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7741The modern age: Six current world record categories that didn’t exist in 1955
7742Fan Choice: September 5 - Vote now!Lee De Villiers and Simon Clark of the UK sure know a thing or two about outlasting the competition. First, they broke the record for the longest barbecue marathon by a team, at 29 hr 1 min. Then, they used that record to earn the most votes in our polling window over the other four competitors in last week's Fan Choice.Lee and Simon had angled for a record since childhood, and now will be entered into our competition for fan record of the year.Every Friday here, we pick five records recently approved by our expert Records Management Team. We'll give you a little background on each and then ask you to vote for your favorite. The winners from each week, like Lee and Simon of The Old Sergeant Pub, will be entered into an end-of-year bracket to determine the Fan Choice record of the year.Read about our 2013 Fan Choice Record of the Year winner here.This week's list of nominees vying for your vote includes the oldest female hockey player and largest cork mosaic, but first, pull!FASTEST 25 TARGETS CLAY PIGEON SHOOTINGRecord: 31.98 secondsHolder: Drennan Kenderdine (UK)Location: Rugby & District Trap Club, Rugby, Warwickshire, UKThat's not all: Drennan made this attempt for a variety of reasons, including the promotion of shooting as safe, enjoyable pastime and to promote British shooting materials and manufacturing. Drennan used a UGB 25 Xcel Beretta to break the previous record by nearly 6 seconds.OLDEST FEMALE HOCKEY PLAYERRecord: 79 years 311 days Holder: Marie Larsen (Australia)Location: Canberra, ACT, AustraliaThat's not all: To our American readers, this is of course the oldest female field hockey player. Marire's record-breaking match came playing for Tuggeranong Vikings Women's Hockey Club against Australian National University Team in the Hockey ACT Women's State League 5 Competition this summer. Marie continues to play regularly for her team in the outdoor season, and also plays during the indoor season, in addition to serving as the umpire for her club's under-11s girl's team. LARGEST ABAYARecord: 10 m (32 ft 9.7 in) long and 4.2 m (13 ft 3.35 in) wide at the base Holder: Ayesha Siddequa (India) Location: Dubai, United Arab EmiratesThat's not all: An abaya is a loose, cloak-like dress worn by many women in the Muslim world. Ayesha created this abaya as an initiative to promote art studio Mawaheb, which works with special needs adults in Dubai. The abaya featured paintings created by these artists throughout the garment.LARGEST CORK MOSAIC (also pictured above)Record: 154.80 m² (1,666 ft² 36 in²)Holders: Magazine Saveurs du Voyage, published by SemFor (France)Location: Bordeaux, FranceThat's not all: The mosaic was inspired by the first issue of the magazine from SemFor, dedicated to the Aquitaine region. The mosaic measured 17.1 m (56 ft 1 in) by 9 m (29 ft 6 in) long and used 285,000 corks!MOST PLAYERS IN A RINGETTE EXHIBITION MATCHRecord: 259Holders: Calgary NW Ringette (Canada)Location: Calgary, Alberta, CanadaThat's not all: Ringette is a sport popular in Canada that's similar to ice hockey, but with a ring instead of a puck and slightly other different equipment, like the sticks. This match lasted 5 hr 43 min with the White team defeating the Black team, 51 to 39. The record attempt was to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the sport's invention.And those are your nominees time now to cast your vote!&ampampamplta href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/8288854/"&ampampampgtFan Choice: September 5&ampampamplt/a&ampampampgtThen check back here next week to see who you've helped crown the latest fan favorite!The 60th Anniversary Diamond Edition of the Guinness World Records book comes out next week! Find out all about it at www.guinnessworldrecords.com/2015And 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!
7743Fan Choice: October 10 - Vote now!With a leg up (literally) on his competition, Peter Nestler hopped to victory in last week's Fan Choice with his record for the fastest 100m jumping rope on one leg.Peter will now be entered into our competition for Fan Choice record of the year as we move closer to the end of 2014.Every Friday here, we pick five records recently approved by our expert Records Management Team. We'll give you a little background on each and then ask you to vote for your favorite. The winners from each week, like Peter, will be entered into an end-of-year bracket to determine the Fan Choice record of the year.Read about our 2013 Fan Choice Record of the Year winner here.This week's list of nominees vying for your vote includes an extremely long indoor lacrosse game and one hefty sum for a bottle of mezcal, but first, a place for your face.LONGEST LINE OF PHOTO CUT-OUT BOARDSRecord: 262 boardsHolder: Tokachi - Sekaiichi Project (Japan)Location: Midorigaoka Park, in Obihiro, Hokkaido, JapanThat's not all: The Project aimed at bringing people of the Tokachi area together. Supporters of the Tokachi - Sekaiichi Project included elementary school children, who helped with colouring of the boards, as well as local citizens, farmers, students and businesses, who contributed at various stages of the attempt. On the day of the attempt, 289 people gathered to participate by inserting their faces into the cut-out spaces in the boards.LARGEST COLLECTION OF ZEBRA-RELATED ITEMSRecord: 508 itemsHolder: Wendy Jarnet (New Zealand)Location: Thames, Waikato, New ZealandThat's not all: Wendy's first collected item was a soft toy zebra she chose as a present after a trip to the Auckland Zoo, she says, when she was 4 or 5 years old. Her favorite item is a plastic wind up zebra toy that bobs its head, spins its tail and jumps up and down when wound up.LARGEST GATHERING OF PEOPLE DRESSED AS COWS Record: 1,352 participants Holder: Cow Muster (Australia)Location: Deja Moo Country Fair in Cowaramup, AustraliaThat's not all: Actually named for a local parrot, Cowaramup has grown to be known as "Cowtown," thanks to the main street and parks decorated with fiberglass cows, dairy and tourism fueling the local industry, and now record attempts like this one.LONGEST MARATHON PLAYING INDOOR LACROSSERecord: 25 hoursHolder: The event was organized by AJ Kluck (USA)Location: Toronto Rock Athletic Center in Oakville, Ontario, CanadaThat's not all: The match took place between Team White and Team Red from The Hill Academy, with Team White squeaking out a narrow 612-610 victory. Indoor, or box, lacrosse is played with six players per side, including the goalie. This attempt helped raise funds for The Hill Academy's upcoming humanitarian trip to Nicaragua.MOST EXPENSIVE BOTTLE OF MEZCALRecord: $74,000 (£43,352)Holder: Fernando Altamirano Ruiz De Chavez (Mexico)Location: Mexico City, MexicoThat's not all: This bottle was transacted in a private sale to an anonymous buyer in France, fetching the impressive sum. This mezcal holder is made of 100-percent platinum-plated silver and was named "El Gran Conjuro Del Chaman."And those are your nominees time now to cast your vote!&lta href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/8366357/"&gtFan Choice: October 10&lt/a&gtThen check back here next week to see who you've helped crown the latest fan favorite!The 60th Anniversary Diamond Edition of the Guinness World Records book is out now! Find out all about it and see record holders like the longest tongue at www.guinnessworldrecords.com/2015And 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!
7744Happy 50th Birthday Michael Jordan: We look back at basketball legend's record-setting careerHis Airness. MJ. Honorary Looney Tune.Michael Jordan goes by many names, but one constant among his various personae is his singular effect on the game of basketball - many would argue Jordan is in fact the game's greatest-ever player.Whether you care to debate in favor of Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, or someone else is a discussion for another time. But today the spotlight shines on the six-time NBA champion and longtime Chicago Bull: Jordan celebrates his 50 th birthday Sunday, offering us the opportunity to look back at a career and life full of record-breaking achievements.INDIVIDUAL DOMINATIONCompared to some of the gaudy achievements put up by his forebearers in an NBA that was less athletic and not as sophisticated, some of Jordan's individual numbers may not stand up against the likes of Chamberlain's 50.4 points-per-game average in the 1961-62 season or his famed 100-point game.Yet despite the rigors of the modern game, Jordan still could not be denied his place in history. Perhaps his two most impressive records are his highest career scoring averages: 30.1 points-per-game for his regular season career and 33.4 a pop in the postseason. In a career that spanned 15 seasons played and 13 trips to the playoffs, to reach and retain those heights is simply impeccable.Not surprisingly with his scoring prowess, Jordan also owns the record for the most seasons to lead the NBA in scoring at 10 and still holds the mark for the highest point total in a single playoff game, lighting up the Boston Celtics for 63 points in just his second season.And don't forget about Jordan's defense. He's tied for the most career appearances on the NBA's All-Defensive First Team and was the first player ever to record 200 steals and 100 blocks in a season.TEAM SUCCESSWith a player like Jordan in his prime on the roster, a team is bound to do pretty well. Such was the case with the Chicago Bulls of the late 1980s and throughout the '90s.The most impressive Bulls record - and maybe one that'll never be broken - is their 72 wins in the 1995-96 season, the most regular-season NBA victories ever. Some teams have come close. Others have boasted they could win 72 themselves. And still, Jordan's Bulls stand alone atop that mountain.Jordan, of course, led the Bulls to six NBA titles, the definition of a modern-day dynasty. And, wouldn't you know it, MJ stood at the center of them all, earning records for the most total(6) and consecutive (3) NBA Finals MVP awards.Let's also not forget Jordan's success with both club and country. He joined fellow legendary running mate Scottie Pippen as the first players to win an NBA title and Olympic gold medal in the same year, fueling the once-in-a-lifetime Dream Team at Barcelona 1992.OFF THE COURTIn the end, many players could stake a claim to at least sitting at the same table of greatness with Jordan. Even current superstars like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are nudging their way into the all-time conversation.But Jordan still stands alone in the legacy and larger-than-life presence he manifested away from the game.There were the movies, like "Space Jam," still the highest-grossing basketball film of all-time at more than $230 million globally. The iconic commercials. And, of course, the shoes. With his Nike signature Air Jordan sneaker line alone, Jordan cultivated a worldwide following and inspired millions of fans - like this record-breaking one who owns a pair of every Air Jordan and coincidentally owns an awesomely appropriate name:videoSo happy birthday to the one and only Michael Jordan! And if yet another comeback attempt happens, we'll be here waiting to rewrite the record books again.
