January 13, 2012

From bowl games to the big game and from the BBQ circuit to the tailgate circus, the competition is heating up all across Grilling.com nation.

In the spirit of good spirited rivalry, we turned to our good friends at RecordSetter.com, the place where everyone can be the world’s best at something.

It doesn’t matter how obscure or off-the-wall the record, as long as it’s measurable, breakable and properly recorded you’re good to go!  Like these guys who set the record for the Longest Football Throw Caught by a Wakeboarder (60 feet)

Or the Fastest Time to Dip Two Hands in Barbecue Sauce and Lick Them Clean (37.10 seconds)

licking BBQ sauce record

Created by a lifelong fan of Guinness’s book of records, Dan Rollman and friends gave life to the RecordSetter concept in 2004 during the annual Burning Man event in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.  After just a few days documenting records, they sensed they were onto something. Camp visitors were dreaming up and setting unique, creative and spectacular records.

Fast forward to 2008, when Rollman and friend Corey Henderson, brought the concept to the masses via the internet and allowed countless individuals such as myself to record their own world records.  You can check out a reel of various records here and check out a few more including my own record for the world’s tallest s’more below.

Want to see us set more barbecue, grilling or tailgating inspired records?  Well post your ideas below and we’ll do our best to give it a shot!  And if you want to get in on the record setting action yourself – say for the world tallest tower of charcoal briquettes – simply visit http://recordsetter.com/set-a-record to get started.  Who knows, we may even feature them here!

The World’s Tallest S’more (10.2 inches)…

tallest s'more world record

The World’s Shortest Offset Reverse Flow Smoker (33 inches)…

The World’s Shortest Offset Reverse Flow Smoker

The Most Foam Fingers Worn at Once (29)

most foam fingers world record

And the Most Consecutive Football Catches While Riding a Unicycle (70)…

-          Clint Cantwell, Grilling.com Editor

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