Guinness World Records

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 04.07.2014 | 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...

WATCH: Elvis Impersonators Claim New World Record

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Oooh - how exciting! We've just heard there's a new Elvis record. Ah, just to clarify... it's actually a new Guinness world record for the biggest...

Bum Deal For Skinny Dipping Record Attempt (PICTURES)

PA | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK

Hundreds of people braved the cold to attempt to set a new world record for the biggest ever skinny dip and raise money for charity on Saturday mornin...

Why World Records Matter

Mark Bayliss | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Bayliss

The record I set was for the Enduroman Arch to Arc, a 290mile ultra distance triathlon that involves running, swimming and cycling from London to Paris. Before me, only 10 athletes had ever completed the challenge... It's a pretty tough nut to crack.

News Picture Desk Live: 17 September 2012

Posted 17.09.2012 | UK

Scroll down for some of the best news pictures from around the world, brought to you by the Huffington Posts own picture editors Elliot Wagland, Matth...

A L'eau Point For British Cycling

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK

We already know the British are the best in the world at cycling and water-based sports such as sailing and rowing - and it turns out we're also brill...

Just How Tall Is The World's Tallest Mohawk?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 13.09.2012 | UK

In case you have ever wondered exactly how tall the world's tallest mohawk is, it is 3ft 8.6in. It's owner? Japanese fashion designer Kazuhiro Wata...