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Vegan Strongman Patrik Baboumian from Germany, broke a Guinness World Record. He carried 555,2 Kilogram over 10 meters across his shoulders - Heaviest yoke-walk ever done. (x) (x)

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Meet Avtar Singh Mauni, a 60-year-old devout Sikh preacher from Punjab, India and proud owner of what may soon be declared by Guinness World Records to be the World’s Largest Turban. His awesome, multi-colored turban weighs 100 pounds and measures over 2,100 feet (645 meters) long when completely unraveled. The fabric itself weighs 66 pounds, while the decorative ornaments make up the rest. Each morning it takes Avtar Singh upwards of six hours to put on his turban, which reached this incredible size after 16 years of diligently adding to its length. In addition to his magnificent turban, he also wears numerous heavy silver bangles and carries a sword, which altogether weigh an additional 87 pounds.

Although the weight is heavy and the size can make everyday activities, such as walking through doorways or getting into cars, a bit challenging, Avtar Singh says he’s most happy when wearing his turban and plans to continue doing so until he’s physically unable to carry it.

“On the rare times I don’t have my turban on, I keep getting this feeling of being incomplete, that some part of me is missing,” he said. “I get afraid that I may fall and I keep wondering ‘have I lost something, where is my turban?’”

Perhaps our favorite detail about Avtar Singh and his magnificent turban, which has made him one of the most respected preachers in the region, is that when making his regular pilgrimages around Punjab, he travels on a motorcycle (and has no problems keeping his balance). What an awesome sight.

Click here for a brief video about Avtar Singh Mauni record-breaking turban.

[via Laughing Squid, Oddity Central and The Telegraph]

Largest pizza commercially available: On the menu at Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria in Los Angeles, California, USA, is an enormous 1.37 m wide (4 ft 6 in) square pizza. Retailing at $199.99 (£121) plus tax, this mammoth meal can feed up to 100 people and can be ordered for delivery – as long as you give the pizzeria 24 hours’ notice

The Quietest Place on Earth

This is the quietest place on Earth. It’s so quiet that you can hear the sounds of your own heart and stomach. The average person can only spend about 30 minutes in this room before they start hallucinating.

According to Guinness World Records, 2005, Orfield Laboratory’s anechoic chamber (pictured above) is “The quietest place on Earth” measured at −9.4 decibels. However, the University of Salford has a number of anechoic chambers, one of which is unofficially the quietest in the world having a measurement of −12.4 decibels.

The purpose of an anechoic chamber is for testing the response of loudspeakers or microphones because the room doesn’t affect the acoustic measurements. It is also the best place for virtual acoustics - generating auralizations of concert halls, city streets and other spaces.

It’s now past midnight in Japan, meaning that Misao Okawa, the world’s oldest human being, has officially turned 117. She was born on March 5, 1898, and now lives in a retirement home in Osaka.

Okawa has reigned as the world’s oldest living person since 2013, when Guinness World Records certified that she was 115.

She celebrated her birthday by eating cake and taking photos with her family, which includes several great-grandchildren.

Born In 1898: World’s Oldest Living Person Celebrates Birthday

Photo credit: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images

[Happy birthday!]

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Behold the complete and utter awesomeness that is Tradinno, a 51-foot-tall, 11 ton remote-controlled walking dragon robot with a 40 foot wingspan. Aside from scaring the pants off people simply by walking around, Tradinno also breathes fire using liquid gas stored beneath his polyurethane and glass-reinforced skin.

Tradinno’s name is a portmanteau of the words ‘Tradition’ and 'Innovation’. Since 2010 he’s been part of a centuries-old German festival in the Bavarian town of Furth im Wald.

“Every August for the past 500 years, German festival goers come to the Bavarian forest to see a performance of the traditional folk play Drachenstich, or “Slaying of the Dragon.”

Speaking of dragon-slaying, in addition to fuel for his fiery breath, Tradinno’s body also holds 21 gallons of fake blood.”

“Tradinno isn’t the first giant dragon to grace the Drachenstich stage, but he is the first to be completely radio-controlled — prior festivals had a mechanical frame that was powered from the inside by 4 different people.”

Guinness World Records recently declared Tradinno the World’s Largest Walking Robot.

Click here to watch video of Tradinno in action.

[via Geekosystem and Geekologie]

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World’s Shortest Woman

At just under 25 inches tall, Jyoti Amge of Nagpur, India, is the world’s shortest woman. At the age of 20, she’s a college-bound student, with dreams of making it as an actress. She weighs just 12 pounds – only nine pounds more than she did at birth.

