Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

9181Guinness World Records Challenge Fairs bring record breaking to Arabian Centres Co. MallsLast month saw Arabian Centres Co. Ltd host Guinness World Records ™Challenge Fairs in three of the kingdom’s most prominent malls.Billed under the slogan “Summer Champions 2013, the road show started at Mall of Arabia- Jeddah on the 6 and 7 June followed by Mall of Dhahran–Khobar on June 13 and 14 June, and Al Salaam Mall- Jeddah on the June 20 and 21 June.Packed with facts and record-breaking information, the Challenge Fairs also gave visitors to the malls the chance to attempt world records in front of an official Guinness World Records adjudicator. 

A total of 24 world records were broken during the events, including new Guinness World Records title for fastest time to arrange movie titles into alphabetical order, Most supplements inserted into a broadsheet newspaper and Fastest time to sort 30 colored balls using one hand.Notable new world records set during the events included Ahmed Mourady achieving the title for Fastest time to type the Arabic alphabet on an iPad with an incredible time of 7.35 seconds and dexterous Hamdi M. Al-Nouri setting a new benchmark for Most flip flops held in one hand in one minute with a record-setting 22.Commentating on the impressive amount of records broken, Tom Ibison, Guinness World Records official adjudicator, who was present at the records fairs said: “The level of interest in the Guinness World Records challenge fair has been fantastic,”“At every challenge fair location we've seen large crowds, excited and ready to put their skills to the ultimate test."“The people of Saudi Arabia have been among the most passionate and tenacious competitors I've seen - and this is reflected in the fantastic number of records broken,”Ibison added that he expects many more records to be broken within the region.“In the past five years we’ve seen an increase in record applications by 400 percent from across the Middle East. In response, Guinness World Records opened its Middle East office in Dubai earlier this year with the aim of making it easier for businesses and people to access and achieve world records."“I was made to feel so welcome in Saudi Arabia, it would be a delight to be invited back to adjudicate more record attempts - I hope I get the call soon!"Talal Omar, who heads the Guinness World Records Middle East office in Dubai, believes it is a desire to be recognized as the world’s best and to measure themselves against the achievements of people from around the world that has led to more Saudi interest in making and breaking records.
 “It is the same ambition that inspires Saudis that fuels all our record-breakers,” he said.Omar said record-breaking is all about finding something that an individual is good at. “We encourage people to explore the records that Guinness World Records already holds and then let their imagination run wild. We always want to hear about new record ideas,” he said.
9182Video: Double record joy for 007 singer Sam Smith
9183Guinness World Records announces Holocaust survivor Israel Kristal as world’s oldest living manGuinness World Records can today confirm that Mr Israel Kristal of Haifa, Israel, is now the world’s Oldest living man.
9184World’s oldest man ever passes away aged 116Guinness World Records is saddened to learn of the passing of Jiroemon Kimura aged 116 years and 54 days. Our thoughts and condolences are with Mr Kimura’s family and friends. Jiroemon Kimura, of Kyotango, Japan, was recognised by Guinness World Records as the Oldest living person, Oldest living man and Oldest man ever.Born on 19 April 1897, Jiroemon Kimura is the first man in history to have lived to 116 years old and continues to hold the world record for the Oldest man ever. Mr Kimura became the Oldest man ever on 28 December 2012, at the age of 115 years 253 days, breaking the record set by Christian Mortensen of Denmark/USA (1882–1998).Jiroemon Kimura also held the record for the world’s Oldest living man, a title he gained on 14 th April 2011 at the age of 113 years 360 days, following the death of Walter Breuning of the United States (1896-2011). Kimura, who celebrated his 116 th birthday on 19 th April 2013, was also the world’s Oldest living person. He took the title from Dina Manfredini (USA, 1897–2012) on 17 December 2012.The title of Oldest living person is now held by Misao Okawa (b. 5 March 1898) of Osaka, Japan, who is aged 115 years and 99 days, and is also the world’s Oldest living woman.Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief, Guinness World Records, said: “ Jiroemon Kimura was an exceptional person. It was a personal honour to have visited Mr Kimura at his home and to be able to present him with his appearance in our book. As the only man to have ever lived for 116 years – and the oldest man whose age has been fully authenticated – he has a truly special place in world history.”Read more about Jiroemon Kimura from when he became the world's oldest man ever
9185Pasadena breaks Mariachi record at Rose Bowl for Gold CupRecords often fall during sports games. But earlier this week, the City of Pasadena (USA) joined with CONCACAF and others to break a record at halftime of a match: the most mariachis performing at once.With Mexico and Panama tied 1-1 after 45 minutes in the 2013 Gold Cup's opening match Sunday, 566 mariachi performers strode to the sidelines of Pasadena's famed Rose Bowl, and readied their guitars, violins, and trumpets.Once Guinness World Records official adjudicator Amanda Mochan gave them the thumbs up, the group - led by 11-year-old mariachi sensation Sebastien De La Cruz - began to play for the required minimum of 5 minutes. Their selection centered around the song "Cielito Lindo" and you can check out this on-field video of the attempt:video"It was definitely an experience I’ll never forget," Mochan said. "Witnessing this record attempt made me appreciate what an art form mariachi is, and I have such respect for the dedication and hard work the musicians put into their craft."Legendary Mexican-American boxer Oscar De La Hoya was also in attendance, adding to his Guinness World Records history. His other achievements have come, of course, in or around the boxing ring, including having been named the highest career pay-per-view earner in boxing and having promoted the highest selling pay-per-view boxing match. De La Hoya, middleBut the day belonged to the men and women making music. Supported by the consulates of Mexico and Panama, the City of Los Angeles, and Soccer United Marketing, the group toppled the previous record from April 2010, set at 555 mariachis in Tucson, Arizona, USA. And while Panama went on to win the match in a surprising upset, 2-1, the greater history made happened just beyond the field.
