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9001Cristiano Ronaldo's Champions League goals record leads the April Sports BlogApril is over, which means it's time to run through the month that was in sports world records. If you missed last month, check out the picks of March and watch some of the best amateur sports records broken here:videoKINGLY CRISTIANODuring Real Madrid's 4-0 semifinal drubbing of Bayern Munich Tuesday, star winger Cristiano Ronaldo capped an historic Champions League season with a new world record. Scoring twice against Bayern, the Portuguese international now owns 16 goals in this year's competition. That breaks the record for most goals in a single Champions League/European Cup season. With still the final to be played at the end of May, Ronaldo nipped the record 14 held jointly by Lionel Messi for Barcelona in 2012 and Mizzola for Milan in 1963.Not surprisingly, their talisman's top form has Madrid in record-breaking spirits, too. Real is into its first final since 2002 on the strength of a new record for the most consecutive Champions League games scoring a goal, at 34 straight matches from May 3, 2011, to April 2 in its 3-0 quarterfinal win over Borussia Dortmund.IN CASE YOU MISSED ITThere were a lot of great sports records both featured elsewhere on our site earlier this month or awarded many months ago that are certainly worth checking out if you haven't already. Keeping it with soccer, São Paulo FC keeper Rogério Ceni was awarded three Guinness World Records achievements last November, but was finally able to be presented his official record-holder certificates just this month (there he is pictured above). Ceni owns the records for most football/soccer appearances for the same club at 1,100 most appearances as captain for the same club with 885 and most career goals scored by a keeper with 114.Then here are two stories you may have missed earlier in April. First, Guinness World Records' partnership with the Virgin Money London Marathon continued, resulting in a number of awesome marathon records broken this year. From fastest in a wedding dress to fastest in nurse's uniform, check out all the competitors here.Second, what's the point of visiting the world's tallest building if you can't jump off it? That's what a pair of Skydive Dubai athletes did at the Burj Khalifa and you should definitely check out their story and watch their video:videoAROUND THE WORLDHe loves it when you call him Big Papi. H/T to Tater Trot Tracker, who revealed this month that Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz's home run stroll April 10 is the slowest home run trot on record. Watch all 32.91 glorious seconds here.videoBernard Hopkins continues to show at 49 years old that you're only as old as you punch, becoming the oldest boxer to unify two world titles with his split-decision win over Beibut Shumenov in Washington D.C. ...Knicks fans, remove palm from face: J.R. Smith broke the record for most 3s attempted in an NBA game this month, launching 22 against Houston. ...And we couldn't verify this record in time for the March Sports Blog, but the most consecutive football/soccer victories in a national top division by a female team is 80 by Apollon Ladies FC in the Cypriot First Division from April 22, 2009, to March 30 this year.That wraps up April! We'll find out in May if Ronaldo can extend his Champions League record, if Luis Suarez can break a Premier League goals record, and if David Ortiz can possibly run any slower. See you next month!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!
9002Friends of cancer charity fundraiser Stephen Sutton aim for Guinness World Record in his honourStephen, pictured centre, leading the first Good Gestures Day in November 2013Friends of Stephen Sutton – the terminally ill teenager from the UK who has raised £3million for charity - are continuing his personal mission to spread happiness and tick off another dream on his ‘bucket list’ by helping him set a new Guinness World Records title this weekend.The brave 19-year-old, who issued a heartbreaking farewell to his followers on Twitter last week, originally set out to raise £10,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.But after touching the nation's hearts with his positive outlook, the teenager has gone on to far surpass that figure.An official Guinness World Records attempt will take place this Sunday (May 4) at Stephen’s old school, Chase Terrace Technology College in Burntwood, Staffordshire for the most people making heart shaped hand gestures.The aim is to get Stephen’s name in the Guinness World Records book, achieving another item on his “bucket list” of things he wants to do before he dies. “To break the world record, Stephen’s friends need more than 500 people to take part. He has inspired so many we are in little doubt he could get 5,000! But be warned that the room only has a capacity for 600 so we might have to turn some away!” said Margo Horsley, CEO of young peoples charity Fixers. The attempt will be overseen by a Guinness World Records adjudicator. Craig Glenday, Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, said: “Guinness World Records has been touched by the incredible bravery that Stephen Sutton has shown since being diagnosed with cancer. “He has inspired millions, and the money he’s raised for the Teenage Cancer Trust will improve the quality of life, and chances of survival, for countless young cancer patients in the future. “We know that he’s expressed a desire to make it into the record books, and will recognise this by acknowledging him in the next edition of the Guinness World Records book. “We are also very excited to confirm that we will be in Stephen’s hometown of Burntwood on Sunday to adjudicate a record attempt in his honour for the most people making heart shaped hand gestures. Good luck to everyone involved!”videoAs well as the record attempt, more than 300 friends will be handing out free hugs, high fives and handshakes on ‘National Good Gestures Day’ in his honour on Saturday, May 10, an idea Stephen first conceived last year. The events are being organised by his friends with the support of Fixers, the national charity which helps young people tackle any issue that matters to them. Stephen, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer at 15, held the first Good Gestures Day with Fixers in Birmingham in November 