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Ashrita Furman Holds the Record for Most Guinness World Records – Over 500!

World Records aren’t set every day, but world records for new types of things can be. Whether you’re trying to spend the most time hovering a table tennis ball over your mouth (6.35 seconds is the current record) or spend the longest time holding your breath (22 minutes, held by Stig Severinsen) Guinness World Record Day encourages you to stretch the ends of human endurance and creativity, and set that new world record!

  • He got together with Norris and Ross McWhirter to create the first ever compilation of record, well, everything they could get their hands on. So it was that the first 1000 copies of the Guinness Book of Records were printed in 1954.
  • Finishing the First Edition Took 13 and a Half 90-Hour Weeks, Including Weekends.
  • Arts and crafts in school is fun, but can you imagine making sculptures out of a bunch of tiny toothpicks?!   The Largest display of toothpick sculptures consists of 101 sculptures and was created by Stan Munro from the US on 15 May 2014.
  • Russia’s Ekaterina Lisina has legs that measure 132.8 cm (4 ft 4.2 in) and 132.2 cm (4 ft 4 in) for the left and right leg respectively, take from the heel to the top of the hip. That’s more than twice the height of the world’s Shortest woman ever.
  • katerina is also the record holder for the Tallest professional model, and she sports a height confirmed at 205.16 cm (6 ft 8.77 in).
  • As of December 2017, the most widely used hashtag on Instagram was #love, followed by #fashion and #photooftheday.
  • Rubber-band balls are fun to bounce around when they are the size of your palm – but what about one that weighs 4,097 kg (9,032 lb)? Joel Waul (USA) made the world’s Largest rubber band ball in Lauderhill, Florida, on 13 November 2008.
  • Ashrita Furman Holds the Record for Most Guinness World Records. In 1979, the Big Apple native made history by doing an unprecedented 27,000 jumping jacks, and he didn’t stop there. At one point or another, Furman’s cracked upward of 500 Guinness World Records. Today, he defends over 200, including “most records held at the same time by an individual.” The others range from “highest mountain peak climbed on stilts” to “tallest object balanced on chin.”
  • Eminem set the Guinness World Record with “Rap God” for most words in a hit single.
  • Former president of Liberia Charles King holds the Guinness World record for the most fraudulent election ever having won the 1927 election with 234,000 votes in a country of 15,000 voters.
  • Armenian fin swimmer Shavarsh Karapetyan was finishing a 12-mile run when he heard a bus crash into the water. He dove down 33 feet and rescued 20 people, 1 at a time. He is an 11-time World Record holder, 17-time World Champion, 13-time European Champion and 7-time USSR Champion.
  • In 1968, Olympic long jumper Bob Beamon’s first attempt exceeded the limit of the official measuring equipment. It took over 15 minutes before a distance was posted, and only then did he realize he had broken the world record by nearly 2 feet (0.6m).
  • A New Jersey woman named Patricia DeMauro rolled a pair of dice 154 times continuously at a craps table without losing. Her 154-roll winning streak broke a world record. The probability of this occurring was roughly 1 in 5.6 billion.
  • The Guinness World Record for longest note ever recorded on a saxophone, at 45 minutes and 47 seconds, is held by Kenny G.
  • Vanna White hasn’t actually turned any letters since 1997, hasn’t worn an outfit more than once on the show and holds the Guinness World Record for clapping.
  • “The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is listed by the Guinness Book of Records as the hardest tongue twister in the world.
  • The world record for long-distance archery is held by a guy named Matt Stutzman with no arms.
  • Widely regarded as the greatest achievement in collegiate athletics, Jesse Owens set 3 world records and tied a fourth all in the span of 45 minutes.
  • The world record for most miles driven by a car is held by a Volvo P-1800S at 2,850,000 miles or about 114 times around the planet.

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