Records of global or national importance only must be recognized as world records. Often very trivial activities are branded as records and glorified. This smacks of poor mentality to assess the importance any human activity.Records in the sports arena such as Olympics etc are of no use to the mankind as sports are meant for physical fitness and recreation. Such records cause only cut throat competition leading to negation of sportsmanship.
Is it sensible to call even flimsy activities such as biggest cakes made, staying inside a glass cabin with poisonous snakes etc as records? The credibility of record certifying companies such as Guinness Book of Records are doubtful.