9186Sweet ending to largest rocky road world record attemptChocolate lovers were devastated when it was announced that the iconic business Darrell Lea had gone into voluntary administration in 2012.The family-owned brand had, since 1927, offered the very finest sweet treats to generations of Australians.Few of Darrell Lea's products were more well-loved than the always amazing Rocklea Road.When the brand was rescued in late 2012 by the Quinn family of Queensland, whose business interests include V.I.P. Petfoods, the company's new management decided to make a statement on Australia Day 2013 in order to thank supporters and to inform the public that Darrell Lea is well and truly back.No statement is more powerful than a world record, so in the very early hours of Friday, January 25 - the day before Australia Day - 15 chocolatiers came together to make the world's biggest rocky road.Their plans were almost scuppered when one of the chocolate mixing machines refused to start, but it was soon humming along with the rest of the equipment in the sweet-smelling chocolate factory.By 6.30am the mix of marshmallows, nuts, butter, biscuits, golden syrup, milk chocolate and cranberries was being deliciously poured, bucketful by bucketful, into a pre-made frame that was 205cm wide, 560cm long and 45mm high.By 8am the finished product, assisted in cooling and solidifying by several fans and industrial air-conditioning units, was ready to be weighed and, more importantly, was finally edible.The monstrous chocolate creation, now the world's biggest rocky road, weighed in at 261.2kg and tasted delightful.Several radio stations, newspapers and websites celebrated the new record with interviews and stories, and one major breakfast TV program broadcast its weather segments all morning from the chocolate factory. The message was loud and clear - Darrell Lea is not just back on its feet, it is fighting fit!
9187Beyoncé album confirmed as fastest-selling ever on iTunesThe surprise release of Beyoncé’s fifth solo album has earned the R&B star a new Guinness World Records title for fastest-selling album on iTunes.The former Destiny’s Child singer took the music industry and her own fans by surprise when she released her new, eponymously titled album exclusively on iTunes on Friday without any prior announcement.The unconventional move has paid off in spectacular style: in its first three days of availability as a digital download, the "visual" album – featuring 14 new tracks and 17 videos – shifted 828,773 copies worldwide to shatter the iTunes record established by Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience (580,000) in March 2013."I didn't want to release my music the way I've done it (before). I'm bored with that," Beyonce said after the release."I feel like I'm able to speak directly to my fans. There's so much that gets between the music, the artist and the"I felt like I didn't want anybody to give the message when my record is coming out."I just want this to come out when it's ready and (for it to be) from me to my fans."While the majority of those sales came in the US, where it has racked up 617,213 sales since its release, the album has also already debuted at No.1 in 104 different countries.Beyonce also currently holds the record for highest annual earnings for a female singer, having racked up an estimated $80 million (£40 million) according to the 2008 Forbes celebrity list.
