Records set across the globe for Guinness World Record Day

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Thousands Set Out To Break Records On 'Guinness World Records Day'


Today, November 13th, marks the tenth annual Guinness World Records Day, when thousands of people around the world celebrate those who set records and others set out to break them.

One record that's already been broken today is the farthest backwards basketball shot. Thunder from Harlem Globetrotters shattered the record of 72'2" feet by successfully nailing a shot from ten feet further away.

Another record that was broken was for the fastest hundred meter dash on all-fours. The record was set last year by Japanese athlete Kenichi Ito with a time just under 17 seconds. This year, he attempted to break that record, however, he had some competition.

Katsumi Tamakoshi broke Ito's record by more than a second. The new record stands at 15.86 seconds.

Amazing Guinness Book world records set in recent years:
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Records set across the globe for Guinness World Record Day
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: The shortest man ever, Chandra Bahadur Dangi meets the worlds tallest man, Sultan Kosen for the very first time on November 13, 2014 in London, England. Chandra from Nepal measuring 54.6 cm (21.5 inches) posed for photographers with Sultan from Turkey who is 251 cm (8 ft 3 inches). Today is the 10th annual Guinness World Records Day during which thousands of people are expected to come together to celebrate the international day of record-breaking! (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Katsumi Tamakoshi poses with the Certificate of the Guinness World Records after setting the Guinness World Record fastest time for the 100-meter dash on his arms and legs on a race course at Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day. The 18-year-old Japanese finished in 15.86 seconds Thursday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Katsumi Tamakoshi runs on his arms and legs on a race course on his way to setting the Guinness World Record fastest time for the 100-meter dash on his arms and legs on a race course at Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day. The 18-year-old Japanese finished in 15.86 seconds Thursday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Harlem Globetrotter sets the world record for longest backwards shot ... shattered the old record, 72'2", with an astounding distance of 82'2". 
HANGZHOU, CHINA - NOVEMBER 08: (CHINA OUT) More than 6,000 people perform line dance at Baima Lake on November 8, 2014 in Hangzhou, China. 25,703 people distributed at 19 different places in Hangzhou city performed line dance at the same time on Saturday morning, and they broke the Guinness World Record for 'World's Largest Line Dance', overtaking the last world record of 17,000 participants in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in 2007, local media reported. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS - Adjudicator Kim Partrick, center, presents the Guinness World Records certificate to Jill Martin and Kenneth Cole after they created the world's largest high heeled shoe, measuring 6 feet 1 inch tall and 6 feet 5 inches long, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in New York, as part of Guinness World Records Day on November 13. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Guinness World Records/AP Images)
Menahem Asher Silva Vargas a 37 year old lawyer, displays a favorite wand, as he shows off his collection of Harry Potter memorabilia after being awarded the Guinness World Record title for the largest collection, in Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Silva's collection consists of more than 3000 individual items, including figurines, trading cards, wands, clothing, and accessories.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
IMAGE DISTRUBED FOR RUBIKS - Anthony Brooks, a 20-year-old from Brownsville, TX, shatters the Guinness Book of World Records mark by solving five Rubik's Cubes in 1 minute and 18 seconds underwater in a single breath. The world record was broken during a weekend of activities celebrating the World Premiere of the $5 million interactive "Beyond Rubiks Cube" exhibition and the U.S. National Rubik's Cube Championships at The Liberty Science Center on Friday, August 1st, 2014, in Jersey City, NJ. (Photo by Matt Peyton/Invision for Rubik's Cube/Liberty Science Center/AP Images)
Broadcaster Bob Wolff, left, poses for photographs with New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi while being recognized for having the Guinness World Record for the "Longest Career as a Broadcaster" before a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, May 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR STOLI® VODKA - Manhattan bartender Sheldon Wiley accepts the record for Most Cocktails Made in One Hour from Guinness World Records' Morgan Wilber, at Bounce Sporting Club on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in New York City. Each of Sheldon's 1,905 cocktails started with Stoli® Vodka and no two cocktails were the same. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision for Stoli® Vodka/AP Images)
