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# Guinness World Records

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# imi-tater
My gourd, it's not a potato: New Zealand couple’s world record dream mashed
Guinness World Records wrote to say that testing had found Colin and Donna Craig-Brown’s find was in fact a tuber of a gourd.
All time
# solo
After 36 years, Fungie has become the Guinness World Records' oldest dolphin living alone
The dolphin was first spotted in Dingle in 1983.
# feat
Former Liverpool and England striker Peter Crouch enters the Guinness Book of Records
The current Stoke City frontman has set a new benchmark when it comes to the scoring of headed goals.
# Forza Motorsport 6
Virtual Ford GT races into record books
Energy drinks and sweeties kept gamers at the wheel of a virtual race car to set new Guinness World Record.
# nikki bradley
Irish cancer survivor breaks world record for fastest 5km on crutches
Nikki Bradley beat the previous record by 5 minutes and 32 seconds.
# Fighting Fit
Irish cancer survivor to attempt world record for fastest 5km - on crutches
Nikki Bradley has already climbed Mount Errigal in January and an Icelandic glacier in February.
# Worlds Oldest Person
The world's oldest person has died, aged 116
Susannah Jones was the very last American from the 1800s
# Take a Break
Take a break and watch this 11-year-old girl skate under 17cm bars
Prepare to be impressed.
# we're gonna need a bigger sleigh
The world's largest Christmas stocking is truly, ridiculously massive
Yes, but have you started your shopping yet?
# Take a Break
Take a break and watch a bulldog on a skateboard set a new world record
The most impressive feat by a dog on a skateboard you’ll see today…
# Pace yourself
A lotta eatin' - this is officially the longest baguette in the world
It would take a lot of chickens to make a fillet roll out of this boyo.
# lap it up
This girl's tongue is so long she can actually lick her elbow
The impossible is possible. When you have a four-inch tongue.
# D'oh!
This guy has 41 tattoos of Homer Simpson on his body
# the game is on
Sherlock fans attempt world record for most people dressed as Holmes in one place
The Sherlock star turned 38 yesterday – and Holmes fans found a brilliant way to celebrate.
# yea yea funky yea
What's the longest you've ever partied? This Dublin DJ is planning to go for 8 days straight
And become a Guinness World Record holder in the process.
# what a gem
The world's largest gemstones are for 'qualified buyers'
The Ophir Collection has been awarded nine Guinness World Record titles.
# all by myselfie
YouTubers break the record for most selfies taken in an hour
How many selfies? A lot of selfies.
# Sticky Situation
Magnetic man breaks own record by sticking 53 spoons to his body
So THAT’S where all the spoons have been disappearing to.
# off the shelf
Wimpy Kid beats Guinness World Records, as library 'most borrowed' lists revealed
‘The Help’ is the only adult fiction work in the list of the ten most popular titles for 2012, which is otherwise dominated by the adventures of Jeff Kinney’s ‘Wimpy Kid’.
# In Pictures
The world's oldest woman has a 90-year-old son
At 114 years and 359 days old, Misao Okawa is the world’s oldest living woman.
# tallest woman
The tallest woman in the world dies
The Chinese woman stood at seven foot eight inches tall and was certified by Guinness World Records.
# 116
World's oldest person dies in US aged 116
Guinness World Records gave Besse Cooper the distinction of being the oldest living human in January 2011.
# park it
VIDEO: How's this for parallel parking?
Now THAT’S what we call a tight space.
Two tips to become the world’s oldest woman, from the world’s oldest woman
Want to live forever, at least into your hundreds? Besse Cooper, who has turned 116 years old recently, gives some simple advice.
# nunday
World record attempt for most 'nuns' in one place
1,400 people expected to don full nuns habits in Listowel, Kerry, today to raise funds for suicide prevention
# No1
Speed bowl: Canadian stuntwoman breaks world record on a toilet
Jolene Van Vugt got up to 46mph on the back of a jax in Sydney.
# Never too old
Meet the 101-year-old paragliding grandma with a Guinness World Record
Mary Hardison said she wanted to paraglide because her 75-year-old son began doing it as a hobby.
# 29 february
Happy Leap Year: 'Today is my uncle's 21st. He's 84.'
Ireland holds the record for most consecutive generations born on 29 February…
# eeek
World's 'strongest child' does push-ups on glass bottles
Seriously – don’t even think about trying this at home.
# Trouble
Guinness won't let 100-year-old marathon man into the record books
Fauja Singh completed the Toronto Waterfront Marathon nine days ago, but Guinness World Records aren’t happy.
# Virals
YouTube Top 10: because Joey's (probably) okay
Plus: Sonny Bill Williams whaling on a podgemeister, the accuracy of FIFA 12′s demo and a man with buttocks of steel!
# Archery
WATCH: 'Armless Archer' breaks Guinness World Record
Matt Stutzman, who was born without arms, became the first archer, able-bodied or otherwise, to hit a target 230 yards away.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories and the bits and pieces you may have missed along the way.
# Bizarro
7 Guinness World Records that will blow your mind
…and some that will make you want to close your eyes.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
In today’s Fix: Emergency Department nurses in Limerick vote in favour of industrial action; former Chief of General Staff of the Yugoslav army is jailed for war crimes; and we are left in no doubt about Madonna’s taste in blooms…
# digits
Boy born with 34 fingers and toes
The young Indian boy holds the world record for the person born with most fingers and toes.
# Sunswift IVy
Meet the IVy: The world’s fastest solar-powered vehicle
The Sunswift IVy clocks an average speed faster than any other solar vehicle… at a not-mind-melting 55mph.