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Most Ferrero Rocher chocolates eaten in one minute

WHO:
Jim Lyngvild
WHAT:
7
WHERE:
Copenhagen, Denmark
WHEN:
10 October 2008
The most Ferrero Rocher chocolates eaten in one minute is seven and was achieved by Jim Lyngvild (Denmark) live on TV2 Denmark's Go? Aften Danmark in
Copenhagen, Denmark, on 10 October 2008

Fastest run 100 metres barefoot on ice

WHO:
Nico Surings
WHAT:
17.35 sec
WHERE:
Eindhoven, Netherlands
WHEN:
December 8, 2006
The fastest time to run 100 m (328 ft) barefoot on ice is 17.35 sec set by Nico Surings (Netherlands) at the Ijssportcentrum in Eindhoven, Netherlands, on
December 8, 2006.

Fastest time to eat a 12" pizza


WHO:
Josh Anderson
WHAT:
1 min 45.37
WHERE:
Wellington, New Zealand
WHEN:
22 March 2008
The fastest time to eat a 12" pizza is 1 min 45.37 sec and was set by Josh Anderson (New Zealand) in an event organised by Scopa Ltd in Wellington, New
Zealand, on 22 March 2008.

Pumpkin Carving - Fastest Time

WHO:
Stephen Clarke
WHAT:
24.03 seconds
WHERE:
Orlando, Florida, USA
WHEN:
July 23, 2006

The fastest time to carve a face into a pumpkin is 24.03 seconds, by Stephen Clarke (USA), who broke his previous record on July 23, 2006 at Universal Studios,
Orlando, Florida, USA as part of 'Food Network Challenge: Guinness World Records Week'.

Fastest Time to Pluck a Turkey


WHO:
Vincent Pilkington
WHAT:
1 minute 30 seconds
WHERE:
Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland
WHEN:
November 17, 1980

Vincent Pilkington of Cootehill, County Cavan, Republic of Ireland, plucked a turkey in 1 minute 30 seconds on November 17, 1980. His past best time was 2
minutes 44 seconds. Vincent is so enthusiastic about his skills that he even carried out 24 hours of turkey plucking to raise funds for his local Holy Family School.
In this time he plucked 244 turkeys.

Strangest Diet

WHO:
Michel Lotito
(aka Mr Mangetout)
WHAT:
900 g (2 lb) of metal per day
WHERE:
France
WHEN:
As of 1959

Michel Lotito (aka Monsieur Mangetout) from Grenoble, France, has been eating metal and glass since 1959. Gastroenterologists have described his ability to
consume 900 g (2 lb) of metal per day as "unique". Mangetout - Michel's nickname - literally translates as "eats everything". Michel says bananas and hard-
boiled eggs make him sick.
Most Cockroaches Eaten

WHO:
Ken Edwards
WHAT:
36 cockroaches
WHERE:
London, UK
WHEN:
March 5, 2001

Ken Edwards of Glossop, Derbyshire, England ate 36 cockroaches in one minute on the set of The Big Breakfast, London, England on March 5, 2001.
Ken is a retired ratcatcher and part-time entertainer who first took to the stage at age 18, but his talent for carrying out bizarre stage acts was unveiled on the
British TV show Over The Top when he was 39. Ken's 47 rats-down-the-trouser trick caused such a stir that he became a celebrity overnight! His friends and
family are now used to his freaky acts and Ken says, "If I were to actually do something normal then they would react!"
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When Ken munches on his cockroaches, he says "It's like having an anesthetic at the back of the throat." This is due to the scent they let off to ward off
predators! Tasty!
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Cockroaches have lived unchanged for more than 320 million years. They are among the oldest fossil insects and are also among the most primitive living,
winged insects. If a nuclear war broke out cockroaches would be the only living creatures to survive!
FIVE FASCINATING COCKROACH FACTS
1. In Australia there is an annual Cockroach Racing Championship. The winning roach scoops a top prize of $500.
2. A cockroach has at least 18 knees!
3. It can live for a month without a head!
4. Female cockroaches are larger than males because they produce and carry their eggs.
5. A lobster is often called the cockroach of the sea since it is a scavenger
Most Sheep Shorn in 8 Hours - Manual (Ewes)

WHO:
János Marton
WHAT:
50
WHERE:
Hódmezovásárhely, Hungary
WHEN:
April 26, 2003

The record for the most sheep shorn manually with scissors/handblade in 8 hours is 50 by János Marton of Hungary. Marton completed his challenge, without
any breaks, on April 26, 2003 at Hódmezovásárhely Animal Husbandry Show, Hódmezovásárhely, Hungary.

