Guinness World Records

  • The largest 'roti' in the world weighs 64 kg! 20 unusual food related Guinness World Records that are hard to beat 5 days ago

    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...
  • Zeus, the Great Dane who earned the Guinness World Record as tallest dog in the world, has died 1 week ago

    Washington: Zeus, the Great Dane who in 2012 earned the Guinness World Record as tallest dog in the world, has died at age five, a local US newspaper said Friday. Zeus died last week of old age, owner Kevin Doorlag told the Kalamazoo Gazette, a local daily in the midwestern US...
  • Watch: Indian weightlifter creates a Guinness World Record by lifting his bodyweight only on his 'pinky' fingers 16 times! September 10, 2014

    Maibam Itomba Meitei from Manipur, India, created a Guinness World Record that had never been seen before. In what is known as 'pinky pull-ups', the athlete used his little fingers to lift a weight as much as his own bodyweight 16 times in just 30 seconds! The 51-kg athlete has...
  • From the world's longest fingernails to the world's fastest henna artist: 15 Indians who have created unusual Guinness World Records September 10, 2014

    From super-long tongues to leaping cats, a host of weird and wacky landmarks have made the cut for 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book out on Thursday. The new edition will reflect on six decades of record-breaking, while also featuring the latest additions to the oddball hall...
  • From super-long tongues to leaping cats, Guinness World Record celebrates six decades of weird and wacky landmarks September 10, 2014

    London: From super-long tongues to leaping cats, a host of weird and wacky landmarks have made the cut for 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book out on Thursday. The new edition will reflect on six decades of record-breaking, while also featuring the latest additions to the oddball hall...
  • This gigantic turban is 645m long and weighs 100 pounds! Will Avtar Singh Mauni create a new record for the world's longest turban? August 30, 2014

    60-year-old Avtar Singh Mauni might just create a world record for the wearing the world's largest turban. His headgear weighs 100 pounds and when unwrapped, measures as much as the length of 13 Olympic swimming pools! Wearing this turban is no mean task. It takes Avtar Singh Mauni 6 hours...
  • NRI meditation students create Guinness record for world's longest garland: 5 miles in length, made of 180,000 carnations, weighing 1800 kg August 29, 2014

    Over 200 meditation students of Sri Chinmoy from 35 countries, including India, have set a new Guinness world record for the World's longest fresh flower garland to honour the Indian spiritual leader. Joining them at an event in Queens in New York, home to a large number of Indian-Americans, to honour...
  • 35,000 Nepalese attempt to set world's largest human flag record August 23, 2014

    Kathmandu: In a bid to set a new world record, over 35,000 Nepalese on Saturday gathered at an open ground to form the world's largest "human national flag". Around 35,000 people carrying placards assembled at Tundikhel ground as they made a huge portrait of Nepali flag for setting the Guinness...
  • 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...
  • 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...