Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

2821Fastest human crab walk - 20mCherry Yoshitakesecond(s)United Kingdom, Ipswich,,A disused airfield16 July 2014The fastest 20 m human crab walk is 7.78 sec and was achieved by Cherry Yoshitake (Japan) a.k.a Mr Cherry on the set of 'Officially Amazing' (CBBC) in Ipswich, Suffolk, UK, on 16 July 2014.
2822Most burpees in 24 hours (female)Eva Clarke12,003 repetitionsUnited Arab Emirates, Dubai10 January 2015The most burpees in 24 hours (female) is 12,003 and was achieved by Eva Clarke (Australia) at Dubai Autodrome, in Dubai, UAE, on 10 January 2015. The attempt raised money for World Child Cancer charity.
2823Largest shirt mosaicShanghai Hengyuanxiang Clothing Ltd.China, Chongqing10 October 2015The largest shirt mosaic consists of 4,101 shirts and was achieved by Shanghai Hengyuanxiang Clothing Co., Ltd. (China) in Chongqing, China on 10 October 2015. The image depicted a sheep, which is the mascot of Shanghai Hengyuanxiang Clothing Co., Ltd. The shirts were donated by the public of Chongqing.
2824Most whoopee cushions sat on in one minuteRadzi ChinyanganyaUnited Kingdom, Salford10 September 2015The most whoopee cushions sat on in one minute is 84 and was achieved by Radzi Chinyanganya (UK), on the set of Blue Peter at Media City in Salford, UK, on 10 September 2015. To celebrate 60 years since the first Guinness Book of Records, Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya attempted a brand new record live in the Blue Peter studio.
2825Longest Mexican Wave (Timed)Tube and their fans17/14 minute(s), second(s)Japan, Nishinomiya23 September 2015The longest Mexican wave (timed) is 17 min 14 sec and was achieved by Tube and their fans (Japan) at Hanshin Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan, on 23 September 2015. 2,115 people participated during the concert.
2826Heaviest payload lifted by a remote-controlled multicopterHenning Pedersen, Bao Marianna Ngyen, Kim Bjørneset, Markus Limseth, Karl Thomas Hauglid, Benjamin Ormseth, Kine Gjerstad Eide, Jørgen Gamre, Roger Antonsen, Krister Borge61 kilogram(s)Norway, Oslo14 October 2015The heaviest payload lifted by a remote-controlled multicopter is 61 kg (134 lb 7.6 oz) and was achieved by Henning Pedersen and students of the University of Oslo (all Norway), as demonstrated at the Oslo Science Park, Oslo, Norway, on 14 October 2015. The achievement was part of the UiO: Experiences project, which promotes engineering and science education in Norway. Named the Megacopter, it has 48 propellers in 8 groups, a frame made of aluminium and plywood, and took 18 months to build. The Norwegian Metrology Service were present at the event to provide the weights.
2827Most walls covered by a muralPachuca209 total numberMexico, PachucaAt Pachuca, Mexico, 209 building walls were covered by a single mural – El Macro Mural Barrio de Palmitas – when the art collective known as the German Crew painted them in a 20,000-square-metre pattern of bright colours. Completed in 14 months in 2014–15, and working with local residents, the finished design used more than 20,000 litres of paint and – when seen from afar – looks like a vibrant swirled rainbow, with stripes running across several houses. This was part of a government project called Pachuca Paints Itself. According to director Enrique Gomez, the mural helps unite the community and rehabilitate the local neighbourhood. In total, 452 families and 1,808 people saw their homes transformed.
2828Most TVs sold on a single online platform in 24 hoursTmall643,964 unit(s) soldChina, 11 November 2015The most TVs sold on a single online platform in 24 hours is 643,964 TVs and was achieved by Tmall (China) during their Single's Day sales on 11 November 2015. This was one of 9 records set during Single's Day on Alibaba's online retail platforms.
2829Classics: Most miniature basketball shots while blindfolded in one minute (team of two)Each week here on, we’ll be dipping into our extensive video library to bring you a classic piece of record-breaking action.
