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9121UNICEF kickstart #HighFiveIt campaign with record attempt during Canadian women’s national soccer team matchUNICEF Canada recently launched its #HighFiveIt awareness campaign in record-breaking style with a successful attempt at the Guinness World Records title for the Most simultaneous high-fives.
9122Expocampo Yucatán dishes out record for largest serving of octopusThe more than 60,000 visitors estimated to have passed through Expocampo Yucatán 2014 expected to see a lot of things. Powerful tractors, impressive crops, the latest in farming practices and technology.What they didn't expect, though, was to literally taste history. But that is exactly what the Comite Estatal del Sistema Producto Pulpo Yucatán (state committe for Yucatán octopus production) and Fundación Produce Yucatán (Yucatán produce foundation) delivered at the sixth annual farming exposition in Merida, Mexico.On the final day of the four-day event, t he largest serving of octopus was dished out to the 15,000-plus in attendance, totaling 1,326.26 kg (2,923.90 lb) of the seafood delicacy.With the Spanish word for octopus being "pulpo," the group dubbed this event - fittingly - "La Pulpeada."With the intention of driving interest to the convention, the foundation and committee tasked 100 chefs to spend more than 8 hours preparing the dish. In total - between cooking, preparing, and serving - more than 140 staff members helped pull off the historic feat.The recipe called for 200 kg each of white onions and tomatoes, as well as 80 liters of olive oil and 20 kg of chili peppers, among a slew of other ingredients.This wasn't the first time that a Guinness World Records title was established at the Expocampo. At the second-ever event in 2010, the group produced the largest serving of roast pork, serving 3,094.2 kg (6,821.54 lbs) of local delicacy "cochinita pibil" to drive crowd interest and foot traffic.The attempt drew the attention of Yucatán governor Rolando Zapata Bello, who came out for the final serving.“This is how we build the vision for the future of Yucatán," Zapata said. "Working together as a team. Together, we have achieved a success that will live in the pages of Guinness World Records and we put Yucatán in the eyes of the world."
9123New Orleans artist Stephan Wanger promotes recycling, Mardi Gras with largest bead mosaicFor millions of tourists and revelers each year, Mardi Gras is one of the biggest parties on the planet.For Stephan Wanger, it's an opportunity to bring attention to an issue of waste management that grows more important with each passing day.Each year, the famous beads of Mardi Gras symbolize the "bon temps" of the annual celebration, but they also result in thousands of tons of discarded landfill, according to Wanger. And so he decided to do something about it.Using more than 2 million individual beads, the native German got to work creating a piece of art meant to spotlight the issue of his adopted hometown. He finished with a record-breaking mosaic measuring 35.67 m² (384 ft²). Its 14.63 meter-long, 2.43 meter-tall (48 x 8 feet) scene depicted a downtown street in Natchitoches, Louisiana, where the final mosaic was revealed at the Northwestern State University of Louisiana's Hanchey Gallery in December."We are extending the lifespan of these beads in every fun way imaginable, by simply creating art," Wanger said.Guinness World Records was on hand to present Wanger with a certificate commemorating his latest achievement. You can see the mosaic come to life here.videoThe latest mosaic was Wanger's largest, but certainly not his first. More of his work can be seen here and he served as the founding artist of the collaborative art project, " Bead Town."To prepare for each piece, Wanger sorts beads both by shade and by size down to the millimeter. He first collects discarded beads throughout Mardi Gras in an effort to clean post-parade debris, and also regularly visits salvage yards to gather additional materials for his work.Wagner says he hopes to inspire the citizens of Louisiana to recycle and to create, and the rest of the world to appreciate and gain fondness for the unique culture and natural beauty that Louisiana has to offer.In the past, his works of art and recognition for them have helped raise funds and awareness for Mardi Gras Beads Recycling Centers in New Orleans, The Arc of Greater New Orleans, and various schools in the area.Wanger was assisted in this case by the Cane River National Heritage Area, breaking the previous bead mosaic record of 17.595 m² (189.39 ft²), set by an artist in the Netherlands in January 2013.Looking to break or set a record for your non-corporate group? Find out how with the various Guinness World Records options available to you.
9124Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group unveil the world’s longest handmade gold chain
9125Lifebuoy promotes health and hygiene as Sri Lankan mothers break hand washing relay
9126Girl power! 120 women on static bikes pedal to create mechanical energy and set a recordSunday saw British Cycling’s Breeze (UK), a women’s only cycling programme, set a new Guinness World Records title for the Most mechanical energy produced by pedalling on static bikes in one hour after 120 energetic females accumulated a total of 4821.40 watt hours (equalling 646 miles/1039.63 km) – cycling right past the 3,220 watt hours required.
9127Hellmann's celebrates 100 years with Katie Holmes, longest picnic tableFor 100 years, the Hellmann’s brand has prided itself on "helping to turn meals into moments for families across the country." On Sept. 24, in celebration of its centennial, Hellmann’s brought together a slew of celebrities and fans to gather around its new world-record sized longest picnic table.Chef Mario Batali, Chef Tim Love, Chef Aaron Sanchez and guests Katie Holmes, Andy Cohen and Paul Pierce of the Brooklyn Nets celebrated the occasion at Hudson River Park’s Pier 84, mere blocks from the site of Richard Hellmann's original deli. With more than 500 individuals having taken their seats, the record table measured a whopping 97.59 m (320 ft 2 in).“For the past 100 years, Hellmann’s has been a part of the memories, the laughter and the delicious meals that happen around America’s tables,” said Brian Orlando, Senior Brand Director, Hellmann’s. “Our record-breaking table only exists because we have been invited to so many tables throughout the years, from holiday dinners, to school lunches, Sunday dinners and even the dessert table."The table was constructed from solid pine wood, weighed approximately 8,000 lb (more than 3,600 kg) and stretched longer than a football field. When the celebration concluded, the table was disassembled and all useable wood donated to Build It Green, which will repurpose the wood to be used in future building projects in New York City. An official Guinness World Records adjudicator was on-site to verify the table's length.All participants were treated to a basket meal provided by Batali. At the same time, in light of September’s recognition of Hunger Action Month, Hellmann’s sought to provide one million meals to Feeding America, to help the fight against hunger nationwide.Coverage of the event included USA Today, AdWeek, Life & Style, and MarketWatch.Having broken the existing record by nearly 15 feet, the picnic table adds to Hellmann's already-record setting 100th year around the globe.
9128Pi Eventos helps Cencosud bring longest graffiti scroll back to Latin AmericaTime and again when it needs to help its clients make a splash, Pi Eventos turns to Guinness World Records.In its latest record-breaking triumph, the Argentine events company helped Cencosud - the third-largest retailer in Latin America - bring the record for the longest graffiti scroll back to the region. Using urban artists as consultants and relying on its own employees for execution, Cencosud completed a scroll measuring 1,981 m (6,499 ft 4 in) long.Jorge Farray is the CEO of Pi Eventos."In my time having put on these corporate events," he said, "I have never seen any other activities that allow so many experiences at once: teamwork, leadership, motivation, communication - it's a perfect combination."The attempt took place in the beautiful mountain lake region of San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, providing a mesmerizing backdrop for an activity meant to encourage team-building and staff engagement.In particular, the longest graffiti scroll record has been broken 16 times in 10 countries over the last 12 years six of those times have been by companies engaging their staff.Pi Eventos originally pointed Danone in the direction of this record in 2011, when it broke the mark at 1,463.85 m (4802.65 ft) long, in Brazil. After seeing the number broken in Malaysia, the Netherlands, and then the UAE since then, the inspiration was in place to return the accomplishment to South America.For its required unifying theme, the scroll depicted an artistic timeline of the company's entire history.Meanwhile, Cencosud joins a long list of clients that Pi Eventos has helped with both team building and PR awareness by assisting with the organization of world record attempts. In addition to Danone, other notable groups to have broken various records include Monsanto and GlaxoSmithKline.Farray added: "This is really unbeatable for any groups that need to realize they don't have any limits."To find out the many different ways Guinness World Records works with businesses to harness the power of record-breaking for their brand, be sure to visit our Case Studies page.