9188Archie - the world's Shortest Bull - videoArchie, a 29-month-old Dexter from County Antrim, Northern Ireland, is today recognised as the Shortest Bull in the world. He measures just 76.2 cm (30 in) from the hoof to the withers, 15 inches shorter than other bulls of his breed (typically 45 in). His height means that he's dwarfed by the other animals at his farm, including even the dogs and goats.Fifteen-year-old student and farmer Ryan Lavery brought Archie at five months old and says that if it wasn't for his small size, the bull's fate would have been very different: "When we bought Archie, he was destined for beef. However, by Christmas time, he still hadn't grown and because we had become so fond of him we decided to keep him. His size saved his life and now he's going to live out the rest of his life as a pet." Archie may be small, but that hasn't diminished his "bullish" temperament. Ryan explains: "Archie doesn't realise that he's so short. He thinks he's the biggest in the herd and he'll grunt and roar at the rest of them. He's generally ok around the other farm animals like horses and goats, but if something agitates him, he'll go for them - and even though he's little, at 155 kg it can hurt". "It's brilliant and amazing to have Archie in the new Guinness Worlds book", says Ryan, who hopes that it raises the profile of the rare Dexter breed of cattle, which originates from southwest Ireland.videoArchie's record and many, many more feature in the new Guinness World Records 2013 edition - is out now worldwide from all good retailers. Find out more about the book and its incredible augmented reality feature, and where you can buy a copy at
9189Chef Joël Robuchon helps cook up largest serving of mashed potatoes in France - videoLast Saturday saw top chef Joël Robuchon and a team of 200 student apprentices in France enter the Guinness World Records for creating the largest serving of mashed potatoes.The attempt, which took place at amusement park Le Futuroscope in Poitiers, started at 06:30 am and finished at 11:30 am with the final vat of mashed potatoes weighing an incredible 2,297 lbs.Students from the culinary schools of Tours and La Rochelle created the mash following the recipe of Michelin-starred restaurateur Robuchon while under the supervision of chefs Noël Gutrin, Eric Bouchenoire, Christian Augier and Laurent Marko (Fleury Michon).Instead of throwing potatoes into a giant mixer, the students were tasked with making individual batches atop hot plates, grinding the potatoes in a mill and mixing the mash by hand, all of which was then transferred into the huge holding vat.It took 800 kg of Rattes du Touquet potatoes and 551 lbs of local butter from Poitou-Charentes, along with 80 gallons of milk to prepare.The attempt was organised to help amusement park Le Futuroscope in Poitiers celebrate its 25th anniversary.Guinness World Records require that all large food record attempts, must ensure that the food used must either be consumed or distributed for consumption after it has been measured, and this attempt was no different, with the finished mash handed out to park visitors following the
9190Flaming Lips attempting to break Jay-Z's live concerts recordThe O Music Awards, coming up on 27 June, will not only be home to the annual celebration of digital music culture -- it will also be home to The Flaming Lips' attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most live concerts in 24 hours (multiple cities). The Flaming Lips will board a tricked-out bus and zigzag across the Mississippi Delta region in attempt to break the current record of 7 cities, held by Jay-Z. Hitting a total of 8 cities in the birthplace of rock 'n' roll, The Flaming Lips plan to start in Memphis and end in New Orleans. "Like when the Sex Pistols did their one and only American tour, the weird mid-south (Memphis to New Orleans), has something very absurd about it when contrasted with radical visionary musicians," said Wayne Coyne, lead singer of The Flaming Lips. "I've accepted the attempt at breaking the world record of performing 8 shows in 24 hours… To play and sing Flaming Lips songs at 8:00 in the morning… well, I'm open to new experiences…" The O Music Awards has carved out 3 Guinness World Records in prior years. During the inaugural O Music Awards in 2011, rapper Chiddy of Chiddy Bang snagged two Guinness World Records titles for the Longest Freestyle Rap and the Longest Marathon Rapping record after rapping for 9 hours, 16 minutes and 22 seconds. For O Music Awards 2, a group of 13 dancers assembled at LA's famed club The Roxy to perform the longest team dance marathon.
9191Have you heard of Ole Einar Bjoerndalen? You shouldImage (C) ReutersWe're willing to guess you've heard of Michael Phelps.If you're an older Olympics fan, you've probably heard of Larisa Latynina too.But do you know who Ole Einar Bjoerndalen is? If not, now you should.Bjoerndalen, the 40-year-old Norwegian biathlete, won gold in the biathlon mixed relay Wednesday at Sochi. It's his second gold medal of these Games and 13th medal of his Olympics career - breaking the record for most career medals at the Winter Olympics."It's difficult to realize during the championships what has happened because you try to focus on the races,'' Bjoerndalen told reporters after the victory. "It will only sink in after the Olympics.''Like summer athletes Phelps and Latynina - the career holders for most Olympic medals ever, Phelps with 22 and Latynina with 18 - Bjoerndalen has dominated his sport, with more than half his medals being gold. Unlike the iconic American swimmer and Soviet gymnast, though, Bjoerndalen has maintained his metronomic success over a much longer period of time. While Phelps and Latynina (and, for that matter, third-place Soviet male gymnast Nikolai Andrianov with 15 medals) scored their entire haul over a span of three Olympics, Bjoerndalen has spread the wealth. The Norwegian debuted at Lillehammer 1994 and has appeared in every Winter Games since, medalling at each one save his first.Bjoerndalen broke a tie with his countryman, cross country skier Bjorn Daehlie, who won 12 medals from 1992-1998. Bjoerndalen still has one race to go in these games, looking to secure his career record with another medal in Saturday's 4x7.5K race."It's fantastic, I never imagined this would happen,'' Bjoerndalen said.
