I once aspired to be in the Guinness Book of World Records. I was 9, and I saw a picture of a woman standing on a chair. Her hair went all the way down to the floor, came back up, was draped over her arm, and went down to the floor again. That was some L-O-N-G hair. I decided that I wanted to have even L-O-N-G-E-R hair.
Of course, genetics kind of got in the way of that one. Same for the tallest and shortest categories, and a lot of other categories.
But who am I kidding? I still want to be a world record holder. It's just a thing. Don't you feel the same way?
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As for me, I think I might go for "Most Toy Cars Stacked and Balanced on a Forehead." Or maybe, since my hair is pretty big, "Largest Straw Wig." Or "Largest Toothpick Wig." Or maybe ALL THREE. Heh-heh-heh...
What record have you always wanted to set?