Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List

2851GWR Day 2011: Calling all Canadians! Have you found the world’s largest Maple Leaf?Canada is celebrating this year's Guinness World Records Day (17 th November) in a big way by challenging record holders to register this season's record breaking Maple Leaves for a chance to make history!Last year's 2010 Guinness World Records day celebrated pint size Joseph Donato of Ontario whose gargantuan maple leaf discovery led to his inclusion in the Guinness World Records 2012 Edition!Page 13 of the new edition features Joseph with his leaf at 13.6 inches (34.61cm) wide and 11.5 inches (29.21 cm) long.The current record sits with the Tanwar family from Richmond, British Columbia who found a 20 inch wide Maple Leaf last December.Record claims should be submitted directly to together with a signed statement of authentication by a horticulturist and an independent witness of good standing in the community, along with a photograph. Guidelines will be issued for each record submitted. Records for the largest leaves are assessed on the surface area of the one side of the leaf. If feasible, results will be announced on 17 th November, Canada's Guinness World Records Day.Guinness World Records Day is an international celebration of record attempts and achievements. Among other events taking place in Canada, will be a unique attempt in Toronto by Make-A-Wish Canada to create the largest human star! A Guinness World Records® Official Adjudicator will be on hand to adjudicate the event.Head to for more details.
2852Five-year-old girl’s cancer battle inspires world record mosaicThe world record for the largest mosaic picture held by people was broken for a very special cause in Charleston, South Carolina earlier this month.A total of 1,458 participants gathered at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island, SC for the attempt which was motivated by Ansley McEvoy, a five year old girl who was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer last year. Organized to raise funds for The Journey House, a non-profit group set up by Ansley's family, the image formed was a picture the youngster had drawn for the charity.Boxes of hand coloured boards were carried on to the field and in a very organized fashion, given to participants to stand and hold over their heads. Once all participants were in place, they raised the boards to form the mosaic for a required ten minutes.Following the successful attempt, the McEvoy family spoke to the crowd thanking everyone for their support to make Ansley's dream of a world record come true. While Ansley's parents Matt and Amy were fortunate to live near the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and receive the support they needed during her treatment, they met many families who didn't have the same help and were struggling to make ends meet.Feeling moved to make a difference, the family set up The Journey House charity, with the aim of building housing for families to stay in while their children receive treatment at MUSC.We wish Ansley and the whole McEvoy family the best of luck in their mission to build the Journey House. video
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2854Game of Thrones earns 12 Emmy Awards and yet another record titleLast night's 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards saw HBO’s fantasy drama series Game of Thrones (USA) earn an unheard of number of awards and yet another Guinness World Records title for the Most Emmy Awards won by a television series in one season.
2855Record Holder Profile Video: Bertie the fastest tortoiseThey may not usually be known for being fast movers, but Bertie is the tortoise equivalent to Usain Bolt.
2856Women's Day 2015: Five inspirational female record breakersToday marks International Women's Day 2015, a UN initiative aimed at creating a day to reflect on the progress made by women as well as appreciate examples of courage and strength set by ordinary women in their countries.The theme for this year is "Empowering Women—Empowering Humanity:Picture It!" with the aim of bringing about “a world where each woman and girl can exercise their choices, such as participating in politics, getting an education, having an income, and living in societies free from violence and discrimination”.In order to celebrate International Women's Day 2015, below we share the inspiring stories of five female record-breakers.Malala Yousafzai - Youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner Aged just 17 years, 2 months and 23 days, Pakistani schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai became the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner last year after being recognised for her work promoting the right for girls to have an education.Malala won the award jointly with Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi.One of the world's most respected awards, the Nobel Peace Prize is given to people or organisations that have made outstanding achievements in different areas.Past winners have included some of history’s best-known activists for peace, including Martin Luther King, Jr, Nelson Mandela, and Jimmy Carter.Announcing their decision, the prize judges said about Malala: "Through her heroic struggle she has become a leading spokesperson for girls' rights to education."She was left seriously injured three years ago after being attacked in Pakistan for her campaign work by extremist group the Taliban.Malala, who was shot in the head during the attack which took place on a schoolbus, has recovered well after travelling to the UK for treatment.She now goes to school in Birmingham and continues her campaigning.Malala also holds the world record for being the most searched-for female on the internet, after she ranked first among women in Google's "Zeitgeist" global report of the most searched-for people of 2013.     