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7621Spotlight: Corduroy is crowned the oldest living catEach Wednesday we shine a light on the coolest, wackiest, or most unique records from around the globe recently approved by our Records Management Team with our Spotlight series.
7622Video: Watch the world’s longest usable golf club in action!Fore! Forty-nine-year-old Dane, Karsten Maas, has made it into the hallowed pages of the Guinness World Records 2015 book for creating the world’s Longest Usable Golf Club. It measures 4.37m (14ft 5 in) in length and has been used to drive a ball a distance of 165.46m (542ft 10,16 in) at the ‘Golf in Wall’ in Wall, Germany. Karsten, a golf professional and ‘Trick Golf Artist’ says that although he’s very proud of his record-breaking club, there won’t be much chance of seeing him on the green with it – “The weight and length of the club make striking the ball really exhausting. Plus I don’t have a caddy!”videoGuinness World Records 2015 is the 60 th anniversary edition of the world’s best-selling copyright book and ison sale now at all major retailers.It’s packed full of incredible feats, facts and achievements and also features new Augmented Reality technology that enables the reader to bring record-breakers to life in stunning 3D. You can find out more about the book by heading to www.guinnessworldrecords.com/2015And for the latest on all things world record, including the 2015 book, visit Guinness World Records on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and our brand-new Instagram. Plus check out Guinness World Records on YouTube to subscribe for the latest record-breaking videos!Related stories Video: Nick Stoeberl has the world’s longest tongue Video: Largest collection of James Bond memorabilia Video: Take a ride in the world's smallest caravan Video: Get blown away by the world's loudest bicycle horn
7623Zeus, the world's tallest dog passes away at the age of 5Sad news has reached the Guinness World Records offices, with confirmation that Zeus, the record holder for the world's tallest dog, had passed away at the age of 5. Measuring an incredible 111.8 cm (44 in) from foot to withers, the Great Dane from Otsego, Michigan, USA was the same size as an average donkey. Standing on hind legs, he stretched to 7 ft 4 in and towered over his owners Kevin and Denise Doorlag. The huge hound weighed 70.3 kg (155 pounds or 11 stone) and would eat around 12 cups of food a day (equivalent to one whole 30-lb bag of food). Zeus, who was set to celebrate his sixth birthday in November, is said to have died last week from symptoms of old age (the average lifespan for the breed is just six to eight years).videoSpeaking to local news site Michigan Live, Kevin Doorlag said he would remember Zeus as a "wonderful dog" and that he and his wife would especially miss letting Zeus sit on their laps while the family would grill on their deck. "We'll really miss him," he added. Michael Whitty, Guinness World Records picture editor, who met “Zeus was the gentlest giant you could ever wish to meet. He had such a mild temperament that even the family cat ran rings around him! A fabulously loving and friendly dog who wouldn’t hurt a fly and loved having his photo taken. He will be greatly missed by his lovely owners and will live on in Guinness World Records history as the Tallest Dog we ever measured.” Guinness World Records would like to extend our condolences to the Doorlag family during this sad time.
7624Good Night and Good DuckWhen it comes time to break a record for duck calling, you better call the Robertsons.That's exactly what The Salvation Army did recently, calling on the famous Duck Dynasty clan to help lead the way at its record-breaking fundraiser, named "The Call: Faith, Family & Facial Hair."In attendance were stars of the reality show Willie and Korie Jase, Missy, and their three children and the famous Uncle Si. They took the stage at Florida's Germain Arena in Estero and led a crowd of 3,028 participants in the most people duck calling simultaneously.videoThe mass duck call highlighted a night featuring group prayer, some duck-calling demonstrations from the cast, and musical performances from bands like transMission, The Farm, and Switchfoot.Participants were all given "Duck Commander" duck calls, which is the brand that made the family famous and is featured heavily on their program.Coincidentally, the official Guinness World Records adjudicator on hand to verify the count was named Phil Robertson, identically to the Duck Dynasty patriarch who was not in attendance for the attempt. The two are unrelated.The funds raised were allocated to fighting hunger and homelessness in the Southwest Florida area. Of every dollar raised, 90 cents was donated to meet The Salvation Army's goals. The duck call lasted a minimum of one minute, as required by the record guidelines. In the end, those in attendance doubled the required time, sending real-life ducks nearby into a 2-minute-long tizzy.And for the latest on all things world record, visit Guinness World Records on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and our brand-new Instagram. Plus check out Guinness World Records on YouTube to subscribe for the latest record-breaking videos!