9129In pictures: Largest spider sculpture makes a big splash at Australian water slide parkThis model of a female Sydney funnel-web spider at Jamberoo Action Park in New South Wales, Australia just set a new record for Largest Spider Sculpture.
9130Guinness World Records and Festival of Media Asia announce winner of Record-breaking Brand awardLast night in Singapore at the gala dinner of the Festival of Media Asia Pacific, Sohu IT were announced by Guinness World Records as winners of the ‘Record-breaking Brand’ award. The inaugural Record-breaking Brand award had an incredible response of over 4,000 public votes from a shortlist of fourteen record-breaking brands from across the APAC region including P&G, Fiji Airways & Philips AVENT amongst others brands.Sohu IT created a spectacular media campaign around their record attempt for Largest Smartphone ensemble to launch their new smartphone Vivo XPlay. Using the sound feature as a key focus, they worked with the Guinness World Records team to craft a record challenge that gained both national media attention and engaged with consumers. The record-breaking campaign gained the highest number of votes for Festival of Media Asia Pacific.Revealing the winner at the awards ceremony last evening, Rowan Simons, President of Guinness World Records in China ( pictured above, second right, with fellow Guinness World Records representatives), said ‘Sohu’s achievement truly showcases an innovative, fun, clever and engaging way of using record breaking at the heart of a campaign to facilitate and amplify their message. Congratulations to them!’Charlie Crowe, Chairman & Editor in Chief of C Squared Group, commented ‘’ The introduction of the Record-Breaking Brand Award to this year’s Festival of Media Asia Pacific has been incredibly well received amongst record breaking brands and their fans around the world driving engagement through the public votes for the best campaign. The inaugural winner has succeeded to stand out amongst the competition and shows innovation in its approach to driving effective consumer engagement‘’.Shortlisted media campaigns included live events, experiential activation and digital content creation with record-breaking brands selected from Greater China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore. The full shortlist is available here.The ‘Record-breaking Brand’ award is designed to recognize record holding brands that use Guinness World Records achievements in innovative media campaigns across all territories. The award category has been introduced into the 3 flagship events of the Festival of Media Conference and Awards series - Festival of Media Asia Pacific (16-18 March, Singapore) Festival of Media Global (6-8 April, Rome, Italy) and Festival of Media LatAm (1-3 October, Miami).Click the player below to watch Sohu IT's award winning
9131Venezuelan man steps up to claim largest feet record title in GWR 2016Twenty-year-old Jeison Orlando Rodriguez Hernandez of Venezuela has claimed the title of Largest feet on a living person – male. His feet measure a mighty 40.1cm (1 ft 3.79 in -right foot) and 39.6cm (1 ft 3.59 in - left foot).
9132Largest parade of classic cars cruises through Mexico CityOften, the sight of even just one truly classic car can draw eyes and drop jaws.So what do you do when more than 1,600 of them roll by, one after the other, through one of the most iconic streets in the world?That's exactly the question that faced nearly 250,000 spectators in Mexico City last weekend, as they witnessed the record for the largest parade of classic cars broken with a new number of 1,674.The attempt, organized by the History Channel brand History Latinoamérica, saw the wave after wave of cars drive on the Paseo de la Reforma through the heart of Mexico City, comprising part of a route that measured a total 5.2 km (3.23 mi) long.The nearly quarter-million watching along the route were treated to a wide variety of classic cars, from traditional standybs like the Mercury Grand Marquis and Porsche Boxter to more rare offerings like Ford Fairlanes and VW Karmann Ghias.The attempt rightly caught the eye of the man in charge of Mexico City, Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera.Les comparto esta imagen del #RecordGuinness hoy en la #CDMX con el Desfile Autos Antiguos más grande del mundo— Miguel Ángel Mancera (@ManceraMiguelMX) October 5, 2014To qualify for the parade, each car was required to be at least 30 years old and presented with original registration. History Latinoamérica's attempt broke the previous mark of 948 set by den Hartogh Ford Museum in Hillegom, the Netherlands, way back in 2002.And with these blasts from the automotive past, the thousands who both watched and took part will have memories to keep well into the future.videovideovideoAnd 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!
9133Man eats ten excruciatingly hot bhut jolokia chilli peppers in record time – Guinness World Records Italian showWelcome to the Guinness World Records Italian Show – a weekly video series featuring the most astonishing, shocking and awe-inspiring record attempts from the recent seventh series of Italy’s Lo Show Dei Record.
9134Ten records to get you ready for The LEGO MovieThe LEGO Movie hits theaters this weekend and if you haven't seen the adorable trailer for it yet, well, you're welcome.videoWhile this marks the full-length feature debut of our favorite little plastic brick characters, people have used LEGO pieces to break world records for years. Here then to get you pumped for the adventures of Emmet, Batman, and Abraham Lincoln are 10 of the best Guinness World Records titles broken with LEGOs.Want to zip through just the photos? They're all together in the gallery above.MOST CONTRIBUTORS TO AN INTERLOCKING PLASTIC BRICK SCULPTUREExactly 18,556 people were organized by Cartoon Network across nine locations in the UK, from August 4 to October 4, 2012. They built the character Bloxx (image No. 1 above) from Cartoon Network's Ben 10: Omniverse. In the end, this 240,000-brick piece weighed almost a tonne and stood 3 m (9 ft 10 in) high.TALLEST STRUCTURE BUILT WITH INTERLOCKING PLASTIC BRICKSOne of our most popular records of any kind, this tower measures 34.43 m (112 ft 11.75 in) and was constructed by the Red Clay Consolidated School District (USA) in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, on Aug. 19, 2013. Read more about this attempt here.LARGEST DISPLAY OF LEGO® STAR WARS™ CLONE TROOPERSAll at attention to Lord Vader, this display was composed of 35,210 individual models and was built by LEGO® in Slough, UK, on June 27, 2008. One of two Star Wars records here The Force is strong!LARGEST IMAGE BUILT FROM INTERLOCKING PLASTIC BRICKSThis single image built entirely of LEGOs measures 153 m² (1,646 ft² 126 in²) and was created by LEGO GmbH (Germany) in collaboration with Manor AG and Pro Juventute (both Switzerland) at the Suisse Toy, in Bern, Switzerland, on Oct. 6, 2012. More than 2 million bricks were used to create a map of all Switzerland.LARGEST LIFE-SIZED HOUSE MADE FROM INTERLOCKING PLASTIC BRICKSThis house stands 4.69 metres (15 ft 4 in) high, 9.39 metres (30 ft 9 in) long and 5.75 metres (18 ft 10 in) wide, consisting of two floors with four rooms in total. It was completed by 1,200 volunteers together with James May (UK) for James May's Toy Stories in Dorking, UK, on Sept. 17, 2009. Built around an internal wooden support structure, the house used more than 2.4 million bricks.LARGEST COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE LEGO® TECHNIC SETCheck out that 1:12.5-scale Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 400 truck, which comprises 2,048 pieces. Once completed, the truck features a pneumatically powered, articulated crane with working grabber and a recovery winch on the front, has working steering, 4-wheel drive and suspension, a gear block for ground clearance and a detailed engine with moving pistons. It's nicer than my car.LARGEST COMPLETE SKELETON MADE FROM LEGO® BRICKSIf there's ever a LEGO® Jurassic Park movie, this guy will star. This T-rex stands 6 m (20 ft) in length and comprised 80,020 pieces, representing an actual-size skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex by Nathan Sawaya (USA) for a 2011 exhibition.LARGEST COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE LEGO® SETThis record (based on the number of individual pieces) belongs to the 5,922-piece Taj Mahal (No. 10189). When completed, the model of the famous Indian temple measures 51 x 41 cm (20 x 16 in).LARGEST PRIVATE COLLECTION OF COMPLETE LEGO® SETSWant to play with LEGOs? Find Kyle Ugone (USA). His private collection of complete sets totaled 1,091 in Yuma, Arizona, USA, as of 23 July 2011. A Marine, Ugone started his collection in 1986. This photo represents just a small portion of all his completed sets.LARGEST COLLECTION OF STAR WARS INTERLOCKING PLASTIC BRICK SETSWe told you the Force is here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Star Wars LEGOs have proven wildly popular, to the point that the largest collection of Star Wars interlocking plastic brick sets consists of 272 sets, as of Sept. 18, 2012, and belongs to Jon Jessesen (Norway) in Vika, Norway. The sets total 119,368 individual pieces.
