“I’ve always wanted to do great things and achieve many things, but for the first time in my entire career, I feel like I have accomplished something because I’m in The Guinness Book of Records” -Michael Jackson
Largest Tomb Raider Collection Featured in Guinness World Records 2015: Gamer’s Edition
Congratulations to Tomb Raider mega-fan Rodrigo Martín Santos, who has been officially recognized by Guinness World Records for having the largest collection of Tomb Raider Memorabilia in the world.
Rodrigo’s collection will make any Croft collector green with envy, boasting over 2,400 unique items from the assortment of video games, comics, and movies starring Lara. His collection is so large it’s split between his family home and his flat in Madrid. He’s even opened a website dedicated to collecting.
“I became a fan of Tomb Raider in 1996 when I was a child, at 9 years old, when I discovered the first images of Lara Croft in a Spanish magazine,” says Rodrigo. “I will never forget it. It came with a few sketches by the British video game artist Toby Gard, the creator of Lara Croft. I have spent 18 years collecting memorabilia from the Tomb Raider saga. I started buying items of Lara Croft because I liked them, not for collecting them, but there comes a day when you have so many that you have become a collector.”
Rorigo’s favorite items include a sketch from Toby Gard, his life-sized Lara statues, and the original promotional costume worn by Rhona Mitra, the model for Tomb Raider II.
As a surprise, we’re adding two more items to Rodrigo’s Tomb Raider collection - a Sister of Artemis notebook made for internal studio staff only, and original storyboard sketches from Tomb Raider: Anniversary, showing Lara meeting Natla for the first time.
Congratulations Rodri! You can check out other gaming related records here.
Hasham Hadi Khan, the youngest member of the Pakistani team taking part in the 6th International Scrabble Championship, has made a world record by scoring en eye-popping 878 points against Matheesha De Silva of Sri Lanka.
Around 80 of the world’s best players were in the arena of the spectacular show of vocabulary and tactical skills where the Hasham Hadi Khan, just 9-year old, emerged as the next big thing in the world of Scrabble.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the highest score ever recorded in a scrabble match was made by Toh Wei Bin of Singapore who scored 850 against Rick Kennedy of Scotland in 2012.
Until now, no score of 800 plus had been witnessed in an international tournament of Scrabble.
Big Freedia – the notorious rapper, twerker and glam icon – gathered hundreds in NYC’s Herald Square to break a world record: “Most People Twerking Simultaneously”.
We took pictures of Big Freedia, her onstage ensemble and the hundreds in the crowd who contributed their bodies to the twerk-fest. Guinness representatives certified that the event was indeed a world record and presented Big Freedia with a large, framed and very-official-looking award.
Thank you so much for your letter to the Guinness Book of World Records. We appreciate your enthusiasm about being considered for the following records. Unfortunately we are going to have to reject the following record proposals. We have put our reasoning in parentheses.
Nicest hair (Subjective)
Wettest hair (This changes constantly)
Sickest kickflip (Subjective)
Longest fingernails (They are not very long at all)
Most Dave Matthews Band songs listened to (No way to confirm)
Most fun had at the beach (Subjective)
Most fun had playing Halo (Subjective)
Biggest wanger (Not the technical term/no photo evidence–but I am NOT asking for that)
Most guitars tried out at Guitar Center (No way to confirm)
Most times totally owning my bud Kyle (No way to confirm)
Most times totally fingerblasting Julie in high school (Disgusting)
Most times quoting Step Brothers in freshman year (Stupid)
However, we do have some good news. We will be accepting the following proposal and entering you into the Guinness Book of World Records:
Chillest pet iguana (Yooooooo SO SICK)
The Guinness Board
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