Gotta Watch: Massive world records
145 water skiiers attempt to break a world record in Australia.
January 31st, 2012
10:54 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Massive world records

There's something captivating about an attempt to break a previously set world record. We've looked before at Guinness World record holders with some of the most unique talents. A recent video of 145 water skiers pulled by one boat got us thinking, what about other records set by large groups of people?

145 skiers pulled by one boat - We've seen water-skiing pyramids, we've seen water-skiing Santas and we've even seen a water-skiing squirrel. Yawn. How about 145 water skiers pulled by one boat? The previous world record of 114 was shattered by what started out as 154 skiers (Nine fell. They're ok) in Australia. The record is still being confirmed by officials, but the video is impressive, nonetheless.

100 skydivers attempt to break record - It's pretty amazing to see professional skydivers link up to create formations thousands of feet in the air. But these thrill-seekers take it to another level by attempting to break the previous world record with 100 skydivers from 16 different countries. Were they successful at getting all jumpers linked up at once? Watch and find out!

Drummers go for world record - Hundreds of drummers got together in Seattle last November to keep the beat with even more musicians over the internet. It might get loud so put in your earplugs and get ready rock!

Cadets hope to break dodgeball record - In the movie "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story," Rip Torn said, "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball."  These 4,000 Air Force cadets weren't throwing tools, but they did throw 1,000 balls at each other in an attempt to break a previous world record.

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  1. World's most massive candidate

    @5'10", 240 lbs., Newty Gingrich is "overly obese". Is this the kind of image you want the world to have of America?

    January 31, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • you already said that

      you already said that

      January 31, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. It bears repeating

    It bears repeating. (double jowels)

    January 31, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Let's talk about his colon now...

    ...or let's not and say we did.

    January 31, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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