9135Video: Get ready for MLB playoffs with broadcast legend Bob WolffPhoto taken from video courtesy News 12 Long IslandWith the Major League Baseball playoffs and quest for a World Series starting today, iconic sportscaster and Guinness World Records title-holder Bob Wolff recently sat down with me for a wide-ranging talk in our latest episode of “Mike Meets.” You can watch my conversation with the man who owns the longest sportscasting career (74+ years!) at the bottom of the page, where you'll see footage of Bob talking to everyone from the great Mickey Mantle to covering the Westminster dog show.One story we didn’t have time for in the video, though, recounted how Bob got on the good side of the notoriously prickly baseball legend Ted Williams.Williams, one of – if not the – best hitters of all time (nicknamed "The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived" for a reason), was famous for his many feuds with the media throughout his playing career with the Boston Red Sox. Here, in his own words, Wolff shares his memories of “The Splendid Splinter.”Not all ballplayers spoke well. Some spoke very well. But some I figured they were as temperamental as artists in other fields.Ted Williams, for example: he didn’t like the media and they didn’t like him for a great part. And one of the reasons is that I don’t think most of them understood what he was like as a human being.He was such a perfectionist and he had the reputation that he was the world’s greatest hitter. He was such a perfectionist that if he took batting practice – and everybody in the ballpark held their breath to watch “the master,” and both teams stopped what they were doing and stood on the dugout steps to watch, “Here’s how Ted Williams does it” – if he didn’t do well, he’d storm out of the batting cage. And no matter whom he was speaking to before then, he’d shove them out of the way, “Get out of here!” and so forth.You could see the smoke coming out of his mouth there. In that case, I’d wait about 10-15 minutes while he cooled off and then he’d come around again.One day I remember, he saw me coming toward him and I could see his mouth moving, muttering, cursing under his breath.I said, “Ted, let me speak to you after the game.”Then I said [after the game], “Ted, what were you doing making all these faces when I was coming at you?”He said, “I just didn’t feel like being interviewed.”I said, “I wasn’t going to ask you to be interviewed today. Tell you what, you tell me when you like to be interviewed. All the rest of the times that I come by, I’m your friend – just treat me as one.”Great.So we made a deal [for a future date] and if he had hit so many homers or his batting average was high enough, [he] said “I’ll go on air with you.”Wolff receiving his Guinness World Records certificate in 2012But before he got back to Griffin Stadium in Washington [Ed.’s note: Wolff was the play-by-play broadcaster for the Washington (D.C.) Senators at this time], up in Boston he got into another feud with the press. He had made a misplay in the outfield and was booed as he crossed home plate. He had thumbed his nose at the press box, spit on home plate and said, “I will never again do another interview with anybody ever.”Now, he was due to go on with me so when he got to Washington, I said, “Ted, you’re due to come on with me according to our handshake. But if you don’t want to do it, tell me now. We’ll still be friends, just tell me you’re not available.”So he said, “What time is the interview?” and I told him.He said “I’ll be there” and I said, “Well, what about the questions?”“Ask anything you want.”Which I did!And that interview got such acclaim that it became the basis for a series of interviews I did that year which I sold coast to coast.All by pure chance, little things like that, because I’m being fair – trying to be – is what made the difference.videoFor more great Guinness World Records videos, head to our YouTube channel and subscribe. Also, don't forget to follow us at and Twitter @GWR.
9136Fan Choice: September 19 - Vote now!Talk about driving away with the prize. The Mt. Hood Mustangs and Fords Club (USA) of Washington state dominated the competition in last week's Fan Choice, winning the vote for their largest parade of Ford Mustangs. To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary American muscle car, the group brought 766 Mustangs together in one epic parade route.The Mt. Hood Mustangs and Fords Club's achievement will now be entered into our competition for Fan Choice record of the year as we move closer to the end of 2014.Every Friday here, we pick five records recently approved by our expert Records Management Team. We'll give you a little background on each and then ask you to vote for your favorite. The winners from each week, like the group from Mt. Hood, will be entered into an end-of-year bracket to determine the Fan Choice record of the year.Read about our 2013 Fan Choice Record of the Year winner here.This week's list of nominees vying for your vote includes a red carpet to make any Hollywood premiere blush and the heaviest cauliflower, but first, cool beans!LARGEST BEAN MOSAICRecord: 300.85 m² (3238 ft² 44 in²)Holder: World Largest Seed Art Production Committee (Japan) Location: Minamisouma, Fukushima, JapanThat's not all: The mosaic consisted of black and white soy beans, with the challengers using 1,864,320 black beans and 2,096,640 white. The beans used - depicting a samurai warrior - were then distributed to the participants/viewers of the event, as well as being processed into miso by the students of Fukushima Prefectural Soma Agricultural High School.MOST PEOPLE IN A DECORATED HAT COMPETITIONRecord: 445Holder: Loreto College Swords (Ireland)Location: Swords, Dublin, IrelandThat's not all: T he theme of the competition at the school was Easter, and the overall winner was student Emma Nultey. The judging was based on color, creativity, construction, originality and overall impact, and the event helped raise funds for the school's South Sudan charity.HEAVIEST CAULIFLOWERRecord: 27.48 kg (60 lb 9.3 oz) Holder: Peter Glazebrook (UK)Location: Halam, Nottinghamshire, UKThat's not all: Imagine yanking this one out of the ground! Peter and those at his garden have perfected the art of massive vegetables, as this colossal cauliflower joins his previous records for the heaviest cucumber, onion, parsnip, and potato, as well as the longest beatroot, carrot, cucumber, and parsnip.LONGEST RED CARPETRecord: 5.35 km (3.32 miles)Holders: Gera Arcaden and Michael Bilinger (both Germany)Location: Gera, GermanyThat's not all: Red carpets usually mean high-profile celebrations, and this one was no different. The carpet led up to the Gera Arcaden shopping mall in the city, which was celebrating its 15th anniversary. Organizers say it was a symbol of thanks and welcome to all the citizens who make Gera Arcaden possible.LONGEST MARTENITSARecord: 10.74 km (6.67 miles)Holder: Miroslava Ivailova, Anastasiya Velikova and Slavena Daneva (all Bulgaria)Location: Ruse, BulgariaThat's not all: Making a martenitsa is a Bulgarian tradition to welcome springtime. It's normally a small piece made of white and red yarn worn throughout the month of March this martenitsa, of course, was quite a bit larger! The three girls who worked together to handmake the record-breaker were all just 14-year-old students.<a href="">Fan Choice: September 19</a>And those are your nominees time now to cast your vote!Then check back here next week to see who you've helped crown the latest fan favorite!The 60th Anniversary Diamond Edition of the Guinness World Records book is out now! Find out all about it and see record holders like the longest tongue at 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!
