Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

10921Best-selling tablet brand - retail currentiPad65,167,900 unit(s) soldUnited States, CupertinoBased on retail figures from 3 September 2015, the current best-selling tablet brand brand is iPad (USA) with approximately 65,167,900 units sold in 2014.The second best-selling tablet brand is Samsung (South Korea) with approximately 37,945,000 units sold in 2014.This record is based on estimates provided by market research.
10922Best-selling tablet company - retail currentThis record is for the best-selling tablet company in terms of units retailed within the latest available annual data.This record is based on the number of units retailed within the latest available annual data series.For the purpose of this record, tablets are defined as portable computers designed primarily for touchscreen interface including those with an optional detachable keyboard. Products with a non-removable keyboard are excluded. Coverage in this category includes business and retail sales. Business refers to sales to companies, public institutions and other organizations. Retail refers to sales via retail channels to both consumers and businesses.
10923Most high-fives in one minuteMasanori Ando277 timesJapan, Edogawa13 March 2016The most high fives in one minute is 277 and was achieved by Masanori Ando (Japan) at an event organised by Lifenet Insurance Company and Nifty Corporation at Edogawa Athletic Stadium, in Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan, on 13 March 2016. Masanori Ando writes for a Japanese website called Daily Portal Z. He recruited 323 readers to receive his high fives for the record event. The record was achieved at the third attempt.
10924Largest chocolate coinFundacion Nuestra Tierra874 kilogram(s)Venezuela, Caracas01 October 2015The largest chocolate coin weighs 874 Kg (1,926 lb 13 oz) was created by Fundación Nuestra Tierra (Venezuela) and was presented during the Expo Feria Internacional del Chocolate 2015, at the Poliedro, in Caracas, Venezuela, on 1 October 2015. Over 110 chocolatiers worked in the preparation of this coin, which used artisan chocolate from different Venezuelan cocoa varieties. The coin was a replica of one Bolívar, but 1,000,000 times bigger. The coin was 2,4 meters in diameter and 20 cm high.
10925Fastest time to complete 10 donuts with three cars in fan formationAlastair Moffatt, Trevor Moffatt, John Moffatt54.54 second(s)United Kingdom, RAF Bentwaters15 July 2015The fastest time to complete 10 donuts with three cars in fan formation is 54.54 seconds and was achieved by Trevor Moffatt, John Moffatt, and Alastair Moffatt (all UK) on the set of Officially Amazing at RAF Bentwaters, UK, on 15 July 2015. 2 prior attempts were just over the 55 second benchmark, and did not qualify for the record
10926Highest jump whilst Roman ridingBen Atkinson1.09 a unit not listed belowUnited Kingdom, Leeds04 August 2015The highest jump whilst Roman riding is 1.08 m (3 ft 6.51 in) and was achieved by Ben Atkinson (UK) on the set of Officially Amazing at the Royal Armouries, Leeds, UK, on 4 August 2015.Ben is a well-known stunt rider for TV programmes and films.
10927Most digital no.1 singles in the USRihannaUnited States16 November 2013Rihanna (b. Robyn Rihanna Fenty, Barbados) is the only girl (or boy) in the world with as many as 13 No.1 hits on Billboard's Digital Songs chart. Her chart-toppers - among them 10 solo or lead-artist tracks - are: "Pon de Replay" (2005), "SOS" (2006), "Umbrella" (Rihanna feat. Jay-Z, 2007), "Take a Bow" (2008), "Disturbia" (2008), "Live Your Life" (T.I. feat. Rihanna, 2008), "Love the Way You Lie" (Eminem feat. Rihanna, 2010), "Only Girl (In the World)" (2010), "What's My Name?" (Rihanna feat. Drake, 2010), "S&M" (Rihanna feat. Britney Spears, 2011), "We Found Love" (Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris, 2011), "Diamonds" (2012) and "The Monster" (Eminem feat. Rihanna, 2013).Rihanna's 13 chart-toppers have spent a cumulative total of 38 weeks at No.1 - another Digital Songs record.By comparison, Katy Perry (2008-14) and Taylor Swift (2010-15) have both notched up 10 No.1s on Digital Songs, Perry and Swift also trail Rihanna with - respectively - 36 and 29 cumulative weeks at No.1."Love the Way You Lie" spent seven non-consecutive weeks at No.1 in 2010, becoming Rihanna's longest-running No.1 on Billboard's Digital Songs chart. Three other tracks - "Pon de Replay" (2005), "Umbrella" (2007) and "We Found Love" (2011) - each spent five weeks at the top. Digital Songs - formerly Hot Digital Songs - debuted on 22 January 2005 and "merges the various versions of a song that are sold via digital distribution". It ranks the best-selling digital songs in the USA in a weekly chart published by Billboard.
