I pretty much love anything comically oversized, and that goes double for animals. So you better believe I’m a little bit obsessed with Zeus, the 44-inch tall Great Dane that took top honors as the tallest dog in the world. The Otsego, Michigan, pup is just three-years-old, and stands 7-feet 4-inches when on his hind legs. He weighs a lean 115 pounds, and eats up to 12 cups of food a day (aw, a growing boy!). “Zeus is an awesome dog,” said his owner Denise Dorlag. “The only downside is that everything costs more; the food, medicines, transport. We had to get a van to be able to transport him, oh, and if he steps on your foot – he leaves bruises!” We bet! [Discovery]
In Bangkok, Thailand 641 masseuses simultaneously performed massages on lucky volunteers for 12 consecutive minutes, breaking the Guinness World Record for biggest mass massage. The record was previously set in Australia in 2010, when 263 massage therapists worked in tandem. The event was organized to promote Thailand’s famous spa industry. “I felt enchanted. I felt calm and relaxed watching them,” said Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
How was he able to just watch them!? I would have lept into the action like a hungry animal and insisted that someone, ANYONE, work out the knots in my shoulders. Seriously, the picture alone is making me drool. I wouldn’t have cared if there were lots of uncomfortable moaning sounds in the room. Or if I had to wear one of those unflattering, linen outfits. I want to be there. RIGHT NOW! I guess I need to go for a chair massage after work. Or book a trip to Thailand for some spa time. I could handle that. [Metro UK]
A new world record was set and plenty of cash was raised for the Humane Society of New York at a high-society canine wedding last night. The bride was a Coton de Tuléar named Baby Hope Diamond and the groom was a formerly stray poodle called Chilly Pasternak. A Guinness Book of World Records adjudicator was on hand to certify that the extravaganza, which used around $158,000 in donated luxury goods and services, was the most expensive pet wedding ever, the AP reports. The old record was set by a $16,000 cat wedding in Thailand in 1996. Read more …
To say Tao Porchon-Lynch is an extraordinary yoga teacher isn’t a stretch, considering she has fans all over the world. But what makes her truly amazing is the fact that she can support her whole body on her hands — even though she’s 93.Now she has another accolade to add to her list: Guinness World Records has just declared her the world’s oldest yoga teacher.
Porchon-Lynch started practicing yoga when she was eight after seeing some boys doing the exercises on the beach of her hometown of Pondicherry, a French colony in India on the Bay of Bengal. Read more …
A mini Yorkshire terrier from New Jersey is now the holder of a very big world record: world’s smallest working dog.
Lucy, who weighs just 2 1/2 pounds, was named the world’s smallest working dog last week by Guinness World Records. In the process, she doggedly beat out the previous record holder: Momo, an eight-year-old chihuahua from Japan that works as a police search-and-rescue dog. See the video and read more…
A high school student in central India was recognized as the world’s shortest woman by Guinness World Records on Friday as she turned 18 and said she hopes to earn a degree and make it in Bollywood.
Jyoti Amge stood just 62.8 centimeters (24.7 inches) tall – shorter than the average 2-year-old – when Guinness representatives visiting from London measured her at a ceremony attended by about 30 relatives and friends in the town of Nagpur, in Maharashtra state. Read more…
A tiny cat in San Diego is getting about the biggest honor possible: A spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The cat in question is named Fizz Girl and she measures a measly 6 inches tall from floor to shoulder. As a result, she’s just been declared the world’s shortest living cat by the folks at Guinness World Records. Read more…
Step aside Elif Kocaman, there’s a new shortest woman in the world. Twenty-two-year-old Illinois woman Bridgette Jordan’s 2′ 3″ frame has earned her the coveted Guinness title. She hasn’t let her primordial dwarfism hold her back one bit. A student at Kaskaskia College, Bridgette loves to listen to music, dance, cheerlead, and play basketball (although dunking must be a challenge). “It’s great to be small,” she said. “I believe that everyone should be confident in themselves … hopefully this will go a little way to helping people realize it’s ok to be different.” Word. [Newslite] Keep reading »
It takes a newborn baby 18 years to grow into adulthood. And it took Chris “The Dutchess” Walton just as long to grow her record-setting fingernails to 19 feet, 9 inches long.
“The hardest thing for me to do is dig in my pockets,” the 45-year-old rock singer from Las Vegas says. “Everything else I can do myself — driving, shopping, cleaning the house … although when I vacuum, the cord gets tangled in my fingers.”
A day before the release of the 2012 Guinness World Records, The Dutchess visited The Huffington Post to talk about her life and celebrate her inclusion in this year’s edition — a celebration of “unique beauty,” including fresh pictures of the world’s longest tongue, the largest afro, and a “holy man” with 453 piercings.
“I never set out to make it into Guinness,” she says. “It just happened.” Read more… Keep reading »