7625Chinese team Newbee sets videogame prize money record with $5million Dota 2 championship winChinese-based eSports team Newbee eSports Club has set a new Guinness World Records title for greatest prize money in a videogame competition (team) after scooping an incredible $5,028,308 US dollars (approx. 31 million Yuan in Chinese currency) at a tournament in the US.The five-man team took home the record-breaking prize after beating rival Chinese team Vici Gaming during The International 4 (TI4) at the KeyArena, in Seattle, Washington earlier this month.The annual event sees the best players of multiplayer online battle arena game Dota 2 take each other on, with this year’s event having prize money totalling $10.9m, with the grand final shown on ESPN's sports TV network.Dota 2 makers Valve donated $1.6m of the prize money with the rest raised by the millions of people who regularly play the game.The International (TI4) is widely considered within the gaming community as the “World Cup of eSports” – with Newbee’s triumph marking the first time a Chinese team has taken the world record for greatest prize money in a videogame competition.The Newbee eSports Club team, which comprised of Chen 'Hao' Zhihao, Zhang 'Mu' Pang, Zhang 'xiao8' Ning, Jiao 'Banana' Wang and Zhaohui 'SanSheng' Wang, was only founded back in March.Their huge winnings dwarf the previous world record gaming tournament payout of $1,437,204, won by the team Alliance (Sweden) at the International 3 last year.video
7626DJ’s Fearne Cotton and Greg James delighted as BBC Radio 1 sets YouTube world recordUK radio station BBC Radio 1 has been dedicated to playing the hits of the day for the past 47 years, but it was the station’s video service which recently helped it set a new world record.Last week, Guinness World Records visited the station to present DJ’s Fearne Cotton and Greg James and station controller Ben Cooper with a certificate to mark the fact that on Sunday 19th January 2014, Radio 1 reached one million subscribers on its YouTube channel – making it the first radio station in the world to achieve this landmark.Greg James said: “It’s really important that Radio 1 not only does really good radio stuff, but also does good videos too and to make sure that as many people as possible know about what we do.“It’s pretty cool that Radio 1 has set a world record, and to appear in a book that I got every Christmas when I was a kid is very, very cool.”Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday, said: “Radio has never been so vital, so vibrant and so relevant, as Radio 1’s record-breaking success on YouTube attests.“Today’s audiences demand their media across all platforms, often simultaneously, and Radio 1 and 1Xtra is at the forefront of this revolution.“It’s important for Guinness World Records that these new digital developments are reflected in the record books, so we’re more than happy to welcome Radio 1 into the family.” Pictured (left to right): Fearne Cotton, Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday, Ben Cooper, Greg James.
