Here’s a list of the most unique world
records recoganised 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.
In Hungary burning person was dragged by a galloping horse for 0.29 miles (0.47 km).
Tommy Pastemante from the USA sets the fastest Speed on a Modified Lawnmower (61 mph).
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
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
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 Carolina.
Sam Wakeling holds the current Guinness World Record for unicycle distance in 24 hours: 281.85 miles (453.6km)
A man from Switzerland with 10,000 ‘Do Not Disturb’ hotel room door signs.
Coke & Mentos Guiness world record With 1,911 explosions in Riga, Latvia.
35,310 Lego Star Wars Clone Troopers in the UK.
A Maine man and his collection of 1,094 clocks.
largest chalk pavement art measured 90,000 square feet, and was created
by 5,678 children from schools in Alameda, California, USA, for the
Kids' Chalk Art Project between May 27 - June 7, 2008.
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
Örebro, Sweden, on 13 September 2008.
The fastest ride on a skateboard - Douglas da Silva from Brazil with amazing 70.2 mph (113 km/h).
PAV1 Badger was acknowledged as the "World's Smallest Tank" in the "2010 Guinness Book of World Records."
Smurfs gathered in the high street in the town of Castleblayney in
County Monaghan, Ireland on July 18, 2008. (Guinness World Records)
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, Illinois, USA.
Victor (India) has hair sprouting from the centre of his outer ears
(middle of the pinna) that measures 18.1 cm (7.12 in) at its longest
#5 First monster truck solely designed to use 10' tall tires - 1986
Guinness Book of Records - World's biggest pickup truck - 2002
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.
Waul had created the humongous ball in his driveway using 300,000 bands
of different colours and sizes. (Guinness World Records)
largest known land gastropod is the African giant snail achatina
achatina, the largest recorded specimen of which measured 39.3cm
(15.5in) from snout to tail when fully extended, with a shell length of
27.3cm (10.75in) and weighed exactly 900g (2lb)
The fastest time to run 100m on all fours is 18.58 seconds and was set by Kenichi Ito (Japan).
resident 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.
This man broke 80 eggs in one minute with his forehead.
Space Cowboy (real name: Chayne Hultgren), Lo Show Dei Record
performer, set a world record of the longest distance pulling 400 kg by
fishhooks in his eye sockets in Milan on April, 25, 2009
record for the heaviest vehicle pulled over a level 100ft (30.48m)
course weighed 57,243kg (126,200lb) and was set by the Rev Kevin Fast,
Turkish man squirts milk from eye 9.2 feet
The heaviest apple was found in Japan - 1,849 kg.
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.
Vittorio Innocente has set a new world record in underwater cycling,
pedalling his specially adapted bike to a depth of 66.5 metres (218.2
ft) in the sea near Genoa.
fastest 100m hurdles wearing swim fins is 19.278 seconds and was
acheived by Veronica Torr (New Zealand) on the set of New Zealand
Smashes Guinness World Records at the Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
Photograph: John Wright/Guinness World Records
descended on Guildhall Square in Derry City, Northern Ireland, on
September 9, 2007, to help break the world record for the Largest
gathering of Santa Clauses. A total of 12,965 people dressed up as
Santa or Santa’s helper to smash the previous record of 3,921, which
was set during the Santa Dash event in Liverpool City Centre
largest commercially available hamburger is 74.75 kg (164.8 lbs) and is
available for US$399 (£271.55) on the menu at Mallie's Sports Grill
& Bar in Southgate, Michigan, USA, as of 29 August 2008.
Howard (Mike Howard) from Britain walked the beam between two balloons
at an altitude of 6522 m. near the city Yovil, County Somersetshir, UK,
September 1, 2004
Goodman (USA) can pop her eyeballs to a protrusion of 12 mm (0.47 in)
beyond her eye sockets. Her eyes were measured in Istanbul, Turkey, on
November 2, 2007.
The largest pie fight
The most tattooed senior citizen is Isobel Varley, from the UK, who covered 93% of her body with tattoos.
largest pocket knife was designed by Telmo Cadavez and hand made by
Virgilio, Raul and Manuel Pires of Portugal. The knife is 3.9m long
when open and weighs 122kg.
World’s record for t-shirts worn at the same time. 227 by Jef Van Dijck of Belgium.
The world's fastest wheelie. York, UK. July 11, 2006. 108 mph (173,81 km/h)
world's heaviest lemon weighed 5.265 kg (11 lb 9.7 oz) on January 8,
2003 and was grown by Aharon Shemoel (Israel) on his farm in Kefar
On July 7, 2006 the smallest of the living horses was Tambelina from St. Louis, Missouri, miniature mare, whose growth was 44.5
a whim back in 1979, Lee Redmond decided to stop filing her nails. She
intended to cut them off once they started twisting, but her plans
changed. In 2002 she entered the Guinness World Records book for the
world's longest fingernails on a female pair of hands. On february
11th, 2009 Lee Redmond shocked the world with the loss of her
fingernails in a car crash. But on September 2, 2009 Guinness World
Records reported some great news about mrs. Redmond (who is doing fine
and found 'there is more to life than nails'!!), for they announced to
honour Lee Redmond's 'fingernail life-work' in the 2010 'The Book of
the Decade' - featured with a striking photograph of Lee pictured
alongside fellow American Melvin Booth, the male owner of the longest
finger nails (9.05-m-long/29ft 8in), which was taken just a few months
prior to her accident.
Wimm Hoff from Netherlands spent 1 hour 42 minutes and 22 seconds covered in snow.
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.
The longest distance on a bicycle in 24 hours without the legs touching the ground - 553.15 miles (890.2 km)
"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.
tallest dog living is Gibson, a harlequin Great Dane, who measured 107
cm (42.2 in) tall on August 31, 2004 and is owned by Sandy Hall of
Grass Valley, California, USA.
Germany, Anita Schwarz set a new record for carrying the most steins of
lager over 40m. She staggered across the finishing line holding 19
heaviest Jicama weighed 21 kg (46 lb 4.8 oz) and was grown by Leo
Sutisna (Indonesia) in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, and weighed on 25
Wirz from Germany became the oldest person to bungee jump in August
2008. He was a ripe 83 years old when he was dropped in Duisburg,
Germany, on the 9th of August 2008.
steel-made snake boat entered the Guinness Book of World Records here
for recently carrying 141 persons and being the longest ever made boat
of its kind.