Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
9091Most pull ups in one minute with a 60-lb packRon Cooper18 repetitionsUnited States, Marblehead11 February 2016The most pull ups in one minute with a 60 lb pack is 18 and was achieved by Ron Cooper (USA) at the YMCA of the North Shore in Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA, on 11 February 2016. Ron also achieved the most push ups with a 60 lb pack in one minute at the same attempt.
9092Most chin ups in the human flag positionZheng Daxuan25 timesChina, 08 January 2016The most chin ups in the human flag position is 25 and was achieved by Zheng Daxuan (China) on the set of CCTV - Guinness World Records Special in Beijing, China on 8 January 2016.Zheng Daxuan went head to head with the previous record holder for this title, Stefano Scarpa (Italy).
9093MENA’s Got Talent: Region’s record breakers set to be celebrated during Dubai LynxThe annual Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity returns this week for its biggest event yet, bringing together a superb line-up of international speakers to address the region's creative community.
9094Youngest row across any ocean by a team of fourJamie Sparks, Alex Simpson, Hamish Khayat, Angus Collins23 year(s), month(s), day(s)Seychelles, Mahe10 September 2014The youngest average age of a team of four to row any ocean is 23 years 104.25 days at the start of the row by Jamie Sparks (UK, b. 11 January 1992, 22 years 170 days), Alex Simpson (UK, b. 25 January 1992, 22 years 156 days), Hamish Khayat (UK, b. 8 January 1991, 23 years 173 days) and Angus Collins (UK, b. 21 September 1989, 24 years 282 days), who rowed the Indian Ocean from Exmouth Cape, Western Australia to Mahe, Seychelles, between 30 June and 10 September 2014 on board Tiny Dancer.
9095Saying goodbye to Kimura – the oldest man who ever livedJiroemon Kimura, who passed away at the remarkable age of 116 years 54 days, held a record that few of us ever have the chance of achieving: the world's oldest living person. Perhaps more significantly, though, Kimura-san achieved an even rarer accolade when, on 28 December 2012, he became the oldest man who ever lived. As the oldest male whose age could be reliably determined, Kimura succeeded Denmark's Thomas Peter Thorvald Kristian Ferdinand "Christian" Mortensen, who reached 115 years 252 days in April 1988, and became the first man to ever exceed 116 years. Kimura was born in 1897, the same year as authors Enid Blyton and William Faulkner, aviator Emelia Earhart and jazz musician Fletcher Henderson. In the same year, Queen Victoria celebrated her 60th anniversary on the British throne, and William McKinley became President of the United States. The retired postal worker is one of the few men known to have lived across three centuries, and would have seen immense social and technological advances including the advent of motor vehicles, television, powered flight, space travel and the internet, and seen the accession of six UK monarchs, five Emperors of Japan and 20 US Presidents. I had the honour of meeting with Kimura-san in October 2012, when I presented him with the latest edition of the Guinness World Records book and handed over his official certificates. He was very welcoming, accepting me and colleagues from our Tokyo office into his home in Kyotango, Kyoto. He was alert and sharp, and even spoke a few words of English he'd learned specially for my visit. It was touching to hear him say "Thank you very much," in English, loud and proud, as I handed over his certificate. Only seven people are known to have ever reached the age of 116 years. Of these, only four went on to celebrate their 117th birthday, all of them women. Among them was Jeanne Louise Calment of France, who reached the record age of 122 years 164 days – the oldest person whose age has been fully authenticated. Kimura will be remembered by us at Guinness World Records as a unique, inspirational individual who was a pleasure and honour to know. We've also had the privilege of acknowledging fellow Japanese Misao Okawa, who today at 115 years 99 days takes on the mantle of oldest living person. Now comes the task of identifying and confirming the current oldest living man, a job that falls into the hands of Guinness World Records' gerontology consultant Robert Young.Read more about Jiroemon Kimura from when he became the world's oldest man ever
9096Hewlett-Packard Officejet Pro X551dw takes printer world recordAmerican technology company Hewlett-Packard has set an official Guinness World Records title for the fastest time to print 500 sheets by an office color desktop printer.HP used its HP Officejet Pro X551dw single function printer and the multifunction version of the X576dw MFP with HP PageWide Technology to set the record in Vancouver, Washington, USA, on April 6, 2012. The record attempt was supervised and validated by testing and printing expert Terry Wirth of WirthConsulting.org. as well as adjudicated live by Guinness World Records.To achieve the record, a sample 4-page category test file from the ISO 24734 standard testing printer speed testing procedure was printed for 500 single-sided, continuous pages. This was done in the fastest color mode on A4 size paper on six different USB-connected devices from the same product class. Tested products included representative laser and inkjet color desktop multifunction printers priced at less than $1,000 USD, and printers priced at less than $800 USD. These devices included the Hewlett-Packard Officejet Pro X551dw Printer with HP PageWide Technology, Hewlett-Packard Officejet Pro X576dw multifunction printer with HP PageWide Technology, LG Machjet LPP6010N inkjet printer, Lexmark OfficeEdge Pro5500 multifunction inkjet printer, Xerox Phaser 6280/N laser printer and Brother HL-4570CDW laser printer.Printing speed was calculated on "EFTP effective throughput," which is a pages-per-minute score resulting from measurement of