10928Longest theatrical run of a musical in the West EndCameron Mackintosh/Royal Shakespeare Company, Les MisérablesUnited Kingdom, London19 January 2015Les Misérables has run in London's West End for 29 years 47 days as of 19 January 2015, making it the capital's second-longest-running show of any kind and the longest-running musical. The sung-through show, inspired by the French Revolution novel by Victor Hugo and adapted by composer Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyricists Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel (all France), opened in London with an English-language libretto by Herbert Kretzmer. Now in its 30th year, Les Mis, known affectionately to the theatre community as The Glums, has been seen by more than 70 million people in 43 countries and in 22 languages.The Cameron Mackintosh/Royal Shakespeare Company production of Les Misérables first opened in the West End at The Palace on 4 December 1985 (transferred from The Barbican, where it opened on 8 October 1985). It closed at the Palace Theatre on 27 March 2004 to re-open at the Queen's Theatre on 3 April 2004, where it runs to the present day (as of 19 January 2015).
10929Largest sheet of handmade paperDeborah Stout, Aiko Mochizawa32.3/3.4 metre(s)Japan, Nantan04 August 2015The largest sheet of handmade paper measures 32.3 m x 3.4 m (105 ft 10 in x 11 ft 2 in) and was made by Aiko Mochizawa (Japan) and Deborah Stout (Australia), in Nantan, Kyoto, Japan, on 4 August 2015. The exact surface area was 110.4 square metres measured by a surveyor. The length was 32.2 m. The width varies at each measured point, at 3.43 m, 3.48 m, 3.30 m and 3.40 m.
10930Best-selling portable player brand - retail currentiPod26,740,900 unit(s) soldUnited States, CupertinoBased on retail figures from 19 August 2015, the current best-selling portable player brand is iPod (USA) with approximately 26,740,900 units sold in 2014.The second best-selling portable player brand is Sony (Japan) with approximately 12,218,000 units sold in 2014.This record is based on estimates provided by market research.
10931Best-selling tablets operating system - retail currentAndroid122,925,000 unit(s) soldUnited States, Mountain ViewBased on retail figures from 7 September 2015, the current best-selling tablet and portable computers operating system is Android (USA) with approximately 122,925,000 units sold in 2014.The second best-selling tablet and portable computers operating system is iOS (USA) with approximately 65,489,700 units sold in 2014.This record is based on estimates provided by market research.
10932Best-selling autonomous wearable electronics company - retail currentSamsung Corp1,705,900 unit(s) soldKorea (South), SuwonBased on retail figures from 17 September 2015, the current best-selling autonomous wearable electronics company is Samsung Corp (South Korea) with approximately 1,705,900 units sold in 2014.This record is based on estimates provided by market research. The second best-selling autonomous wearable electronics company is Pebble Technology Corp (USA) with approximately 672,100 units sold in 2014.
10933Best-selling passive wearable electronics company - retail currentFitbit Inc11,819,000 a unit not listed belowUnited States, San FransiscoBased on retail figures from 23 September 2015, the current best-selling passive wearable electronics brand is Fitbit Inc (USA) with approximately 11,819,000 units sold in 2014.The second best-selling passive wearable electronics company is AliphCom Inc. (USA) with approximately 3,707,400 units sold in 2014.This record is based on estimates provided by market research.
10934Hundreds of costumed comic fans break record at Salt Lake Comic Con
10935Lucky Diamond, the dog snapped with most celebrities dies‎ at 15Guinness World Records was today saddened to hear the news that Lucky Diamond, holder of the record for 'Animal Most Photographed with Celebrities', has lost her battle with cancer.The rescued Maltese, who was 15 years old, passed away in her dog bed at her New York City home yesterday according to her owner, Wendy Diamond.Lucky was recognised by GWR in October last year after being snapped with 363 public figures including Bill Clinton, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Richard Branson, Jessica Biel and Kristen Stewart.Founder and Editor of Animal Fair Media, Inc, Wendy adopted the energetic and charismatic Maltese Lucky in 1999.As an animal rescue and welfare advocate and TV personality, Wendy would regularly take her loyal "wing dog" to shows and charitable events that would feature celebrities.Documenting her dog's life, Wendy launched a column featuring photographs of Lucky with celebrities showcasing worthy causes and her rescued pooch cheekily titled Who Got Lucky?.With Lucky's Facebook page attracting thousands of fans, friends encouraged Wendy to apply to Guinness World Records for consideration.Talking about her record-breaking dog, last year, Wendy said: "I always thought Lucky was sort of the Johnny Carson of canines but I never imagined a Guinness World Record! The record isn't really about Lucky or even the celebrities, but the inspiring message that people can adopt their own Lucky and one day there won't be any more homeless pets."
