week in tweets

Shaved heads, a jumpy dog and more Guinness Record attempts: TODAY's week in 7 tweets

April 11, 2014 at 11:52 AM ET

An influx of warm weather paved the way for the week-long "Spring Breakers TODAY" series, during which at least one new Guinness World Record was attempted on the plaza each day. 

In 2013, Lia Gramanis set the Guinness World Record for "Heaviest Vehicle Pulled 100 Feet By a Female." On Monday she faced a similar challenge, all while wearing high heels

Paws what you're doing and check out this dog that broke the Guinness double-Dutch jump rope record! The border collie and kelpie mix skipped 128 times in one minute to break the previous record of 113.

A team of brothers ascended 22 feet and 1 inch into the air to claim the highest team trampoline bounce record. 

73 men and women had their heads shaved on the plaza to raise awareness for the St. Baldrick's Foundation and attempt to break a world record. The pressure was on for barber David Alexander, who brought it down to the wire and surpassed the previous record in the final 11 seconds.

Australian fitness trainer and TV personality Michelle Bridges helped get TODAY fans in shape by conducting a record-setting exercise ball class of more than 350 people. 

Meanwhile, TODAY fans attempted to set a new record for the world's longest "selfie chain" by each taking a selfie with their neighbor and passing the phone on for others to do the same. 

"Big Nate" comic creator Lincoln Peirce, with the help of schoolkids across the country, set a new record for world's longest cartoon strip by a team: 3,920 feet, beating the previous mark of 3,320 feet, 2 inches.


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