9137World’s oldest living cat: 24-year-old Poppy is new world record holderPoppy the moggy is purring with delight after scooping the world’s oldest cat crown at the age of 24. The pretty pet was born in February 1990, the same month Nelson Mandela was released from prison. She has lived through five British Prime Ministers but is now a frail old lady and spends most of her time inside relaxing. At the grand old age of 24, she has been officially recognised by Guinness World Records as the oldest living cat. Poppy, from Bournemouth, has picked up the title following the death of Pinky, a cat from Kansas who passed away at the age of 23 last year. The ‘Top Cat’ Poppy was originally called Popsy and had two owners in her early days. Then, aged five, she was adopted by Marguerite Corner and her daughter Jacqui. At the age of ten, Poppy went with Jacqui who had moved in with future husband Andy West.Poppy with current owner Jacqui West and her two sons Joe (left), and Toby (right)The couple now have two sons (Joe,11 and Toby, eight) and Poppy lives with four other cats, two rabbits and a hamster. Despite her age and frailty, Poppy is still the boss of the house and if the other cats try their luck with her they are swiftly dealt with. Jacqui said: “People always ask what we put Poppy’s longevity down to and I guess she has a good diet and lots of exercise. “She keeps herself fit by walking around and she eats a lot. She has biscuits in the morning and tinned food later on. She’s never been a big cat though. “She is partial to the odd takeaway. We sometimes give her a bit of KFC chicken, Fish and chips and even the odd bit of kebab meat.” Jacqui, an accountant, has four other cats along with two rabbits and a hamster.She wrote to Guinness World Records in February after Poppy turned 24, submitting her into the category of “Oldest Cat Currently Living”. Guinness World Records investigated the West’s claims and have now confirmed Poppy as the world’s oldest living cat. Craig Glenday, Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed with claims for the ‘oldest living cat’, with owners from across the globe making applications on behalf of their cats. Today, though, I’m pleased to confirm that we’re recognising Poppy from Bournemouth in the UK as the world’s oldest living cat, at the age of 24 years. If anyone thinks their cat beats this, and can prove it, then we’d encourage them to get in touch with us.” The oldest cat in history was a feline called Creme Puff who was born on 3 August 1967 and lived until 6 August 2005 - an amazing 38 years and 3 days. Creme Puff lived with her owner, Jake Perry, in Austin, Texas, USA.Poppy, left, with previous MargueriteBut the crown is now in Bournemouth with Poppy.Jacqui added: “Poppy is definitely the top cat and she is still quite feisty. If one of the other cats tries to eat her food she will bite them on the ear. “She’s deaf and blind and meows for everything. We call her stroppy Poppy sometimes.“She can get up the stairs but we won’t let her walk down. Over the last year her health has gone down and we know the end is near. “Poppy does seem to be out-living all our other pets too. We unfortunately had a hamster and bunny die on us last year. “Each time we tell the grandparents we’ve lost an animal, they all assume its Poppy. I’ve said goodbye to her a few times but she keeps on going.”Pics:David Hedges /
9138Video: Robbie Savage beats Alan Shearer to seat-sitting record at Wembley Stadium for Sport ReliefWales scored an historic victory over England this morning as Robbie Savage saw off Alan Shearer to claim a new world record during a battle between the two Premier League football legends at Wembley Stadium.Former Leicester City midfielder and Wales international Savage pipped fellow Match of the Day pundit and ex-England striker Shearer to the new record title for Most Seats Sat On In One minute at the iconic stadium in London. Savage beat his former rival by just one seat during the tense showdown, having managed to squat down on 86 seats in 60 seconds to Shearer’s 85.After winning this morning’s mini-battle, Robbie tweeted: “I'm a World Record holder! 86 seats in one minute. Only another 15,000 odd to go #backsides”I'm a World Record holder! 86 seats in one minute.. Only another 15,000 odd to go.— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) March 13, 2014The record attempt forms part of the pair’s Battle of the Backsides challenge for charity Sport Relief, which has seen the two ex-pros race to be the first to sit on half the seats at Wembley Stadium - a brutal 45,000 seats each.Alan and Robbie are hoping to raise a lifesaving sum of cash to help change the lives of vulnerable people in the UK and around the world.A new world record! @RobbieSavage8 is @GWRnews holder for the most seats sat on in 1min - 86!— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) March 13, 2014Currently on day four of the challenge, the pair have so far squatted and slid over 30,000 seats each at the stadium, with Alan currently leading by 614 seats at the time of writing.Speaking this morning as the pair prepared to take to the seats, Alan said: “Robbie moans, he doesn’t do any training whatsoever! When we’re trying to sit down for dinner we do it for half an hour, and we need a bit of help to get up. I’m at an age now where it’s hard for me. I’m coming up to 44 now, I’m getting too old for all of this high-intensity training.“It’s ridiculously hard. And very, very, very sore. We’ve done almost 30,000 now, it’s incredible hard on every part of your body – not just your backside!”The @GWRnews record holder with most seats sat on in a min is @RobbieSavage8 with 86 seats!— Sport Relief (@sportrelief) March 13, 2014The end is finally in sight for the pair, with less than 48 hours to go until the end of their mammoth challenge. While Alan may have missed out on a world record this morning, he didn’t leave the session empty handed, however, as he was awarded a Guinness World Records title of his own for ‘most goals scored in the Premier League’.Alan was recognised for his still unbroken goal scoring tally of 260 notched up between 1992 and 2006 while playing for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United. * If you’re in the UK and would like to support Alan and Robbie in their tough challenge, as well as to be in with the chance to win some amazing prizes, you can enter the Battle of the Backsides competition at Each competition entry costs £5, and the whole £5 goes to Sport Relief. Incredible prizes up for grabs include tickets to see England play at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, two centre court tickets to Wimbledon 2 nd round or tickets to One Direction on their UK tour.Fans can follow all the action from Wembley with regular updates on BBC Radio 5 live and
9139Earth Day: Ten incredible environmentally friendly world recordsToday marks the 45th Annual Earth Day. Observed in more than 175 countries, Earth Day helps inspire people across the globe to help protect the ecosystem and raise awareness about sustainable practices.To celebrate Guinness World Records has compiled a list of extraordinary feats aimed at preserving the environment:• Most trees planted simultaneously (multiple locations) - The most trees planted simultaneously at multiple locations is 2,294,629, achieved by 122,168 participants in an event organised by TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW (Philippines), at 29 locations across the Philippines on 26 September 2014. This record-breaking event saw the planting of rubber, cacao, coffee, timber and mahogany trees, as well as a range of fruit trees and other species indigenous to the Philippines.• Largest solar-powered boat - Tûranor PlanetSolar, pictured at the top of the page, measures 31 m (101 ft) long – or 35 m (114 ft) with flaps extended. It has a beam, or width, of 15 m (49 ft) – 23 m (75 ft) with flaps – and a displacement of 85 tonnes (93 tons). The catamaran's upper surface is covered in 537 m2 (5,780 ft2) of solar panels, allowing the vessel to be powered by solar energy alone.• Highest-capacity wind farm - Covering an area of almost 400 km 2 (100,000 acres), Roscoe Wind Farm in Texas, USA, has 627 wind turbines and can generate up to 781.5 megawatts (MW) of power.• Most bottles recycled by a dog - A Labrador called Tubby, owned by Sandra Gilmore in the UK, has helped recycle an estimated 26,000 plastic bottles over the past six years by collecting them on his daily walks, crushing them, and passing them to his owner.• Largest tree hug – An incredible 1,200 people showed their sensitive side by simultaneously cuddling tress in an event organised by the Korea Forest Service (Republic of Korea) at the Korea National Arboretum in Pocheon, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea, in March this year. • Oldest alternative fuel - In medieval Europe, around 1500 AD, the overuse of wood for burning began to lead to general shortages due to deforestation. Around this period Europeans started to shift to burning coal instead of wood, the first time in human history that an alternative fuel was adopted because of shortages of conventional fuel.• Most steel cans collected in one month - The most steel cans collected in one month is 2,656,284, weighing over 182,827 lbs and was achieved by Collect-a-Can in South Africa, between October 1-31 2010.• Most trees planted in an hour by a team – The April 29, 2012 saw a team of 100 people plant 40,885 trees in the Kokrajhar District of Assam in India. The feat was achieved by the Haltugaon Forest Division, Kokrajhar in partnership with the Indian 135 Infantry Battalion (TA) Eco Task Force and 15th Battalion the Dogra Regiment.• Greenest City – Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, UAE, designed by the British architect firm Foster and Partners, is the world’s first city designed to be low-carbon and low-waste. All of its power is generated from renewable resources, and most waste material is recycled. The city favors electric, hybrid, and driverless underground vehicles, so the city’s projected 50,000 citizens should leave little carbon footprint• Largest sculpture of plastic bags - The largest sculpture made of plastic bags consists of 68,000 plastic bags in the shape of an octopus. The sculpture was constructed by over 200 student volunteers for the Ci Yuan Community Centre Youth Executive Committee (Singapore) at the National Youth EnvirOlympics Challenge, Singapore, on 20-21 April 2012.• Largest environmental conservation organisation – Since it was officially formed and registered as a charity on September 11, 1961, the WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature has become the world's largest and most experienced independent conservation organization, with around 5 million supporters worldwide. The WWF is a truly global network, working in more than 90 countries.
