WORLD RECORD

  • 6 of the most amazing Lego structures ever built by anyone 3 days ago

    Remember making cars and guns and planes with Lego as a kid? Well some people took the idea a little too seriously. And they went ahead and made actual cars, houses and planes out of Lego. Don't believe it? Well have a look: ...
  • Watch: Schoolboy solves Rubik's Cube in 5.25 seconds, beats world record 6 days ago

    Student at Pennsylvania's Central Bucks West High School, Collin Burns broke the world record for fastest time restoring a 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube during a competition held by World Cube Association. He solved it in just 5.25 seconds. The previous record, held by Mats Valk from the Netherlands, was 5.55 seconds. ...
  • Dozens of dinosaur eggs found at construction site in China April 23, 2015

    Beijing: The Chinese city that holds the world record for largest number of dinosaur eggs has added to its collection after dozens more were unearthed at a construction site, state media reported. A nest containing 43 dinosaur egg fossils was found in the city of Heyuan in southern China's Guangdong...
  • Xiaomi sets a new Guinness World Record for mobile phone sales by selling 2.11 million handsets in 12 hours April 10, 2015

    Beijing: China's smartphone giant Xiaomi said it has set a new Guinness World Record for mobile phone sales by selling 2.11 million handsets in a 12-hour flash sale held to celebrate its fifth anniversary. The half-day bonanza, which brought in 2.08 billion yuan (USD 335 million) from sales of handsets and...
  • World's oldest person Misao Okawa dies at 117 April 1, 2015

    Tokyo: The world's oldest person has died nearly a month after celebrating her 117th birthday. Her nursing home says Misao Okawa died of heart failure early on Wednesday. Okawa, born in Osaka on March 5, 1898, was recognized as the world's oldest person by Guinness World Records in 2013. Her...
  • Kerala: India's 'oldest' woman dies at 112 in Thrissur March 25, 2015

    Thrissur (Kerala): Kunjannam, 112-year-old, considered to be the oldest woman in India, died at a private hospital at Thrissur in Kerala on Tuesday after a brief illness. According to local media reports, she was recently recognised by the Limca Book of World Records as the oldest living person in the country....
  • Indian sets Guinness Yoga record in Hong Kong February 15, 2015

    Hong Kong: A 29-year-old Indian yoga teacher in Hong Kong on Sunday set a Guinness World Record for performing Yoga continuously for 40 hours non-stop, demonstrating more than 1,500 'asanas'. Yogaraj CP, a yoga instructor based here, broke the record for the 'Longest Yoga Marathon (Male)' by performing continuously for three...
  • How AB de Villiers smashed the fastest ODI hundred: a blow-by-blow account January 18, 2015

    A week ago Adam Gilchrist said AB de Villiers is the most valuable players right now in World Cricket. De Villiers, it seems took it too seriously, and decided to put that on paper against a hapless bunch of West Indies bowlers in the second ODI of the series, smashing...
  • Famous Venezuelan ice-cream store closes over milk shortage December 28, 2014

    Caracas: An ice-cream store listed in the Guinness World Records book for its 863 different flavours has become the latest victim of Venezuela's economic crisis. "We are closed during the season due to shortage of milk," the famous Coromoto ice-cream store in the highland town of Merida announced on its Facebook...
  • Record-setting cat with two faces and three blue eyes dies at the age of 15 December 8, 2014

    North Grafton, Mass.: This cat had two faces - but only nine lives. A feline named Frank and Louie after he was born with two faces, two mouths, two noses and three blue eyes has died at the age of 15. The Telegram of Worcester reports that Frank and Louie died Thursday...
  • Over 1,000 people dressed as angels, wise men and religious royalty set a Guinness record for the largest live nativity scene December 3, 2014

    Provo, Utah: More than 1,000 people dressed as angels, wise men and religious royalty gathered at a park in Provo, Utah, and set a new Guinness record for the largest live nativity scene. The event on Monday featured a variety of performers who made videos posted on YouTube. It is also...
  • He should be in Guinness World Records: Shraddha Kapoor about father Shakti Kapoor December 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Shraddha Kapoor, daughter of actor Shakti Kapoor, roots for a certificate from Guinness World Records for her father as she feels he has done over 700 films, which in itself is "unusual" and "worthy" of being lauded. "My father has done more than 700 films so actually he should...
  • Santa's little helpers break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of Christmas elves in Bangkok November 26, 2014

    Bangkok: Hundreds of Thai schoolchildren on Tuesday clustered into the shape of the word "Siam", the former name of the Southeast Asian country, as they broke the world record for the largest gathering of Christmas elves. As many as 1,792 of Santa's little helpers, aged between nine and 15, donned red,...
  • More than 1,100 people captured in the world's biggest selfie taken in Bangladesh November 25, 2014

    Dhaka: A group of at least 1,151 people in Bangladesh have taken a selfie together with their Nokia Lumia 730 smartphone - making it one of the gigantic selfies fit to become the world's largest selfie. The five megapixel mid-range Windows Phone found a smart way to advertise its front-facing camera...
  • Brazilian teen breaks his own speed-texting world record November 23, 2014

    Washington: A 17-year-old Brazilian boy has broken his own Guinness World record for the fastest texting on a smartphone touch screen, typing a 25-word message in just 17 seconds. Marcel Fernandes Filho had broken the world record for the fastest time to type a text message on a touch screen mobile...
  • Watch: This guy has created a Guinness World Record for the tightest parallel parking ever. Don't you wish you had this skill? November 23, 2014