7627Video: Watch incredible car tyre burn-out world recordPetrolheads in Australia were treated to a tyre-frying spectacular earlier this month, with a successful attempt at the world record for the largest simultaneous car tyre burn-out.Drivers from all corners of Australia descended on Canberra's Exhibition Park for the attempt, with some traveling thousands of kilometres from Western Australia and Northern Queensland to take part.With this being the first time the record had been attempted, a guideline target of 50 cars was set.In total 69 cars began the challenge, which clocked up a total output of 35,000 horsepower - (26,000kW), and saw 138 tyres burnt.Pink, orange and red smoke caused by specially made burnout tyres, engulfed the Exhibition Park, with the billowing clouds visible from the other side of Canberra long after the 30-second attempt had finished.With one vehicle unable to count towards the final total due to a mechanical failure, once the smoke had cleared the record of 68 cars was confirmed by Guinness World Records official Chris Sheedy in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 10,000 spectators.Speaking after the attempt, which took six months to prepare, Andy Lopez from event organisers Street Machine Summernats said "At ground level it was just unbelievable. The noise, the smoke, how quickly it erupted, it was just amazing. It's hard to put it into words," "We'd really like to thank all the drivers, staff and sponsors for making this incredible event happen. We wouldn't have been able to do have done it without those guys," continued Lopez.video
7628Oldest living twins: Scottish sisters confirmed as new world record holdersGuinness World Records can today confirm that Edith Ritchie and Evelyn "Evie" Middleton (née Rennie), born on 15 November 1909, are the world's Oldest Living Twins. The pair from Aberdeenshire, Scotland, celebrated their 102 nd birthday in November 2011.The twins, whose maiden name was Rennie, were born on a farm near Newburgh on 15 November 1909, when Edward VII was on the throne.Although not identical, their mother always dressed them exactly the same. After leaving school, they worked on farms before leaving to start their own families.Evelyn (left) and Edith (right) when they were youngEvelyn married William Middleton and had four children, 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.Edith, married Nathaniel Ritchie and had four children, nine grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and three-great-great grandchildren.The sisters have remained close throughout their life and now live together at Bonnyton House care home in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.Neither of the pair has ever travelled out of the UK. When asked her secret to a long life, Edith says "simple living, hard work and a good husband."Evelyn (left) and Edith (right)The sisters were verified as being the new holders of the record after providing the necessary birth certificate and supplementary evidence needed by GWR for verification.They succeed previous holders Lily Millward and Ena Pugh (nee. Thomas) (UK) who were born on 4 January 1910."Edith and Evelyn are a remarkable pair - when they were born, the likes of Mark Twain and Florence Nightingale were still alive, and we had yet to conquer the South Pole," said Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday."They're not just the oldest in the UK, they hold the world title. They've clearly benefitted from good genes, and a solid life-long friendship that only twins can truly understand."
7629RIFT sets world record for most in-game marriages in 24 HoursFrom Freddie Hoff in New York, USAValentine's Day is a time when we're reminded of the power of love and the importance of commitment.It's also, apparently, an opportunity to stock up on virtual loot as I found out when I was called upon to witness an attempt by the community managers at Massively multiplayer online role-playing game Rift to have as many of their players married in-game as possible in just 24 hours.The attempt was organised in part to show off a new wedding system within the game which allow players to formalise their commitment to each other as well as bag some unique in-game stuff for taking their relationships to the next level.The ceremony I bore witness to was overseen by one of the game's senior community managers and saw 17 happy couples tie the digital knot in a short and sweet procedure that was sealed, in an almost-traditional fashion: by typing the "/kiss" command into a text box.After the mandatory snogging was over, it was on to the much more serious business of the group wedding reception, complete with music, mead and dancing.Ceremonies like this took place throughout Rift's setting of Telara on Valentine's Day, with a total of 21,879 couples saying their special vows throughout the day.Congratulations to the happy couples. May you have many years of health, happiness, and epic loot.
