Guinness World Records

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

Vocabulary:

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 /lȯŋ​gəst/ 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

Sources:

https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records/showcase/dedication-and-collections

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