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9193Guinness World Records comes to iBooks with new interactive digital seriesIn addition to its much-anticipated 2014 hardcover book edition, Guinness World Records is happy to announce the launch of three unique digital books, designed exclusively for iBooks on your iPad.The titles include "Awesome Animals," "Incredible People," and "Colossal Constructions," available now through iBooks, with "Awesome Animals" available as a free download. The collection represents a wide-ranging look at some of the most amazing records in the Guinness World Records database, from tightrope-walking dogs to the shortest woman on Earth and the tallest rideable motorcycle.Each book comes packed with dozens of videos, photo galleries, and fun-filled quizzes. "Awesome Animals" documents the most extreme and amazing animals on our planet. You can not only read all about them, but also watch videos of them in action - from skateboarding dogs to the most venomous predators on Earth!"Incredible People," meanwhile, is packed full with record-breaking bodies, breathtaking stunts and awesome feats of skill, strength, and endurance. This eBook celebrates the world’s most amazing people.And "Colossal Constructions" bursts with record-breaking engineering feats from planes, boats, and cars, and also takes a look at what happens when massive machines go seriously wrong!Each eBook also features fun, new Star Cards of various record holders, full of amazing photos, record-breaking facts, and the chance to share your card collection online with friends. Downloaders of the free "Awesome Animals" book receive 10 cards to start their collection off.These three incredible and exclusive titles are available now in the U.S. iBooks store, as well as the UK and Ireland iBooks store.Be sure to visit here for more on the Guinness World Records 2014 edition, including updated record-holder videos and augmented reality features, in stores now.
9194World record double as Hunger Games: Catching Fire gets its world premiereAhead of this evening’s world premier of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in London, Guinness World Records can reveal that the sci-fi series has been recognised for two movie achievements.The first film based on Suzanne Collins’ trilogy of novels has today been confirmed as setting a world record for the highest grossing post-apocalypse movie.Meanwhile, the film’s protagonist Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the highest grossing action-movie heroine of all time.Released last year, The Hunger Games movie took $408,010,692 (£252,824,000) at the US box office and grossed $691,247,768 (£428,333,000) worldwide.The incredible success of the first film has seen the character of Katniss push Sarah Connor of Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991, $519,843,345 in worldwide box office takings ) played by Linda Hamilton into second place as the highest grossing action-movie heroine, with third place now taken by Jane Smith of Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005, $478,207,520 in worldwide box office takings) played by Angelina Jolie.Set in in the post-apocalyptic totalitarian nation of Panem (formerly North America), the movie charts the story of teenagers Katniss and Peeta Mellark (played by Josh Hutcherson), who have been chosen to take part in the Hunger Games, a televised gameshow in which teenage "Tributes" are forced to fight to the death in the annual "Reaping" event.Lawrence and her co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson are set to attend the premiere of Hunger Games: Catching Fire tonight at the Odeon in London’s Leicester Square.The film is poised to shatter more records when it opens this month, with some industry analysts predicting a $160 million (£100 million) debut weekend.
9195Bordeaux largest cork mosaic is our Fan Choice 2014 winner!Santé! Congratulations to Saveurs du Voyage magazine whose record for the Largest Cork Mosaic has been voted our Fan Choice record of the year by visitors to the Guinness World Records website.
9196Video: Cartoon Network France helps build largest whoopee cushionNo matter how old you get, there's something timelessly funny about a whoopee cushion.Knowing that, Cartoon Network France teamed with CanalSat to unleash not just any whoopee cushion on the people of Paris last week - they built the largest whoopee cushion ever.The faux flatulater measured 5.42 m (17 ft 9.39 in) in diameter and was unveiled at the Parc de la Villette, to the jumping delight of adults and kids alike.videoFor those who have watched any Cartoon Network around the world recently, the image adorning the whoopee cushion should be a famliar one: that of Jake from Adventure Time.Having the opportunity to jump on Jake in the company of two Cartoon Network mascots proved too good to pass up for many of the kids in attendance.The attempt highlighted what was deemed the "World Day of Prout." To celebrate, the whoopee cushion was joined by other fun-filled activities with Cartoon Network themes, like an Uncle Grandpa zip line and Steven Universe's Big Donut bar, all in addition to other screenings and workshops for kids.This broke a six-year-old record that had previously stood at 3.05 m (10 ft) in diameter, built by Steve Mesure on behalf of Street Vibe for an event at The Scoop in London on June 14, 2008.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!
