10 World Records You Can Break Working From Home

Many of us have been either forced to or encouraged to work from home in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the UK, we’re at an all-time high for people working from home and in April 2020, 46.6% of employment did at least some work from home.

While it’s been important for us to take a serious approach to our new working lifestyle, from learning how to sit properly at a computer to finding the best ergonomic office chair that suits us, it’s also important that we refrain from working ourselves too hard.

Stress levels are on the rise with many people citing COVID-19 and national lockdowns as a primary cause. We believe it’s healthy to take a step back for a moment from the hustle and bustle of office politics, busy deadlines and report writing and partake in something silly.

While working from home has been positive for some people, others have found it hard to switch off from work and find themselves glued to the screen even more than if they were in the office. People’s ability to have ‘microbreaks’ has been reduced and this is having a negative effect on our mental health.

With this in mind, we at ChairOffice wanted to repurpose a previous infographic we made, 12 World Records You Can Break In Your Lunch Hour, but with home-working in mind to help people take the edge off their stress levels and partake in a little mindless fun to help break up your day.

Here are 10 world records that can be attempted from the comfort of your own home. Play with your partner and/or kids in a friendly competition to see who can do the best.

10 World Records You Can Break Working From Home Infographic

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10 World Records You Can Break Working From Home

  1. Most T-shirts folded in one minute
    Record Holder: Graeme J. Cruden (UK)
    Record: 23 T-Shirts
    When: March 2009

  2. Fastest time to type the alphabet blindfolded
    Record Holder: SK Ashraf (India)
    Record: 4.13 Seconds
    When: 10th October 2017

  3. Fastest time to put on a duvet cover
    Record Holder: Luke Fuller (UK)
    Record: 39.41 Seconds
    When: 19th March 2015

  4. Most sticky notes stuck on the face in 30 seconds
    Record Holder: Silvio Sabba (Italy)
    Record: 38 Sticky Notes
    When: 18th April 2018

  5. Tallest zigzag structure built with LEGO bricks in 30 seconds (one hand)
    Record Holder: Silvio Sabba (Italy)
    Record: 30 Bricks Tall
    When: 8th January 2019

  6. Fastest time to throw 10 soft toys into a target
    Record Holder: James Rawlings (UK)
    Record: 11.43 Seconds
    When: 17th August 2020

  7. Fastest time to build a three-level house of cards
    Record Holder: Silvio Sabba (Italy)
    Record: 6.80 Seconds
    When: 26th June 2012

  8. Fastest time to eat a Chocolate Orange
    Record Holder: Leah Shutkever (UK)
    Record: 57.14 Seconds
    When: 21st October 2020

  9. Most socks put on one foot in one minute
    Record Holder: Pavol Durdik (Slovakia)
    Record: 52 Socks
    When: 21st February 2017

  10. Tallest toilet paper tower in 30 seconds
    Record Holder: Silvio Sabba (Italy)
    Record: 28 Rolls of Toilet Paper
    When: 1st October 2013

How many can you break?