Guinness World Records 2016 In Pictures

Guinness World Records turns 60 this year. Since first being published in 1955 it has become a publishing phenomenon, selling 132m copies across more than 100 countries.

Olga Liashchuk: fastest time to crush three watermelons with the thighs
Photograph: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records

Jagathish: longest side-wheelie, auto-rickshaw
Photograph: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World Records

Dominic Lacasse: most chinups in the human flag position
Photograph: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records

Linsey Lindberg: most telephone directories torn in one minute
Photograph: Ryan Schude/Guinness World Records

Vijay Kumar: most teeth in a mouth
Photograph: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World Records

Tameru Zegeye: fastest 100m on crutches
Photograph: Richard Bradbury/Guinness World Records

Marcus Daily: largest hot dog cart
Photograph: Kevin Scott Ramos/Guinness World Records

Takeru Kobayashi: most hamburgers eaten in three minutes
Photograph: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records

Li Longlong: most consecutive stairs climbed on the head
Photograph: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records

Jeison Orlando Rodriguez Hernandez: largest feet on a living person (pictured with his nephew)
Photograph: Gil Montano/Guinness World Records

Franchesca: longest fur on a rabbit (pictured with owner Betty Chu)
Photograph: James Ellerker/Guinness World Records

Devendra Suthar: most fingers and toes
Photograph: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World Records

Bharat Sinh Parmar: longest motorcycle
Photograph: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World Records

Bertie: fastest tortoise
Photograph: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records

Sun Mingming and Xu Yan: tallest married couple
Photograph: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records

Alberto Busnari: most Thomas flairs on a pommel horse in one minute.
Photograph: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records

Most watermelons smashed with the head in one minute: 43. Ahmed Tafzi, 50, Germany

Ahmed Tafzi: ‘I am ecstatic when I do well.’

Photograph: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records

Most throws and catches while juggling three chainsaws: 94. Ian Stewart, 36, Halifax, Canada

Ian Stewart: ‘I bought my first chainsaw when I was 18.’

Photograph: Guinness World Records

Most roof tiles smashed in one minute: 923. Lisa Pitman, 41, Croydon, UK

Lisa Pitman: ‘You get a real sense of achievement when you do something that you think is not humanly possible.’

Photograph: Guinness World Records

The most drink cans broken with a whip in three minutes: 23. Adam Winrich, 34, US

Adam Winrich: ‘I got a tattoo on my shoulder to celebrate – on one side it says pain and on the other it says love.’

Photograph: Guinness World Records

The tallest man alive: 8ft 3in. Sultan Kösen, 32, Turkey

Sultan Kösen: ‘I am known all over the world now.’

Photograph: Matt Crossick/PA WireOnline

Most one-arm pushups completed in one hour: 1,868. Paddy Doyle, 49, Solihull, UK

Paddy Doyle: ‘It’s nice to know you have been recognised as the world No 1.’

Photograph: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World Records

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