Juliana Buhring – fastest circumnavigation by bicycleIn December 2012, Juliana Buhring set a new world record for the fastest circumnavigation of the world on a bicycle by a female.Starting and finishing at Piazza Plebescito in Naples, Italy, Juliana’s amazing feat took 152 days and one hour and saw her cycle a gruelling distance of 29,070 km (18,063.22 miles).What makes Juliana’s achievement perhaps even more incredible is the fact that prior to deciding to attempt the record, the 32-year-old had never ridden a bike before.Under the rules of the record a rider must travel the same distance as the circumference of the Earth – 24,900 miles – in one direction, starting and finishing in the same place. Travel by sea and air is allowed, but at least 18,000 miles of the route must be cycled.After eight months worth of training and preparation under the supervision of an Italian sports scientist, Juliana set out on her epic ride which covered Italy, France, Spain Portugal, USA, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Turkey, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, Croatia and Slovenia.As well as fighting off sickness in India, wild dogs in Turkey and even some angry birds in Australia, Juliana’s bike, which she named Pegasus, suffered 29 flat tires, six broken spokes, and also required four full tire changes and three chain replacements during the trek.videoJuliana set out to cycle the world to raise awareness of her charity Safe Passage Foundation. The charity aims to help children and young people raised in restrictive, isolated or high-demand communities - an issue close to Juliana’s heart having experienced such conditions as a child.In the video above, Juliana tells the story behind her history-making journey around the world.
2857Video: Guinness World Records surprise YouTube gaming star Ali-A with two incredible titlesGuinness World Records today shares the moment Legends of Gaming star and professional YouTube gamer Ali-A  was surprised with two Guinness World Records.
2858World Book Day: Win a visit from an official Guinness World Records adjudicatorGuinness World Records is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with World Book Day for 2015! We will be offering three lucky schools a visit from an official GWR judge to break a Guinness World Records title on World Book Day 2015 to make the day a record-breaking reading event!All you have to do is apply for a record and tell us why you would like to break a record on World Book Day.Want to break some records? Here are some ideas:Largest gathering of people dressed as storybook characters The largest gathering of people dressed as storybook characters is 1,560 and was achieved by Tanglin Trust School (Singapore) in Singapore, on 7 March 2014.Largest gathering of people dressed as nursery rhyme characters The largest gathering of people dressed as nursery rhyme characters is 396 and was achieved by Brookmans Park School (UK) at Village Day 2011 in Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire, UK, on 18 June 2011.Most people to write a story The most people to write a story was set by 1,178 participants during an event organised by Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (China), in Beijing, China on 6 September 2013.How to apply If you would like to apply for these records or suggest a new category, please apply here Please mention in your application World Book Day.World Book Day 2015 takes place on Thursday 5th March. Find out more at Get applying now!* Record attempt must take place on World Book Day or the day before to be eligible for the prize* Winners will be chosen and notified 2 weeks before event*UK and ROI only
2859UK school plays its way to hockey exhibition match world recordPupils from Kingston Grammar School in south West London have made their own piece of sporting history after setting a new world record for most players in a hockey exhibition match.The attempt took place in October with 134 players successfully taking part in the school’s 48 hour hockey marathon.Teams of pupils were joined by staff, parents and past alumni - including several international and Olympic players - as well as a number of local clubs and school sides from all over the south of England for the event which took place over the course of three days.The attempt beat the previous record of 119, achieved by Huizer Hockey Club at Sportpark Bestevaer in Huizen, Netherlands in 2011.The event was masterminded by the school’s Deputy Head Mark Wallace in a bid to raise funds for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research as well as the redevelopment of the school's sports facilities.Following confirmation that a new record had been set, staff and pupils earlier this month welcomed Alistair Richards, President of Guinness World Records, to the school for an official certificate presentation.On receiving the certificate, Mr Wallace said: ‘My congratulations go to all those who played, supported and helped with the organisation and running of such a large scale event."The memories will last a lifetime, I hope, and everyone who participated has added another exciting chapter to the wonderful KGS history. What a great way to start the new term!’The school was also able to present a cheque for £9,296.38 to representatives from Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research for their work in beating blood cancer.Ben Sykes from the charity said, “We are so proud to be associated with this incredible record-breaking achievement. Our relationship with KGS is very special, and with their support we are getting ever closer to beating blood cancer.”
