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From zany to astounding, Guinness World Records has documented record-breaking feats since 1955. Learn more about incredible accomplishments like the highest Pac-Man score, the world’s smallest stop-motion film, or the most consecutive pinky pull-ups, at “The Science of Guinness World Records” exhibit at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas, less than 2 miles from Olympus at Ross.

Prepare to Have Your Mind Blown

If you’ve ever heard about a seemingly impossible new Guiness World Record like the longest moustache (14 feet), or the most drum beats in one minute (it was 2,400 beats or 40 beats per second!), and wondered how – and why – they did that, this is your chance to find out. At its U.S. debut, “The Science of Guinness World Records” exhibit lets you immerse yourself in the stories, details, and secrets behind many record-breaking attempts.

Be Part of the Action

In addition to displays of artifacts like the world’s smallest handmade chess set, and the paper used in the attempt to fold a piece of paper the most times, there are also numerous interactive exhibits. Attempt puzzles and memory tests, walk through the door of the world’s tallest man, or try to squeeze through the door of the world’s smallest couple. Take on challenges that test your reactions, hang time, and balance. It’s all designed to help visitors learn how the body responds under stress, and how it focuses and endures. And who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to attempt a world record of your own!

All the Details

“The Science of Guinness World Records” runs through September 6, 2021, at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science (2201 N. Field St., Dallas). The museum is currently open to the public Thursday through Sunday. Check the museum website for schedule updates, hours of operation, special holiday hours, and the latest health requirements. General admission is $20 for adults aged 13 to 64, $13 for youth aged 2 to 12, and $18 for seniors aged 65 and older. Children under 2 are free. “The Science of Guinness World Records” exhibit requires a surcharge of $8 for adults and seniors and $6 for youth. General admission is free for members, with a $5 surcharge for all age levels to view “The Science of Guinness World Records.”

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