10936World's oldest man Arturo Licata dies aged 111Guinness World Records is saddened to learn of the passing of Mr Arturo Licata, who held the world record for the Oldest person living (male). Our condolences are extended to the family and friends of Mr Licata.Arturo Licata was awarded the Guinness World Records title of Oldest living man on 28th February 2014 at the age of 111 Years, 302 days.Craig Glenday, Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, said: “It’s sad to hear of the passing of Signor Licata – a man born before the Wright brothers' first powered flight, and one of only four men older than 111. The record of Oldest living man is one of the most significant superlatives that we monitor, and it’s been an honour to have recognised Snr Licata’s remarkable life.”Mr Licata was born on 2 May 1902 in Castrogiovanni (now Enna). At the age of 9 he went to work in the mines and, in 1921, aged 19, he joined the Italian army. Arturo’s military service finished in 1939 and he went on to enjoy a successful career in business. He is survived by seven children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. His wife Rosa sadly passed away in 1980, when Arturo was 78 years old. Currently 116-year-old female, Misao Okawa of Japan, is recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's Oldest Living Person overall. She was born March 5, 1898 and lives in Osaka.The greatest fully authenticated age to which any human has ever lived is 122 years, 164 days by Jeanne Louise Calment of France, who died in 1997.
10937Keene Pumpkin Festival gets ready for Halloween with largest lit jack-o'-lantern displayEvery October since 1991, the city of Keene, New Hampshire, USA, has held its Keene Pumpkin Festival.And five of those times, the ambitious town broke the Guinness World Records title for largest display of lit jack-o'-lanterns, in 1996-98, 2000, and 2004. But since that festival nine years ago, Keene had seen its crown taken by another group, going nearly 10 years without its trademark title.That's over now.Earlier this week, 30,581 pumpkins were carved, lit, and arranged, resulting in the largest display of lit jack-o'-lanterns going back to Keene and the organizing group Let it Shine.The main display area was the tower in the town's Central Square, featured in the photo above. But jack-o'-lanterns lined the town's Main Street, as shelves and towers brought the sight of orange from every direction.Certainly ones to add creativity to their world record attempt, carvers enlisted designs of all kinds, including messages for the city, mustached pumpkins, and a full chess set with each piece represented by a different pumpkin.Even the famous Angry Birds were present in the record-breaking tally.Tens of thousands of New Englanders descend upon Keene for the festival each year, and town officials estimate the city's population more than quadruples during the annual festival.This year's record tally more than doubles the very first time Keene set this record originally, at 13,044 lit jack-o'-lanterns in 1996.
10938City of Buenos Aires and LALCEC team up for World No Tobacco Day record attemptOn Friday, May 31, to celebrate "World No Tobacco Day," the Government of the City of Buenos Aires and LALCEC (La Liga Argentina de Lucha Contra el Cancer) will join forces to raise awareness about the dangers and illnesses caused by cigarettes to both active and passive smokers. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the busy, pedestrian Florida Street in the heart of the South American capital city, they will attempt to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS mark for the most carbon monoxide tests taken in 8 hours.From simply blowing into a disposable CO monitor, the members of the public will be able to see the level of carbon monoxide in their blood, which is likely to be higher in smokers and those people who live with or are around smokers regularly. This GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS attempt, which will be adjudicated by GWR Latin American representative Ralph Hannah, will make Porteños more aware of the risks posed by smoking. In Argentina, the government estimate that more than 40,000 people die from smoking-related illnesses each year.“This will be the first attempt of its kind," Hannah said. "However, like other medical screening records, it is very important that everybody conducting the tests are qualified medical professionals and that each participant provides their name and National ID number. Most importantly for the record, we must be able to accurately count the number of people receiving the test.”The group will need to administer at least 250 tests to GWR criteria in order to earn its GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS achievement.