9140Fan Choice: September 12 - Vote now!Hot off the presses! French magazine publisher SemFor fended off all the competition in last week's Fan Choice, winning our closest vote in 2 months, by a margin of less than 7 percent. Their record for the largest cork mosaic - created to celebrate the first edition of new periodical Magazine Saveurs du Voyage - clocked in at 154.80 m² (1,666 ft² 36 in²) .SemFor's achievement will now be entered into our competition for Fan Choice record of the year as we move closer to the end of 2014.Every Friday here, we pick five records recently approved by our expert Records Management Team. We'll give you a little background on each and then ask you to vote for your favorite. The winners from each week, like SemFor, will be entered into an end-of-year bracket to determine the Fan Choice record of the year.Read about our 2013 Fan Choice Record of the Year winner here.This week's list of nominees vying for your vote includes the a day full of karting and one full of flying, but first, start your engines!LARGEST PARADE OF FORD MUSTANGSRecord: 766Holder: Mt Hood Mustangs and Fords Club (USA)Location: Woodburn Dragstrip in Woodburn, Oregon, USAThat's not all: The club organized the parade to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic American muscle car, and to bring the record back to the U.S., after it had been broken in Canada six years earlier. The parade route covered 9.5 mi (15.3 km) and included cars from as far away as Texas and Alaska.MOST CONSECUTIVE BICYCLE BACKWHEEL POGO HOPSRecord: 309Holder: Orban Barra Gabor (Romania)Location: Mihai Viteazul Square in Sfantu Gheorghe, RomaniaThat's not all: Gabor, a professional rider, saw a number of world records broken on bikes by Nitro Circus' Jim DeChamp in years past and decided to push his own limits. After targeting a half dozen records he thought he could attempt, Orban focused his training on two in particular: this one (in which he hopped off the ground repeatedly on his back wheel) and the longest distance riding backwards free wheel, which he broke on the same day at 27.58 m (90 ft 5.82 in).GREATEST DISTANCE KARTING INDOORS IN 24 HOURSRecord: 682.58 km (424.14 mi) Holder: Ryan Dyer (USA) Location: Maine Indoor Karting in Scarborough, Maine, USAThat's not all: Inspired after reading about the previous record set in this attempt and how it raised money for charity, Ryan and Maine Indoor Karting made their own successful attempt and raised $2,000 along the way for the Maine chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Dyer completed 2,666 laps of the nine-turn indoor track to accumulate his record distance.MOST FIXED-WING AIRCRAFT FLOWN IN 24 HOURSRecord: 43Holders: Jim Greenshields (UK)Location: Dunkeswell Aerodrome in Honiton, Devon, UKThat's not all: With a background in aviation and a desire to raise awareness for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Jim knew this was the perfect record to unite his passions. As such, he piloted his first fixed-wing at 5:30 on the morning of his attempt, and landed his final plane at 6:17 that night, each flight ascending at least 2,000 ft (609 m). Jim might've run out of planes to fly if he had used his full 24 hour alottment!LARGEST PARADE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLESRecord: 481Holder: Louis Palmer (Switzerland) as organizerLocation: Stuttgart, GermanyThat's not all: The parade route organized by Palmer ran for 3.4 km (2.1 mi) around Stuttgart, before all the cars parked in the formation above, spelling out "Electric Car World Record Stuttgart 2014." The attempt kicked off the fourth annual WAVE, an electric-car rally in which Palmer led 75 EVs on an 8-day expedition to raise awareness for the use of electric transporation.And those are your nominees time now to cast your vote!<a href="">Fan Choice: September 12</a>Then check back here next week to see who you've helped crown the latest fan favorite!The 60th Anniversary Diamond Edition of the Guinness World Records book is out now! Find out all about it and see record holders like the longest tongue at 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!
9141Sonidos de la Tierra wins Record-breaking Brand award at Festival of Media LatAm(l-r) Luis Szaran, founder, Sonidos de la Tierra Peter Harper, SVP of the Americas, Guinness World Records Andrea Burt, Director of PR, Sonidos de la TierraGuinness World Records, the global authority on record breaking achievement, in conjunction with C Squared’s Festival of Media LatAm is announcing Sonidos de la Tierra (Sounds of the Earth) from Paraguay as the winner of the "Record-breaking Brand" award. The unique award category recognizes brands who have best utilized the power of record-breaking within innovative media campaigns, with specific focus on creative execution and campaign results.videoMore than 40,000 votes were cast online between Aug. 20 and Sept. 12, with a shortlist that included major brands such as Red Bull Colombia and Hellman’s Chile. All shortlisted brands were celebrated for incorporating record-breaking into innovative campaigns that included live events, experiential activation and digital content creation. A full list of nominees is available here.Luis Szarán, founder of Sonidos de la Tierra, commented, "Thank you to all the people that were inspired by this magical world record of harps and voted for this event/program. The dream of breaking a Guinness World Records title managed to unite a nation in a musical solidarity and bring so much joy. The impact of this initiative had, and will continue to have, impact in the lives of those who live in Paraguay."Sonidos de la Tierra won the public’s praises, garnering 63% of the vote with their record for the largest harp ensemble. The campaign utilized the Paraguayan Harp, the symbolic instrument of the country’s musical culture, to help promote national pride and instill the love of music within their communities.The campaign, titled #SUENAPARAGUAY, joined together harpists of all ages and organizations from public, private and social sectors in a closing event of the 7th World Harp Festival. It featured 420 harpists from 37 communities within Paraguay as well as artists from Japan, Brazil, Peru and England, who performed in front of approximately 2,500 people.#SUENAPARAGUAY was declared of cultural and touristic interest at national and municipal levels, as it doubled the previous record of 201 harpists set in Edinburgh in 2006.The event produced a national fervor and also made headlines internationally. Coverage was broadcast live on national public television, making front-page news in Paraguay’s three main newspapers on the same day, as well as features on key media outlets such as CNN, NTN24, Oxford Mail and The Daily Telegraph. As a result of this challenge, the demand for Paraguayan harp concerts rose by 150% and the number of Paraguayan harp students in the Sonidos de la Tierra communities doubled.Revealing the winner at the festival's awards ceremony, Guinness World Records SVP of the Americas Peter Harper noted, "Guinness World Records is thrilled to recognize Sonidos de la Tierra as winner of the 2014 'Record-Breaking Brand' Award across the Latin American region. With international media coverage, widespread sharing on social media, and a measurable increase in ROI, their inspired campaign engaged a nation and demonstrated the emotional connection record-breaking brings to communities."The 'Record-breaking Brand' award is designed to recognize record-holding brands that use Guinness World Records achievements at the heart of innovative media campaigns across the globe. The award category was this year introduced into the three flagship events of the Festival of Media Conference and Awards series - Festival of Media Asia Pacific, Festival of Media Global, and Festival of Media Latin America.Charlie Crowe, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief of C Squared Networks Ltd, said: "We are delighted for Guinness World Records to be part of the Festival of Media LatAm Awards, the grand finale to the Festival of Media LatAm conference, where more than 1,000 of the best media minds meet in Miami. The 'Record-breaking Brand' category shows just how exceptional work in media can be, and is a perfect fit with our mission to champion the best media campaigns across the region."Think your organization has what it takes to pull off an award-winning record campaign? Make sure to contact the Guinness World Records events management team with your group's details.