2013 and made a film about it. Before Stephen’s condition deteriorated and he made an emotional farewell from his hospital bed, he and his friends, now at universities across the UK, had decided to turn Good Gestures Day into a nationwide event. Friends in Birmingham, London, Liverpool, Nottingham, Falmouth, Swansea, Manchester and Sheffield swung into action and even complete strangers in Glasgow and Sunderland were inspired to arrange the events, which will all take place on Saturday, May 10. Bethany Hughes, 18, who went to school with Stephen, is leading the Falmouth Good Gestures day.Bethany with Stephen“Knowing Ste is like having a constant ray of sunshine in your life,” said the dance student. “He knows exactly how to cheer people up, and if he ever sees you feeling a bit down, he comes over, cracks a joke and makes you feel about 50,000 times better. “I can guarantee that all Ste's friends will continue to spread his message, and I do think his story will be told in 50 or 60 years’ time simply because of the volume of people he has touched.” Bethany has visited Stephen at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham since his condition improved. She added: “It really helped seeing that he was so happy, as it made us feel like we had no reason to worry or be upset. If Ste's fine, then we should be.” Hannah Telles, 17, another of Stephen’s friends, is organising the event to break a Guinness World Record in Stephen’s name and tick off number 34 on his bucket list. She is rallying people to break the record for the most people making heart shaped hand gestures in his honour.Hannah, pictured above, said: “We chose to break the heart shaped hand gesture record because it fits with Ste’s positivity message and we all love Ste, so we want to spread the love.” Margo Horsley, CEO of Fixers, added: “Members of the public can get involved in any of the events and we’d be delighted for as many as possible to help continue Stephen’s mission to spread positivity and happiness with simple acts of kindness".
9003World records set to fall during Chelsea v Liverpool FA Cup Final showdownTwo separate world record attempts are set to take place during tomorrow's FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Liverpool at Wembley.During half-time, three challengers are each set to take part in an attempt the break the world record for the most goals punted from midfield in one minute.The current record stands at 11 and was set by Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas in Beijing, China last year.Hoping to break the record tomorrow will be Wembley FC goalkeeper Lee Pearce, who took the first kick of this season's FA Cup, competition winner Richard Alford, and Everton FA Cup winning star Neville Southall.Meanwhile, sponsors Budweiser are challenging fans to help set a new world record for the most people tagged in an online photo by taking a gigantic panoramic image of the entire crowd at the game.One of the major highlights of the British sporting calendar, the match itself is expected to be a tight affair.Liverpool will be hoping to add to their silverware having already lifted the Carling Cup earlier in the season , while the game provides Chelsea with the ideal big match preparation ahead of their Champions League clash with Bayern Munich later this month.
9004Human mattress domino record falls again in China - videoIt's been toppled again! A new world record was set at the weekend in China for the largest human mattress dominoes after 1,001 volunteers crashed comfily to the ground.The attempt which was organised by mattress firm Bellarest International, took place in an empty section of a shopping mall in China's financial hub of Shanghai.The rally, which beat the former record of 850 set in February this year in New Orleans, USA, took 11 minutes and 11 seconds to complete.Guinness World Records adjudicator Dong Cheng was on hand to witness the event and award the team with a certificate confirming their record breaking status following the successful attempt."For an event like this involving 1,000 people to succeed first time is not just about luck. All other conditions must be correct. First of all, all the participants must fully understand the rules," he said."Second, the volunteers were all very brave. No one dodged when the two-meter-high mattress fell onto them," he added.video
9005Inside Guinness World Records: Second part of new UK TV documentary airs tonightThe second and final part of a unique documentary which takes a look behind the scenes at Guinness World Records, airs tonight on UK TV.For Inside Guinness World Records, director Olivia Lichtenstein was given unparalleled access to document in detail the day-to-day life of the company.Tonight's episode features another set of incredible record holders - from Zeus, a Great Dane from Michigan who is the world's tallest dog, to Ashrita Furman- holder of the title for most current Guinness World Records held at the same time by an individual.We also get to meet Wilma Conner, the oldest competitive female bodybuilder, Pauline Potter, the world's heaviest woman, and daredevil grandad Tom Lackey, the world's oldest wing walker.Part two of Inside Guinness World Record airs onITV 1 tonight at 8pm.The first part of the documentary is still available to watch via ITV Player here
9006PSY's Gangnam Style becomes first video to be viewed 1 billion times on YouTubeNew landmark for online video crossed as PSY's "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to be viewed more than 1 billion times on YouTube, the world's largest video sharing site.A new landmark for online video was crossed this afternoon, as the music video for PSY's "Gangnam Style" became the first video to be viewed more than 1 billion times on YouTube, the world's largest video sharing site.The billionth view came just 159 days after the video was first uploaded on 15th July this year, capping off a remarkable year for the Korean pop superstar.Along the way to the billion viewer mark, Psy has also earned two other Guinness World Records achievements most watched video online, and most "liked" video online.videoRecord-breaking success has been a long time coming for PSY (real name: Park Jae-sang) - while "Gangnam Style" may be the first many of us in the west will have heard of him, the single actually comes from his 6th studio album and 11 years after the release of his debut, "PSY from the PSYcho World!" in his native South Korea.One billion views of the catchy 4 minute, 13 second song is equivalent to 8017 years of total viewing time, or around 119 human lifetimes.Look out for PSY in our "Best of 2012" video compilation, which you can watch here
