Ben Shires, Al Jackson and Haruka Kuroda once again travel the world to find the greatest official world record attempts, and world record holders out there.
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# This is the world of records Officially...
# Biggest shoe, weirdest face Fastest loo
# Tightest race, longest snake Smallest van, hideous cake
# Tallest man Longest ears on a dog
# Most poisonous frog
-# And a woman with a beard!
# Officially, officially Officially
# Officially amazing! #
Hello, I'm Ben Shires
and this is Officially Amazing, where our mission is to cram
the next 30 minutes with as many world records,
world record holders and world record attempts as we possibly can.
In this series, we search the planet for the longest...
and weirdest records imaginable.
Coming up in today's show - some rather splendid
and official Guinness World Records, including...
I get to play in one of the most epic football matches of all time
in a game hoping to contain the most participants ever.
Never have the words "don't try this at home"
been as important as they are today, as the Space Cowboy attempts
a chainsaw juggling record.
Al visits this goat, but why? Because it can ride a skateboard.
And we see something that is going to start
appearing on everyone's birthday list this year. Haruka gets
a go on the world's smallest manned helicopter.
But first, let's head to North Germany to meet a man who is
keen to LEAP into the record books.
This is gymnast and basketballer Thilo Schwarck
and he has combined those two skills to set the Guinness World Record
for the furthest basketball dunk from a trampoline,
which currently stands at a staggering distance of 7.75 metres.
Today, he is hoping to beat his own record.
I think it is time for me to go and say, "Guten tag, Thilo!"
-Guten tag, Thilo.
This is an incredibly difficult thing to do.
First you have to get as much height as possible on the trampoline
without losing your balance.
You then launch yourself towards the basket, ensuring you have
both the distance and the height needed to stay above the hoop.
Then you are ready for the final test - to slam dunk like a pro.
A slam dunk is achieved when a player jumps in the air
and manually powers the ball downward through the basket
with one or both hands over the rim.
Not only is Thilo highly trained,
but he is also in a gym with all the correct safety equipment.
This is not something to attempt in your back garden.
Get it all wrong and it could be you in the hoop and not the ball. Ouch!
Now this record is not all about the slam dunk.
You have to be pretty fit to attempt this kind of thing.
Let's take a look at Thilo as he gets himself warmed up.
Thilo is an incredible gymnast.
These skills will hopefully help him
do a slam dunk longer than the current 7.75 metre record.
That is like him jumping over four of me
lying down with my hair at full quiff.
Thankfully he is not using me as a crash mat though.
He is using crash mats.
Unfortunately for me, I forgot my PE kit
and so I had to wear the only thing they had left.
At least Thilo is laughing.
Look, Thilo, I want you to teach me
some moves on this to bring up my credibility. I need to look cool.
-Yeah, we can do that.
For example, I could teach you a backflip.
OK, that sounds good.
That looks easy enough. My turn. Here we go. Up, two, three, four!
Almost. Almost there. This time. No, not this time. Or that one.
No, it is not remotely easy.
Enough of me being an idiot, over to the professional.
He has been warming up at this shorter distance
but now it is time to get serious.
Look at the concentration as he visualises the process.
Will Thilo be able to beat his own record
and slam dunk further than before? We will be back later to find out.
For now, it is over to the other side of the globe
and Al... Al! Al, you are facing the wrong way!
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Happie.
Happie is a three-year-old Nigerian dwarf cross -
that is a breed by the way. She is not angry.
But wait. Watch out, Happie!
Someone has left a skateboard in your way!
I mean, YES!
That's right, Happie is a skateboarding goat.
She entered the World Record Hall of Fame in March 2012 after
managing to skateboard a staggering 36 metres.
And here is the moment she set that Guinness World Record.
Of course, skateboarding is not that difficult to master.
# Help the aged... #
OK, it is.
I think we should find out more about this goatie phenomenon
on from Happie's owner... # Melody! #
How does a goat end up on a skateboard?
Just walk me through that.
So, one day I was riding my bike and she kept trying to jump on,
so I gave her a skateboard to play with and eventually,
she was playing around with it and she figured out how to skateboard.
It is one thing to get her on the skateboard
and get a little momentum, but how do you keep her on for so long?
In the beginning she would have a running head start
and jump on, which will give it momentum to keep going,
but after some more training, she figured out to take one hoof off
or even two hooves off to actually push a little bit,
-jump back on and keep going.
-So this goat understands momentum?
So, I hear you saying in your cute little British accents,
"What is the challenge going to be, Al?"
-So what IS the challenge going to be, Al?