    This is one skill you wish you really had. Chinese wheelman Han Yue has broken an impossible world record of the tightest parallel parking ever. As a part of the China Drift Championship at Chongqing Olympic Park, Han slid his MINI 3 Door Hatch perfectly into a gap!Not content with...
  • University of Maine falls short in breaking the world record for most people wearing flannel apparel in one place November 23, 2014

    Orono, Maine: The University of Maine has fallen short in its quest to break the world record for having the most people in one place wearing flannel apparel. The university had called on football fans to don plaid or tartan-patterned clothing for Saturday's game against the University of New Hampshire. It...
  • Watch: Ilya Ilyin creates an epic clean and jerk world record by lifting an unbelievable weight of 242 kg! November 17, 2014

    Ilya Ilyin from Kazakhstan created a world record in the 105 kg category by lifting an enormous weight of 242 kg or 533.5 lbs in Almaty. The weight lifter is undefeated in major international competitions and holds seven world records already!The athlete was in a do-or-die situation and created this...
  • The largest 'roti' in the world weighs 64 kg! 20 unusual food related Guinness World Records that are hard to beat November 16, 2014

    Did you know the largest 'naan' in the world weighs 9.5 kg? The Guinness World Records have seen unusual large morsels of food and beverages in the last six decades. There have been record-breaking hot dogs and slices of meat that have left people amused. The record book soon became...
  • From Genesis to Revelation: Florida preacher's sermon lasts 53 hours and 18 minutes November 16, 2014

    Leesburg, Fla.: A central Florida preacher gave a sermon that lasted more than two days and that could become a new world record. Cross Mount Dora church member David Douglas told the Leesburg Daily Commercial that Zach Zehnder began presenting the Bible from Genesis to Revelation at 7 a.m. Friday and...
  • Watch: 'Rocket man' Francois Gissy hits 207 mph on a rocket-powered bicycle in less than 4.8 seconds to create a new world record November 12, 2014

    Frenchman Francois Gissy zoomed at 207 mph on his bicycle in just 4.8 seconds. The bike was designed by Exotic Thermo Engineering's Arnold Neracher and is powered by highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide.The bicycle has also previously beaten a Ferrari F430 which was left trailing as it rocketed to beat a...
  • At 5'7", five-year-old Karan is a celebrity in Meerut November 11, 2014

    Meerut: Standing tall at 5'7", five-year-old Karan is a celebrity to everyone in his hometown Meerut. His incredible height sets him apart, not just in his class and neighborhood, but all over the world. In 2008, Karan entered the Guinness Book of World Records for being the tallest and heaviest...
  • Florida preacher tries to break speaking record; hopes to speak for more than 50 hours! November 10, 2014

    Leesburg, Fla.: A central Florida preacher is trying to break a record for the longest speech. The Leesburg Daily Commercial reported on Saturday that Zack Zehnder of the Cross Church in Mount Dora hopes to speak for more than 48-hours and 31 minutes to break the world record. Zehnder is raising money...
  • Watch: 57 skydivers formed stunning formations while falling at 180 mph to create a world record in skydiving October 30, 2014

    A group of 57 skydivers set a world record by joining hands to form an elaborate formation in the air while falling at 180 mph. These athletes leapt from three planes flying 16,000 feet above the ground to complete the first ever, 57-person, vertical formation skydive of its kind. The...
  • UK man pulls 14 cars over 18 feet to break world record October 26, 2014

    London: A UK man has smashed the world record for 'most cars pulled by one man' by dragging 14 cars over a distance of 18 feet and two inches. Simon Plant, 42, of Findern, South Derbyshire, pulled a rope attached to 14 Ford Fiestas, weighing 20 tonnes combined, at Motorpoint...
  • 135,000 feet in 15 minutes: Google's Alan Eustace breaks Felix Baumgartner's record for the highest parachute jump in history October 26, 2014

    Google's Alan Eustace is 57 years old and a senior vice president of Knowledge at the search engine. He now has a world record in his name. The Googler fell faster than the speed of sound and broke Felix Baumgartner's world record for the highest parachute jump. Eustace wore a...
  • Irish pub in Las Vegas expected to break the Guinness World Record for the longest concert ever October 19, 2014

    Las Vegas: An Irish pub on the Las Vegas Strip is expected to break a Guinness World Record after hosting more than two weeks of nearly nonstop live music. The concert began Oct. 1 in the Ri Ra pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Bay, and it is expected to surpass...
  • Blosom the 6-foot-4-inch tall pet cow is now the world's tallest bovine according to Guinness World Records October 16, 2014

    Orangeville, Ill.: A 6-foot-4-inch cow owned by an Illinois woman was recently dubbed the world's tallest. Patty Hanson and Blosom the cow smiled for their official Guinness World Records photo shoot Monday. Hanson received an email in mid-August saying Blosom had been named the world's tallest cow. She sought the record after...
  • Australian electric car sets new world record by reaching a speed of 106.9 kmph; breaks 26-year-old record of 73 kmph October 15, 2014

    Sydney: An electric car made by Australian engineering students has reached a record speed of 106.9 km per hour (kph) over a distance of 500 km, becoming the fastest car of its type in the world, academic sources reported Tuesday. The record, set last July by the Sunswift solar car, was...