9007In pictures: Most Hula Hoops Spun Simultaneously record set in London for GWR DayLondon’s Shaftesbury Theatre was the venue for an incredible display of hip-shifting this morning with a new record set for the Most Hula Hoops Spun Simultaneously.Led by performer and circus artist ‘Marawa the Amazing’, the group of young women called ‘Marawa's Majorettes’, spun 264 hula hoops between them to enter the iconic record book. Marawa, who has spent months with her group training for the record attempt, said: “It’s a difficult trick to do individually, so to get 10 of us successfully doing it at the same time is a great achievement!”Guinness World Records Editor-In-Chief Craig Glenday was on hand to adjudicate the attempt, while Darius Campbell, star of the Tim Rice musical From Here To Eternity which is currently on show at the theatre, was also in attendance to cheer on the girls.video
9008Officially Amazing – watch hilarious karaoke cat song video from new CBBC showOfficially Amazing is a show on a mission to reveal the most fascinating record facts from around the world and beyond.Fast paced and funny, Officially Amazing goes out weekdays at 7.45am on CBBC in the UK.Jam packed full of jaw dropping world record information all brought to life with live action, animation and song, the show sees a team of presenters from around the world investigating the world of records to find out how and why people, objects and animals can defy our wildest imagination and achieve the unthinkable.Viewers will meet the people behind the record, and follow them from preparation and training through to the drama of the attempt itself. Will it be Officially Amazing or unbearably agonising?Hosted by comedian Ben Shire, as well as delving deep into the Guinness World Records archives, and following huge title attempts, viewers will also get to sing along to record-breaking themed songs that are sure to make you giggle, like this hilarious cat-themed tune below.videoYou can find out more about Officially Amazing at http://www.officiallyamazing.tv/ and watch more record-breaking clips and songs from the show at http://www.youtube.com/officiallyamazing.
9009World Cup Rewind: America goes crazy for soccer in 1994More than 90,000 witnessed Roberto Baggio's iconic penalty miss.Has it really been 20 years since the World Cup invaded U.S. soil?It doesn’t feel that long since the Summer of Lalas, but indeed, doing the math, it’s hard to believe that two decades have passed since Romario roamed the pitch and All-4-One terrorized the charts.videoA lot of people have taken the occasion of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil to commemorate that 1994 edition. Paint us no different.As part of our record-breaking look back at World Cup history, today we focus on that 1994 tournament, which remains the holder for largest attendance at a FIFA World Cup.Yesterday: World Cup Rewind: Just Fontaine still owns the most goals in a single tournamentIn a tournament that truly ran from sea to shining sea – with venues stretching from as far east as Foxborough, Massachusetts, to as far west as the San Francisco area – 3,587,538 spectators passed through the turnstiles of the nine stadiums.That’s the most ever for a single World Cup, and the per-game average of 68,991 remains the highest mean for a tournament, too, aided by massive venues like the Pontiac Silverdome.videoAmazingly, the record has held despite the World Cup since expanding from 24 teams to 32, and the total number of games played from 52 to 64.The residual effects of the tournament can still be seen today. America now boasts the most youth soccer players of any nation, at more than 3 million. That number doubled betwen 1990-2010. Major League Soccer - founded as part of the 1994 bid and debuting in 1996 - has grown from 10 teams with no dedicated stadiums to 19 clubs with four more on the way, and 14 current soccer-specific grounds.It helped that the matches of 1994 were all played in American football stadiums, marking the first real global marriage between “football” and football. It also helped that the largest of them all, Pasadena’s famous Rose Bowl, hosted the most matches. The 91,374-seat field saw eight games decided there, including the final and one semifinal.videoBut the secret to the 1994 World Cup's success is that it hit America at the perfect time. The team had already participated in Italy ’90 and, despite not winning a match, afforded the American public four years of awareness to get psyched for Tony Meola, Eric Wynalda, and Cobi Jones.As an 8-year-old that summer, I remember having never watched a soccer game in my life. They couldn’t use their hands, so what kind of silly sport could this possibly be?But the sheer magnitude of the event, the never-ending spectacle, and the thought that the entire world had its eyes trained on my country – it felt like a month-long circus. And by the end, while I couldn’t have picked Gabriel Batistuta out of a lineup of two, I sat glued to my TV to watch Roberto Baggio sail a finals-deciding penalty into the sun-kissed California crowd.videoObviously, the rest of America joined me in this rapture.The booming Clinton administration was off and running, and the U.S. sat primed to welcome this international curiosity to its home. With the '90s as the first decade in which the world truly started shrinking into the global village we know it as today, it only made sense to marry the planet’s favorite game with the decade's pre-eminent cultural flag-bearer as host.Or maybe everyone just wanted to show up to see the amazing stonewashed American jerseys and time-bending mullets.Related articles: World Cup Rewind: Ronaldo sets all-time goals world recordWorld Cup Rewind: Just Fontaine still owns the most goals in a single tournamentFor 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!
9010Thailand hosts largest ever bicycle parade to celebrate Queen’s birthdayAn impressive display of pedal power in Thailand at the weekend saw a new record set for Most people participating in bicycle parades simultaneously (multiple venues).