7745Stay classy with our record-breaking prep for Anchorman 2What, have you not heard that "Anchorman 2" comes out tonight?Where've you been getting your news, Frank Vitchard and Channel 2? They've been in third place for five years!Everyone's favorite fake television personality is back in theaters Wednesday, as Ron Burgundy reunites with Brick Tamland, Champ Kind, Brian Fantana & Co. for what's sure to be a highlight of the holiday movie season.We love rich mahogany and leather-bound books as much as the next person, so here are a handful of our favorite Anchorman quotes and the records they make us think of, to get you ready for the most anticipated sequel since Ling-Wong gave birth. "YOU STAY CLASSY, SAN DIEGO."videoDiscovered by the Germans in 1904, this jewel by the Pacific has enchanted news anchors and record breakers alike ever since none more so than healthcare group Kaiser Permanente. Its San Diego branch has spearheaded 19 different world records since 2010, along the lines of largest skin cancer screening (780 participants) and most eye tests performed in 8 hours (1,109). We're sure Ron could've used such help after getting maced by Veronica Corningstone in the newsroom."I LOVE SCOTCH. SCOTCHY, SCOTCH, SCOTCH. HERE IT GOES DOWN, DOWN INTO MY BELLY."videoBoy what Ron wouldn't do to get his hands on this baby before a newscast.At 228 litres (50.15 gal, 60.23 US gal) and standing 1.7 metres (5 ft 7 in) tall, The Famous Grouse's creation, unveiled on Aug. 12, 2012 (above), is the largest bottle of scotch ever. Unique New York!"THEY'VE DONE STUDIES, YOU KNOW. 60% OF THE TIME, IT WORKS EVERY TIME."videoBrian Fantana sure knows how to make his way around the ladies, and with a weapon like Sex Panther in his arsenal, we bet no woman within a 2-mile radius could resist. Which is why we're sure he would crush at something like the largest speed dating event, with 4 84 participants by Paktor Pte Ltd in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Nov. 30 to choose from. It wasn't a K-Mart but we're sure it would do."BAXTER...IS THAT YOU? BAXTER! BARK TWICE IF YOU'RE IN MILWAUKEE."Something about the absurdity of Milwaukee makes us love this throwaway line, but it's one of America's great cities in any decade. Although knowing how much Ron, Brian, and friends love their hair, they'd probably want to steer clear of Brew City. It was just 20 minutes outside of town where Brookfield, Wisc., hosted the record for most heads shaved in one hour by a team with 371. We thought there was no touching of the hair or face!"OH, IT'S THE DEEP BURN. OH, IT'S SO DEEP. OH, I CAN BARELY LIFT MY RIGHT ARM BECAUSE I DID SO MANY. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HEARD ME COUNTING. I DID OVER A THOUSAND."videoWhile Ron arrived at his Jack Johnson and Tom O'Leary guns with deception, there's one man who literally did do a thousand arm curls once, and his name is Eamonn Keane. In May 2012, the Irish strongman performed 1,258 curls of a 40 kg weight to break the record for most weight in one hour by arm curls, totaling 50,320 kg (110,936 lb 9 oz). "I LOVE LAMP."If you thought Ron would go crazy for scotch, imagine the stroke Brick would have if he ever came across the largest floor lamp while in Oslo. Measuring 9.16 m (30 ft) high with a lampshade 3.98 m (13 ft) across, not even your sharpest trident could keep Brick away from this object of his affection.What's your favorite Anchorman quote and what record does it make you think of? Let us know in the comments and enjoy the movie!Looking for that perfect last-minute stocking stuffer and a bottle of Sex Panther is unavailable? Well, the Guinness World Records 2014 edition is on sale now. See a full list of where to find it here.
7746With Ultra Street Fighter IV released this week, here are eight franchise recordsYou did quite well, but you need more training to defeat me! Do you know which Street Fighter game features this quote? (Answer below!)This week, Capcom released Ultra Street Fighter IV (USFIV) as a standalone game for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC. The Street Fighter franchise has been around since 1987 - that is 27 years of punch and kick attacks! At Guinness World Records, we have recognized this fighting game with many record titles. We only hope to see 27 more years of record-breaking Hadoukens from the series. Here are eight world records, showing off nearly three decades of Street Fighter's super combo moves:LONGEST-RUNNING FIGHTING VIDEO GAME SERIESvideoWhy it's awesome: The king of fighting franchises, Street Fighter began in 1987 with the original arcade game from Capcom and celebrated its 27th anniversary with the release of USFIV in Japanese arcades in April, followed by this week's full retail versions.MOST PROLIFIC FIGHTING VIDEO GAME SERIESWhy it's awesome: Street Fighter is also the most prolific fighting videogame series, combining quantity with longevity, releasing a total of 127 qualifying games in these last 27 years. This includes all crossover titles across all platforms and arcade releases. It does not include compilations, though.MOST TOURNAMENT WINS IN STREET FIGHTER/FIRST WOMAN TO WIN A PROFESSIONAL STREET FIGHTER EVENTWhy they're awesome: These two professional "Street Fight-ing" gamers know how to create the perfect winning combinations of special attacks: Hadouken, Shoryuken, and Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku. Ryan Hart (UK, below as Ryu), who has tasted victory in seven different countries over the course of a 15-year career as of September 2010, has won the most national and international tournaments for games in the Street Fighter series with 30 titles. Meanwhile, best known among pro-gamers under her tag of “Kayane”, Marie-Laure Norindr (France, above as Chun-Li) became the first woman to win a professional Street Fighter event at the Evolution Championship Series 2010 when she beat Sola “Burnyourbra” Adesui in the women’s Super Street Fighter IV final.BEST-SELLING COIN-OPERATED FIGHTING GAMEvideoWhy it’s awesome: The best selling coin-operated fighting video game was the 1991 arcade release of Street Fighter II. Offering an inspiring choice of fighters, capable of over 30 moves each, plus a range of deadly foes and some simple controls, the game was an instant hit. It was also one of the first games to feature an eight-way joystick and six-button controls.BEST-SELLING iOS FIGHTING GAMEWhy it's awesome: Street Fighter IV (2010) successfully transferred the gameplay to an iOS version that had sold 615,000 copies within 2 years of its release.FIRST FEMALE PLAYER CHARACTER IN A FIGHTING GAMEvideoWhy it’s awesome: The first female character to be playable in a fighting game is ex-Interpol agent Chun-Li, from the Street Fighter series. She made her debut in Street Fighter II (1991), which also premiered other now-iconic franchise characters like Blanka, Dhalsim, and E. Honda.HIGHEST SCORE IN SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV ARCADE MODEWhy it’s awesome: On 5 December 2010, Rob Seymour racked up 2,587,000 points on the PlayStation 3 version of Super Street Fighter IV (2010), more than doubling the previous record. He used high-scoring combos to pile on the points and deliberately lost one round per fight to allow the maximum scoring opportunities across all three rounds in a bout.LONGEST VIDEOGAME MARATHON ON A FIGHTING GAMEWhy it’s awesome: The longest videogame marathon playing a fighting game lasted 48 hours exactly. The Game Emporium in Garrettsville, Ohio, USA, welcomed Anthony "AJ" Lysiak (USA, above) and his endless character match-ups for this two day marathon playing Street Fighter X Tekken (2012). We wonder which character he liked playing the most? ----------------------Well that was just a small selection of record titles for the franchise! USFIV looks great and we hope to see more record attempts from our community for this game. Let us know by submitting an application and let make sure to drop your favorite Street Fighter character in the comments. A straw poll in the GWR office has us divided between Chun Li and Blanka.P.S. Answer to above was, of course, the best Street Fighter game ever - Street Fighter II!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!
7747Breaking Bad cooks up record-breaking formula for GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014 editionIn case you didn’t know, “Breaking Bad” is a pretty amazing show.And in case you did know, now we can tell you just how amazing – officially.The iconic AMC drama will feature in the upcoming GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014 edition as the “ highest rated TV series,” thanks to its metascore of 99/100 on MetaCritic.com.To celebrate this achievement as the show heads for that giant cooking lab in the sky, we decided to pick some appropriate records for various characters from the program. Heisenberg approved.Walter White: Most underpants worn at onceFor a notoriously sinister and ruthlessly manipulative drug kingpin, Walter White sure does spend a lot of time in his tighty-whities. Which means Steve Jacobs (above) better watch out. Walter has always shown an affinity for respecting and then eliminating those he considers threats, and Jacobs owns the record for most underpants worn at once: 266 of them. Say his name.Jesse Pinkman: Longest marathon drummingIt's easy to forget that Jesse once had a life outside his alternating states of wallowing in despair and firecracker rage. In fact, he even played in a band! Maybe the best way to respect the spirit of TwaüghtHammër and dissipate all that passive-aggressive rage is to grab the sticks, pull up a stool, and take a crack at the longest marathon drumming, currently at 122 hr 25 min by Indonesia's Kunto Hartono.Hank Schrader: Largest beer tastingWho doesn't love an ice-cold Schraderbräu after a long day of tracking down your druglord brother-in-law? If Hank can somehow bust Walt and escape with his reputation (and life) intact by the end of the season, there might not be a better way to celebrate than by gathering all of the DEA and APD to enjoy some brews and beat the 322 people who set this record at The Oast House of Manchester (UK) in August.Saul Goodman: Largest collection of mobile phonesThe pre-paid cell phone bills for everybody's favorite lawyer must be through the roof. There's a reason you " Better Call Saul." Ever notice the number of burners available in his top desk drawer at any given time? Impressive, sure, but still nothing on Germany's Carston Tews, who owns the largest collection of mobile phones with 1,563 different ones.Skyler White: Most cars washed in 8 hours (multiple venues)By legitimate transactions or embezzled ones, Skyler is doing quite the job making the A-1 Car Wash the most lucrative in New Mexico's history. As her own competitive mean streak festers with each passing episode, we feel sorry for 89 of the Repco stores across Australia and New Zealand. It's only a matter of time before the White car wash empire takes out their record of 6,277 cars washed in a workday back in October.Marie Schrader: Longest color sequence memorizedSorry, we couldn't resist. There's no way Marie would come close to this record, instead blurting out "Purple!" time after time like an owl who isn't that wise.videoSo rest easy, Sancy Suraj Singh (Singapore). Your 160-color sequence looks safe for now .Walt, Jr.: Tallest stack of pancakesNeed we say more? Walt, Jr., would go cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs (see what we did there?) if he came across this 82-cm tall (2 ft 8 in) stack by Marc De Bruyckere, Kurt Dobbelaere, Michel De Pauw and Joeri Van den Bussche in Maldegem, Belgium.Gus Fring: Largest collection of chicken related itemsTo our long-lost pollo hermano, we thought of the only record we could: the largest collection of chicken-related items. Cecil and Joann Dixon of the USA have spent more than 40 years collecting 6,505 chicken-related items. Although we're pretty sure that doesn't include any chicken man face masks.For more entertainment records from the biggest stars in Hollywood, be sure to check out the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014 edition. It will be the one who knocks, in stores Sept. 12. Visit www.guinnessworldrecords.com/2014 for all the details.