Students from the country's state university, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, wave their "lifeline forms" indicating their willingness to donate their internal organs during a nationwide campaign Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 in Manila, Philippines in hopes of breaking a Guinness World Record for “Most People to Sign Up as Organ Donor”. Two attempts were made, one for the one-hour category which already unofficially broke the record established by India and the ongoing 8-hour category. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Stuart Claxton, primary adjudicator for Guinness World Records Unleashed presents sculptor Andy Gertler with the Guinness World Record for the world's largest marshmallow mosaic at the truTV event celebrating the premiere of the Guinness World Records Unleashed series, in New York's Times Square, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Turner Broadcasting Inc/AP Images)
Kansas City Chiefs fans cheer while setting a world record as the loudest stadium crowd during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. Guinness World Records officials were present to confirm the record. The Chiefs defeated the Raiders 24-7. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
This Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 photo released on the University of Massachusetts, Amherst media relations website shows a fruit salad prepared on campus, and weighing more than 15,000 pounds. A Guinness World Records representative certified the big salad as a record. The school has held a food event that has become an annual tradition. Recent years have featured record-breaking seafood stews and stir fries. (AP Photo/University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
In this Sept. 1, 2013 photo provided by Brianna Blank, Michael Thomasson poses in the basement of his suburban Buffalo home, where he stores his collection of video games. Thomasson is featured in the just-released “Guinness World Records 2014 Gamer’s Edition,” for having the largest collection of video games, 10,607. The number bests the previous record holder, Richard Lecce of Florida, who had 8,616 games in 2010. (AP Photo/Brianna Blank)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR SEARS - From left, Ron Boire, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer and President, Sears and Kmart Formats, and Philip Robertson, Guinness World Records Adjudicator announce that 566 Sears employees broke the record for largest gathering of people dressed as Superman at Sears Corporate Headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill., on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Sears is celebrating its tie-in to the MAN OF STEEL TM film, which opens two days before Father‘s Day. (Ross Dettman/AP Images for Sears)
Mexican climber David Liano Gonzalez, center, talks to the media after he was felicitated with a Guinness World Record certificate that recognized him as the first person to scale Mount Everest from both the north and south sides in the same climbing season at a ceremony in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, May 30, 2013. Gonzalez scaled the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) mountain from Nepal on May 11 and again from the Tibetan side of the peak on May 19. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, left, and Chinese pianist Lang Lang pose for photos after Iglesias received the Guinness World Record for the best-selling male Latin artist in history and the First & Most Popular International Artist in China Award from Sony Music at a hotel in Beijing, China, Monday, April 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
Hawthorne High School students set a Guinness World Record for the most people popping Bubble Wrap at one time to celebrate the 13th annual Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Hawthorne, NJ, the town of Bubble Wrap's birthplace. 366 students popped more than 8,000 square feet of Bubble Wrap in two minutes to the set the record. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Sealed Air Corporation/AP Images)
Filipino entrepreneur Georgina Gil-Lacuna, left, jokingly engages Guinness World Records adjudicator Seyda Subasi Gemici in a tug-of-war, amidst her collection of over 1,030 jigsaw puzzles following a ceremony recognizing her for " The Largest Collection of Jigsaw Puzzles of Any Size, Shape or Form" during a ceremony Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in Tagaytay city, 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Manila, Philippines. Lacuna was cited for her completed collection of 1,030 jigsaw puzzles previously held by Brazilian Luiza Figuereido on May 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
In this photo taken, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, Egyptian Body builder Moustafa Ismail poses during his daily workout at World Gym in Milford, Mass. Ismail has been given the title of world's biggest arms, biceps and triceps, by the Guinness Book of World Records. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
Thai masseuses perform mass massaging at a sport arena on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. Thailand has long been known as the massage capital of the world. Now, it has a Guinness World Record to prove it when some 641 massage therapists mass-massaged 641 people simultaneously for 12 minutes to win the honor Thursday at an indoor arena in Bangkok. The event was organized by the Health Ministry to promote the Southeast Asian nation's massage and spa industry. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