2830Most contributors to a published comic bookShawn Demumbrum , Jesse Criscione115 peopleUnited States, Phoenix25 January 2015The most contributors to a comic book is 115 artists contributing to "Nobody Goes Down to RoboTown", published by by Jesse James Criscione and Shawn Demumbrum during the Amazing Arizona Comic Con, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, on 25 January 2014. Part of Jesse and Shawn's motivation for breaking this record was to raise money for the Hero Initiative, which offers support to comic book creators experiencing medical or financial hardship.
2831Finnish firefighter smashes 24-hour chin ups record in spite of serious shoulder injuryJoonas Mäkipelto from Finland recently smashed the record for the Most chin ups in 24 hours with a mind-blowing 5,050 reps, in spite of suffering a painful shoulder injury during the early stage of the attempt.
2832Most people in a nursery rhyme singing relayJohn Ball Primary School288 peopleUnited Kingdom, Blackheath, Lewisham11 January 2016The most people in a nursery rhyme singing relay is 288, achieved by John Ball Primary School (UK), in London, UK, on 11 January 2016. The participants sung Row, row ,row, your boat.
2833Greatest vertical ascent on bicycle in 24 hours (team)Horst Turnowsky, Gernot Turnowsky20,049.9 metre(s)Austria, St. Radegund01 July 2007The greatest vertical ascent by bicycle in 24 hours by a team is 20,049.9 metres (65,780 ft 4 in) and was achieved by Horst Turnowsky and Gernot Turnowsky (both Austria), at the Rinnegger highway, from Weinitzen to St. Radegund, Graz-Umgebund, Austria, from 30 June to 1 July 2007. Horst and Gernot are twins, and completed the attempt together throughout the 24 hours.
2834BBDO Campaign for Guinness World Records Takes Record-Breaking to the StreetsGUINNESS WORLD RECORDS and BBDO New York recently had a new message for Big Apple residents and visitors: record breaking is all around us.The two joined to launch a campaign this spring built around showing the average person on the street that potential records can exist anywhere in their daily routine.In total, the agency set up seven record-worthy posts around New York, ranging from an invitation to eat the most hot dogs in front of a particular Manhattan hot dog truck to a poster with a magnifying glass attached, asking passersby to view the “smallest poster in the world” (pictured above), written in 0.8-point copy.One notice claimed itself as the “heaviest poster ever” – a 6-ton rock proclaiming as much in a local park.Another asked participants to stare at it for the longest possible time, which many with an eye for curiosity obliged.Other locations saw people reading what were seemingly the most complimentary poster in the world, most repetitive poster ever, and "postor" with the most typos. The campaign was featured by AdAge and also earned home-page position on a successful initial foray, BBDO and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS now plan the next stage in their partnership.“We were thrilled by the results of BBDO’s campaign,” said GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS marketing director Stuart Claxton. “It’s great to partner with such a world-class agency and we are excited about what’s coming next.”
2835Guinness World Records plans official presence in Middle EastGuinness World Records today confirmed it plans to establish an official presence in the Middle East in response to the region's phenomenal interest in world records.An official representative will be based in the Middle East later this year with the aim of making it easier and quicker for people and businesses throughout the region to access and achieve world records.It marks the first step towards the opening of an office in the Middle East, which the company plans for early in 2013.Guinness World Records headquarters are in London, which is currently supported by offices in New York and Tokyo.The brand also has official representatives in China, Germany, Australia and South America and is set to open a full Indian office in 2013.Commenting on the opening, Alistair Richards, Global Managing Director for Guinness World Records said: "We believe that the Middle East has a host on untapped and undiscovered talent, and that there are a great many achievements yet to be discovered and talented people who could challenge themselves""It is in response to the huge growth of world records in the Middle East that I'm pleased to announce that Guinness World Records will be establishing a formal presence in the region to enable the people of the Middle East to put their name and their countries in the map."The announcement was made during a certificate presentation in Dammam, Saudia Arabia, recognising a new record set by local transportation firm Almajdouie Logistics Company.The company successfully moved an evaporator unit weighing 4,891 tonnes from South Korea to a project site in Saudi Arabia, setting a new Guinness World Records for the 'Heaviest item moved by road freight'.The load was equivalent to a football field in size measuring almost 124 meters long, 34 meters in width and 12 meters in height, with an assumed weight of 3,500 cars.