10939Wheel of Fortune's Vanna White honored as Most Frequent ClapperOn the May 24th episode of iconic American game show "Wheel of Fortune," another American icon - Vanna White - will earn her place in Guinness World Records history.White, who co-hosts the show with longtime partner Pat Sajak, is famous for her quick and seamless revealing of letters on the puzzleboard, an infectious smile, and constant clapping in support of each episode's contestants.It's that clapping over the last 30 years of shows that has landed White her place in GWR lore. She'll be presented the record for most frequent clapper, a feat she has literally spent decades building to.Guinness World Records adjudicator Kimberly Partrick presented White with her official record certificate during the show's taping."It was an honor to present this record to Vanna White," Partrick said, "and recognize her for the encouragement she has given contestants for the past 30 seasons on Wheel of Fortune." As of Jan. 31, 2013, it was estimated White clapped at least 3,480,864 times across the show's 30 seasons. She had appeared in all but 10 of Wheel's 5,754 episodes to that point, during the show's modern syndicated run, which began on Sept. 19, 1983. That works out to an average number of 606 claps per show.Make sure to check in the coming weeks for a special video piece in which White herself talks about her record-breaking achievement.Guinness World Records' presentation to Vanna White takes place on the May 24 episode of Wheel of Fortune. Please check local listings for showtimes in your area.
10940Guinness World Records Live Interactive Video Experience to hit Westfield Stratford City this weekWant to see your photos and videos from the Westfield Stratford City event? Click here!After wowing crowds at Garden State Plaza, New Jersey in the US earlier this month, the incredible Guinness World Records L.I.V.E. (Live Interactive Video Experience) has arrived in the UK.From Thursday 1 November to Sunday 4 November, we'll be showcasing the incredible augmented reality experience at the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, allowing visitors to pose with virtual record holders.The eye-popping technology gives visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of Guinness World Records by posing next to life-sized projections of:Sultan Kosen, the "Tallest Living Man" at 8 ft 3 inBilly Leon and Benny Loyd McCrary, the "Heaviest Twins"Ian Stewart, who holds the title for "Most Chainsaw Juggling Catches"The Great White Shark, the "Largest Predatory Fish"Sauropod Amphicoelias, the "Longest Dinosaur Ever"The experience is FREE and will be located in The Gallery, on the Ground Floor , between 10am to 9pm on Thursday and Friday, 9am to 9pm on Saturday, and 12pm to 6pm on Sunday.Shoppers are encouraged to take pictures or video of these virtual images and share them with friends and family via social media and email. The Guinness World Records 2013 book will also be available for purchase on site as a keepsake of the memorable experience.Click the player below to watch a live stream direct from Westfield during the event.videoTo find out more details about the event and how to get to Westfield Stratford City, click hereWant to see your photos and videos from the Westfield Stratford City event? Click here!Want to see photos and videos from the New Jersey event? Click here!
10941Guinness World Records: OMG! On The Road - watch episode 1 hereHere's the very first video from our new YouTube Channel, Guinness World Records OMG!Today's show "On The Road", has Oli White traveling around the world meeting incredible record breakers, with this first episode seeing our roving reporter visiting a team of benchmark-setting rappers.videoThe Guinness World Records: OMG! channel is like nothing else in the record-breaking world, with brand-new interactive content uniting the hottest YouTube personalities with the greatest, latest and craziest Guinness World Records.The channel delivers brand-new record-breaking content five times a week with the following shows:On the Road follows presenter, Oli White, to all four corners of the record-breaking globe to meet the people and places who have earned their place in Guinness World Records history Do Try This At Home brings interactive record-breaking to YouTube as Guinness World Records invites viewers to take on real records with the greatest achievements, and fails, becoming future show content Re-Record sees some of the hottest YouTube talent, including KSI and Dan Bull, re-voicing classic clips from the Guinness World Records archives Slo-Mo Test Lab takes videos of iconic Guinness World Records, from watermelon smashing with the head to backflipping over speeding cars, and brings them to viewers in ultra-slow-motion beauty The Record Slam has our presenters, Alfie Deyes and Marcus Butler, taking on surprise record challenges under the seriously strict eyes of Guinness World Records Adjudicators.You can find the new channel at