Most Books Typed Backwards

WHO:
Michele Santelia
WHAT:
64 books (3,361,851 words)
WHERE:
Campobasso, Italy
WHEN:
July 26, 2007

Using a computer and four blank keyboards, and without looking at the screen, Michele Santelia (Italy) typed backwards 64 books (3,361,851 words,
19,549,382 characters) in their original languages including The Odyssey, Macbeth, The Vulgate Bible and the Guinness World Records Book 2002. Michele put
together a 3,78 m (12 ft 4 in) high tower of the books typed. He completed typing backwards the volumes of the Dead Sea scrolls in Ancient Hebrew on 26 July
2007.

Side Wheel Driving Through Smallest Gap

WHO:
Terry Grant
WHAT:
68 cm (26.77 in) wider than the height of the car
WHERE:
Santa Pod Raceway, Wellingborough, UK
WHEN:
October 17, 2006

A team sponsored by the Sunday Times has set a new record for driving a car through the narrowest gap. In a 2006 Vauxhall Astra VXR, driver Terry Grant (UK)
drove on two wheels through a gap 68 cm (26.77 in) wider than the height of the car, at the Santa Pod Raceway, Wellingborough, UK, on 17 October 2006.

Amazing Feats
HEAVIEST WEIGHT DANGLED FROM A SWALLOWED SWORD
Matthew Henshaw (Australia) swallowed a non-retractable 40.5 cm (15.9 in) long
sword and then held a sack of potatoes weighing 20.1 kg (44 lb 4.96 oz)
attached to the handle of the sword for five seconds at the studios of Guinness
World Records, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on 16 April 2005.

Heaviest Aircraft Pulled (Individual)


WHO:
David Huxley
WHAT:
187 tonnes (184 tons)
WHERE:
Sydney, Australia
WHEN:
October 15, 1997

David Huxley pulled a Boeing 747-400, weighing 187 tonnes (184 tons), a distance of 91 m (298.5 ft) in 1 minute and 27.7 seconds on October 15, 1997 at
Sydney, Australia. David has now retired from the strongman circuit. He currently owns and runs an event management and public relations company called
Tartan Warriors, based in Sydney, Australia.

Roman Rings Hanging Duration

WHO:
Aratak Grigoyan
WHAT:
22.9 sec
WHERE:
Yerevan, Armenia
WHEN:
April 25, 2003

Aratak Grigoyan held a technically correct azaryas cross position for 22.9 sec on the roman rings. The attempt was held at the Yerevan State Physical Culture
University, Armenia on April 25, 2003.

Heaviest Car Balanced on the Head


WHO:
John Evans
WHAT:
159.6 kg (352 lb)
WHERE:
London Studios, UK
WHEN:
May 24, 1999

It's death defying, it's daunting and it's downright dangerous. But England's John Evans balanced a 159.6 kg (352 lb) Mini on his head for 33 seconds at The
London Studios, UK on May 24, 1999.
Dangling cars from his head is all in a day's work for professional 'Head Balancer' Evans. He's balanced people, books and beers, but the car's by far the most
deadly trick - a strong wind and it could be the end of the road for John.
John's a gigantic guy. He's 2 meters tall and weighs in at 155.7 kg (343 lb). But it's his 60.9cm (24-inch) neck that's the only part of his body strong enough to
take such immense weights. So the slightest slip, trip or nudge could send him tumbling to a crushing death, as his arms wouldn't be able to cope with the load!
This big fella has broken 25 records in 11 categories and is going for more

Heaviest Weight Lifted with Ear

WHO:
Rakesh Kumar
WHAT:
71 kg (156 lb 8 oz)
WHERE:
Ludhiana, Punjab, India
WHEN:
21 May 2008
The heaviest weight lifted using only the ear is 71 kg (156 lb 8 oz) achieved by Rakesh Kumar (India), who lifted gym weights hanging from a clamp attached to
his left ear at a gym in Ludhiana, Punjab, India, on 21 May 2008.

