Different Kind

Posted: 19 Oct 2016, 17:50
by tubeguru
Steeevooo wrote:
tubeguru wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:
The Orange One wrote:You can't just change a record about tennis balls to one about soft toys, that would be like me getting the GWR for going around all the Tube stations in under 2 hours because I felt like doing the DLR stations instead.
But they are separate records:

SOFT TOYS - http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/wor ... eam-of-two

TENNIS BALLS - http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/wor ... lindfolded
This is how ridiculous world records have become now. You can literally invent ANYTHING and get Guinness to ratify it ...
I think that one of my biggest moments of despair in this regard was when I saw this record (which actually made the book) a couple of years ago:

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/wor ... -by-a-goat
Which more or less confirms my theory of earlier. Any old rubbish is a record these days.