Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

1021WYMLW: B-Boys, Nails and Some Really Heavy Stones…Greetings Guinness World Records fans! The sun is out here in London town (finally…) and it’s time again for a quick catch up on some of last week’s video offerings…First off, next time you fancy a lie down spare a thought for these guys. If the notion of lying on a bed of nails wasn’t enough, this team of five does it in layers. That’s right. A man sandwich with a side order of pain…videoNext up, the Slo-Mo Test Lab opens its doors once again so you can enjoy things your puny eyes wouldn’t normally be able to see…This time, Bing is joined by Style Hybridz, a couple of breakdancing cool cats that will make your head spin.Oh, and Bing has a go himself. Which is… different.videoTime for some heavy lifting now as Nina Geria (Ukraine) takes on the ridiculously difficult Atlas Stones.Nina has four spherical stones to lift over a bar in the quickest time possible, the catch being that each stone is heavier than the last.videoFinally, we’re back On The Road with Oli, and you may remember his guest from Slo-Mo Test Lab a few weeks ago…Tune in for some more tasty football freestyle, as well as proof that you should never take on Oli in a competition. Why? Because he’s a dirty CHEAT.videoSee? Total cheat.Right, I’m off to have a word...
1022Fan Choice Record of the Year: Sweet 16 - Vote Now!Like any single-elimination tournament, the first round of our Fan Choice: Record of the Year competition saw some favorites dominate and some underdogs pull off massive upsets. With 32 of the most popular fan records of the year, there were no easy matchups.A quick summary of Round 1:-One of our No. 1 seeds did not survive to the second round, as the Largest gathering of Dragon Ball characters was ousted by the Largest photo book. And it did so comfortably, by a nearly 60-40 margin.-Other upsets included No. 6 Most skips in one hour over No. 3 Largest piggyback race, No. 7 Most people wearing false mustaches over No. 2 Longest line of decorated eggs, and a pair of No. 5 seeds winning their 5-vs.-4 matchup in the Largest indoor skydiving tunnel and Most participants in a touch/mini/tag rugby match.-The most lopsided matchup? The Largest swimwear parade on skis taking a whopping 86.63% of votes to send home the Most candles lit simultaneously. Hundreds of young Russians skiing in their bathing suits would be popular on the Internet. Who knew?-Our closest Round of 32 matchup: the Longest journey by motorcycle in a single country holding off the Largest studentbrod cake by a margin less than 7%.Time now to take a look at our updated bracket.videoFind your favorite battles below, cast your vote now, and share at the end of the story to get all your friends on the bandwagon.Good luck and happy voting!&ampampampampampamplta href=""&ampampampampampampgtSweet 16: Matchup 1&ampampampampampamplt/a&ampampampampampampgt&ampampampampampamplta href=""&ampampampampampampgtSweet 16: Matchup 2&ampampampampampamplt/a&ampampampampampampgt&ampampampampampamplta href=""&ampampampampampampgtSweet 16: Matchup 3&ampampampampampamplt/a&ampampampampampampgt&ampampampampampamplta href=""&ampampampampampampgtSweet 16: Matchup 4&ampampampampampamplt/a&ampampampampampampgt&ampampampampampamplta href=""&ampampampampampampgtSweet 16: Matchup 5&ampampampampampamplt/a&ampampampampampampgt&ampampampamplta href=""&ampampampampgtSweet 16: Matchup 6&ampampampamplt/a&ampampampampgt&ampampampamplta href=""&ampampampampgtSweet 16: Matchup 7&ampampampamplt/a&ampampampampgt&ampampampamplta href=""&ampampampampgtSweet 16: Matchup 8&ampampampamplt/a&ampampampampgtLooking for that perfect last-minute stocking stuffer? The Guinness World Records 2014 edition is on sale now. See a full list of where to find it here.