I might not have been hot on the board before,
but that is not the case any more.
I have been practising, day and night, night and day, no sleep...
Well, I haven't been practising, not prac...
Well, I haven't done anything, but in my mind I am prepared.
You'd better be, Al.
Eight wheels, six legs, two species -
but there can only be one winner in this 50 metre flat race,
and it is probably Happie.
It is not a record attempt,
more a silly excuse to find out just how good this goat is.
If Happie wins, I feed her her grains.
When I win, I get a chocolate bar. Happie doesn't stand a chance.
-Are you guys ready for man versus goat?
We have never been readier. Let the skateboarding commence.
And they are off.
One simple domesticated creature against a goat.
Happie is going to be hard to bleat, I mean beat.
What is this? Looks like Melody is encouraging Happie with snacks.
She is goading the goat.
Can't help thinking that might work with Al too.
Yes, he is now looking to chase down that snack for himself. Oh, dear.
Would you look at that. Disaster for Jackson. He has gone off road.
I've had it.
To be honest, the goat never looked in doubt.
-Happie has made Al sad, and won the challenge.
-OK, the goat won.
I still am bad at skateboarding. Happie, enjoy. Take it easy on me.
-To the victor goes the spoils.
-Unlucky there, Al, but take heart -
maybe in the future you will get to beat a worm at skiing or something.
Well, one thing is for sure, I will not be trying this.
This is Chinese stunt driver Li Yatao.
The question is, what Guinness World Record is he about to attempt?
If it is the last one, I would love a double cheeseburger, fries,
oh, and a load of napkins because I am a surprisingly messy eater.
Anyway, the answer is...
Oh, yeah. He is going to attempt the world's biggest car loop.
It is 12.87 metres high, 3.68 metres wide
and weighs in at 33,000 kilograms. That is a whole lot of steel.
This stunt is terrifically dangerous.
The car is not going to be held on like your average rollercoaster,
so if Li goes to slowly, he could fall of the loop and be crushed!
So, no fear but he does have a sense of humour.
Before attempting the stunt, Li and the presenter trick
the crowd by pretending she is going to take part in it.
And that screaming is not me, it is
the sound of a presenter who is no longer finding this joke funny.
Li, meanwhile, is having a right laugh
and stops only at the last possible moment.
Time now for the actual record attempt.
So while the presenter goes off to change her overalls,
Li cleans up the passenger seat and they are good to go.
It is no laughing matter now. Here he goes.
Remember, if he is not fast enough the car will simply not
get around the loop and will fall off.
Officially, wow! That is a loop the loop in a real car!
12.87 metres off the ground. Not too shabby.
Now from officially loopy back to officially hoopy.
Officially Dunked Part Two.
Welcome back to Germany where in just a few short moments,
this man, Thilo Schwarck, will be attempting to break his own
record for the longest slam dunk from a trampoline.
It currently stands at a distance of 7.75 metres
and the crowd could not believe their eyes.
But remember, this is a dangerous one.
If Thilo misses or lands awkwardly, he could put himself in real
danger of injury so, please, keep your fingers crossed at home.
This is a fantastically challenging thing to do
and requires hours of training.
But just before Thilo goes for his attempt,
he has agreed to teach me at a shorter distance.
And, natural born sportsman that I am,
I literally jumped at the chance to have a go.
And if necessary another go.
Hang on, just one more.
One more. Come on, Ben! I'm in it this time. Oh, hang on!
Come on! Enough about me.
Back to the record attempt.
An official adjudicator has set the new distance at 7.8 metres.
All Thilo has to do is get it in.
OK, this is the moment we have all been waiting for.
Thilo is over there. So, Thilo, in your own time,
if you're ready to go. We are all rooting for you.
Thilo can use the full length of the trampoline to get more power
and travel further.
Remember, he is trying to beat the current record
set at an extraordinary distance of 7.75 metres.
It is not going to be easy to beat.
Oh! Oh, he was way off there.
He needs to get a lot more distance
if he's going to break any records today.
He clearly needs to up his game
and he needs more power off that trampoline.
Oh! Oh, it is another fail.
He just didn't have enough power and he was still short of the target.
Maybe it is just too far.
Here he goes again. Come on, Thilo! We are all behind you.
He did it!
Thilo flew an incredible 7.8 metres beating his previous world record
by just five centimetres.
You are a slam-dunking record breaker.
It is an official Guinness World Record, so let's take this
opportunity to enjoy another look at Thilo's skills in action.
Right. After all that bouncing about,
let's chill out on a beach for a bit with a load of record-breaking dogs.
