Guinness World Records™ has become a household name and the global leader in world records. No other enterprise collects, confirms, accredits and presents world record data with the same investment in comprehensiveness and authenticity.
Here are the fourth batch of my collection of some of the most interesting exciting Guinness World Records set at the end of 2009 and during 2010.
The largest bamboo dance was performed by 10,736 people dancing at the unison at the Aizawl Rifles Ground and along the streets of Aizawl (India) during an event organised by the goverment of Mizoram in occasion of the celebration for the annual Chapchar Kut festival, in Aizawl, Mizoram, India, on 12 March 2010.
The fastest speed for a car driven blindfolded was 292.89 km/h (182.03 mp/h) achieved by Metin Sentürk, The president of World Handicapped Foundation in a Ferrari F430 in Urfa, Turkey, on March 31, 2010.
The most people being massaged at the same time is 263 in an event organised by Tourism Victoria, (Australia) at Lavandula Lavender Farm in the Daylesford region of Victoria, Australia, on 30 March 2010.
The largest simultaneous hula hooping event took place at 17 locations across the UK and Ireland and had 1,386 participants organised by United Biscuits (UK) Ltd for Sport Relief in the UK and Ireland, on 21 March 2010.
The new Tallest Living American Man is Igor Vovkovinskiy (USA) measuring 7 ft 8.33 in (2.34 m). His record-breaking height was confirmed on NBC's 'The Dr. Oz Show' in New York, USA on May 18th 2010.
CBS television series 'The Bold and The Beautiful' was recognized on May 18th 2010 in Los Angeles, California, USA for being the TV daytime soap with the largest audience ever, with a worldwide viewership of 24.5 million across five different continents.
The largest muffin weighed 88.7 kg (195.55 lb), measuring 79 cm (2 ft 7 in) in diameter and 45.5 cm (1 ft 6 in) in height, was baked by master baker Gerhard Hinz (Germany) at the Schanzenbackerei bakery in Hamburg, Germany, on 27 February 2010.
The largest number of chrysanthemum flowers on a single stem is 1,315 grown between July 20, 2008 and October 16, 2009 by Jeon Jeong-su and 300 assistants from the Agricultural Technology Center of Masan City, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.
The most golf balls held in one hand for 10 seconds is 24 by Guillaume Doyon (Canada) at Collège Saint-Alexandre in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, on 30 November 2009.
The largest sculpture made from recycled materials measured 10.40 m (34 ft 1 in) in length, 7.80 m (25 ft 7 in) in width and 6.10 m (20 ft) in height, consisted of 3,283 helmets made from recycled plastic and was created by Rafael Melida in association with Huelva University in Spain on April 28, 2010.
The largest pinata measured 18.39 m (60 ft 4 in) long, 7.28 m (23 ft 10.5 in) wide, 18.85 m (61 ft 10.25 in) high and was achieved by Carnival Cruise Lines (USA) and displayed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
BBC Radio 1Xtra DJs Rampage (Treble T and Mike Anthony) celebrate the station breaking the record for the most DJs to consecutively mix one record on 5 June 2010.
The largest shirt mosaic was made using 2,070 polo shirts and was achieved by apparel company Onward Kashiyama/Bluebretzel at the Marunouchi Building in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan, on 14 May 2010. The company created the mosaic with 24 different colored specially dyed polo shirts which had a total surface of 100.68m² (1083 ft² 102 in²).
The longest painting measured 6,001.5 m (19.689 ft 11 in) and was achieved by 3,000 students from local schools (all Mexico) at an event organised by Comisión Estatal de Garantía de Acceso a la Información Pública del Estado de San Luis Potosí at Parque Tangamanga in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, on 28 May 2010.
The largest audience for a game of ice hockey was 77,803 people who watched the opening match of the 2010 IIHF World Championship Germany vs. USA at the Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on 7 May 2010. Germany won the match 2-1.
Is this the luckiest soccer fan ever? 29-year-old Thulani Ngcobo from South Africa will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for 'Most Matches Attended at a FIFA World Cup by an Individual' when the tournament starts on June 11th 2010. To break the record Thulani will try to attend all 38 games in nine host cities covering a total of 17,000 km (10,563 miles)...Good luck Thulani!