Guinness World Record

  • Karnataka: Family of 13 siblings with combined age of 880 years claims to be world's oldest living family 17-02-2014 03:00 PM

    With a family of 13 siblings in Karnataka claiming a combined age of over 880 years, it has staked claim with the Guinness World Records to be the oldest living family in the world. 68-year-old Ramakrishna Manja, who is the eighth among the siblings, said Sunday he has approached the...
  • Dubai celebrates New Year with record setting display of fireworks 01-01-2014 08:03 PM

    Dubai has ushered in 2014 with more than half a million fireworks spectacle, breaking the world record for the largest such display ever, Guinness World records said. Ten months in planning, over 500,000 fireworks were used during the display on the New Year's Eve which lasted around six minutes, with...
  • Dubai 2014 fireworks display breaks Guinness world record 01-01-2014 05:21 PM

    Dubai has ushered in 2014 with more than half a million fireworks spectacle, breaking the world record for the largest such display ever, Guinness World records said on Wednesday. Ten months in planning, over 500,000 fireworks were used during the display on the New Year's Eve which lasted around six...
  • Modi to inaugurate Olympian's 'Run for Unity' on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's death anniversary 11-12-2013 09:54 AM

    Ace shooter and Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore will lead a marathon - 'Run for Unity' - in Jaipur on December 15, the death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The marathon will be inaugurated by BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Vadodara. The marathon, which would...
  • Briton's 26 hours batting breaks world record 09-11-2013 08:42 AM

    London: A British graduate who batted for 26 hours solid at The Oval cricket ground in London has broken the world record, officials confirmed on Friday. Guinness World Records said Alby Shale had set a new global benchmark with his marathon feat in the indoor nets. The 22-year-old, from Oxfordshire...
  • GTA V smashes 7 Guinness World Records set by Call of Duty, The Avengers, Avatar 09-10-2013 06:06 PM

    New Delhi: Guinness World Records has confirmed that the launch of latest gaming sensation Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) has set seven new world records. Released on 17 September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, the fifteenth title in the Grand Theft Auto series, GTA V,...
  • World's oldest man dies at 112 in New York 15-09-2013 12:42 PM

    The world's oldest man, a gin rummy-playing, one-time sugarcane worker born in Spain, has died at 112 in New York state, a funeral home said on Saturday. Salustiano "Shorty" Sanchez, recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest man, died on Friday at a nursing home in Grand Island,...
  • 5-year-old Chinese boy youngest pilot to fly a light airplane: Report 03-09-2013 04:19 PM

    A five-year-old Chinese boy has become the youngest person ever to fly a light airplane single-handed, covering a distance of 30 km, it has been claimed. The boy nicknamed Duoduo, flew a total 47 minutes in two flights around the Beijing Wildlife Zoo in Gu'an county, Hebei province, on Saturday...
  • Watch: China man's 18 metre tightrope walk between 2 hot air balloons 01-08-2013 10:01 AM

    A Chinese daredevil does a brisk 18-meter tightrope walk on a beam barely 5 centimeters wide. He did this between two hot air balloons and completed the walk in just 38 seconds to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. ...
  • Brothers claim Guinness World Record in taekwondo 21-07-2013 11:10 AM

    Aurangabad: Two brothers from Aurangabad, Naeem and Rais Shabbir Khan, claim to have created a Guinness World Record in taekwondo by hitting 37,161 full contact kicks in one hour. The Khan brothers say they created the record at the LP Community Hall, Hyderabad on April 21, 2013. The rare feat...
  • Tata Nano car drives into Guinness World Records 26-06-2013 04:31 AM

    Bangalore: Tata Motors' small car Nano entered the Guinness World Records for driving on a longest journey covering the entire country, the company said on Monday. "The expedition was accomplished in 10 days (March 21-30) covering 10,218 km in a Tata Nano from Kanyakumari in southern Tamil Nadu to circumnavigate...
  • 115-year-old woman dies, was world's oldest person 18-12-2012 02:56 AM

    Des Moines: A 115-year-old Iowa woman has died less than two weeks after inheriting the title of world's oldest person, her family said on Monday. Dina Manfredini, who lived at the Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston, died on Monday morning, according to her granddaughter Lori Logli. Logli would not...
  • US: 116-yr-old woman, listed as 'world's oldest' dies 05-12-2012 11:53 AM

    Monroe: The woman who was listed as the world's oldest person died on Tuesday in a Georgia nursing home at age 116. Besse Cooper died peacefully on Tuesday afternoon in Monroe, according to her son Sidney Cooper. Monroe is about 45 miles east of Atlanta. Cooper said his mother had...
  • Snapshot: Jyoti Amge, the world's shortest woman 16-12-2011 12:39 PM