1023Virgin Money London Marathon runners - How you could become a world record holderCongratulations if you're running the Virgin Money London Marathon this year.Guinness World Records is partnered with the Virgin Money London Marathon to provide runners with record verification on the day of the race.At the 2013 event there were over 70 official Guinness World Records attempts, ranging from the Fastest Marathon Carrying an 80lb pack to the Fastest Marathon in a Two-Person Pantomime Horse Costume. An official Guinness World Records attempt is a great way of enhancing your Virgin Money London Marathon experience, as well as potentially raising awareness and money for your chosen charity.You can help make the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon the best yet by attempting to break a world record on the day.It's a great way of raising awareness and funds for your charity and who knows, you might make history!If you wish to attempt a record please make a free application here:The deadline for applications is Friday 21 March 2014.Below is a full list of the 23 records that were broken at the 2013 Virgin Money London Marathon.Fastest marathon in film character costume (male) David Stone (as Jack Sparrow) 02:42:15Fastest marathon in a nurse's uniform (female) Emma Blair 03:48:34Fastest marathon in a nurse's uniform (male)Michael Harris 02:48:24 Fastest marathon dressed as a sailorStephen Richardson 02:52:32 Fastest marathon in a suit Joe Elliot 02:58:03 Fastest marathon dressed as a lifeguardCarl Smith 03:00:01 Fastest marathon in school uniform (female) Sophie Wood 03:14:34Fastest marathon in school uniform (male) Sam Hull 03:02:53 Fastest marathon dressed as an astronaut Subhashis Basu 03:19:37 Fastest marathon dressed as an insect (female) Laura Bartlett (as a bee) 03:24:10 Fastest marathon wearing a wetsuit David Ross 03:25:00 Fastest marathon carrying a 40-lb pack Mike Ellicock 03:25:21Fastest marathon in martial arts uniform (female) Victoria Carter 03:30:14 Fastest marathon in a full-body animal costume (male) Bruce Moore 03:31.4 Fastest marathon in a military dress uniform (male) Olivier Hamar (as Napoleon) 03:47:14 Fastest marathon dressed as a love heart (male) Alan Blair 03:48:34 Fastest marathon dressed as a doctor (female)Fiona Smith Jenkinson 03:59:15 Fastest marathon by a mascot (female)Wendy Shaw (as Alfie, Guide Dogs mascot) 04:02:56 Fastest marathon dressed as an organ (female)Katherine Stephens (as a brain) 04:28:36 Fastest marathon dressed as a shoe (female)Lucie Barney 04:40:56 Fastest marathon dribbling a footballAlan Simeoni 05:10:46 Fastest marathon carrying an 80-lb packRoscoe Nash 05:58:58 Longest scarf knitted whilst running a marathonSusie Hewer 2.05m (time of 5:54:23)
1024Seattle Seahawks break record for loudest stadium crowd roarA suggested addition to the cleats, helmets, and shoulder pads packed by NFL teams on any trip to Seattle?Ear plugs.It's long been no secret that the Seattle Seahawks' CenturyLink Field boasts some of the loudest crowds not only in American football but in all of sports. Now, though, members of the stadium's "12th Man" can claim not just being some of the most boisterous fans on Earth - officially, they are the loudest fans on the planet.With a peak reading of 136.6 dbA during a 29-3 victory over their division rival San Francisco 49ers on Sept. 15, Seahawks fans broke the record for loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium. The previous mark stood for more than two years at a reading of 131.76 dbA by fans of Turkish soccer team Galatasary."Guinness World Records run the gamut of volume from near silence at individual records to nights like tonight," said on-site GWR adjudicator Philip Robertson. "In my experience, I've seen and heard large crowds make a difference to events but to hear a sold-out CenturyLink Field roar almost as loud as a jet engine was something to behold." Organized by former Seahawks player Joe Tafoya and his fan group Volume 12, those at the game actually broke the record twice. The first time came during a first-quarter sack of opposing quarterback Colin Kaepernick, registering a 131.9 dbA reading. The real thunder, though, came in the third quarter. That's when a Seahawks goal line stand sent the crowd into its final record-breaking frenzy.Known as the "12th Man" for their vocal support of the 11 players on the field, Seattle's fans can now add the official Guinness World Records distinction to a reputation that has only grown exponentially since the opening of CenturyLink Field 11 years ago. The Seahawks have now won nine straight home games, including a perfect 8-0 season in 2012. Even a one-hour storm delay during the game couldn't stop their fans from"Seahawks fans, the '12th Man,' were so much louder than any other sporting event I've attended anywhere in the world," Robertson said, "that I couldn't hear the actual thunder overhead."