7748March Madness 2013: A Record-Breaking LookThe brackets are filled - only to soon be busted.The players are ready - only for half of them to head right home a day later.The alumni are excited - only to reach for the tissue box if their team falls short.It can all only mean one thing: Madness is upon us.March Madness, that is, as Thursday marks the start of one of America's favorite sports traditions: more formally known as the NCAA Men's Division 1 Basketball Championship.Each year, 68 teams enter the single-elimination tournament to crown college basketball's champion. With match-ups played from coast to coast, spanning three weeks, and with some days featuring as many as 12 straight hours of simultaneous games, it's a hoops lover's dream come true.At Guinness World Records, it's no different, despite one very important point. Due to the fact that the NCAA operates an entirely amateur competition, any records stemming from competitive achievement within the college game are not eligible for Guinness World Records feats. This is to allow a standardizable measuring stick to be used for performance-related records in all sports, by only measuring those which happen at a professional or pre-eminent amateur (i.e. Olympics) level.Still, basketball at the collegiate level acts as both crystal ball and incubator. It is during March Madness that many players forge their legends and carve paths to eventual record-breaking greatness as professionals. These next few weeks will offer a glimpse of future stars and the potential they hold, a phenomenon we have witnessed for generations.Take, for example, Michael Jordan. "His Airness" celebrated his 50th birthday last month, which offered an opportunity to look back at his record-breaking career. We probably should have known good things were coming when Jordan, as a freshman, hit this now-iconic game-winning shot over Georgetown to win North Carolina the 1982 title.videoUnlike Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain -- whose list of basketball records runs into double digits -- unfortunately played his college ball from 1956-58, before many of his great performances could be captured on video.Also unfortunate were some of the tactics used by opponents to stifle the great big man in his NCAA tournament appearances. These included triple-teaming him on every possession and also holding the ball for minutes at a time so that Chamberlain's Kansas Jayhawks wouldn't be able to get the ball back -- a common tactic before the sport adopted the shot clock years later. Chamberlain later said in a biography that his team's loss in the 1957 title game was the most painful of his life, surely motivating him for future success.Other players, both all-time legends and modern-day heroes, used March Madness as a springboard to greatness.Bill Russell, the man with more NBA championships (11) than anyone else, played collegiately at the University of San Francisco. To nobody's surprise in hindsight, Russell led the Dons to national titles in 1955 and 1956, averaging both more than 20 points and rebounds per game in his college career. Current three-time defending NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant only played one year in college, but made his mark felt, too. In his lone, freshman campaign, Durant won numerous national player of the year honors, and scored 57 combined points in his Texas Longhorns' two Madness games played before elimination in 2007. And Carmelo Anthony, currently second in the NBA in scoring and record holder for the most 3-pointers made in an Olympic game, flashed his prowess in college, winning a national championship for Syracuse as the team's leading scorer in 2003.videoIt's anybody's guess what future superstar we'll see on display in these next few weeks. Names like Ben McLemore, Otto Porter, or Victor Oladipo may not mean much yet to those who don't follow college basketball.But if March has taught us anything over the years, it's that they very soon just might.
7749Cristiano Ronaldo, Rory McIlroy and Roger Federer among sports stars to make the cut in Guinness World Records 2015 bookThe team sheets are in and Guinness World Records can announce its star studded line up of sporting talent that have made it into the 60 th anniversary edition of the record breaking book.As ever, a wide scope of sport disciplines can be found across the sporting pages of the Guinness World Records 2015 Book ranging from the fastest man on the planet in Usain Bolt to the biggest draw in boxing, Floyd Mayweather Jr.In football, Cristiano Ronaldo has got one over on his nearest and long standing competitor Lionel Messi by taking his mantle for the Most Champions League goals in a calendaryear.©ReutersThe Portuguese international scored 15 goals between 13 February and 10 December 2013. Off the field, Ronaldo has also secured the record for the Most Twitter followers for an athlete which is in excess of 25 million! (Katy Perry, however, is the Most followed person on Twitter with over 50 million).Brian O’Driscoll cemented his place in rugby folklore after securing the record for the Most international appearances in Rugby Union. O’Driscoll amassed 141 caps in total, 133 of which for his country and made eight appearances for the British and Irish Lions on their 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2013 respective tours.He broke the previous record held by former Australian player George Gregan (139 caps). The former Irish centre was presented with his Guinness World Records certificate in an intimate setting and, speaking about his award, he said: “I am delighted to have made it into this year’s Guinness World Records Book. It is a childhood dream achieved!“©ReutersRoger Federer is now the Most powerful sports star in the world ranked No.8 on Forbes’ list taking the mantle form NFL quarterback Peyton Manning .The Swiss tennis star is also recognised for his day job in tennis with records for the Most Grand Slam singles titles (17), Most Grand Slam matches won (265) and Most week’s ranked world No.1 (302).Leading Horse racing Jockey Tony McCoy heads the front of the pack in his sport with Most horse racing wins in jump racing in a season (289 in 2001-2002) and Most horse racing wins in jump racing in a career (4,106 and between 26 March 1992 and 26 April 2014).Unbeaten boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr, and his fight with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in September 2013, raked in a staggering $150,000,000 (£91,812,400) making it the Highest selling pay-per-view boxing match of all time.©ReutersIn form Rory Mcilroy, has the record for the Lowest total score (72 holes) at the US Open with a scorecard boasting 268 (65-66-68-69) and, in the process, simultaneously broke the record for the Lowest score to par in a US Open, shooting 16-under.©ReutersUsain Bolt remains the dominates force in athletics, with entries in this year's book for Fastest run 100 metres (male), Fastest run 100 metres (male), Most medals won at the IAAF Athletics World Championships (male) and Most Men’s IAAF World Athlete of Year Trophies.©ReutersFormula One driver Lewis Hamilton, who made his racing debut on 10 th June 2007 has the record for the Most consecutive seasons to win a Formula One Grand Prix from debut (eight).Paralympic athlete and UK favourite Ellie Simmonds, who was honoured by Guinness World Records with a certificate presentation, was recognised for her Fastest swim 400m freestyle - S6 (female) in a time of 5 min 19.17 sec at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Speaking on her record, Simmonds said: “What an absolute honour it is to be included in the Guinness World Records 2015 book.Ever since being bought one of the books as a child, I’ve absolutely adored the series, and have always looked forward to the next edition, so it’s wonderful – if not a little surreal – to be included myself this time around!”Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief , Craig Glenday, said: “The sports superlatives are, quite literally, the fastest moving categories at Guinness World Records, and as our new and updated records prove, no elite sport is safe from competitors constantly pushing at the boundaries. This year’s anniversary edition has also given us the chance to reflect on how much has changed in 60 years, and no where have these changes been as dramatic as they have in sports.”Guinness World Records 2015 is the 60 th anniversary edition of the world’s best-selling copyright book and is available worldwide in September. 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, and sign up to be notified when it becomes available in your region, by heading to www.guinnessworldrecords.com/2015And 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!Related stories One Direction find place in Guinness World Records 2015 book with historic first three albums Metallica rock their way into Guinness World Records 2015 Edition Jennifer Lawrence, Game of Thrones, Frozen among new entertainment record holders in Guinness World Records 2015 book The Top 5 unusual sports titles in the new Guinness World Records 2015 book Video: Introducing Jiff - the fastest dog on two paws!
