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World Records

2013 Editor - in - Chief Craig Glenday

BB Bantam Books New York • Toronto • London • Sydney • Auckland


Table of Contents Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Big Stuff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Human Body. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Small Stuff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Extreme Bodies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Natural World. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Age and Youth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Creepy Crawlies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Body Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Animal Extremes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Body Beautiful. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Extraordinary Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Medical Marvels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Fantastic Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Against All Odds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Plant World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Amazing Feats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Science & Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Unusual Skills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Gadgets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Tests of Strength. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Internet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Courage & Endurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Amazing Science. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Marathon Efforts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Buildings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Mass Participation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Structures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Teamwork. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Arts & Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Golden Oldies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Music Feats & Facts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Early Starters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

TV Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78


Stunts & Special Effects. . . . . . . . 80

Sports & Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Cartoons & Animation. . . . . . . . . 82

Action Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Books & Magazines. . . . . . . . . . . 84

Gymnastics & Weights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Art & Sculpture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Combat & Martial Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Toys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Ball Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Modern Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Soccer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Collections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Golf. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

People & Places . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

Racket Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

Big Money. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Animal Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

Big Food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Games & Gambling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

Fashion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Water Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

Travel & Transport . . . . . . . . . . 102

Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

Bikes & Motorbikes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Credits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

Aircraft. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140

Cars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Stop Press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148

Epic Journeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Air & Sea Heroes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112


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Human Body Extreme Bodies Loudest Burp WHO: Paul Hunn WHAT: 107.1 db WHERE: London, UK WHEN: 24 September 2008 The record for the loudest burp is 107.1 db achieved by Paul Hunn (UK) on the set of The New Paul O’Grady Show, London, UK, on 24 September 2008.

Tallest Man WHO: Robert Pershing Wadlow WHAT: 2.7 m (8 ft 11 in) WHERE: Alton, Illinois, USA WHEN: Last measured on July 15, 1940 The tallest man in medical history for whom there is irrefutable evidence is Robert Pershing Wadlow. He was born at Alton, Illinois, USA, on February 22, 1918, and when he was last measured on June 27, 1940, was found to be 2.72 m (8 ft 11.1 in) tall. Wadlow died at 1:30 a.m. on July 15, 1940, in a hotel in Manistee, Michigan, as a result of a septic blister on his right ankle caused by a brace, which had been poorly fitted only a week 16

earlier. He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Alton, in a coffin measuring 3.28 m (10 ft 9 in) long, 81 cm (32 in) wide and 76 cm (30 in) deep. Wadlow’s greatest recorded weight was 222.71 kg (35 st 1 lb) on his 21st birthday and he weighed 199 kg (31 st 5 lb) at the time of his death. His shoe size was 37AA (47 cm, 18½ in long) and his hands measured 32.4 cm (12¾ in) from the wrist to the tip of the middle finger. He wore a size 25 ring. His arm span was 2.88 m (9 ft 5¾ in) and his peak daily food consumption was 8000 calories. At the age of nine, he was able to carry his father Harold F. Wadlow, later Mayor of Alton, who stood 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) and weighed 77 kg (170 lb), up the stairs of the family home.

Most Pierced Woman WHO: Elaine Davidson WHAT: 720 piercings WHERE: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK WHEN: August 9, 2001 By August 9, 2001, Elaine Davidson, of Edinburgh, Scotland, had a record-breaking total of 720 piercings. She first broke the record in May 2000, when a Guinness World Records official examined her and found 462 piercings on various parts of her body, including 192 on her facial area alone.


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Gurning World Championships - Most Wins WHO: Gordon Mattinson WHAT: 10 WHERE: Cumbria, UK WHEN: 1967-72 and 1974-77 The Egremont Crab Apple Fair, Cumbria, is the venue of the World Gurning Championships (formerly known as the `Grinning for’bacca� contest). The competition is not limited to toothless old men, though they do make up a large proportion of the contestants. The only gurner to have won the World Championship ten times is Gordon Mattinson of Aspatria, Cumbria, from 1967-72 and 1974-77.

Furthest Eyeball Popper WHO: Kim Goodman WHAT: 12 mm (0.47 in) WHERE: Istanbul, Turkey WHEN: November 2, 2007 Kim Goodman (USA) can pop her eyeballs to a protrusion of 12 mm (0.47 in) beyond her eye sockets. Her eyes were measured in Istanbul, Turkey, on November 2, 2007. Elaine Davidson Most Pierced Woman

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Smallest Waist on a Living Person WHO: Cathie Jung WHAT: 38.1 cm (15 in) WHERE: Old Mystic, Connecticut, USA WHEN: As of 1999 Cathie Jung’s waist is about the same size as a regular jar of mayonnaise. She’s been wearing a corset every day for the past 12 years, and she now wears one 24 hours a day. “I probably have around 100 of them,” says the corset queen.