9197Video: Watch daring 104-year-old Scottish woman win back oldest paraglider world recordAt 104 years of age, Peggy McAlpine could have been forgiven for accepting defeat after seeing her world record beaten last year.The Scottish great grandmother, who now lives in Cyprus, originally claimed the title for oldest person to paraglide tandem (female) in 2007 after completing a jump at the age of 100 years and one day.However, her daredevil record was bettered by fellow fearless centenarian Mary Allen Hardison from Utah, USA as part of her 101 st birthday celebrations in September last year.Spurred into donning her safety helmet one more time, Peggy, who has two children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, took to the skies one more time last month, leaping from a 2,400-foot peak in northern Cyprus to reclaim her incredible title."I enjoyed every minute of it," she told the Sunday Express newspaper. "It was better than the last time. I would certainly like to do it again - especially if anyone takes my record."The Sterling-born thrill-seeker said she has "loved heights" since childhood but didn't try extreme sports until the age of 80, when she went bungee jumping at the urging of her grandchildren.Angela Gokasan, of local paragliding company Highline Air Tours who helped arrange the record attempt, said: 'Peggy completed her second flight with pilot Ozgur Gokasan, who was also her pilot the last time.'They were gliding above the clouds and landed to a crowd of family, friends, and the three witnesses required by the Guinness World Records.'We are over the moon to have flown her again. The stress was all worth it having seen her and Ozgur's faces after landing. She is such an amazing woman.'video
9198World's largest pizza to be created in Rome this weekLater this week on 13 December, the "Record Pizza Men" of NIPfood enterprise will attempt to create "OTTAVIA", the largest round pizza in the world. The 100% gluten-free pizza is set to be 40 metres in diameter with over 9,000 kg of gluten-free flour. It will take more than 48 continuous hours and 5 gluten-free specialized chefs to prepare OTTAVIA. Record Pizza Men's team ( is composed of event creator Dovilio Nardi, Andrea Mannocchi, Matteo and Marco Nardi, and Matteo Giannotte. The chefs will attempt to break the record set in South Africa in 1990 by Norwood Pick'n Pay hypermarket. That pizza (which was made with gluten) was 37.4 metres in diameter, containing 4,500 kg of flour. "Pizza, which is the most important dish of Italian cooking worldwide, has very old origins as it has more than 3,000 years history," said chef and event organizer Dovilio Nardi. "In ancient Egypt people already used to celebrate Pharaoh's birthday with a flat bread made of flour, seasoned with aromatic herbs." "OTTAVIA", a word of Roman origin for "eighth son", was named as an homage to the first Roman emperor Octavian Augustus, who represented an epoch-making change in the history of Rome and brought the Empire into a period of economic and cultural unrest. OTTAVIA will be gluten-free in order to bring awareness to celiac disease, the most frequent food intolerance worldwide. According to recent data coming from the 2011 report of the Italian Department of Health, there are currently over 135,000 people officially diagnosed with celiac disease in Italy and the number of diagnoses are growing rapidly. The pizza-making event will be held on the 13 December at 16:30 in Padiglione 12 of Nuova Fiera di Roma - Via Portuense n. 1645.