7750Video: Guinness World Records visits CERN and the Large Hadron ColliderCERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research , which sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, grew out of Europe's need for a positive and collaborative scientific effort following the destructive consequences of World War II.Founded in 1954, its 60 th anniversary celebrations pay respect to these origins, proudly adorning each webpage on the CERN site with the phrase “Celebrating 60 years of science for peace.”Guinness World Records is also celebrating its 60th anniversary book edition this year, and a team of officials headed to CERN to document and honour the organisation which has moved science so far forward in the last six decades.videoThe international team of scientists working at CERN are immensely proud of the peaceful purpose of their organisation, summed up perfectly by Article 2 of the CERN Convention, their founding charter:“[it] shall have no concern with work for military requirements and the results of its experimental and theoretical work shall be published or otherwise made generally available.”During these 60 years, experiments conducted at CERN have contributed an immeasurable amount to our understanding of the universe, earning some of the responsible scientists Nobel prizes for their contributions. Gathering so many of the world’s sharpest minds in one organisation has fostered a prosperous culture of technological innovation – one notable result being the inception of the World Wide Web, conceived of by Sir Tim Berners-Lee as a means of disseminating data from experiments there.All the while, the experiments at CERN have grown grander in scale and more technically complex in order to continue making ground-breaking discoveries. The culmination of this progression is a particle accelerator named, quite bluntly, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which broke the record for the Largest scientific instrumentupon completion in September 2008, at 27 km (17 mi) in circumference. Since then, the LHC has gone on to break numerous other records during its operation, a selection of which Guinness World Records was given the opportunity to present to the Director-General of CERN, Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer, in the video above.The crowning achievement of the LHC was its crucial part in finding the First proof of the existence of a Higgs bosonin March 2013. In order to find the evidence for this elusive particle, it was required to smash protons together at incredible energies, an endeavour which earned the LHC the record for the Most powerful particle accelerator. Along the way in 2012, scientists on the LHC were able to create the Highest man-made temperature, at an astounding 5 trillion K, a temperature not seen since moments after the Big Bang. It was hinted a number of times during GWR’s visit to CERN that we might see another record-breaking particle accelerator at the facility in 20 years’ time. Some may ask why they need another one so soon, but it stands to reason, as the LHC took a similar length of time to come to fruition.The discovery of the Higgs boson raises a number of significant questions about how our universe works, and a larger particle accelerator may be just what’s needed to answer some of those questions. We hope the Guinness World Records certificates presented during this trip to Switzerland will be proudly displayed alongside the Nobel prizes as these scientists continue working toward those answers at CERN for the foreseeable future. “It’s important that the Guinness World Records book continues to monitor these fundamental science superlatives,” said the book’s Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday. “The fact that CERN was acknowledged in our very first edition 60 years ago and continues to break records in our latest edition is testament to the importance of this international scientific effort. It’s been a privilege to visit the Large Hadron Collider and present the team leaders’ their certificates, and I’m sure there will be plenty more record-breaking at CERN in its next 60 years.” British theoretical physicist and Nobel Prize laureate Peter Higgs (Reuters)The 60th Anniversary Diamond Edition of the Guinness World Records book is out now! Find out all about it and see record holders like the longest tongue at www.guinnessworldrecords.com/2015And 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!
7751Fan Choice: May 30 - Vote now!After more than 150 hours of playing, what was one more week of competition?The Loughborough University Staff Cricket Club (UK) bowled over last week's Fan Choice competition with 49.75% of the vote. Their successful record for the longest marathon playing cricket trumped its nearest competitor in a hard-fought battle by a less than 10% margin.Every Friday here, we'll pick five records recently approved by our expert Records Management Team. We'll give you a little background on each and then ask you to vote for your favorite. The winners from each week, like the Loughborough University club, will be entered into an end-of-year bracket to determine the Fan Choice record of the year.Read about our 2013 Fan Choice Record of the Year winner here.This week features two friends growing even closer over 24 hours and a bunch of people learning to ice skate. But first, time for tea. LARGEST CREAM TEA PARTYRecord: 536 participantsHolder: Dominique Garrigues (Australia)Location: Stamford Grand Adelaide in Glenelg, AustraliaThat's not all: The photo at top doesn't even capture the full scope of the event, as only one table could fill the frame, but check out the aerial shot above. This party took over the entirety of Glenelg Pier and raised funds for the charity Novita, which provides rehabilitation and disability services for children in South Australia. To qualify, each participant had to be served one cup of English breakfast tea, a scone, a portion of jam, and clotted cream.MOST PEOPLE MAKING SANDWICHESRecord: 1,363 participantsHolder: TangoTab and Friends (USA)Location: Hilton Anatole Dallas in Dallas, Texas, USA That's not all: TangoTab joined with the Hilton, Albertson's Foods, and the North Texas Food Bank to break this record, which resulted in enough sandwiches to feed more than 136,000 of those in need in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Encouraging those who created the bologna-and-cheese sandwiches were area sports legends LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Owens, and Mike Modano. LONGEST LINE OF CANDLES LIT IN RELAYRecord: 338 candlesHolder: Scout Association of Hong Kong - Hong Kong Island Region (Hong Kong)Location: Hong Kong, China That's not all: This attempt required Participant A to light the candle of Participant B, who would then light the candle of the next person and so on down the line. On the group's first attempt, the flame extinguished between candles No. 91 and 92, before they could break the record. But, showing that dedication pays off, attempt No. 2 went off without a hitch.LONGEST DISTANCE RUN THREE-LEGGED IN 24 HOURSRecord: 109.8 km (68.23 mi)Holder: Mark Howlett and Rab Lee (both UK)Location: Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK That's not all: The two friends and seasoned ultra-marathon runners made their attempt at the Glenmore 24 Hour Trail Race. While only Rab was Scottish, the duo decided to wear kilts for the entire attempt in honor of the location. The pair admitted they got off to an awkward start, but then soon found a rhythm and proceeded for the full 24 hours with no sleep or any trips/falls.LARGEST ICE SKATING LESSONRecord: 523 participantsHolder: Ilya Urazakov (Kazakhstan)Location: Medeo ice skating rink, Almaty, Kazakhstan That's not all: Ilya organized this event as a way to engage area youth with a healthier, more active lifestyle. All participants were university students, who stayed to continue learning and skating even after the 30-minute lesson was up. Providing the instruction was professional figure skating coach Larissa Tymoshenko.And those are your nominees time now to cast your vote!&ampampampampampampamplta href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/8087969/"&ampampampampampampampgtFan Choice: May 30&ampampampampampampamplt/a&ampampampampampampampgtThen check back here next week to see who you've helped crown the latest fan favorite!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!
7752Pokémon: 10 incredible world records to celebrate the franchise's 20th anniversaryPokémon celebrated a milestone anniversary on 27 February as it has now been 20 years since its debut in 1996, when the games Pokémon Red and Green were published in Japan by Nintendo for Game Boy.
7753Colonel Meow, the cat with the longest fur, makes it into new Guinness World Records™ 2014 BookGuinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievement, today revealed a sneak preview of the upcoming edition of the world’s best-selling copyright book, by announcing its latest record-breaker: Colonel Meow, the Cat with the longest fur.The Himalayan-Persian cross-breed has fur that reaches 22.87cm (9in) and features in the new Guinness World Records 2014 book out on September 12.The two-year-old feline named ‘Colonel Meow’ by his owners, Anne Marie Avey and Eric Rosario, because of his “epic frown and fur”, will celebrate his achievement today at their home in Los Angeles, California, USA. Anne Marie said: “We already knew that he was the best cat in the world, but to be recognised in the Guinness World Records book takes it to the next level.”videoHowever, there is a considerable downside to her record-breaking cat: “Literally everything in the house has hair on it, including us! I feel like I’m always vacuuming!”Guinness World Records 2014 Edition –available worldwide on Thursday 12 th September – click here to find out moreColonel Meow, who was adopted as a rescue cat from the Himalayan & Persian Society, needs his fur brushed 2–3 times a week, and it takes both Anne and Eric to complete the job. The couple say that they never use products on Colonel Meow’s fur, applying only water and brushes if he gets dirty.News of his inclusion in the latest Guinness World Records book tops off a fantastic year for Colonel Meow, who has become an internet sensation with the launch of his own website, Facebook page and YouTube channel that has already racked up over 2 million views. Colonel Meow’s fur measurements were taken by three independent vets, recording an average length based on 10 hairs. The evidence was then sent through to Guinness World Records to verify the new record.Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday, said: “Colonel Meow is being groomed for stardom, and I know the furry feline will be a big hit with readers. He’s an incredible creature, and he’ll undoubtedly inspire people all around to the world to whip out their rulers and start measuring their own cat’s fur. We’re pleased to welcome him into the Guinness World Records family – and as you’ll be seeing shortly, he’s just one of the many spectacular record-holders that feature in the new book.”Colonel Meow’s record and many, many more feature in the new Guinness World Records 2014 Edition – which is available worldwide on Thursday 12 th September. Find out more about the book and its incredible augmented reality feature, and where you can buy a copy at www.guinnessworldrecords.com/2014/Related links: Loudest purr by a domestic cat Smallest dog living Smallest dog living (height) Smallest cat ever Tallest dog ever Longest tongue current - dog
7754Listen to Psy’s new song, Halle Berry still on for X-Men and Minecraft hits a billion – The news in world recordsRecord-breakers in the news todayFilm star Halle Berry has insisted that pregnancy won't stop her being an "integral part" of the newX-Menmovie.Director Bryan Singer last month revealed that Berry would reprise her role as Storm - a mutant with the ability to manipulate the weather - in X Men: Days Of Future Past. Since joingin the cast last month, Berry has announced she is expecting her second child and is believed to be three months into her pregnancy. However, she told Radio 1 Newsbeat that she has no intention of pulling out of the film for maternity leave, saying: "One thing is for sure, with another baby on the way, mama cannot take time off."Shooting for the new movie, the sequel to 2011'sX-Men: First Class, begins this coming Monday.The best selling single edition of a comic book is X-Men 1 (Marvel Comics, 1991) with sales of 8.1 million copies. It was created by Chris Claremont (UK) and Jim Lee (USA) who also drew four variant covers all of them published simultaneously with cover date October 1991.After sparking an international dance craze with the release of his single Gangnam Style last year, Korean singer Psy has released his follow-up single, Gentleman, online.Similar in style to his mega hit, the new track is full of puns in Korean and contains the lines 'I am a party mafia!' and the refrain, 'I am a mother father gentleman'.video"Gangnam Style" became the first video to receive 1 billion views online, with 1,000,382,639 views on YouTube as of 21 December 2012.Microsoft has revealed gamers have spent more than 1 billion hours playing Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition since the game launched in May.The figure is equivalent to over 114,00 years playing the building blocks game.As of July 2012, Minecraft (Mojang, 2009) had notched up sales of 6,799,347 on the PC, with 35,915,045 registered accounts, making it the best-selling indie videogame of all time.Finally, this Sunday marks the 80 th anniversary of the original 'sighting of the Loch Ness Monster.John Mackay and his wife spotted "something resembling a whale" as they passed the freshwater loch on a nearby road on April 14, 1933.The longest continuous vigil at Loch Ness seeking the Loch Ness monster, spanning 21 years, is that of Steve Feltham, who arrived at Loch Ness in 1991 and has stayed there full-time ever since, living in a converted mobile library on the shore, and spending every day scanning the loch in search of the monster.