9142Five Guinness World Records titles broken at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront MarathonHeading into Sunday's Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, we previewed seven potential record-breakers looking to make history in everything from running while juggling to marathoning in full firefighting gear.And while the cold and windy conditions kept some of the times from the world class division slower than expected, it didn't stop five of the seven Guinness World Records attempters from establishing new marks or breaking exisiting ones on race day.Here's a look at the five record successes.Fastest half marathon joggling three objectsMichal Kapral sets the record for the fastest half marathon joggling at 1 hr 20 min 40 sec! Congrats— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) October 19, 2014Michal Kapral added to his growing list of records with a time of 1 hr 20 min 40 sec during the half marathon portion of the race. That follows the current records he holds for the fastest marathon (2 hr 50 min 12 sec) and fastest 10K (36 min 27 sec) joggling three objects. Fastest half marathon in superhero uniform#STWM@RunCRS Another great year! Congrats to the Flash for setting the Guinness Record! Thx for the "Super" day!— John Clarke (@TDSB_JohnClarke) October 19, 2014In the battle between The Flash and Superman, we have an answer for who's faster. Stephane Hetherington clocked in a blistering time of 1 hr 17 min 30 sec to outduel fellow competitor John Scott Clarke for the new record.Fastest marathon in firefighter uniform (female)Lindsay Santagato sets the record for fastest marathon (female) in a firefighter's uniform 5 hr 38 min 51 sec— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) October 19, 2014Lindsay Santagato, a volunteer firefighter running in memory of her late brother, crossed the finish line victorious after enduring one of the most grueling marathon records GWR has to offer, keeping a full firefighting uniform on for all 26.2 miles.Fastest marathon in baseball uniformJeremiah Sacay sets record for fastest marathon dressed in a baseball uniform at 3 hr 47 min 35 sec— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) October 19, 2014Representing the host city of Toronto, Jeremiah Sacay rocked this Blue Jays uniform and finished in under 4 hours to establish a new record in the category.Fastest marathon dressed as a zookeeperBridget Burns sets the record for fastest marathon dressed as a zookeeper at 4 hr 8 min 17 sec— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) October 19, 2014Looking ready to tame wild animals, Bridget broke this record while also carrying around a bag of stuffed animals to give out to spectators along the course.Of course, it wasn't just the Guinness World Records title-holders who walked away winners at the STWM. Our congratulations go out to all those who finished the race, and to all those who - like the record holders above - ran for special causes and helped raise awareness and funds.Race organizers tweeted after the event that more than 173 charities had seen millions of dollars raised on the day.Thanks to all participants in the @Scotiabank Charity Challenge! Over $3 million raised for 173 charities.— CanadaRunningSeries (@RunCRS) October 19, 2014And the best news is that, for anyone inspired by Michal, Stephane, Linsday, Jeremiah, or Bridget, registration for the 2015 STWM is already open! Our official adjudicators can't wait to see you at the finish line next year.The 60th Anniversary Diamond Edition of the Guinness World Records book is out now! Find out all about it and see record holders like the longest tongue at 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!
9143Lego Movie teaser, last ever telegram and more Anchorman - News in World RecordsRecord-breakers in the news todayBilled as "the greatest movie ever assembled", the first trailer for The LEGO Movie has today been released online.With a voice cast that includes Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, and Arrested Development star Will Arnett as LEGO Batman, the computer-animated adventure comedy follows an average LEGO minifigure called Emmet as he's mistaken for an extraordinary and all-powerful "MasterBuilder".videoThe largest commercially available LEGO set based on the number of individual pieces is the 5,922-piece Taj Mahal (No. 10189). When completed, the model of the famous Indian temple measures c.51 x 41 cm (20 x 16 in).Sticking with movie’s featuring Will Ferrell, today also saw the release of a new trailer for TV newsroom comedy sequel Anchorman 2.This time set in the ‘80s, Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate return , along with appearances from Harrison Ford, Kristen Wigg, Nicole Kidman and Jim Carrey.The longest career as a television news broadcaster world record is held by Walter Furley (USA), who worked as the news anchorman for KZTV in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA for 45 years from May 1957 until his retirement on 31 May 2002.American country singer Slim Whitman, best known for his yodelling abilities, has died at the age of 90.Whitman, who had a string of hits in the 1950s and through the 1970s, held the record for the longest reigning number one single in the UK with his 1955 track Rose Marie, until Bryan Adams broke the record in 1991 with (Everything I Do) I Do It For You.The world's largest simultaneous yodel involved 1,795 people all yodeling at the Yahoo! Yodel Challenge for more than 1 minute. The event was held at Yahoo! Headquarters, Sunnyvale, California, USA, on 19 November 2004.We're ending today's NIWR with a degree of finality, with the news that the last ever telegram is to be sent next month.India's state-owned telecom company, the only firm left in the world to provide the service, is due to deliver its final telegram on July 14, over 160 years after Samuel Morse sent the first telegram in the U.S. in 1844.Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited says it is losing more than $23 million a year by keeping telegraph services running with only 5,000 telegrams now currently being sent a day across India.The most expensive telegram sold at auction is the congratulatory message sent by Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev to Yuri Gagarin on 12 April 1961 after he became the first man in space. The historic telegram was sold to Alberto Bolaffi of Turin, Italy for $68,500 (£45,850) at Sotheby's, New York, USA, on 11 December 1993.