# It's the canine calypso Put your paws in the air
# It's the canine calypso Doggy record breakers, yeah
# They call me Striker and I'm a truly talented hound
# I hold the record for the fastest time to wind a car window down
# I set that record in 2004
# Took 12 seconds to wind it down with my nose and a paw
# I'm Anastasia and my world record goes with more of a bang
# You might need to cover your ears when I get up and do my thing
# I am the fastest dog to pop 100 balloons
# Under 45 seconds and they've all gone boom!
# It's the canine calypso
# Wag your tail like you just don't care
# For these prodigious peculiar pooches
# Doggy record breakers, yeah
# My name is Big Splash and I'm a valuable hound
# I was purchased for £945,000
# My owner is a Chinese multimillionaire
# And I'm the most expensive dog ever, so there!
# Well, they say money can't buy you love and we would agree
# We were married in the largest dog wedding ceremony
# 178 couples tied the knot
# At the bow wow vows Now that is a lot
# It's the canine calypso put your paws in the air
# It's the canine calypso They are record breakers, yeah. #
Dogs in limos?! Whatever next.
This is Chayne Hultgren, also known as the Space Cowboy.
A unique performer who holds countless Guinness World Records,
mostly for really dangerous stuff.
So far we have seen him
narrowly miss a world record, not to mention my nose.
He has also tasted victory when he juggled
and ate three apples, setting a new world record in the process,
but today sees him take on juggling of a much more terrifying kind.
Did you hear the one about the sick juggler?
He could not stop throwing up.
Oh, guys! Don't... You have ruined it!
OK. So, I can't juggle but the Space Cowboy sure can and today,
he is going to be juggling with one of these.
Yes, it is a chainsaw. It is for cutting stuff.
Admittedly not normally tin cans and certainly not normally for juggling.
This one has been specially adapted
so even if you do have one at home, do not throw it about.
That would be stupid.
The Space Cowboy, however, is a professional
and so today, he will try to set a new Guinness World Record for the
most consecutive juggling catches with a chainsaw and two balls.
Here are the rules.
He must throw and catch the chain saw and two balls in turn.
If he drops either the chainsaw or the balls, it is game over.
And he needs to catch the chainsaw over 50 times to set
a brand-new record. Here we go.
-Space Cowboy, are you ready?
-I am ready.
-Then start her up. All right.
On my count, three, two, one. Go!
That is one catch, two. He is off to a strong start
and strength is important.
This challenge is not just dangerous, it is exhausting.
That chainsaw weighs over 2.2 kilograms.
There is the adjudicator, Craig, counting the catches.
It is incredible. Strength, stamina and concentration are key here.
Catching and throwing that heavy chainsaw takes much more
effort than those balls. Remember, the chainsaw is still running.
Catch the wrong end and he will not be juggling again in a hurry.
After three minutes of constant juggling, he is beginning to tire.
There is no time limit on this.
It is all down to how long he can keep going.
I am getting tired just watching it.
Tired arms and a lapse in concentration could lead to
a very nasty accident.
That is it! He has done all he can, but was it enough?
We know he juggled for over three minutes,
but did he manage to beat 50 catches? Let's find out.
Craig, did he do it?
Did he get 50 consecutive chainsaw catches in a row?
Incredibly, Chayne did 117. It is a brand-new Guinness World Record.
So, that is an incredible 117 consecutive juggling catches
with a chainsaw, making the Space Cowboy a cut above the rest
and officially amazing.
Now, here is Haruka in Japan.
I am here in Matsumoto City to see a unique World Record that looks
just like something straight out of a James Bond film.
This the GEN-H4, which holds the World Record for the
smallest manned helicopter.
It only weighs 70 kilograms, that is about the same size as little Ben.
It was invented by this man, Gen Yanagisawa, who came up with the idea
when he was a young boy.
-I was about five years old.
I wanted to make my dream of going on a magic carpet ride come true,
so I made this machine.
I started the design. It took five years to actually build it.
So Gen thought of a magic carpet.
Added rotor blades, added a steering device,
added a fuel system,
then got rid of the hopeless old rug he started with.
And his vision was complete!
It can fly at about 30 miles an hour and a single tank of fuel will
keep it in the air for about an hour, slightly less than a magic carpet.
I have been told that I can even try the helicopter myself,
although it is a dangerous thing to fly,
so first, I need a couple of lessons on this amazing flight
simulator at the helicopter's headquarters.
Oh, It is tricky! Oh, no! Ah!