10942Australia gets set for new swimwear parade record attemptStars from the world of sport, media and art are set to take part in an attempt to break the world record for the largest swimwear parade in Australia this Friday.The parade, which is set to begin at Martin Place, Sydney at 12 noon, forms part of the annual Strut the Streets event which raises money for the charity Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), which aims to improve education for indigenous children.A host of Australian personalities are set to take part in the attempt, including ABC 702's Adam Spencer, former dual international Wendell Sailor and NITV anchor Natalie Ahmat.Representatives from the HSBC Waratahs, Fox Sports, Bondi Rescue and Bangarra Dance Theatre have also pledged to march through Martin Place.The current world record stands at 603 people, achieved in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2010.Speaking ahead of the event, AIME CEO Jack Manning Bancroft said: "This is the fourth year that we've run Strut the Streets and we're shooting for 604 people to break the Guinness World Records title for the Largest swimwear parade. There's a whole lot of people out there who want to show the world that we'll go to any length to see the day when every Indigenous kid finishes school at the same rate as every Australian kid," Mr Manning Bancroft said.For more information on Strut The Streets and the AIME charity, visit
10943Reddit aims for Guinness World Records title for world’s largest Secret SantaSocial news website Reddit has kicked off an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record by hosting the biggest ever online game of Secret Santa.Registration for this year's Reddit Secret Santa began on the site November 1 st and will remain open until November 25th.Once signed up, participants are then matched up and invited to use their best online sleuthing skills to choose an appropriate present to send by December 12 th.When participants receive their present they canpost photos and videos to redditgifts and show everyone what their Secret Santa has gifted them. The site is hoping to top last year's Secret Santa which saw over 17,000 participants in 90 different countries across the globe take part.This year the site is allowing non-Reddit users the chance to join in the fun.In previous years participants were required to have a Reddit account before sign-ups began, but this year non-members will be given brand new accounts in order to participate."We're dedicated to making this the largest and best Secret Santa the world has ever seen," said Erik Martin, General Manager of Reddit."While the Reddit Secret Santa will always belong to the community, we want to make this year's initiative as inclusive as possible, even if that means some participants are new to Reddit."For more information on how to get involved, head to
10944Massive parade of Subaru cars breaks record in RussiaThis August at SubaFest - the huge Subaru car festival held in Russia - fans of the car brand broke the record for the Largest parade of Subaru cars, with 549 vehicles taking part.
10945Most pine boards broken with head (30 seconds)Kevin ShelleyMexico, Mexico City30 July 2008The most pine boards broken across the forehead in 30 seconds is 32, by Kevin Shelley (USA) on the set of El Show Olímpico, in Mexico City, Mexico, on 30 July 2008.Marco Frigatti and Mia Ruano-Graham adjudicated.
10946First European explorers of the New WorldThe "Norse", Eirik Thorvaldssonfirst, GreenlandThere are popular theories afloat that the Europeans were not the first Non-Indigenous American people, so to speak, to reach The New World (for our purposes, North and South America, as well as Iceland and Greenland). There are claims that the Chinese, and in alphabetical order, African blacks as well as Arabs, Greeks, Irish, Phoenicians, and even the Welsh reached North America. But the first Europeans to “discover” (in today’s politically charged climate, the preferred terminology is explored or even more in keeping with prevailing academic currents, “encountered”…) The New World, as it were, are generally considered to be the “Norse,” coming from, of course, Norway. First, Eirik Thorvaldsson, better know to us as Erik the Red, traveled to what is today, Greenland, about 982 AD, from Iceland. There had been previous reports by Norse sailors of islands lying to the East of Iceland. Erik was the father of Leif Eriksson, who is accepted, if not by complete consensus, to have been the first European to lead a group that reached North America (beyond Greenland). Most scholars concur that Eriksson touched land at L’Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip Newfoundland in what is today, Canada, in approximately 1000 AD. The journey was memorialized in “The Saga of the Greenlanders,” (“Saga” comes from a Norse word for “say” and this saga was originally an oral history later written down by sometime in the 13th Century.)
10947Most pine boards broken with feet in one minute (pair)ALEJANDRO MARÍN ÁNGEL SÁNCHEZSpain, Madrid04 June 2006The most pine boards broken with feet in 1 minute (pair) is 18 and was achieved by Alejandro Marín and Angel Sánchez (Both Spain) on the set of “Guinness World Records – El Show de los records” in Madrid, Spain on 4 June 2006. In this record, participants broke the pinboards as they were performing a backwards flip against a wall, and breaking the pineboards as they were falling backwards without losing their balance.