2836Record Holder Q+A: Alex Barron, Most Objects JuggledAt the recent launch of Guinness World Records 2013, we had the opportunity to speak to several record holders featured in the new book. We asked them the questions world record fans most wanted to know about, and now here are the answers! Today's Q+A is with Alex Barron, holder of the records for most objects juggled (11), and most objects "flashed" (13). A "qualifying" juggle requires each object to be caught at least twice, a "flash" juggle requires only one catch of each object. Q - When did you start juggling? A - I started juggling in the summer of 2006 when I was 12. I'd see someone doing three bean bags and was determined to learn so I picked up a few golf balls and practiced until I could run 3 comfortably. It wasn't until Christmas that year that I really got going though, when my mum bought me a 3 ball DVD. I learnt all the tricks on it in about a week and then started looking online for how to do four, five and so on. Q - Was it hard when you first learned to juggle? How often did you practise? A - I picked up 3 quite quickly, but it still felt extremely hard when I first learned! I would definitely encourage anyone finding it tough to keep at it for a while as particularly with the lower numbers as you really will make progress if you practice consistently. I think I practiced most often and regularly in the year following that first Christmas when I was doing at least a few hours every day and considerably more on the weekends. In the last few years it's tended to be more spaced out and I'll have two or three week periods when I'm holiday or the weather's nice where I really go for it. I'll often spend hours practicing the same trick or number with a camera filming constantly in case I break a record or manage something I think is vaguely impressive. I normally only stop if I get the feat on video, the camera runs out of battery or that I'm so tired there's no way I'll be able to do it. That is the method I used to break the two Guinness World Records. Q - Can you break down how long it took you to learn each additional ball? A - Sure. If I just go by the time taken to qualify (twice as many catches as balls) it's something like this: 3 balls - A few minutes. 4 balls - A few days (but it was 6 months until I tried it from 3). 5 balls - A few weeks later. 6 balls - A month or so later. 7 balls - Around the same time as 6. 8 balls - About 6 months later. 9 balls - About a year later. 10 balls - After about 4 years. 11 balls - Almost 6 years after learning 3. videoQ - Do you juggle any particularly heavy or dangerous objects? A - Sorry, I'm a little boring in that respect - I only really juggle balls, rings and clubs so you might want to look up 'The Space Cowboy' who's also in the book. I'm really only interested in pushing the technical and physical limits of ball juggling in particular and that requires quite light, small and under filled bean bags. The difficulty in my record lies in the speed and height you have to throw for 11 or 13 rather than the weight of the props. Q - What would you do to prevent your record being broken? A - Good question. At the moment it seems unlikely someone will qualify 12 or flash 14 in the near future but there are some extremely talented younger guys coming through so I have to try and keep up my practice! I definitely believe each of those feats will be accomplished at some point. Whether or not I'll be able to manage them I'm don't know, but I guess they are now my ultimate goals in juggling. Q - Did you purposefully set out to break these two records? A - It wasn't a goal when I first started but pretty soon I began thinking about breaking some more minor juggling records, usually beginning with 'Youngest person to…'. 2010 was when I started practicing 11 properly and when the 'Most balls juggled record' came into my sights. After that it was most definitely not on a whim and for two years I went through countless hours of frustration trying to break it. It was an amazing feeling when I finally succeeded. Q - What do you do for a living? A - I'm a student at the moment and I hope to study the physical sciences and mathematics at university next year. I never perform as my style of juggling (dropping on almost every attempt) doesn't really suit it very well but I did earn some money filming an advert for Virgin Media earlier in the year. That was great fun and it's always nice to have your juggling filmed professionally as opposed to my normal approach of propping the camera up with a bean bag or two. videoQ - What does it feel like to juggle 11, 12, or even 13 balls? A - It's a truly awesome feeling. The first few times you get the pattern going it's just incredible and very exciting. Your arms are going far too fast for you to be thinking about each individual throw so it becomes this messy (at first) beast which you're desperately trying to control. Even with the highest numbers I'm still correcting the entire time and looking to see if I need to move my feet but at that stage it's all completely subconscious. Even though it only lasts a few seconds there still seems to be plenty of time to get nervous and if it's a good run I'll definitely be thinking 'don't drop' as the balls begin to come down. Q - How do you hold six or seven balls in one hand, to "flash" 13 objects? A - With great difficulty, but the secret is to use small (about 2.25 inch), saggy bean bags which you can squish into your hand. I'll then leave the last one balancing on top and use my thumb to control it. Releasing the balls one by one just seems to be practice and it does become easier with practise. Q - Do you have any advice for an aspiring numbers juggler looking to equal your feats? A - Numbers juggling requires a huge amount of patience, persistence and determination and I think that is more important than any general advice about the pattern. For the higher numbers being physically fit is also crucial. I think one of the reasons I managed the records was that I was able to practice 11 or even 13 for hours without completely destroying myself. I was also willing to devote almost all of my practice to this one area of juggling which, in itself, isn't at all useful for performing. That's probably the main reason why no performing juggler has done it.
