WORLD RECORD

  • Santa's little helpers break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of Christmas elves in Bangkok 19 hours 53 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 3 days ago

    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? 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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...
  • Paulo Coelho creates a Guinness World Record for being the most translated living author for his book 'The Alchemist' October 14, 2014

    Brazilian bestselling author Paulo Coelho has created a Guinness World Record for the most translated book by any living author. Coelho tweeted a photo of the certificate on Monday. The author published 'The Alchemist' in 1988, a book about a shepherd in search of treasure. However, the only problem was that...
  • Mexican man in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of Harry Potter memorabilia was named the world's largest October 1, 2014

    Mexico City: A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest. Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent nearly 15 years hoarding all things related to British author J.K. Rowling's young-adult wizard-fantasy series, which spawned eight blockbuster films. His collection fills two...
  • Hawaiian crew makes 1,126-pound of loco moco; eyes Guinness World Record with this Hawaiian rice dish September 30, 2014

    Honolulu: A group is claiming a world record for a popular Hawaii dish, after putting together a massive bowl of rice, hamburger, eggs and gravy. Chef Hideaki Miyoshi of Tokkuri Tei restaurant and volunteers at Sunday's Fifth Annual Rice Festival assembled a bowl of loco moco that weighed 1,126 pounds. Loco moco...
  • Kenyan Dennis Kimetto smashes marathon world record in Berlin September 28, 2014

    Kenyan Dennis Kimetto smashed the marathon world record in Berlin on Sunday, winning the race in a time of two hours, two minutes and 57 seconds. The 30-year-old pre-race favourite broke away in a seven-man group, including fellow Kenyans Emmanuel Mutai and Geoffrey Kamworor, after 20 kilometres on a sun-drenched and...
  • The 5.1 mm thin Gionee Elife S5.1 is the Guinness World Record holder for the slimmest smartphone September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Gionee said its latest device which comes with a 5.1 mm body has been recognised by Guinness Book of World Records as the slimmest smartphone in the world. The device, which has been launched in China, will come to the Indian market by early November. "We are...
  • From the fastest marathon runner dressed as a vegetable to the longest golf club: 10 most unusual sports related Guinness World Records September 22, 2014

    Sachin Tendulkar holds the Guinness World Record for scoring the most runs in a Test match career in cricket. However you don't have to be a professional sportsperson or a player of Tendulkar's calibre to make it to the Guinness Book of World Records. The quirkiest events have made it...
  • Guinness World Record holder Karan Singh is the world's tallest 5yearold. He is 5 ft 7 in tall and still growing! September 21, 2014

    Are you taller than this 5yearold? Karan Singh made it to the Guinness World Record the moment he was born. Born in 2008, Karan was a giant infant weighing 7 kg and measuring over 2 feet. The secret to this unusually tall and heavy baby's unnatural growth lies in his...
  • The largest 'roti' in the world weighs 64 kg! 20 unusual food related Guinness World Records that are hard to beat September 15, 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 recordbreaking 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 September 13, 2014

    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 pullups', the athlete used his little fingers to lift a weight as much as his own bodyweight 16 times in just 30 seconds! The 51kg 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 superlong 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 recordbreaking, while also featuring the latest additions to the oddball hall...
  • From superlong tongues to leaping cats, Guinness World Record celebrates six decades of weird and wacky landmarks September 10, 2014

    London: From superlong 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 recordbreaking, 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

    60yearold 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...