9011Alibaba smashes online sales records after taking $9.3billion on Singles DayShopaholic singles have helped online retailer Alibaba set a new world record for online sales.The Chinese website now has the title for highest online sales revenue generated by a single company in 24 hours after racking incredible takings of 57,114,214,058 Chinese Yuan (Equivalent to $9,321,434,125 or £5,854,226,139) last Tuesday.The record was set as part of Single's Day which has recently become synonymous with huge online sales in China.Falling on November 11 - or "11.11" - the date with the most 1’s - Singles Day has become one of the world's largest online shopping days.Alibaba has annually offered discount promotions on the day to encourage China's unattached to treat themselves to something nice.More than 27,000 companies took part in Alibaba's Singles Day promotions, including western brands such as American Eagle Outfitters, ASOS, Blue Nile, Calvin Klein, Desigual, Juicy Couture and The North Face.The same day also saw celebrations for, Tmall, one of Alibaba Group's online platforms, which set its own record for the most mobile phones sold on a single online platform in 24 hours, after selling an incredible 1,894,867 handsets.Pic: Reuters
9012Fan Choice: May 2 - Vote now!Thousans of origami boats helped Wide Animation Studios of India sail to victory in last week's Fan Choice.The group claimed 64.12% of votes for its largest display of origamiboats, distancing itself from its closest competitor, at 22.57%. Congratulations to Wide Animation Studios!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 origami boat display, 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 mittens knitted for a giant and a rope-skipping dynamo. But first, let's hit the Crocodile Mile!videoLONGEST DISTANCE TRAVELLED ON A SLIP AND SLIDE IN ONE HOUR (pictured above)Record: 31,592.58 m (103,650 ft)Holder: Students of Boise State University (USA)Location: Boise, Idaho, USAThat's not all: The attempt capped off the Boise State Student Involvement and Leadership Center's Bronco Welcome Week, an annual school opener in which BSU welcomes new and returning students to campus. The group says it had a healthy competitive desire to beat the previous record, held by the University of Oregon.LARGEST WINE FLUTERecord: 100.5 litres (22.10 UK gal, 26.54 US gal)Holder: Madelustre and Centro Empresarial e Cultural de GaribaldiLocation: Câmara de Indústria e Comércio de Garibaldi, BrazilThat's not all: It took a few tries before this tandem of groups was able to create a glass that could hold such an amount of sparkling wine. Madelustre brought great experience to the attempt the company has built high-quality chandeliers for more than 30 years. Three architects designed the glass, which was then donated to the Garibaldi Business and Cultural center.MOST ROPE CROSSOVERS WHILE SKIPPING BACKWARDS IN ONE MINUTERecord: 97Holder: Hijiki Ikuyama (Japan)Location: Gunma Sports Complex, in Maebashi, Gunma, Japan That's not all: For those of us who take great pride in being able to do even one crossover rope jump, Hijiki puts us in our place. In addition to this record, he also holds Guinness World Records titles for the most backwards crossover skips in 30 seconds, most backwards skips in 30 seconds, and most backwards skips in one minute.TALLEST SUGAR CUBE TOWERRecord: 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)Holder: Camille Courgeon (France)Location: Blanquefort, FranceThat's not all: Imagine a Kevin Durant made entirely of sugar. That's essentially what Camille built with this nearly 7-foot-tall horse's dream. The completed tower used 2,669 individual cubes and was completed in 2 hours 59 minutes by the teenaged Camille.LARGEST PAIR OF KNITTED MITTENSRecord: A mean of 2.37 m (7 ft 9.31 in) long by 97.5 cm (3 ft 2.39 in) wideHolder: Selbu Bygdemuseum (Norway)Location: Selbu, NorwayThat's not all: Since the mittens were hand-knitted, their dimensions vary slightly: the left mitten measured 2.37 m long (7 ft 9.31 in) by 1 m (3 ft 3.37 in) wide, while the right mitten came in at 2.38 m (7 ft 9.7) long by 94.8 cm (3 ft 1.32 in) wide. A collaboration of 45 women, many of them senior citizens, worked together to construct the record-breaking handwarmers.And those are your nominees time now to cast your vote!<a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/8016663/">Fan Choice: May 2</a>Then 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!
9013E! breaks record for most heads shaved in one hour at Oscars red carpetThe Wolf of Wall Street may not have taken home any Academy Awards on Sunday, but the Martin Scorcese-directed Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle did inspire one award at the Oscars: a new Guinness World Records certificate.As part of its "Countdown to the Red Carpet" Oscars coverage, U.S. television network E! coordinated a successful attempt at breaking the record for most heads shaved in one hour. The master barber was Julian Payne (above second from L), owner and founder of The Original Mobile Barbershop Co. TV personality Ross Matthews oversaw the attempt for E! in front of Guinness World Records adjudicator Philip Robertson.Included among the 72 shedders were two women who started the day with shoulder-length hair. With completely buzzed heads required, brooms were in high demand after the attempt.Check out the final record-breaking shave at E!'s website. For the Wolf scene that inspired the whole attempt, well, this is a family site, so we can't share that!Payne and E! broke the previous record of 60, achieved by John McGuire (Ireland) for Today FM at Marconi House in Dublin on Feb. 18, 2010.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!