Most Push-Ups (Using Back of Hands) in One Hour


WHO:
Paddy Doyle
WHAT:
1,940
WHERE:
Birmingham, UK
WHEN:
November 8, 2007
The most push-ups using the backs of the hands in one hour is 1,940 and was set by Paddy Doyle (UK) at Stamina's Boxing Self Defence Gym in Erin Go Bragh
Sports Centre, Birmingham, UK, on November 8, 2007.

Fastest Lunge Mile

WHO:
Ashrita Furman
WHAT:
30 minutes 50 seconds
WHERE:
Neufahrn, Germany
WHEN:
October 27, 2002

The record for the fastest lunge mile is 30 min 50 sec and was set by Ashrita Furman (USA) at the Sport Park in Neufahrn, Germany on October 27, 2002.
Most Rattlesnakes Sat in a Bathtub With
WHO:
Jackie Bibby
WHAT:
87
WHERE:
Dublin, Texas, USA
WHEN:
November 5, 2007

Jackie Bibby (USA), aka The Texas Snake Man, sat in a bathtub with 87 snakes on 5 November 2007 in Dublin, Texas, USA for 45 minutes as part of GWR
Day.

Most Live Rattlesnakes Held in the Mouth

WHO:
Jackie Bibby
WHAT:
10
WHERE:
New York City, USA
WHEN:
November 9, 2006

The most live rattlesnakes held in the mouth by their tails without any assistance is 10 by Jackie Bibby (USA) for 10 seconds as part of Guinness World Records
day on 9 November 2006 in New York City, USA.

Greatest Distance covered on a Static Cycle


WHO:
Gerhard Mandalka
WHAT:
46.65 km (28.99 miles)
WHERE:
Physio-Fitness Paulsbad, Einbeck, Germany
WHEN:
August 26, 2006
The record for the greatest distance covered on a static cycle is 46.65 km (28.99 miles) and was set by Gerhard Mandalka (Germany)
at Physio-Fitness Paulsbad, Einbeck, Germany, on 26 August 2006.

Pogo Stick Jumping - Distance

WHO:
Ashrita Furman
WHAT:
37.18 km (23.11 miles)
WHERE:
New York, USA
WHEN:
June 22, 1997

Ashrita Furman of Jamaica, New York, USA set a distance record of 37.18 km (23.11 miles) in 12 hours 27 min on June 22, 1997 at Queensborough Community
College Track, New York, USA. Ashrita holds the most Guinness World Records of any indiviual - sacking racing, brick carrying and underwater rope jumping are
some of his other records.
Greatest Distance Walked with a Milk Bottle Balanced on the Head
WHO:
Ashrita Furman
WHAT:
130.3 km (80.96 miles)
WHERE:
New York, USA
WHEN:
April 22-23, 1998

