Guinness World Records V

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 fifth batch of  my collection of some of the most interesting  Guinness World Records set at the end of 2009 and during 2010.

A record 35,681 spectators witnessed a match between Serena Williams (USA) and Kim Clijsters (Belgium) at King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, Belgium, on 8 July 2010. This broke the previous record of 30,472 people who witnessed Billie Jean King defeat Robert Larimore Riggs (both USA) in the “Battle of the Sexes” in Houston, Texas, USA on 20 September 1973.

The most ballet dancers on pointe is 230, organised by Ellen and Gene Schiavone (both USA) in Central Park, New York, New York, USA, on 2 August 2010.

The longest vertical distance covered while freefalling in 24 hours is 102 km (63.38 mi) and was achieved by the Nagual Freefly Team composed by Daniele Fraternali, Cristian Giorgi and Alessandro Mitrugno (all Italy), in Fano, Italy, on 28 June 2009.

The longest dreadlocks for a male are 1.91 metres (6 ft 3 in) long and belong to Sudesh Muthu (Canada). They were measured at the Guinness World Record Office in London, UK on 6 August 2010. Sudesh, a follower of the Rastafari movement, has grown his dreads for 23 years.

The most consecutive football (soccer) penalty kicks is 364 and was set by employees of Aon Singapore to commemorate the unveiling of the new Manchester United 2010/11 home shirt, in Singapore, on 15 July 2010. 136 goals were scored in the record attempt.

Travis Frohlich (USA) completed 115 stoppies on a BMX during X Games 16 in Los Angeles, California at the GWR Live! BMX Park.

Gray Mesa (USA) on his way to setting the Guinness World Record for most ollie 180s in 60 seconds at X Games 16, he completed 17 on July 30, 2010

Gage Boyle (USA) receiving his certificate from skateboard legend Bob Burnquist at GWR Live! during X Games 16 for completing the most switch ollies in 30 seconds (26) on August 1st, 2010.

Six year old Annika Vrklan (USA) got her name into the Guinness World Records book when she completed 31 backside grinds in one minute at GWR Live! during X Games 16 on August 1st 2010.

Guadalupe Alvarez (USA) receiving his certificate for completing the most wheelies in one minute (167) at the GWR Live! BMX Park on August 1st, 2010 during X Games 16.

The most water skiers towed behind a single boat is 114 by the Horsehead Water Ski Club (Australia) in Strahan, Tasmania, Australia, on 28 March 2010.

The fastest production car is the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, which achieved a two-way timed speed of 431.072 km/h (267.86 mph) at the Volkswagen proving grounds in Ehra-Lessien near Wolfsburg, Germany, on 26 June 2010.

The most consecutive matches played without missing an inning in Nippon Professional Baseball (Japan) is 1,492 by Tomoaki Kanemoto (Japan) with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp and Hanshin Tigers from 21 July 1999 to 17 April 2010.

The largest beach towel measured 87.14 m in length and 25,20 m in width and was manufactured by Fateka S.L. on behalf of Compañía Cervecera de Canarias (Tropical brand). The towel was displayed at Playa de las Canteras in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain, on 5 June 2010.

John Isner (USA) defeated Nicolas Mahut (France) in the Longest professional tennis match in their first-round encounter at Wimbledon 2010, a match that broke 12 records and lasted 11 hr 5 min.

The largest underwater wedding was achieved by 261 divers at the marriage ceremony between Francesca Colombi and Giampiero Giannoccaro (both Italy) during an event organised by MARES S.p.A. (Italy) at the Morcone beach, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Italy on 12 June 2010.

The largest game of dodgeball is 712 participants, organised by Samsung Mobile at The 69th Regiment Armory in New York, New York, USA, on 12 May 2010.

Fred Grzybowski (USA) breaks his own record for most consecutive backflips on a pogo stick, with 9 pogo backflips, on ABC's "Live! with Regis and Kelly" on 13th September 2010.

The shortest living man is Edward Niño Hernandez (Colombia, b. 10 May 1986), who measures 70.21 cm (2 ft 3.46 in) tall.





Shortest Man In The World

Guinness World Records today received word of a new contender for the title of Smallest Living Man. Junrey Balawing, 17, from the Philippines claims to be 56 cm (1 ft 10 in) tall – almost 11 cm (4.3 in) shorter than the current world record holder. However, Guinness World Records guidelines for this title stipulate that candidates must be at least 18 years old and be officially measured three times a day, both standing up and lying flat.

The current Shortest Man in the world is Khagendra Thapa Magar (Nepal, b.14 October 1992), who measures 67.08 cm (2 ft 2.41 ft) tall, as verified at Fewa City Hospital in Pokhara, Nepal, on 14 October 2010. A Guinness World Records Adjudicator flew out to Nepal to measure Khagendra on the eve of his 18th birthday and certified the record.

Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief of Guinness World Records, said: ‘We’re intrigued by such a remarkable claim – if it’s true, it would make Junrey not just the Shortest Living Man but the Shortest Man who ever lived, beating Gul Mohammed of India (1957–97) at 57 cm, 22.5 in. Of course, he’s still not 18 years old, and it’s unclear how – and how many times – he was measured. Until we assess him in person, Khagendra remains officially the Shortest Man.”

Shortest Man in the World


Guinness World Records IV

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!



Guinness World Records III

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 third 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 Christmas star ornament is 31.59 m (103 ft 8 in) long and weighs 4,200 kg (9,259 lb) and was recognized in Cochin, Kerala, India on Dec 31, 2009.

The largest umbrella mosaic consisted of 1,026 people holding umbrellas in an event organized by Mlekara (Serbia) in Subotica, Serbia on Oct 9th 2009.

The largest seashell mosaic measured 1,873 sq ft and was achieved by the Dubai Police at their headquarters in the United Arab Emirates on Jan 17th 2010.

The Village People lead 40,148 dancing “YMCA” fans into the Guinness World Records book at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.

Largest Basketball Attendance Ever: The new record of 108,713 was announced during the NBA All-Star Game at Cowboys Stadium in Texas on Feb 14th 2010.

The Tallest Dog Ever is Giant George, a Great Dane, who measured 1.092 m (43 in) tall on Feb 15th, 2010 and is owned by David Nasser of Tucson, Arizona, USA.

The largest tunic measures 33.90 m (111 ft 2 in) long and 18.50 m (60 ft 8 in) wide and was unveiled at the Red Sea Mall in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Feb 16, 2010.

The highest altitude wind generator (recognized on Feb 19th 2010) is located in San Juan in the Andes mountain range, Argentina at 4,110 m (13,484 ft) above sea level.

The longest pickup truck ramp jump completed by Johnny Greaves measured 91 m 74 cm (301 ft) at the La Posta Truck Trail in Campo, California, USA on Dec 18, 2009.

The most children reading with an adult in a single location is 3,234 at the London Muslim Center in London, UK on March 4, 2010.

The most people static cycling is 1,052 and was organised by Life Time Fitness in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on March 7, 2010.

The largest playing card structure consisted of 218,792 cards, measured 34 ft 1 in long and 9 ft 5 in tall and was created by Bryan Berg (USA) at the Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel in China on Mar 10, 2010.

The largest rabbit made of chocolate weighed 2,800 kg (6172 lb 15 oz) and was made by Supermercados Imperatriz Ltda and Nestle Food Services (both Brazil) in Sao Jose, Santa Catarina, Brazil, on 30 March 2009. The chocolate rabbit sculpture was made of Nestle milk chocolate. It was 3.4 m high and 2.2 m in diameter.

The most meatballs eaten in one minute is 29 and was achieved by Takeru Kobayashi (Japan) for Bikkuri Chojin 100 Special #3 (Fuji TV) in New York, New York, USA, on 8 March 2010. Kobayashi performed the feat at Fulton Street Landing in Brooklyn, New York, and consumed IKEA meatballs.

The record for most cans crushed with a vehicle in three minutes is 61106 cans and was achieved by Burn Energy Drink (UAE), at the Jumeirah Beach Residence, in Dubai, UAE, on 6 March 2010. A 20,000 lbs Monster Truck was used to crush 82800 cans of burn energy drink. Only 61106 cans were crushed after three minutes.


Guinness World Records II

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 second batch of  my collection of amazing pictures of the Guiness World Record Holders in 2009 by countries.


ALBANIA - The largest paint brush mosaic. The largest paintbrush mosaic measured 10m by 2.6m and was achieved by Saimir Strati on 11 November 2009 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day.

BELGIUM - The largest cardboard mosaic. The largest cardboard mosaic measured 108 m² ( 1097.91 ft²) and was achieved by pupils and teachers of the Go! Onderwijs van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap (Brussels) at Warandepark', Brussels, Belgium, on 12 November 2009.

USA - Largest cheerleading dance. The Largest Cheerleading Dance had 297 participants and was achieved by the Universal Cheerleaders Association in Memphis, Tennessee on 7 November 2009.

AUSTRALIA - The largest human wheelbarrow race. The largest human wheelbarrow race was achieved by 1,554 participants (777 pairs) in an event organised for Guinness World Records Day, in Armidale, NSW, Australia, on November 6, 2009.

FINLAND - Fastest 40m human wheelbarrow race. The record for the fastest 40m human wheelbarrow race is 17 seconds achieved by Adrian Rodrigues Buenrostro (Mexico) and Sergiy Vetrogonov (Ukraine) in Helsinki , Finland for Guinness World Records Day in November 2009.