763070-year-old gears up for record-breaking English Channel swimA retired surgeon is to attempt to become the oldest man to swim across the English Channel next week the age of 70 years and four months.Roger Alsopp hopes to raise £750,000 that will go towards the purchase of medical equipment used for cancer research undertaken by the University of Southampton. Roger Allsopp will start his record breaking on Tuesday, hoping to raise £750,000 for the purchase of cutting edge cancer research medical equipment at the University of Southampton.If Roger is successful in his attempt he will beat a Guinness World Record that has stood for 7 years. Back on the 29th August 2004 George Brunstad (USA), aged 70 years and four days, made the challenging swim in 15 hours and 59 minutes."I've never been one to sit on my laurels," explains Roger. "Retirement has been wonderful but I know how important it is to keep active in mind and body to live a healthy retirement and so I set myself physical challenges to ensure that I keep as fit and healthy as I can. This record breaking swim will hopefully raise a large proportion of the £750,000 that the University of Southampton requires in order to progress its cancer studies."Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief of Guinness World Records said: 'To swim the English Channel is one thing but to do this at the mature age of 70 years is astounding! We hope to verify this as a Guinness World Records achievement as soon as Roger completes the feat'.Healthspan, the nutritional and wellbeing supplement company, are supporting Roger and Derek Coates the Chairman of Healthspan is pledging £250,000 of his personal wealth towards Roger's fundraising.People can learn more about Roger's training and inspirational story here: http://www.healthspan.co.uk/liveyounger
7631Ice skating star Patrick Chan honoured for triple world record achievementAs part of the launch of the Guinness World Records 2012 Edition in Canada, GWR last week presented world figure skating champion Patrick Chan with three certificates for his achievements at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow, Russia earlier this year. Skate Canada, the governing body of figure skating in Canada, hosted a reception in Chan's honour in Toronto where Guinness World Records adjudicator Amanda Mochan presented Chan with his awards, which include:Highest score in a figure skating short program (men): 93.02, achieved on April 27, 2011Highest score in a figure skating long program (men): 187.96, achieved on April 28, 2011Highest total score in a figure skating competition (men): 280.98, achieved on April 28, 2011Upon presenting the awards, Mochan stated, "On behalf of Guinness World Records, I am thrilled to honor Patrick with three records for his performances at this year's ISU World Figure Skating Championships. Patrick truly embodies the ultimate in what Guinness World Records stands for, which is that hard work, focus, passion and determination can help you achieve your dreams, no matter what they might be."For his part, Chan was thrilled to accept his new titles, saying, "I am delighted to be part of the Guinness World Records family, which I have followed with great fascination since I was a young child at school."This may not be the last you hear from Chan. The 2011-2012 figure skating season starts this fall, and Chan is already focusing on breaking his own records by increasing the technical difficulty and artistic merit of his programs. He will next compete at the 2011 Skate Canada International competition in Mississauga, Ontario, held from October 27 to 30, 2011.
7632Guinness World Records launches new eBook editionGuinness World Records 2012 Edition to fit in the palm of a reader's hand 

Guinness World Records, the global authority on record breaking achievements and publisher of the world's best-selling copyright book, today launches the eBook version of its best-selling annual.Guinness World Records 2012 for the eReader debuts with the same intriguing, informative and inspiring collection of superlatives found in the latest Guinness World Records 2012 book now in an easily searchable and portable format.
This latest incarnation of the world-famous book delivers nearly 4,000 new, updated and classic records, and a fully searchable archive of incredible achievements listed throughout the publication making it easy to find records at the touch of a button.This year's book features everything from incredible vehicles, amazing pets, and colossal collections.It also spotlights amazing record breaking human bodies from around the planet, and celebrates beauty from every end of the spectrum including, for the first time in over a decade, a brand new record holder for one of the most iconic record images - "Longest Fingernails." 

In its book form, over 110 million copies have sold since the first edition was published in 1955, and nearly 4 million copies are sold every year in more than 100 countries and in 25 languages.This year's Edition has already topped the Overall UK To 50 Book Chart and currently holds the #1 position on The New York Times Best Sellers in the Hardcover Advice & Miscellaneous Section.
7633Boxing legends Oscar De La Hoya Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather snag Guinness World Records at WBC conventionThe World Boxing Council (WBC) in conjunction with Guinness World Records , recognized Oscar De La Hoya among other boxing greats at the 49 th World Boxing Council Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday.De La Hoya received two Guinness World Records for his storied career - Highest Career Pay-Per-View Sales by a Boxer ($696 million) and Most Wins Consecutively Middleweight Title Defenses (20).De La Hoya commented on his honor by saying, "It's incredible. The hard work that we did inside the ring has really paid off. Thank you to Guinness World Records for acknowledging me and giving me this opportunity."Boxing legends Mike Tyson , Julio Cesar Chavez, Floyd Mayweather, Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko will also be awarded throughout the week with Guinness World Records certificates for their remarkable boxing triumphs chronicled in the best-selling Guinness World Records book.Last year's World Boxing Council Annual Conventionheld in Cancun, Mexico, saw WBC President, Jose Sulaiman and promoter Don King recognized for their record designations including'Longest Serving President of a Global Sports Organization' and the'Promotion of Highest Paid Attendance at a Boxing Match'.Guinness World Records® titles include:Oscar De La Hoya: Highest Career Pay Per View Sales by a Boxer ($696 Million) Most Wins Consecutively Middleweight Title Defenses (20)Mike Tyson: Youngest World Heavyweight Champion (20 years old, 144 days) Most Flash Knockouts in Career (9)Julio Cesar Chavez: Most World Title Fights (37)Floyd Mayweather: Highest Selling Pay-Per -View Boxing Match (2.4 million purchases)Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins: Oldest Person to win a Major Boxing Championship (46 years, 126 days)Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko: Most Boxing Heavyweight World Title Fights Won by Brothers (30)
7634Record-breaking rice mountain unveiled at World EXPO 2015Humanitarian and environmental organisation Artha Graha Peduli (Indonesia) recently set a new record for the Tallest Tumpeng at the World EXPO 2015, having produced a whopping 2.28 m (7 ft 5 in) tall serving of the traditional rice meal – 11 times the size of an ordinary tumpeng.
