Guinness World Records has finally released the record holders in the Guinness World Records 2016 edition! They scoured the globe for this year’s biggest achievements, even if some of the awards border on quirky and a little strange (i.e. the giant gnome collection). Scroll through the photos and enjoy. 🏆
“The Guinness World Records 2016 book keeps readers up to date and in the know about the best and brightest in science, sports, entertainment, animals, human achievement and more,” says Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday. “By providing a mix of the newest, most amazing records and a splash of the classic titles that readers know and love, the 2016 edition is a great cross-section of humanity’s greatest accomplishments.”
Bertie, a South African leopard tortoise, has raced his way into the records book by traveling 0.28 meters per second (0.6mph) in Durham – the greatest speed achieved by one of his kind – smashing the previous record that stood since 1977.
Devon artist Ann Atkin, 78, has a staggering 2,042 gnomes in her four-acre garden. She opened her ‘gnome reserve’ near Bradworthy to the public in 1979.
John Evans, 70, faces little competition in the 33 weight-bearing categories for which he repeatedly sets records. Honoured here for ‘heaviest car balanced on the head’ (a gutted 352 lb Mini for 33 seconds).
Purin, the nine-year-old Beagle from Chiba, Japan, has broken her own previous record of 11, taking the number of balls caught by a dog with paws in one minute up to 14.
The Largest feet on a living person are 40.1cm (1 ft 3.79 in -right foot) and 39.6cm (1 ft 3.59 in – left foot) and belong to 20-year-old Jeison Orlando Rodriguez Hernandez, pictured above, of Venezuela.
Amateur gardener Peter Glazebrook, 69, from Newark, Nottinghamshire, holds the record for the heaviest carrot (above) which made up in weight what it lacked in beauty — tipping the scales at 20lb 1 oz.
The Largest hot dog cart measures 2.81 m (9 ft 3 in) in width, 7.06 m (23 ft 2 in) in length, 3.72 m (12 ft 2.75 in) in height from the ground to the handle, and the wheels’ diameter is 1.86 m (6 ft 1.5 in).
The Most teeth in the mouth are 37, achieved by Vijay Kumar V.A, 27, as verified in Bangalore, India.
The Tallest cowboy boot sculpture measures 10.4m (35 ft 3 in) in height and was constructed by Bob Wade, 72, (USA) of San Antonio, Texas.
With a combined height of 13 ft 10.72 in (423.47 cm), Sun Mingming, 33, and his wife Xu Yan, 29, of China, claim the title for Tallest married couple, measuring 7 ft 8.98 in (236.17 cm) and 6 ft 1.74 in (187.3 com) respectively.
The first people to row the navigable length of the Amazon River, Briton Anton Wright, left, and Dutch-born Mark de Rond, took just 32 days to cover 2,077 treacherous miles in often hostile conditions.
‘Daring Doris’ Long, from Hayling Island, is the oldest abseiler — she took up the sport at 85 and marked her 100th birthday by bouncing down Portsmouth’s 94m Spinnaker Tower. This year, at 101, she broke her own record and hopes to repeat the feat at the tower in 2016.
the longest fur on a rabbit, which has been measured as 36.5 cm (14.37 inches) and belongs to two-year-old English Angora rabbit Franchesca from California.
Acharya Makunuri Srinivasa, 56, from Nizamabad, India, features in the Guinness World Records 2016 edition for the longest ballpoint pen at 5.5m (18 ft 0.53 ins) long and weighing 37.23kg (82.08lb 1.24oz).