2860Discovery Italia goes beehive style with a new Guinness World Records titleBroadcaster Discovery Italia presented Hair: Sfida All’Ultimo Taglio, the first talent show entirely dedicated to the fashionable world of hairdressing, with a Guinness World Records title for Largest gathering of people with a beehive hairstyle at Vetra’s theatre in Milan, Italy
2861Delta Faucet breaks record as hundreds shower simultaneouslyAmerican plumbling products maker Delta Faucet recently soaked itself in the glory of a getting a Guinness World Records title after setting a new mark for Most people showering simultaneously (single venue) at an event in Indiana, USA.
2862Nissan LEAF car used as a paintbrush to create largest glow-in-the-dark painting everNissan have achieved a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for largest glow-in-the-dark painting by using the tyres of a Nissan LEAF car as a paintbrush across the surface of a giant 207.68 m² (681.36 ft²) PVC coated canvas. The self-portrait of the electric car required more than 60 litres of luminous acrylic paint and took over 61 hours to create in a pitch black hangar at Lasham Airfield in Hampshire (UK) on 20th March 2015.
2863New Toyota dealership in Russia creates massive logo made only of carsTo introduce its new, official Toyota dealership - 'Toyota Centre Krasnoyarsk West' - Toyota Centre Krasnoyarsk (Russia) recentlly set a new world record for creating the largest car logo. On 7 June 2014, 1,416 Toyota cars came together in Airpark Kuznetsovo, Russia, to create the giant Toyota logo – outshining the 1,215-car record that Subaru Team Russia had set two years before in Moscow. The event offered a special perk for all the contributors to the Guinness World Records attempt, as they were given a special offer to buy a car and its service in the new dealership when it opened two weeks later. Any Toyota car owner was given the opportunity to sign up and form part of the enormous Toyota logo formation – regardless of details such as official dealership and production year – bringing hundreds of Toyota customers together at this event. The participants were assisted by 40 employees of the Toyota-Krepost company, who worked in the airdrome field to make sure that everyone got to their sector of the formation and were able to park.During the event, a variety of other entertainment was provided to guests, including performances from music artists and dancers on a main stage. In addition, jet planes performed tricks in the air above the assembled crowd.A photograph of the end result was taken from a plane in order to verify that the image qualified for the record. Upon landing, Ilya Kangun, the managing director at Toyota Center Abakan and founder at Arctic trucks Russia (Krepost AT), said: “Thanks to all Toyota brand fans and admirers, we couldn’t have done it without you!” Has Toyota's dealership launch inspired you to bring your group together for a record event of its own? Make sure to contact the Guinness World Records events management team with your organization's details.
2864TV 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.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 hours.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 generated widespread international press coverage, including The Wall Street Journal, the The Verge and the Hollywood
2865BBDO 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."
2866National Lottery winners set largest gathering of millionaires record in LondonA huge gathering of lottery winners assembled at an event in London today to attempt some exciting records.
2867Enormous dragon made out of 20,000 origami lanterns sets record for Philippine mallA shopping mall in the Philippines has kicked-off its annual mid-autumn “Mooncake” festivities by unveiling the Largest display of origami lanterns.