9199Video: Highest cable-stayed bridge opens in MexicoThe Baluarte Bridge, the highest cable-stayed bridge in the world, was today inaugurated by Mexican President Felipe Calderon.Situated in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains in the north of the country, it has a maximum drop from the surface of the deck to the bottom of the Baluarte River of 402.57 m (1,321 ft) and measures 1,124-m (3,688-ft) long - enough room to fit Paris' Eiffel Tower underneath its central span.The bridge, which took four years to build at an estimated cost of £110million is supported by 12 concrete piers, the tallest of which measures 153 m (502 ft) from its underground foundations to the road level. Piers five and six on the bridge support two 101-m-tall (331-ft) masts, achieving a total height from the underground foundations to the top of the masts of 158.5 m (520 ft) and 169 m (554 ft) respectively.The grand opening of the bridge formed part of celebrations to mark 200 years of Mexico's independence from Spain. It is expected to open to traffic later this year.The absolute highest bridge in the world, however, still remains the Si Du River Bridge in Badong County, Hubei, China. Opened to the public in November 2009, it has a deck situated 472 m (1,549 ft) above the valley - making it more than high enough to accommodate the Empire State Building beneath it.The 2,460-m (8,070-ft) long Millau Viaduct across the Tarn Valley, France, is the world's tallest bridge. Supported by seven concrete piers, the tallest of which measures 244.96 m (804 ft) from the ground to the road deck, the piers also supports seven 87-m-tall (285-ft) masts, making the maximum total height from the top of the masts to the deepest point in the valley 343 m (1,125 ft).video
9200Simpsons fans set longest marathon watching television record ahead of show’s 500th episodeAnimated comedy The Simpsons celebrates the airing of its 500 th episode this weekend, and to mark the milestone, two hardcore fans of the show pulled off an appropriately long-running record attempt last Sunday.Jeremiah Franco, 22, and Carin Shreve, 33, both from California (USA), set a new benchmark for the longest marathon watching television after absorbing consecutuive episodes of Bart and co.'s exploits for an incredible 86 hours and 37 minutes.The attempt, which formed part of an competition hosted by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment in Los Angeles, began with 100 participants watching the first episode of the show from 1989.Under the record guidelines, participants were allowed to eat and drink throughout the challenge but not fall asleep.In an incredible display of coach potato skills that would surely have made legendary loafer Homer proud, both Jeremiah and Carin kept their eyes open long enough to see off the opposition and set the new record while also winning $10,000 in prize money.The pair made it up to the 11th episode of the 11th season, meaning they sat through a total of 239 total episodes.This beat the previous record for continuous TV watching by 31 minutes which was set in 2010 by Kevin Coon, Farris Hodo and Victor Lopez in Los Angeles who sat through the first five seasons of Kiefer Sutherland's action series 24.The Simpsons marathon was attended by the show's creator Matt Groening and several cast members including Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith.The show holds a number of world records of its own, including the title for the longest running sitcom and the most searched for TV show on the internet.
9201World’s shortest man: All you need to know about Chandra Bahadur DangiTen essential facts about the new Guinness World Records record-breaker from Nepal.1. Chandra measures 54.6cm (21.5 in), making him the same size of six stacked cans of baked beans.2. He is the seventh sibling of a family of six brothers and two sisters.3. He lives in the isolated Nepalese village of Reemkholi in Dang district, some 540 kilometres southwest of the capital Kathmandu. The village has 200 homes, a few solar panels for electricity and no television.4. He is looked after by his immediate older brother and his family.5. Three of his five brothers were less than four feet tall, while his two sisters and two brothers are of average height.6. Despite his age, he claims to have never taken any kind of medication or to have ever been examined by a doctor.7. He hopes to use his new found fame to travel, admitting: "I think things will be better now. I hope that I will be famous all over the world"8. Chandra spends his days making placemats and head straps for villagers to carry heavy loads on their backs.9. He also helps look after the village's buffalos and cows.10. Chandra traveled to Kathmandu in order to be measured by Guinness World Records officials, marking the first time he had visited the Nepalese capital.Related stories Shortest man world record: It's official! Chandra Bahadur Dangi from Nepal is smallest adult of all time New world's smallest man: Ten other incredible world records from Nepal World's shortest man: From Junrey Balawing to Khagendra Thapa Magar - past holders of the title
9202Images of the week: From the most people crammed in a photo booth to the most kick scooter backflips in one minuteEvery Friday we'll be publishing on some of our favourite images that have been recently added to the GWR archive.Check out these fascinating pictures and records below!Largest board game, Monopoly(Pictured above) The largest Monopoly® board game measured 225 m2 (2421.87 ft2) and was created by De Eindhovense School (Netherlands) in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on 27 January 2012. The board contained outsized hotels and houses as well.Most kick scooter backflips in one minuteThe most kick scooter backflips in one minute is 12 and was achieved by Dakota Schuetz (USA), at X Games 18 in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 29 June 2012.Most people crammed in a photo boothThe most people crammed in a photo booth was 7 and achieved by Photo-Me International (UK) in King's Cross train station, London, UK, on 4 July 2012.Most river lanterns launched simultaneouslyThe most river lanterns launched simultaneously is 10,121, by the Bureau of Culture of Jilin City (China) at the opening ceremony of the Second River Lantern Cultural Festival of Songhua River in Jilin City, Jilin, China, on 25 June 2012.300 participants took part in the attempt. 79 lanterns were disqualified as they were not lit before floating on the river.Most consecutive football touches with the head whilst treading waterThe most consecutive football touches with the head whilst treading water is 1203 and was achieved by Jhoen Lefont Rodriguez (Cuba) at Hotel Nacional de Cuba, in Havana Cuba on 28 April 2012.
