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This is the world of records.
-# Longest ears on a dog
-# Most poisonous frog
-# And a woman with a beard
# Officially, officially, officially
# Amazing. #
Welcome to Officially Amazing, the show that brings you
the most explosive record attempts from all over the world.
Today, we're here in sunny California to watch these guys
try and slam dunk their way into the record books.
But before we get to that...
check out what's coming up on the rest of the show.
What do you say, one more?
Thank you, Al. Yes, stay with us and you'll get to see some fantastic
Guinness World Records title attempts including...
MUSIC: Dare by Gorillaz
Our competitive heroes go again as we ask the poetic question,
"Are these guys able to make a dice stack stable?"
Some of your favourite CBBC faces take it in turn to become
the best at PEA-ing in a bucket.
Don't worry, mums and dads, it's not as it seems.
And this lady will try and break a record involving boomerangs.
I can't remember exactly what it is but I'm sure it'll come back to me.
First, though, back to Al in America.
For years, this show has made me look goofy.
Maybe even a little silly.
But not today, cos today it's basketball. It's my game, baby!
Give me that ball.
Watch this. Come on.
Oh, and it's Al Jackson! He is owning the court.
What's that over there? Ha! Nothing.
Nothing can stop the... TWANG!
Who left a life-size cut-out of Ben on the court?
Oh, I've been wondering where I left that.
I give up.
Let's just concentrate on the real reason we're here.
This could be our coolest ever record attempt.
Founded by former Houston Rockets NBA Basketball mascot
Jerry L Burrell,
these acrobatically gifted b-ballers are the dons of dunking.
They're already multi-world-record-holders,
travelling the globe to inspire and entertain.
-I see Acrodunk...
-And it looks cool. And what is it?
A combination of acrobatics and dunking.
Hit off the trampoline, slam dunk the ball, do tumbling, flips,
dance, all that stuff, and make a great amazing routine out of it.
The record they're attempting today is...
Sounds pretty tricky. That's a front flip.
That's the pass off the backboard
and they've got to do that at least 15 times, and then end it with
a dunk within the 30-second time limit to set a new world record.
And, as you can see, even just the dunking part
of this is tricky enough.
Timing has to be impeccable.
If it's not right, not only will it ruin the attempt,
but someone could get hurt.
-How would you feel, like,
-about a little shoot-out before we get started?
It'll be fun. Let's do it.
-Jerry, so we can get this over with quickly, I'm going to go first.
All right, I'll just show you how it's done, you know?
-There we go.
-Let's see what you've got.
MUSIC: I Wish by Skee-Lo
There we go.
Hmm, good start, Al(!)
Just warming up, Ben.
Should I do it with my eyes open or closed, which one?
-I'm going to say you do it with your eyes closed,
-just so I can see what I'm working with.
SCREAMING AND CHEERING
That's an amazing shot!
Al, I think you're a little out of your depth, aren't you?
Oh, you're under my net!
'Oh, man, this is bad.
'My only way out of this is to mess with his mind.'
Let's see what you got.
Just don't miss, that would be really embarrassing.
All over Europe people going to see you lose.
'That's way off. I've gotten inside Jerry's head, psyched him out.
'There's no way, no way on Earth, that ball's go...
'Oh... It's going in, isn't it?'
SCREAMING AND WHOOPING
OK, you definitely beat me.
-Now, let's see you guys get this record, how about that?
-I like that.
That'll put me back in a good mood.
Let's get to the record. Here are the rules.
Only one basketball can be used during the attempt.
They must each do a full front flip before releasing the ball.
The team must end the attempt with a slam dunk
within the 30-second time limit
and the target is 15 passes off the backboard to set a new world record.
J-Skillz has joined me on the sideline,
along with official adjudicator Ben.
Three, two, one. KLAXON BUZZES
So much to get right here. Bounce, flip, pass, land and repeat.
15 the target, this is the first time it's ever been attempted.
Oh, no! Only five passes before it fell apart.
Can they even do this? So close, so close!
What did you see went wrong with that?
Fingertips, man. The ball came off the fingertips.
Upside down, fingertips, it's a little difficult.
But you know your boys. They're ready for another round, right?
-They're always ready for another round, man, always!
A disappointing start for the Acrodunk boys
but they're not giving up without a fight.
While they prepare to go again, Ben,
do you have something equally cool we can check out?
-Well, do you?
-Er, yeah, I think so.
HE YELPS REPEATEDLY
Over the past few years on Officially Amazing
we've seen some true feats of human skill and endurance.
Yes, that was a man pulling a bus with his teeth.
I'm hoping that today will be no exception, which is
why I've come here to CBBC Live in NewcastleGateshead,
where I'm hoping to witness what will be the thrilling highlight
of this series of Officially Amazing, a record like no other!
'And it is...'