time from the initiation of the print job on the host PC until the last page of the job lands in the paper output tray. The printed material was evaluated by Wirth Consulting in terms of the following qualitative measures: color, register, definition, clarity, and the degree to which it resembles the original digital image. The final determination of the image quality was at the sole discretion of Guinness World Records.The HP Officejet Pro X Series printed 500 color sheets faster than the other printers tested, besting the closest competitor by about two-and-a-half minutes, and able to secure its world record.Further HP product information is available at www.hp.com/go/officejetprox . Technical details are posted on Wirth Consulting's web site.TEST RESULTS TIME TO PRINT 500 COLOR SHEETS(MINUTES: SECONDS)Hewlett-Packard Officejet Pro X551dw Printer 7:18 Hewlett-Packard Officejet Pro X576dw MFP 7:19 LG Machjet LPP6010N Printer 9:47 Lexmark OfficeEdge Pro5500 All-in-One 21:13 Xerox Phaser 6280/N Printer 23:39 Brother HL-4570 CDW Printer 26:20
9097Calvin Harris tops DJ pay chart, R Kelly’s unlikely Phoenix team-up and Eminem returns - News in world recordsIt's all about the music with today's installment of the record breakers in the newsWe begin with the news that Calvin Harris has topped Forbes' list of the world's highest paid DJs for 2013.The Scottish producer and songwriter reportedly earned £30m in the past 12 months for his work on the wheels of steel, putting him ahead of the likes of David Guetta, Deadmau5, Aviccii, Swedish House Mafia and Skrillex.Earlier this month, Harris scored an unprecedented ninth Top 10 hit from his 2012 album ‘18 Months’, when “Thinking About You”, featuring Ayah Marar climbed to Number 9 in the Official UK Singles Chart, setting a record for most Top 10 hits on UK singles chart from one album.The album also features the Top 10 singles "Bounce" (featuring Kelis, 2011), "Feel So Close" (2011), "We Found Love" (Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, 2011), "Let's Go" (featuring Ne-Yo), "We'll Be Coming Back" (featuring Example), "Sweet Nothing" (featuring Florence Welch), "Drinking from the Bottle" (featuring Tinie Tempah) and "I Need Your Love" (featuring Ellie Goulding).To the world of hip-hop, where Eminem has revealed a brand new song, called 'Survival'.The track features in a trailer for the video game Call of Duty: Ghosts.The track is taken from his forthcoming eighth album, which will follow 2010's 'Recovery'.Eminem, (real name Marshall Mathers III), has debuted at No.1 on the US Billboard 200 album chart six times in a row, earning him the record for most successive US albums to debut at No.1 by a solo artist.Along with Recovery, the Detroit reaqpper has hi the top spot with The Marshall Mathers LP (2000),The Eminem Show (2002), Encore (2004), Curtain Call - The Hits (2005), and Relapse (2009).Finally, French pop band Phoenix have released an unlikely remix of their single 'Trying To Be Cool', with R'n'B star R Kelly reworking the track.The remix came about after both acts performed together earlier this year at the Coachella Music Festival in California.In 2001, R. Kelly and Jay-Z (both USA) equalled the record set by both DMX and Juvenile in 1999 for most simultaneous R&B hits, when they achieved six simultaneous entries on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.The record was later bettered three years later by rapper 50 Cent, who had nine simultaneous tracks on the chart on 10 May 2003.
9098Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Adele break World Records with digital music salesSinging stars Adele, Rihanna and Lady Gaga have each notched up world record digital music sales to make it into this year's Guinness World Records book.Rihanna has become the best-selling digital artist (US), selling an incredible 47.57 million digital tracks in the US during her career.The 24-year-old singer beat The Black Eyed Peas (42.4 million career digital sales), Eminem (42.29 million), Lady Gaga (42.08 million) and Taylor Swift (41.82 million).Meanwhile Lady Gaga created theFastest selling US digital album with Born This Way selling 1.1 million copies in its first weekBritish soul singer Adele scooped a host of new records as she became theFirst female artists, theFirst UK artistand the fastest artist to reach digital sales of one million in the US.The London-born vocalist also set new records forBiggest-selling digital track in a calendar year (US) with "Rolling in the Deep" which was downloaded 5.81 million times in 2011, and the biggest-selling digital album in US and UK, selling 1.8 million digital copies in the US and 700,000 in the UK by the end of 2011.Elsewhere, Blue Ivy Carter - daughter of Jay-Z and Beyoncé - becomes the youngest chart entrantat just two days old, when "Glory", featuring her breathing, cries and coos, debuted on the US R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart on 7 January 2012. Young Ms. Carter inherits the title from Stevie Wonder's daughter Aisha who featured, albeit uncredited, on his 1977 hit "Isn't She Lovely" but did not appear on the Billboard chart until two years after her birth.Madonna scored theBiggest TV audience for Super Bowl half-time showwhen 114 million people watched her performance with M.I.A and Nicki Minaj on 5 February 2012Whitney Houston established a new record for theMost simultaneous hits on UK singles chart by a solo femalewith 12 new entries on the UK chart following her death on 11 February 2012. This record had previously been held by Amy Winehouse who achieved 8 simultaneously chart entries following her death in 23 July 2011. However, Whitney did not eclipse the achievement of Michael Jackson who posthumously achieved 28 hits on the UK singles chart following his death in June 2009.All these records and many, many more feature in the new Guinness World Records 2013 edition - available from 13 th September 2012 across the UK.