2837Asian star LUHAN sets the record for most comments on a Weibo postGuinness World Records can today confirm that LUHAN, a member of pop group EXO has set a new social media world record for most comments on a Weibo post.The singer’s football-themed post, originally published on 10 September 2012, had achieved 13,163,859 comments as of 5 August 2014 – almost double that of the second most commented post on the Chinese social network.The post continues to attract comments, with the current figure standing at 13,315,036 at the time of publication of this article.LUHAN is a member of EXO, a South Korean-Chinese boy band produced by S.M. Entertainment.EXO is made up of eleven members who are separated into two subgroups, EXO-K and EXO-M.The former releases music in South Korea, while the latter promotes music in mainland China. EXO's name was taken from exoplanet, a term referring to planets outside of the Solar System.Having made his name for singing and dance, LUHAN is now branching out into the world of acting, following a recent appearance in the Chinese movie Miss Granny.The record marks the first world record verified by Guinness World Records since it began accepting claims from leading Chinese language social media and communications platforms.Speaking in Beijing, GWR Greater China President Rowan Simons said: “Extending record breaking into China’s thriving social media space has been a priority since we opened our office here in 2012 and we have now established the official Guidelines for verifying records on the top Chinese platforms. We are excited about the first new record announcement and we expect more social media records to come in the coming days”.China already holds the Guinness World Records title for “Most internet users (country)” and, by the end of 2013, had 618 million netizens, representing 45.8% of the total population.
2838Airbus UFO near-miss, Chinese teen golf star set to make history, and online poker hits Nevada – The news in world recordsRecord-breakers in the news todayIt’s been revealed that a passenger aircraft had a narrow miss with an unidentified object over in Scotland last year.The Airbus A320 was making its final approach to Glasgow Airport on 2 December when an object passed about 300ft underneath it. The world’s first UFO sighting by a pilot occurred on 31 January 1916, when a British pilot near Rochford, Essex, reported seeing a row of lights, resembling the lighted windows on a train carriage, that rose up into the sky and disappeared. Nevada has become the first US state to allow residents to play poker online for money. The state legalised online poker in February, with others across the US such as New Jersey and Delaware, now set to follow suit.The largest online poker tournament featured 200,000 participants and was organised by PokerStars. The result was announced at the Hilton Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic, on 4 December 2011.The tournament was won by a player from Russia who took home an impressive prize of $40,258.83 (£25,747.90 / 1,254,210 Russian Roubles).Twelve-year-old Ye Wocheng, is set to become the youngest player in the history of the European Tour on Thursday at the Volvo China Open in Binhai Lake, Tianjin.Wocheng will be following in the footsteps of his fellow record-breaking countryman Guan Tianlang, who took the title for youngest golfer at the US Masters, after competing at Augusta at the comparatively elderly age of 14 years and 169 days old.