    Jyoti Amge, 18, who stands at 61.95 centimeters (2 feet), poses in front of a mirror as she prepares for a press conference with Guinness World Records at her home in Nagpur, Friday, December 16, 2011. Officials from Guinness were expected to measure Amge later Friday and declare her the...
  • Tokyo Sky Tree recognised as world's tallest tower 18-11-2011 05:04 PM

    Tokyo: The Tokyo Sky Tree, a 634-meter TV tower located in Tokyo, has been recognised as the world's tallest tower by the Guinness World Records. At a ceremony held on Thursday, Alistair Richards, managing director of Guinness World Records, personally handed the certificate to Michiaki Suzuki, president of Tobu Tower...
  • Snapshot: Meet the world's most pierced man 04-11-2011 03:05 PM

    Guinness World Record holder for the 'Most Pierced Man', Rolf Bucholz of Germany, poses in front of the camera. Bucholz has 453 piercings on his body. The picture is taken in Dortmund, October 24, 2011. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender ...
  • Asha Bhosle enters Guinness World Records 21-10-2011 12:27 PM

    New Delhi: Singing legend Asha Bhosle entered the Guinness World Records Thursday for the most single studio recordings. The 78-year-old has reportedly recorded up to 11,000 solos, duets and chorus-backed songs in over 20 Indian languages since 1947. Asha, who has evergreen numbers like 'Dum maro dum', 'Mehbooba mehbooba' ('Sholay'),...
  • Six inch long pug world's smallest dog? 10-10-2011 04:03 PM

    London: A six inch long pug is up for the title of the world's smallest dog, a media report said. The pug is just 6 inches long and weighs one pound six ounces - four ounces less than the Guinness World Record holder, Brandy the chihuahua, 'The Sun' reported. The...
  • Snapshot: World's oldest two-faced cat 29-09-2011 11:26 AM

    Frank and Louie, a gray feline with two mouths, two noses and three eyes, just turned 12 years old and is the world's oldest, living two-faced cat. Sara Wilcox, a Guinness World Records spokeswoman said he is the "longest surviving Janus cat," referring to the name coined by British zoologist...
  • Man eats 25,000th Big Mac, 39 years after 1st 18-05-2011 12:18 PM

    Fond Du Lac: A retired prison guard ate his 25,000th Big Mac on Tuesday, 39 years to the day after eating his first... nine. Don Gorske was honored after reaching the meaty milestone during a ceremony at a McDonald's in his hometown of Fond du Lac. Surely McDonald's most loyal...
  • Guinness Records: Smokey the cat is really loud 06-05-2011 10:41 AM

    London: It's official: Smokey the cat has roared her way into Guinness World Records having achieved the loudest purr by a domestic cat. Guinness said Thursday the gray-and-white tabby earned her place with record-setting 67.7 decibels. In a video on the cat's website, the 12-year-old, ordinary-size feline purrs with a...
  • Cuban, breaking own record, rolls longest cigar 04-05-2011 11:37 AM

    Havana: A Cuban cigar roller broke his own record on Tuesday by rolling the world's longest cigar, a monster smoke that stretched 268 feet 4 inches, or most of the length of a football field. Resting on tables, it sprawled through El Morro, an old Spanish fort overlooking Havana Bay,...
  • 70-year-old man has 305 country flag tattoos 25-04-2011 09:35 AM

    Kathmandu: An Indian businessman has been carrying the flags of 305 countries on his own body to promote amity among nations. Now 70-year-old Har Prakash, who has re-invented himself as Guinness Rishi, is vying in Nepal for his latest world record, hoping to add more flags and more records."People call...
  • Bangalore man sets spelling Guinness Record 14-03-2011 11:33 AM

    Bangalore: Spelling the word 'Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia' could stump many, but not 25-year-old Guinness Book record holder Shishir Hathwar, who can not only do it without batting an eyelid but in the reverse order as well. It is not just this word (which means fear of long words) he can rattle off,...
  • Arjun Rampal makes an attempt for world record 11-03-2011 06:59 PM

    New Delhi: It was a one of its kind event as 75 couples assembled in Delhi for a shaving lesson from Bollywood actors Neha Dhupia to Arjun Rampal to aim at a world record. Gillette India organised what was claimed to be the world's largest shaving lesson at Ansal Plaza...
  • TV is so tiring: Preity Zinta 11-02-2011 04:57 PM

    New Delhi: It seems Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, who will be hosting the Indian version of "Guinness World record", is finding her stint on small screen hard. "Just finished shooting 1 of the Guiness world record episodes! Hats off to Amitji, Salman, Shah Rukh, Akshay and Priyanka Chopra for rocking...