9099Record holder Q&A: Put your questions to Lewis Clarke – the youngest person to trek to the South PoleBritish teenager Lewis Clarke has been officially recognised by Guinness World Records as the youngest person to trek to the South Pole.Lewis, who attends Queen Elizabeth's Hospital School in Bristol, was 16 years and 61 days old when he reached the Geographic South Pole on 18 January earlier this year, having skied 1,123.61 km (698.18 miles 606.7 nm) from Hercules Inlet on the Ronne Ice Shelf.The intrepid young adventurer was joined by experienced polar guide Carl Alvey, 30, for the unsupported trek, meaning only human power was used to move forward, with no wind, animal or motorized vehicle power.During the attempt, Lewis skied for an average of eight hours a day and had to withstand temperatures as low as -40C (-40F) and winds of up to 120mph (193km/h).As well as helping him earn a place in the history books, Lewis’ trek has also so far helped raise over £3,000 for the Prince's Trust charity.videoOn Friday, Lewis will be visiting the Guinness World Records offices and we’re giving you the chance to ask him questions about his incredible feat.You can leave your question in the Facebook comments at the foot of the article or tweet them to @GWRnews with the hashtag #askGWR.We’ll be putting the pick of the questions to Lewis for a video which we’ll be publishing on this site and our YouTube channel next week. UPDATE: Thanks for all your great questions - look out for Lewis's answers to your posers in a video feature next week on www.guinnessworldrecords.comIn the meantime, if you would like to read more about his incredible adventure, check out Lewis's blog here : youngesttosouthpole.wordpress.comYou can also donate to Lewis's chosen charity, The Prince's Trust, via his Just Giving page here: http://www.justgiving.com/youngest-to-southpole
9100Guinness World Records and Twin Galaxies Announce Global CollaborationGuinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievement, today announces a worldwide collaboration with long standing internationally recognized video game score adjudicator and record keeper Twin Galaxies.
9101Nickelodeon hotel attempting Ninja Turtles gathering record this weekend for release of TMNTFriday sees the debut of the much-anticipated (for good and bad) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-action reboot, courtesy of summer tentpole carnival barker Michael Bay’s production company.videoAnd while we would love to just run a photo gallery of Megan Fox (cast as April O’Neil), we instead want to talk about another TMNT return happening this weekend: the largest gathering of people dressed as Ninja Turtles.On Saturday, the Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando, Fla., will attempt to be just the third successful group to break the record for the largest gathering of TMNT’ers in the six-year history of the record.The Nick Hotel, as it’s referred to, has deemed 2014 the “TMNT Summer of Shell,” but if they plan on doing Leo, Donny, Raf, and Mikey proud, they have big shells to fill.(Although not literally – full shells or body costumes aren’t required for the record a green TMNT top, mask, and/or facepaint, however, are)In March 2012, the current-record 836 people dressed as Ninja Turtles (above) to help open the TMNT Shell Shock ride at the Nickelodeon Universe theme park inside Minnesota’s Mall of America.While all participants received a green TMNT t-shirt and colored mask, many attendees brought their own homemade costumes. Some fans even drove overnight for a spot in line to set history and open the park.In April 2008, students from Rutgers University (above) established the first attempt at this record, gathering 786 fans dressed together for the cause, helping celebrate the 25 th anniversary of the heroes in a half shell.And now, with the rest of the nation catching turtle-fever at the box office, the pizza torch has passed to The Nick Hotel. We’ll see how well the box office and the record books respond.Nobody wants to disappoint Master Splinter.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!
9102Happy 112th Birthday to Sakari Momoi - the world's oldest living manGuinness World Records would like to extend its good wishes to Japan’s Sakari Momoi - the world’s oldest living man - who today celebrates his 112th birthday.Born on 5 February 1903 in Soma (now, Minami Soma), Fukushima, Mr. Momoi became a teacher and later worked as the principal of high schools in Fukushima and Saitama prefecture.In 1928, he married (the late) Ms. Tamiko and had 5 children.Mr. Momoi with a picture he drew recentlyMr. Momoi currently resides in a hospital in Tokyo. He likes reading, especially Chinese poetry. He also enjoyed traveling around Japan with his wife before she passed away. The oldest living woman – and currently the oldest living person – is Misao Okawa (Japan), who was born on 5 March 1898 in Osaka, Japan and is currently 116 years and 11 months old.The oldest person ever to have lived is Jeanne Calment (France), who lived to 122 years and 164 days, and the oldest man ever is Jiroemon Kimura (Japan), who was born on 19 April 1897 and passed away aged 116 years 54 days on 12 June 2013.Mr. Momoi took the title after Mr. Alexander Imich (NY, United States) who passed away on 8 June 2014 aged 111 years 124 days.Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday says: "To put Mr Momoi’s age into perspective, he was born before the Wright brothers made their first powered flight, before Henry Ford produced his first car, and before the birth of author George Orwell and jazz legends Bix Beiderbeck and Fats Waller""Back in 1903, the world had only just staged the second ever modern Olympic Games and Albert Einstein was yet to publish his theory of Special Relativity. It’s difficult to imagine that a contemporary of this era is still flourishing to this day, so it’s a particularly special honour to acknowledge Mr Momoi and his remarkable longevity."video
