Learn the science (and the secrets) behind Guinness World Records.
Posted on Apr 7, 2021 By David C Justin
Want to know what it takes to hold a Guinness World Record? Don't worry - you won't have to train for months or push yourself to your physical or mental limits. All you have to do is visit the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
Open now through Sept. 6, 2021, The Science of Guinness World Records is an inside look at how some of the most awe-inspiring feats ever performed were accomplished. Learn how the human body works, reacts, responds and endures when challenged to accomplish what some believe to be impossible.
Some of the astonishing Guinness World Records on display include:
- Smallest stop-motion film (filmed with an electron microscope!)
- Most drumbeats in one minute (2400 beats!)
- Longest moustache (14 feet!)
- Most consecutive pinky pull-ups (36!)
- Fastest time to solve a 4x4 Rubik's Cube (18.42 seconds!)
However, if you thought this exhibition was just a simple stroll through an exhibit hall to read statistics or watch videos, you've never been to the Perot Museum.
The Science of Guinness World Records is a fully interactive experience where you can test your own skills. Create your own username and avatar so you can track your progress against other museum guests and the official world records. Challenge yourself or your family and friends on one of the many interactive exhibits available including testing your reaction time, speed drumming, memory tests, puzzle solving and so much more.
Just be sure to eat a good breakfast and drink plenty of water because you will definitely burn some calories.
The Perot Museum is currently following safety protocols including social distancing, limited capacity and a mask mandate. Tickets to the museum are $20 for adults (13-64), $13 for youth (2-12), and $18 for seniors (65+). Admission to the Science of Guinness World Records requires an additional surcharge of $8 for adults and seniors and $6 for youth. Tickets follow timed entries so get your tickets online for more convenience. The museum is open Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.