9203Brazilian football team Coritiba celebrate 102nd birthday with world record for most winsBrazilian soccer side, Coritiba Foot Ball Club really is 'o mais vitorioso do mundo' (the most victorious team in the world) after Guinness World Records officially recognized the record for the most consecutive victories in all competitions at the team's 102 nd anniversary dinner earlier this month.While the Guinness World Records archives are home to many football records, they usually regard one competition, the World Cup or the Premier League for example.Very rarely are Guinness World Records able to officiate a genuine worldwide football record due to the immense difficulty in researching all the world's leagues and clubs.This record was not without its challenges. Coritiba Foot Ball Club won 24 consecutive matches between 3 February and 5 May this year in the Paranaense State Championships and the Brazilian Cup, competitions which they were crowned champions and vice-champions respectively.On 1 June Coritiba made their official application but it wasn't until 8 September that Guinness World Records was sure that they were indeed the record holders.Although it seemed Nacional of Uruguay had won 32 victories between 1940 to 1942, it was only in the league and meanwhile they had been defeated in domestic cup competitions.More recently Al-Faysali of Jordan managed 28 consecutive victories but if you check the record books closely you will notice they drew a game in a regional cup competition that they later withdrew from.So, on 17 October, Guinness World Records representative for Latin America Ralph Hannah visited Curitiba, Brazil to present the certificate, confirming this unprecedented winning streak.The certificate was accepted by the club's Vice-President, Vilson Ribeiro de Andrade, and cheered by over 1,000 supporters who attended the anniversary celebrations.The previous day Coritiba wore their new third shirt bearing the Guinness World Records logo on the back and the dates of the 24 victories on the front.
9204Video: Watch preview of jaw-dropping new US TV series Guinness World Records Gone WildThe daring and fearless world of record-breaking is set to hit US TV screens with a new weekly show starting next month on Tru TV.Hosted by television personality Dan Cortese (Veronica's Closet, Surviving Suburbia, MTV Sports), truTV's Guinness World Records Gone Wild will feature brave and courageous record hopefuls as they attempt to secure their place in history by breaking some truly outrageous world records.For years, Guinness World Records have delighted, astonished and amazed readers with its book of incredible achievements.Now in Guinness World Records Gone Wild, the curtain will be drawn back to reveal what really goes on when the most unbelievable, jaw-dropping records are attempted.Among the records the show will set out to break are the Most panes of glass run through in one minute, Fastest time to jump over three oncoming cars, Highest dive into 12 inches of water, Most kicks to the head in one minute, Most live cockroaches held in the mouth and the Most arrows caught while blindfolded, to name a few.Each attempt will be evaluated by Guinness World Records officials, who have the final say over whether a record is broken.In addition to host Dan Cortese, Guinness World Records Gone Wild will feature Stuart Claxton, the show's primary Guinness World Records adjudicator. Liz Smith, also of Guinness World Records, and actor/musician Zach Selwyn (Greek, Battleship) will provide commentary on the action.The series is set to premiere on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).Stayed tuned to, where we'll be chatting to some of the stars of the show. In the meantime, check out what you can expect from the show in our preview clip
9205Video: Most dogs wearing bandanas record broken in AustraliaPhotographers and TV producers are regularly heard to mutter the great words of wisdom – “Never work with children or animals”. But charity RSPCA ACT broke both of those rules during its recent, successful world record attempt.
9206Star Wars: The Force Awakens second trailer sets YouTube world recordGuinness World Records can today confirm the second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has set a new world record for the Most viewed movie trailer on YouTube in 24 hours.
