guinness book of world records

Just  a little reminder

Yuzuru Hanyu is:

- Junior world and GPF champion

- 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.

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

They call it “The Hummus Wars.”

Lebanon accused the Israeli people of trying to steal hummus and make it their national dish, explains Ronit Vered, a food journalist with the newspaper Haaretz in Tel Aviv. And so hummus became a symbol, she tells us, “a symbol of all the tension in the Middle East.”

The war began over a 4,532-pound plate of hummus.

In 2009, Fadi Abboud — the minister of tourism ­­— led Lebanon to break the world record for making the largest tub of hummus in the world. At the time, Abboud was also chairman of the Lebanese Industrialists Association. “A group of us just came from a food exhibition in France. There they were telling us that hummus is an Israeli traditional dish,” he says. “I mean, the world now thinks that Israel invented hummus.”

Abboud could not let that stand. “I thought the best way to tell the world that the hummus is Lebanese is to break the Guinness Book of Records.”

Give Chickpeas A Chance: Why Hummus Unites, And Divides, The Mideast

Photo: Ramzi Haidar/AFP/Getty Images
Caption: Lebanese chefs celebrate in Beirut after setting a new Guinness record for what was then the biggest tub of hummus in the world — weighing over 2 tons — in October 2009. 

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On this day in music history: March 16, 1964 - “Can’t Buy Me Love” by The Beatles is released. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, it is issued in both the US and the UK as the official follow up to “I Want To Hold Your Hand”. The single earns a place in the Guinness World Book Of Records when it racks up sales of over 2.1 million copies in advance orders. It enters the chart on March 28, 1964 at #27 and leaps to #1 the following week, making history again for the fastest rise to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 where it spends 5 weeks, residing over a top five in which the other four singles are also by The Beatles. Queens Litho in New York print up a picture sleeve to go along with the single, using the same photo of the band included on the sleeve for “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, packaging them with copies of the single manufactured at Capitol Records’ east coast pressing plant in Scranton, PA. The picture sleeve is printed in relatively small quantities with the Los Angeles plant not manufacturing the sleeve, opting to ship them in generic Capitol sleeves. Over the years, it becomes the rarest commercially issued Beatles picture sleeve with near mint copies valued at nearly $1000 today. Backed with track “You Can’t Do That” (#48 Pop), both songs make their album debut on the soundtrack to the bands’ first film “A Hard Day’s Night” in June of 1964. In 2011, US retail chain Target issues a limited edition reissue of the 45, complete with a reproduction of the picture sleeve, packaged in a box with a T-shirt.

Guatemala officially holds the record for the longest religious sawdust carpet ever. (I’m sure there’s a prettier way to say this in English, but I don’t know what it is) – 1,400 meters long.

La alfombra fue elaborada el pasado Jueves Santo, el 28 de marzo, por más de mil voluntarios católicos utilizando más de 80 mil libras de tierra, flores y aserrín de vistosos colores.

Quiñónez hizo el anuncio durante una misa oficiada este jueves por el arzobispo metropolitano, Julio Vián, en medio de los festejos por los 237 años de fundación de la capital y la conmemoración de la Virgen de la Asunción, patrona de la urbe.

El funcionario le entregó el certificado a Vián y detalló que el récord obtenido representa “un hito que da cuenta del tamaño de la fe de los fieles guatemaltecos”. El logro ya figura en la página oficial de Guinness.   

“El objetivo principal de la alfombra es que el papa Francisco venga a Guatemala, que dé una vuelta a su mirada”  hacia Centroamérica, dijo el arzobispo aquel Jueves Santo. Hasta ahora no se ha confirmado una posible visita del Pontífice.

La alfombra de 1 mil 400 metros de largo estuvo ubicada en el Centro Histórico de la capital, no solo para llamar la atención del nuevo papa argentino, sino además para intentar imponer el récord Guinness.