9103Guinness World Records Statement: Sports Board PunjabGuinness World Records (GWR), the global authority on record breaking achievements, would like to clarify certain reports around the Sports Board Punjab (SBP) official record attempts performed in Lahore, Pakistan on the 15-25 February, 2014.* GWR entered into a formal agreement with Sports Board Punjab for the provision of trade mark licensing and record verification services. We are working with SBP to ratify their official world record s attempts.* GWR Official Adjudicators were not able to travel to this event in Lahore and we do not have representation in Pakistan. As with any other record attempt where GWR is not present, it is mandatory that two independent witnesses are selected by the organisers to provide authentication statements and collect all necessary evidence to be sent to GWR Headquarters in London, where the record is validated if it meets our strict criteria. Sports Board Pujab has followed this procedure correctly.* GWR sent GWR branded merchandise to Sports Board Punjab to be used by the local witnesses.* Sports Board Punjab has attempted 33 official Guinness World Records titles. The record for LARGEST HUMAN FLAG has been officially approved and we are now waiting to approve the evidence for the other 32 events. We look forward to receiving the evidence from SBP and confirming more official Guinness World Records titles for this event.UPDATE - 06/02/15A total of nine Guinness World Records titles were broken at Punjab Youth Festival 2014. Mass Participation • Largest art lesson• Most people waving flags• Largest human national flag• Most competitors in a multi-discipline competition Individual • Most cups kicked off one person’s head in one minute• Most kip-ups in one minute (breakdance)• Most walnuts cracked against the head in one minute• Most coconuts smashed on a person's head with a baseball bat in one minute• Longest duration balancing in box splits between two objectsUPDATE - 12/02/15Including the 9 records achieved in April 2014, Punjab Youth Festival has achieved 30 Guinness World Records’ titles to date and is the current record holder of 21 record titles.
9104Fundacion Mundo Mejor builds largest rag doll in ColombiaRaggedy Andy had one as a girlfriend. Frankie Valli sang about one with The Four Seasons. And now, the city of Palmira, Colombia, owns the largest one.To celebrate a national children's day in Colombia, the Fundación Mundo Mejor (Foundation for a Better World) recently built the largest rag doll. "Nana," as she was named, measured 6.50 m (21 ft 4 in) tall when the foundation unveiled her earlier this month.She also measured 4.35 meters (14 ft 4 in) wide and 1.10 meters (3 ft 6 in) deep. Nana surpassed the previous record - which had stood for nine years - by nearly 2 m (6 ft 6 in).Fundación Mundo Mejor gathered participants from the National University of Colombia, Antonio Nariño University, and various public and private groups to help organize the project. The idea for the attempt was initiated by two university students and all proceeds from the unveiling were donated to the foundation.To build the doll, the group established "bones" made of thick-cut bamboo, used a concrete foundation, and tensioned steel to keep it all together.The body was then filled with cloth and the hair made by fibers from the local fique plant.Guinness World Records adjudicator Evelyn Carrera was on-site to verify final measurements and building materials, before presenting the group with its official certificate of achievement.It helped celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Feria Nacional de la Niñez y su Mundo (national day of childhood and their world), which was instituted by the city of Palmira in 2004 to establish itself as the capital of child welfare. The Fundación Mundo Mejor prides itself as a children's welfare organization, offering year-round programs, volunteering efforts, and donation drives.The largest rag doll was the first-ever record in Palmira, and the first event in the Valle de Cauca region of Colombia to welcome an official adjudicator since the "largest nativity village" in Cali, in 2012.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!
9105The Butler tops One Direction, Wal-Mart cuts iPhone prices, Microsoft buys Nokia - News in World RecordsOver the U.S. Labor Day weekend, 1D went 3D but still couldn't come away with the box office crown. One Direction's "One Direction: This Is Us" 3D concert documentary won the North American weekend box office through Sunday, but "Lee Daniels' The Butler" took advantage of the Monday holiday to overtake Harry, Zayn, & Co. for the weekend box office's top spot at $20 million (£12.85 million). It's the third straight week "The Butler" has sat atop the box office, making it the first movie to do so in North America in 2013. Which is impressive until you put it in perspective next to the movie with the most consecutive weeks atop the box office: "Titanic" for 15 weekends in 1997-98.In the market for an iPhone? Head to Wal-Mart. The retail behemoth is taking prices of the 16 GB iPhone 5 all the way down to $98 (£62.98), a far fall from the traditional $200 (£128.5) price associated with the latest Apple phone. It's common for a lot of similar retailers to lower such prices ahead of Apple's next model production cycle, but when Wal-Mart does something, it gets noticed - the giant currently holds the record for largest company by sales, logging $469.2 billion (£306.3 billion) in revenues last year.Elsewhere in the mobile phone universe, Microsoft has announced it will spend $7.17 billion (£4.6 billion) to acquire Nokia's Devices and Services business, plus patents. Surely a move to help Microsoft compete with the Apple's and Google's of the world, bringing the Nokia name under the company umbrella brings a lot of heritage and mobile phone tradition. Nokia's 1100 model is still the biggest-selling mobile phone of all time, with more than 250 million sets sold since 2003.And if you haven't had enough of all these millions and billions of dollars, can we interest you in Super Bowl advertisement talk -- before the NFL has even opened its regular season? That's the case with a few major brands, who have already announced plans to run Super Bowl TV ads, five months before the big game. Although this should come as no surprise, as the Super Bowl telecast routinely breaks its own record for the most-watched U.S. TV broadcast, with the top 21 most-watched broadcasts ever being Super Bowls.
