Break a World Record From Your iPad

Have you always wanted to break a world record but are a bit on the lazy side? You’re in luck! A new iPad app gives users the chance to beat one of three world records, all from the safety and comfort of their couches.

Guinness World Records: At Your Fingertips ($4.99), comes with three challenges exclusive to the iPad app. They are:

•    Fastest 100m on an iPad – Use your fingers to “race” against the world’s fastest man (check out the training video below).
•    Memory Challenge – An entertaining recall game that puts your memory to the test
•    Alphabet Speed Test – Tracks how fast you can type the alphabet backwards

The Guinness World Records app is the only way to access and beat the three records listed above, and the winners of each challenge will have their names listed in the famous Guinness Book of World Records. Guinness will host leader boards on their website and the company will announce the three winners on May 1, 2011.

"This is our first paid-for app and most exciting (we think!) is that this is the first time that people can attempt and break real Guinness World Records direct from an app," a spokesman told Absolute Gadget.

Even those who aren’t aspiring world record breakers can enjoy the interactive application which includes full-screen video features, exclusive interviews, record previews and attempts, and stunning photos.

Ready to train for the 100m race? Here’s a funny and helpful video to get you ready for the big day.

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