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RECORD MAKERS & BREAKERS:-
* Golden retrievers ranked at No. 1 for having the loudest bark in the world at 113 decibels, according to Guinness World Records. The second-loudest bark recorded was from a German shepherd at 108 decibels, which is equally as loud as a power saw. In 2015, Charlie, a six-year-old golden retriever from Adelaide, Australia claimed the record for the loudest bark clocking 113.1 decibels to displace Daz, the German shepherd from London who registered a bark of 108 decibels in 2009.
* The World's Longest Straw Used to Drink a Coca-Cola: was set by Canada's Mel Sampson with a 248.75 feet / 75.82-meter straw. It took her one hour and eight minutes to get the Coca-Cola from one end of the straw to the other... and ... The longest straw chain measured 11,298 m (37,066 ft 10 in) using 58,469 drinking straws. The chain was made by Petru Pognaru, Marcu Cristi and 27 Students, all Romania, at Dacia Square, Buzau, Romania, on 10 July 2008 .
* World’s first and only blue-eyed koala in captivity, was born at Dreamworld Amusement Park on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
When he emerged from his mum’s pouch and took a first glimpse of the world in late 2007, he was dubbed “Frankie” for his extraordinary blue eyes.
*The Most Living Generations In One Family: 7 generations!! The great-great-great-great-grandparent of this family was Augusta Bung aged 109 years 97 days, followed by her daughter aged 89, her grand-daughter aged 70, her great-grand-daughter aged 52, her great-great grand-daughter aged 33 and her great-great-great grand-daughter aged 15 on the birth of her great-great-great-great grandson on 21 January 1989!!
*The World's Largest Bra: the bright pink bra measures 27 meters/88.5ft under the bust and 31 meters /101.7ft around the bust. Technically, it's a size 1222B, but if reduced to human proportions, it would be a size 34B . The bra took four weeks to stitch up and is made from about four football fields worth of lightweight spinnaker nylon. The fabric weighs about 165 pounds/75 kg and with the metal fasteners it comes to 198 pounds/90 kg

*Largest collection of Hello Kitty memorabilia: Asako Kanda from Japan, has a house full of 4,519 different Hello Kitty items and largest collection of Barbie dolls belongs to Bettina Dorfmann of Germany, who has 15,000 different Barbie dolls, which she has been collecting since 1993.
*The largest Christmas light display: David Richards, from Canberra, Australia first won the title in 2011 with 331,038 lights. He was beaten by a family from New York who installed 346,283 - but Mr Richards vowed to regain the title
and he has now, 2013, broken the record with 502,165 flickering lights - much to the annoyance of his neighbours. But they raise 10s of thousands of pounds for charity and cost £1,400 a month to run.
*The largest drum set in the world is comprised of 340 pieces and is owned by Dr Mark Temperato (USA) and was counted in Lakeville, New York, USA. Dr Mark Temperato is a member of the band called Jesus the Soul Solution. He transports the drum set in a custom-built trailer.
* The largest gathering of zombies involved 8,027 participants and was achieved by Zombie Pub Crawl (USA) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, on October 13th 2012 (Oct 2013)
*The tallest mohican measures 113.5 cm / 44.68 inches and belongs to
Japanese Kazuhiro Watanabe. The length was verified at Bloc de l'art hair salon, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.