9106WYMLW: Tiny Cars, Star Wars &… Oh, OUR BOOK IS OUT!Well, would you believe it? It’s finally here. Last week saw the release of Guinness World Records 2014, which I’m sure you’re all well aware of… To celebrate, we released some exclusive videos of some of our brand new record holders, and one that you may remember… In case you missed them, let’s take another look.The Star Wars fans among you will love this one. Steve Sansweet (USA) has spent a large portion of his life dedicated Rancho Obi Wan – the home of the world’s largest Star Wars collection. He has picked up some amazing items over the years, including props and costumes used in the films, rare international marketing pieces and even fan made action figures featuring Steve himself!videoOur next new record holder is Austin Coulson (USA) who has built the world’s smallest roadworthy car. Everything from the windshield, to the lights and the seatbelts mean that his crazy contraption is 100% legal on the road.videoNow, if you’re anything like me and you struggle to bend down to tie your shoelaces, you’ll be more than a little bit jealous of this next record holder…Leilani Franco (UK/Philippines) puts new meaning into the word bendy. An incredible contortionist, she is able to make a cup of tea with her legs bent over her head, using her feet.Not only that but she holds not one but three Guinness World Records titles…videoFinally, here’s a face you might recognize. If you don’t recognize her face then you’ll certainly recognize her fingernails!For those of you unacquainted with her, meet The Dutchess – owner of the longest fingernails in the world…videoKeep you eyes peeled for more exclusive videos of our brand new record holders over the coming weeks and don’t forget to grab a copy of the new book. Head over to our shiny new microsite if you don’t know what you’re missing!
9107New Jersey Zombie Walk takes back zombie gathering titleIf you're watching "The Walking Dead" or "World War Z," the idea is to get rid of all the zombies.But if you're the New Jersey Zombie Walk, the idea is actually to bring in as many as possible.That's because, for the second time in three years this weekend, the Central Jersey group took the Guinness World Records crown for the largest gathering of zombies. The final count of the record-breaking undead numbered a massive 9,592 shufflers down the famous Asbury Park boardwalk.As one of the more popular records in the GWR database, the largest gathering of zombies has grown even more hotly contested in recent years, with the rising popularity of the genre. New Jersey Zombie Walk originally broke the record with 4,093 zombies in October 2010. After losing it to a number of 8,027 in October of last year, the Jersey undead came out in droves to top the record by more than 1,500."It's pretty amazing (to have our title back)," said Jason Meehan, creator/director of the New Jersey Zombie Walk. "It's really just the fans that drive this event showing how much they love it, how much they come back in bigger numbers every year. It's remarkable to say that we're one of the greatest events of our kind in the world."More than just attempting a record, one of the stated goals of the attempt was to demonstrate that the Jersey Shore could still thrive in its ongoing recovery march from Superstorm Sandy, which devasted the region a year earlier.With signs draped up and down the boardwalk claiming that the "Jersey Shore Lives!" while another world record fell, the mission was more than accomplished. "This is an amazing event," said Jackie Pappas, executive director of the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce. "It's near and dear to the hearts of everyone. We wanted to show everyone that the Jersey Shore lives and we couldn't think of a better way to do that than with almost 10,000 zombies."
9108Taylor Swift enters Guinness World Records 2016 with yet another record-breaking achievementWith the Guinness World Records 2016 edition available to buy from September, multi record breaker and singing superstar Taylor Swift earned her place in the book by banking the Most million-selling weeks on US albums charts: Taylor is the only act to notch up three million-selling weeks on the Billboard 200 albums chart since Nielsen SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991.
