You name it and there is probably a record for it ­– and, for many, the most coveted acknowledgment is to make it in the Guinness Book of World Records. In this post, the Big Picture looks at some record-setting attempts so far in 2013. — Lloyd Young ( 25 photos total)

Dot Portnoy, 83, on vacation from Florida with her husband, dances while attempting to break the Guinness Book of World Records’ record for “the most amount of people gathered in their underwear” in the Times Square section of New York on Aug. 5, in New York City. Organizers were hoping to get 2,271 people to strip down to their underwear, the current record is 2,270. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)