2839WYMLW: Beer kegs, Potato Heads and a pie to the face...Greetings once again, my video loving friends. I’m back, right on cue like some sort of video based milkman. A videoman, if you will.Let’s begin.How many times have you wanted to throw a pie in your sibling’s face, on YouTube and not get in trouble for it?Well, that wish came true for Bing in the recent installment of Slo-Mo Test Lab, where his poor sister gets well and truly splattered. Look at her scared little face...videoNext up, not one to fly solo in Marcus’ absence, Alfie is joined by Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee for the Record Slam.This time, the three of them engage in a furious battle to see who can assemble a Mr. Potato Head, blindfolded, in the fastest time.I say “furious battle”, more just a lot of giggling and dropping things to be honest.videoHave you ever tried to pick up a beer keg? They’re heavy, right? Now toss it 3.9m into the air.What do you mean you can’t? TIME TO GET SCHOOLED.videoFinally, we’re back On The Road with Oli and this time he’s spending a day with a dog called Anastasia, who goes CRAZY for balloons.That’s right. Balloons. The little pooch goes into bulldozer mode at the very sight of them. Guaranteed to instantly ruin any child’s party.videoWell, that’s enough for now. Check back next week when we’ll have some exciting new shows to talk about...Bye for now!
2840A350 takes to the air for maiden flight, and Nicaragua approves rival to Panama Canal - News in World RecordsThis morning saw the maiden test flight of European manufacturer Airbus' new A350 aircraft.The plane took off from the Blagnac airstrip near Toulouse, France, where the aircraft is assembled.Constructed using advanced materials including carbon composites, the new airliner aims to use 25% less fuel than the previous generation of wide-bodied aircraft.While the A350 has seen over 600 orders placed so far, Airbus have an uphill battle ahead of them - Boeing's rival 787 Dreamliner was the Fastest selling airliner, and has seen over 890 orders palced to date.The Nicaraguan Congress has approved plans to build a new canal across the country, linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.The proposed canal would rival the Panama Canal, opened in 1914.Such routes are key to international maritime trade, allowing large vessels to "shortcut" an otherwise extremely long and costly journey around the entirety of South America.The Panama Canal, which charges tolls based on vessel type and tonnage, saw a record Highest toll paid in 2003, when the cruise liner Coral Princess was charged US$226,194.25 (£136,270) for use of the 48 mile (77.1km) waterway.Thousands of Facebook users have been making complaints after changes made to the popular Scrabble game app.Player histories have been cleared, the dictionary changed, and the board no longer auto-refreshes after the latest update, which follows Electronic Arts taking over the game from Mattel earlier this year.While Scrabble remains the purists favourite and the inspiration for the genre, rival game Words With Friends remains the Most popular online word game, seeing a peak of 15 million players each month in 2012.
2841Video: TV watching marathon world record set on TiVo stand at CES 2014A trio of telly addicts set a new world record for the longest marathon watching television earlier this month with a gruelling 87 hour stint over five days.Dan Jordan, Spencer Larson and Chris Laughlin, set the new benchmark at the TiVo booth during the Consumer Electronics show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada.The three Las Vegas residents watched programing from two TiVo Roamio DVRs that had been broadcast and recorded prior to the attemptUnder Guinness World Records rules for the category, the trio were allowed breaks of five minutes per hour to use the bathroom or nap. While the viewers could bank the five-minute breaks, the longest anyone slept during the attempt at any one time was 80 minutes.The contestants received regular medical checkups throughout and were allowed to change channels and eat and drink while they watched, but were not allowed to read or talk on the phone at the same time.For completing the marathon, the three split a prize of $5,000 and each got a package of prizes, including a TV, TiVo Roamio with product lifetime service, iPad, Sonos system, gamer chair and a year of Netflix."When we arrived on Monday at 5 p.m., we had no idea what we were in for," said Jordan. "It’s been a long week, but it’s been fun."The attempt broke a record set in 2012 by Carin Shreeves and Jeremiah Franco during an event organised by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment in Los Angeles, which saw the pair watch episodes of The Simpsons for over 86
