15/09/2011 06:57 BST | Updated 15/11/2011 05:12 GMT

Guinness Book Of World Records 2012 - The Weirdest And Strangest Inductees (Photos)

The latest edition of the Guinness World Records book has just been published, and as you might expect it features a wealth of strange, fascinating and arguably pointless records within its pages.

The 2012 edition of the book, which is now in its 57th year, includes such illustrious record holders as Rob Hull, owner of the world's largest collection of Daleks (571), Christine 'the Duchess' Walton and her record-breaking finger nail (10 foot 2 inches) and the owner of the world's largest afro.

Other records featured in the weighty tome range from the world's most pierced man, the longest tongue and the world's fastest wedding chapel, alongside the usual selection of quickest, largest and strongest animals, humans and machines.

We've collected some of the best and silliest records in the gallery, below. Let us know in the comments if you're a record breaker, or if you're not which record you think you could smash.