*World's largest LEGO model is of the X-Wing Fighter - the iconic Star Wars ship - built from 5,335,200 bricks. A team of 32 persons needed a full year from conception to completion. The construction itself took four months. After constructing the model in Kladno, Czech Republic, it was transported to New York in 32 pieces in May 2013. Including the steel infrastructure, the model weights 45,979 lb. It is 11 ft tall, 43 ft long and has a wingspan of 44 ft. (Aug 2013)
*The heaviest
car balanced on a head: On May 24th 1999, John Evans from England balanced a 352-lb Mini on his head for 33 seconds
*The massive "tomato tree" growing inside the Walt Disney World Resort's experimental greenhouses in Lake Buena Vista, Florida may be the largest single tomato plant in the world. The plant has been recognized as a Guinness World Record Holder, with a harvest of more than 32,000 tomatoes and a total weight of 522 kg / 1,150 lb. The 1000s of golf ball-sized tomatoes, are served at Walt Disney World restaurants. (June 2013)
*Largest afro (female): Aevin Dugas from the USA is the proud owner of a record-breaking afro. When measured in New Orleans, USA, on October 4th 2010, it had a circumference of
4ft 4in / 1.32m. She trims her afro two or three times a year, and uses up to five conditioners at once when she washes it.
*The Farthest Thrown by a Car Accident: is 118 feet when Matthew McKnight was struck by a car traveling 70 miles per hour on the night of October 26th 2001 and hurled him over the highway, the median, the other highway, and a wire fence before landing in a cornfield. The impact shattered his pelvis, tailbone, and left leg, and the landing broke his right shoulder and dislocated both. He spent 2 weeks in a body cast in intensive care, and 80 days in rehab. (April 2013)
*The world's tallest living donkey is Oklahoma Sam, a four-year-old American Mammoth Jackstock, who measured 15.3 hands (155.45 cm; 5 ft 1 in) tall on December 10th 2011, and is owned by Linda Davis of Watsonville, California, USA

*Largest display of Star Wars clone troopers built with interlocking plastic bricks: The world’s largest display of Lego Star Wars clone troopers was composed of 35,310 individual models and was built by Lego in Slough, England, on June 27th 2008.

*The loudest purr by a domestic cat is 67.7 dB and was achieved by Smokey, owned by Lucinda Ruth Adams at Spring Hill farm, Pitsford, Northampton, UK, on March
25th 2011. (Jan 2013)
*The world’s largest Christmas present was the Statue of Liberty
, it is 46.5 meters high and weights 225 tons!. The French gave it to the US in 1886
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*The largest drum set in the world is comprised of 340 pieces, is owned by Pastor and drummer Dr Mark Temperato and was counted in Lakeville, New York, USA. Dr Mark Temperato is a member of the band called Jesus the Soul Solution and he transports the drum set in a custom-built trailer .
(Nov 2012)
*A discovery announced on October 20th 2003 of The Sloan Great Wall (SGW), a cosmic structure formed by a giant wall of galaxies (a galactic filament), made this, to the present day, the largest known structure in the universe. The wall measures 1.38 billion light years (1.30×1025 m) in length, which is approximately 1/60 of the diameter of the observable universe, and is located approximately one billion light-years from Earth. The Sloan Great Wall, is 2.74 times longer than the CfA2 Great Wall of galaxies, which was discovered in 1989.

*The Guinness World Record for the loudest scream by an individual is a thundering 129 decibels, set in London in 2000 by Jill Drake, from Tenterden, Kent. Her scream is as loud as a pneumatic drill and only 10 decibels lower than a jumbo jet taking off. Mrs. Drake, 52, discovered her unusual talent by accident on a trip to London, where she entered a screaming competition in the Millennium Dome. (Sept 2012)
*Most People in a Bubble: On March 27th 2006, Sam Heath - known as "Sam Sam the Bubble Man" - set the Guinness World Record for most people inside a single bubble when he enclosed 19 boys and girls, all over 5 feet tall, inside a giant bubble at Chessington World of Adventures, London, UK. He used a 152 cm circular wooden platform for the children to stand on, surrounded by a 25cm gap to hold the bubble solution

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Paul Hunn from London, UK, registered his name into world records for loudest burp in the world. The burp recorded was 118.1 db which he achieved in 2008 (July2012)
*Cycling Backwards with Violin World Record: Christian Adam (neé Patzig) set up a new world record in a suisse motorway tunnel when he cycled backwards 60.45 km in 5h 09 mins while playing J.S. Bach on his violin.

