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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Guinness World Records Day

I saw a guy on TV carve 48 Jack-o'-lanterns in an hour in an attempt to set a new world's record (the old record was 42), and not long ago on the same show there was a woman who crochets and knits really fast (crocheted a sweater in an 2 hours) and has set world records. These are individuals are shown between the shows feature segments. The show is ESPN's coldpizza which I think is rather entertaining and informative that does some quirky things form time to time geared to get the viewers attention. Well they got me thinking about world records and darts.

My first stop was Guinness World Records and I searched the word darts.... results were something about a Poison Dart Frog, Highest Ski Base Jump on Fillm and this guy:

Oldest Competitive Dominoes Player
Alf Hill,
born in 1908, is the world's oldest competitive dominoes player. He plays for the Jolly Carter pub team and has been a member of the Lowton and District Darts and Dominoes League, for over 25 years. Alf is a retired miner.
Guinness Site

Hardly what I had hoped for.

I then thought “would setting a darts related world record of some sort help promote the sport?” I mean really the average American loves world records they might pay more attention to the sport of darts if there was a darts related World Record. So then I thought it would be interesting to see how to go about getting a World Record recognized. So I looked further into the Guinness World Records site and found this:

Planning on breaking a record? Think you've got what it takes to become a record breaker? Hold that thought, why not join in on the biggest record breaking event of all time and attempt to smash a record on Wednesday 9th November - the first ever official Guinness World Records Day.

Hmmm.... could this be a message to dart players......
Should there be darts record of some type in the Guinness World Records Book?
What should the record be?
Most 180's in an hour?
Most low darts games of 501 in 8 hours?
Most double 1's in an hour?
All of the darts players around the world throw three darts at the bull at exactly
1200hrs GMT on November 9th and then post how many bulls they hit on a special website?
Well the ideas maybe endless.....
What do you think?
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