2842Video: Is this the highest concert of all time?A British musician is hoping to reclaim the title for highest altitude concert on land after playing an intimate gig on Mount Everest.Oz Bayldon and a team of eight volunteers reportedly carried three guitars, an iPad and a small portable amp up 6,654m (21,825ft) to the summit of Mera Peak on Mount Everest, before performing a 40 minute gig in freezing temperatures last Wednesday.Guinness World Records is currently awaiting evidence in order to verify if Oz and his team have won back their record.Oz and a number of other artists originally set the record after playing a show at Kalar Pattar, above base camp at Mount Everest in 2005.However, that feat was bettered two years later when Musikkapelle Roggenzell - a group of 10 musicians from Germany and Bolivia - scaled Mount Acotango in Bolivia to perform at 6,069 m (19,911 ft).Oz's latest attempt has so far raised £35,000 for Music4Children, a charity he has founded that is hoping to fund a Nepalese orphanage.Speaking to after the concert, Oz said: "'I didn't hesitate to plan this trip when I heard my record had been beaten.'I see this as my title and there was no way I was going to let someone else have it that easily.'I don't want to think about it now but if I have to do it all again, I will.'To find out more about Music4Children, head to
2843Rahul Dravid retires: India cricket legend calls time on record-breaking careerLegendary India batsman Rahul Dravid has today confirmed his retirement from international cricket.Nicknamed "The Wall" for his often unbeatable batting style, the 39-year-old notched up a string of world records during his illustrious career.Dravid, who made his international debut in 1996, hit 13,288 runs over the course of 164 Tests, second only to fellow India strike partner Sachin Tendulkar, and scored 36 centuries.Guinness World Records has recognised his achievement for the most Test deliveries faced, with an incredible 31,258 balls confronted.He also holds the world record for most century partnerships as part of the same pair (career), a total of 20 with compatriot Tendulkar, and most runs in a partnership (career), with a benchmark of 6,920, once again set with Tendulkar.While best known for defending the stumps, Dravid was also formidable in the slips and holds the current record for the most outfield Test catches with a total of 210.Making the announcement at a press conference this morning in Bagalore, Dravid said: "I have had a wonderful time. Now it's time for a new generation of young players to take it forward and make history."It was about playing with dignity, upholding the spirit of the game. I have tried my best. I leave with sadness but also with pride."While the curtain has been drawn on Dravid's international cricket career, he confirmed today that he plans to continue to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Rajasthan Royals.Commenting on today's news, Manu Gautam, GWR records manager for sports said: "Supporters and players alike all hold Dravid in high regard. His records will take some beating and really stand as a testament to his incredible talent."
2844Frontierville fan sets Facebook record for most commentsA new record has been set for the most comments on a single Facebook item after a post about the game Frontierville became the first to receive over a million responses.As of the 31 January, 1,001,552, comments had been made in response to a post on 30 October 2011 by Tracey Hodgson (UK), on the Facebook page "Ffgpioneers".The figure, which was achieved by 107 fans of the freemium game by Zynga, almost doubles the previous record set for a post by Roberto Esposito (Italy) last year.Explaining her inspiration for setting a new social media benchmark, Tracey said: "I started to get into Frontierville after my daughter started playing it using my Facebook account""I began to play myself, and then got involved in helping with the game's community groups as an administrator."She added: "My friend Nattie Murphy saw the previous record and suggested I try to break it - it sounded like a great idea for our group to show what we are capable of when we work together""We had over 107 help, but many left the record group because of the constant notifications, but there were a core group of four people including Nattie adding comments.Commenting on her new record-breaker status, Tracey said: "It feels fantastic to have been able to break the world record for our community - while I don't actually play Frontierville anymore, I've met some great people through playing it and love to be able to help them enjoy the game still".