2868Biggest burnout: Australian drivers start the New Year in top gear
2869Yamaha Club Day launches ‘Revs Your Heart’ campaign with Guinness World Records™ triple title smashThousands of motorcycle enthusiasts descended upon the SM Mall of Asia Concert Ground in Pasay, Philippines last week to mark the fourth annual gathering of the region’s Yamaha owners club in record-breaking style. The Yamaha Club Day event saw the launch of the company’s latest slogan, ‘Revs Your Heart’ which was celebrated with the powerful sound of 1,446 engines revving together. This combined roar set a new Guinness World Record™ title for most engines started simultaneously, one of three world record claimed by the club during the day’s festivities.An impressive 1,425 horns sounding in unison signalled what was to be another world record, this time for most motorcycle horns sounded simultaneously.The day’s most visually impressive record attempt by Yamaha Motor Philippines club came in the form of a moving cavalcade, with a bid for the largest parade of Yamaha motorcycles title. Official Guinness World Records guidelines for the record specify that all vehicles must be moving, with a minimum parade distance of 3.2km required. With a target of 206 participating bikes to beat – a benchmark set in Italy at Yamaha Fest in 2003, a stunning display saw 1,208 Yamaha bikes created a stir amongst spectators along with a new piece of record-breaking history.. This year’s hugely successful Yamaha Club Day was organised by Ad Staunch Communication Network inc and sponsored by Dickies, Monster, BH&R the Bellevue, American Home Appliances, Philstar Ngayon, Sprinto, MotoActive and Shell. The passion of crowds who had come together through their shared love of motorbikes, united in record-challenging spirit, caught the imagination of the petrol-headed press and online media with coverage in ABS CNN News, The Manila Times and Gulf
2870Paralympic 'Armless Archer' Matt Stutzman hits long-distance target to score world recordTop Paralympic archer Matt Stutzman (b. 1982, USA) has shot into the record books following a successful attempt yesterday for the Furthest accurate distance – men’s archery title.
2871First narrative fictional filmThe Great Train Robbery by Edwin S. PorterfirstUnited States, 01 January 1903The Lumiere films were simply recorded scenes taken from everyday life, but sooner or later, actors and theatrical storylines had to come into the picture, as it were, and that milestone occurred in the USA when “The Great Train Robbery” was made in November 1903—making it the first narrative fictional film, and not so incidentally, “the first american western” as well as “the first action movie.” Directed by Edwin S. Porter, who had been a cameraman for Thomas A. Edison, the “one-reeler” ran for the then epic lengthy of 10 minutes complete with 14 scenes—filmed not in the Wild West but in the heart of Essex County, New Jersey, in what was even then, suburban New York City just a few miles from Times Square. Even more importantly, the movie did “Boffo Box Office” as people paid good money for the privilege of seeing it which augered well for the new art form also becoming a big, big business. And long before John Wayne graced the silver screen, “The Great Train Robbery” introduced the first american cowboy star, Gilbert M. Anderson, better known to audiences as “Broncho Billy” Anderson. He was far more versatile than the cowboy stars of subsequent generations as he played not only a bandit, but a passenger who was most unceremoniously shot in the back, and he showed his full range of talent by also playing a dancer in a scene which qualifies as the cinema’s first musical number. “The Great Train Robbery” was most definitely a shot heard round the world.
2872Guinness World Records Gone Wild! Episode 4 PreviewPeople use so many different parts of the body when attempting world records. Already on "Guinness World Records Gone Wild!" this season, we've seen the stomach used as a melon slicing board, the hands used as blindfolded arrow catchers and even the backside as a cushion for jump roping.But on this week's episode of "Gone Wild!" look for a focus on one particular area of the body: the head.Episode No. 4 of the hit new show from Guinness World Records and truTV brings us a cast of competitors focused on breaking records from the neck up, as well as a couple of other attempts sure to entertain.Expect to see one participant attempt to use the head as blunt object when crushing the most watermelons with the head in a minute. He looks pretty focused in the photo above, but will he leave with a new record?Moving down the face, we'll also watch currency stored as never before with an attempt at the most quarters held…in the nose!The focus then shifts to the mouth for a trio of records that all use the same body part but vary greatly.Photo courtesy truTVAbove, one man will try to tear off the most drink can tops with the teeth in one minute. Then be sure to break out the stopwatch for an attempt at the longest burp. Time to beat is an impressive 1 min 13 sec. And we conclude above the jawline with someone trying to burst the most hot water bottles using just the breath in one minute.In addition to all that, two more record attempts will round out the night with a more ambitious use of the full body.One lucky (or unlucky, if they lose their footing) person will try to run the fastest crossing of a greased pole. Will they be able to recover from tumbles like the one below?Photo courtesy truTVAnd also get ready for a record attempt straight from the Super Mario Bros. with the most people hit with plungers in one minute.All in all, it should be another exciting hour of people giving new meaning to the term "use your head" and trying to prove why they're Officially Amazing.Make sure to follow along as we live tweet the action on @GWR and to talk about all your favorite records at Then come right back here on Friday for a full recap."Guinness World Records Gone Wild!" airs Thursdays in the U.S. at 8 ET/PT on truTV.
