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This Is the World’s Tallest Mohawk

It took Japanese fashion designer Kazuhiro Watanabe 15 years to make his dream a reality. After great effort, he was able to grow a mohawk that is 3 feet, 8.6 inches tall. According to Guinness World Records, it’s the tallest in the world. He says to make it stand upright it takes stylists two hours, one can [...]

11 Tips for Growing the World’s Longest Mustache

Image credit: Guinness World Records While an everyday ‘stache might gain you a cult following or a cameo on Reno 911, a truly magnificent mustache could catapult you into the Guinness Book of World Records. Here are eleven tips to help you grow the world’s longest mustache, including tricks from the current record holder himself. [...]

The Quietest Place on Earth Can Drive You Mad in Less Than an Hour

Photo: Steven Orfield/Orfield Labs If you think that loud noises drive you mad, try this quiet room for a change. The anechoic chamber at Orfield Laboratories in South Minneapolis, certified as the world’s quietest [...]

1.85 Mile Wedding Dress Train Is the World’s Longest

Whoever wears this dress is going to have an agonizingly long wedding. A bridal gown train nearly two miles long stretched across the center of Bucharest, Romania on Tuesday. According to Guinness World Records, it’s the longest train in the world: The train, which took 100 days to stitch, was crafted by a team of 10 [...]

The World’s Fastest Guitar Player

(Video Link) John “Doctor Hot Licks” Taylor prides himself on playing the guitar very well, very quickly. Back in April, he tried to break the world record as the fastest guitar player. In this video from the event, he started playing “Flight of the Bumblebee” at 170 beats per minute. Taylor gradually worked his way up [...]

The World’s Shortest Man

Move over, Edward Nino Hernandez, there’s a new smallest man in town. Junrey Balawing of Zamboanga del Norte, who turns 18 today, measures only 24 inches from head to foot lying down and just over 23 inches standing up. Balawing, the eldest of four siblings, is not only the shortest living man, but the shortest living [...]

World’s Smallest Ad

This ad for Gillette by the French agency CLM BBDO is less than a hundred microns across. It was inscribed on a hair that was shaved off with a Gillette razor. The agency has contacted Guinness World Records to establish its claim for the smallest advertisement in the world. You can view a video about [...]

Man Can Turn Feet Backwards, Intends to Set World Record for Backwards Walking

Moses Lanham, Jr., who bills himself as “Mr. Elastic”, can turn his feet 120° backwards. He’s journeying to Rome to attend a show hosted by Guinness World Records. There, he hopes to win the record for walking with his feet backwards: His second record attempt will clock how fast he can walk 20 meters with his [...]

The Number of the Day: 1 in 10,000

Why are four-leaf clovers considered so lucky? Because they are so very rare – occurring in only about 1 out of 10,000 clovers specimen. Related Fact: What’s the most clover leaves anyone has found? In 2009, Shigeo Obara of Japan found (well, created) a 56-leaf-clover through natural crossbreeding. He’d previously been recognized by Guinness for an [...]

The Number of the Day: .0001%

Why are four-leaf clovers considered so lucky? Because they are so very rare – occurring in only about .0001% (1 out of 10,000) clovers specimen. Related Fact: What’s the most clover leaves anyone has found? In 2009, Shigeo Obara of Japan found (well, created) a 56-leaf-clover through natural crossbreeding. He’d previously been recognized by Guinness for [...]