On her first trip to New York, Amge visited the Statue of Liberty, before a media tour to launch the Guinness World Records 2014 edition, a visit to the ladies of “The View” and a press conference at the top of the Empire State Building.

Amge is the only little person in her family. She was born without the growth hormones necessary to achieve a normal height. Though she has a severe form of dwarfism, she attended public school and helps her parents around the house as she can.

“I don’t regret being my size. I am happy the way I am,” Amge says. “It’s allowed me to do amazing things.”

In her travels for Guinness, she’s met 8-foot-3-inch Sultan Kosen, the world’s tallest man (picture 3), and 21-inch-tall Chandra Bahadur Dangi, the world’s smallest man (picture 1).

“It was amazing to see a person smaller than me. I was excited to see him, the way other people are excited to see me.”

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Luhan - 140819 Guinness World Records weibo update: “让大家久等了!今天,#吉尼斯世界纪录#正式宣布由@EXO-M #LUHAN#于2012年9月10日转发自曼彻斯特联队球迷俱乐部的微博获得了13,162,859条评论,从而创造了#微博上最多评论的博文#的世界纪录。”

Translation: “Everyone has waited for really long! Today #Guinness World Record# makes an official announcement that @EXO-M #LUHAN# has, on, 10 September 2012 received 13,162,859 comments on his Manchester United Weibo repost, and thus set a #Most Comments on a Weibo Post# world record.”

Credit: 吉尼斯世界纪录.

These kids just broke a very Harry Potterish World Record!

WORLD BOOK DAY - Children at Tanbridge House School in Horsham, UK celebrated the World Book Day in a twitch of a wand, as they successfully broke the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Harry Potter.

The school administration was anticipating about 250 of its pupils to dress up like Harry Potter to break the record, but they managed to surpass the number when they gathered 512 participants.

Photos c/o Guinness World Records | More updates at @thebookmania

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The city of Sapporo on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido has been hosting the Sapporo Snow Festival since the early 1980s. Each February the city’s streets are decorated with snow and ice sculptures celebrating the beauty of winter. The sculptures range from enormous - grand buildings, temples and monuments, to smaller and more finely-detailed - pop culture characters, animals, and historical figures.

In addition to countless snow and ice sculptures created purely for the love of art and winter, the festival draws competitive sculptors from all over the world for annual competitions that take place in different sites around the city.

“The event has set several World Records, including the audience-participatory construction of the most snowmen ever made in one place (over 10,000 – a record which still stands). The next installment, now the 65th Sapporo Snow Festival, will be held this February 5th through 11th in 2014.”

[via Beautiful/Decay and Weird Twist]

Sherlock: The World Record Attempt

How do you fancy helping to set a new world record?

On August 31 2014, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Foundation will attempt to break the World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed up as the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.

The challenge will be hosted at Temple Newsam, a beautiful historic country house a short distance outside of the city of Leeds, with the chief aim of helping to raise funds towards a new £2m Yorkshire Brain Research Centre.  Attendees can choose to dress as any incarnation of Sherlock Holmes they wish from his long and storied history.

Registration is £15 and in return participants will receive a Deerstalker hat, a pipe and a magnifying glass. Prizes will be given for the best dressed Holmes. Sherlock fans can enter a raffle for £5 to win signed goodies from the cast of Sherlock, including Benedict Cumberbatch signed photographs, Sherlock script and books. 100% of proceeds will go to the Yorkshire Brain Research Centre.

Clair Challenor-Chadwick, Appeal Director of the Yorkshire Brain Research Centre, said: “Sherlock may live at Baker Street, London, but according to the most influential fictional biography of Holmes by Baring-Gould, Holmes was born in Yorkshire, the youngest of three sons of Siger Holmes and Violet Sherrinford. We wanted to reclaim him for Yorkshire, and he is the perfect inspiration for our Appeal as the world’s brainiest detective.”

Clair added: “We are calling on collective brain power to help raise funds for this important cause! If you love Sherlock you will love this fun family event, expect special guests and some great  entertainment.”

Register for the event at www.sherlockworldrecord.com
 
 For special announcements and event news follow @yorkshirebrain, #sherlockrecord

Taylor Swift awarded Guinness World Records

Taylor Swift has received two new entries into the Guinness World Records.

The 23-year-old’s hit ‘We Are Never Getting Back Together’ took the title for the fastest selling digital single, after it climbed to number one on the iTunes singles chart just 50 minutes after it was released.

Swift was also awarded the first solo female with two million-selling weeks on the US album chart since it began tracking sales in 1991. X