Guinness World Records (GWR) launched GWR Live! in the U.S., offering customized live record-breaking opportunities at meetings and events. The experience provides a chance for attendees to practice, attempt and potentially set or break GWR titles in real time. The GWR team helps with record selection, staff training and event management.

First introduced in the U.K., the program now boasts a global presence. Here are some GWR meetings and events records set in recent years—look for more in upcoming issues!

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Most people performing a jumping high five simultaneously
The most people performing a jumping high five simultaneously consists of 1,246 pairs, achieved Dec. 8, 2016, by Amway in Las Vegas.

Most people twirling batons
The most people simultaneously twirling batons is 2,002, achieved Sept. 21, 2105, by the Osaka Baton Twirling Association (Japan) at Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium in Osaka, Japan.

Largest flyball tournament
The largest flyball tournament, a canine agility competition, featured 810 dogs Oct. 9, 2010, at the 2010 CanAm Classic in Indianapolis, organized by the North American Flyball Association.

Largest viola ensemble
The largest viola ensemble consisted of 321 players March 19, 2011, and was achieved by the Portuguese Viola Association at the Sala Suggia concert hall of the Casa de Musica in Porto, Portugal.

Largest YMCA dance
The largest YMCA dance was achieved Dec. 31, 2008, by 40,148 participants in an event organised by the Sun Bowl Association in El Paso, Texas.

Largest pool tournament
The largest pool tournament consisted of 5,361 participants in the 8-Ball division of the 2010 APA (American Poolplayers Association) National Team Championships, held Aug. 19-28, 2010, in Las Vegas. The overall championships of the 265,000-member-strong association saw a total of 12,329 participants compete in eight different divisions.

Most different flags flown simultaneously
The most different flags flown simultaneously is 462, which was achieved by American Express Meetings & Events at its INTER[action] showcase Dec. 12, 2016 in New Orleans. The record was set at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center and attempted by the 800 global employees at the annual event.