*A World
Hanging Record
: In December 2011, 37-year-old Suthakaran Sivagnanathurai, a Sri Lankan refugee, tied his hair into a hang rig which he used to suspend himself from an elevated pole. He was suspended by his long, black locks for an astonishing 23 minutes and 24 seconds at Sherwood Uniting Church in Queensland, Australia, setting a new Guinness world record. (May 2012)
*The World's Highest Bunny Hop on a Bicycle:
Benito Ros of Spain achieved the highest bunny hop on a bicycle of 1.42 m / 4 ft 8 in at the 2009 "bike the rock" festival, Heubach, Germany, on May 17th 2009 (April 2012)
*Two Lifting World Records: The heaviest weight lifted by nipples is 31.9 kg / 70.5 lb and was achieved by Sage Werbock aka "The Great Nippulini" in Hulmeville, Pennsylvania, USA on Sept 26th 2009 and The greatest weight lifted with a human tongue is 12.5 kg /27 lb 8.96 oz by Thom as Blackthorne from the UK. who lifted the weight hooked through his tongue on the set of El Show Olímpico, in Mexico City, on August 1st 2008
(March 2012)
*The World's Longest Domestic Cat: the longest cat is a 5-year-old Maine Coon named Stewie, he measures 48.5 inches from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail bone. Stewie is owned by Robin Hendrickson and Erik Brandsness, from Reno, Nevada, in the U.S.A.
. Just for comparison, the average cat spans 18 inches!! (Feb 2012)
*The W
orld’s Strongest Beer: The product claimed to be the strongest beer made is The End of History, a 55% Belgian ale, made by BrewDog in 2010. The same company had previously made Sink The Bismarck!, a 41% abv IPA, and Tactical Nuclear Penguin, a 32% abv Imperial Stout. Each of these beers are made using the eisbock method of fractional freezing, in which a strong ale is partially frozen and the ice is repeatedly removed, until the desired strength is reached, a process that may class the product as spirits rather than beer. (Jan 2012)
*The Most Mousetraps released on the Tongue in a Minute: Canadian Joshuah Hoover aka Sweet Pepper Klopek holds this record when he released 40 mousetraps on his tongue in one minute on the set of Lo Show del Record, Milan Italy on April 14th 2011 (Dec 2011)
*The world's biggest onion: Peter Glazebrook, a 67-year-old retired chartered surveyor, took this record at the 2011 Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, UK. The monster onion tipped the scales at 17lbs 15 and a half ounces. Peter has broken ten world records in his 30 years of gardening. (Nov 2011)
*Most T-shirts Worn At Once: The record is 227 and was achieved by Jef Van Dijck in an attempt organized by Unizo in Brecht, Belgium, on April 24th 2008. (October 2011)
*Heaviest weight pulled with eye sockets: The heaviest weight pulled with the eye sockets is 411.65 kilograms/ 907 pounds and was achieved by The Space Cowboy, aka Chayne Hultgren of Australia, on the set of “Lo Show Dei Record” in Milan, Italy - April 25th 2009
(September 2011)
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World’s Greatest Miser: It is said Hetty Green is World’s Greatest Miser, she was a very rich woman, she was once the richest woman in the world. Hetty was mainly interested in business, and there are many tales about her stinginess. She never turned on the heat nor used hot water. She wore one old black dress and undergarments that she changed only after they had been worn out. She did not wash her hands and rode an old carriage. She ate mostly pies that cost fifteen cents. One tale claims that she spent a whole night looking for a lost stamp worth two cents. When Hettie’s son Ned broke his leg, he had to have it amputated because Hettie delayed treatment while insisting on finding free medical care! (August 2011)
*Longest hospital trolley stay: Tony Collins from the UK spent 77 hours and 30 minutes on a hospital trolley waiting for a bed at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Swindon, UK, between February 24 and 27, 2001. Tony, a diabetic, had contracted a virus and although he was taken in at 3 pm on the Saturday, it wasn't until 8.30 pm on the Tuesday that a bed became available for him (July 2011)
*World’s biggest playing cards house:
American architect Bryan Berg, has broke his own record by building the largest house of free-standing playing cards in May 2010. He successfully created a replica of the Venetian Macau from 218,792 cards. The breath-taking creation residing inside the Venetian itself took 44 days and 4,051 decks of cards to complete. (June 2011)
*The world's most beer steins carried over 40 meters: this was achieved by 19 year old Anita Schwarz in Mesenich, Germany, when she carried a stack of 16 full beer steins in both hands over a distance 131 feet, 3 inches on Nov. 9th 2008, in celebration of Guinness World Records Day
(May 2011)
* The world's most sweary No.1 hit: American R&B singer Eamon earned a listing on the Guinness World Records for "the most expletives in a No.1 song", with 33 in his 2004 hit "Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)". It reached No.1 in 8 countries ~ Britain, Australia, Italy, Denmark, New Zealand, Germany, Holland and Ireland, but only reached No. 16 in the Billboard Hot 100 (April 2011)
* The world's longest full body ice contact endurance:
the longest time spent in direct, full-body contact with ice is 1 hour 42 minutes and 22 seconds by Wim Hof of the Netherlands on Jan. 23rd 2009. (March 2011)
* The world’s most married person: the title goes to 68 year old Linda Wolfe, of Anderson, Ind., who has been married 23 times. (Feb 2011)
* The world's most fingers and toes: Devendra Harne, born January 9th 1995 in India; has 25 in total, 12 fingers and 13 toes. It is as a result of the condition Polydactylism. (Jan 2011)
* The world's fastest mouth: Fran Capo is the world's fastest talking female at 603.32 words in 54.2 seconds. That's 11 words a second! Fran actually broke this record twice, the first time on the 'Larry King Live Show' on March 5th, 1986 speaking 585 wpm and the second time at the Guinness Museum in Vegas
(Dec 2010)
* The world's most squirty man: The current record holder for the bizarre record for squirting milk out of the eye is Ilker Yilmaz of Turkey, with a squirt of 279.5 cm (Nov 2010)
* The world's most limber grey cells: Clever clogs Alexis Lemaire broke the world record to become the fastest human calculator in 2007 by finding the answer to the 13th root of a random 200 digit number in just 70.21 seconds using brain power alone (Oct 2010)
* The world's greatest gurner: The Egremont Crab Apple Fair, Cumbria, is the venue of the World Gurning Championships. The only gurner to have won the competition 11 times is Tommy Mattinson who famously gurned for the queen in 2008. She was not amused.
(September 2010)
* The world's biggest penis: New Yorker Jonah Cardeli Falcon has officially the world's largest willy measuring 9.5 ins (24.13 cms) flaccid, 13.5 ins (34.29 cms) erect. The average human penis is 6 ins (15 cms) long.
(August 2010)
* The world's most robust throat: in February 2010, Aussie circus performer, Space Cowboy, broke the world record for swallowing the most swords in one sitting by stuffing 18 blades, each 72cms in length, down his gullet
. (July2010)
*The longest distance travelled on a pogo stick: Ashrita Furman of Jamaica, New York, USA set a distance record of 37.18 km / 23.11 miles in 12hr 27min on June 22nd 1997 at Queensborough Community College Track, New York. (June 2010)
* The world's most expensive trainers: Ken Courtney, founder of the fashion company "Ju$t Another Rich Kid", created 5 pairs of high-top Nike Dunks dipped in 18 carat gold as part of a 2007 fashion show in New York. Each pair cost $4.053 / £2.702. (May2010)
* The world's longest ear hair: Radhakant Bajpai aged 50, of Naya Ganj, India, had ear tufts measured 13.2 cm when he created the record in 2008, and have now grown to almost 25 cm to
the longest point. (Ap2010)
* Snowflakes: the world’s largest snowflakes fell in January of 1887 at Fort Keogh, Montana; allegedly one measured 38 cm (15 inches) wide. (Mch.2010)
*The world's most gassy man; The record for the loudest burp is 107.1 db achieved by Paul Hunn (UK) on the set of The New Paul O'Grady Show, London, UK, on September
24th 2008. (Feb2010)
*Do Not Disturb: Jean-Francois Vernetti from Switzerland has collected 8,888 different "Do Not Dist
urb" signs from hotels in 189 countries across the world since 1985. He started his collection when he noticed a spelling error on the one he was using at a hotel in Sheffield, UK.