9014How to beat the Heat? We pick our GWR Stars team ahead of NBA FinalsSo we meet again.Miami Heat. San Antonio Spurs. NBA Finals on the line.With the best-of-7 rematch of the epic 2013 championship starting Thursday, we could have very easily just gone with copy/pasting this story from last year again, but what fun is that?!Instead, after marvelling at the fantastic six games these gladiators gave us last season, and watching as their headings brought them closer and closer to the same port this year, we've decided to throw our own hat in the ring.And so, without further ado, we've taken a cue from the Monstars.videoAllow me to introduce the starting five and bench players of world record holders designed exclusively to knock Miami off its perch or topple San Antonio's Swiss-watch precision.POINT GUARD: ARVE GRAVDALGoing against Tony Parker or the Mario Chalmers/Norris Cole combo will require two things: speed and handle. So, much like the Spurs, we go foreign to find our point guard.Also from Europe, Norway's Arve Gravdal provides us everything we need. As the current and two-time holder for the fastest time to dribble a basketball between baselines, he gives us the sparkplug we require while playing turnover-savvy ball. He can go end to end in just 3.605 sec.videoPlus, Arve can shoot the rock, and do so unconventionally to throw off his defender -- he also owns the records for most backwards half court shots in one minute (3) and most underhanded half court shots in one minute (3). Having someone who can chuck from the timeline should stretch the defense pretty well.SHOOTING GUARD: DAN LORIAUXThere's no way we'd be able to keep up with either team's offensive sets if we didn't have a sharpshooter to counter the many gunners on either side.Enter Dan Loriaux.Fittingly, Dan owns three records for 3-point shooting. He has hit the most treys in one minute (25), one hour (1,077), and 24 hours (10,381). Oh, and he's not just a blind chucker. On his 24-hour attempt, Dan shot an otherworldly 75.67% from deep. We're confident he'll be our leading scorer.SMALL FORWARD: JORDAN DAVISProbably our most unconventional choice, since there's no basketball skill, but hear me out. Our 3 would probably have to guard LeBron or Danny Green most of the time. We're already conceding that LeBron can't really be stopped, only funneled to our muscle (see below). And someone like Green or Kawhi Leonard mostly needs supervision in just the corners.videoSo we turn to parkour artist Jordan Davis, who owns the longest sideflip at 4.65 m (15 ft 3.125 in). LeBron just beat him off the dribble strong side? A quick flip and Jordan's back in front for a charge. The defensive rotation lapsed and Green is about to pull the trigger on a corner 3? Another flip and he's there. Jordan Davis will be our Bruce Bowen. POWER FORWARD: KEVIN FASTWe are taking the power forward position quite literally, enlisting the help of Canadian strongman Kevin Fast.Plenty of points will come from our backcourt and bench (see below). What we need is muscle and defense, especially going shoulder to shoulder with Tim Duncan and LeBron when the Heat go small. Fast has broken 18 world records in his career for strength. This ranges from the heaviest vehicle pulled over 100 ft ( 57,243 kg/126,200 lb) to the most people supported on the shoulders (11 - photo above). With that kind of bruising ability, LeBron and Timmy will think twice about driving the lane or posting on the low block.CENTER: LANIER TWINSThere's a bonus here, as the tallest twins ever also happen to have basketball experience. Mike and James Lanier each stand 2.235m (7 ft 3 in) tall, the exact kind of length we need to counteract both teams' fluid, perimeter-oriented attacks.And these aren't two stiffs we're throwing out there for height. Mike and James each played college ball, at UCLA and the University of Denver, respectively. The one drawback? Age. They're 44 years old now, but that's just about the same age as Tim Duncan.BENCH: BOB FISHER, ADAM BEATRICE, AMAZON EVEEvery successful team needs a strong bench, and we've got a great collection of X-factors. Joining whichever Lanier twin isn't starting, Bob Fisher leads our bench brigade. Serving as our James Harden, all Bob needs to do is see the floor and get fouled. That's because Bob is automatic offense from the charity stripe, owning 11 records for free-throw shooting, including most in one minute (50) and one hour (2,371).And we'll take Beatrice as a long-range scheme buster. Adam owns two surface-to-air shooting records: the most halfcourt shots made in one minute (10) and the most consecutive halfcourt shots made (4). When we need that deep buzzer-beater with 2 seconds left, we're running the picket fence for Adam.videoRounding out the lineup is our most controversial pick. As the tallest professional model, 6-foot-8 ( 201.66 cm) Amazon Eve possesses zero basketball ability. But, as a stunning distraction who can at least provide six fouls, we'll take our chances.How do you think our team would do? Could we stay within 100 points? Let us know in the comments and enjoy the NBA Finals!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!
