KANAWHA, Iowa (CBS/KIMT) -- It's a famous book of goals achieved. From the weird to the strange to the crazy attempts of things people have done and lived to tell about.
Two North Iowans are trying to get their names in the Guinness Book of World Records on the day many are resting. Mark Hanson is already in the Guinness Book of World Records as fastest juggler, but today he wanted to show the world he could break his own record. Mark Hanson says, "I started practicing to where I was over 500 tosses in a minute."
Mark also wanted to create a new record with head rolls. He says it's his children's idea to try for the records.
He says, "Over the last few years, I'd tell my kids I was the world's fastest juggler. Well I couldn't prove it until one day, they brought a book and said there it is dad, see what you can do."
But Mark isn't the only one breaking records, his wife is turning a little paper snowflake into something giant too. People in Kanawha have been waiting anxiously to see how a 15 foot square can be turned into more than a 14 foot paper snowflake. Christa Hanson says, "I do paper snowflakes for people and I thought, hey, I could do a paper snowflake. So I looked it up on their site, and nobody had done it."
The tricky part of the whole deal was not ruining the cut out as it was unfolded, but in the end, applause and success.
Christa says, "I think we're gonna tape it down and display it over at the junior high for a while and then think of someway to preserve it. So people can come and get their picture with the largest paper snowflake in the world"
The couple says they couldn't have done any of this without the support of their family, friends, and their community. Now Mark and Christa won't know if they made it into the book of world records for about six weeks. They will file paper work and videos of today's records and see if they can make it in.