(Jan2010)
* The Highest Capacity Chicken-Manure Power Station
is the biomass
power plant at Moerdijk, the Netherlands, which converts chicken manure to electricity. The plant consumes around 440.000 tonnes of chicken manure each year, roughly a third of the annual production in the Netherlands.
(2009)
* Christmas: The most valuable Christmas card was sold at an auction in Devizes, Wiltshire, UK in 2001 for £20,000. The card was hand-colored by illustrator John Calcott Horsley. The card was originally sent by Sir Henry Cole of Bath to his grandmother in 1843. (2009)
* Halloween: English classroom assistant, Jill Drake, registered the "loudest scream" of 129 decibels, at the Halloween festivities held in The Millennium Dome, London, UK, in October 2000. (2009)
* Most People Inside a Soap Bubble: On March 27th 2006 Sam Heath aka Sam Sam the Bubble Man enclosed 19 boys and girls over 5 feet tall inside a giant bubble at Chessington World of Adventures outside London in Surrey, UK. He used a 152 cm circular wooden platform for the children to stand on, surrounded by a 25cm gap to hold the bubble solution.
(2009)
* Most Feet Sniffed: Madeline Albrecht of Cincinnati, Ohio worked for foot care experts Dr. Scholls sniffing feet and armpits. In a 15-year career, she sniffed 5,600 feet and an unknown amount of armpits.
(2009)
*The Brazilian wandering spiders appear in Guinness World Records 2007 as the world's most venomous spider, and are considered to be responsible for the most human deaths due to envenomation from spider bites. The genus Phoneutria, Greek for "Murderess" can grow to have a leg span of up to 10-13 cm (4-5 in). Their body length ranges from 17 to 48 mm (0.7-1.9 in).
(2009)
*Most Books Typed Backwards: Michele Santelia from Italy, typed backwards 64 books (3,361,851 words, 19,549,382 characters) in their original languages including The Odyssey, Macbeth, The Vulgate Bible and the Guinness World Records Book 2002. Michele put together a 3,78 m (12 ft 4 in) high tower of the books typed. He completed typing backwards the volumes of the Dead Sea scrolls in Ancient Hebrew on 26 July 2007
. (2009)
*Siphonapterologists, flea experts, recognise the largest known flea is the Hystrichopsylla schefferi, of 1,830 species. Females measuring up to 8mm long were taken from a mountain beaver's nest at Puyallup, Washington, USA, in 1913.
(2009)
*Highest G-Force Endured Voluntarily: 82.6g for 0.04 seconds by U.S. Air Force captain and rocket test subject on May 16th 1958. He spent three days in the hospital afterwards.
(2009)
*Cockroaches Eaten In One Minute: Retired ratcatcher and part-time entertainer, Ken Edwards of Glossop, Derbyshire, England ate 36 cockroaches in one minute on the TV set of The Big Breakfast, London, England on March 5, 2001.
(2009)
*Fastest Mobile Bed: The fastest bed is a roadworthy bed travelling at a maximum speed of 69 mph (111 km/h). It was created and driven by Edd China, from the UK, along a private road in East London, on 7 November 2008 as part of Guinness World Records Day 2008.