9207New world’s smallest woman: Ten things you need to know about Jyoti AmgeTen essential facts about the new Guinness World Records™ record-breaker from India.1. Born on 16 December, 1993, in Nagpur Jyoti measures 61.95 cm (2 ft) tall, making her shorter than the average two-year-old child.2. She weighs just 11lb (5 kg).3. Jyoti is 6.2 cm shorter than the former world's Shortest woman, 22-year old American Bridgette Jordan who stands at 69cm (2 ft 3 in).4. Joyti has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia and will not grow any taller than her current height.5. Due to her size, all of Jyoti's clothes and jewelry are custom made. Even plates and utensils are specially made, as normal-sized silverware is too big.6. Jyoti has attended regular school since she was 4 and, other than a small desk and chair, she is treated like any other pupil.7. Just like most other teenage girls, Jyoti loves fashion, make-up and talking on the phone.8. Her dream of becoming a Bollywood actress is set to come true next year as she is due to star in two movies in 2012.9. She is set to release an album with her favorite Bhangra/rap star Mika Singh next year.10. Despite her tiny stature, Jyoti Amge is not the Shortest woman in history. This title continues to be held by Pauline Musters (Netherlands, 1876-1895) who measured just 61cm (24in). New world's shortest woman: It's official - Jyoti Amge from India is new record holder Video: Meet Jyoti Amge - the world's smallest woman
9208Atasun Optik sunglasses brings largest online selfie album record to TurkeyAtasun Optik had no idea the gold mine of an idea it was sitting on.After a recent ad campaign of the Turkish optical brand proved successful in asking people to take selfies with their Atasun Optik sunglasses, the company decided to try and aim higher. As such, sights were set on the largest online photo album of self-portrait photographs. Or, as they're better known, selfies.videoThe nation's optical retail industry market leader spent months asking fans and consumers to upload selfies to the same online album while wearing their Atasun Optik shades, and in the end collected 103,690 unique, qualifying submissions.The entire album is visible on the Turkish website here.The selfies counted hit 100,000 - the number required to establish the record - at Marmara Forum in Istanbul, at an event created specifically to commemorate the record-breaking achievement.Vine posts made at the ceremony were looped a combined 605,000 times, while nearly 2,000 spectators attended the live event. Facebook ads created by Atasun Optik in the week leading up to the event reached 2.4 million impressions. And total traffic in unique visitors to the Atasun Optik website increased by 30% week-on-week leading up to the Guinness World Records certficiation."The huge interest our campaign attracted encouraged us to set a new goal and we applied to Guinness World Records," said Atasun Optik marketing director Asli Südor. "Today we have the pride of having achieved this goal, setting the world record."
9209Largest samba dance world record boosts Tesco Lotus brand awarenessTo boost brand awareness and consumer engagement, Tesco Lotus (Thailand) organised an event aiming to achieve a Guinness World Record for the largest samba dance.Taking place at the Lotus Rama 4 supermarket in Bangkok, 525 people joined together to dance ‘Zambarobic’ – a lively fusion of the Brazilian samba and the fitness fad Zumba aerobics – for three minutes.The record attempt was part of a wider campaign called ‘Go Go Goal’ which was designed to celebrate and inspire healthy lifestyles.Tesco Lotus customers danced to the specially-created song ‘Go Go Goal Zambarobic’ which was intended to encourage the healthy lifestyles of the campaign whilst also being an enjoyable and exciting activity.In addition to the record attempt, Zambarobic dance activities have been taking place in shopping-centres and Tesco Lotus stores every day during the six-week campaign which began at the end of Mayto coincide with the 2014 FIFA World Cup.Tesco Lotus also made customers aware of in-store promotions with mini-concerts, celebrity appearances and 3-D soccer games at the Tesco Lotus Plaza.Commenting on the world record inspired campaign, Tesco Lotus’ Marketing Director Wanna Swuddigul said: “We are confident our strong promotions and new ideas will be attractive to customers during the World Cup.”As well as uniting hundreds of Tesco Lotus customers in the stores, the excitement of the record-breaking Zambarobic event attracted media attention from national and provincial newspapers such as the Bangkok Post.
9210Hellmann's engages Latin America with hot dog record for Chilean independence dayTo celebrate their 100th anniversary and take part in Chile’s “Fiestas Patrias” in the lead-up to the nation's Independence Day, the U.S.-based brand Hellmann’s set a new record for the longest line of hot dogs.Forming a line more than 250 meters (820.21 feet) long, 1,500 individual hot dogs were laid in line to help Hellmann's set the 21 st record currently held by the South American country.For the very first time, a documented Guinness World Records adjudicator visited Chile, with the event taking place in the capital of Santiago. The record attempt grew in anticipation throughout the day, taking several hours from the laying out of hot dog holders to the final dashes of mayonnaise that were put on by local TV star Jorge Zabaleta.With record guidelines requiring that all hot dogs contain at least one other ingredient and topping, Hellmann's found the perfect way to involve its brand while connecting locally. In this case, the hot dogs were traditional Chilean “completos,” which come with tomato, avocado and usually mayonnaise.The success saw coverage on the Chilean newscast "24 Horas," as well as placement in the state-owned "La Nación" newspaper, and pick-up from the Terra group and daily "Publimetro." Preparing this line of hot dogs was no simple task – the benchmark for this new record category had initially been set by Guinness World Records at 500 hot dogs in 2012, only to have no successful challengers until Hellmann's big triumph.

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