2873Guinness World Records Gone Wild! – Download Episode 1 free from iTunesThursday night saw the debut of the new Guinness World Records series, "Guinness World Records Gone Wild!" on truTV in the U.S.With pulse-pounding record attempts that ranged from the surreal to the sublime, the show had something for everyone: shattered glass, gouged gourds, and speeding vehicles headed straight for prospective record attempters.If you missed the series premiere, you can download the entire episode for free right now on iTunes by clicking the button below (please note - the show is currently only available to download in the US).Here, Mike Janela recaps all the amazing action from the opening episode of the first original GWR show to hit America in more than a decade - beware spoilers!Most tubes broken by a trampoline jumpAfter an opening montage that got the curiosity piqued for a season full of record-breaking (did we really spot a woman crushing watermelons with her thighs?!), it was time to get to our first record attempter: Toni Oppliger.Oppliger hoped to shatter the most glass tubes with her body jumping off a trampoline. An honor graduate of Marine Corps Officer Candidates School, she was no stranger to a challenge, and it showed. On just her first jump, Oppliger cruised past the required 15 tubes needed for a record, literally smashing her way into history with 21 shattered tubes.And just like that, "Guinness World Records Gone Wild!" was off to a flying start.Fastest time to eat 20 lit birthday candlesNext up we were introduced to Christopher Schewe, a.k.a. "Shoenice." His task was to eat 20 lit birthday candles in the fastest time possible. Time to beat? 2 minutes.After the first few seconds watching Shoenice scarf down the burning sticks of wax, we wondered just one thing: when he had birthday parties as a child, did he eat the candles while everyone else got some cake?Unfortunately, while Shoenice did consume all of the candles in a record-breaking time, he ate some of the candles in multiples. One of the guidelines stated each candle needed to be eaten individually. Our first failed record of the season.Most cans crushed by shoulder blades in one minuteGuinness World Records holders are often asked how they decided to pursue their particular endeavors. Many times, the answer is simply, "I was born this way."So was the case of Fabrizio Milito, a young man with natural shoulder blades that he described as being able to protrude out of his back "like angel wings." And just like you can't teach height for a great basketball player, you can't teach shoulder blades for somebody attempting to crush cans with them.With the help of his father - and after suffering some noticeable bruising - Milito earned himself a record with 23 cans crushed sufficiently.No word if he can help you around the house sorting your recyclables.Clothes pegs, cheerleaders and cucumbersThe middle of the show featured a trio of record attempts that were all unfortunately unsuccessful. A duel saw two contestants battle to attempt to pin the most clothes pegs to their face, but neither was able to get to within half of the record total of 160. A group of cheerleaders aborted an attempt at the most people crammed in a Mini Cooper for safety concerns, and an attempt at the most cucumbers sliced with playing cards in a minute fell short of the record mark as well. However, we now know who to ask if ever in need of a chopped salad at a poker table.Most nails hammered with the head in one minuteTo be completely honest, no words can do this record attempt justice. John Ferraro, whose skull has been measured at 2.3 times thicker than the average human's, used that skull to pound as many nails through wood as possible in a minute. It was bloody, it was breathtaking, it was brilliant. You should really just watch the clip.videoFastest time to jump over 3 moving cars head-onFinally, we were treated to the night's main event: agile Aaron Evans - a parkour specialist - attempting to jump over three speeding cars in succession. And, not only leaping cars in a single bound, but doing so as quickly as possible. This meant potentially sacrificing critical recuperation time for his leg muscles in order to sneak in under record time.Evans exuded a calm confidence as we watched him warm up all night stretches that were slightly different than the calisthenics the average person might perform at their local gym.In the end, it all paid off. Evans, at times barely sneaking over the oncoming sports cars, leaped straight into the books with an astonishing 29.09 seconds needed to perform his athletic magic. The crowd exhaled. He celebrated.If the first episode was any indication, there is a ton of fantastic record-breaking coming up this season on "Guinness World Records Gone Wild!" The inspirational, the unique, and the amazing were all on display.And while you certainly shouldn't try some of these stunts at home, you most definitely should be there watching.