Lung Power - Most Powerful Lungs WHO: Manjit Singh WHAT: 2.44 m (8 ft) WHERE: Leicester, Leicestershire, UK WHEN: September 16, 1998 The inflation of a standard meteorological balloon (1,000g (35 oz)) to a diameter of 2.44 m (8 ft) against time was achieved by Manjit Singh (UK) in 42 min at Rushley Pavilion Centre, Leicester, UK on September 16, 1998.

Kingdom), at Westwood Medical Centre, Coventry, United Kingdom, on 11 February 2009.

Most Fingers and Toes - Living Person WHO: Pranamya Menaria and Devendra Harne WHAT: 25 WHERE: India WHEN: Devendra Harne There are two holders for this record: Pranamya Menaria (India; born August 10, 2005) has 25 in total (12 fingers and 13 toes). This is as a result of the condition Polydactyly and Syndactyly. Devendra Harne, pictured above, (India; born January 9, 1995) also has 25 in total (12 fingers and 13 toes) as a result of the condition polydactylism.

Longest Ear Hair WHO: Anthony Victor WHAT: 18.1 cm (7.12 in) WHERE: Madurai, India WHEN: As of 26 August 2007 Anthony Victor (India) has hair sprouting from the centre of his outer ears (middle of the pinna) that measures 18.1 cm (7.12 in) at its longest point.

Longest Hair WHO: Xie Qiuping WHAT: 5.627 m (18 ft 5.54 in) WHERE: Guangxi Province, China WHEN: May 8, 2004 The world’s longest documented hair belongs to Xie Qiuping (China) at 5.627 m (18 ft 5.54 in) when measured on May 8, 2004. She has been growing her hair since 1973 from the age of 13.

Longest Tongue WHO: Stephen Taylor WHAT: 9.8 cm (3.86 in) WHERE: Coventry, United Kingdom WHEN: 11 February 2009 The longest tongue measures 9.8 cm (3.86 in) from the tip to the middle of his closed top lip and was achieved by Stephen Taylor (United

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Left hand of Devendra Harne

Most Body Piercings in one session WHO: Charlie Wilson (UK) and Kam Ma (UK) WHAT: 1015 WHERE: UK WHEN: March 4, 2006 The world record for most body piercings in one session is 1015 piercings in 7 hours and 55 minutes achieved by Charlie Wilson (UK) and Kam Ma (UK) at the Sunderland Body Art, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, UK, on March 4, 2006.


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Age and Youth Lightest Birth - Triplets WHO: Peyton, Jackson and Blake Coffey WHAT: 1,385 g (3 lb 0.8 oz) WHERE: University of Virginia Hospital, USA WHEN: November 30, 1998 With a combined weight of 1,385 g (3 lb 0.8 oz) Peyton (585 g (1 lb 4.6 oz)), Jackson (420g (14.8 oz)) and Blake (380g (13.4 oz)) Coffey (all USA) became the lightest triplets to survive when they were born by emergency Cesarean section at the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville,Virginia, USA on November 30, 1998. Peyton was discharged first on March 12, 1999, followed by Blake on April 3, 1999 and Jackson on April 9, 1999.

Most Spoons Balanced on the Face WHO: Joe Allison WHAT: 16 spoons WHERE: Devon, United Kingdom WHEN: April 1, 2008 The most spoons balanced on the face is 16 and was achieved by Joe Allison (United Kingdom) in Devon, United Kingdom, on 1 April 2008. Joe used stainless steel teaspoons. He balanced 5 spoons on the forehead, 4 on the cheeks, 1 on the nose, 2 on his top lip, 1 on each ear and 2 on the chin.

Oldest Married Couple - Aggregate Age WHO: Karl and Marie Dølven WHAT: 210 years 65 days WHERE: Hole, Norway WHEN: 24 April 2004 Karl Dølven (Norway, b. 31 August 1897) married Gudrun Haug (Norway, b. 14 October 1900) at Hole, Norway, on 4 June 1927. They remained married until Gudrun’s death on 24 April 2004. At this time Gudrun was aged 103 years 193 days and Karl was 106 years 237 days - an aggregate age of 210 years 65 days.

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