COMMERCIAL IMAGE - In this image provided by Qualcomm - Freddie Hoff, U.S. Records Manager of Guinness presents the certificate of setting a world record to Qualcomm Senior Vice President, Product Management during the Snapdragon Gaming World Record Challenge at E3. The Guinness Book of World Records was set for "Longest video games marathon on a tablet" on Wednesday June 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Reed/Invision for Qualcomm/AP Images)
Hundreds of students from more than 100 nationalities toss their mortar boards into the air in a Guinness World Record attempt for the most people throwing mortar boards simultaneously outside City Hall in London Wednesday, May 30, 2012. It was part of World Record London to mark the news that more international students than ever are now studying in London. 295 students took part and set a new Guinness World Record. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
Japanese climber Tamae Watanabe poses with a replica of the Guinness World Record certificate during a press conference organized by the Asian Trekking to felicitate her in Katmandu, Friday, May 25. 2012. Watanabe, 73, has made history by becoming the oldest woman to scale the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest, bettering a record, she herself set a decade ago. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Chief Executive of Victoria Business Improvement District (VBID), Ruth Duston, right, and Event Manager of VBID, Nina Provencal, center, receive the Guinness World Record certificate from Guinness World Record's adjudicator, Louise Toms, left, after trumpeters from different military units in their ceremonial uniform simultaneously play a fanfare at the Wellington Barracks in London in a Guinness World Record attempt for the longest line of fanfare trumpeters and to mark the run-up to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Tuesday, May 22, 2012. 91 trumpeters set the first Guinness World Record. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: The worlds tallest man Sultan Kosen meets with the shortest man ever, Chandra Bahadur Dangi for the very first time on November 13, 2014 in London, England. Chandra from Nepal measuring 54.6 cm (21.5 inches) posed for photographers with Sultan from Turkey who is 251 cm (8 ft 3 inches). Today is the 10th annual Guinness World Records Day during which thousands of people are expected to come together to celebrate the international day of record-breaking. (Photo by Yunus Kaymaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Jiff the Pomeranian dog poses for a photo with Guinness World Records adjudicator Michael Empric during a visit to the Hollywood and Highland complex in Hollywood, California Oct 14, 2014. Jiff is the holder of two Guinness World Records for his speed on two paws. Jiff's world record for speed walking on his hind legs is 10 meters (32.8 feet) in 6.56 seconds. On his front paws, Jiff zips over 5 meters (16.4 feet) in 7.76 seconds. Jiff's records will be featured in the new Guiness World Records book set for release on Sept. 10. Jiff's owners have relocated from Illinois to Los Angeles to pursue the four-year-old's acting career. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
A particpant take a selfie before passing the camera to the next person in the chain during an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest selfie relay chain, October 14, 2014 at the Hollywood and Highland complex in Hollywood, California. Organized by Samsung to promote their new cameras and benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, 288 participants created the longest selfie relay chain to successfully break the Guinness World Record set in May in Sydney, Australia with 279 participants. Samsung will donate $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles to mark the new world record. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 02: Ty Pennington attends the 'On The Menu' Cooking Demo & Guinness World Record Attempt For The World's Tallest Pancake Stack at Times Square on October 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - SEPTEMBER 17: 101 General Assembly Meeting of the International Tennis Federation, Tennis Emirates exposes a creative mosaic that will be a reproduction of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum - UAE Vice President, Prime Minister & Ruler of Dubai Logo 'win-victory-love' in Jumeirah Beach Hotel. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images for Tennis Emirates)
People take part in an attempt to establish a new Guinness World Record of the largest rum tasting at the Hotel Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia on September 29, 2014. The New Guinness World Record for the largest rum tasting was achieved with an attendance of 313 people. AFP PHOTO/Joaquin Sarmiento (Photo credit should read Joaquin SARMIENTO/AFP/Getty Images)
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One famous morning show host is trying to take his place in the record books. The Today Show's Al Roker is attempting to break the record for longest weather broadcast while raising money for the USO. He aims to go 34 straight hours with only a five minute break every hour.

He said shortly after ten hours, "Somebody talk to me! What am I doing?"

In celebration of Guinness World Records Day and the 60th anniversary of the book, the world's tallest man, Sultan Kosen (8'1"), met the world's shortest man, Chandra Dangi (21.5"). If there was a record for the most bizarre meet-and-greets, this one would probably take it.

To see more records that are being attempted in real time, head over to guinnessworldrecords.com

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