2874Guinness World Records Gone Wild! Episode 3 PreviewAs if last week's episode of "Guinness World Records Gone Wild!" wasn't full of enough excitement - what with the watermelon body slicing, blindfolded arrow catching, and death-defying shallow pool diving - this week brings yet another round of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.Tune in Thursday at 8 ET/PT on truTV to see a collection of records basically split into two main types: Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With The Body and Things You Never Thought to Do With Food.One body control highlight to look out for is an attempt at the most kicks to the head in one minute. And, no, this isn't the most kicks to the heads of others - these are all self-inflicted and you can take a look at the image above for a taste.Another record will literally send chills down the spine of its competitor, when we witness an attempt at the most ice blocks destroyed by human battering ram. And we'll see just how good someone's motor skills are when trying to sprint the fastest 50 meters blindfolded.Also, while most of us will be sitting on our bums watching "Gone Wild!" this week on the couch, one young lady will put hers to much better use, attempting the most bum skips (jump rope) in a minute. By the looks of it, this one could be pretty intense.Photo courtesy truTVThere will also be nearly a full meal on display for record-breaking purposes.First entrée: hot dogs, as we see if one man can stomach a record that has stood for 9 years in the most sausages swallowed whole in one minute.Next on the menu are potatoes. As in, the most potatoes sliced with a shovel in a minute, for those times when a knife simply isn't an option.As for dessert - what happens when you cross Inigo Montoya and Miss Chiquita? Why, the record attempt for most bananas sliced on a slackline in one minute, of course.Photo courtesy truTVShould be a very fun episode!Make sure to follow along as we live tweet the action on @GWR and to talk about all your favorite records at Then come right back here on Friday for a full recap."Guinness World Records Gone Wild!" airs Thursdays in the U.S. at 8 ET/PT on truTV.
28752013 in World Records - December: Nelson Mandela, Beyonce's surprise album, and the best ways to end the yearWe can finish the year with a look at our YouTube Top 10 below.Oh hey! It’s the month we’re in! Does this make me the Ghost of Christmas Present? We’ve come a long way in our look back at the Year in World Records, but December was no month for sitting on laurels and finishing the year with a limp. Quite the opposite, as this month saw record-breaking feats achieved and inspired by no less distinguished a group than Metallica, Kathy Griffin, the Wright Brothers, and Ron Burgundy himself. So pour yourself a drink and enjoy the finish line to 2013 with us.videoOne of the biggest and saddest stories of the month was that of the passing of legendary human rights activist and politician Nelson Mandela. The man stood for so much and did so to so many people, including those of us here at GWR.But December was also a cause for celebration, particularly for Beyonce. Queen Bey employed a marketing plan of no marketing plan at all to release a surprise record-breaking video album on fans almost literally overnight. Who run the world?!Also celebrating this month were Seattle Seahawks fans, and for good reason. With their team atop the NFC standings, they reclaimed their record for loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium by causing a minor earthquake. No, really.Looking for something to do while waiting for the Christmas ham to cool down on your plate? Well, why don’t you try your hand at the GWR crossword we created this month to celebrate the 100 th anniversary of the puzzle.videoAnd if you have some free time you want to spend reliving some of the amazing fan-submitted record achievements of the past year, you need look no further than our Fan Choice Record of the Year competition, which has spent all month trying to crown a people’s champ.AND once the dinner is eaten, the stockings stuffed, the presents unwrapped, the “2014” glitter glasses purchased, and champagne ordered…if you can’t think of the best way to cap off the year in record-breaking, we’ve got you covered.Take a look at our YouTube Top 10 Records for the year that was.video2013 – you were amazing, we’ll miss you, and thanks for everything.2014 – let’s see what you got!
