Skateboarding Bulldog Breaks World Record: Otto Skates Through Tunnel Of 30 People

Bulldog superstar Otto, a 3-year-old dog from Peru, broke a world record by skating through 30 pairs of legs without any help. The incredibly impressive challenge took place on November 12, a day set up by the Guinness World Records for people to unite around the world and try and “become the greatest in the world at something.”

Otto the skateboarding bulldog
Screenshot via Guinness World Record

The skateboarding bulldog’s owners, Luciana Viale and Robert Rickards, said Otto’s talent had been inspired by the late Tillman, a 10-year-old British bulldog who had become an internet phenomenon for his own incredible skateboarding skills. Sadly, Tillman passed away just a couple of weeks ago.

British bulldog Tillman first appeared online in 2007 in a video of him skateboarding, which has now been seen more than 21 million times.

In 2009, Tillman broke the world record by becoming the world’s fastest skateboarding dog. Following in his footsteps, Otto is now believed to be the next best skateboarding bulldog.

Although the record may seem like a bit of a joke, the skateboarding bulldog is obviously very skilled, and you can see him successfully shifting his weight to make his way through the 30 pairs of legs.

But Otto wasn’t the only one to try and make a name for himself yesterday, as more than 650,000 people across the world were hoping to break some sort of record.

Some of the incredible attempts included a robot, created by an American student, which was made to solve a Rubik’s cube in the least amount of time possible. As explained by the Guinness World Records themselves, the “marvelous machine managed to complete the puzzle cube in a lightning 2.39 seconds.”

Skateboards and bulldogs aren’t the only ones to have made the buzz, however. Another highly applauded attempt was Alastair Moffatt’s tightest reverse parallel parking record. Watch the Brit spin his classic Mini Cooper, at 40 mph, into a space just 34 cm longer than his car. The previous record was held by a German rival in 2012.

Among the most expected and talked-about records, an Indian man broke his own personal best of the most lit candles in a person’s mouth.

In China, people built the world’s largest lipstick sculpture, and in Belgium, the biggest chocolate coin was created.

The latest edition of the Guinness World Records, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, will also include sportsman Cristiano Ronaldo. The Real Madrid forward was presented this week with honorary certificates for his world record achievements, which have secured him a place in the renowned book. These include — among football feats — Most Liked Person On Facebook (Male) and Most followed athlete on Twitter.

This year’s print edition also made room for Bruce, from the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre. Bruce is the world’s longest publicly exhibited mosasaur — an extinct group of large marine reptiles.

[Screenshot courtesy of Guinness World Record]

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