7755US Masters 2013 final day: Record double for Tianlang Guan– but which other titles could still be broken at the Augusta NationalAmerican Brandt Snedeker and Argentina's former champion Angel Cabrera today both take a one-shot lead into the final round of the 77th Masters - the tournament many regard as golf's most iconic.The pair finished seven under par to lead Australian Adam Scott by one after the trio all shot 69 in ideal conditions on Saturday during a tournament that has already provided its share of drama and controversy, along with some notable new records.Record-breaking matters kicked off on Thursday with Tianlang Guan (China) claiming his first piece of golfing history by becoming the youngest golfer ever to qualify for the US Masters tournament at the age of 14 years 12 days old.Despite being penalised one stroke for slow play on the opening day's play, Guan went on to make further history by becoming the youngest golfer to make the cut at the US MastersIt beats a benchmark set by Matteo Manassero (Italy, b. 19 April 1993) in April 2010, who qualified for the final two rounds of the 74th Masters tournament at the age of 16 years and 355 days.While Guan has impressed on his Augusta debut, at +9 after 54 holes, there's little chance of the Chinese amateur making it a hat-trick of records by beating Tiger Woods' record for Youngest winner of the golf US Masters.Woods' imperious display at the tournament in 1997 came at the age of 21 years, 104 days - a performance that also saw him notch up records for the lowest total score at the US Masters (270 - 70, 66, 65, 69) along with the largest margin of victory at the Masters (12 shots).Although Woods was retrospectively penalised two strokes for an illegal drop on the 15th on Friday, he stands just four shots off the lead going into the final day's play and will be hoping for a strong final round as he looks to add to his four titles won already at the Masters.A win would see Woods presented with an iconic green jacket for the fifth time, one behind Jack Nicklaus (USA) who remains the record holder for most wins of the Masters, having ended victorious in 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975 and 1986. Nicklaus' final win came at the age of 46 years, 82 days old, making him the oldest winner of the Masters.One of the main talking points during this year's opening round was Welshman Jamie Donaldson becoming only the fifth player to sink a hole-in-one at the tournament.The 37-year-old managed the feat on the 180-yard par three sixth hole.The first ever hole-in-one scored at the Masters was by Ross Somerville (Canada) at the 16th hole in 1934.
7756Best Brazilian Guinness World Records in honor of Independence DayHappy Independence Day, Brazil! 7 September is the anniversary of independence and to celebrate we are going to look at our Top Ten records from the world's fifth largest country.1. Largest Samba bandBrazilians are famous for dancing and one of their most popular rythyms is samba which is considered part of their cultural identity, it is fitting then that the 1,038 people gathered in Republic Square, São Paulo to break this record on 17 April 2011.2. Most consecutive association football victories in all competitionsFootball is the national sport in Brazil and over the years they have produced many famous players like Pelé, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho and many great teams at international level. One of the country's best-supported clubs entered the record books last year, Coritiba FC won 24 straight games between 3 February to 5 May 2011.3. Largest mural of kissesBrazilians celebrate Valentine's Day on 12 June and this year commuters at one of São Paulo's busiest subway stations, Pinheiros Station, were invited by NIVEA Brasil to help break a romantic record. In total 13,316 people donated a kiss using lip balm to form this gigantic mural.4. Longest career as a theatre director for the same productionVado Souza has spent 40 years and 7 months directing, producing and starring in his one-man show 'O Navio Negreiro' (The Slave Ship) based on the famous poem by Castro Alves that helped lead to the abolishment of slavery in Brazil.5. Largest Christmas tree structureIn the northern Brazilian town of Aracaju the guys at Energisa Sergipe - Distribuidora de Energia S/A presented the locals with a Christmas tree structure 127.99 metres (419.91 ft) tall that used over 25,000 lights.6. Largest breadBack in 2008, Joaquim Goncalves decided to celebrate Guinness World Records Day by baking the largest loaf of bread in the city of Curitiba. It weighed 1.571 tonnes (3,463 lb) enough to make approximately 30,000 sandwiches!7. Largest beach gardenYou can't mention Brazil without thinking of the beach and the beach in Santos is bordered by a garden which is 5.3 km (3.3 miles) long and has a total area of 218,800 m2 (2,355,143 ft2) making it the largest beach garden in the world.8. Largest tropical rainforestThe Amazon rainforest covers nine different countries in total, spanning 6.475 million km2 (2.5 million miles2) with the largest part to be found within Brazil's borders.9. Largest car mosaicBrazil is the sixth-largest producer of cars and in April 2010, Volkswagen do Brasil, created a mosaic with 460 cars to celebrate the 30 th anniversary of the Volkswagen Gol.10. Largest parade of floatsFrom cars to 'carros alegoricos' (carnival floats) and in this year's Corso do Zé Pereira in Teresina in northern Brazil some 343 floats took part in the 7.3 km (4.54 mi) parade to mark the 82 nd pre-carnival party offered by the city of Teresina.
7757Feel the burn: Heaviest sumo deadlift in one minute record shatteredThe record for the heaviest sumo deadlift in one minute was broken this week by 54-year-old Walter Urban (USA) in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.Walter sumo deadlifted 4,778.6 kg (10,535 lb), completing 49 repetitions of 97.5 kg (215 lb) during his record attempt.The attempt was broadcast live on CBC's Sports Day in Canada.The difference between a sumo deadlift and a traditional deadlift is that in the sumo deadlift, the legs are spread apart and the weight is lifted while gripping the bar in between the open legs.The previous record for the heaviest deadlift in one minute was 4,680 kg (10,317 lb) by Markus Rücker (Germany) at the Marktplatz in Eilenburg, Germany, on 13 June 2011.
7758This month in Challengers: from bottle balancing to dice catchingHi friends! It is that time again to get an update from the officially amazing world of Challengers.The Sochi Olympics are underway, and here at Guinness World Records we are excited to watch amazing athletes compete for an Olympic medal. It is the same excitement that we have when we see our very own Challengers here compete for a record. Many of our Challengers have trained and practiced diligently before they post their video attempts, using that same dedication for greatness!I know some challenges might not turn into actual Olympic sports, but the varied selection from this month does show some of the best of the best in our Challengers' community! Here's a selection from a couple different categories.FOOD AND DRINKAshrita Furman is well known in the Guinness World Records community as someone who is committed to training and practice before his official attempts. In fact, you could call him the Michael Phelps of record-breaking, as he owns the most ever. Now, he's giving Challengers a shot! Check out his first attempt, for the most drinks opened with ringpulls in 30 seconds.HOUSEHOLD ITEMSHow high can these bottles get? We feel that Sylvio Sabba will need to attempt this record for most plastic bottles balanced on one fingeroutside soon, or else he'll run out of space in his home.videoTOYS AND GAMESThis record takes great teamwork and precise throwing and catching skills: the most dice caught in cupped hands while blindfolded. These guys have been true competitors for this record title. Take a look at their attempt below to see if you and your teammate can catch up and beat the current record!videoTRY THESE CLASSIC CHALLENGESThere are a few records on Challengers that we noticed have not been broken nor even attempted in quite a long time. We hope to showcase some of these challenges to encourage new and old Challengers to step up to the plate and attempt to break some records! These challenges showcase some amazing skill, so we know it may be difficult. But, like an Olympic athlete, we know you guys can train and improve these numbers! Hope to see new faces for the record attempts below:Most hula hoop rotations while standing on one leg in 1 minuteMore than 200 rotations!!! Watch the official count and see if you can beat the current record:Most eggs held in one handWe know it might be difficult to beat this current record, but we also know there is an egg-cellent candidate out there who can do it!videoHighest score on Level 1-1 of "Poached Eggs" on Angry Birds (Chrome game)This gaming record has stood for sometime now…since 2011! Let's see if we can get more of you gamers out there to try and beat this to get your names into our next Gamer's Edition.That's it for now! Learn how to use the site HERE and we'll be back with more amazing attempts next month!Not familiar with Challengers? It's our free and fast online record-breaking platform, where anyone can make a world record attempt from home, share their video with the world, and earning themselves an official world record! Get started here.