9109“World’s greatest undead party” as Minneapolis sets zombie gathering recordThe walking dead hit the streets of the Warehouse District in Minneapolis on Saturday to set a new world record for the largest gathering of zombies.A grand total of 15,458 flesh-hungry participants shuffled along closed off streets as part of the annual Zombie Pub Crawl event.Gates are open! Who's ready to break this @GWR record? Get here quick for the biggest zombie party EVER pic.twitter.com/ngeDSSMcrc— Zombie Pub Crawl (@zombiepubcrawl) October 11, 2014Billed as the “world’s greatest undead party” , participants were kept entertained by DJ Steve Aoki and rapper Juicy J on two outdoor stages bars with food trucks, clubs and bars along the route also participating in the event.. @zombiepubcrawl 2014: The Epic Undead [PHOTOS] http://t.co/SVkT066rQmpic.twitter.com/wQtm36azcX— City Pages (@citypages) October 12, 2014The gathering beat the previous record of 9,592 set by the New Jersey Zombie Walk (USA) in Asbury Park, New Jersey last year.Under the rules for the record, all participants needed to wear zombie costumes or make up, with the make up needing to include at least white face, dark eyes and red colour.Zombie Club Crawl is in full swing downtown Mpls. Scary people. pic.twitter.com/lelnmw0i1G— Paul Rovelstad (@Rover_All_Over) October 12, 2014As all those taking part also needed to be in position simultaneously and remain so for a minimum of five minutes, Minneapolis created a zombie zone, sealing off an area from 3rd Street to 6th Street and from Hennepin Avenue to 2nd Avenue specifically for the record attempt count.WE DID IT #ZPCX Thank you and good night, Minneapolis pic.twitter.com/2VwSyFjmCF— Zombie Pub Crawl (@zombiepubcrawl) October 12, 2014Founded in 2005, the annual Zombie Pub Crawl event had previously set the record in 2012 with a gathering of 8.027.videovideo[ View the story "Largest Gathering of Zombies - Minneapolis, USA #ZPCX " on Storify]
9110Video: Sir Richard Branson sets new record for most people riding a kitesurf boardMultiple record-breaker Sir Richard Branson has made history once again, this time with another world record involving his favourite sport kitesurfing. The 63-year-old set a new record for most people riding a kitesurf board during an attempt last month off the shoreline of his private island of Necker in the Caribbean. Spurred on as part of a dare by his friend and German champion kitesurfer Susi Mai, Sir Richard was joined on a single board by Alice Galliers (UK), Alison DiSpaltro (USA) as well as Susi to set the record. Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday said “We enjoy working with Richard on his quests to add further records to his already growing list and we’re delighted to announce that he has achieved another one! His passion for kitesurfing as well as oceanic related records is truly inspiring and we eagerly await what he has planned for the future”. The British entrepreneur currently already holds the record for oldest person to cross the English Channel by kiteboard after travelling from Dymchurch, Kent, to Wimereux in northern France in three hours and 45 minutes last July. Branson also holds records for the Richest presenter of reality television and also for Most followers on LinkedIn.videoRelated articles: Sir Richard Branson's incredible treble makes Guinness World Record 2014 book Virgin Mobile South Africa launches new concept store with iconic world record as 25 cram into Mini First Pacific crossing by hot air balloon
9111Get pump(kin)ed up for Halloween with these 7 pumpkin recordsIt's that spooky time of the year again, and pumpkins are everywhere for Halloween! Here are 7 of our favorite pumpkin-related records:7.Most lit jack-o'-lanterns displayedThe record for the most lit Jack-o'-lanterns on display (above) is 30,128 in an event organised by Camp Sunshine at the Life is good Pumpkin Festival in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on 21 October 2006. 6.Heaviest pumpkinThe heaviest pumpkin weighed 824.86 kg (1,818 lb 5 oz) and was presented by Jim and Kelsey Bryson (Canada) at the Prince Edward County Pumpkinfest, Wellington, Ontario on 15 October 2011.5.Farthest distance to fire a pumpkinThe farthest distance to fire a pumpkin is 1,690.24 m ( 5,545.43 ft) and was achieved by Ralph J. Eschborn II, Alex C. Eschborn, Eric J. Eschborn, Pete Hill, Stefan Hill, John Piel, Verne Weidman, Don Brill, and Harry Harding (all USA) using their "Big 10 Inch" air cannon in Moab, Utah, USA, on 9 Sep 2010.4.Fastest time to carve one pumpkinThe fastest time to carve a face into a pumpkin is 20.1 seconds, by David Finkle (UK), who achieved his record for BBC's Countryfile programme, in Colchester, UK, on 7 October 2010.3.Most pumpkins smashed in one minuteThe most pumpkins smashed in one minute is 11 and was achieved by Ben Shephard (UK) on the set of This Morning, ITV, London, UK, on 29 October 2010.2.Largest jack o'lanternThe largest jack o'lantern was carved by Scott Cully (USA) from a pumpkin weighing 821.23 kg (1,810.5 lb) in Bronx, New York, USA, on 30 October 2010.1.Largest pumpkin pieThe largest pumpkin pie weighs 1,678 kg (3,699 lb) and was made by New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers (USA) at New Bremen Pumpkinfest in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, on 25 September 2010. The diameter of the pie was 6 m (20 ft). The crust was made of 440 sheets of dough and the other ingredients were canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin spice.
9112Schoolchildren aiming to break sign language world recordMore than 150,000 schoolchildren from the UK and overseas will today attempt to break the record for the Most People Performing Sign Language in Multiple Venues. Pupils at schools in Great Britain, Africa and Spain will be participating in the sign2sing world record attempt organised by the charity SignHealth.Steve Powell, Chief Executive at UK-based SignHealth, said: "Our Guinness World Recordsign2sing project is an attempt to break the world record for the most people singing and signing a song at the same time."Almost 95,000 children took part in our first sign2sing event last February (2011) and smashed the previous record, which was 13,418. We are hoping to beat our current record of 94,489 and already it looks like more than 150,000 schoolchildren from the UK and overseas are participating in sign2sing."Young people from all over the UK and overseas will sign a song, entitled 'Sign2sing', which has been composed especially for the event.The lyrics were written by Garry Slack, author of the award-winning 'Sign with Olli' books and the music was composed by Paul Fairey, who has written various theme tunes for television and radio.The event is designed to raise awareness of deafness and the work of SignHealth, as well as acting as a fundraiser for the charity through sponsorship from businesses and a suggested donation of £1 for everyone taking part.Damian Field from Guinness World Records said: "This is a fantastic initiative and we'd like to wish everyone involved the very best of luck with smashing the current record."The charity is hoping to organise the event next year. People wishing to take part are invited to contact the charity to register their interest.For more information please visit the website www.sign2sing.org.ukor contact SignHealth on 01494 687600.