9015(Video) YouTube fitness superstar Mike Chang talks about his two Guinness World Records titlesMike Chang is a fitness superstar for the 21st century.Gone are the days of Billy Blanks workout tapes and Sweatin' to the Oldies VHS collections. Here is the time of a YouTube channel with more than 2.3 million subscribers, awaiting weekly tips and workouts from the man who founded his own mega-successful fitness and nutrition company, Six Pack Shortcuts.Recently, Chang put his physique to extra work, attempting some Guinness World Records fitness titles for the guys at SportsManias. He successfully broke the records for most pullups in one minute wearing a 40 lb pack with 13 and most knuckle pushups performed in one minute with 45 (see videos below).Afterward, we caught up with Chang to ask him the secrets to his record-breaking body, how he trained for these records, and what advice he has to offer those looking to top his numbers.videoHere is the video for Chang's pullup attempt:videoAnd check out Chang's knuckle pushups record, courtesy of SportsManias:videoFor all the latest amazing record-breaking videos, make sure to subscribe at YouTube.com/GuinnessWorldRecords.
9016How The Wolf of Wall Street broke movie swearing recordMartin Scorsese's latest big screen release The Wolf of Wall Street has set a new Guinness World Records record title for most swearing in one film.The same f-word expletive is used 506 times – an average of 2.81 times per minute.The film, starring Scorsese's regular go-to star Leonardo DiCaprio, is based on a memoir by Wall Street trader Jordan Belfort, whose decadent fast-living partying and gratuitous wealth created from dubious stockbroking is depicted in the biopic.The National reports that the heavy use of profanity, drug use and sexually explicit scenes has caused distribution problems in the Middle East - the cut version of the film showing in cinemas across the United Arab Emirates is forty five minutes shorter than the original uncut release.“Swear words were muted, which made almost every sentence in the movie hard to understand," complained one disgruntled viewer.Scorsese has broken his own record - Vegas gangster epic Casino (1995) was a record breaking swear-fest at the time of release, containing 422 uses of the f-bomb (including in the narration) - 2.4 times per minute.The most swearing in one film title was also previously held by gritty domestic British drama Nil By Mouth (1997), written and directed by Gary Oldman, which contained 428 uses of the expletive.
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9018Adele scoops triple world record success in new Guinness World Records 2012 EditionBritish music icon Adele has topped the record books with three new Guinness World Records™ as she is named the First female to have two singles and two albums in UK Top 5 simultaneously - a feat previously achieved by The Beatles in 1963 - and 21 is also the first album in UK chart history to reach sales of three million in a calendar year.Adele's 21 album also established new records for Most consecutive weeks with UK No.1 album (solo female) with 11 weeks at the top - smashing the record held by Madonna since 1991 with The Immaculate Collection - and the Most cumulative weeks with UK No.1 album (solo female) with 21 spending a total of 18 weeks at No.1 - stealing the record from Alanis Morissette and Shania Twain, who shared the title with 11 weeks at No.1.These latest music records are announced today by the Guinness World Records 2012 edition, released in stores this Thursday.The Black Eyed PeasOther artists making it the 2012 Guinness World Records edition include The Black Eyed Peas who scored the Biggest-selling download in the UK with "I Gotta Feeling" which was the first-ever track to exceed one million downloads in the UK - a landmark reached in June 2010 and not bettered by any subsequent digital music release in the UK.GleeMeanwhile, the success of musical TV show Glee has resulted in a new world record for Most hit singles in a calendar year, with 48 Glee singles featuring in the UK Top 75 in 2011 - breaking their own record of 45 hit singles in 2010.RihannaGlobal songstress Rihanna has become the First female to have UK No.1 singles in five consecutive years with her singles consistently achieving the No.1 spot every year from 2007 to 2011 - starting with 'Rude Boy' and most recently 'Only Girl (In The World)'. Only Elvis and The Beatles have had more UK No.1 singles in consecutive years.The Chelsea PensionersHowever, it's not just young talent making its mark in the record books. The Chelsea Pensioners, with an average age of 78 years, have become the Oldest all-male group to chart in the UK with their album Men in Scarlet. Also flying the senior flag are The Zimmers who have been awarded the title for Greatest combined age for a group in the UK chart. The 40-strong pop act has a combined age which exceeds 3,000 years.U2You could excuse the somewhat-more-youthful U2 for considering an early retirement after securing the title for the Highest grossing music tour for their 360° Tour - by April 2011, the Irish rockers had raked in over £341 million for the 110 shows between July 2009 and July 2011. This record was previously held by The Rolling Stones, who made £226 million from their 2006 'A Bigger Bang' tour.Prolific Japanese music legend Johnny Kitagawa has been presented with two Guinness World Records establishing him as one of the most successful music producers ever.Hey! Say! JUMP music band produced by Johnny Kitagawa with Guinness World Records representative Frank Foley His new records are for Most No.1 Singles Produced by an Individual (232), and Most Concerts Produced by an Individual (8,419). Kitagawa has achieved the No. 1 position more often than any music producer with a record 232 chart-toppers for over 40 of Japan's bestselling groups (based on data for the period 1974 to 2010). He also holds the record for the most number of concerts produced by an individual having produced an amazing 8,419 between 2000 and 2010. Concerts by Japanese mega-bands SMAP, KinKi Kids, ARASHI, KAT-TUN and Hey! Say! JUMP attracted an estimated 48,234,550 fans. His achievements, over a career commencing in 1962, have earned him the reputation as the most prolific "idol band" producer in the world.Commenting on the new music records to make the 2012 edition Craig Glenday Editor-in-Chief at Guinness World Records, said: "Adele is a wonderful role-model for aspiring singers - and for all young people. Her unique vocal talents have rightly propelled her to stardom on both sides of the Atlantic, and her honest attitude to fame is refreshing. She deserves every success and earns her rightful place in the record book alongside the likes of Gaga, Minogue and Madonna."For the complete collection of incredible entertainment and amazing science, human body, sport, animal kingdom world records check out the new Guinness World Records 2012 Edition in stores around the world this week.