7759My Story: Martyn Tovey and the world’s largest collection of Guinness World Records memorabilia
7760Saluting Elvis Week: RecordBreak HotelGet all shook up, don't be cruel and, whatever you do, don't step on our blue suede shoes -- it's Elvis Week!For 10 days each August, thousands of fans flock to the city of Memphis and the famous Graceland estate to take part in the annual festival honoring one of the most iconic musicians and pop culture legends of all time: Elvis Presley."The King" passed away, of course, nearly four decades ago - Saturday will mark the 37th anniversary of his death. But, as the folks who have been reveling in Tennessee for the last few days can tell you, the power of Presley is still as strong as ever.Case in point? A successful record attempt earlier this summer at the largest gathering of Elvis impersonators.On July 12, clad in the white jumpsuits, wigs and gold sunglasses of the 1970s Presley vintage, 895 participants joined together at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, North Carolina, USA, to break a mark that had stood for nearly four years. What did the group do once they assembled? Sang a group version of "Can't Help Falling in Love" a cappella of course.The record attempt capped off Harrah's Cherokee's Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest."I want(ed) to be part of the attempt to break this record, and I wouldn't have missed this for the world," participant and Elvis fan Dan Bell told the Asheville Citizen-Times.Presley's popularity continues to flourish, highlighted by the annual Elvis Week. This impersonator gathering event was the fifth successful attempt over the last nine years of the record's history.There are, of course, his obvious music-based records, such as being the best-selling solo artist ever and owning the most platinum tallies of any artist or group of all time.But there are also a number of other records inspired by The King. The folks of Harrah's Cherokee are just the latest in a long line of Presley power:-The largest coffee mosaic consisted of 5,642 cups of coffee in different shades, depicting Presley's face. It was created by DFS Hawaii at the DFS Galleria Waikiki in Honolulu in August 2012, with varying amount of milk added to achieve the multi-colored look.-The most durable Elvis Presley impersonator was Victor Beasley (Belgium, below), who appeared and performed as The King for 48 years, starting in 1955. Beasley was eventually even made an honorary citizen of Tupelo, Mississippi - Presley's birthplace.- The longest marathon singing from the Elvis Presley catalog lasted 43 hr 11 min 11 sec by Thomas 'Curtis' Gäthje (Germany) at Modehaus Böttcher, Heide, Germany, on 24-26 June 2004.-The fastest marathon dressed as Elvis is 2 hr 42 min 52 sec by Ian Sharman (UK) at the 2009 Seattle Marathon in Washington, USA, on 29 November 2009. Ian has set this record three times, including below at the Rome Marathon in 2008.-And even the most expensive hair sold at auction belonged to Elvis. When his personal barber Homer 'Gill' Gilleland sold 3 in (8 cm) of The King's locks, he fetched $115,120 (£72,791, buyer's premium included) to an anonymous buyer during an online auction held in November 2002.As you can see, the folks down in Graceland and Memphis as we speak certainly have the right idea. Long live The King - he's a lot more than a hound dog.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!
7761Happy birthday Barack Obama!Barack Obama, President of the United States, turns 53 on Monday and we wanted to wish him a happy birthday in the best way we knew how.Granted, we’re already at a disadvantage when it comes to presidential birthday wishes, because Marilyn.videoStill, we continue undeterred!To celebrate “44” turning the big 5-3, here are a few of Obama’s world records to remind him what he’s accomplished before blowing out the candles on another year.MOST EXPENSIVE ELECTIONSimilarly to how every Olympics or World Cup seems to cost more than the ones before it, presidential election costs continue to skyrocket in the U.S. No surprise, then, that Obama helped contribute to the most expensive election in history: the 2012 presidential and congressional elections cost a total of some $6 billion among all candidates – an average of $30.33 spent per second through the entire campaign.MOST EXPENSIVE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATIONvideoEvidently, the bills on Capitol Hill include those of the dollar variety too.While Obama shared the most expensive election record with his running mates and opponents, this one belongs just to Barry. The federal government estimated Obama’s first inauguration to cost $49 million, of which a substantial amount came from private donations.MOST HEAVILY GUARDED PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATIONAnd a lot of that money went to ensuring the man of the hour saw no harm.The 2009 inauguration enlisted 40,000 security troops, 155 teams of plainclothes officers and 99 federal, state and local agencies working with Washington police. The President was protected by the largest amount of bulletproof glass ever to surround an American official, while more than 100 streets were closed to traffic and flight restrictions imposed over the city. The total cost of the security operation was reported at $75 million.MOST TWITTER FOLLOWERS FOR A POLITICIANHelp put a smile on the President's face: Sign @OFA's birthday card. http://t.co/FMTQFSqGZ1pic.twitter.com/wC7056f87y— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 3, 2014As the most tech-savvy president in American history - Obama is the first prez to use e-mail daily - it’s no surprise Obama has some social media clout. His 44+ million tweeps far surpass that of any politician (by comparison, David Cameron boasts fewer than 800,000, while the verified " President of Russia" account nets less than 300K) and place him consistently among the top 10 of all Twitter users. The only other politician - technically - in the top 100 is the Dalai Lama. And yet Paris Hilton still hovers near the top 50.MOST PEOPLE TO DO JUMPING JACKS IN 24 HOURSThe leader of the free world isn’t the only one who’s gotten in on the record-breaking action – Obama’s success has infected the Mrs.First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off this record – organized by National Geographic Kids – by leading 464 children in 1 minute of jumping jacks on the White House lawn on 11 October 2011. After 24 hours, 300,265 people across 1,050 locations worldwide took part in the successful "Let's Jump!" record campaign.So, you get the point – his new name should be Ba-records Obama at the rate he’s gone, amirite?! Happy birthday Mr. President…we’ll get started on sending you the largest greeting card any minute.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!
7762Video: Introducing Jiff - the fastest dog on two paws!Guinness World Records, can today confirm that a super talented dog called Jiff has made it into the record books for achieving two new world records: the Fastest 10m on hind legs (6.56 seconds) and Fastest 5m on front paws (7.76 seconds).The record-breaking pooch is the first reveal from the latest Guinness World Records annual released in September, which will mark the 60 th anniversary of the world’s best-selling copyright book.Jiff, a Pomeranian from Los Angeles, California, practices running on his front and hind legs daily. To set the new records he had to complete the 5 and 10 metre distances in under 10 seconds, which he did at his first attempt.In addition to his record-breaking talent, he is also able to shake hands, bow, ride a skateboard and even stamp his own autograph!This is the latest achievement in a whirlwind year for Jiff, who has become an internet sensation with his growing legion of fans on Facebook (1.3 Million likes), Instagram (232,000 followers), Twitter (14k+ followers) and YouTube (500,000+ views). He has also appeared in several television advertisements and taken a starring role in a Katy Perry music video.videoGuinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday, said: “When Jiff first walked into our offices, we weren’t even sure he was real! He looks like a living, breathing cuddly toy. He might be tiny but he’s got a huge personality, and his wealth of talents can’t be doubted. He certainly deserves his place in the new Guinness World Records book, which is particularly special this year because it marks our 60th anniversary. Jiff is just one of the many incredible new record holders in the book, and the first of many special announcements we’ll be making.”Jiff’s owners have asked to remain anonymous, not wishing to draw attention away from their celebrity dog. Guinness World Records 2015 is the 60 th anniversary edition of the world’s best-selling copyright book and is available worldwide in September. 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 (including Jiff!) to life in stunning 3D. You can find out more about the book, and sign up to be notified when it becomes available in your region, by heading to www.guinnessworldrecords.com/2015And 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!Related stories One Direction find place in Guinness World Records 2015 book with historic first three albums Metallica rock their way into Guinness World Records 2015 Edition Jennifer Lawrence, Game of Thrones, Frozen among new entertainment record holders in Guinness World Records 2015 book Cristiano Ronaldo, Rory McIlroy and Roger Federer among sports stars to make the cut in Guinness World Records 2015 book The Top 5 unusual sports titles in the new Guinness World Records 2015 book
7763Fan Choice record: October 4Well that was a fun few weeks, seeing who you guys voted as your favorite record holders featured in the Guinness World Records 2014 edition.The latest fan favorite? Julia Plecher, who sprinted off to victory (in style we might add!) as the fastest 100 meters in high heels with 40 per cent of your votes. She joins Hercules the liger and escapologist Lucas Wilson as the trio of Fan Choice winners from our weeks of GWR 2014 contestants.But now we get back to some of the records verified by our team this week from competitors just like you. So cast your vote below and let us know what you think in the comments. But first, paper dolls and people, they are a similar shape.LARGEST DISPLAY OF HANDMADE PAPER DOLLS (pictured above)Record: 1,145Holder: Amna Al Fard (UAE)Location: Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAEThat's not all: The process of quilling, which is used to make these dolls, dates back to 13th century Europe. Each doll above can take around 3 hours to be completed, and the entire collection required more than two years and an estimated 3,400-plus hours of work to create, all by hand.MOST DOGS WASHED IN 24 HOURS BY AN INDIVIDUALRecord: 118 clean poochesHolder: Christian Canizales (USA)Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas, USAThat's not all: Canizales made the attempt to raise funds and awareness for an animal rescue facility. Different sized pools and washing stations were held to accomodate dogs of all sizes, and the record required that the dogs be dried off after their washings as well.LARGEST GATHERING OF CENTENARIANSRecord: 31Holder: Regency Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers (USA)Location: Somerset, New Jersey, USAThat's not all: Age is, indeed, nothing but a number! This particular center gathered centenarians and their families from around New Jersey and the surrounding areas for a three-course luncheon, featuring music of the guests of honor's time and sashes provided to each one emblazoned with the word "celebrity."LARGEST SNOWBALLRecord: 10.04 m (32.94 ft) in circumferenceHolders: S tudents from ASME Michigan Technological University (USA)Location: Houghton, Michigan, USAThat's not all: Winter is coming! The diameter of the snowball measured 3.20 m (10.45 ft) and its height reached 3.28 m (9.28 ft). The school had originally held this record in 2006, only to see it broken twice in the interim, before finally reclaiming their snowy title.LARGEST BOTTLE OF MOTOR OILRecord: 2.28 m (90 in) high, 1.01 m (40 in) long and 0.58 m wideHolder: Smithfield Fast Lube (USA)Location: Smithfield, Virginia, USAThat's not all: The full bottle contained 757 litres (26.74 cubic ft) of motor oil, which was inserted in a way that allowed it to be used in future oil changes for Smithfield Fast Lube's customers. From completion to final touches, the bottle took 12 days to construct.And those are your nominees for this week's Fan Choice time now to cast your vote!&ampamplta href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/7446968/"&ampampgtWhat is your pick for this week's Fan Choice record?&ampamplt/a&ampampgtThen check back here next week to see who you've helped crown the latest fan favorite!The Guinness World Records 2014 book edition is on sale now at all major retailers. Find a full list here. Don't forget to also download three exclusive digital books, available now exclusively at iBooks: " Awesome Animals," (free download), " Colossal Constructions," and " Incredible People."
