a list of the most unique world records recognized internationally,
both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. Until
2000, the Guinness World Records was known as the Guinness Book of
Records and it is the best-selling copyrighted series of all-time. The
interesting fact is that it is one of the most stolen books from public
libraries in the United States.
1. Tommy Pastemante from the USA sets the fastest Speed on a Modified Lawnmower (61 mph).
2. Thousands of Michael
Jackson's Mexican fans have won the world record for most people to
dance to the song 'Thriller' simultaneously in one place. Jamie Panas of
Guinness World Records says that 13,597 people performed the dance
routine on Aug. 29, which would have been Jackson's 51st birthday.
The world's tallest
man, Sultan Kosen from Turkey, poses for photographers next to school
children at an event in London to promote the Guinness World Records
2010 book. Kosen, who is 2m 46.5cm (8ft 1in) tall, also claims the
record for the largest hands and largest feet.
Scott Murphy recently
set a Guinness World Record for The Tightest Circumference to Roll a 12
Inch Aluminum Frying Pan by Hand in 30 Seconds - 6.87 inches. Scott
Murphy accomplished this on July 30th, 2007 in Myrtle Beach, South
Sam Wakeling holds the current Guinness World Record for unicycle distance in 24 hours: 281.85 miles (453.6km).
35,310 Lego Star Wars Clone Troopers in the UK.
A Maine man and his collection of 1,094 clocks.
The longest skis are
534 m (1,751 ft 11 in) long and were worn by 1,043 skiers in an event
organized by Danske Bank on Drottninggatan in Ã–rebro, Sweden, on 13
The fastest ride on a skateboard - Douglas da Silva from Brazil with amazing 70.2 mph (113 km/h).
The longest ears on a
dog measured 34.9 cm (13.75 in) and 34.2 cm (13.5 in) for the right and
left ears, respectively, on September 29, 2004. They belong to Tigger, a
bloodhound, who is owned by Bryan and Christina Flessner of St Joseph,
(India) has hair sprouting from the center of his outer ears (middle of
the pinna) that measures 18.1 cm (7.12 in) at its longest point.
Garry Turner, of
Caistor, Lincolnshire, England, stretched the skin of his stomach to a
distended length of 15.8 cm (6.25 in) on the set of Guinness World
Records: Primetime in Los Angeles, California, USA, on October 29, 1999.
Sarwan Singh achieved a feat, which every Sikh is going to be proud of.
He set a new Guinness Book of World Record by having the longest beard.
Singh's beard was measured at 2.36 meters or 7.7 3/4 ft, at a jam
packed, Akal Academy in Surrey BC, on November 11, 2008.
Turkish man squirts milk from eye 9.2 feet.
The heaviest apple was found in Japan - 1.849 kg.
The shortest known
mobile living adult is He Pingping, who was measured by a team of
doctors in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China, and found to be 74.61cm (2ft
5.37in) 36-year-old Svetlana Pankratova from Russia has the longest legs
in the world. Although not the tallest woman in the world, Pankratova
is 6.43 feet tall and her legs measure 4.33 feet.
Innocente has set a new world record in underwater cycling, pedaling his
specially adapted bike to a depth of 66.5 meters (218.2 ft) in the sea
The fastest 100m
hurdles wearing swim fins is 19.278 seconds and was achieved by Veronica
Torr (New Zealand) on the set of New Zealand Smashes Guinness World
Records at the Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
commercially available hamburger is 74.75 kg (164.8 lbs) and is
available for US$399 (Â£271.55) on the menu at Mallie's Sports Grill
& Bar in Southgate, Michigan, USA, as of 29 August 2008.
The most tattooed senior citizen is Isobel Varley, from the UK, who covered 93% of her body with tattoos.
The oldest table
tennis player is Dorothy de Low (Australia, b. 5 October 1910) who was
97 yr 232 days when she represented Australia at the XIV World Veterans
Table Tennis Championships, at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 25 May 2008.
Bonus record :
Victor "Larry" and
Gabriel "Danny" Ramos Gomez (both Mexico) are two of a family of 19 that
span five generations all suffering from the rare condition called
Congenital Generalized Hypertrichosis, characterized by excessive facial
and torso hair. The women are covered with a light to medium coat of
hair while the men of the family have thick hair on approximately 98% of
their body apart from their hands and feet.