I swear I’m not pimpin this book because I’m in it. Ok, I am, a little. But for reals, the founders of Recordsetter, Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson, embody (and keep track of) the best of the best of Millennial culture.
For as long as most of us can remember, a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records marked the pinnacle of human achievement. But for many of us, as Dan Rollman realized, all the red tape made setting a Guinness record seem, well, not worth trying. Recordsetter (originally Universal Record Data Base), is the antidote to Guinness.
When you consider the values Millennials hold dear, the emergence of Recordsetter.com = manifest destiny. And Millennials are freakin flocking to the site. Recordsetter.com is barely a few years old, yet it’s already catalogued more than 20,000 records from more than 50 countries.
There’s something about world records that, I dunno, really does feel worthy of firing up an old-school printing press, so Dan and Corey just published a book: The Recordsetter Book of World Records. It features more than 300 extraordinary feats by ordinary people. People like Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and, yup, me.
My favorite record? This one, of course, which we pasted here from the book itself: