Guinness World Records Day celebrated Thursday

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Thursday marks Guinness World Records Day, a global celebration of record-breaking accomplishments.

GWR Day was launched in 2004 to recognize when Guinness World Records became the world's bestselling copyright book.

Fourteen years later, around 600,000 people put their skills to the test in incredible feats to honor GWR Day.

People from China and Japan have already broke several records for this year's GWR Day. These records include:

-The largest LEGO brick ring sundial (supported) - 9 feet 6 inches diameter and 2 feet 7 inches in thickness achieved by Playable Design
-The longest distance to stretch home-made slime in 30 seconds (team of 8) -13.78 meters achieved by BomBom TV
-The fastest time to wrap a person in cling film/plastic wrap - 1 min 59.71 seconds achieved by Dekakin

The U.S. plans to chase several records on GWR Day, including:

-Most party poppers popped in 30 seconds (team of two, twist cap)
-Tallest stack of doughnuts in one minute
-Most drinks with a ring pull opened in one minute

For more information on Guinness World Records being attempted and previous feats, visit the Guinness World Records website. ​