9144A Fourth of July look at how America is broken down by record holders - InfographicHappy Fourth of July to all my fellow Americans!With its two biggest offices located in London and New York, GWR offers plenty of chances for the Americans on staff like me to have some fun on a day like today with our former British overlords.But, rather than just share a bunch of links to the Wikipedia bios of Paul Revere and George Washington (whoops!) or post GIFs of Kid Rock spraying cans of Budweiser all over himself, we decided to do something constructive to celebrate Independence Day.America is by far the most popular country when it comes to record breaking, as the U.S. boasts more record holders and more officially adjudicated events than any other country. But, how do all these Americans stack up against each other? Which state can lay claim to being the most "Officially Amazing?" Let's see:(CLICK IMAGE FOR LARGER VERSION)Infographic: Original GWR illustration/Jon AddisonWell, if you go by the numbers, New York can lay claim to most record-breaking state in the union. No surprise, as it's home to the country's most populous city and some of its most iconic landmarks, which have been home to record attempts from the gridiron to the regal.And if you look at the top four states, they're the same top four in U.S. population from the latest census. In fact, our map above looks kind of similar to the one used by the House of Representatives to determine its apportionment.Nearly half of the states (22) hold fewer than 1% of the country's total record holders, as top dog New York would equal the combined total of every state between the Mississippi River and Rocky Mountains, save Texas. And domination resides on the coasts, as New York and California combined to have hosted a third of all record-breaking locations.The most overachieving state? Easily Nevada. The Silver State ranks 35th in the union in population, but 8th in record breaking. Why? Two words: Las Vegas, which has grown into a mecca for people trying to make history.And the most underachieving states (in my opinion, no state is underachieving, but the numbers don't lie!) are North Carolina and Alabama. Each is 14 spots lower on the list of record breakers than their spots among the total population, the biggest drops.But a happy Fourth of July to all my compatriots, from those celebrating records with a cold lemonade in Florida to those aspiring for one under the fireworks in Oregon. And hey, RhodeIsland and Delaware, we still love you!
9145Guinness World Records Gone Wild! Episode 2 PreviewAfter last week's debut episode saw 1.4 million people tune in to "Guinness World Records Gone Wild!" on truTV, Stuart, Liz, Dan and Zach are ready to welcome another batch of amazing record breakers for episode two of TV's most exciting new show.But before we highlight what to expect in episode No. 2, be sure to download episode 1 for free on iTunes if you live in the U.S. by clicking the following (available for download until Feb. 19):Once you're all caught up there, you can expect a great variety of records attempted on this week's episode, which airs on truTV Thursday night at 8 ET/PT.The scheduled record attempts cover three of the most popular areas of skill we find among Guinness World Records holders: strength, precision, and audacity.Among the strongmen (and women) are attempts at the most appliances thrown (female) and the most nuts crushed by sitting down in one minute. Expect to see the limits of full-body strength with refrigerator toss after refrigerator toss in the former, and a humorous yet engaging take on gluteal strength in the latter.As for the precise, surely you've sliced watermelon at a summer party before? But have you ever done so while those watermelons sat on someone else's stomach? You won't want to miss an attempt at the most watermelons chopped on the stomach in one minute. One misstep could make for some very interesting television!In that same regard, look out for attempts at the most items kicked off people's heads in a minute and most arrows caught blindfolded, both of which are sure to leave you with fingers crossed that someone doesn't receive a foot to the head or, appropriately, an arrow through their own fingers.And lastly, you'll be the one kicking yourself if you miss two of the more daring attempts scheduled for Thursday. If watching a one man try to fit the most live cockroaches in the mouth doesn't do it for you, then certainly watching someone attempt the highest shallow dive will. To get you in the mood, check out current highest shallow dive record holder, Professor Splash, showing us exactly what we're in for: videoCertainly not for the faint of heart!So, who will succeed? Who will fall short of their dream? And, really, why would anybody try to catch speeding arrows blindfolded?Tune in Thursday night for all the answers! And don't forget to follow @GWR on Twitter during the show - where we'll be live tweeting the action - and to continue the conversation at Then be sure to come right back to for a full episode recap on Friday.
9146Avatar gets trio of sequels, One Direction soccer shock and new Doctor Who reveal - the news in world recordsThe record breakers in the news todayItaly's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has had his prison sentence for tax fraud was upheld by the country's highest court.The ruling by Rome's Court of Cassation, against which he cannot appeal, came after a three-day hearingThe 76-year-old is however unlikely to go to jail because of his age.According to Forbes, in 2004, the media tycoon had amassed a personal wealth of $10 billion (£5 billion), making him the world’s richest prime minister.The BBC has announced that the new star of Doctor Who will be revealed in a special live TV programme on Sunday. The half-hour show will feature an interview with the new lead, as well as their predecessor, 11th Doctor Matt Smith and executive producer Steven Moffat. "The decision is made and the time has come to reveal who's taking over the Tardis," Moffat said.Smith, born on 28 October 1982, who was 26 when he filmed his first scenes as the Time Lord, making him the youngest Doctor Who.Staying with science fiction, it’s been confirmed that three sequels to James Cameron’s Avatar will hit cinemas between 2016 and 2018.Two further films featuring the alien planet of Pandora had originally been planned, however announcing the news yesterday, director Cameron explained that this would have proved insufficient for his vision."In writing the new films, I've come to realize that Avatar's world, story and characters have become even richer than I anticipated," Cameron said in a statement."It became apparent that two films would not be enough to capture everything I wanted to put on screen," he continued.Footage from the deepest reaches of the Earth’s ocean gathered in March 2012 by the Canadian film maker, when he made the first solo exploration of the Challenger Deep valley in the floor of the Mariana Trench, in the Western Pacific, hold the record for deepest underwater video footage.Finally, to the world of sport. Well sort of.It’s unsurprisingly been revealed that One Direction's Louis Tomlinson career with English soccer team Doncaster Rovers is set to be a brief one.The singer made the news yesterday after “signing” for the club for which he once worked as a match-day waiter.However, to the relief of his millions of fans, and no doubt Rovers supporters, the club today clarified the terms of the “deal”, revealing that Louis is set to only appear in one game for Rovers’ second-string development squad in a bid to raise funds and awareness for the local Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.As of 16 May 2013, One Direction’s massive fanbase helped them earn the record for most popular band on Twitter, with 12,130,152 followers.
9147Jimi Hendrix, Adele and disappearing islands - The news in world recordsRecord-breakers in the news today...The music of Adele has been voted as the most popular to fall asleep to.In a survey of 2000 people undertaken by hotel chain Travelodge, the London-born soul singer was found to be the top artist to help people fall asleep at night.Adele, who currently holds several World Records including the biggest-selling digital album in US and UK for her long-player 21, beat off stiff competition for the No.1 spot from Coldplay and Snow Patrol.One musician whose work is unlikely to trouble Adele's at the top of the sleep-inducing charts is Jimi Hendrix, (pictured above), who is back in the news following the announcement that twelve previously unreleased tracks by the late guitar virtuoso are to be released on a new album next year.The star's official website revealed the songs on People, Hell and Angels were recorded in 1968 and 1969 and are thought to have been intended for First Days Of The New Rising Sun, Hendrix's follow-up to Electric Ladyland, which he was working on around the time of his death.A Fender Stratocaster that once belonged Hendrix currently holds the record for the most expensive guitar sold at auction, with the instrument being sold by his former drummer `Mitch' Mitchell for £198,000 at Sotheby's, London on 25 April 1990.Plumes of smoke and ash have been billowing from New Zealand's Mount Tongariro.The volcano, which has a starring role in The Lord of the Rings films as Mount Doom erupted for the second time in four months, sending debris two miles high.The new eruption forced local residents to stay indoors and keep their windows shut and has also caused flights to be cancelled.The biggest climatic disruption to air travel was caused by the erupting Eyjafjallajokull volcano, in Iceland, from 14 - 21 April 2010.The eruption's ash cloud was carried by a jet stream towards mainland Europe causing 313 airports to close and 100,000 flights to be cancelled, leaving 7 million people stranded. The disruption is estimated to have cost the airline industry £1.4 billion ($2.2 billion).Finally, a South Pacific island, shown on world maps as well as on Google Maps, doesn't actually exist, according to Australian scientists.Positioned between Australia and French-governed New Caledonia, the apparently sizeable strip of land is named Sandy Island on Google maps and has featured in publications for over a decade.However scientists from the University of Sydney now dispute its existence after visiting the area only to find the blue ocean of the Coral Sea.The largest man-made floating island is the Mega-Float, which was opened to the public in 1999 at Yokosuka Port, Tokyo Bay, Tokyo, Japan.The steel-built structure measures 1,000 m (3,280 ft 10 in) in length, 121 m (397 ft) wide and 3 m (9 ft 10 in) deep.
