Posts tagged "guinness world records"

Meet Alley The Record Holding Flying Cat

One of the new record holders set to appear in the 2015 edition of the “Guinness Book of Records” is Alley the flying cat, who jumps farther than any other kitty on the planet. Alley was rescued in Chicago by Samantha Martin, a trainer for the traveling cat circus Acro-cats (how did I not know that…

Claire Hannum / September 17, 2014

This Family’s House Is A Record-Breaking Winter Wonderland

This Australian home holds the Guinness World Record for the most Christmas lights on a residential property. The home’s owner took a week off to install the 502,165 lights on his house. What a winter wonderland. [ITN]…

Claire Hannum / November 29, 2013

World’s Heaviest Woman Is Shedding The Pounds With The Sex Diet

Pauline Potter took the title of the Guinness Book World Record’s Fattest Woman at 728 pounds. She packed on the pounds after divorcing her husband Alex, binging on about 10,000 calories a day. I’ll provide some calorie math for you. Ten thousand calories a day works out to be four bowls of cereal, a box…

Ami Angelowicz / July 11, 2012

This Man Holds 121 Guinness World Records

I am obsessed with Guinness World Records. Someday, I aspire to set a record of my own. For those of you out there who are equally as compelled by them, I’d like to introduce you to a very important world record holder, Mr. Ashrita Furman. He holds the world record for … holding the most…

10 Really Bizarre Guinness World Records

Happy Guinness World Record Day! In honor of this special day, which makes otherwise rational people do ridiculous things to get their name in the (kinda) history books, we’ve rounded up some of the weirdest records out there. Find out what they are after the jump.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 18, 2010

2 Dudes Break The World Record For Kissing

I’d like to extend a shout-out to Matt Daley and Bobby Canciello, two college dudes who set out to raise awareness for LGBTQ equal rights by breaking the Guinness World Record for the “longest continuous kiss.” After a 33-hour kissing sesh, they walked away with some tired lips and a world record. They both have…

Ami Angelowicz / September 20, 2010

“Hellcats” To Set A Guinness World Record

For the past, oh, 20 years, I have wanted few things more than to set a Guinness World Record. Last year, I determined that the most likely way to do this is by gathering a mass group of people to do an activity together, à la getting the most people dressed as Smurfs to one

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 3, 2010

World’s Fattest Mother Wants To Become World’s Fattest Woman

Wouldn’t life be liberating if you never had to worry about what you ate for fear of packing on the pounds or destroying your health? For Donna Simpson of New Jersey, life is that great. You see, Donna already weighs 602 pounds and has held the Guinness World Record for world’s fattest mom since 2007,…

Annika Harris / March 15, 2010

5-Year-Old Body Builder: Kid Sensation Or Child Abuse?

Am I the only one who thinks there is something really wrong with a 5-year-old who has a six-pack? The kid you are looking at (to the left) is one Giuliano Stroe, the 5-year-old who is the toast of Romania after walking on his hands for 33 feet with a medicine ball between his leg…

Ami Angelowicz / October 28, 2009

The World’s Oldest Woman Dies At 115 Years Old

The world’s oldest person, 115-year-old Gertrude Baines, died peacefully in her sleep Friday morning. The saucy senior citizen was born in 1894 and grew up in Georgia. Her father was a slave and she lived through the height of segregation. She was married and divorced once, and had a daughter in 1909 who died…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 15, 2009

Quick Pic: Chinese Couple Attempts To Break Wedding Gown Record

A Chinese bride wore what she’s hoping will break the Guinness World Record for longest wedding gown train. Guests spent more than three hours unfurling the 1.2 mile-long train complete with 9,999 silk roses. It was the groom, Zhao Peng, who thought of the idea and says the length and the number of roses could…

Annika Harris / August 10, 2009

70-Year-Old Grandmother Has The World’s Smallest Waist

Cathie Jung’s obsession with everything Victorian led her to reduce her 26-inch waist to 15 inches, the circumference of a DVD, in the hopes of achieving the perfect hourglass figure. “I was the sort of teenager in ’50s when small waists were in vogue, and when I got into my 40s, the kids were gone.

Annika Harris / July 18, 2009

Setting The World Record For The Most Simultaneous Skinny Dippers

Last month, after a bunch of students in Wales broke a world record for the most people dressed as Smurfs at one time, Kate T. challenged all us Friskians to come up with our very own world record to break. While I’ve been racking my brain to come up with ideas (most people…

Ami Angelowicz / July 13, 2009

The Guiness Book Of World Records Crowns The Strongest Vagina, Again

I’m sure your vagina is impressive, but can it lift 31 lbs? Russian mom, Tatiata Kozhevnikova, 42, was feelin’ a little loosey-goosey after giving birth. Instead of just doing kegels like the rest of us, she decided to challenge herself and become a below-the-belt strong woman.

Tatiana read up on the ancient Dao…

Simcha / July 7, 2009

Let’s Set A Frisky World Record

When I was kid, my dad (a stock broker at the time) had a client who either A) set a world record for pogo-sticking up the stairs of the Statue of Liberty, B) wanted to set a world record for pogo-sticking up the stairs of the Statue of Liberty, or C) mentioned something about pogo-stick…