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58-Year-Old Grandmother Sets New World Planking Record

DonnaJean Wilde sets the women's record at 4:30:11

(Newser) - Managing to hold a plank for 4.5 minutes is impressive. Doing it for 4.5 hours is extraordinary—and record-setting. CBS News reports DonnaJean Wilde has been certified by Guinness World Records as the new women's world record holder for the longest time spent in an abdominal plank...

Behold, the World's Biggest Blueberry

New record holder is from variety developed in Australia

(Newser) - A blueberry big enough for Paul Bunyan has been certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the heaviest ever recorded. The berry the size of a ping pong ball was picked at a farm in Australia in November and has been kept in a freezer since, the BBC...

34K+ Big Macs and Counting: Guy Is Still Eating Them

Guinness record holder Don Gorske has consumed an unimaginable quantity of the McDonald's burger

(Newser) - Two years ago, Don Gorske hit a taste bud-teasing milestone: a half-century of scarfing down Big Macs almost every day. Now, the Wisconsin man can claim even more Big Mac bragging rights, extending the record-holding status he first reached with Guinness World Records in 1999 by eating 34,128 of...

Oregon Woman Takes Guinness Tongue Record

Jenny DuVander's tongue is bigger than a soda can

(Newser) - If there's a woman in the world with a bigger tongue than Portland, Oregon, resident Jenny DuVander, Guinness World Records doesn't know about her. DuVander is the new record holder for largest tongue circumference (female) in the world. Guinness says her tongue has a circumference of 5.21...

Dead Dog Loses His Big Honor
Dead Dog Loses
His Big Honor

Dead Dog Loses His Big Honor

Guinness World Records says it can't confirm Bobi really lived to age 31

(Newser) - A dog named Bobi has posthumously lost his claim to fame. The AP reports Guinness World Records has ruled against the Portuguese dog keeping the title of oldest canine ever . Following a review , GWR said Thursday it "no longer has the evidence it needs to support Bobi's claim...

8 Years, 700K Matchsticks, One Eiffel Tower, Zero World Records
Guinness Admits It Was
Too 'Heavy-Handed'
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Guinness Admits It Was Too 'Heavy-Handed'

Organization agrees to accept Richard Plaud's Eiffel Tower replica as tallest matchstick structure

(Newser) - Richard Plaud will have his name in the record books after all. Guinness World Records initially ruled the Frenchman had used the wrong type of matchsticks in building his 23.6-foot-tall replica of the Eiffel Tower. However, it later said it was reviewing the decision and on Friday announced it...

Oldest Verified Dog Ever Turns 31
World's Oldest
Dog May Not
Have Been
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World's Oldest Dog May Not Have Been

Guinness World Records has rescinded Bobi's honor as it investigates reported age of 31

(Newser) - Bobi was no doubt a good boy, but he may not have been the oldest known dog in history, after all. Guinness World Records has rescinded the title it bestowed on the dog in Portugal last year, reports CNN . GWR says it is now investigating evidence previously presented asserting that...

He's the Oldest Person to Hike Grand Canyon Rim to Rim

Alfredo Aliaga Burdio snags world record at 92

(Newser) - It took Alfredo Aliaga Burdio 21 hours and 15 minutes to hike the 24 miles from the North Rim to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. But the 92-year-old Spaniard just confirmed as the oldest person to complete the trek is sure he could've moved faster. "[There...

Oregon Mom Has Donated a Staggering Amount of Breast Milk

Elisabeth Anderson-Sierra decided to put an unusual lactation disorder to good use

(Newser) - A mother of three kids usually has her hands full, and 35-year-old Elisabeth Anderson-Sierra is no exception. But as the Guinness World Record holder for largest breast milk donation, she also spends much of her time attached to a breast pump. Based in Aloha, Oregon, Anderson-Sierra donated an astounding 1,...

He Managed to Swim for 6 Hours—in Handcuffs

Shehab Allam made it 7.238 miles, set world record

(Newser) - There are Guinness records that are zany , those that are inspiring , and some that are dangerous . Shehab Allam's feat falls in the last category. The 31-year-old Egyptian swimmer has managed to break the record for distance swimming while wearing handcuffs, at 7.238 miles. Per Guinness , it took him...