7764Fan Choice record: November 8In one of our most tightly contested votes of the year, the largest photo book escaped on top in last week's Fan Choice vote. Earning 31.38% of the vote, the massive publication sneaked past the most mariachis performing simultaneously (28.87%) and the longest ice cream dessert (27.2%).Our congratulations go out to Samsung Electronics GmbH of Germany and their 40.52 m² (436 ft² 15 in²) creation.This achievement will now be entered in our list of contenders for a year-end showdown in which we'll ask you fans to vote for your favourite record of the year at the end of 2013.This week, we have nearly 2,000 runners feeling quite the breeze and someone who could hold all of Baskin-Robbins in one hand.But first, let's kick the tires and light the fires!FASTEST ROCKET-POWERED MODEL CAR (pictured above)Record: 329.84 km/h (204.95 mph)Holder: Students of The Heathland School (UK)Location: Hounslow, UKThat's not all: Christened as " Möbius," this pocket rocket was the brainchild of the school's Model Rocket Car Club. The club consisted of 20 students, who spent 8 months designing, constructing, and testing a variety of models before powering themselves to the record.MOST ICE CREAM SCOOPS BALANCED ON A CONERecord: 85Holder: Dimitri Panciera (Italay)Location: Zoppè Di Cadore, ItalyThat's not all: This record has evolved into quite the battle between Panciera and the man who holds the most Guinness World Records titles of all time, Ashrita Furman. Panciera broke Furman's record for the first time in July 2012 with 71 scoops. After Furman took it back six months later with 72 scoops, Panciera has come back with a vengeance, as the professional ice cream maker wears the crown once more.LARGEST KILT RACERecord: 1,764 runnersHolder: Perth Running Goats Club (Canada)Location: Perth, Ontario, CanadaThat's not all: This was the third year of the annual race, all of which have been won by Kieran Day. The course measured 5 miles (8 km) and has raised money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. In the first three years of the race, more than $40,000 were raised for the charity.MOST TENNIS BALLS HELD IN THE HANDRecord: 23Holders: Mahadeo Bhujbal (India) Location: Pune, Maharashtra, IndiaThat's not all: Bhujbal actually started practicing when he learned the record was 21 tennis balls and he equalled that number. However, he later found out the record had since been upped to 22. Setting his sights anew, he made it to the 23 held tennis balls held for the required 5 seconds.LARGEST GAME OF TAGRecord: 2,202 participantsHolder: Elkhart Community Schools (USA)Location: Elkhart, Indiana, USAThat's not all: This attempt was designed as a celebration to recognize 36,000 community service hours volunteered by students from rival high schools Elkhart Central and Elkhart Memorial. The game continued on until only one student remained as the game's champion.And those are your nominees for this week's Fan Choice time now to cast your vote!<a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/7546398/">What is your pick for this week's Fan Choice record?</a>Then check back here next week to see who you've helped crown the latest fan favorite!The Guinness World Records 2014 book edition is on sale now at all major retailers. Find a full list here. Don't forget to also download three exclusive digital books, available now exclusively at iBooks: " Awesome Animals," (free download), " Colossal Constructions," and " Incredible People."
7765Fan Choice record: November 1An incredible crowd of people wearing false facial hair proved the popular choice in last week’s Fan Choice Record of the Week, taking an impressive 50 per cent of votes.Our congratulations go out to City of Fairfield & the Fairfield RAGBRAI Committee, who set a record for largest gathering of fake mustaches with 2,268 earlier this year.This achievement will now be entered in our list of contenders for a year-end showdown in which we'll ask you fans to vote for your favourite record of the year at the end of 2013.This week, we have another hair-related record and more ice cream than you can imagine.But first, olé!MOST MARIACHIS PERFORMING SIMULTANEOUSLY (pictured above)Record: 700Holder: Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism (Mexico)Location: Guadalajara, MexicoThat's not all: The record achievement occurred during the 20th annual Encuentro Internacional del Mariachi y la Charrería in Guadalajara. It's actually the second time this festival has broken the largest mariachi performance record, as it did so with 549 performers in 2009.MOST PEOPLE BLOWING A CHEWING GUM BUBBLE SIMULTANEOUSLYRecord: 544Holder: Lester B Pearson Public School (Canada)Location: Aurora, Ontario, CanadaThat's not all: The teachers and students of the school made the attempt as part of their annual school picnic festivities. The school stated that they wanted their 2013 graduates to be remembered as record breakers.LONGEST ICE CREAM DESSERTRecord: 335.58 m (1,101 ft)Holder: Explore White Bear (USA)Location: White Bear Lake, Minnesota, USAThat's not all: Get us a spoon! The record dessert consisted of 880 quarts of ice cream, 110 cans of whipped cream, and 228 bottles each of caramel and chocolate sauce. Not only did townspeople enjoy the dessert, but the record helped raise nearly $15,000 to the American Cancer society.LARGEST PHOTO BOOKRecord: 40.52 m² (436 ft² 15 in²)Holders: Samsung Electronics GmbH (Germany)Location: Berlin, GermanyThat's not all: The book measured 5.015 m (16 ft 5 in) tall and 8.08 m (26 ft 5 in) wide. It consisted of 16 pages (excluding cover and back page) and 28,000 photos, which were sent to organizers via Facebook. The book cost €150,000 to create!MOST HEADS SHAVED SIMULTANEOUSLYRecord: 77 bald headsHolder: Hills Relay for Life shavees (Australia)Location: Castle Hill, New South Wales, AustraliaThat's not all: Those getting their locks shorn included men, women, and children. The Hills Relay for Life group is a fundraiser for the Cancer Council and raised more than $320,000 at the event.And those are your nominees for this week's Fan Choice time now to cast your vote!&ampampampampamplta href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/7506308/"&ampampampampampgtWhat is your pick for this week's Fan Choice record?&ampampampampamplt/a&ampampampampampgtThen check back here next week to see who you've helped crown the latest fan favorite!The Guinness World Records 2014 book edition is on sale now at all major retailers. Find a full list here. Don't forget to also download three exclusive digital books, available now exclusively at iBooks: " Awesome Animals," (free download), " Colossal Constructions," and " Incredible People."
7766Get set for an already record-breaking Champions League finalWhen 22 small children walk out hand-in-hand with their idols Saturday evening in Lisbon, and the greatest/worst song ever composed plays for the final time this season, the Estádio da Luz will welcome the 59th playing of Europe's most iconic club football (soccer) tournament. It's Madrid vs. Madrid. Real contra Atlético. Ronaldo and Bale against Costa and Turan? Well, injury woes for both squads aside, the Lisbon night should offer great soccer spectacle. Here's a preview of the records sure to be broken, and some up for grabs.(And, sorry, an American writing here, so we'll be calling it soccer for the rest of the post!)MADRILEÑO MANIAvideoMuch has already been made of this being the first-ever Champions League final featuring opponents from the same city. So there's that, which you maybe already knew. Of course, that lends this particular iteration of the Madrid derby to the record for the shortest distance between two Champions League finals opponents. The clubs' home grounds sit just a 7-km (4.35 mi) walk from each other in the Spanish capital. Liverpool-Everton in 2016 anybody?Also of geographic note, Spain is the country with the most all-domestic Champions League finals. This year follows Real Madrid vs. Valencia in 2000. Italy, England, and Germany have all accomplished the feat once.HISTORY BECKONSvideoEach side enters the Luz with some Champions League history on its coattails - Real for its rampant success and Atlético for its lack thereof.Los Blancos already own the record for the most wins of (9) and appearances in (12) the Champions League final, the first in 1956 (above). They hope appearance No. 13 will prove lucky for title No. 10. If so, their manager Carlo Ancelotti will make history of his own. The Italian would tie the record three Champions League crowns won with Liverpool's Bob Paisley, who helmed victors in 1977-78 and 1981.Atlético, meanwhile, can consider itself just happy to be back at the dance. Appearing in its second final in 40 years, Atlético's streak for the longest duration between Champions League finals appearances is now over. It lost to Bayern Munich in 1974.ALL EYES ON CR7videoNo matter where or when he plays, Cristiano Ronaldo draws the attention of anyone watching. The question for Saturday, though, is if. Saddled by a recent thigh injury, Ronaldo claims he'll be 100 percent for the final and, if he is, will have a chance to add to an ongoing personal record onslaught.Like Don Quixote chasing windmills, Ronaldo has already notched the records for most goals scored in a Champions League season with 16 in the current campaign, and is fresh off the most Champions League goals scored in a calendar year with 15 in 2013. He sits at 7 scored so far in 2014, well on pace to perhaps break his own record this year, starting with a good showing Saturday.And should Ronaldo go jamón ibérico on Saturday and score four goals, he would also tie Real legend Raúl for most career Champions League goals at 71. And if you think that's out of the realm of possibility, watch above for what the Portuguese locomotive can do in a deciding game.-------------------------So who ya got? The party will either pop off outside the Bernabéu or Vicente Calderón when all is said and done. We'll be watching.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!
