Monday, 8 October 2012

Biggest, Smallest and Weirdest Guinness Records

Biggest, Smallest and Weirdest Guinness Records
86 year-old Johanna Quaas from Germany is named the Oldest Gymnast. Remarkably the retired PE teacher from Leipzig; Germany only began to train at gymnastics in her 50s taking part in her first competition at the age of 56

Biggest, Smallest and Weirdest Guinness RecordsArchie, the world's Shortest Bull at 30 inches (76.2 cm) from hoof to withers (Picture: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World)

Biggest, Smallest and Weirdest Guinness RecordsThe tallest Mohican measures 113.5 cm (44.68 in) and belongs to Kazuhiro Watanabe from Tokyo, Japan

Biggest, Smallest and Weirdest Guinness RecordsAsako Kanda's collection of 4,519 different Hello Kitty items is featured in the new Guinness World Records 2013 book. The Japanese woman's house is filled with Hello Kitty items, such as Hello Kitty frying pan, Hello Kitty electric fan and Hello Kitty toilet seat (Picture: Shinsuke Kamioka/Guinness World Records)

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The heaviest rideable bicycle weighs 750 kg (1650 lb) and was built by Wouter van den Bosch (Netherlands) and ridden in Arnhem, Netherlands (Picture: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World)

Biggest, Smallest and Weirdest Guinness RecordsSharran Alexander from London, England, is today recognised as the heaviest sportswoman weighing in at 32 stone. The only female sumo wrestler on the UK team is recognised in the new Guinness World Records 2013 book

Biggest, Smallest and Weirdest Guinness RecordsJordan Michael Geller poses with his collection of the Nike Air Jordan Retro line at the "ShoeZeum" in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada September 25, 2012. Record keepers at the Guinness Book of World Records recently certified that Geller's Shoezeum, a shrine to Nike that he says includes one of every model of Air Jordans ever made, holds the record for the world's largest collection of sneakers, with more than 2,500 pairs, all but eight of which are Nikes. Nike did not respond to calls for comment. Picture taken September 25, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

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A handout picture released by Guinness World Records on September 13, 2012 and taken on November 3, 2011 shows 3 year-old Great Dane called Zeus (L) from Otsego, Michigan in the US which is featured in the new Guinness World Records 2013 book as the tallest dog ever, measuring 111.8 cm (44 in) from foot to withers and Zeus's owner Denise Doorlag (R). A Great Dane who towers 2.2 metres (7 feet 4 inches) on his hind legs is named the tallest dog ever recorded in the latest Guinness Book of World Records launched on September 13, 2012. The giant canine from Michigan in the United States eats an entire 14-kilogram (30-pound) bag of food every day and weighs in at 70.3 kilograms, the 57th edition of the global records book says. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / GUINNESS WORLD

In this photo taken Oct. 10,2010 showing Harbor, an 8 year old coonhound from Bolder Co. displays his winning ears after winning a Guinness World Record titlefor 2012 for the Dog With The Longest EarsHarbor, an 8 year old coonhound from Bolder Co. displays his winning ears after winning a Guinness World Record titlefor for the Dog With The Longest Ears in Bachelor Gulch, Co. (AP Photo/Ryan Schude/Guinness World Records)

Harbor, an 8 year old coonhound from Bolder Co. displays his winning ears after winning a Guinness World Record titlefor for the Dog With The Longest Ears in Bachelor Gulch, Co. (AP Photo/Ryan Schude/Guinness World Records)

A Pygmy Marmoset (Callithrix pygmaea) is seen at a primate rescue and rehabilitation center near Santiago August 3, 2010. The Pygmy Marmoset, known as the world's smallest monkey and under danger of extinction, was confiscated after being found inside the clothes of a Peruvian citizen during a highway police check at the northern city of Antofagasta, some 1367 km (849 miles) of Santiago. REUTERS/Ivan AlvaradoBiggest, Smallest and Weirdest Guinness Records

A Pygmy Marmoset (Callithrix pygmaea) is seen at a primate rescue and rehabilitation center near Santiago August 3, 2010. The Pygmy Marmoset, known as the world's smallest monkey and under danger of extinction, was confiscated after being found inside the clothes of a Peruvian citizen during a highway police check at the northern city of Antofagasta, some 1367 km (849 miles) of Santiago. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
Visitors Enjoy The Autumn Flowers At The Harrogate Flower ShowHARROGATE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Gardener Peter Glazebrook cradles his world record breaking onion as he poses for photographers at The Harrogate Flower Show on September 16, 2011 in Harrogate, England. Peter Glazebrook from Newark, Nottinghamshire claimed a Guinness World Record with his giant onion weighing 8.150kg. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

