Guinness World Records - from the ridiculous to the respectable

BASE jumper leaps backwards off a skyscraper Menara Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28 October 2009. Group BASE jumpers tried to set a world record - 24 BASE jumpers jumping off every hour during the day with a 278-meter building.

Chinaman Hye Pingping smiling, standing next to the Sultan Kёsenom during promotions in Istanbul on 14 January 2010. Xe with increasing 73 cm and with increasing Kёsen 246, 5 cm were named by Guinness the smallest and the biggest man in the world, respectively.

73-inch Chinese Hye Pingping looks at Turk Sultan Kёesena whose growth is 246, 5 cm

27-year-old Joel Wal standing on the ball of rubber bands, which he collected from his home in Loderhille, Florida, October 23, 2009. Joel, who works in the warehouse of a clothing store, the last six years, selected the gum of various sizes and assembles them into a neat ball. Guinness World Records has named the rubber ball the largest in the world in 2008.

In this photo taken Aug. 21, 2009, Diana Taylor walks with his German mastiff Titan on Ocean Beach in San Diego. November 12, 2009 Guinness World Records has officially recognized 4-year-old Titan's biggest dog in the world. His owner Diana Taylor said that the dog is blind, deaf, epileptic and every three weeks is a session of acupuncture and chiropractic. Titan Height 107 cm from the floor to the withers, weight - 86 kg.

Bakers connect portions of gingerbread to break the world record December 18, 2009 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. In the manufacture of this kilometer semitonnogo gingerbread took 1700 kg of honey, 1700 kg of flour, 1,000 kg of walnuts, 900 kg of hazelnuts, 550 liters of milk and 158 liters of cherry schnapps.

Physically handicapped people participate in the biggest event on finger painting on canvas 30x42 meters in honor of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Ahmedabad December 3, 2009. More than 200 people with disabilities participated in this event in the hope of getting into the Guinness World Records.

Street performer Cheyne Hultgren (also known as "Space Cowboy") plays his attempt to get into the Guinness Book of Records, zaglotnuv 18 swords at once, amid Sydney Opera House February 8, 2010. The Australian broke his own world record when simultaneously shoved in her mouth 18 of swords, the size of each of which was 50, 8x1, 3 cm, during the International Day of sword-swallower February 28.

Lisa Courtney lies in its collection of toys - the largest collection of toys from the cartoon "Pokémon". The collection of 12,113 toys.

Children caught candy from a mug with almost 1893 liters of hot chocolate December 30, 2009 in Bryant Park, New York City, during an attempt of the American Association of the dairy industry to make the largest cup of hot chocolate in the world.

Born in India, 59-year-old British strongman Manjit Singh pulls on a rope tied to his hair, the famous double decker English bus in London November 12, 2009. Singh broke the world record by dragging the bus 21, 2 meters.

Filipino chefs and students try to break the world record for "the largest number of meals in one day in one place" in a suburb of Quezon, north of Manila, December 14, 2009. Organizers hope to enter the Guinness Book of Records in 5000 dishes, each of which featured cheese. The previous record was set by India in 2007 - 4668 meals.

104-year-old Chinese twins Sao Datsyao (senior, right) and Cao Xiaoqiao at home in Weifang, Shandong Province November 29, 2009. According to the Shanghai Guinness World Records, these twins were born in 1905, are the oldest in the world.

Brian Berg of the US poses with his creation - a mini replica of the Venetian hotel «Macao-Resort-Hotel». Brian broke the world record for the largest house of cards March 10, 2010. Berg used 218,792 cards, and to build a mini-hotel took 44 days. As a result, the masterpiece was 10 meters long and 3 meters in height, and weighed 272 kg.

Israeli schoolchildren playing with Jerusalem's largest flag in the stadium "Teddy" September 17, 2009. The flag has been named by Guinness largest flag in the world April 11, 2009. Flag Square - 44,404 sq

The tallest man in the world Sultan Kösen is the largest gingerbread in the world in the shop «Ikea» Oslo November 12, 2009. 246-centimeter Turk Sultan Kösen presented Gingerbread weighing 651 kg. It was made in the traditional form of gingerbread local bakery and beat the previous world record of 2006: Gingerbread then weighed 593 pounds and was made in Smithville, Texas.