What is this? This is rubbish! Guys!
Yeah, not exactly the challenge I'd hoped for.
But the good news is, if you have these items
you can play along at home.
You just move the dried pea from the plate to any container
you like, as long as there's a hole no more than two centimetres big
in the top of it. Simple.
And another simple game to play is spotting all my brilliant
pea puns, so get counting and see if you've got them all at the end.
Come on, Ben Shires moving peas, easy-peasy!
But I'm not alone...
Yes, it's CBBC challenge time...
..to see if they can set a new Guinness World Records title
of 27 peas or more moved in 30 seconds.
Peas, jar, jar, peas, peas, jar.
And, of course, we couldn't have a record attempt
without our competitive legends taking part.
They'll have their go soon enough but it's the turn of me
and my pals in Newcastle first.
Well, they're certainly eager.
-Are you ready?
So eager, they've forgotten the rules.
Got to have one hand behind your back, actually. Sorry, I forgot.
-Yeah. You can't be touching the straw to start off with.
-This is hard!
-And it can't just roll in, it has to be placed in.
In a-one, two, a-one, two, three, peas!
And we're under starters hors d'oeuvres.
Who can get 27 peas or more?
Nice. Slow and steady.
That's how it works.
Ooh, Johnny's missed picking up the pea completely.
Well, that sucks.
But so does having the pea and missing the target.
There's a hole in that if you need it, you know.
This is nice, it's a good rhythm.
'Ow! Go, Bobby!
'If you're trying this at home, rhythm and speed are key.
'Check out Dumping Ground's Leanne - very impressive.
'Kasey's looking on, mesmerised.
'News just in - Ayshah's not going to win this race...'
Really taking her time over every pea.
'..leaving Ricky very little to report on.'
Ooh, Radzi's rushing it!
He's not placing his peas close enough to the hole
He's not as bad as Naomi!
-You've got ten seconds left.
-How'd that happen?
Think your quiff's weighing you down, cocker!
-Time's running out.
-How's he done, cocker?
-He's got 11.
Hooray, you didn't do it! Well done!
All right, let's see you do your worst. Three, two, one, go!
Hey, hey, this is a new shirt, you...
'Think we'll call that zero.
'Dare Devil matched my 11.'
11 peas. I've no idea how that is
in the league table of pea redistribution.
'Well, Dare Devil, there were higher scores...
'..and lower scores.'
You got six. HE LAUGHS
'But is this world record to pea or not to pea?
'Did anyone get 27 peas or more?
'Ooh, it's an epic fail in NewcastleGateshead.'
Oh, I'm so ashamed of myself.
My mum's going to be so disappointed, that's the main thing.
-I'm not going to be able to look her in the eye.
-Cheer up, Johnny.
It's not over yet. Can our competitive superheroes do it?
27 the target. Off they go!
-Come on, you can do it.
'Oh, a strawful start for US Ray.
'Cherry's looking impressive.
'Steve's looking pretty quick.'
He's a machine.
'But Mr Cherry, he's in another league!
'Though we have sped that up a bit, he's ra-PEA-d.
'His technique will have Steve and US Ray pea-green with envy.
'Can they beat the target of 27 peas?'
Sizzle for me, Steve.
'Pea, two, one! They can do no more.
'Well, except watch official adjudicator Anna
'count them and wait.'
It's good, US Ray, but not good enough. Steve...
'He doesn't look pleased.
'So it's all down to Mr Cherry.
'Can our record-breaking big shot beat the target of 27?'
So, Cherry's done it, he's got the record!
And he's far too delighted to high-five me.
I'm a strong straw! Bang, pow-pow!
He's the new cham-PEA-on.
And that was my final pea pun, which brings the total to...
..eight pea puns. I'm a-PEA with that.
Right, without further ado,
let's return to Al in America for something...
Welcome back to sunny California,
where earlier we met the awe-inspiring Acrodunk.
They're hoping to gain a new Guinness World Records title
for the most front flips with a pass off the backboard...
Like this...and ending with a dunk, in 30 seconds.
Their target is 15 flips and passes within the time limit.
Their first attempt only went to prove how tough this challenge is.
But these boys aren't giving up without a fight.
They're back and poised to go again.
Three, two, one.
-That first one down.
Right, there we go.
Incredible! They've hit their rhythm and they're off to a flying start,
That's ten already.
Six more and a clean dunk within the time limit and the record is theirs.
There it goes.
Acrodunk's in the house!
That's a world record right there!
They look confident but only official adjudicator Ben knows the score.
Let's find out officially how you guys did.
So, the minimum requirement for this category was set at 15.
With that attempt,
-you achieved a total of 16.
The boys are delighted!
A stunning attempt and a new world record
but how close were they to their 30-second time limit?
So, with that attempt you were only running for 22 seconds.
-So you do still have some more time.
