Guinness World Records

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 27.08.2015 | 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.

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...