Organization «Life Time Fitness» broke the world record for the largest lesson on exercise bikes, which was attended by 1052. The event was held in the hall of the «Target Center» in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Lebanese chefs prepare huge Tabbouleh in Beirut October 25, 2009. Under the gaze of the members of the jury "Guinness" 250 chefs and their 50 bosses from the state culinary school chopped and sliced ​​half a ton of salad, using 1600 kg of parsley, 1,500 kilograms of tomatoes and 420 kg of onions.

Lebanese celebrate the progress that they have the world record for the largest portion of the production of hummus in the world. Plate weighing 2056 kg was filled dish of peas, weighing 1350 kg. Organizers have announced a world record for the size of the meals as well as for the largest number made hummus.

The Palestinians are at the embroidered dress at the stadium in the city of Hebron on 25 October 2009. Dress produced a few months, the official measurement was to be held the following week.

Burj Dubai during the opening ceremony of January 4, 2010 in Dubai. The skyscraper is 824, 55 meters high and is the tallest building in the world.

About 15 000 people took part in a tug of war during the annual event in Naha, on the Japanese island of Okinawa, October 11, 2010. The event was used rope 200 m long, 156 cm in diameter and weighing 43 tons. It was made of straw collected. Guinness World Records recognized it the world's largest rope.

The world's largest horse named Lyuskomb Nodram, or just Buddy, stands with his owner Jane Greenman before heading to an exhibition in honor of Easter in Melbourne March 19, 2010. This horse breed Shire seven years, its growth 2, 5 meters, and weighs 1, 5 tons - three times more than the average thoroughbred horse. Shire horse breeds are in danger of extinction, there are only 2000 and only a few are gray.

Albanian artist, 43, Saimir Strati creates a mosaic of the late Michael Jackson in Durres, near Tirana, Albania, 31 October 2009. In the manufacture of masterpiece from Strati spent 250,000 paintbrushes and 28 days. "Painting" is 10 meters wide and 2 to 6 meters in height. Complete the painting on the side of a truck traveling in Albania. This is the fourth attempt Strati get the Guinness World Record.

Thousands of Mexicans take part in the event "I dance Thriller», hoping to break the world record as the most popular dance of the famous clip of Michael Jackson «Thriller» in Mexico City on 29 August 2009. Up to 15 000 people attended the event, held on the day when the King of Pop had fulfilled '51.

Norman Surplas from Larne, Northern Iralndiya, waving to reporters from his autogyro at Duxford, England, March 11, 2010. Surplas trying to travel around the world in his autogyro, starting from Larne on March 18. With an open cockpit, he plans to fly over 26 countries, 43 452 km, including 6920 km above the sea, during the expedition, the proceeds of which will go to the fight against cancer. Specially assembled apparatus is collapsible fuel tanks, thanks to which you can fly 1448 km without refueling.

Chef makes the biggest, in their opinion, the world's cheesecake in Mexico City January 25, 2009. They hope to get into the Guinness Book of Records.

25-year-old Egyptian Mohammed Ali Zinhom tries to set a world record for the highest number of push-ups on two fingers of his right hand in front of the historic Pyramids of Giza March 8, 2010. Zinhom did 46 push-ups in 49 seconds.

Chef Matthew Mitnitski rejoices weighing results meatballs, which helped him get into the Guinness Book of Records as the largest meatball in the world, in Concord, New Hampshire, November 1, 2009.

About 1,800 people in Santa Claus costume preparing for the race on the main street in Sydney November 29, 2009. The organizers of the race «Variety Club Santa Fun Run», the money from which went to help the children, trying to get into the Guinness Book of Records for the biggest race of people dressed as Santa Claus.

Indonesians are trying to set a world record for the most massive deflation lanterns into the sky in Jakarta December 5, 2009. In the sky were released, at least 10,000 lanterns.


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