2876Sharknado 2 on the way, weddings are expensive, and cocoa is good for you - News in World RecordsWe asked for it. And we got it. A sequel to "Sharknado" is on the way.After the instant "classic" TV movie debuted on SyFy last month, enough cult support swelled to force a sequel. And for the last few weeks, SyFy has been asking Twitter fans for help in naming said sequel. The winner: " Sharknado 2: The Second One." Every generation gets the sequel it deserves. Something tells me the star Ian Zeiring (pictured above) vehicle will fall just a little short of the record for highest grossing movie sequel, held by "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" at more than $1.34 billion (£863+ million).Breaking news alert: weddings are expensive. A CNN study broke down the nitty gritty costs of every couple's big day, cullilng statistics from a number of different wedding reports. The average cost of a wedding in the U.S. in 2012? That would be $28,427 (£18,319). Pricey, but at least rest assured it's still a bargain compared to the most expensive wedding ever recorded: when Vanisha Mittal, daughter of billionaire Lakshmi Mittal, married investment banker Amit Bhatia in 2004, the ceremony lasted six days in Versailles at the cost of a mere $55 million (then over £28 million).We know it's still summer and hot beverages are probably the last thing on your mind. But, when winter arrives, take solace in the fact that a hot cocoa may be doing yourself a favor. A recent Harvard Medical School-led study found that drinking two cups of hot cocoa a day can help stave off mental decline. Those scientists would've gone crazy if they came across the largest cup of hot cocoa, at 3,331.16 litres (732.753 gallons, 880 US gal) made by The Festival of Chocolate and the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, Florida, USA, earlier this year.Lastly, going up? If you plan on living in the Intempo building in Benidorm, Spain, then you better be in great shape. The 47-story skyscraper is missing one key feature in its plans: elevators, which the architects failed to account for. We bet the residents there are super jealous of those who get to use Taipei 101 in Taiwan. That building boasts the fastest elevators in the world, at top speeds of 37.6 mph (60.6 km/h) and able to go from ground floor to 89th in just 40 seconds.
2877WYMLW: Rollerblades, Hulahoops & A Quick Lie Down…Well, here we are again. Where have you been? Checking out all the awesome Guinness World Records videos on YouTube? Of course you were. Seeing as there are so many though, here are a few of my recent favorites…Bing is back with some more Slo-mo Test Lab action. This time, a gent named Preacher who loves a bit of fire breathing joins him. Surely fire + slo-mo = unstoppable epicness? Yes. Yes it does…Oh, and don’t try this at home, kids. Preacher is a trained pyrofessional. See what I did there? Pro… Pyro… Pyrofess. JUST DON’T DO IT, ok?videoNow, there are two types of people in this world. Those that can hula-hoop, and those that cannot. I myself fall into the latter category, but I feel like it hasn’t held me back in life.This guy, however, has gone next-level crazy with it. Well done, big hula-hoop man. You’re going places.videoEveryone’s favorite cheeky chappy Oli is back and this time he’s hanging out with inline skater legend Luc Bourdin.Luc once famously threw himself off a ramp into a swimming pool, earning him the Guinness World Records title of ‘Highest Somersault Inline Skate Jump Into Water’…Oh, and Oli has a go too. Not his finest moment…videoI don’t blame you if need a lie down after all that. Well, our last video is just perfect for taking the weight off your feet…Let’s head to china, where a whole bunch of people are attempting a run of Largest Human Mattress Dominos.You’ll like this video for one of two reasons. Either the whimsical way in which the giant mattress/human hybrids topple exactly the same as their plastic counterparts… Or the fact that every single person involved gets a rather uncomfortable looking face full of springs…You decide!videoYou went with ‘face full of springs’, didn’t you. I’m so disappointed in you.