1025Business speed networking record broken by EntrevoLondon’s Mermaid Theatre was the stage last week for a successful record attempt for the most people attending a business speed networking event.Organised by Entrevo, a UK-based company that helps entrepreneurs and leaders to build global small businesses, the attempt saw a total of 487 participants shaking hands and making new contacts. The record-breaking activity formed part of the company’s Entrepreneur Brand Accelerator conference, a promotional event for Entrevo’s Key Person of Influence personal brand business coaching system.As well as providing entertainment for attendees, the record attempt also proved a perfect way of illustrating some of the key goals of Entrevo’s coaching programme.videoEntrevo’s promotional video for the attemptUnder the rules for the record, each networking participant was required to speak with 20 other attendees, with each ‘network’ needing to last for a minimum of three minutes.Each participant was also required to keep a log book to confirm who they had met.The attempt took place between a series of lectures offered by leading business experts such as Dale Murray CBE, Julia Langkraehr and, Nic Rixon, with the day’s keynote speech delivered by Dr Vince Cable, the UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.The attempt was the brainchild of Entrevo CEO, Darshana Ubl, who was delighted with the outcome.Upon confirmation of the record, Darshana said: “I couldn’t have done this without the help of my wonderful teams, plus all the stewards and ushers. There are many other people I want to thank. I wish I could get all 600 of you up on stage. I want to congratulate you all. It’s not my personal victory or Entrevo’s victory – it’s for each and every one of us.“It’s been a dream for a long while to achieve a Guinness World Records title. It involved a lot of planning and patience, so we were thrilled to receive the accolade.”Entrepreneur and author Daniel Priestley, who co-founded Entrevo said, “This achievement is a total credit to Darshana and the team who drove this challenge all the way. Darshana doesn't just like the challenge of running a 600 person event, she has to spice things up with a Guinness World Records record attempt. What a woman!”video
1026Virgin London Marathon 2014: All the world records from this year's race confirmedPic: ReutersSunday’s Virgin London Marathon saw a host of new world records set after 36,000 runners took on the 26.2 mile course.Wilson Kipsang from Kenya won the event in a new course record time of 2:04:29 - 11 seconds faster than Emmanuel Mutai benchmark finish set in 2011.Pic: ReutersElsewhere, Britain’s double Olympic hero Mo Farah, who was running his first competitive marathon, finished in eighth place, missing out on breaking the British record of 2:07:13.The women's elite race was won by Kenya's Edna Kiplagat in a time of 2:20:21, whileSwitzerland's Marcel Hug and the USA's Tatyana McFadden won the men's and women's elite wheelchair races.Guinness World Records, partnered with the Virgin Money London Marathon for the seventh successive year to provide on-the-spot record verification to over 100 runners at this year’s race.We can confirm that a total of 30 new records were achieved.Thirty-three-year-old Alex Collins from London was the first runner to record a Guinness World Record. Dressed in a stunning all body tiger costume, Alex recorded a time of 2 hours 48 minutes to break the Guinness World Records title for the fastest marathon dressed in animal costume. After being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in August 2013, Alex was told that exercise would be ‘complicated’. This prompted Alex to sign up to run the Virgin Money London Marathon and to prove that people suffering from the condition could complete such challenges – and also achieve a Guinness World Records title.New record - fastest marathon dressed in animal costume! Alex Collins dressed as a tiger: 2h 48m 29s— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) April 13, 2014Another of the day's earliest finishers was 31-year-old David Stone from Exeter, who set a new Guinness World Records title for the Fastest marathon dressed as a television character with a time of 2h 49m 51sDavid Stone has set a new @GWR title - fastest marathon dressed as a television character: 2h 49m 51s— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) April 13, 2014David, who was dressed as a character from 1960’s childrens show Thunderbirds, was competing in his 16th London Marathon and 53rd marathon overall.Finishing just behind David was 43 year-old Steven Nimmo from Orpington, who set a new Guinness World Records title for the Fastest marathon in school uniform (male) in a time of 2h 50m 17s.Running in his sixth marathon was Ali King, 31, from London, who today set a new title for the Fastest marathon dressed as a baby (male) in a time of 2h 51m 18s.Thirty-five-year-old year-old Marcus Mumford from Worcestershire set a new title for the Fastest marathon dressed as a toilet in a time of 2h 57m 54s.And the fastest toilet over the line in just under 3 hours a #GuinnessWorldRecord #LondonMarathon#extramile ^EM— Virgin Money (@VirginMoney) April 13, 2014Marcus ran in the Boston Marathon last year which was sadly targeted by terrorists and luckily finished the raced before the bombs exploded. Marcus is running for WaterAid who he believes that everyone is entitled to clean water.Another eye-catching record-setter was 36-year-old Lee Goodwin from Stoke-on-Trent who set a new title for the Fastest marathon in a wedding dress (male) in a time of 3h 00m 54s.Lee Goodwin sets a new record - fastest marathon in a wedding dress (male) in a time of 3h 00m 54s!— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) April 13, 2014 Lee wants to raise as much money as possible for North Staffordshire Paediatric Intensive Care Unit who helped a close friend’s young child throughout his treatment after contracting meningitis.He is currently studying for a sports degree and to fulfil his lifelong ambition of becoming a secondary school PE teacher. Rik Vercoe, 43, from Walton of Thames rustled his way to a new world record for the Fastest marathon dressed as a cowboy in a time of 3h 09m 09s.Rik is a prolific marathon runner and is set to surpass 300 marathons this year.A slightly more futuristic hero was 38-year-old Simon Couchman from Birmingham has set a new Guinness World Records title for the Fastest Marathon dressed as an astronaut in a time of 3h 08m 45s.Here's Simon Couchman with his certificate for fastest marathon dressed as an astronaut— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) April 13, 2014 Simon is a Creative Director of a Marketing Agency and lives in Lancaster with his wife and 1 year old baby daughter.Ross Birkett went for a sporting them for his world record attempt has set a new Guinness World Records title for the Fastest marathon dressed as a Jockey reaching the finish line in 3h 08m 30s.A new record was set for Fastest marathon in a nurse's uniform (female) by Caroline Pleasence who made it home in 3h 13m 58s, while 37-year-old Sarah Dudgeon from Oxford set a new Guinness World Records title for the Fastest marathon in a wedding dress (female) in a time of 3h 16m 44s.Congratulations to Caroline Pleasence - fastest marathon in a nurse's uniform (female): 3h 13m 58s— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) April 13, 2014Sarah has two chosen charities: the first is British Heart Foundation as her dad was born with congenital heart disease and the charity has ensured he has led a full life the second is Action Medical Research who funded her grandfather to test the rubella vaccine he invented.Sarah Dudgeon sets a new record for the fastest marathon in a wedding dress: 03:16:44— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) April 13, 2014Tom Collins from London was probably looking for inspiration from the heavens as he clocked a time of 3h 29m 32s to set a new Guinness World Records title for the Fastest marathon dressed as a monk. Tom was running for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - a charity that has been close to his heart after his brother was diagnosed with diabetes last summer.Other records set today have included:50 year-old Francis Gilroy sets a new record for fastest marathon by a mascot (male) 3h 51m 50s @PPWH— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) April 13, 2014Oliver Johnson achieves fastest marathon dressed as a crustacean: 3h 55m 13s #LondonMarathon cc:— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) April 13, 2014It wasn’t just fancy dress records that were broken. Forty-eight year-old Gill Begnor from Banbury set a new Guinness World Records title for the fastest marathon carrying 20-lb back pack (female) in a time of 05:07:56. This was Gill’s fourth marathon and helped her raise money for Cancer Research UK, for which she runs a local fund raising group.56 year-old Susie Hewer from East Sussex broke her Guinness World Records title for the longest crochet chain whilst running a marathon. Susie Hewer breaks her record for longest crochet chain whilst running a marathon, 139.4m in 5:40:47 cc:— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) April 13, 2014It took Susie 5 hours 40 minutes to cross the line and the chain measured 139.4m. This was Susie’s 34th marathon. She raises significant money for ‘Alzheimer’s Research UK’, an illness that has affected her mother before her death.Stuart Bailey, Andy Newman, Earl Edwards and Adam James from Wolverhampton set a new Guinness World Records title for the fastest marathon in a four-person costume (male) in a time of 06:29:44. Stuart Andrew & friends today set a new record for fastest marathon in 4-person costume #LondonMarathon cc:— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) April 13, 2014Their costume, a 14ft replica of the ‘Cool Running’s Bobsled’, was carried in support of ‘Children With Cancer UK’.The final record to be achieved on the day was by the ‘Huddersfield Marathon Band’, who reclaimed their record for the fastest marathon by a marching band. The 33 piece ensemble finished in 6 hours 56 minutes, helping to raise nearly £60k for their charity Sense.In full - All 30 records set at the