My actual birthday and I am a pretty giddy goat it has to be said. I’ve been awake since 2.30am this morning when I woke (because of my old bladder) but failed to go back to sleep. Yes, I was excited. Yes, I wanted baked beans on toast and a cup of tea. Yes, I wanted to open my presents.
Anyway, I waited until 6am until I could legitimately wake the small creature that lives with me. She was just as excited as I was and together we ploughed through the trough of gifts that I was lucky enough to accumulate until we got to ‘The Box’.
I don’t mind telling you that I love a challenge so this is right up my street and is certainly one of those gifts that keep on giving. And so, without further ado, my first challenge is….
Try and beat the Guinness World Record for ‘Amount of Toast eaten in under one minute.
And there it is. My first challenge.
SO. I have checked with the isn’t currently a category for JUST toast but there IS a category for FRENCH TOAST as well as one for the fastest time to eat a slice of toast.
The time to beat for stage two of my first challenge. Eat a slice of toast in under 8.47 seconds to bring the record to the UK.
Please make sure you follow ALL these rules:
a. The attempt must take place in a public place or in a venue open to public inspection.
b. Participants may take a pause or break during the attempt but the clock will not stop under any circumstance.
c. The event is continuous. The clock does not stop.
d. A loud start and finish signal recognized by all participants must be used.
e. Two experienced timekeepers (e.g. from a local athletics club) must time the attempt with stopwatches accurate to 0.01 seconds.
f. The attempt must be overseen by two independent witnesses.
Please make sure you supply the following evidence:
• One cover letter explaining the context of the record attempt. Please indicate the date, time and exact location of the record attempt, your chosen witnesses and your record attempt measurement. Also please provide full details of the person attempting the record including details on age, nationality, background and preparation for the attempt.
• Two independent witness statements must be provided confirming that the rules above have been adhered to and must explicitly state the total time taken to perform the activity.
• Two timekeeper statements must be provided to confirm the details and accuracy of the timings.
• Photographic evidence of your attempt taking place capturing the details provided by the independent witnesses.
• Video evidence of the entire record attempt, from start to finish that enables us to confirm the measurement achieved, that the guidelines have been adhered to and verify the details provided by the independent witnesses. The camera must be focussed on the attempt at all times and preferably kept static. Slow motion footage of the attempt must also be made available.
• Schedule 2 should be signed by you when you are sending in evidence which you either own or have permission to allow Guinness World Records to use.
• If you include any photographs or video in your evidence which you do not own or have permission to allow Guinness World Records to use, then you must include Schedule 3.
• Media articles (newspaper, online, TV or radio) should be submitted as part of the evidence requirements. This is not compulsory evidence.