World Record

  • Mexican man in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of Harry Potter memorabilia was named the world's largest January 9, 1410

    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 Yesterday

    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 3 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • 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 IndianAmericans, 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 recordbreaking facts and achievements. From deathdefying 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 27yearold 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 citybased 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...
  • Fiveyear 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 hotair 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 25word paragraph in 18.19 seconds teen sets Guinness record for world's fastest text May 17, 2014

    Washington: A 16yearold boy from Brazil has set the Guinness World Record for the fastest texting on a smartphone touch screen, typing a 25word 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. 68yearold Ramakrishna Manja, who is the eighth among the siblings, said Sunday he has approached the Guinness...