Virgin Money London Marathon 2014:Fastest marathon in an animal costume (male)Alex Collins (GBR) 02:48:29Fastest marathon dressed as a television characterStone, David (GBR) 02:49:51Fastest marathon in school uniform (male)Steven Nimmo (GBR) 02:50:17Fastest marathon dressed as a baby (male)Ali King (GBR) 02:51:18Fastest marathon dressed as a jockeyRoss Birkett (GBR) 03:08:30Fastest marathon dressed as an astronautSimon Couchman (GBR) 03:08:45Fastest marathon dressed as a cowboyRik Vercoe (GBR) 03:09:09Fastest marathon in a nurse's uniform (female)Caroline Pleasence (GBR) 03:13:58Fastest marathon in a wedding dressSarah Dudgeon (GBR) 03:16:44Fastest marathon dressed as a toilet (male)Marcus Mumford (GBR) 02:57:28Fastest marathon in a wedding dress (male)Lee Goodwin (GBR) 03:00:54Fastest marathon dressed as a monkTom H Collins (GBR) 03:29:32Fastest marathon dressed as a bottlePaul Simons (GBR) 03:31:57Fastest marathon dressed as an organAdam Giangreco (GBR) 03:36:42Fastest marathon dressed as a logo (male)Kevin Hunt (GBR) 03:37:14Fastest marathon dressed as a postmanPete Waumsley (GBR) 03:47:35Fastest marathon by a mascot (male)Francis Gilroy (GBR) 03:51:50Fastest marathon dressed as an organ (female)Emma Denton (GBR) 03:52:02Fastest marathon dressed as a tap/faucet (male)Alan Quartermaine, Richard (GBR) 03:52:09Fastest marathon dressed as a crustacean (male)Oliver Michael Henry Johnson (GBR) 03:55:13Fastest marathon dressed as a playing card (female)Lisa Jane Wright (GBR) 04:23:57Fastest marathon in a fireman's uniformJames Dajlid (GBR) 04:39:13Fastest marathon dressed as a doctor (female)Naomi Garrick (GBR) 03:54:06Fastest marathon dressed as a nutSpenser Lane (GBR) 04:29:36Fastest marathon carrying 20lb back pack (female)Gill Begnor (GBR) 05:07:56Longest crochet chain whilst running a marathonSusie Hewer (GBR) Crochet chain measured 139.4m. Marathon finishing time of 5h 40m 47s.Fastest marathon wearing chainmail (upper body)Michael Charles Dodd (GBR) 05:49:07Fastest marathon dressed as a telephone boxSimon (Sid) Keyte (GBR) 05:54:52Fastest marathon in a four-person costume Stuart Andrew Bailey (GBR), Andy Newman (GBR), Adam James (GBR), Earl James Edwards (GBR) 06:29:44Fastest Marathon by a Marching BandHuddersfield Marching Band 6:56:44Related stories: Virgin Money London Marathon 2014: The amazing runners looking to set a world record on Sunday
1027Misha Collins and GISHWHES: the world's largest media scavenger hunt!Can you guess what the following have in common?A stormtrooper cleaning a pool.Five postal workers hula-hooping outside a Post Office.A romantic three Michelin star dinner with a puppet.If you didn't know already, these were just three of the items on a checklist 151 long for the Largest media scavenger hunt that took place late last year.14,580 participants in 972 teams took part in the latest GISHWHES event, tasked with acting out scenes such as those above amongst other good deeds, and taking pictures/video to prove it. But what's it all about, and who organises this brilliantly odd, record-breaking competition? We spoke to founder and film/TV actor, Misha Collins to find out more.GWR: Tell us a little about GISHWHES: what's the idea behind it, how did it come about, and what do you aim to achieve with it?MISHA: G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S. (Greatest International Scavenger Hunt The World Has Ever Seen) is a global scavenger hunt played by thousands of people in over 90 countries.Each team is comprised of 15 people from all over the world. We post a list of items that people need to create or find and then photograph or film. I created GISHWHES for a few reasons.The primary reason is that I loved the idea of thousands of people from all over the world connecting to create incredible things that would make people think twice about… well, everything.I also realized it would be a great way to inspire people to do good in the world - which is in line with our non-profit - Random Acts. Most importantly, I wanted to see what an eight-foot Tyrannosaurus rex made entirely out of sanitary napkins would look like. It's impressive!GWR: How exactly does this relate to your charitable work, and Random Acts?MISHA: Random Acts is an organization staffed and managed by wonderful volunteers that see the power in changing the world, one random act of kindness at a time.By creating certain "kindness" items, GISHWHES has been a great global platform to further goals and help fund Random Acts all over the world. A bedside puppet show performed for a young hospital patientGWR: Who comes up with all the to-do items on the list? Is there any special reason why there are 151 of them? How do you decide how many points each should be worth?MISHA: You mean who are the lucky lunatics? Just me and a couple of other deranged miscreants that are excited about undermining normalcy.The number of items this year stopped at 151 because our brains stopped at that point. The way we allot points is very scientific: it involves an 18th century dart board, and a sharpened, petrified piece of asparagus.GWR: Do you have any particular favourite submissions received?MISHA: It's