Guinness World Records

Science in Northern Ireland is World Class

John Worne | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Tech
John Worne

Science matters to the UK and, to quote the poster campaign, UK 'Science is GREAT'. We are second in the world (only behind the USA) when ranked by Nobel prizes and the UK leads the G8 biggest economies in field-weighted citation impact - this time having overtaken the Americans.

The Moment a Woman's 23-Inch Record Breakers... Broke

The Huffington Post UK/ITN | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Comedy

The proud owner of the world's longest fingernails suffered a devastating and slightly embarrassing bit of bad luck during an appearance in London. ...

Teens Break Land Speed Record TWICE With Model Car Which Reaches More Than 550mph

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Teenagers from a school in Nottinghamshire have broken the land speed record for a rocket-powered car not once, but twice, with their model car which ...

For This Golfer, Size Does Matter

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Tech

Well this is just silly. What you're looking at is officially the world's longest golf club, proving that really no sport is safe from the Guinness Wo...

Check Out These Amazing New Guinness World Record Breakers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievement, has announced the greatest new records to make it into their 2015 book - ...

The Ultimate Pompom

Juliet Bernard | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Juliet Bernard

There is something inherently nostalgic about a Pompom. I must have made hundreds of them at primary school when I was a child. Colourful, tactile and the embodiment of the word nice. It's no wonder that the Deafblind charity Sense launched a campaign in 2013 to get as many Pompoms as they could.

World's Most Pierced Man Denied Entry To Dubai Over 'Black Magic' Fears

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

A German man who holds the world record for the most piercings has been denied entry to Dubai. Rolf Buchholz was on his way to make an appearance ...

Why, Oh Why Al Ain?

Haris Suleman | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
Haris Suleman

We decided to extend our stay by one day in Cairo to be able to go to the Pyramids. The next morning we departed for Aswan, which was our departure airport for customs and we needed to buy enough Avgas (aviation gasoline) to cross the Arabian Desert on our way to Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates, where we have some dear friends that we were staying with.

This Stunt Is About To Go Horribly Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Tech

When skier and professional rally driver Guerlain Chicherit decided to attempt the world's longest jump in a car neither him, nor GoPro had any idea w...

Around the World in 30 Days

Haris Suleman | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK
Haris Suleman

As many teenagers are getting ready for the long summer holiday, I am preparing for the biggest adventure of my life; to break the world record by flying round the world in a single-engine plane in just thirty days...

World's Longest Lecture Ever Is FIVE Days Long - And It Hasn't Finished Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

If you thought your university lectures were a drag, try sitting through this one - lasting a world record breaking five days straight and counting. T...

RIP Colonel Meow: Your Minions Will Miss You

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

A cat who earned fame by setting records for having the world’s longest fur has sadly died. The noble, glorious, profoundly hairy Colonel Meow p...

LISTEN: Scientists Smash Record For The World's Longest Echo

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have broken the record for the world's longest man-made echo. The record was smashed deep inside a giant oil storage tank, constructed d...

Why I Am Rowing Across the Atlantic, and Why You Can Do It Too

Jamie Sparks | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie Sparks

This Christmas, I won't be eating turkey with my family, unwrapping presents and watching panto. I'll be eating dehydrated power food, wrestling with an oar, and watching nothing but the endless waves of the Atlantic ocean.

World's Tallest Man Sultan Kosen Finds Love

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The world's tallest man Sultan Kosen towers over his new wife measuring a record-worthy 8ft 3inches. But his bride Merve Dibo - who tied the knot w...

WATCH: Why Have 21 People Been Set On Fire In Cleveland?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

Twenty-one people were set alight in Cleveland on Saturday night in an attempt to break the world record for the "most people performing full body bur...

WATCH: Blood-Sucking Record Attempt

ITN | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Thousands of vampires turned up at Tulleys Farm in Crawley, West Sussex for a Guinness World Record attempt. ...

Chinese 'Eagle Dad' Trains Son, 5, To Pilot Plane

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK

A five-year-old boy has piloted a plane – under the encouragement of his famously overachieving "Eagle Dad". He Yide, nicknamed Duoduo, is repor...

New Guinness World Record Broken

Posted 12.07.2013 | UK


PICTURES: Amazing New Guinness World Record Breakers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Comedy

‘Officially Amazing’ is a new show on CBBC airing weekdays at 07.45 between 11th and 27th March. But the good news is that you don't have to be...

LOOK: Woman Has World's Largest Hips

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Comedy

Like Shakira, 39 year-old Mikel Ruffinelli's hips don't lie. And nor does a Guinness World Records tape measure. Yes, 30-stone Ruffinelli has hips ...

Naked Ambition Turns Out To Be A Damp Squib

Caters News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK

Tandem attempts at smashing the Guinness World Record for skinny-dipping have taken place in New Zealand. In Papamoa Beach 299 nudist swimmers tur...

WATCH: Truffles The Guinea Pig Performs World Record Leap

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Comedy

Move over, Mo Farah, Bradley Wiggins and Jessica Ennis. We'd like to put forward another contender for Sports Personality of the Year: Truffles the gu...

Indian Woman Claims She Is World's Oldest Dwarf, Aged 113 (PICTURES)

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

An Indian pensioner who says she is 113-years-old is staking a claim as the world's oldest dwarf. Zeenat Bi has Government pension records stating...

Website Searches For World's Smallest Penis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Under-endowed men! Want to win an iPhone? All you have to do is take a snap of your penis "in rigid mode" alongside a tape measure then send it to Sin...