World Record

  • From the longest moustache to the most expensive wedding: 15 Guinness World Records you probably didn't know were held by Indians August 4, 2014

    The Guinness World Records is a collection of the ultimate and most bizarre record-breaking facts and achievements. From death-defying stunts to quirky events, every unusual fact has found its way into the Guinness World Records. India has firmly placed itself in the book of records with some of the most...
  • Photos: With 41 tattoos, a Simpsons fan has set a Guinness World Record for maximum cartoon character tattoos on a body July 17, 2014

    A crazy Simpsons' fanatic has set a Guinness World Record that he'll cherish forever. Lee Weir, a 27-year-old from New Zealand has set a record for the maximum number of tattoos of the same cartoon character on a body. The man has dedicated an entire arm to Homer Simpson from...
  • Lucknow school gets NGO status from UN June 28, 2014

    A city-based school chain with over 50,000 students in its various branches has been registered as an official NGO of the UN, the school said on Saturday. Jagdish Gandhi, founder of the City Montessori School, told reporters that the school was registered with the department of public information of the UN...
  • Five-year old wonder boy breaks world record in limbo skating June 25, 2014

    Bangalore: A little boy is playing in the fountain in Bangalore's Cubbon Park on a Sunday afternoon. He runs in circles around the fountain as his mother runs after him with a towel. Like most kids his age, he too loves all those things that children indulge in. Playful, naughty, agile...
  • Swiss man breaks world record for 8,000 m jump without oxygen June 9, 2014

    A Swiss man set a new world record on Sunday when he leapt from a hot-air balloon from an altitude of 8,000 metres (26,200 feet) without oxygen, the ATS news agency reported. Remo Lang, 38, threw himself out of the balloon early in the morning and landed around 10 minutes later...
  • Manuel Uribe, the world's heaviest man weighing 560 kg, passes away at 48 May 28, 2014

    Manuel Uribe, the Guinness World Record holder for the heaviest man weighing 560 kg, passed away at the age of 48. He belonged to Monterrey, Mexico, and broke the world record for being the heaviest man in January 2006. Manuel had been bed ridden since 2002 and was barely able to...
  • Snapshot: Emma Watson graduates from Brown University; tweets selfie wearing black cap, gown May 26, 2014

    Providence: It's graduation day for movie star Emma Watson. The British actress best known as Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" movies was among 2,000 graduates receiving degrees Sunday from Brown University. She tweeted a photo of herself in cap and gown. Watson graduated with a bachelor's degree in English...
  • Typing a 25-word paragraph in 18.19 seconds teen sets Guinness record for world's fastest text May 17, 2014

    Washington: A 16-year-old boy from Brazil has set the Guinness World Record for the fastest texting on a smartphone touch screen, typing a 25-word paragraph in just 18.19 seconds. Marcel Fernandes Filho set the record on April 25 in New York City, however he was officially crowned the texting king by...
  • World's oldest man dies in Italy at the age of 111 April 27, 2014

    London: The world's oldest man has died in Italy at the age of 111, just days before celebrating his 112th birthday, Guinness World Records said. Arturo Licata was awarded the Guinness World Records title of oldest living man on February 28, 2014 at the age of 111 years and 302...
  • 9-year-old TN girl is 'fastest to dismantle, assemble laptop' March 30, 2014

    Coimbatore: A nine-year old girl from the city has been conferred with honorary doctorate by the UK-based World Records University for her achievement as "the fastest to dismantle and assemble a laptop". The degree was conferred on P Adarshini, a fourth-standard student in Koilpalayam, last week in Ho Chi Minh...
  • Photo: Meet Canadian Sikh Sarwan Singh, a Guinness World Record holder for the world's longest beard at 8.25 feet March 11, 2014

    A Sikh from Canada, Sarwan Singh, displays his 8.25 feet long beard during a news conference in Ahmedabad. Singh has his name in the Guinness Book of World Record since 2008. ...
  • Dehradun professor sets world record, delivers non-stop lecture for more than 130 hours March 6, 2014

