The newest outlet for the quest for Internet quasi-fame has arrived. URDB allows anyone to set any record they want as long as it complies with the Rules. Kinda like the Guinness Book of World Records only “cooler,” and more social.
Here are some of the best records, along with a list of things URDB is doing right…
First, here are a few things they’re doing right:
- anyone can comment (even allow video responses)
- anyone can submit (having an account is optional)
- rules can be edited by the community
- users can rate records
- wiki-linking within text
- simple, good design, easy usability
- fun, attractive, simple idea
And here are some of our favorites:
David Lee Roth fan Ryan Moulian paid homage to the rock legend by completing 83 Panama kicks in one minute, a new universal record.
This feat was performed on August 29, 2008 at the Burning Man festival in Black Rock City, Nevada. Witnesses Dan Rollman and Steve Payonzeck were on hand to time, count, and document the achievement.
Daredevil Todd Lamb sets a new world record by looking at 25 images of fish sandwiches in just one minute. The images were held and dropped by Opus Moreschi in a manner similar to Bob Dylan’s ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ video. Lamb said “fish” each time he saw a new photo.
This legendary performance took place on November 24, 2008 at the World Record Appreciation Society’s first-ever event. It took place at Asia Roma, a karaoke bar in New York City. Event organizers Corey Henderson and Dan Rollman were on hand to witness and document the record.