2845Images of the Week: From the largest skateboard lesson to the fastest marathon in a straitjacketEvery Friday we'll be publishing on some of our favourite images that have been recently added to the GWR archive.Largest skateboard lessonThe largest skateboard lesson (above) involved 311 participants and was taught by Nick Gates and Pierre-André Senizergues (both USA) at the Etnies Skatepark in Lake Forest, California, USA, on 21 June 2012.Longest time flying a paper aircraftThe longest time flying a paper aircraft is 29.2 sec and was achieved by Takuo Toda (Japan), in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima, Japan, on 19 December 2010. Takuo Toda is the Chairman of Japan Origami Airplane Association. He beat his previous record by 1.3 seconds.Largest three legged race - most pairs (single venue)The largest three-legged race consisted of 551 pairs and was achieved by Morecambe Community High School (UK) in Morecambe, Lancashire, UK, on 23 March 2012. The winning team was Elliott Barker and Cameron Ball with a time of 58.63 seconds.Largest wedding underwaterThe largest underwater wedding was achieved by 303 divers who attended the marriage ceremony between Ewa Staronska and Pawel Burkowski (both Poland) during an event organised by Orka Group Ltd (Poland) at the Koparki Diving Base, Jaworzno, Poland, on 27 August 2011. The wedding ceremony lasted around 18 minutes and was preceded over by Father Pawel Wrobel, a local priest and licensed frogman. The couple and the priest communicated with each other underwater by using water proof texts and a system of sign language.Fastest marathon in a straitjacketThe fastest marathon in a straitjacket is 3 hr 49 min 48 sec and was achieved by David Smith (UK) at the Blackpool Marathon in Blackpool, Lancashire, UK, on 11 March 2012. David ran the entire marathon while fully restrained in a Posey straitjacket.
2846World’s largest treasure hunt takes place in LondonA new record for the largest treasure hunt game has been set during a teambuilding event in London for volunteers helping out at this year's Olympic Games.The event on Saturday formed part of a get together for Team London Ambassadors - a group of helpers who will who will meet and greet visitors when the Olympics come to London next month.The event involved a record-breaking 466 treasure hunters split over 93 competing teams, with the trail pulling in iconic landmarks such as The Monument and the Tower of London, offering the ambassadors a chance to show off their knowledge of the capital as they looked to solve the clues.The Ambassadors are set be stationed at 43 sites across London throughout the duration of the Olympic Games and Paralympics.The trail beat the previous world record of 308 people set at Balboa Park in San Diego, California last year during an event organized by Charles Koll Jewellers.Speaking ahead of the attempt, David Huse, Head of Programme, Team London Ambassadors, said: "This weekend's hunt is the perfect opportunity for the Ambassadors to put their training into practice and join team members in seeking for the hidden treasures of the capital. In warming up for their games time roles they have a chance to be part of something truly unique."The attempt formed part of World Record London - a calendar of one-off record-breaking events taking place around the capital from now until July 2012 celebrating the UK capital's most exciting attractions, venues, events and activities with the aim of crowning London as a multi record-breaking city.For more information visit
2847Video: Is this the farthest ever flight by a paper airplane?Former American Football quarterback Joe Ayoob has plenty of experience of making important throws, but he may have made the most significant one of his life on Sunday.The 27-year-old is said to have smashed the world record for the farthest flight by a paper aircraft after reportedly throwing a dart 226 feet 10 inches in an aircraft hanger at McClellan Air Force base in Sacramento, CaliforniaContrary to some reports, Guinness World Records officials were not in attendance at the event, with GWR currently awaiting evidence in order to verify if a record has been broken.However, if the measurement is confirmed it would beat the previous benchmark distance of 207 feet and 4 inches set by fellow American Stephen Krieger in Washington, USA, on 6 September 2003.Joe, who now works as a sales rep for Anchor Brewing Company, played college football for Berkley College in California but missed out on a professional career after failing to be selected during the 2007 NFL draft.videoHe was enlisted to make the throw by the paper plane's designer John Collins, a TV producer and origami enthusiast who had been working on the record attempt for over four years.While Collins was confident of his mini aircraft's design, he knew he didn't have the arm strength to challenge the existing record, so recruited Joe to give the record bid a boost.Speaking to ESPN about his involvement in the attempt, Joe said: "I grew up making paper airplanes, I used to throw them all the way home from school when I was little, so it was kind of up my alley. I thought it was a cool idea."Stay tuned to, where we'll be the first to confirm if Joe has flown into the record books.