7767Fan Choice: June 20 - Vote now!The soothing pops of bubble wrap proved a big hit with you guys last week, with one of the biggest ever margins of victory in our fan vote.The pupils of Riverside Primary School in Tasmania, Australia took the honours with a resounding 85 per cent of the public vote for their record for most people popping bubble wrap, and will now take their place in our end of year poll.Every Friday here, we'll pick five records recently approved by our expert Records Management Team. We'll give you a little background on each and then ask you to vote for your favourite. The winners from each week, like Riverside Primary School, will be entered into an end-of-year bracket to determine the Fan Choice record of the year.Read about our 2013 Fan Choice Record of the Year winner here.This week features an expert display of juggling, a remarkable display of endurance running and a huge gathering of Dr Seuss fans.FASTEST 400M JOGGLING WITH THREE OBJECTSRecord: 55.81Holder: Eric Walter (USA)Location: Bowling Green, Ohio, USAThat's not all: Joggling is a competitive sport that combines juggling and jogging. Walter learned to joggle in college in 2005 and now regularly competes at joggling tournaments.LONGEST "HIGH-FIVE" CHAINRecord: 1,391 participantsHolder: NU Skin Greater China (China)Location: hanghai Expo Center, Shanghai, ChinaThat's not all: Although the first two attempts ended without breaking the record, the third attempt was successful, with all 1,391 people present successfully completing the high-five chain. The line formed was in the shape of a hand. FASTEST TIME TO RUN AN ULTRA MARATHON ON EACH CONTINENT (FEMALE)Record: 41 days, 3 hr, 23 min and 39 secHolder: Maria Conceicao (Portugal)That's not all: The race details of the seven ultra marathons she ran are as follows: * White Continent 50K, King George Island, Antarctica, 26/01/14 - 6:24:05 Ultra marathon * Punta Arenas 50K, Chile, South America, 30/01/14 - 5:18:58 * Wadi Bih Solo Canyon 50K, Oman, Asia, 07/02/14 - 6:21:58 * Moonlight Challenge 2014 50K, UK, Europe, 15/02/14 - 7:18:00 * Coburg 50K, Australia, Australasia, 23/02/14 - 7:24:53 * Caumsett State Park 50K, USA, North America, 02/03/14 - 6:59:37 * Louis Massyn Aldam Ultra Marathon 50K, South Africa, Africa, 08/03/14 - 6:23:39 The timing for this record began when Maria started her first ultra marathon in Antarctica and ended when she crossed the line of her last in South Africa.MOST CONSECUTIVE HANDSPRINGS (MALE)Record: 57Holder: Ozell Williams (USA)Location: Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado, USAThat's not all: Ozell is part of the University of Colorado cheer squad and his attempt took place during the first quarter break at one of the Colorado Buffaloes games.MOST PEOPLE WEARING CAT IN THE HAT HATSRecord: 1,000Holder: RJ Julia Booksellers (USA)Location: Madison, Connecticut, USAThat's not all: The record-breaking gathering was organised with the bookshop’s local community as a way to mark Cat in the Hat author Dr. Seuss's birthday.And those are your nominees time now to cast your vote!June 20Then check back here next week to see who you've helped crown the latest fan favorite!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!
7768Fan Choice: June 27 - Vote now!An incredible display of endurance athletics was the clear winner of our fan vote last week.Maria Conceicao of Portugal quite literally ran away with the honours after receiving 66 per cent of the vote for her record for Fastest time to run an ultra marathon on each continent (female).Every Friday here, we pick five records recently approved by our expert Records Management Team. We'll give you a little background on each and then ask you to vote for your favourite. The winners from each week, like Maria, will be entered into an end-of-year bracket to determine the Fan Choice record of the year.Read about our 2013 Fan Choice Record of the Year winner here.This week's list of nominees vying for your vote includes a super-sized pinball machine, and one very determined skier.MOST SWIM CAPS WORN AT ONCERecord: 21Holder: Louis Carter (USA)Location: Thomasville, Georgia, USAThat's not all: Young Louis broke the world record set by serial record breaker Alastair Galpin back in 2012.LARGEST PINBALL MACHINERecord: 16.4 m (53 ft 9 in) long, 7.5 m (24 ft 7in) wide and 10.7 m (35 ft 1 in) tallHolder: Heineken ItaliaLocation: Porta Genova, Milan, ItalyThat's not all: More than 500 games of pinball were played on the super-sized machine during a five-day festival.MOST PEOPLE SENDING A POSTCARD FROM A SINGLE LOCATION SIMULTANEOUSLYRecord: 17,599Holder: Dr. Vikrant Pandey (I.A.S.) and Team Valsad (both India)Location: Bulsar District Cricket Association (BDCA) Cricket Stadium, Valsad, IndiaThat's not all: The record was attempted during the Indian national election period and the theme chosen for the postcards was a note of thanks to the voters for exercising their right to vote and contributing to democracy.MOST PEOPLE READING ALOUD SIMULTANEOUSLY - SINGLE LOCATIONRecord: 46,660Holder: Art Of Living Foundation (India)Location: Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur, IndiaThat's not all: The participants recited the Njanappana, a poem written by the 16th century poet Poonthanam. The event was organised by The Art Of Living Foundation to promote peace and non violence in the area.MOST COUNTRIES SKIED IN (ONE MONTH)Record: 17Holder: Jamie Stevenson (UK)That's not all: Jamiestarted in Cairngorms, Scotland, on 1 March and finished in Oslo, Norway, on 21 March 2014, having skied in the following countries: Scotland, Spain, Andorra, France, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway..And those are your nominees time now to cast your vote!June 27Then check back here next week to see who you've helped crown the latest fan favorite!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!
7769Video: Renaud Lavillenie breaks Sergei Bubka's 21-year pole vault record05/03/14 UPDATE: Renaud was presented with his official Guinness World Records certificate yesterday in Paris. Check out an interview with the track and field star at the foot of the page. --------------------------------------------16/02/14:It’s been one of the holy grails of track and field, but this weekend finally saw Sergei Bubka’s 21-year-old world record for highest pole vault (male) (indoors) broken.French Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie was the man to pull off the seemingly impossible, reaching an incredible 6.16m during the Pole Vault Stars meeting in Donetsk, Ukraine on Saturday – a full 1cm higher than Ukranian Bubka’s benchmark leap set in 1993.The feat was made all the more poignant as Bubka, who was in his home town for the event, looked on and applauded from the crowd as Lavillenie created a new piece of sporting history.Tweeting soon afterwards, Lavillenie, 27, who cleared the height on his first attempt wrote:: "World record! 6.16 at my first attempt! That's incredible. I'm still in the air."RECORD DU MONDE!!!!!!!! 6m16 au premier essai!!! C'est incroyable, je suis encore dans les airs ...— Renaud Lavillenie (@airlavillenie) February 15, 2014Vaulting legend Bubka walked onto the track to congratulate 27-year old Lavillenie following the leap and later said: "That's fantastic. It's history and I'm very happy that Renaud does it here, in Donetsk, my town."I'm happy because my job is to help athletes perform. Athletics is my life. I'm pleased for him and for athletics."So happy for Renaud. So happy it happened in my home city. Bravo Renaud— Sergey Bubka (@sergey_bubka) February 15, 2014Bubka was the first man to clear 6.00m, and set anincredible 35 pole vault world records during his career (17 times outdoors and 18 indoors) - itself a record for Most athletics world records set by an individual. He remains the holder for highest pole vault (male) (outdoors)with a 6.13 m leap performed in Tokyo in 1992.Lavillenie, whose best outdoors is 6.02m, described his achievement as "completely unbelivable".He told French news channel BFM TV: "I will need time to get back down on earth. It was a mythical record. I knew I had the potential to try it but [to] beat it so early, that's something else."I did not know what was happening to me. The sound was crazy. These are huge emotions. I am in a new dimension."video05/03/14 UPDATE: Renaud was presented with his official Guinness World Records certificate yesterday in Paris. Check out an interview with the track and field star below.videoFor the latest on all things world record, visit Guinness World Records on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and our brand-new Instagram. Interested in your organization or group breaking a record? Check out our various services here.
7770Video: How British duo became youngest pair to row an oceanTwo young British men have been recognised by Guinness World Records as the youngest pair to row an ocean following an intrepid journey across the Atlantic.Luke Birch, of Doddington, near Lincoln, and Jamie Sparks, from Islington, north London, took part in a 3,000-mile Atlantic challenge race, setting off from the Canary Islands on 3 December and arrived in Antigua on Monday - after 54 days of rowing. The two university students, who were taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, beat a record held since 2009 by fellow countrymen Tom Heal and Will Smith, who were both a few months older.Jamie and Luke, aged 21 years 327 days and 21 years 153 days respectively when the journey started, undertook the challenge to raise money for their chosen charity Breast Cancer Care and have so far raised more than £309,000 - well above their original £150,000 target.The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is widely regarded as the world's toughest rowing race.videoThe two friends completed it in 54 days, five hours, 56 minutes and 26 seconds - finishing fifth overall and second in the pairs.They were one of 17 teams to start the challenge, which among its rules forbids any outside support, with no extra supplies such as food and water given to teams.Speaking at the time of reaching the finishing line, Jamie said: "It's the most remarkable thing I have ever done, I don't believe I'm really here yet,""There were huge amount of bad times... I've had four hours sleep in the last 24 hours, but we will only remember the good things."It was the most incredible experience and I'll never get the opportunity to do anything like this again."Mr Sparks added that he could not have completed the challenge without Mr Birch."Luke's very tough, very gutsy and very stubborn which is what you've got to be when you're on a boat in the high seas.video"We had this goal and we would do anything to achieve it."To recognise the pair’s achievements for the charity, Breast Cancer Care yesterday held a special event in London celebrating their record-breaking achievement, which included a presentation of their official Guinness World Records certificate by GWR Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday.Breast Cancer Care Chief Executive, Samia al Qadhi said: “Everyone at the charity is celebrating Luke and Jamie’s tremendous achievement. In our 40 year history, this is the largest sum we have ever received from an individual fundraising challenge. Breast Cancer Care is the only UK-wide specialist support charity, and the money Jamie and Luke have raised will greatly increase the support we can provide in the future. Thanks to them we can help more women live with, through and beyond breast cancer.”Speaking after the event, Mr Glenday said: “Luke and Jamie’s voyage is truly remarkable, and a real test of physical endurance and mental prowess. We're delighted to award them their Guinness World Records certificates for the Youngest pair to row any ocean. Speaking to both Luke and Jamie at their homecoming event, I anticipate that our relationship with them is only in its infancy and I'm looking forward to hearing about their next big adventure.”* To find out more about Breast Cancer Care and to make a donation to Luke and Jamie’s chosen charity, head to: http://www.justgiving.com/2boysinaboat

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