Sir Malcolm Campbell (March 11, 1885 – December 31, 1948) was a British racing motorist and motoring journalist. He gained the world speed record on land and on water at various times during the 1920s and 1930s using vehicles called Blue Bird, including a 1921 Grand Prix Sunbeam. Continue reading »
A Cryptocurrency Entrepreneur Just Bought the World’s Largest Painting, by Artist Sacha Jafri, for a Whopping $62 Million
Last fall, Sacha Jafri set a Guinness World Record for the world’s largest painting, titled The Journey of Humanity. Now, he’s sold it at auction for an equally large price: $62 million. The figure makes him the fourth-most expensive living artist—behind Jeff Koons, David Hockney, and digital artist Beeple. Continue reading »
The monument was installed in the Ulytau district. The authorities of the district hope that the monument will enter the Guinness Book of Records. Continue reading »
Simone Williams, a young woman from Brooklyn, New York, recently broke the Guinness record for world’s largest natural afro, with her impressive 4 ft. 10 in (1.48 m) hairdo. Continue reading »
Fifteen young women in mini skirts crammed in an Austin Mini on July 21, 1966, bringing to Britain the new world record for the number of people in a Mini, established the year before by American college students. Continue reading »
A Minnesota man broke a Guinness World Record when his hair was styled into a Mohawk that measures 42.5 inches high. Joseph Grisamore said he initially attempted to break the Guinness record for the world’s tallest Mohawk in 2007, but his hair fell short of the needed height. Continue reading »
The 3D Body Painting picture “Underwater Landscape” with 253 volunteers in a world record attempt in Vienna, Austria. The event is being held by Reef Calendar, a project to protect the underwater environment, together with the multiple world champion for bodypainting Gabriela Hajek-Renner and her 60 people team. Continue reading »
What better method to sell records than to put a young surfer girl on the cover? At least that’s what record companies believed throughout the 1960s and into the 80s. The beach babe was a ubiquitous sight on the shelves of the record stores, especially in the “super hits by various artists” or “easy listening” categories… and implemented mostly by countries other than the US (for whatever reason). Continue reading »
Icelandic photographer Gunnar Freyr woke up to the sound of a tree breaking in his garden and saw the heavy snowfall coming down. He grabbed his camera and ventured into the city centre to capture these fantastic photos of a magical night. Snow depth was measured at 51 cm at 9 am this morning in the capital which breaks the record of 48 cm in February in 1952. Only once has this been exceeded, in January of 1937 when snow was 55 cm.
The photographs were taken in Reykjavik between 3 and 5 am. Continue reading »
Chefs prepare tacos of Cochinita Pibil, a popular dish from Yucatan, in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest taco in Guadalajara February 15, 2015. Guadalajara broke the Guinness record for the longest taco of cochinita pibil, with a length of 2.5 kilometers, as part of the COME gastronomy festival, local media reported. For the preparation of the traditional dish, the chefs used 4 tons of pork, 36,000 tortillas and spices for 325 taco servings. (Photo by Alejandro Acosta/Reuters)
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Workers prepare Koshary, a popular Egyptian dish, in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s biggest plate of Koshary, at a general garden in Zamalek, Cairo, January 17, 2015. Koshary is a traditional Egyptian dish dating to the 19th century in which rice, pasta and lentils are mixed together in one plate with a topping of spicey tomato sauce and some crispy fried onions. With a huge plate of koshary measuring 10 metres long and in width and of 1.2 metres in height, the plate weighed 7 tonnes, or about 7,000 kg. About 6,000 attendees turned up to the festival, earning it a place in the world record books. (Photo by Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)
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A fisherman caught a record-breaking 805lb Mako shark – and then barbecued and ate it with his friends. Joey Polk, 29, and his two cousins Earnie Polk, 43, and Kenny Peterson, 21, battled the 11ft predator for more than an hour before finally hauling it onto the beach. They normally tag and release their catches for conservation but were unable to resuscitate this one and instead made it the main course at a jumbo-sized family barbecue. The huge shark, caught at a secret location on the Florida Panhandle on April 15, beat a previous weight record set by Earnie for a mako weighing 730lbs, set in February 2009.
Joey Polk, 29, holding open the jaws of the 11ft mako shark. (Photo by Joey Polk/Barcroft Media)
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A female street art collective has set a new Guinness World Record to create the largest spray-painted mural by multiple artists. Over 100 international female street artists came together to create the continuous mural in south London’s Leake Street Tunnel, made famous by Banksy, on March 8, 2014. The record was broken as part of all-female street art event Femme Fierce, the largest of its kind in the UK, which aims to celebrate women street artists across the world. Continue reading »
Bristol-based graduate Tom Holmes set a new Guinness World Record after creating the structure that reached 5.275m at its peak. It took the record breaker 7.5 hours of gruelling concentration and 2,688 dominos to complete the towering task. The final result dwarfed the previous record holder by almost 20cm and would tower above the average double decker bus by over a metre.
Tom Holmes stands next to the world’s tallest domino tower (Picture: Guinness Book of Records/PA) Continue reading »
Visitors to the Shocktober Fest dressed as zombies pose at Tulleys Farm on October 6, 2012 in Turners Hill, England. People dressed as zombies from around the United Kingdom have converged on Tulleys Farm in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the most zombies together in one place. In photographs by Peter Macdiarmid. Continue reading »
Beekeeper She Ping broke a world record by covering himself with over 300,000 bees Wednesday in Chongqing, China. The previous record was held by another Chinese beekeeper from Jiangxi province named Ruan Liangming, who covered himself with 59 pounds (26.8 kilograms) of bees in 2008. She Ping broke the record with 73 pounds (33.1 kilograms), approximately 331,000 bees.
An apprentice of beekeeper She Ping uses burning incense to drive off bees from She’s face as he assists covering She’s body with bees. (REUTERS/China Daily) Continue reading »
A worker holds the special edition of the Terra Nostra newspaper printed in Ponta Delgada on the Azores islands on Thursday. The special edition of the Terra Nostra was printed at Nova Grafica printing house and considered by Guinness World Records as the smallest newspaper in the world. (Jose Antonio Rodrigues / Reuters)
As many as 8000 runners dressed as Santa Claus took part in the annual five-kilometer Santa Dash in Liverpool, northern England, on Sunday. The Liverpool Santa Dash 2011 reportedly created a world record for having the maximum number of participants ever. A Santa Claus themed fun-run was also organized for various charities at Greenwich Park in London that saw thousands participating in the festive fervor.
Competitors dressed as Santa Claus take part in the annual five-kilometer Santa Dash in Liverpool, northern England, Dec. 4, 2011. (REUTERS/Phil Noble) Continue reading »
Crowds of sun seekers fill the beach on October 1 in Brighton, England. The U.K.’s national weather service the Met Office says Saturday’s temperature reached 85.8 F (29.9 C) at Gravesend in southeast England. That is the highest October temperature since records began a century ago, beating the previous high of 84.9 F (29.4 C) reached on Oct. 4, 1985. (Peter MacDiarmid / Getty Images / AP)
Candidates taking part in a World Record TV watching contest in the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum, The Netherlands, on September 29. The winner will get a trip to Los Angeles. (Freek Van Asperen / EPA) Continue reading »
An eight-year-old coonhound from Boulder, Colorado, USA, gets the 2012 Guinness World Records title for “longest ears on a living dog.” The officials confirmed that the dog, Harbor, has ears measuring 12.25 inches in length on the left and 13.5 inches on the right. Continue reading »
The yakitori at Isakaya on Smith in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (Mimi Ritzen Crawford for The Wall Street Journal) Continue reading »
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