guinness book of world records

Just  a little reminder

Yuzuru Hanyu is:

- Junior world and GPF champion

-  2x Senior World champion, 2x world silver medalist and a world bronze medalist

-  Olympic champion  

- 4X consecutive GPF champion (the first man to do so), GPF silver medalist

- 4x National champion,

- 10x GP medalist

- 3x 4CC silver medalist

- in the Guinness book of world record ;-)

- the first skater in history to successfully land a Quad Loop (Ritberger) in  a competition

- asthmatic

- at the age of 22 already a living legend

Yuzuru Hanyu has broken  world records 10 times, he is the holder of the highest score in short program, long program and combined score, he is the first man to have broken the 100-point barrier in the short program, the 200-point  barrier in Long program and  the 300-point barrier in the combined total score.

Let’s see if the overhyped youngsters can come even close to these results LOL

Shout-out to this dog for having a long-ass tail

In fact, it is the world’s longest dog tail, according to the Guinness Book Of World Records. The Irish wolfhound’s name is Keon, which means “courageous warrior,” none of which really matters because just look at that goddamn tail. The 30-inch long leviathan of fur whips around like a separate animal surgically fused to the dog, like some sort of real-life sphinx. Perhaps no shot in the video above is as stunning as the one in which the crazily proportioned dog catches a piece of bread in mid-air, his tail flailing wildly behind him in a manner that could swipe a grown man’s feet out from under him. Even when shot from the front, the tail is visible. The fucking thing moves with a mind of its own.

And so we say: Good for you, courageous warrior, dog with long-ass tail. In other eras you might treated as a demon or a visitor from another dimension. In ours, you are a world-record holder.


This sweet little baby bean has touched my life. Born August 29th, 1958 and passed away June 25th, 2009.

Today marks the 8th anniversary of Michael’s passing and like most true fans, we mourn but we can still celebrate how wonderful and inspirational he is and was.

Michael Jackson is and will always be the King of Pop. He literally is a king too, King Sani in a tribal village in Africa! Jackson was always proud of his black heritage.

One of the things I love about him is his personality. He was misunderstood by many people (one thing in particular was his love for childlike things, but he always said that if you want to understand this, listen to his song “Childhood”). His personality people didn’t really understand. Jackson was a kind, gentle soul. His thoughts about music, life, and everything he spoke about or wrote about were expressed in a philosophical way. He was intelligent, humble, soft spoken, and very shy and grateful. He had a rich inner world (like a true introvert) and fans like myself always say: watch interviews to get a sense of who he really was!

Another thing I love about him is that he would show cultural appreciation in the things he did. He was all about embracing culture, individualism, love for each other, and the end of hate and ignorance. The epitome of what he was all about was to change the world for the better.

Michael really was a unique man. His attention to detail and his aesthetic-they contribute to why he’s such a legend. He was a genius and knew what would make people crave for more.
He reached global fame, one reason for his iconic dances. The moonwalk wasn’t invented by him but it definitely became his signature move. The Thriller dance, the “lean”, Billie Jean? He revolutionized dance. Another reason for his globalization is his philanthropy work. He donated $300 million dollars overall to 39 charities and holds the Guinness World Record for donated the most money as an entertainer. Everything he did was about raising global awareness through his music, his concerts, and videos. He created a scholarship, a foundation, and he’s created worldly renowned songs about encouraging people to help and take action to make the world better.

He really was a genuine entertainer. People had never seen anything like him-his outfits, his moves, his dances, and songs: they were all creative and inventive. Jackson’s carried on legacy reached global impact. The statues and memorabilia across the nation, the albums released after his death, and the reoccurring performances by impersonators carry on his spirit.

His albums: iconic. Thriller is known as the greatest album of all time. It went platinum in a week! Each song on it was literally a hit. It was #1 for 39 weeks; in the top 10 for 80 weeks! It was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for this. With his music, he received numerous awards and is known for winning 8 Grammys in 1984, which is also put in the Guinness Book of World Records. He’s actually in there 39 times! He’s won 26 American Music Awards, 13 Grammys, one of the few artists to be in the Rock in Roll Hall of Fame TWICE, 16 World Music Awards, has been honored by TWO Presidents of the United States, and many many more that I can’t name but because of all of the awards he’s won, he’s now dubbed the most awarded recording artist in the history of popular music.

All of his albums resonated with people. Jackson revolutionized the music industry, fashion, and dance with his innovative work and even paved the way for black artists. Say what you want about Michael Jackson but he is one of a kind. There will never be another Michael Jackson and nobody can deny his tremendous impact on the world.

Thank you Michael for blessing us with your creativity. You’ve touched this earth. You’re one of the most beautiful people to walk this planet (also literally because just look at him??).
I love you so much, I wish I could have met you or attended a concert but I’d say that seeing one of my favorite impersonators gave me closure.