9113Images of the Week: From the largest hamburger to the fastest skateboard speedEvery Friday we'll be publishing on guinnessworldrecords.com some of our favourite images that have been recently added to the GWR archive.Check out these exciting pictures and records below!Largest hamburger commercially availableThe largest hamburger commercially available (above) weighs 352.44 kg (777 lb) and is prepared by Juicys Foods and Ovations Foodservices for Juicys Outlaw Grill, based in Corvallis, Oregon, USA, as of 2 July 2011. Available on the menu for more than a year, the hamburger has sold for $5,000 (£3,181) and is available for ordering with 48 hours notice for preparation time.The most football touches with the shinThe most football touches with the shin in one minute is 138, achieved by Ash Randall (UK) who made the attempt outside the Wales Millennium Centre, in Cardiff, UK on 16 February 2012. Ash is part of a collective of urban sports freestylers called SBX Entertainment and has a list of records he is interested in beating in 2012.The largest collection of candy wrappersThe largest collection of candy wrappers is 2,048 wrappers and belongs to Amanda Destro (Italy), in Venice, Italy, as of 16 February 2012. She began collecting candy wrappers 22 years ago, using them as bookmarks while she was studying. The collection includes wrappers from all over the world, including wrappers from Poland, Slovakia, Chile, Peru and Panama.Fastest skateboard speed, standingThe fastest skateboard speed achieved in a standing position is 129.94 km/h (80.74 mph) and was achieved by Mischo Erban (Canada), at Les Éboulements, Quebec, Canada, on 18 June 2012. The record attempt took place on the road descending to the St. Lawrence River port of Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive, the departure point for ferries to L'Isle-aux-Coudres. The road is noted for being dangerously steep, in points descending at an 18% grade. Find out more about Mischo and his record here.Most Summer Olympic Games attendedThe most Summer Olympic Games attended is 18, by Harry Nelson (USA), 90, of Torrance, California, USA, between 1932 and 2012. Nelson attended his first Games at Los Angeles 1932 at age 10 after he and his older brother received tickets to the equestrian event from a foreign businessman. The only Olympiad he has missed since then were the 1936 Games in Germany. His preferred events to witness are track and field. Find out more about Harry and his record here.
9114Images of the Week: From the largest gathering of people dressed as nuns to the largest spiderEvery Friday we'll be publishing on guinnessworldrecords.com some of our favourite images that have been recently added to the GWR archive.Check out these fun (and sometimes creepy) pictures and records below!Largest gathering of people dressed as nunsThe largest gathering of people dressed as nuns (above) was 1,436 and was achieved by Nunday Listowel (Ireland) in Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland, on 30 June 2012.Largest spiderThe largest spider is the Goliath bird-eating spider. Pictured here is Rosi, a Goliath bird-eating spider owned by Walter Baumgartner (Austria). This species has a record leg-span of 28 cm (11 in).Longest insect body lengthThe longest recorded insect is Phobaeticus Chani also known as Chan's Megastick, from the rainforests of Borneo. The longest specimen measured 22.3 in (56.6 cm) long with it's legs stretched, with it's body alone measuring 14 in (35.5 cm). It is housed at the Natural History Museum in London.Highest combined age, nine living siblingsThe highest combined age achieved by nine living siblings is 818 years and 205 days by the Melis siblings: Consolata (b. 22 August 1907), Claudina (b. 30 June 1913), Maria (b. 12 June 1915), Antonino (b. 5 May 1919), Concetta (b. 24 February 1921), Adolfo (b. 20 October 1923), Vitalio (b. 6 February 1926), Fida Vitalia (b. 5 October 1931) and Mafalda Melis (b. 16 June 1934) (all Italy) were all born to Francesco Melis (b. 25 February 1880, d. 6 June 1967) and his wife Eleonora Mameli (b. 20 May 1889, d. 19 April 1952) of Perdasdefogu, Italy. The achievement was verified on 1 June 2012 . Francesco Melis and his wife Eleonora had a total of 11 children. Carolina Melis lived 19 January 1910 - 26 November 1943, Natalino Melis lived 15 December 1928 - 1 June 1961.Most dominoes toppled in a 3D pyramidThe most dominoes toppled in a 3D pyramid was 13,486, achieved by Sinners Domino Production (Germany) at the Wilhelm-Lückert-Gymnasium in Büdingen, Germany, on 6 July 2012.