The greatest distance walked by a person continuously balancing a milk bottle on the head is 130.3 km (80.96 miles) by Ashrita Furman
of New York, USA, around Victory Field track, Forest Park, Queens, on April 22-23, 1998. It took him 23 hours 35 minutes to complete
the walk.
Ashrita Furman was born on September 16, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York. As a teen, Ashrita says he was a major geek, who was bad at
sport and quit on the first day of his school athletics team trials. He claimed "cool" status when he came across the spiritual teachings of
Sri Chinmoy, and by 1974 he was such a fan that he named himself Ashrita (he was originally called Keith) and made it into the Guinness
Book Of Records in 1979, by doing 27,000 jumping jacks. As Ashrita is a strict vegan he used soya rather than dairy milk for the record.
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Ashrita may make this party trick look easy (if you really have to give it a go practice with a plastic bottle!), but it all comes down to his
daily meditation regime. Ashrita is on a spiritual mission and uses his inner spirit to perform the record-breaking feats. Under the
instruction of his guru, Sri Chinmoy, he says he's been able to attain a new level of self-transcendence - meaning he can overcome the
physical pain and mental anguish of his testing record attempts. "I don't even have a flat head," says the headstrong record breaker.
"You can see from the photo - I have to tilt my head to one side to keep the bottle balanced!"
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Ashrita is a Guinness World Record guru and has broken the most Guinness World Records of any individual! He currently holds 14
records.
FIVE MORE RECORDS ASHRITA FURMAN HOLDS
1. Most Hop-Scotch Games in 24 Hours - 434.
2. Most Rope Jumps in 24 Hours - 130,000.
3. Fastest 10-km Sack Race - 1 hour 25 minutes 10 seconds
4. Most Underwater Rope Jumps in One Hour - 738.
5. Fastest Pogo Stick Ascent of Canada's CN Tower - 57 minutes 51 seconds

Longest Duration Balancing on One Foot


WHO:
Arulanantham Suresh Joachim
WHAT:
76 hours 40 minutes
WHERE:
Vihara Maha Devi Park Open Air Stadium, Sri Lanka
WHEN:
May 22-25, 1997

The longest recorded duration for balancing on one foot is 76 hr 40 min by Arulanantham Suresh Joachim (Sri Lanka) at Vihara Maha Devi Park Open Air
Stadium, Sri Lanka, from May 22-25, 1997.

Longest Lawn Mower Ride

WHO:
Gary Hatter
WHAT:
23,487.5 km (14,594.5 miles)
WHERE:
USA, Canada and Mexico
WHEN:
May 31, 2000- February 14, 2001

The longest journey on a lawnmower is 23,487.5 km (14,594.5 miles) in 260 consecutive days by America's Gary Hatter. Hatter started his drive through
Portland, Maine, on May 31, 2000 and passed through all 48 continuous US states as well as Canada and Mexico before arriving in Daytona Beach, Florida, on
February 14, 2001.
Longest Tennis Marathon, Doubles
WHO:
Brian Jahrsdoerfer & Michel Lavoie and
Peter Okpokpo &
Warner Tse
WHAT:
48 hours and 15 minutes
WHERE:
Houston, Texas, USA
WHEN:
April 13-15, 2006
The longest competitive doubles tennis match lasting 48 hours and 15 minutes was played between Brian Jahrsdoerfer & Michel Lavoie and Peter Okpokpo &
Warner Tse (all USA) at Westside Tennis Club, Houston, Texas, USA over April 13-15, 2006.

Longest Lecture Marathon

WHO:
Jayasimha Ravirala
WHAT:
120 hours
WHERE:
FAPCCI Hall, Hyderabad, India
WHEN:
March 24 - 29, 2007
The record for the longest lecture marathon lasted for 120 hours and was achieved by Jayasimha Ravirala (India) who lectured on personality development
concepts at FAPCCI Hall, Hyderabad, India, from 24 March to 29 March 2007.

Longest Reading Aloud Marathon by a Team


WHO:
Milton Nan
Silvina Carbone
Carlos Antón
Edit Díaz
Yolanda Baptista
Natalie Dantaz
WHAT:
224 hours
WHERE:
Paysandú, Uruguay
WHEN:
September 13-22, 2007
The longest reading aloud marathon by a team lasted 224 hours and was completed by Milton Nan, Silvina Carbone, Carlos Antón, Edit Díaz, Yolanda Baptista
and Natalie Dantaz (all Uruguay) at Mac Center Shopping, Paysandú, Uruguay between September 13-22, 2007.

Largest Wobble Board Ensemble

WHO:
Boots Head Office
WHAT:
513
WHERE:
Nottingham, UK
WHEN:
16 November 2007
The record for the largest wobble board ensemble is 513 participants, set by Boots Head Office in Nottingham, UK, on 16 November
2007.