2848Largest collection of Daleks and most dogs skipping on a rope among bizarre new records in 2012 bookThe brand new Guinness World Records 2012 is out now and features some of the most wonderfully bizarre records ever achieved by man or animal.The extraordinary individuals, recognised in the historic publication for the first time, include British eccentric Rob Hull who has the Largest Collection of Daleks, Uchida Geinousha's 'Super Wan Wan Circus' for the Most Dogs Skipping on a Rope, and the 'Best Man' from Shelbyville, Illinois, USA, the Fastest Wedding Chapel in the world!Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday said: "When you think of the weirdest and wackiest inevitably Guinness World Records will come to mind. The 2012 edition celebrates some of the most extraordinary examples of this. The individuals that add a little colour to our day".Largest Collection of DaleksBritish family man Rob Hull,49, from Doncaster (above) is recognised for having the largest collection of Daleks, 571 models strong. His incredible collection, which includes a 6ft life size replica model, is a product of 20 years of passionate (and costly!) collecting. Click here to watch Rob's record holder profile videoMost Dogs Skipping on a RopeUchida Geinousha's 'Super Wan Wan Circus' based in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, offers a unique act for its audience the incredible sight of 13 dogs skipping on a rope. Click here to watch Uchida's record holder profile videoRecord - Fastest Wedding ChapelTwo years ago Rev. Darrell Best, of Shelbyville, Illinois, USA, converted his 1940s fire truck into a wedding chapel on wheels. The wedding chapel entitled 'The Best Man', allows lovers to tie the knot while they're on the road and is capable of reaching speeds of 99 km/h (62 mi/h). Click here to watch Rev. Darrell's record holder profile video
2849Pizza enthusiast sets new memorabilia world recordFrom Johanna Hessling in PhiladelphiaPizza, Pizza, Pizza! On Sunday, 31 July 2011, I travelled to Philadelphia, PA, specifically the neighborhood of Fishtown, to witness the attempt of the largest collection of pizza related items.Brian Dwyer, the pizza collection owner, has been a pizza fanatic all of his life and decided to start a serious collection in 2010 when he purchased his first and favorite item, an LP record by the musical group, Fat Boys, that contained an image of the group with a pizza on the cover.For this record, the guidelines were straightforward. All of the items had to contain a pizza image, had to say the word 'pizza' or had to be a pizza motif and any duplicate items, such as earrings or any items (i.e. plates) that contained the same image on them were counted as one item. In order for Brian to achieve the record, his collection needed to contain a minimum of 500 items.I began the official counting by genres, (i.e. household items, clothing, games/puzzles, etc.) and determined one full count. I then did a second count of all of the items as one large collection.Everyone who was patiently waiting for the final count dined on pizza slices and ice cream from Fat Baby, who produced special flavors, such as anchovy pizza and Guinness beer, for the event.After reviewing the numbers from my two counts against the collection list provided to me by Brian, and discounting items that did not comply with the guidelines, I determined that Brian's collection contained 561 total items and that he had just achieved a new Guinness World Records record!Congratulations to Brian and a shout out to the rest of his "forefather" team, Michael, Joe and Ryan for hosting an amazing event. Welcome to the Guinness World Records family!
2850Record holder profile: Christine Walton – owner of the world’s longest fingernailsChristine Walton from Las Vegas, USA, has been revealed as the new record holder for the Longest Fingernails, measuring an astonishing 10ft 2in (309.8cm) on her left hand and 9ft 7in (292.1cm) on her right hand - a total of 19ft 9in (601.9cm).The 45 year-old, who is also a talented singer who goes by the stage name "The Dutchess", hasn't cut her fingernails since 1990."I never made a conscious decision to grow the nails, but with all my children and the music commitments I guess it was easier to let the nails grow. Then one day I look down and they're like 9 inches long!" Christine insists the nails don't prevent her from living a normal life she can still braid hair, cook and drive, however, she does confess to struggling when shopping for clothes: "I'll see the cutest shirts, and they'll have these skinny arms and I know that my nails would just rip straight through them". Despite this Christine says she is overjoyed to receive the record: "To be recognised for my record-breaking fingernails is really special. It's important that we celebrate difference. To be different is a blessing".The grandmother takes the title from much-loved record holder Lee Redmond (total fingernail length: 28 ft 4.5 in) who sadly lost her nails in a car crash in early 2009.The length of the Fingernails are the equivalent length of a killer whale two mini coopers five adult arm spans 33 GWR-approved hot dogs the length of a Mount Rushmore nose, and as long as a 12-year-old boy's intestines!

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