GERMANY - The longest distance water sliding in 24 hours (team). The furthest distanced covered in 24 hours on a waterslide by a team is 1,357.22 km achieved by Daniel Gildner, Falco Tegtmeier, Kai Falk, Manuel Wasserzier, Marius Toborek, Rudolf Hofmann, Marc Fugger, Andrej Sonnenberg, Stefan Kleinöder, Thomas Renner, (all Germany). The attempt took place on the 356.32 m water slide Magic-Eye at Galaxy Erding, in Erding, Germany, on 11 and 12 November 2009.

GERMANY - Highest wall climb on darts. Maiko Kiesewetter from Hamburg achieved the record for the highest wall climb on darts with 5 meters. The attempt took place in Hamburg, Germany at Zeisehallen on 11 November 2009 as part of Guinness World Records Day 2009.

GERMANY - Most concrete blocks broken while holding a raw egg. The record for the most concrete blocks broken in a single stack with the elbow whilst holding a raw egg in the hand of the arm is eleven. This achievment was done by Joe Alexander from Hamburg, Germany, at Zeisehallen in Hamburg, Germany on 11. November 2009 as part of Guinness World Records Day 2009.

ITALY - Longest platform-to-platform bicycle jump. The longest platform-to-platform bicycle jump was 4m 02 achieved by Vittorio Brumotti (Italy) in Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy for Guinness World Records Day in November 2009.

LEBANON - Largest collection of model cars. The largest collection of model cars was achieved by Mr. Nabil Karam (Lebanon) in Zouk, Beirut, Lebanon on Guinness World Records Day 2009. Mr Karam instructed the witnesses to stop counting at 22,222.

LEBANON - Tallest matchstick model. The tallest matchstick model was achieved by Mr. Toufic Daher (Lebanon) at City Mall, Beirut, Lebanon on 11 November 2009. The model measured 6m 53cm and used approximately 6 million matches (150 boxes, each with 40,000 matches)

NEW ZEALAND - Furthest distance to blow a coin. The furthest distance to blow a coin is 37.6cm set by Alistair Galpin in Auckland on the 12 November

NORTHERN IRELAND - Largest sports lesson. The record for the largest sports lesson is 884 participants held by Ballyclare High School, Northern Ireland, on 12 November 2009 Guinness World Records Day.

NORTHERN IRELAND - Largest gathering of people dressed as storybook characters. Belfast’s Carr’s Glen Primary School dressed up 300 children as their favourite storybook characters to achieve a new Guinness World Record on 12 November 2009.

NORWAY - Largest gingerbread man. The largest gingerbread man weighed 651 kg (1,435 lb 3 oz) and was made by IKEA Furuset (Norway) in Oslo, Norway, on 9 November 2009 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2009.

TURKEY - Most concrete blocks broken in 30 seconds. The most concrete blocks broken in 30s is 655 and was achieved by Ali Bahecepete on 11th November in celebration of Guinness World Records Day.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Furthest distance to pull a bus with the hair. British ironman Manjit Singh managed to set an ‘impossible’ record in central London by pulling a 8.5 ton double-decker bus by his hair for 21.2m.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Most people hugging for a minute. 112 commuters at St. Pancras International stopped and hugged for one minute in the early morning of Guinness World Records Day.

USA - Largest cup of hot chocolate. The Largest Cup of Hot Chocolate consisted of 4 gallons of chocolate drink (cup measured 14 inches wide and 11 inches tall) and was achieved at Serendipity 3 in New York, New York on 9 November 2009.





Guinness World Records I

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 first batch of  my collection of amazing pictures of the Guiness World Record Holders.

Kareena Oates was able to hula 100 hoops at one time on the set of Guinness World Records, at Seven Network Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on 4 June 2005.

Georges Christen (Luxembourg) tore from spine to outer edge a total of 28 French telephone directories, each containing 1,032 pages in two minutes on the set of L'Été de tous les records, Le Touquet, France, on 21 July 2003.

Tom Leppard (UK) is one of the most tattooed person in the world with 99.9% of his body covered. He lives on the Isle of Skye and opted for a leopard skin design, with all the skin between the dark spots tattooed saffron yellow.

Gary Rothwell of Liverpool, England, was dragged behind a motorcycle at a speed of 251.54 km./h (156.3 m.p.h.) on 2 mm (0.07 in.) titanium-soled boots at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Leicester, England on April 18, 1999.


Leonardo D'Andrea (Italy) smashed 22 watermelons with his head in one minute on the set of Guinness World Records: 50 Years, 50 Records, at London Studios, London, UK, on 11 September 2004.

Xi Shun (China, b. 1951) visits France and the set of La Nuit Des Records in France 2006. He measured 2.361 m (7 ft 8.95 in) as a result of six measurements taken on 15 January 2005 at Chifeng City Hospital, Inner Mongolia, China.

Joachim Hindren climbed a vertical wall onto a platform 3.01 m (9.87 ft) high with his trial motorbike at the studios of Guinness World Records, Helsinki, Finland on 20 October 2001.