Longest Contra Line


WHO:
Island School
WHAT:
1,048
WHERE:
Hong Kong
WHEN:
September 25, 2007
The longest contra line involved 1,048 participants who danced to the song 'YMCA' at Island School, Hong Kong on 25 September
2007.

Most to Parachute From a Balloon Simultaneously

WHO:
Paraclub Flevo
WHAT:
20
WHERE:
Markelo, Netherlands
WHEN:
May 10, 2003

A total of 20 members from the Paraclub Flevo of Lelystad, The Netherlands, jumped from a balloon simultaneously at 2,000 m (6,500 ft) over Markelo, The
Netherlands, on May 10, 2003.

Largest Human Mobile


WHO:
Target Cranes, The Stunt Company, Bellville Fire Dept. and the Fire Brigade of Boland Mun
WHAT:
105 people
WHERE:
Stellenbosch, South Africa
WHEN:
3 November 2007
The largest human mobile was made up of 105 people from Target Cranes, The Stunt Company, Bellville Fire Dept. and the Fire Brigade of Boland Mun, in the
grounds of Horizon House, Stellenbosch, South Africa on 3 November 2007.
The lowest point of the mobile was 98 meters above the ground.

Largest Irish Dance

WHO:
City of Dublin
WHAT:
10,036
WHERE:
Dublin, Ohio, USA
WHEN:
August 4, 2007
The largest Irish dance involved 10,036 participants at the Dublin Irish Festival organized by the City of Dublin in Dublin, Ohio, USA on August 4,
2007.

Largest Tea Party


WHO:
Dainik Bhaskar
WHAT:
32,681
WHERE:
Indore, India
WHEN:
24 February 2008

The record for the largest tea party is 32,681 participants and was achieved by Dainik Bhaskar (India) for the City of Indore, at Nehru Stadium, in Indore, India,
on 24 February 2008.

Largest Guitar Ensemble

WHO:
Andreas Vockrodt
WHAT:
1,802
WHERE:
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany
WHEN:
26 June, 2007

The largest guitar ensemble involved 1,802 participants who played 'Smoke on the Water' simultaneously led by the band 'Party Blues in Bb' in Leinfelden-
Echterdingen (Germany) on 26 June 2007. The band was led by Andreas Vockrodt (Germany).

Most people taking part in a ground breaking ceremony


WHO:
Unique Builders
WHAT:
4,532
WHERE:
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
WHEN:
November 17, 2007

The largest ground breaking ceremony was achieved by 4,532 people in an event hosted by Unique Builders (a Mannat Group enterprise) in Jaipur, Rajasthan,
India on 17 November 2007.

Largest school by pupils

WHO:
City Montessori School
WHAT:
32,114
WHERE:
Lucknow, India
WHEN:
February 5, 2008

The largest school in terms of pupils is the City Montessori School in Lucknow, India, which had a record enrolment of 32,114 pupils on 5 February 2008 for the
2007-2008 academic year.

Most People Spinning (static cycling)


WHO:
Central Gym
WHAT:
342
WHERE:
Valencia, Spain
WHEN:
26 July 2008

The most people spinning is 342 and was achieved by Central Gym in Xativa, Valencia, Spain, on 26 July
2008.

Largest gathering of Santa Claus'

WHO:

WHAT:
12,965
WHERE:
Derry City, Northern Ireland
WHEN:
09 September 2007

Thousands descended on Guildhall Square in Derry City, Northern Ireland, on September 9, 2007, to help break the world record for the Largest gathering of
Santa Clauses. A total of 12,965 people dressed up as Santa or Santa's helper to smash the previous record of 3,921, which was set during the Santa Dash
event in Liverpool City Centre on December 4, 2005 . The Derry record attempt, arranged by Martin Mullan, helped to raise over £100,000 for local charities as
well as bring an early splash of festive colour to the city center.

Most people belly dancing simultaneously


WHO:
BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester
WHAT:
535
WHERE:
Malvern, UK
WHEN:
08 November 2008
The most people belly dancing simultaneously is 535 at an event organised by BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester for Children in Need, in Malvern, UK, on 8
November 2008.