If you do get off the ground, it is sensitive
-and hard to control, just like Ben Shires.
-Oi, I heard that!
Told you he was sensitive. Anyway, not a bad landing.
So I am ready for the real thing?
-A little bit more practice and you will be good.
Well, here it goes. Safety helmet on.
Engines started. Time to hit the skies. Just one more check.
Is the erm, helicopter harnessed to the ground? Yeah, that is right.
They're not going to let me fly for real after just half an hour
on a simulator. It is far too precious.
Even so, I am going to have a little go. Wow!
Although the guys next to me are kind of higher up than I am,
I still get the sense of flying this amazing machine.
It is a lot harder than you think.
It is so difficult to keep it straight and as soon
as your feet go off the ground, it is really scary but a lot of fun.
Of course, if you are qualified, you can take it a bit higher.
So you think that everybody will be flying these things in the future?
-Oh, definitely. It could be used to like a scooter.
I cannot wait to see if these catch on,
but we are all going to need a lot of practice if they do.
Now it is over to Ben.
This is the training ground of Sheffield United in South Yorkshire
and we are here to try and break a Guinness World Record.
Take your average 90-minute football match and throw it out
the window, because this one is going to last for 24 hours.
It is the record attempt for the most players in a five-a-side
exhibition match and even better for me, I am going to join in.
While they practise with the balls, I am going to lay down the rules.
Two teams, red and blue, must play one another for a 24-hour duration.
During the game, new players can be substituted onto either team.
Every player must remain on the pitch for at least ten minutes
and must touch the ball at least once. Happy with the rules, guys?
Good. OK. So they are about to kick off and remember,
they have to play for 24 hours and get more than 441 people to play.
And they are off. Start the clock.
Oh! A whizzer.
That is only the first substitute with just ten minutes gone
and a whopping 1,430 minutes remaining.
It can only mean one thing - a lovely sped-up montage.
I am not on until tomorrow, so I still have got ages to wait
and I have a feeling those bibs are going to get pretty
smelly by the end of the record attempt. Urgh!
-Do you think we are ever going to get a game?
The score is getting bigger and bigger.
My time to shine will come but not until the morning.
Meanwhile, the play continues all night long.
The next day arrives
and it will not be too long before I get on the pitch.
This is the point where I like to psych out my opponents
with my infamously terrifying warm-up manoeuvres.
-Oh, yeah. They look really scared, Ben.
-Yeah, thanks, Al(!)
Oh, what are you wearing?
This is the same Leeds United kit my grandad
wore as a professional footballer in the 1950s.
Remember, it is the most players playing continuously in a
five-a-side football exhibition match.
We have been going for about 18 hours and these are the scores.
The Blues are beating the Reds by 241 to 220, that is
over 460 goals in 18 hours. That is around 25 goals an hour.
If only all football was this exciting.
-I really want to get on the pitch now.
-Number seven, Ben Shires.
Right, looks like I am up. Here we go.
While I concentrate on playing for the Blue team, it is
-over to Al to commentate.
-and welcome to this fine game of soccer.
-It is called football.
Let's see some of Ben's finest moves.
Remember, all he has to do is touch the ball once.
Well, we have got the Riverdance move.
I have never seen that outside of a theatre before.
I did not know that falling over was such an integral part of soccer.
I mean, nobody even touched you!
-Do you ever actually get anywhere near the ball?
-Yes! There, see that?
-Wow! That is incredible. You actually touched the soccer ball.
I always thought it was about getting the ball in the net
but, in fact, I now realise it is more about dancing and falling over.
-Number seven, Ben Shires.
-Thanks, Al(!) I will take over from here.
You get back to your skateboard practice.
As former Premier League star Robbie Savage joins the party,
this incredible, gruelling attempt reaches its final stages.
Have enough players been substituted?
Have they all made the required contact with the ball?
Have we broken the record?
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
They think it is all over, it is now.
All that remains is to see whether we have broken the record.
Official adjudicator Annabel is checking over her information.
I am happy to announce that we do actually have a new Guinness
-That is it!
-464 participants over the last 24 hours.
24 hours later, it has all been worth it. It is a new World Record.
That is officially amazing. What an epic way to end proceedings!
See you next time for more officially amazing stuff like this.
# Well, Ben had a go with the five- a-side and he was really, really bad
# But they still got the record for most players one match has ever had
# Thilo jumped real high He's a record-breaking slam dunk guy
# Space Cowboy is a juggling machine
# The craziest record I've ever seen
# And Happie the goat was speedy on a skateboard!
# It is all officially amazing! #
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