too challenging to pick a favorite. It's like asking which is your favorite child if your children were made of jello, kale, skittles and cheese whiz. See what I mean?That being said, I loved our "couples" item this year - people that have been together for over 60 years sharing their secrets to a lasting relationship. We put a bunch of them on a map - it's pretty moving.I also liked our "pledges" item. We had almost 100,000 people pledge to do a Random Act of Kindness. I also liked the women posing on classic cars wearing nothing but cheese because, who wouldn't?GWR: Were there any items on the list that no team submitted an entry for?MISHA: Only one item was not achieved this year: covering a full-sized commercial blimp entirely with autumn leaves. But some tried… apparently it was a mass/float issue.Pure physics is the only thing that can stop this crowd… and even that is surpassed sometimes - see last year's 6-foot floating decorated christmas tree on the news.GWR: GISHWISHES 2011 set the first record in this category, and the 2012 event has broken your own record - is this something you hope to do every year? What else do you have in store for future events?MISHA: This year we have also submitted to you a record for the most charitable pledges. We received almost 100,000 pledges to carry out acts of kindness!And yes, we will try to break a new world record every year. Our plan is to make each one more challenging.Ultimately i think it would be nice to wallpaper the entire interior of my home with Guinness World Record certificates.GWR: What does it mean to you to hold a Guinness World Records title?MISHA: Since childhood, when i used to pour over the Guinness World Records book, i've always wanted to grace it's pages.I never imagined it would be for scavenging or charity, but i'm very happy that the dream has been realized, that I as able to achieve the it with the help thousands of other people by frolicking and making art. (I'm also very happy to have made a world record without having to pogo stick across country.) GWR: What's your favourite world record, other than your own?MISHA: The woman with the longest fingernails. Those long, curling fingernails. They boggle my mind.GWR: You're well known as an actor on the TV series Supernatural, which has just been renewed for a 9th season - what else have you got lined up for the future?MISHA: In the immediate future, we're about to release in festivals and online a very unique "educational" program I directed and starred in on America's Transportation Security Authority (TSA).I might never be allowed to board a plane again.I also have something I've been creating with some leading Swiss opheologists for the last six years that I'm considering releasing to the world.I'm in discussions with the FDA right now on it.GWR: Finally, for those who are yet to experience the event, why should people reading this sign up for and take part in GISHWISHES 2013 later this year?MISHA: It will be the most incredible joyful, exciting, scary and liberating event you will ever partake in.As a side benefit you'll lose most of your sanity. What's not to like?Thank you to Misha Collins for answering our questions, and congratulations to team Badwolf, who won a trip to a haunted castle in Scotland for finishing top in GISHWHES 2012!Still want to know more about GISHWHES?Here are just 10 of the 151 items on the 2012 list:Find an object that was manufactured the day and year you were born in the city or town of your birth. Prove it.Take a picture of a person in a business suit with a leather briefcase jumping into a pile of leaves.Get your team name and "GISHWHES" on a billboard. Must include commerical-looking graphics, and be on an actual commercial billboard at least 100 square feet in area.Hug a uniformed veteran.Take a picture of a man in a chicken suit in the pilot seat of a commercial jet.Break your own world record.Hand in coats you've collected from yourt home, friends, and neighbours to a local homeless shelter.Jog wearing shoes made of real pumpkins, shorts, and headphones down a busy street.Get an orchestra in a symphony hall with at least 25 instruments to perform "Carry On My Wayward Son".A picture of you and your loved one kissing - but with at least 11 food items between your liups and those of your loved one.
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1029Churchill Dog beats Spiderman to take most contributions to a greeting card recordSpiderman's 50 th birthday has been upstaged by an insurance company mascot for the Guinness World Records record title for most contributions to a greeting card.UK firm Churchill Insurance's mascot The Churchill Dog celebrated his birthday this week with a record breaking 4,347 people writing a greeting in his birthday card.Fans of the nodding dog were able to send their wishes via Facebook and Churchill Insurance staff were given the opportunity to sign the card during an office to office tour.The previous record set earlier this month for Spiderman's birthday was 2,707 signatures.With a fan base as big as Churchill's, maybe its about time we saw a new character on the comic book shelves.