7635Jacobs Foundation celebrates 25th anniversary with longest chocolate candy sculptureAs one of the world’s leading charitable foundations for youth innovation, The Jacobs Foundation has aimed to provide young people with better opportunities for development since its establishment in 1989.So to celebrate its 25th anniversary, The Foundation turned to something that children, adults, and people of any age generally all love - lots of chocolate!Teaming up with gourmet chocolate and cocoa producer Barry Callebaut and its Carma brand, The Jacobs Foundation recently broke the record for the longest chocolate candy sculpture, creating an all-chocolate construction of 25.24 m (82 ft 9.72 in) in Zurich.The long candy was produced by Zurich’s Chocolate Academy TM Center Team and featured praline with a Gianduja chocolate mixture (including hazelnuts, sugar, chocolate coating) and finished with a final chocolate coating.Official Guinness World Records adjudicator Prav Patel was on site to both ensure the measurement and that the sculpture was indeed made of chocolate.The sculpture weighted approximately 3,000 kg (6,614 lb) and was created by four team members, requiring nearly 85 hours to prepare and 4 hours to assemble right before the official unveiling. The sculpture measured 30 cm (11.81 in) high to go with its massive length.Along the side of the scuplture, in white chocolate, featured the message "Our Promise to Youth." Meanwhile, adorning the top of the sculpture at various intervals were two chocolate children holding hands, and chocolate placards, each symbolizing a different continent in a show of global unity.And the best part of this record - in addition to highlighting the celebrations for a renowned children's charity?It meant free chocolate for all those in attendance who came to support the foundation!
7636Autism initiative sets new Largest Sticky Note Mosaic world record in DubaiUAE government real estate organisation the Dubai Land Department last week set a new Guinness World Record™ title for Largest Sticky Note Mosaic as part of an initiative to raise awareness of autism.The title attempt was part of the Together for a Better Future campaign which aimed to show solidarity with autistic children and supporting groups and associations.Thousands of volunteers including government departments, schools, sports clubs and members of the public were involved in sticking the notes to the 300 2.8 metres by 97.5cm boards. Fully assembled the mosaic displayed the autism awareness ribbon and Together for a Better Future slogan comprising of a record-breaking 300,000 notes which spanned an impressive 581.4m.HE Sultan Butti Bin Mejren, Director General of Dubai Land Department explained, “The staff members at DLD showed an incredible level of dedication and commitment to this noble cause and have made every effort to ensure its success. Their hard work has highlighted the name of Dubai and showed the world our compassion and care for all sections of our society, he added."With over 10,000 participants and coverage from Zawya and Emirates24/7 the campaign was very successful in drawing attention to the plight of autistic children in UAE. Commenting on the value of success and the impressive display of the final mosaic, Head of DLD, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum said, “We have proved DLD’s capacity to undertake a Record breaking challenge that has raised awareness of those with autism in our society. Creative initiatives such as this show our responsibility to those in need and we are very grateful to everyone who contributed to the project’s success, our employees, partners and customers.”