9019Beyonce pregnancy announcement at MTV VMA's sparks Twitter world recordNews of pop singer Beyonce's pregnancy set a new Guinness World Records ™ record for most Tweets per second at the weekend.The star announced that she was expecting her first child with rapper husband Jay-Z before a live performance at the MTV VMA Awards on Sunday.The 29-year-old rubbed her five-month baby bump, before declaring: "I want you to feel the love that's growing inside me."According to Twitter's official global PR feed, @TwitterComms, the news created a bump in traffic that saw 8,868 Tweets being sent per second.The previous top five spikes in Twitter posts are as follows: • 7,196 tweets were sent per second during the Women's World Cup final between Japan and the United States in July. • 7,166 tweets per second were sent when Brazil lost to Paraguay in the Copa America. • 6,939 tweets per second when Tokyo rang in the New Year. • 5,530 tweets per second were sent after the March 11th earthquake that rocked Japan. • More than 5,000 tweets per second were sent after Osama Bin Laden's death.Make sure to follow @gwrnews on Twitter for all the latest updates from the amazing world of record breaking!
9020Statement from Guinness World Records: Individual unlawfully posing on GWR’s behalf in ChinaGuinness World Records, the global authority in record breaking, has become aware of an individual unlawfully posing on GWR's behalf in China and misusing its trademarks at a recent event in Taierzhuang Ancient City, in Zaozhuang City, Shandong province on the date of Sunday 24th, July. Although the event appears to have been organised legitimately, an individual supposedly from the United Kingdom referred to as 'James Field' was present to adjudicate the event and present a counterfeit GWR certificate. Guinness World Records would like to emphatically refute any association with the individual known as 'James Field'. GWR also regrets the unlicensed usage of its trademarks at this event and will take appropriate action against anyone who uses its intellectual property without a licence. Guinness World Records has contacted the organisers of the event to clarify how this situation arose. Guinness World Records is headquartered in London, UK with official representatives in China. To book an official GWR representative contact Angela.Wu@guinnessworldrecords.com or press@guinnessworldrecords.com
9021Video: Bridgette Jordan is new world’s shortest living womanGuinness World Records today announces a new 'Shortest Living Woman'.Based in Sandoval, Illinois, USA, 22-year-old student Bridgette Jordan, stands at just 2ft 3in (69 cm) tall.Bridgette also now holds the record for the 'Shortest Living Siblings' alongside her brother, 20-year-old Brad Jordan, who measures 3ft 2in tall.Bridgette and Brad's reduced height is caused by Majewski osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type II.Undeterred they both have full and active lives.The siblings study at Kaskasia College. Brad's hobbies include karate, gymnastics, basketball and performing magic tricks. Bridgette enjoys dancing and cheerleading.On her record-breaking achievement Bridgette says: "It feels awesome. It's great to be small".Her brother Brad adds: "hopefully this go a little way to helping people realise it's OK to be different"Bridgette breaks the record of Elif Kocaman, from Kadirli, Turkey, who measured 2 ft 4.58 in (72.6 cm).Jyoti Amge is currently recognised as the 'Shortest Teenager' standing at just 2 feet tall (61.95 cm).videoPics: Gary Parker/Guinness World Records.For more human body records, check out Guinness World Records 2012 now available around the world - click here for a list of local stockists.
9022Zombies help set new theme park ride recordIn "to-die-for" style, Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Pennsylvania, USA, recently set a new record for most costumed riders on a theme park ride.On August 18 at sunset, official Guinness World Records™ adjudicator Danny Girton Jr. verified 330 park visitors in full 'zombie' costume enjoyed a full-speed ride on the amusement park's 'Steel Force' roller coaster train.To be counted as part of the record, the zombies had to meet two criteria: face make-up had to include at least three colours, and they had to be wearing themed garments such as torn shirts, pants and dresses.The event marked the halfway point in the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company and Guinness World Records Summer 2011 partnership, and was incorporated into Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom's 'Zombie Invasion' special event to promote the park's annual Halloween Haunt program.Recently, Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom expanded to 13 its 'haunted attraction' experiences, since the property's 1997 'HalloWeekend' Halloween-themed program creation.Reportedly, 'Steel Force' measures 1.6 km (5,600 ft.) in length, and is capable of speeds up to 121 km/hour (75 miles/hour).
9023Largest cereal breakfast record broken in the UKOn a warm bright morning at the home of supermarket chain Tesco earlier this month, the rattle of trolley wheels over paving slabs were accompanied by the cheer and excitement of hundreds of children in anticipation of a world record attempt.Bussed in from local primary schools from around the Hertfordshire area, the students and teachers all took their places at the specially constructed marquee, housing an astounding 48 litres of milk and 14 kg of cereal for an attempt at the title for the largest cereal breakfast attendance.As children and adults alike settled into their seats the excitement was palpable.Official Guinness World Records™ adjudicator Gaz Deaves was invited to the stage to explain the rules the sea of students eager to commence the Guinness World Records attempt.286 spoons all lifted in unison to commence the Guinness World Records attempt followed by 10 minutes of the sound of children crunching crispy cereal and slurping of 50 litres of juice.The day was a roaring success with the participants all walking away with Guinness World Records commemorative medals around their neck and the most important meal of the day in their tummies.