1030Boom! Watch the world’s largest aerial firework shell explode during Japanese festivalA 464.826 kg (1,024.76 lb) explosive blasted its way into the history books earlier this month in Japan, setting a record for largest aerial firework shell.Produced by Alps Fireworks Industry Co., Ltd, the huge banger was launched during the 13th Kounosu fireworks festival organised by Kounosu Junior Chamber of Commerce in, Saitama, Japan on 11 October 2014.The pyrotechnic exploded into a huge ball of orange light, estimated to measure more than 2,500ft, before fizzling out in a bright green hue.It followed an equally impressive display, which saw 7,500 fireworks set off to end the annual festival. The two-day event takes place on a hill behind a small shrine on the outskirts of Konosu. video
1031New hand shaking world record greeted with pride in IndiaA foundation stone laying ceremony for a Hindu temple was also the scene for a successful record attempt in India for the most people shaking hands simultaneously earlier this year.Organised by the Shree Khodhaldham Trust, the event in Village Kagvad, Rajkot in January was witnessed by an enormous crowd of over 2 million devotees from the Leuva Patel community.Following the worship of Hindu deity Khodayal Maa, 24,435 couples proceeded to shake hands for the expertly organised attempt.A roar of applause greeted the announcement by Guinness World Records adjudicators Lucia Sinigaglieisi and Nikhil Shukla confirming that a new benchmark had been set, with a figure that beat the previous record of 2,634 couples set in Puducherry, India in 2010 by some distance.
1032GWR Video of the Week: Watch incredible footage of tightest parallel parking attemptOften the source of many a driving test failure, for German driving ace Ronny Wechselberger (a.k.a. "Ronny C-Rock"), even the tiniest of gaps is no barrier when it comes to parallel parking.The video below sees Ronnie neatly slide his way neatly into a gap measuring just 26 cm's (10.24 inches) longer than that of his vehicle.Ronnie set the record during filming for German TV show Wir holen den Rekord nach Deutschland in Berlin, in April this year.However, the record has since been bettered on the set of Chinese TV show Zheng Da Zong Yi-Guinness World Records Special, when Zhang Hua squeezed a car into a space just 24cm longer than that of the vehicle last week.We'll have video of Zhang's attempt later in the
1033Record Holder Profile Video: Lazy J’s Bluegrass and the Largest horn spread on a steer (living)Lazy J’s Bluegrass (USA) is a Texas Longhorn (cattle) which has the largest horn spread - measuring an intimidating 297.8 cm (117.25 inches) long.
1034Guinness World Records Classics: Farthest distance cycling underwaterEach week here on, we’ll be dipping into our extensive video library to bring you a classic piece of record-breaking action.
1035Guinness World Record-themed movie Snowmen now out on DVDA movie based on a true story of one boy's dream to set a Guinness World Record is now out to own on DVD for the first time.Released to great acclaim last year in cinemas, Snowmen stars Ray Liotta and Christopher Lloyd, and centers on Billy, a 10-year-old boy played by Barry Coleman who is convinced that he has only weeks to live.Billy's two misfit friends are determined to ensure that he will be remembered in the record books forever. After a shock discovery they soon become the talk of their small town.Click below to watch a trailer.videoClick here to buy.
1036Most football (soccer) crossbar volleys in one minute (team of two)This record is for the most hits of a crossbar from a volley with a football in one minute.This record is measured by the number of successful hitsThis record is to be attempted by a pair.For the purposes of the record a crossbar volley is defined as an airborne pass, which does not bounce between passer and recipient, and is then kicked to hit the crossbar.
1037Fastest time to push a car one mileMario Mlinarić15/21 minute(s), second(s)Croatia, Kloštar Ivanic (village near Zagreb)12 June 2009The fastest time to push a car weighing 1,880 kg (4,144 lb 11 oz) a distance of one mile (1.609 km) is 15 min 21 sec and was achieved by Mario Mlinaric (Croatia) on set of The Strongest Farmer TV show in Zagreb, Croatia, on 12 June 2009.
1038Rhythmic gymnastic wheel challengeJessica and Concepción Santos Gonzalez, Juan Francisco Sanchez GutierrezSpain, Madrid18 November 2000A relay team of three people representing the town of Sevilla, Spain, managed in under two minutes to complete a distance of 15 m (49.21 ft) each, in a rhythmic gymnastic wheel without spilling the contents of 14 wine glasses held on a tray. The record was achieved at the studios El Show de los Récords, Madrid, Spain on 18 October 2001.Each person completed three rotations in the wheel across the measured distance of 5 m.
1039Most revolutions in three minutes - wheel of deathXiaohua Wan, Yizhan ZhangChina, Beijing,,Tianlongyuan30 November 2011The most revolutions on a wheel of death in three minutes is 42 and was achieved by Wan Xiaohua and Zhang Yizhan (both China) from Zhoukou Acrobatic Troupe in Beijing, China, on 30 November 2011.It was an attempt fro the TV show CCTV-Guinness World Records Special 2011.