7637Australian Hearing shatters record for most screening tests during hearing awareness weekDuring this year’s hearing awareness week, Australian Hearing urged the nation to get their hearing checked in record-breaking style by attempting the Most hearing screening tests carried out in eight hours at a single venue, and they shattered it with 712 people.
7638Dippin' Dots breaks ice cream speed record for National Ice Cream MonthWhen you think of Fourth of July, you think of summer.When you think of summer, you think of heat.And when you think of heat, you think of ice cream.All those things came together in Nashville on July 4, as iconic flash frozen ice cream maker Dippin' Dots set a record for the most ice creams cups prepared by a team in three minutes.Headlined by Warner Music Nashville country artist Ashley Monroe (it was Nashville, after all), the Dippin’ Dots team prepared 473 cups of ice cream in the alotted time. The record was set at Let Freedom Sing! in downtown Nashville's Music City on Independence Day. It also marked a celebration for the company of the 30th anniversary of National Ice Cream Month.Curt Jones, Dippin’ Dots founder and CEO, was also part of the record-setting team, which had its achievement verified live on site by an official GWR adjudicator.“Our attempt was a fun and unique way to commemorate the 30 th anniversary of National Ice Cream Month,” Jones said. “We are thrilled that our team successfully completed the challenge. We’d like to thank the talented Ashley Monroe for helping us with our record-setting effort as well as the many Nashville families who came out to cheer us on."In conjunction with the attempt, Dippin’ Dots donated 400 servings of its ice cream to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. News of the attempt would go on to receive coverage on Yahoo! Finance and CNBC's websites. Founded in 1988, Dippin' Dots distributes its products in all 50 U.S. states and 11 countries, employing nearly 200 people.Has Dippin' Dots inspired you or your group to attempt a record of your own? Make sure to contact the Guinness World Records events management team with your organization's details.
7639(VIDEO) Dada Life takes "Born to Rage" up a notch with largest pillow fightThe latest single from Swedigh DJ duo Dada Life is called "Born to Rage."At a recent concert in Chicago's Aragon Ballroom, thousands of the group's fans agreed.With the clock striking midnight, lasers lighting the room, and the DJs' beats providing a soundtrack to history, 3,813 partying concert-goers raged their way to the record for the largest pillow fight.Dada Life incorporate pillow fighting into many of its live shows, so the group decided to take the idea to its max and involve its passionate fan base in helping secure a spot in history. The group promoted the attempt leading up to the show to generate extra buzz during its current U.S. tour. By the time the epic pillow fight concluded, the Aragon found itself covered in nothing but record-breaking feathers.The group followed up its Guinness World Records title with the release of its newest single, "Born to Rage." Released in 39 different versions tailored for different dance music fans around the world, the single marks the latest chapter for the pair that has been active since 2006.Want to know what it's like to be in the middle of a record-breaking blizzard of pillows? Then check out this teaser video of the night's festivities, courtesy of Dada Life.videoThe record it broke had stood for nearly five years, as the concert eclipsed the 3,706 participants at Minehead Butlins in Somerset, UK, from November 2008.
7640Supersized smoothie sets record for Canadian University during student Frosh WeekTaking place during Frosh Week (Freshers Week) with the aim of promoting healthy eating and the institutions’s annual food fair, McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada produced the Largest smoothie ever and raised the record for the tenth time since it was first set in 2002.
7641Thousands celebrate National Malaysia Day in Kuala Lumpar with largest Silat lessonRecently, in the capital city of Malaysia, an astounding 12,393 people gathered together to take part in the Largest Silat lesson ever, occurring in conjunction with National Malaysia Day celebrations and held on the historic grounds where the country gained its independence in 1957 the same time of year.
7642Video: Russia’s Circle of Light festival opens with record-breaking projection displayThe nine-day Moscow International Festival “Circle of Light” in Russia, which concluded on Sunday, opened with a dazzling 19,099.3 m² (205,582.33 ft²) video animation projected onto the famous 20,000 m² Ministry of Defence Building.