9024Thirty Seconds To Mars set to rock their way to world record with tourRock band Thirty Seconds To Mars are on course to enter the Guinness World Records family this December when they perform their 300th show in support of their album 'This Is War'.The band, who are fronted by Jared Leto, are due to hit the benchmark figure with their show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on December 7, confirming them as the new holders of the record for most shows performed during a single album cycle.Jared revealed to MTV News that his band would be celebrating the accolade with a week of special shows.Leto said of the award: "We have been on the road for an incredible and insane two years and thought what better way to celebrate the end of this phenomenal journey than with a week of special shows in New York City.He continued: "We thought documenting this for posterity with Guinness World Records would be fun especially as we aren't any good at growing our fingernails very long or cultivating the world's largest squash".Since the release of the album, the band have sold out scores of arenas around the world including London's O2, the first International Lollapalooza Festival in Santiago, Chile, and have played to an audience of over 100,000 people at Rock Am Park in Germany.
9025Video: Largest violin ensemble record set by children in TaiwanLast month saw a group of 4,645 young musicians in Taiwan break the world record for the most number of violins played simultaneously.Oranised by the Changhua County Government, the attempt which took place at Changhua Stadium in Changua, beat a record that had previously stood since 1925.The participants, who were all pupils from local schools aged between 7 and 15, played three pieces composed by local musician Arbin Yang.The event was attended by Taiwanese American television show Janet Hsieh along with the mayor of Taichung City.Speaking after the attempt, Guinness World Records representative Gaz Deaves said: "I've adjudicated well over 100 records since I joined Guinness World Records, and this was one of the most incredible I've ever attended."The sound of over 4,000 violinists playing together in harmony was like nothing I've ever experienced, and it was made all the more amazing to think that the last time anyone heard a sound like that was over 80 years ago, when the last record was set in at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 1925." video
9026Statement from Guinness World Records: Fauja SinghFollowing last week's Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Canada, there have been reports stating that Fauja Singh from London, UK, had set a new record for the Oldest Person to Complete a Marathon. Guinness World Records, the global authority in record-breaking, would like to clarify that we have not currently received the necessary proof of Mr Singh's actual date of birth in order for us to ratify his claim.Editor-in-Chief of Guinness World Records, Craig Glenday, said: "Like everyone who read about Mr Singh, we were amazed by such an inspirational achievement - to finish a marathon at such an old age is awe-inspiring""However, we have yet to receive the documentary evidence that we need to confirm Mr Singh as the world's oldest marathon runner""As much as we'd love to ratify this record, we simply don't have the proof.""The claim will remain open until such evidence is provided - until then, we wish Mr Singh all the best with his next challenge."
9027Japan’s Ishigaki Island sets new record for longest skewer of meatHistory was made on the sub-tropical Japanese island of Ishigaki on Sunday when 1,710 enthusiastic locals and visitors broke the Guinness World Record for the longest skewer of meat. Cheered on by over 13,000 participants in the Ishigaki Beef Festival, the group achieved a total length of 107.6 meters (353 feet) bettering the previous record by over 10 meters. The record attempt used approximately 315kg of locally-produced "Ishigaki-Gyuu" (Ishigaki Beef) cut into 3500 individual 4cm cubes. Meat was prepared and served by local culinary expert, Keiji Tau and 17 other chefs, ensuring not only the best sanitation standards, but also a tasty barbeque for everyone at the end.Mayor of Ishigaki, Yoshitaka Nakayama said "We were delighted to partner with Guinness World Records on this event. One of our main objectives was to create an event for families - both local and visiting - to come together and have fun on Ishigaki Island. With approximately 15,000 people at the event, we estimate that up to one-in-three people on Ishigaki attended today so I think we can call that a success."
9028Most step ups in one hour with a 60 lb packThis record is for the most step-ups achieved in one hour carrying a 60 lb (27.22 kg) pack.This record is to be attempted by an individual.This record is measured in number of step-ups.A step up is defined as follows: At the beginning, the contestant faces the bench. He/she lifts one foot up on to it, then brings the other leg up so that he/she is standing on the bench. The contestant then brings the first leg down to the ground, and then the second one, so that he/she is again standing on the ground. This complete cycle counts as one step-up. When the feet are on the ground, full contact with the floor should be made. When the contestant is up on the bench it is only necessary for the toes and the front of the feet to be on the bench.
9029World Beard and Moustache Championships: Ten of the most hirsute Guinness World Records titlesThe 2015 World Beard and Moustache Championships kicks off today in Leogang, Austria - an event which sees a panel of judges examine the attendees in search of the most attractive, unusual and original beards.
9030Microsoft lab sets new record for the world’s quietest placeIn an effort to demonstrate their commitment to unrivaled research – and silence their competitors – Microsoft has created the Quietest place on Earth at their headquarters in Redmond Washington, USA.

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