World Records : The World’s Most Amazing Records
The World’s Most Amazing Records
From the classics like the tallest person or the longest, to the most curious like the longest table football or chocolate sculpture. Here is our selection from the Guinness World Records .
There are many ways to go down in history. Some seek to make their mark by trying to change the world (for better or for worse) or by shaping what they have inside through art, music or writing. Social networks and its recent massification have made the passage through life be reflected in photos, likes and comments. But if there is one way that has revolutionized history since it appeared, it was to perform great feats for which to be remembered. Human beings can achieve great things and no one records the exceeding of our limits better than the Guinness World Records.
The origin of this peculiar book is located in 1951, when Sir Hugh Beaver was hunting with some companions and they were arguing about which would be the fastest hunting bird in Europe. The then executive director of the Guinness Brewery hired a team of researchers in London to write a book capable of answering all these questions. In 1955, the Guinness Book of Records became the UK’s best-selling book and has already sold over 100 million copies and is translated into 23 languages.
Since then, the company has had a special department, the records management team, which is in charge of controlling and supervising the new records that are set. The annual editions and the success of these have led to the creation of several Guinness World Records museums or that November 9 was named the International Guinness World Records Day, which focuses on the establishment of new world records and the issuance from a television special. In 2006, more than 100,000 people from ten different countries participated.
The Guinness World Records brings together some of the most extraordinary facts of nature with a wide diversity of human abilities and qualities. With a tone of humor and curiosity, the book has managed to be a success and a well-known reference throughout the world.
World Records:Tallest man
The tallest man
The last time he was measured, on June 27, 1940, Robert Pershing was 272 cm tall. He also had the longest hands and feet of all time.
World Records:Spin ball basketball
More time spinning a basketball on the nose
Harlem Globetrotters ‘Scooter’ Christensen did it, and he lasted 7.7 seconds spinning a basketball on his nose. This was one of seven records set by the team on November 5, 2015 during the Guinness World Record Day celebration.
The old woman with the most tattoos
Charlotte Guttemberg’s tattoos (USA) have come to cover 98.75% of her body, and this is how this woman posed for the camera in June 2015, who continued with a tattoo that covered her head.
World Records:The longest chocolate sculpture
This delicious chocolate train is no more and no less than 34.05 meters long … more than an adult blue whale! It was done by the master chocolatier Andrew Farrugia, from Malta, and used about 780 hours and 1,285 kg. of chocolate. Since its manufacture in 2012, there has been no chocolate sculpture longer than this one.
The heaviest cauliflower
We continue with food, and in a big way. In April 2014 giant vegetable specialist Peter Glazebrook (UK) introduced this 27.48 kg cauliflower.
The largest number of dominoes knocked down in a spiral
This spiral contained the magic number 55,555 dominoes, and was shot down for the Officially Amazing TV show in Germany in July 2013.
The longest table football
It measured 121.4 meters in length and was made up of a series of linked foosball tables and occupied the main street of Turin in September 2015. Its total of 2332 plastic footballers was handled by 424 pairs of hands.
In October 2011 this cat named Trouble was 19 inches tall. It was a savannah F2 cat, a breed created by a cross between a domestic cat and an African serval
The greatest rotation of a foot
Maxwell Day (UK) is able to rotate his right foot 157 degrees, as he made known in September 2015, when he broke the previous record. Also, this guy can rotate both feet, but with his left he ‘only’ reaches 143 degrees.
The oldest living person
Kane Tanaka, born June 2, 1903, is the oldest living person in the world. The 115-year-old Japanese woman lives in a residence in Fukuoka and is still in good health, spending most of her time distracted by board games and taking walks around the premises.
World Records:Everest woman
The first woman to climb Everest
On May 16, 1975 Junko Tabei (Japan) became the first woman to climb Everest.
People with the most piercings
They are Elaina Davison and John Lynch (UK), the woman and the adult with the most piercings, respectively. At last count, this pierced couple totaled 703 piercings.
The longest windsurfing trip
The longest windsurfing trip in history covered a whopping 8,120 kilometers. The travelers, two Brazilian boys, took more than a year to visit them.
Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records
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