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Impressive, unlikely and downright weird: New Guinness World Records

LONDON: Guinness World Records celebrates its annual records day on Thursday, honoring a long list of people who have done highly improbable things better than anyone else. The World Records Day often includes a Rubik’s cube solved in unlikely circumstances against the clock, and this year was no exception. China’s Que Jianyu recorded the fastest time to crack the puzzle upside down: 15.84 seconds. The Harlem Globetrotters, the U.S. stunt basketball team, generally fields a number of record-setters, or at least…

Guinness World Records celebrates oldest trapeze artist, highest-jumping dog

LONDON: An octogenarian flying trapeze artist, the owner of the world’s fastest jet-propelled go-kart and a dog named Feather with a flair for jumping are among the record-breaking stars to win a place in the latest edition of Guinness World Records. Others to feature in the 2019 edition of the book, which went on sale on Thursday, include the creator of the world’s largest knitting needles and an Irish butcher, Barry John Crowe, who has produced the most sausages - 78 - in one minute. Betty Goedhart, from California,…

VIDEO: World’s longest wedding dress train is 8-km long, sets Guinness Record

The world’s longest wedding dress has been unveiled in Caudry, a French town on just a few days ago, setting a new Guinness World record. The town, famous for its production of lace, created a wedding dress that has a 8,095.40 m (26,559.71 ft) train, which is said to be enough cloth to cover Mount Everest. On 9 December, 2017, construction company Dynamic Projects unveiled an elaborate wedding gown with a 8km-long train at Caudry, a French town famous for its production of lace. The dress was created by the…

World’s largest samosa record smashed in London

LONDON: The world record for the largest samosa was smashed in London on Tuesday by a whopping version of the popular Asian snack weighing in at 153.1 (337.5 pounds) kilogrammes. A dozen volunteers from the Muslim Aid UK charity built the giant samosa then deep-fried it in a custom-built vat at an East London Mosque. Adjudicators from Guinness World Records were on hand to oversee the process and certify that the mega-samosa passed the required tests. The previous record of 110.8 kg was set by Bradford College…

Skydiving magic, bungee dunk for Guinness World Records day

From the highest dunk of a biscuit into a cup of tea by a bungee jumper to the most magic tricks performed during a skydive, the adventurous and imaginative are marking Guinness World Records Day on Thursday with all sorts of feats. Thousands of people around the world are attempting new records for the occasion, which was launched to mark the day when the 100th millionth copy of the Guinness World Records book was sold and is now in its 12th year. In Britain, Simon Berry took the Guinness World Records title for…