-We got eight seconds.
-We're going again.
-We'll go one more time.
-We want to break it.
All right. They want to break it. Wow!
They have a new world record but with eight seconds of unused time,
they want to go again in the hope of smashing it.
All right, let's keep that engine going. I'm going to count you guys
from three, two, one.
Acrodunk's next attempt looked great.
They were as fast and efficient as they could be.
And after the final dunk they were certain they'd done enough.
Now that's a record right there!
But official adjudicator Ben did not
look as happy as everyone else.
And I confirm that a total of 21 front flips were performed.
-the slam dunk wasn't completed within the 30 seconds.
If you listen carefully, you can just hear Ben shout "Stop"...
-..before the final dunk.
Unfortunately, it doesn't stand as a new record.
Guys, you look winded.
Do you have energy for one more go? What do you say?
-That's a crazy question!
-All right, all right.
They must be exhausted but these guys have real dedication
and guts, and so they're going again.
I'm going to count you guys in from three...
Their current record is 16 and they're off to a sensational start.
There you go!
This is their fourth attempt today, they must be beyond dizzy!
Focus, fellas, keep going!
Ten seconds left and the boys keep on spinning.
Oh, they need to dunk before the 30 seconds are up.
-Amazing! No mistakes in the passing
and the guys are loving it. But was the dunk within the 30 seconds?
And, if so, have they beaten their own recent record of 16?
That looked unbelievable. Official adjudicator Ben, talk to me.
So, I can confirm that a total of 20 front flips were
made during the attempt and the time at which
the dunk was made
was 28 seconds.
And there you go!
It just goes to prove that if you work hard enough...
..and you want something bad enough, you'll get it.
Acrodunk, you are officially amazing!
Thank you, Al. Right, who's up for a sing-song?
Good! Here's one of our favourite songs about records, karaoke-style,
so you can sing along too. All together now!
Right, whilst I give my voice a rest after all that singing,
-here's Haruka with something...
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, AAAH...!
Today, we're in China to see an amazing world record attempt
for the most rollerblading fluffy-hooded dancers.
This is going to be better than amazing. This...
PHONE RINGS Sorry. Hello? Oh, hello, Ben.
Oh. So, it's actually about boomerangs?
That can only mean one thing - it's Boomerang Girl!
This is Liu Dongdong and today she's going to attempt
the record for...
It's complicated, but this Chinese Ben lookalike will now explain.
I see! The target for the new record was set at seven.
And here's Liu's first attempt.
She got all seven up in the air,
but failed to catch the penultimate boomerang.
So, as you can see, it's not very easy,
but Liu was close and on her next attempt, so impressive!
Liu managed seven comfortably and bagged herself the record.
But that wasn't enough for Liu and she wanted to go again.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
In order to break the record she must put all eight
in the air at the same time and then catch them.
Three, two, one, go!
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
It's a good job I'm counting, as you can hardly see them.
Will she catch them all?
A new Guinness World Record achievement!
Oh, she's off, without her certificate or medal!
Thank goodness for her superpower that allows her to come back.
Now, from repetitiveness we move on to competitiveness.
Earlier on, we witnessed Mr Cherry claim another world record
Now it's time for he, USA Ray
and Sizzling Steve to fight it out again.
Yes, that's right, we've flown Cherry, US Ray and Steve
to a secret record-breaking bunker in the UK to join me, Al and Haruka
and compete once more in a series of record attempts you can try at home.
This can only be...
Last time, Mr Cherry was the first to win in a chopstick jelly-eating
competition and he bagged himself a new world record in the process.
But how will he do in today's record attempt, and what is it?
Aaaggh! it's Officially Competitive time
and today's record is the succinctly titled...
First, to decide the order in which our competitors would
take on the dice-stacking record attempt,
Al, Haruka and I competed in The Plank, a challenge in which
we had to hold our bodies in this position for as long as possible.
Al wimped out first, after just two minutes and two seconds. Pathetic!
You only lasted another 28 seconds.
-Yeah, well, I just wanted to let Haruka win.
-Nice try, boys.
I could have kept going all day, and my victory meant Mr Cherry
got to choose if he went first, second or third in the dice-stacking
record attempt and, wisely, he chose third, so he could
see how many Ray and Steve stacked, and know the number he had to beat.
But before they aim to achieve STACK-isfaction,
we spoke to the competitors to see just how confident they were.
How well do you know the back of your hand?
Like the back of my hand.
He shoots, he scores! Thanks, Steve.
So, while Steve's training involved staring at the back of his hand,
US Ray went for a very different approach.
-Well, I've been working on my ninja skills.
So, blindfolding, not a problem. Stacking dice, not a problem.
-I'm going to use my right hand to stack, left hand to balance.
Stack. Stack. Stack. My way, all the way to the record.
Well, then, let's do it.
