Guinness World Record

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Watch: China man's 18 metre tightrope walk between 2 hot air balloons August 1, 2013

    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 July 21, 2013

    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 was earlier...
  • Tata Nano car drives into Guinness World Records June 26, 2013

    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 the...
  • Veena Malik creates world record with 137 kisses in 1 min February 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Controversial Pakistani actress Veena Malik has entered the Guinness World Records by receiving 137 kisses on her hand in one minute. She admits it is for the sake of her upcoming film 'The City That Never Sleeps'."I am a celebrity anyway and if you say that it is for...
  • Japanese woman, 114, named world's oldest woman February 27, 2013

    Osaka: A 114-year-old Japanese woman, the daughter of a kimono maker, has been recognised as the world's oldest woman. Misao Okawa said today that she was "very happy" to receive the recognition and a certificate from Guinness World Records. Asked for her secret for longevity she said it was to "watch...
  • US: World's longest cat Stewie dies in Nevada February 6, 2013

    Reno, Nevada: Stewie the Cat, the longest domestic cat in the world at more than 4 feet (1.2 meters) long from nose to tail, has died. Stewie was surrounded by family when he succumbed to a yearlong battle with cancer on February 4 evening at his Reno home, owner Robin...
  • 115-year-old woman dies, was world's oldest person December 18, 2012

    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 elaborate...
  • US: 116-yr-old woman, listed as 'world's oldest' dies December 5, 2012

    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 been...
  • World's smallest car measures 45.2 cm tall September 26, 2012

    London: The world's smallest car measures just 45.2 cm tall. Mirai, which means "future" in Japanese, has just entered the Guinness World Records for being the lowest roadworthy car. It was created by students and teachers of the automobile engineering course of Okayama Sanyo High School in Asakuchi, Japan, the Daily...
  • Korean star PSY's 'Gangnam Style' goes viral September 25, 2012

    'Gangnam Style', that was available for viewing on July 15, has more than 2,479,030 likes on YouTube. ...
  • 'Gangnam Style' sets Guinness record for most YouTube likes September 23, 2012

    If you have gotten over Kolaveri Di, here's some more craziness that's driving the Internet. It's South Korean star PSY's 'Gangnam style' video. The video has beaten Justin Bieber and has become the most liked video on YouTube. In fact, breaking records, the video has set the Guinness World Record...
  • Man attempts Guinness record with 300 kg shoes on August 10, 2012

    Beijing: A Chinese man has tried to walk with a pair of iron shoes that weighed 300 kg in his attempt to break his previous Guinness record. Wukong attempted the feat in Sichuan province Wednesday, the Global Times reported. "I set the Guinness record by wearing a pair of iron shoes that...
  • World's tallest tower, the Tokyo Skytree, opens May 22, 2012

    Tokyo: The world's tallest tower and Japan's biggest new landmark, the Tokyo Skytree, opened to the public on Tuesday. Nearly 8,000 visitors were expected to take high-speed elevators up to the observation decks of the 634-meter (2,080-foot) tower to mark its opening. Some reportedly waited in line more than a week...
  • Three Britons travel round the world in a taxi May 12, 2012

    London: Three Britons in their 20s have undertaken a record-breaking trip around the world in a cab, travelling over 43,000 miles (over 69,000 km) and putting 80,000 pounds (about $128,600) on the meter. The three friends - Paul Archer, 25, Leigh Purnell, 24, and Johno Ellison, 28 - drove across four...
  • Bangladeshi computer wiz kid eyes Guinness records April 30, 2012

    Dhaka: A six-year-old boy from Bangladesh who began typing as a three year-old and knew how to programme and download games at the age of four, is hoping to become the world's youngest computer expert and get recognition from the Guinness World Records. As a toddler, Wasik Farhan-Roopkotha started showing an...
  • US: woman gives birth to third Leap Day baby March 3, 2012

    Provo (Utah): In one of the rarest feats in the annals of family planning, an Utah woman has given birth on a third consecutive Leap Day, tying a record set in the 1960s. David and Louise Estes' daughter Jade was born on Wednesday morning in Provo, an hour south of Salt...
  • Nepalese man, 72, declared shortest person ever February 27, 2012

    Kathmandu: A 72-year-old Nepalese man who is about the size of a toddler on Sunday became the world's shortest person ever recorded. A doctor and Guinness World Records official measured Chandra Bahadur Dangi to confirm his height of 21.5 inches (54.6 centimeters). Guinness official Craig Glenday presented Dangi with two certificates for...