1040Most backflips against a wall in one minute (parkour)Miguel Marquez MarfilChina, Beijing19 June 2009The most backward flips against a wall in one minute is 29 and was achieved by Miguel Marquez (Spain) on the set of Zheng Da Zong Yi - Guinness World Records Special in Beijing, China, on 19 June 2009. Miguel is a four time national champion in the sport of Tumbling and acrobatic discipline used in gymnastics.
1041Longest road trainJohn AtkinsonAustralia, Clifton,Queensland18 February 2006The record for the longest road train is 1,474.3 m (4,836 ft 11 in) where a single Mack Titan prime mover, driven by John Atkinson (Australia), towed 113 trailers for a distance of approximately 150 m (490 ft) in an event sponsored by Hogs Breath Café, in Clifton, Queensland, Australia on 18 February 2006. This length is the equivalent of 156 London buses!
1042Fastest time to make a bed by a team of two (single bed)Sharon Stringer and Michelle BenkelUnited Kingdom, London26 November 1993The team record for making a bed with one blanket, two sheets, an undersheet, an uncased pillow, one pillowcase, one counterpane and hospital corners is 14.0 seconds, by Sister Sharon Stringer and Nurse Michelle Benkel of the Royal Masonic Hospital, London, UK, at the launch of the 1994 edition of The Guinness Book of Records, held at Canary Wharf, London, UK on 26 November 1993.
1043Greatest distance walked with a milk bottle balanced on the headAshrita FurmanUnited States, New York,Queens,Victory Field Track, Forest Park23 April 1998The greatest distance walked by a person continuously balancing a milk bottle on the head is 130.3 km. (80.96 miles) by Ashrita Furman of New York, USA around Victory Field track, Forest Park, Queens on April 22-23, 1998. It took him 23 hr. 35 min. to complete the walk.
1044Fastest time climbing the height of Mt. Everest on a machine (male)Richard Pemberton2/53/47 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)Australia, Adelaide25 November 2006The fastest time to climb the height of Mount Everest on a machine by a man is 2 hr 53 min 47 sec by Richard Pemberton (Australia) at Executive Fitness Managment Gym, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia on 25 November 2006
1045Most hair updos styled in 1 minuteSavas Turanci35 peopleGermany, Gaggenau26 September 2004Savas Turanci (Germany) twisted the hair of 35 women into a chignon-style updo using a chopstick-type implement in one minute at Gaggenau, Germany, on 26 September 2004.
1046Most distant observed supernovaA type IIn SupernovaNot Applicable01 July 2009A team of Astronomers led by Jeff Cooke have found a Type IIn Supernova in a distant galaxy some 11 billion light years from Earth. Using data from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT), the astronomers noticed a galaxy that brightened momentarily with a spectrum characterised by very narrow colour band of emitted light from Hydrogen as it burns. The results from the analysis of the data were announced in July 2009, and had emerged from painstaking work to assess data collected previously by the CFHT. The unique spectral characteristics of the Type IIn supernova spectrum distinguishes these objects from Quasar or Active Galactic Nuclei. In turn these objects could offer a further measure of the distance from Earth to help scientists measure the true size of the Universe.
1047Fastest marathon juggling a footballUnknown7/18/55 hour(s), minute(s), second(s)Czechoslovakia, Prague08 July 1990Jan Skorkovsky of Prague, Czechoslovakia kept a football up while he travelled a distance of 42.195 km (26.219 miles) for the Prague City Marathon in 7 hr 18 min 55 sec on 8 July 1990. If the participant lost control of the ball, he had to return to the last point where the ball had remained under control and restart from there.
1048Longest raft snakeTokachi River Rafting Executive CommitteeJapan, Obihiro07 July 2013The longest raft snake measured 133.27 m (437 ft 2 in), consisted of 60 rafts, and was achieved by Tokachi River Rafting Executive Committee (Japan) at Tokachi River in Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan, on 7 July 2013.
1049Greatest distance by a radio-controlled model boat in 24 hours (RC)Francis Macnaughton, Mike Watts, Paul EllisonUnited Kingdom, Bude25 June 2001A 1:32 scale model of the Type 42 Destroyer HMS Gloucester, built by Francis Macnaughton and piloted by Mike Watts and Paul Ellison (all UK), travelled a distance of 195.678 km (121.589 miles) in a 24-hour period at Bude Model Boat Festival, Cornwall, from 4–5 May 2002.
1050Largest collection of gnomes and pixiesAnn AtkinUnited Kingdom25 March 2011Ann Atkin (UK) has 2,042 gnomes and pixies, as of March 2011,all of which live in her 1.6-ha (4-acre) Gnome Reserve in WestPutford, Devon, UK.

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