US Ray all day, stacking dice! He don't play.
Nice rhyming, Al, but what will Mr Cherry's tactics be?
How are you going to do it?
Well, love, the key is to find a nook on the back of your hand,
like that, and line the dice carefully.
Anyway, it's more about...
dice to meet you...!
Quite! Let's get the rules.
Competitors must use one hand to stack on to the other hand.
They can't rest on the table or their leg or anything else
Only dice that remain stacked for a full five seconds after
the 30 seconds' stacking time has finished will count.
And the record to beat is 11 dice stacked.
US Ray is up first.
CHANTING: US Ray! US Ray! US Ray!
Either they are seriously big dice or Ray's got tiny hands.
Look! Sizzler's using his mind powers.
Well done, Steve!
Ray's got to start again. Not sure what happened there.
Choosing his dice carefully, he's still going for the big ones.
Nervous stacking from Ray here... What? He just stopped stacking.
He seems happy with three, even though the record to beat is 11.
Come on, man!
Stacking time up and official adjudicator Anna
counts the five seconds required for the dice to remain stacked.
And Ray's bagged himself a solid but underwhelming three.
Playing for the win, not the record, perhaps.
I like that you picked a number and you stuck with it.
It's a massive risk, but let's see if his gamble pays off.
Sizzler's up next.
Ever the original, the enigma that is Sizzling Steve
has brought his own dice and his own box.
Yes, Steve has brought his lucky dice with him that he's used in
successful record attempts before,
and a box to put them on so they're higher, which makes them easier
to grab and closer to the stack!
Official adjudicator Anna allows this little bit of tactical genius!
Some people call him cool, I call him as cold as DICE.
On three, two, one, go!
Steve off to a confident start. Cherry watching intently.
Will his tactic of waiting and seeing
what the other two score pay off?
Sizzler stepping up to his special box now,
to be more level with his stack.
Stacking time's up.
He's got to hold that wobbly stack for five seconds.
Ooh, late drama here,
they fell at the last moment.
Will that attempt count?
Well, it certainly puts the pressure on Cherry. Remember, 11 to beat.
Three, two, one, go!
Speedy, confident, yet not without a trembling hand.
That's three, so he's matched US Ray. And one more makes four.
Can he now get more than eight?
Going for a fifth but, oh, he's lost it! He's got to start again.
Sizzler will be pretty happy if Cherry stops before eight.
Cherry is back up to four and he seems happy with that.
He must be hoping Sizzler's attempt was invalid.
-Dice to meet you, to meet you...
How does he even know that reference?
Clearly, no-one got near the target of 11 dice,
so there's no new record today.
Now, it's all about national pride
and getting a point on the board for the win.
Steve badly wants a victory here.
He knows Cherry's four is enough to beat Ray.
Did Steve hold his stack for long enough?
And what about Cherry's Union Jack tights, are they legal?
So, in third place we have US Ray with three.
-Team USA strangely celebrating last place there.
-But today's winner is Steve with eight.
Cherry both shocked and disappointed,
but, yes, Cherry, eight is more than four.
The Sizzler has stacked his way to a sensational victory today,
matched only by his ludicrously over-the-top celebration.
And that is the most exercise he has ever done outside of
record adjudicated conditions.
Right, let's see what that does to the scores.
Cherry's jelly-eating triumph last time,
matched by Steve's dice-stacking victory today,
sees them on a point apiece, with Team USA still to score.
But there's plenty more competitiveness to come.
So join us next time for more Officially Amazing World Records
and world record attempts like these...
Dice to meet you, to meet you... DICE!
# Well, our jaws hit the floor as we finally saw
# Al actually showing some skills But what he did with the ball
# Was nothing at all compared to Acrodunk's high-flying thrills
# Liu Dongdong did her thing and got a record with her boomerangs
# Our competitors tried dice-stacking
# Sizzlin' Steve sent the other two packing
# And Cherry's precisionary power got him a new record
# It's all officially...AMAZING! #
Ben Shires, Al Jackson and Haruka Kuroda witness breathtaking record attempts from around the world.
US host Al Jackson is in California to see if acrobatic basketball wizards Acrodunk can twist, twirl, flip and dunk their way into the record books as they take on an amazing world record.
Ben Shires is in Newcastle to see if a host of CBBC presenters can crack a record for moving peas with a straw - but will the cast of Wolfblood be able to see off the Blue Peter and Newsround teams, or will the Dare Devil use his cunning to snatch the honours?
Haruka has an incredible record from China, where one woman hopes to smash a record for throwing and catching multiple boomerangs.
And our heroes of world record breaking, US Ray, Sizzling Steve and the enigma that is Mr Cherry are together once more in our top secret record-breaking bunker to take each other on in a record you can try at home - all you need are some dice, a blindfold and a steady hand.