Continue to Rest In Peace, angel.
And P.S. you may have been lonely sometimes but you were never truly lonely because you had us. You still do, always and forever.

seileromon  asked:

I love jalapeños! One time I couldn't find them at the grocery (they move stuff around frequently), but a clerk told me that the Anaheim pepper/New Mexico chile is "basically the same, but bigger". That was second-hand information, presumably from another clerk. What can you tell me about peppers? :)

ok so this is a little on the extreme side of the pepper botany genre but dude last year this pepper breeder in the UK accidentally bred the hottest pepper known to man (x)

okay so like this is the deal with this pepper. this is called “dragon’s breath” and was developed as part of a completely unrelated food testing trial between local breeder Mike Smith and Nottingham Trent University and like. this pepper is hot. like it hasn’t been confirmed for the world’s hottest yet (the Guinness book of world records is working on it) but like. it registers at 2.48m on the Scoville scale. for scale the US military uses pepper spray thats 2m. 

this pepper is so hot that if you ate it it could literally kill you by forcing your body into shock.

this pepper is also so hot that it numbs your skin, so scientists have identified it as a possible local anesthetic

mike tried it when it first came up and he bit a little bit of it and even though he immediately spat it out because of the pain it burned his mouth for two days. apparently it gets hotter over time. 

so there u go. idk if that was the information you were expecting from me on this topic but thats the pepper so hot u could literally die 


Burning of Zozobra 2009

Every September the citizens of Santa Fe, New Mexico proudly set fire to Zozobra and burn away their troubles and worries of their past year. Anyone with gloom that they need to get rid of can come by the offices of the Santa Fe Reporter in the weeks leading up to the burn to drop off slips of paper with personal gloom written on them. Many people put legal papers in the gloom box as well. At the festival the papers from the gloom box are placed at Zozobra’s feet to be burned alongside him. ‘Old Man Gloom’ which is a giant marionette effigy which is built by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe and set fire during Fiestas de Santa Fe. Today over 40,000 people come and watch the burning of Zozobra.  His burning marks the start of three days of celebration that includes traditional mass at St. Francis Cathedral; a reenactment of the Entrada, when Don Diego de Vargas returned to the city; a Children’s Pet Parade; and the Historical/Hysterical Parade. The Zozobra that was burned on September 7, 2007 was certified by Guinness Book of World Records as the largest marionette in the world, measuring 15.21 m (49.11 feet) in height. His hair color changes every year. One of the odd things that New Mexicans celebrate! 

Towser, a long-haired tortoiseshell female, the resident feline pest control expert at Glenturret from 1963 till 1987 was an officially recognised record breaker. Her record breaking victim count was estimated as 28,899 mice, which were laid out on the Still House floor each morning to be inspected by the stillman. The auditors for the Guinness book of records observed Towser’s prowess over a number of days and her total kill count was estimated statistically. She was commemorated by a bronze statue at the visitor’s centre at Glenturret and her story was featured on Blue Peter. Her paw prints also decorate the label on a bottle of Fairlie’s light Highland Liqueur. Her successors are Dylan and Brooke who were chosen for their friendliness and photogenic looks rather than for their mousing skills.

Profile of an Innovator: Ernestine Shepherd - This Grandma Can Kick Your Butt

Ernestine Shepherd does more exercise before noon than most active people do in an entire week. She wakes up before dawn, says her devotions, fuels up, and runs at least 10 miles (she’s a Boston Marathon qualifier and finished tops in her age group in nine marathons, plus dozens of other races). She’s at the gym by 8, where she does an hour-plus-long strength routine, teaches a couple of sculpting classes, then trains clients privately. After returning home for lunch and a nap, she’s back at the gym for more classes and client training. Shepherd is also a competitive bodybuilder: This year she took first place in both the open and master divisions at a recent competition near her Baltimore home, beating out women more than half her age.

Did we mention that Shepherd is 75 years young, making her the oldest female competitive bodybuilder according to the Guinness Book of World Records?

Even more amazing is that Shepherd (known as Ernie to friends and family) first began competing four years ago, at age 71. And she didn’t get into doing any type of formal fitness routine until her mid 50s, when she and her sister, Mildred, decided they needed to start exercising to shape up and slim down. Although her sister passed away just a year later, Shepherd vowed to keep up what they’d started. “Her dream was for us to make the Guinness Book of Records as bodybuilders, and to inspire and motivate others about the value of living a healthy, positive, confident lifestyle.”

Shepherd’s own lifestyle is based on her daily mantra: “Determined. Dedicated. Disciplined.” which she hangs on posters around the gym and wears on all her workout clothes. Besides her rigorous training schedule she follows an austere diet, high in lean protein (she sips cups of liquid egg whites like others would drink water) and whole grains and low in fat and sugar, avoiding caffeine, sweets, and alcohol. Her sleek muscles are the envy of women 50 years her junior, and she keeps them strong with an ever-varied routine that often includes 100 pushups and 50-pound squats. (She counts her back as her best feature.) 

Shepherd keeps up her demanding routine partly out of vanity (“I love wearing skimpy outfits and I like the way I look!”), and because it makes her feel good (“It keeps my mind free of problems”). But mostly she’s motivated by the response she gets from others. “At 75, I have more years behind me than I have in front,” she declares. “I want to continue spreading the message that age is nothing but a number, and that’s it’s never too soon—or too late— to live your healthiest life.”

Tell us: What kind of workout do you think you’ll be doing when you’re 75?

—Alyssa Shaffer, Women’s Health reporter

Photo: Yohnnie Shambourger

Ben and Malek take care of baby chicks.

And Ben keeps on wondering why the heck his chicks are so tiny compared to Malek’s

Malek just snickering and literally not telling anyone but Dallas, Poppy, Alex and Wendy: his chicks are quail chicks instead of baby chicken fjsjjds

Parker eventually caves and tells Ben they’re not baby chicken, to discourage Ben from contacting Guinness book of world records. “Tiniest chicks in the world”

Elephant armour from India. 17th century. Composed of 5,840 plates, weighing 118kg, it’s largest animal armour in the world.

This fabulous 17th century armour is composed of 5,840 plates and weighs 118kg, some plates are missing and originally the total number would be 8,439 and weigh 159kg! The tusk swords that accompany this armour (not on display) weigh in at 10kg.

It is the only animal armour of this scale on public display and recently entered the Guinness Book of Records as the largest animal armour in the world.