Guinness World Records was founded in 1951 when Sir Hugh Beaver - then managing director of the Guinness Brewery - asked a simple question: what was Europe's fastest game bird? With the help of the London-based fact-finding twins Norris and Ross McWhirter, he set about creating a definitive catalogue of notable feats which culminated on August 27, 1955, in the publication of the first edition of "The Guinness Book of Records". By Christmas that year it became Britain's number one bestseller and has since produced a book each year under its new title, Guinness World Records.
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Bobi, whose mother died aged 18, lives in a Portuguese village and has never been chained or put on a lead. More than 100 people attended his birthday party.
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The people at Guinness love distance-related achievements. From quirky travel using unconventional transport to inspiring feats of endurance, here are some world records that may leave you short of breath.
The 10-year-old Tang Jinfan hopes to join a professional football club in China, and eventually play for the national men’s team.
Beatriz Flamini, an elite sportswoman and mountaineer, described her experience as ‘excellent, unbeatable’, adding that time had flown by.
Astronauts preparing for a Mars mission were accompanied by a Japanese-made robotic seal during a two-week simulation to see if it helped with their stress levels.
Li rose to prominence in 2015 after posting videos of her peaceful existence cooking and doing handicrafts in Sichuan.
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Queen Elizabeth’s image has appeared on British banknotes since 1960 and at least currencies worldwide, including Hong Kong’s until 1993.
Mayank Vaid sets world record for fastest aggregate time to complete 10 marathon distances in 10 days on a treadmill
Five months after taking off from Bulgaria, Mack Rutherford returned to a small airport outside the capital Sofia to claim his record as the youngest person to fly solo around the world.
The world’s hottest chilli pepper is officially the Carolina Reaper, with a blistering 1.6 million Scoville heat units, 275 times hotter than a jalapeño, followed by Trinidad Scorpion and 7 Pot pepper varieties.
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Lhakpa Sherpa last climbed the 8,848.86-metre mountain in 2018, and is the first woman to reach the world’s highest peak on 10 occasions.
The 52-year-old sherpa first scaled Mount Everest in 1994 and has been making the trip nearly every year since then. Everest has been climbed more than 10,000 times since it was first scaled in 1953.
Born on January 2, 1903, Kane Tanaka was certified by Guinness World Records as the oldest living person in 2019 when she was 116. She died of old age on April 19 at a hospital in Fukuoka.