9115Cee Lo Green on hand as M&MS break largest pinata recordFrom GWR Adjudicator Amanda Mochan in New YorkOn Thursday, August 4 I was at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City for the first birthday party for M&MS® Pretzel Chocolate Candies. As part of the festivities, M&MS® Pretzel created the largest piñata to say thank you to all the fans that have grown to love M&MS® Pretzel over the past year.The record to beat was set by Carnival Cruise Lines in Philadelphia in 2008, and measured 18.39 m (60 ft 4 in) long, 7.28 m (23 ft 10.5 in) wide, and 18.85 m (61 ft 10.25 in) high. In order to set the record, the new piñata had to surpass the sum total of the length, width, and height (44.52m, or 146 ft 0.75 in).The engineering plans for the new piñata were sent to our offices and reviewed ahead of time, and the official measurements were taken on the day of the event. See below for a shot of the fully constructed piñata.I took a lift to the top of the structure to measure the height, which checked in at 47 ft (14.32 m). I then measured the maximum length of the structure (68 ft 7 in, or 20.90 m) and the maximum width of the structure (37 ft 9 in, or 11.5 m). The sum total of the measurements came to 153 ft 4 in (46.72 m) - a new Guinness World Records achievement!After the measurements were officially taken there was one thing left to do - party! The event was open to the public and free of charge, and attendees were treated to gift bags, raffle prizes, cupcakes, and various birthday party games. The highlight of the event was the announcement of the new world record. Three-time Grammy-winner Cee Lo Green and Z100 DJ Danielle Monara were on stage to make the official announcement, and Cee Lo did the honors of releasing 1,500 pounds of M&MS® Pretzel from within the piñata. After a suspenseful countdown, the singer pulled a string and the candy rained down, much to the delight of partygoers.Those who were unable to attend in person can still join the party by checking out www.facebook.com/mms for photos and video highlights.Congratulations goes out to everyone involved in the event, and from all of us at Guinness World Records…happy birthday M&MS® Pretzel!
9116GWR fans get to meet world record holders at sold out Edinburgh Book Festival showHundreds of book lovers were treated to a unique insight into the world of record breaking during a special Guinness World Records™ show at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in Scotland yesterday. Editor-in-chief Craig Glenday took the audience at the Scottish Power Theatre on a fascinating tour of Guinness World Records and its amazing 55-year history, revealing what does and doesn't make a record, along with detailed personal stories about his time as editor. Craig was later joined by three record holders on stage. Kids science presenter Dr Bunhead, aka Tom Pringle was first up. The multiple record holder invited one lucky young audience member to try out his record breaking potato cannon, while another got to help test the Doctor's 10 metre straw. It was then the turn of the recently wed Elaine Davidson, holder of the world's most pierced woman record, who spoke about what it was like to be part of the GWR family, before posing for photos with audience members. Finally Sean Shannon, holder of the world's fastest talker record showcased his talent and challenged three kids to the fastest ever rendition of the Queen song Bohemian Rhapsody. Guinness World Records would like to thank everyone who came along and look forward to seeing even more people at next year's event.Meanwhile, over 200 people took part in the UK's biggest attempt to break the world record for longest reading relay at the festival.A total of 218 children and adults gathered hoping to smash the current record of 290 readers, set in 2010 in Vienna, Austria.Each participant read one sentence from award-winning Scottish author Theresa Breslin's book Prisoner in Alcatraz.Despite being 73 people short, spirits were high at the event.Guinness World Record adjudicator Claire Burgess confirmed: "218 people took part today. Unfortunately we didn't quite get there, but everyone was very enthusiastic."GWR only hold world records, so it won't go on our database but this is the biggest attempt that has taken place in the UK."
9117Guinness World Records Editor-in-chief set for Edinburgh Book Festival appearanceWith just five weeks until the launch of the Guinness World Records 2012 edition our editor-in-chief, Craig Glenday, is joining authors and editors from around the world at the 2011 Edinburgh Book Festival in Scotland.On Sunday 21st August, Craig will be taking to the stage at the ScottishPower Studio Theatre at 2pm as part of the festival's programme of events for children and family.Craig's presentation will take the audience on a whistle-stop tour of Guinness World Records and its amazing 55-year history, with detailed personal stories about his time as editor, along with the oportunity for attendees to meet some of our fascinating world record holders.Meanwhile, visitors to the festival on August 19 will get the chance to become a record holder themselves during an attempt at the title for the Longest Reading Chain in the world.Organisers are hoping to attract 350 readers on the day, which would smash the current record of 290 people which was set in Vienna, Austria last year.Award-winning Scottish childrens author, Theresa Breslin's novel Prisoner in Alcatraz has been chosen as the book to be read for the attempt, with each participant in the chain reading one sentence aloud.Over 100 book lovers have already signed up to take part, including local authors The Mulgray Twins, Joyce Holmes, Charlie James and illustrator Julia Lacome.Ms. Breslin said, "I've been a fan of the Guinness Book of Records forever and am absolutely thrilled that my book Prisoner in Alcatraz will feature in a record-breaking attempt! It's great to see Edinburgh Libraries encouraging reading and literacy in such a fun way. I am so looking forward to meeting everyone involved and can't wait to hear all those different voices reading out my story! "If you'd like to join Guinness World Records at the 2011 Edinburgh Book Fair then tickets are £4.50 and can be purchased online at http://www.edbookfest.co.uk/
91182009: Fastest 100mNo one individual has taken a sporting discipline to such heights as that of Usain Bolt since his burst on to the sprinting arena in 2007 and the stronghold he has had since with an array of world records to boast.
9119Caitlyn Jenner shatters world record for fastest time to reach one million followers on TwitterGuinness World Records can today confirm that Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, has shattered the record for fastest time to reach one million followers on Twitter.
9120UK kids set to get record breaking for Summer Reading Challenge 2015Guinness World Records has teamed up with The Reading Agency charity to support the Summer Reading Challenge 2015 and have introduced the exciting new theme “Record Breakers”.

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