(2009)
*Most leap frog jumps performed in one minute is 48. Acheived by both James Fryer and Nick Jenkins. It was staged in Barcelona, Spain for charity, May 5th 2006.
(2009)
* Most operations to look like an animal: the record is held by native American, Dennis Avner , of Tonopah, Nevada, USA; he has had 14 surgical procedures to make him look more like a cat, including facial transdermal implants to allow the wearing of whiskers, his ears surgically pointed, facial subdermal implants to change the shape of the brow and forehead, bifurcated upper lip, his teeth altered and pointed, just to mention a few alterations
.
(2009)
* The shortest recorded time taken by one person to make a bed is 28.2 seconds by Wendy Wall of Sydney, Australia in 1978. For two people the record is 14 seconds held by Sister Sharon Stringer and Nurse Michelle Benkel at London's Masonic Hospital in 1994. (2008)
* The most jelly eaten with chopsticks was acheived by Damien Flechter when he ate a record breaking 180g / 6.34oz of Jelly on October 3rd 2006 in London, UK
. (2008)
* The farthest washing-machine throw record is held by Australian Bill Lyndon, he tossed a washing-machine weighing 45.3 kg a distance of 11ft 3ins on June 25th 2005 in Sydney, N.S.W
. (2008)
* The Remotest Man-Made Object: Voyager 1 launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA on September 5th 1977. As of August 2007 V.1 was more than 9.61 billion miles / 15.47 billion
kms from the Sun. Voyager 1 travels around 1 million miles a day and is expected to pass beyond the heliosheath within the next 10 years and be the first man-made object to leave our Solar System.
(2008)
* Rubber Band Ball: Steve Milton of Eugene, Oregon, created a 4594-pound rubber band ball by using more than 175,000 rubber bands. It was certified as the world's largest by Guinness World Records officials during a weigh-in Tuesday, Nov. 21,2006, in Chicago.
(2008)
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Hail Stones - the heaviest: 1.0 kg/2.25lb recorded at Gopalganj Dist, Bangladesh, on April 14th 1986; the largest ever officially measured is 17.8 cm/7.0in diameter, 47.6 cm /18.75in circumference at Aurora, Nebraska, June 22nd 2003. (2008)
*An Endurance Marathon Record: Charlie Wilson & Kam Ma of the UK, underwent a total of 1,015 body piercings in 7 hours 55 minutes at Sunderland Body Art, UK, on March 4th 2006.
(2008)
* April 1st 2007 saw the largest Easter Egg Hunt featuring 501,000 eggs was staged at Cypress Gardens Adventure Park, Florida, USA. 9,753 children took part in the egg hunt, accompanied by their parents.
(2008)
* Star Trek Actor William Shatner, on January 18th 2006, sold a kidney stone for £12,700 / $25,000 to online casino GoldenPalace.com, making it the most valuable kidney stone on record
. He donated the money to charity. (2008)
* The longest jump while riding a lion was performed by Askold and Edgard Zapashny riding a lion call Michael, jumping 7ft 6ins on July 28th 2006 at the Russian State Circus. (2008)
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The most rattlesnakes held in a human's mouth is held by fearless Jackie Biddy, when in New York, (2006) he held 10 live rattlesnakes in his mouth by their tails with no assistance for 10 seconds. (2008)
* The record for the largest pancake toss was 108, acheived by The Scout Association on The Blue Peter Show at the BBC TV Centre on February 20th 2007.
* "Doctor Who" is the longest running TV sci-fi series with 749 record breaking episodes to date (2007).

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The World's Most Holey
When former bank manager, John Lynch a.k.a. ‘Prince Albert’, retired 13 years ago, he decided to shun the conservative way of life in favour of becoming a human pin cushion. With 241 adornments, including 151 in his head and neck, the 78-year-old now proudly takes pole position as the planet's most pierced person in the Guinness Book Of World Records (Hammersmith, London, on 17 October 2008).

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