HARROGATE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Gardener Peter Glazebrook cradles his world record breaking onion as he poses for photographers at The Harrogate Flower Show on September 16, 2011 in Harrogate, England. Peter Glazebrook from Newark, Nottinghamshire claimed a Guinness World Record with his giant onion weighing 8.150kg. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Guinness World RecordsBritish inventor of the world's smallest legally roadworthy car Perry Watkins sits in his vehicle measuring 104.14cm high, 66.04cm wide and 132.08cm long at Guinness World Records Day in London on November 17, 2011. Wacky Guinness world record holders got together to race their unlikely vehicles like the world's fastest toilet and smallest roadworthy car in London the mark the 7th annual Guinness World Records day. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL

British inventor of the world's smallest legally roadworthy car Perry Watkins sits in his vehicle measuring 104.14cm high, 66.04cm wide and 132.08cm long at Guinness World Records Day in London on November 17, 2011. Wacky Guinness world record holders got together to race their unlikely vehicles like the world's fastest toilet and smallest roadworthy car in London the mark the 7th annual Guinness World Records day. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL

Jin Linlin, 2008 Guinness World Record holder of simultaneously spinning for 300 hula hoops, performs with 150 hula hoops during a promotional event at a shopping mall in Hong Kong Thursday, July 29, Jin Linlin, Guinness World Record holder of simultaneously spinning for 300 hula hoops, performs with 150 hula hoops during a promotional event at a shopping mall in Hong Kong Thursday, July 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Jin Linlin, Guinness World Record holder of simultaneously spinning for 300 hula hoops, performs with 150 hula hoops during a promotional event at a shopping mall in Hong Kong Thursday, July 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Biggest, Smallest and Weirdest Guinness RecordsA couple kisses in front of Budapest's Parliament during an attempt to break a Guinness record for simultaneous kissing June 9, 2007. Hungarians broke the world record for simultaneous kissing on Saturday when more than 6,400 couples joined lips for a few seconds at a party outside the country's parliament, the organisers said. REUTERS/Karoly Arvai

A couple kisses in front of Budapest's Parliament during an attempt to break a Guinness record for simultaneous kissing June 9, 2007. Hungarians broke the world record for simultaneous kissing on Saturday when more than 6,400 couples joined lips for a few seconds at a party outside the country's parliament, the organisers said. REUTERS/Karoly Arvai

Biggest, Smallest and Weirdest Guinness RecordsChris "The Duchess" Walton shows off her Guinness world record holding fingernails outside the New York Public Library in New York September 14, 2011. Her nails measure 10 feet 2 inches on her left hand and 9 feet 7 inches on her right hand that she has been growing for 18 years. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Chris "The Duchess" Walton shows off her Guinness world record holding fingernails outside the New York Public Library in New York September 14, 2011. Her nails measure 10 feet 2 inches on her left hand and 9 feet 7 inches on her right hand that she has been growing for 18 years. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Biggest, Smallest and Weirdest Guinness Records
An apprentice of beekeeper She Ping uses burning incense to drive off bees from She's face as he assists covering She's body with bees in order to break a world record in Chongqing Municipality, April 18, 2012. She Ping, 32, broke the world record on Wednesday by covering his body with 33.1 kilograms of bees (about 331,000 bees), overtaking the last world record of 26.8 kilograms of bees which was attempted by a Jiangxi province beekeeper Ruan Liangming in 2008, local media reported. REUTERS/China Daily


Biggest, Smallest and Weirdest Guinness RecordsBrian Spotts of the U.S. works to balance 439 eggs on their ends on the floor of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne September 14, 2005. Spotts, who lives in Colorado, travelled to Melbourne to attempt a new world egg balancing record which currently stands at 420 eggs. REUTERS/James Bodington/Handout

Brian Spotts of the U.S. works to balance 439 eggs on their ends on the floor of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne September 14, 2005. Spotts, who lives in Colorado, travelled to Melbourne to attempt a new world egg balancing record which currently stands at 420 eggs. REUTERS/James Bodington/Handout

Biggest, Smallest and Weirdest Guinness RecordsMexican workers prepare the largest sandwich in the world, in the main Zocalo square in Mexico City, April 24, 2004. The sandwich, weighing 3,178 kg (6,991 pounds), was made by Mexican company Bimbo in conjunction with McCormick, Fud, Chalet and Petalo Jumbo. It was certified by Guinness Book of World Record officials today. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexican workers prepare the largest sandwich in the world, in the main Zocalo square in Mexico City, April 24, 2004. The sandwich, weighing 3,178 kg (6,991 pounds), was made by Mexican company Bimbo in conjunction with McCormick, Fud, Chalet and Petalo Jumbo. It was certified by Guinness Book of World Record officials today. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Biggest, Smallest and Weirdest Guinness Records
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Biggest, Smallest and Weirdest Guinness Records
Biggest, Smallest and Weirdest Guinness Records
German unicycle rider Lutz Eichholz rides over beer bottles as he attempts to break his existing Guinness World record Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Eichholz rode his unicycle 8.93 meter
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Artist Herb Williams, of Nashville, Tenn., poses with his Guinness World Record-breaking mosaic, a portrait of