It's weird how I have completed so many things, planning on updating this blog for so long, and just never taking the time to do it. Here's my attempt at it though. Over the next few days, you will see a few more updates.

-Daniel, December 12, 2012


Monday, May 7, 2007

BYD #16: Get into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Okey, so this one might be my own interpretation of the task, but I think it's a valid one! Here's what it says in the book, as an example how to break a record: "Get lost in a crowd. The largest gathering of Santas stands at 3,618 people in Taipei, Taiwan". So that should mean you're allowed to complete a team performance, right?

The day before yesterday, on Saturday the 5th of May, ICA (Wikipedia: a Swedish corporate group in the retail business) celebrated 90 years in business by giving out cake, coffee, saft (I was told the translation is -ade) and cookies... And by holding a World Record attempt at blowing most balloons in an hour for a large group. And we were told that should it become a new world record, it will end up in the Guinness Book of World Records 2008! In most ICA stores all over Sweden, people could sign up to participate. Me and my friend Caroline, who also owns a copy of Before You Die, figured "Hey! We should join so that we can complete this item!"

ICA.se screen shot snippet

So we did. And today they announced it's a new record! In the store we were in, ICA Mariehem in Umeå, there were a total of 1,414 balloons blown up. And in ICA stores all over Sweden, a total of 531,061 balloons were blown up! Yeah! But please, if you work in a Walmart or something, DON'T organize a balloon blowing event. At leat not until this record has been published in the book! :P


tea said...

i'm so irritated i couldn't be there too cause now i don't know when i'll get this world record thingy done... But yeah, river rafting was so much fun i can't really regret going there instead ;)

Hope to see yuo soon Tanne, like your blog!

oskyldig said...

Congratulations; at least this time you posted photographic evidence.

Good boy.

Lelle said...

Blev ni yra? :)

Design Monkey said...

Hi Daniel

The silliest Records are always the best!, as you know from my blog I got into the Record books by knocking coconuts together whilst singing always look on the 'bright side of life' in trafalgar square with 5,000 other idiots!

Congrats on the site too, I think you've taken on the books on with gusto - keep up the good 'work'! I'll add your site to the YOUR BLOGS page on the 101 Site as an inspiration for others

All the Best, Richard Horne

PS. I'm glad to see the origami crane instructions work!

dafni said...

wow! you are really persuaded to finish all the tasks of the book!
I think is pretty amazing! And I sure you have lot's of fun!
Dafni :)

dafni said...

*(I am sure you have lot's of fun)