Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records: First Prosthetic Tattoo Gun Arm, World's Longest Eyelash And More

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A tattoo artist has been named by Guinness World Records as the first person to ever wear a prosthetic tattoo gun arm. JC Sheitan Tenet, from Lyon, Fr...

This Jet-Powered VW Truck Could Be The World's Fastest Road-Legal Car

Caters News | Oscar Williams | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Tech

A car mad Brit has transformed a rusty old Volkswagen pickup into a £50k jet-powered truck that can travel at over 300 miles per hour. Inventor, Per...

This 'Alien-Like' Creature Is Guaranteed To Give You Nightmares

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Tech

With two gigantic pincers and the strength to lift epic loads, the Hercules beetle is one of the most fearsome insects on the planet. But new footage ...

This Robot Can Solve A Rubik's Cube Faster Than You Can Blink Twice

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Tech

A robot has broken the world record for solving a Rubik’s cube, completing the fiendish task in just 0.637 seconds. To put that in context, it take...

World's Oldest Person With Down's Syndrome Celebrates 77th Birthday

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The world’s oldest person with Down’s syndrome has celebrated his 77th birthday at his care home in Britain. Kenny Cridge was born in 1939 and do...

Meet The World's Oldest Yoga Teacher, Aged 98

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Aged 98, Tao Porchon-Lynch is the world’s oldest yoga teacher. After she was told, aged 8, that yoga was “unladylike”, Tao grew determined to le...

A Mobility Scooter Just Went 107mph

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Comedy

A mobility scooter that would scare the pants off just about anyone has won a Guinness World Record after travelling at a speed of 107.6 mph, making i...

Skateboarding Dog Sets New World Record, Has Mad Skills

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Comedy

Otto the bulldog is a very clever pup - he can ride a skateboard with ease, and now even has a World Record to prove it. The Peruvian pooch is the ...

Chill-Seekers Take Part In Nude Rollercoaster Ride To Raise Money For Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK

A daring set of thrill-seekers have raised thousands of pounds after attempting to break a world record for the most naked rollercoaster riders. T...

Meet The World's Tallest Couple

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Sun Mingming and his wife Xu Yan are a match made in heaven. The couple, who are from China, have made headlines recently after being crowned the t...

Watch This Strongwoman Rip Apart Phone Books, Entire Decks Of Cards And One Man's Dignity

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Ladies and gentlemen, meet American strongwoman Mama Lou - the Guinness World Record holder for most phonebooks torn up in one minute, most frying pan...

This Year's Weirdest Guinness World Records

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK

From the fastest tortoise to the most flesh tunnels in a face, the contenders for this year's Guinness World Records have been unveiled. The releas...

Guinness World Records Turns 60: "Turning the Heat of Argument Into the Light of Knowledge"

Craig Glenday | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Craig Glenday

Today, 60 years on, Guinness World Records - as it was renamed in 2001 when it was finally sold by the brewery - continues to top the best-sellers lists. In 1974, it overtook Dr Benjamin Spock's Baby and Child Care as the biggest selling copyrighted title of all time, and it remains the world's best-selling annual book, with accumulated sales to date of more than 132 million copies.

27 Of The Weirdest World Records Ever Seen

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Comedy

Ever wondered what the world record for most nationalities in a single sauna is? How about most marshmallows caught with chopsticks? These are World R...

Obama's New Twitter Account Just Smashed A World Record

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Tech

If there is ever anybody who can beat Iron Man using something as mundane as Twitter, it would be Barack Obama. The US President now holds the Gui...

Merlin The Cat Breaks World Record For Loudest Purr

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A cat, who purrs louder than a dishwasher, has broken the world record with his epic roar. Merlin the cat's purring measures 67.8 decibels at its l...

British Couple Set To Become World's Oldest Newly-Weds

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A couple from Eastbourne, East Sussex are set to break a world record when they tie the knot this summer. After 27 years together, George Kirby, 10...

Science in Northern Ireland is World Class

John Worne | Posted 02.05.2015 | 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.