2878Video: World records tumble on Good Morning AmericaFive world records attempts took place earlier this week on Good Morning America as part of the top US TV show's World Record Party feature. Read on to find which ones were broken!The three-day feature kicked off on Monday with a trio of record attempts by performers from Cirque du Soleil.First up was Rokardy Rodriquez from the show Viva Elvis, who attempted to shatter his own record for the Fastest 50m Hand Walking on Stilts, Despite a valiant effort, Rocky was unable to match his previous benchmark of 1 minute and 30 seconds. Next up was Yossef El Toufali, who tried his head at Most Head Spins in One Minute. Despite managing an impressive 122 spins in sixty seconds, he couldn't match Aichi Ono of Japan's benchmark of 135 set in 2010. The show ended on a high however, when Igor Zaripov of Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson: the Immoral World Tour more than beat the minimum time of two minutes to set a new record for the Longest Duration Suspended in Air by Teeth.The record adds to Igor's collection having set a new benchmark for the fastest time to pull a car over 30m by mouth last month. videoTuesday's show played host to another successful world record attempt when Matthew Freese bagged the title for longest indoor free-fall. Matthew "fell" for 3:01:46 at iFLY Hollywood in California, USA. The previous record was 2:06:48, held by Kjeld Hendriks.Indoor free-falling is accomplished in a vertical wind tunnel, which shoots up a vertical column of air. The air keeps the participant suspended in a simulation of skydiving. videoWednesday saw the final record breaking attempt on Good Morning America with Lucky Magazine and Ulta Beauty aiming for the most makeovers in 24 hours by a team of five title. As this was a new category, a minimum target was set of 350 makeovers in order to break the record. Showing lightning speed the team succeededin incredible fashion, managing an impressive 378 cosmetic makeovers over the course of the day.Each makeover consisted of 9 steps: concealer, foundation, blush or bronzer, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, lipgloss or lipstick, lipliner, and pressed or loose
2879China’s Liu Yang joins the ranks of record-breaking female astronautsLiu Yang, a 33-year-old air force pilot, has become China's first female taikonaut (astronaut). Liu made the record books as part of a crew of three on board the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft which launched on Saturday. The Chinese spacecraft has since docked with an orbiting module where the trio will live and work for several days as part of preparations for crewing a permanent space station. A native of Henan province, the mother of one joined the People's Liberation Army Air Force in 1997 and qualified as a pilot before becoming the deputy head of a flight unit, holding the PLAAF rank of major. Liu underwent two years of astronaut training and was one of two female candidates who had been chosen to prepare for the mission. She now joins a notable list of record-breaking female space explorers. The first woman to orbit the Earth was Junior Lt Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (b. 6 Mar 1937, USSR), who was launched in Vostok 6 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on 16 Jun 1963. Vostok 6 landed at 8:20a.m. on 19 June, after a flight of 2days 22hr 50min and 48 orbits (1,971,000km 1,225,000miles). As well as holding the record for being the first female in space, having not been in the military, Valentina is also considered to be the first civilian in space. American teacher school teacher Barbara Morgan made history in 2007 when she became the oldest female astronaut at the age of 55 after joining the crew of space shuttle mission STS-118 to the International Space Station (ISS), flown by the orbiter Endeavour. The record for longest spaceflight by a woman is currently held by American astronaut and United States Navy officer Sunita Williams, who spent 195 days in space during the Expedition 15 mission on the International Space Station in 2007. Anousheh Ansari from Iran became the first female space tourist on 18 September 2006 when the Soyuz TMA-9 capsule blasted off for a 10-day visit to the International Space Station. Businesswoman Ansari has had a lifelong fascination with space and is thought to have paid $20 million (£10.5 million) for the experience.
2880Charlie Simpson plays world’s coldest concert with -30˚C Siberia gigUK singer Charlie Simpson last week braved challenging temperatures of -30 to earn a place in the record books, after playing a concert in one of the coldest populated places on Earth.The former Busted frontman entertained a small crowd of curious locals gathered in snowy Oymyakon, Siberia to set a new world record for coldest concert.In order to set the world record, Charlie had to play his set for a full 15 minutes, whilst only taking up to 30 second breaks between songs.Renowned for being the coldest, permanently inhabited place on the planet, conditions in Oymyakon are so extreme that few visitors are able to bear more than five minutes out in the elements, making Charlie's achievement all the more impressive.The 27-year-old star travelled for four days alongside his three-strong support team to reach the remote village known as the 'pole of cold', taking in the infamous Kolyma Highway, or 'Road of Bones,' one of the most treacherous roads in the world. Nights were spent in the company of local villagers, who had kindly offered the team space to sleep in their homes.Charlie said, "This has been a trip of a lifetime and a gig unlike anything I thought I'd ever experience in my career. The town has no TV or radio, so they've had little to no contact with rock music before. This was definitely a world first in many respects!"It was unbearably cold and playing guitar with gloves on wasn't an option. We had to pack hand warmers into my sleeves before the performance to keep my blood warm and stop my fingers from getting frostbite. It was hard for the whole team but the experience has definitely brought us all closer together and we're all firm friends now."The trip was tough, but it feels amazing to have set a world record."Levison Wood, expedition leader and director of expeditionary company, Secret Compass, said, "There are all manner of things that can go wrong when travelling in conditions as freezing and remote as this, so hats off to Charlie for completing the record. We tried to prepare the team as much as possible with a few training sessions inside a giant freezer in the UK, but you can never recreate the real danger we faced whilst out in Siberia."video

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