Dedications and Collections
Dedications and collections are some of the sections found in the Guinness World Records book. This section is about all the people that have dedicated part of their life to achieve a large collection of one simple object or people that have dedicated their life to perform an odd action perfectly.
Four outstanding performances:
- Most straws stuffed in the mouth (hands off)
- Most costume change illusions in one minute
- Farthest tightrope walk in high heels
- Longest duration balancing on four fingers
Two great collections:
- Largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia
- Largest collection of hamburger related items
Dedications /dedikāshən/ A devoting or setting aside for a particular purpose
Collections /kəlekshən/ The act or process of collecting
Achieve /əchēv/ To carry out successfully
Large /lärj/ Dealing in great numbers or quantities
Perform /pərfȯrm/ To carry out an action or pattern of behavior
Odd /äd/ Differing markedly from the usual, ordinary, or accepted
Perfectly /pərfiktlē/ In a perfect manner
Outstanding /au̇tstandiŋ/ Marked by eminence and distinction
Straws /strȯ/ A tube (as of paper, plastic, or glass) for sucking up a beverage
Stuffed /stəf/ To fill to satiety
Hands off /handzof/ With no hands
Costume /kästüm/ An outfit worn to create the appearance characteristic of a particular period, person, place, or thing
Illusions /ilüzhən/ Perception of something objectively existing in such a way as to cause misinterpretation of its actual nature
Tightrope /tītrōp/ A rope or wire stretched taut for acrobats to perform on
High heels /haiheelz/ Shoes with high heels
Longest /lȯŋgəst/ Having greater length than usual
Memorabilia /memərəbilēə/ Things that stir recollection or are valued or collected for their association with a particular field or interest
Hamburger /hambərgər/ A sandwich consisting of a patty of hamburger in a split typically round bun
Item /ītəm/ An object of attention, concern, or interest
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