91-Year-Old Is Oldest Person to Cross Grand Canyon

He's the oldest person to cross it rim-to-rim on foot, which he did in 5 days

(Newser) - The latest evidence that age ain't nothin' but a number: John Jepkema has been honored for crossing the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim on foot when he was 91 years old, becoming the oldest person ever to do so. The Colorado man, whose 2019 feat was recently acknowledged by Guinness World...

Guy Scores a Disneyland Record 8 Years in the Making

Even little kids might get sick of happiest place on Earth after 2,995 days in a row

(Newser) - You know how sometimes some guy wins the Super Bowl and screams, "I'm going to Disneyland!" Well, sometimes some guy finds himself out of a job and with some time and an annual pass to Disneyland on his hands, so he just starts going. Every day. It...

Accountant Holds One of the Weirdest World Records

Italy's Michele Santelia has typed 81 books backward

(Newser) - An Italian accountant has become famous in a small-scale way for the books he types. To be clear, Michele Santelia is not the author of these books. He retypes the works of others, usually famous works in history. But as Lit Hub notes, it's the way he does so...

You Won't Find Stranger World Records Than These

UPI rounds up the weirdest Guinness World Records achievements of 2022

(Newser) - It's that time of the year when we look back fondly (and not so fondly) at the best and worst of what went down over the past 12 months. The only guarantees we had going into 2022 were death, taxes, and a new set of achievements recognized by Guinness...

US Woman Breaks Underpants World Record
US Woman Breaks
Underpants World Record
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US Woman Breaks Underpants World Record

Rachael Schmitt pulled on 19 pairs in 30 seconds

(Newser) - Rachael Schmitt, an American woman studying in Ireland, is now the holder of one of the more unusual Guinness World Records. The Trinity College student pulled on 19 pairs of underpants in 30 seconds, breaking the record of 17 in 30 seconds held by Japan's Toshiaki Kasuga, UPI reports....

No Creature Walking the Earth Is Older Than This Tortoise

St. Helena's Jonathan, the oldest giant tortoise ever recorded, is at least 190 years old

(Newser) - A three-day birthday bash may seem excessive, but it's not every day you turn 190. Jonathan the giant tortoise , the oldest known living land animal, will celebrate that milestone this weekend at his home on the South Atlantic island of St. Helena. Believed to have hatched in the Seychelles...

Guy Eats 10 of the World's Hottest Peppers in 33 Seconds

Guinness World Record holder Gregory Foster admits a passion for pain

(Newser) - It took just 33.15 seconds for Gregory Foster to eat 10 of the hottest peppers in the world. The pain lasted much longer—though not nearly as long as his new Guinness World Record will stand. The hot sauce maker from San Diego actually nabbed the latest of several...

World's Oldest Dog Dies After Life Full of Love, Country Music

Toy fox terrier Pebbles was 22

(Newser) - Pebbles, a toy fox terrier certified as the oldest living dog in May this year, has died at the age of 22—the equivalent of more than 120 years of age for a human, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association 's calculations. According to an Instagram post from...

Watch These Slackliners Set a Heart-Stopping Record

Daredevils Rafael Bridi, Alexander Schulz made longest walk over active volcano in early pandemic

(Newser) - If walking over an active volcano via slackline is on your bucket list, you might look to Brazilian daredevil Rafael Bridi for guidance. Per UPI, Bridi and fellow slacklining enthusiast Alexander Schulz of Germany set a Guinness World Record for "longest slackline walk over an active volcano," which...

846 Pounds of Pumpkin, 38 Miles of River

Duane Hansen of Nebraska awaits his place in the Guinness World Record books

(Newser) - The powers-that-be behind the Guinness World Records have been alerted—a Nebraska man paddled 38 miles down the Missouri River in a giant pumpkin. If Saturday's feat by Duane Hansen is confirmed, he will take his place in the record book as the person who completed "the longest...

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