World Records

Should Nike Be Sponsoring Drug Cheat Justin Gatlin?

Andy Shepherd | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Sport
Andy Shepherd

It's not the place of a sports company to inflict a ban on an athlete. That's down to the governing body of the sport. If the IAAF have cleared Gatlin to compete then he should have the same opportunities as anyone else who is on that start line.

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 - ...

Embracing the Challenge

Haris Suleman | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK
Haris Suleman

A lot of people have expressed concern that the journey that my father and I have set out on is a risky venture. Some have even questioned why we woul...

Arriving in Pakistan

Haris Suleman | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK
Haris Suleman

Our departure from Al Ain was exhausting, but my father and I started to calm down once we set our sights on the tranquil waters of the Persian Gulf. ...

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...

This Adventure, Which Has Touched So Many People, Is Drawing to a Close

Claire Birch | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Birch

This adventure has touched so many thousands of people. As the end approaches and the boys get closer to us, I feel that I am also getting a little bit closer to them on some aspects of their experience, albeit wrapped in a soft duvet with a glass of cool orange juice at my side!

It's Been an Eventful Week Including Whales, a Full Moon and Requests for Lobster

Claire Birch | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Birch

Over the next couple of days I will start preparing to fly to Antigua to meet the boys. I can hardly believe that we are now anticipating their finish - on the one hand it seems like they set off on this adventure yesterday, but on the other hand it has also felt like a (very traumatic) eternity!

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: Man Sets New World Record Running Marathon Backwards While Juggling

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Comedy

As you do. Yes, congratulations to Florida man Joe Salter - who recently ran a 26.20-mile marathon in five hours, 51 minutes, 25 seconds. Backwards...

PICS, VIDEO: World's Smallest Dog And More Make Guinness Book Of World Records 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Comedy

The 2014 edition of the world's best-selling book is out today - and unsurprisingly, it contains some remarkable achievements. Yes, Guinness World ...

WATCH: Carefully Does It...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

A tightrope walker has set a new record after travelling 18 metres between two hot air balloons in just 38.35 seconds. Aisikaier Wubulikaisimu ach...

WATCH: Carefully...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

A tightrope walker has set a new record after travelling 18 metres between two hot air balloons in just 38.35 seconds. Aisikaier Wubulikaisimu ach...

WATCH: 270,000 Dominoes Fall In World Record

ITN | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK

In what took a week to set up, more than 270,000 dominoes have fallen breaking a new world record. A team of 12 in Germany created the masterpiece...

WATCH: World's Fastest Clapper

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Comedy

*Insert 'he goes like the clappers' joke here* Some people deserve a slow hand clap. But not Bryan Bednarek here. Because Bednarek has just brok...

PICS: World's Largest Lego Railway Is 2.5 Miles Long

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Tech

It's more than 2.5 miles long, made of 100,000 bricks and rails and takes four hours to travel. It's made of Lego. It's the world's longest Lego...

Woman With The World's Longest Legs Is A Basketball Coach, Quelle Surprise

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK

If you’re on the stumpy side, you might want to avoid standing next to Svetlana Pankratova – who boasts the world’s longest pair of legs. Sv...

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...

So Long, Lolong: World's Largest Crocodile In Captivity Dies

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK

A one-ton crocodile who was declared the largest in captivity has died in a Philippines eco-tourism park. Giant reptile Lolong was captured by res...

Coco Brown ‘To Be First Porn Star In Space'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK

Adult actress Coco Brown is set to be the first porn star in space. The 32-year-old has paid $100,000 (around £60,000) to be part of a private Du...

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 ...

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...

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.

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...