7643World's tallest female dog Morgan passes awayGuinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievement, is saddened to hear the news of Morgan who, at the age of six, and titleholder for the tallest female dog, has passed away. Owned by Dave and Cathy Payne, of Ontario, Canada, the Great Dane weighed in at 90.7-kg (200-lb) and would eat seven cups of dry food (kibble) and two cups of wet food every day. Morgan was the third dog to hold the record of ‘Tallest Female Dog’ since the category began in 2012. She beat the previous record holder, Bella, by 3.22cm (1.25 in). The gentle giant first appeared in the ‘Stop Press’ section of the Guinness World Records 2014 book before appearing in the 60th anniversary edition which was released in September. Morgan is pictured alongside Zeus who is the tallest dog ever with a height of 1.118 m (44 in) and was measured in October 20011. Zeus sadly passed away in September. According to Morgan’s owner, Cathy Payne, Morgan had a mild-mannered nature, except when it comes to squirrels, which she loves to chase! Morgan is said to have died from a heart attack on Wednesday. Michael Whitty, Picture Editor at Guinness World Records said: “I had the great pleasure of meeting Morgan and her lovely owners David & Cathy when we organised for her to meet Zeus (the Tallest Male Dog) for a photo shoot. Morgan was so very sweet and good natured, even when surrounded by swarms of hugely excited local kids, and a natural in front of the camera. I’m very sad to hear of her passing. ” Guinness World Records would like to extend our condolences to the Payne family during this sad time.video
7644Halo 5: Guardians live launch broadcast sets streaming world recordMicrosoft’s release for the much-anticipated “Halo 5: Guardians” has proved to be the biggest launch in the long-running videogame franchise’s history, with its strong sales helped by an online launch show that has set an all-new Guinness World Records title for the Most watched videogame launch broadcast.
7645Classics: Largest aerial firework shellEach week here on guinnessworldrecords.com, we’ll be dipping into our extensive video library to bring you a classic piece of record-breaking action.
7646Adele smashes PSY's billion view record on YouTubeGlobal superstar Adele’s (UK) recent hit song “Hello” reached a staggering one billion views on the popular video platform YouTube a mere 88 days after it was uploaded.
7647First European theater in North AmericaPlay HousefirstUnited States, 01 January 1716The first theatre in North America was located in the English colony of Williamsburg, Virginia and was constructed in 1716. It was built by William Levingston and called the “Play House.” Actors put on English plays, frequently Shakespeare, until 1745 when the theatre was demolished and its frame was used to construct a town hall. The Walnut Street Theatre (or simply The Walnut), located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and founded in 1809, is considered not only the oldest theatre in the United States, but also the oldest continuously operating theatre in the English-speaking world. The first British (cultural) Invasion, more than 300 years before the arrival of The Beatles, took place when Lewis Hallam organized a troupe of professional actors—the first to play in America—and had a triumphant arrival in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1752. Their first performance being The Merchant of Venice on September 15, 1752. One-hundred ten years after the theatres were closed in England by Oliver Cromwell and the Puritans, and 92 years after the English theatres were “restored,” strenuous opposition arose in the American colonies among religious groups, leading Hallam and his company to flee to Jamaica in either 1754 or 1755. However, to the delight of more sophisticated audiences, the show did go on when Hallam’s son, Lewis Hallam, Jr., opened a theatre in New York for his newly founded American Company. They persevered, broke a leg, and in 1767, performed the first professionally acted American play—The Prince of Parthia, by Thomas Godfrey.
76481963: Youngest Solo Artist at No.1For many, the Sixties didn’t start truly swinging until 1963. That year saw the first singles by The Rolling Stones, and the release of Bob Dylan’s anthemic The Times They Are A-Changin’ album, which saw him lauded as a spokesman for the protest movement. Beatlemania broke out in 1963 too – sending Liverpool band's records sales into the stratosphere and their fans into delirium. But while the Fab Four were mop-topping the UK charts, another once-in-a-lifetime artist was taking off spectacularly Stateside.
76491998: Most Oscar Nominations
7650Mad Max Fury Road: Ten Road Warrior themed world recordsOne of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year, Mad Max: Fury Road finally hits cinemas around the world this weekend.

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