LONGEST SUSTAINED DIDGERIDOO NOTE
As an attempt to bring fresh blood into the record-setting game, Guinness declared in 2005 that the ninth of November would be “International Guinness World Records Day,” instigating hundreds of bizarre record attempts in categories that hadn’t existed until someone wanted to establish a record in them.
After seven years, even the silliest record attempts had already been established, and so legendary British trash tabloid The Daily Sun ended up sending a reporter to New South Wales in Australia to verify the record-setting didgeridoo performance of 15-year-old Lachlan Phelps. Phelps successfully blew a single bass note on the renowned Aboriginal woodwind for a solid 65.66 seconds.
The event was recorded on video, but since a teenager blowing a single note on a piece of wood for just over a minute was considered boring even by British standards, the official video account of the event edits out almost everything but the introduction and the finale of the didgeridoo accomplishment.