9148Celebrate National High Five Day with these five (of course) world recordsTo my fellow Americans: happy National High Five Day!To those of you around the world, you're welcome to join in on #NH5D too, we promise we don't bite.For a quick history lesson, NH5D started in 2002 with students at the University of Virginia simply deciding one day to give out high fives to others on campus. Now, over a decade later, the third Thursday every April is a chance to high five everyone you know, and any strangers you don't.We want to get involved in the fun, of course, and so to help celebrate, here are five (naturally) world records to get you in the spirit for today.MOST HIGH FIVES IN ONE MINUTE (above)Nothing but speed here. The most high fives in one minute is 212 by Deepak Sharma Bajagain (Nepal) at the GoldenGate International College in Old Baneshwor, Battisputali, Kathmandu, Nepal, on August 12 last year. Bajagain made his attempt to celebrate UN International Youth Day.MOST HIGH FIVES IN ONE HOUR The most high fives in one hour is 2,181. This was done by Ram Kadam and V Generation (India) at Ramleela Grounds in Ghatkopar-East, Mumbai, India, on Oct. 24, 2012. Kadam went through the arranged lot of more than 2,300 people waiting for a high five during the Indian festival of Navratri, nearly getting to all of them!MOST HIGH FIVES IN 24 HOURSOne hour is certainly impressive, but the most high fives in 24 hours by an individual is 14,607. That was achieved by Pete Timbs (Australia) during the Bridge to Brisbane fun run, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on Sept. 2, 2012. Timbs couldn't take part in the annual fun run due to a hamstring injury, but wanted to support the event by breaking a record and raising money for the Kids Help Line charity. He broke the previous record in just five hours.LONGEST HIGH-FIVE CHAINvideoOf course the La Quinta Inns & Suites employees at the company's annual conference were happy enough to high five each other - they got to spend their meetings at Waikoloa Village in Hawaii! The chain consisted of 1,110 participants on March 14 and took 23 min 15 sec to complete (starting at the 1:58 mark above).MOST HIGH FIVES IN RELAY IN ONE MINUTESimilar to the record immediately above, but compressed to 60 seconds. At the Hudson Hotel in New York City on Oct. 17, staff of American TV network truTV hit 105 slaps in one minute for this record.There you have it! Go out there and high-five the first person you see today. And if you can get the other 211 in a minute after that, you know where to reach us.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!
9149Metallica rock their way into Guinness World Records 2015 EditionThrash metal pioneers Metallica have made another piece of music history by taking their place in the new Guinness World Records 2015 book. The US rockers have been recognised for being the first musical act to perform a concert on every continent.The band set the record after they entertained 120 scientists and competition winners in a transparent dome at Carlini Station in Antarctica in December 2013.The hour-long show, appropriately dubbed “Freeze ‘Em All”, saw the rock band perform ten tracks.With a Hall of Fame-caliber career spanning more than three decades, the band earned a spot in the 60th Anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records 2015 book after a whirlwind year in 2013 performing concerts in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and Antarctica. Metallica’s lead vocalist, James Hetfield commented, “Seven continents in one year with Antarctica being THE gig of a lifetime...Yes, 120 scientists and competition winners. Not to mention the 300 very curious penguins!” Unlike regular Metallica gigs the Antarctica concert was held without traditional amplification due to the icy continent's fragile environment. Amplifiers were instead enclosed in isolation cabinets, with the sound transmitted to the audience via headphones, similar to "silent discos" sometimes found at music festivals. The competition to win tickets for the concert was organized in conjunction with Coca-Cola Zero for Metallica fans in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico. The winners were invited on a week-long Antarctic cruise that stopped off at Carlini for the concert on 8 December. Argentina's Carlini Station is located on King George Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, and is named after the Argentine scientist Alejandro Ricardo Carlini. The station was erected in 1982 and is only accessible by air and water via Base Marambio.Click the player below to watch the record-setting concert in full.videoGuinness World Records 2015 is the 60 th anniversary edition of the world’s best-selling copyright book and is available worldwide in September. It’s packed full of incredible feats, facts and achievements and also features new Augmented Reality technology that enables the reader to bring record-breakers to life in stunning 3D. You can find out more about the book, and sign up to be notified when it becomes available in your region, by heading to for the latest on all things world record, visit Guinness World Records on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and our brand-new Instagram. Plus check out Guinness World Records on YouTube to subscribe for the latest record-breaking videos!Related stories One Direction find place in Guinness World Records 2015 book with historic first three albums Jennifer Lawrence, Game of Thrones, Frozen among new entertainment record holders in Guinness World Records 2015 book Cristiano Ronaldo, Rory McIlroy and Roger Federer among sports stars to make the cut in Guinness World Records 2015 book The Top 5 unusual sports titles in the new Guinness World Records 2015 book Video: Introducing Jiff - the fastest dog on two paws!
9150Happy Birthday Misao Okawa! World’s oldest living person is 116 years old todayGuinness World Records congratulates Japan's Misao Okawa, the world's oldest living person, who today celebrates her 116 th birthday. Born on 5 th March 1898 in Tenma, Osaka, Misao-san says the key to a long life is eating sushi and getting at least eight hours sleep a night.Speaking to the Daily Telegraph earlier this week, she told the paper: ‘Eat and sleep and you will live a long time. You have to learn to relax.’Mrs Okawa eats three large meals a day and makes sure that she sleeps eight hours a night,’ Tomohito Okada, the head of the Kurenai retirement home where she lives, told the newspaper.He added: ‘She insists that her favourite meal is sushi, particularly mackerel on vinegar-steamed rice, and she has it at least once every month.’Mrs Okawa took the title of world’s oldest living person in June last year following the death of Jiroemon Kimura - also from Japan – who passed away at the age of 116.Misao-san married in 1919 her husband, Yukio, ran his own business in Kobe and together they had three children - two daughters and a son. After the passing of her husband in June 1931, she moved back to Osaka where she still resides, and remains in good health surrounded by her children, 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren (one of whom, Hibiki, is pictured with Misao-san and her 90-year old son Hiroshi, above during her certificate presentation for being the world's oldest living woman last year).Misao Okawa with Guinness World Records Country Manager for Japan, Erika OgawaAs well holding the Guinness World Records title for oldest living person, Misao Okawa also belongs to an elite group - The supercentenarians. To qualify for membership to this exclusive club, there is just one criterion: being at least 110 years old. Reaching this age is an exceptional achievement, especially given the average life span for women in Japan is just under 85.9 years outliving the national average by nearly 30 years is an remarkable feat.Although America is the country with the most centenarians (people aged 100 or over) in the world, there are an estimated 51,376 of them in Japan, with a staggering 44,842 of those being women.Misao has lived across three centuries, which have seen immense social and technological advances including the advent of motor vehicles, flight, mobile telephones, social networking sites and 6 UK Monarchs, 4 Emperors of Japan and 20 US Presidents.The oldest person ever to have lived is also female, Jeanne Calment of France, who lived to 122 years and 164 days.

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