    A professor of a city-based deemed university set a world record on Thursday by delivering a marathon non-stop lecture for more than 130 hours at the varsity auditorium. 26-year-old Arvind Mishra, an assistant professor at Dehradun's Graphic Era University where he teaches Mechanical Engineering completed 130 hours of his lecture at...
  • TN: Engineering students create record for making pollution masks March 3, 2014

    Coimbatore: Students of a local engineering college on Monday created a world record by making 2,493 handmade pollution masks in 30 minutes. Three hundred students of the Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology entered into the UK-based 'Elite World Records' on achieving the feat, for which they were awarded...
  • 111-year-old Italian man crowned world's oldest man February 28, 2014

    A 111-year-old Italian has been crowned the world's oldest living man by the Guinness Book of World Records. Arturo Licata, from Enna, Sicily, has been awarded the title after officials checked his birth papers and marriage records. The Italian has been declared the world's oldest living man after reaching the age of...
  • Karnataka: Family of 13 siblings with combined age of 880 years claims to be world's oldest living family February 17, 2014

    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 Guinness...
  • Man refuses to take bath for 60 years, says cleanliness brings sickness January 20, 2014

    An 80-year-old Iranian man may have set a 'stinky' new world record - he has not taken a bath in 60 years because he believes cleanliness brings him sickness. Amou Haji, who lives in Dejgah village in the southern Iranian province of Fars, feasts on rotten porcupine and has not bathed...
  • Dubai celebrates New Year with record setting display of fireworks January 1, 2014

    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 January 1, 2014

    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 minutes,...
  • Modi to inaugurate Olympian's 'Run for Unity' on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's death anniversary December 11, 2013

    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 be...
  • 10 weird world records November 26, 2013

    Kenichi Ito, known as the Charlie, a golden retriever with the world loudest bark according to Guinness World Record, barks at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney.
  • 'Pink Star' sold for world record price in Geneva November 14, 2013

    The "Pink Star", a flawless pink diamond the size of a plum, sold for 76.3 million Swiss francs in Geneva on Wednesday, a world record price for a gemstone at auction, Sotheby's said. "The diamond was bought by Isaac Wolf and the diamond has been renamed The Pink Dream," said Matthew...
  • Himachal researcher picks holes in Newton's laws November 10, 2013

    A Himachal Pradesh researcher, in his book published by Cambridge International Science Publishing, has picked holes in Newton's laws. The 340-page book 'Beyond Newton and Archimedes', written by Ajay Sharma, assistant director (education) with the state government, says Newton did not discover the second law of motion (F=ma). The second law of...
  • Briton's 26 hours batting breaks world record November 9, 2013

    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 in southern...
  • British diver spends two days under water October 18, 2013

    London: A British diver has set a new world record by spending more than two days under water. Sean McGahern, 38, spent 49 hours and 56 minutes at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in Malta, setting a new world record for the longest warm water scuba dive, reported the Daily...
  • 'Boss' enters Guinness Book World Records for largest poster October 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Akshay Kumar starrer 'Boss' has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest poster after beating Michael Jackson's "This Is It". The 46-year-old superstar's fan club made the largest poster in the world in just four months after putting logistics into place. "It's a matter of honour. I...
  • GTA V smashes 7 Guinness World Records set by Call of Duty, The Avengers, Avatar October 9, 2013

    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, was...
  • World's oldest man dies at 112 in New York September 15, 2013

    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, New...
  • 2014 Guinness Book of World Records released September 13, 2013

    A contortionist, a vacuum cleaner collector and a skateboarding goat are some of the eccentric record breakers in the 2014 Guinness Book of World Records released on Thursday. The latest edition features more than 3,000 new and updated title holders, including the fastest sprinter in high heels and world's shortest...
  • 5-year-old Chinese boy youngest pilot to fly a light airplane: Report September 3, 2013

    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 afternoon,...