10948Newest crocodile speciesdesert (sacred) crocodile Crocodylus suchusMauritania12 October 2015The newest crocodile species to be recognised by science is the desert or sacred crocodile Crocodylus suchus of Mauritania, Nigeria, and several other countries in West Africa. In 2011, Fordham University zoologist Dr Evon Hekkala and her team of co-researchers revealed that their studies had discovered that the Nile crocodile C. niloticus was not one species but two, and that these two newly delineated species were actually only distantly related to each other. The team had sequenced the genes of 123 living Nile crocodiles and 57 museum specimens, including several 2,000-year-old Egyptian crocodile mummies, and the results confirmed that in addition to the larger, more savage, familiar Nile crocodile, a second, smaller, tamer species could be readily discerned. Moreover, all of the crocodile mummies examined proved to belong to this latter form, which was duly dubbed C. suchus.The exposure of the desert crocodile corroborated writings of the ancient Greek historian Herodotus, who had claimed long ago that in their ceremonies the ancient Egyptians had selectively utilized a smaller, tamer crocodile than the Nile crocodile and had considered it sacred. Probably due to having been out-competed by the bigger, more aggressive Nile crocodile, the desert crocodile no longer exists in the Nile region, being confined nowadays to parts of western Africa. including Mauritania, Benin, Nigeria, and the Congo regions.
10949GWR Day 2014: World’s tallest and shortest men set to meet for the first timeGuinness World Records can today confirm a meeting of epic proportions!The world’s tallest and shortest men will be meeting for the very first time on November 13th in central London to commemorate Guinness World Records Day and the 60th anniversary of the Guinness World Records Book.In addition to the duo being brought together, the 10 th annual Guinness World Records Day on November 13 th 2014 is set to unite the globe, as thousands of people come together to celebrate the international day of record-breaking.Both Sultan Kösen (Turkey) and Chandra Dangi (Nepal) have literally travelled across the globe to join in on the Guinness World Records 60 th anniversary celebrations.Sultan first became the world's Tallest living man in 2009, and measures 251 cm (8 ft 3 in) in height.The part-time farmer was the first man over 8 ft (2.43 m) to be measured by Guinness World Records in over 20 years.He took the title from Xi Shun (China, b. 1951), who measured 2.361 m (7 ft 8.95 in) in height when measured in 2005. Sultan also holds the record for Largest hands on a living person, each one measuring 28.5 cm (11.22 in) from the wrist to the tip of the middle finger.Chandra is the world’s Shortest man ever measuring 54.6cm (21.5 in), making him the same size of six stacked cans of baked beans.He lives in the isolated Nepalese village of Reemkholi in Dang district, some 540 kilometres southwest of the capital Kathmandu. Chandra is the shortest adult human to ever have their height verified by Guinness World Records, beating a benchmark set by Gul Mohammed, (New Delhi, India, 1957-1997) who measured 57 cm (22.5 in).In addition to the world’s tallest and shortest men meeting for the very first time, there is a stellar line up of international record attempts occurring simultaneously on November 13 th. Highlights this year include the Harlem Globetrotters star Thunder Law ‘s attempt for the Farthest basketball shot backwards (Record to beat: 22 metres) in Phoenix, USA, Australia’s Anthony Kelly will be attempting the Most spears caught from a spear gun underwater in one minute (Record to beat is 7) and China’s Shangri La Hotel will be attempting the Most people eating breakfast in bed (Record to beat is 289 people).In the UK highlights are expected to be the Longest line of cakes (record to beat: 606.6 metres) led by BBC Gloucestershire for children in need, and the Largest Gathering ofPeople Dressed as Penguins (Record to beat: 325 participants) in Tower Bridge, in support of Richard House - the Children’s Hospice.Established to commemorate the day in 2004 when Guinness World Records became the world’s best-selling copyright book, every year Guinness World Records Day captures the imagination of people young and old, from every side of the world to attempt some truly amazing and awe inspiring feats.Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday, said: “This year’s Guinness World Records day is particularly special as we celebrate the 60 th anniversary of the world’s best-selling copyrighted book, by bringing together two of our most iconic record holders. Guinness World Records Day brings together likeminded people, whether they’re penguins, arrow catchers, basketball players, tall or short, we celebrate the uniqueness of individuals around the globe and invite anyone to participate in the international day of record breaking!”We'll have live coverage throughout GWR Day here on as well updates from around the world on Twitter (look out for the #GWRDay and #gwr60 hashtags) and on our Facebook page.Click here to check out a recap of last year's record breaking events for GWR Day 2013.
10950Heaviest cauliflowerPeter GlazebrookUnited Kingdom, Halam21 April 2014A cauliflower weighing 27.48 kg (60 lb 9.3 oz) on 21 April 2014 was grown by Peter Glazebrook of Halam, Nottinghamshire, UK.

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