Tallest teen, fastest hair skipping among 2022 Guinness World Records

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Tallest teen, fastest hair skipping among 2022 Guinness World Records

<div> <p> (This Sept. 15 story corrects press release error by Guinness World Records on Olivier Rioux’s nationality in paragraph 9)</p> <p><span class="caps">LONDON</span> – From the dog with the longest ears to the world’s tallest teenager, Guinness World Records reveals its latest record breakers in the 2022 edition of the popular book.</p> <p>The annual publication, out on Thursday, features an array of records and feats, including the fastest walking on hands and the most skips over a person’s own hair in 30 seconds.</p> <p>Briton Bethany Lodge, a gymnast since a young age, scored the titles of fastest 100 metre forward rolls – in 42.64 seconds – and the most backwards somersault burpees by a female in 30 seconds – five.</p> <p>“It feels incredible to achieve a Guinness World Record title. It’s something that I never even considered doing. I always used to get the books when I was little and used to read through them and just look at all the incredible things that people could do,” Lodge said.</p> <p>“So it’s kind of surreal to then know that I have got a record title and to see that in the book.”</p> <p>American Zion Clark, who was born without legs, took the record for fastest 20 metres walking on hands, achieving the feat in 4.78 seconds.</p> <p>Laetitia Ky from Ivory Coast set the record for most skips over a person’s own hair in 30 seconds – 60. The 25-year-old model, actress and artist is known for making sculptures with her locks.</p> <p>“For this new record, Laetitia braided her natural hair and then added extensions to form the ‘rope’ she would use to skip,” Guinness World Records said in a statement. “She attempted to break this record to inspire others to celebrate their talents.“The title of tallest teenager living (male) went to Canadian Olivier Rioux, with a height of 226.9 cm (7 ft and 5.33 in).</p> <p>Lou, whose owner is American Paige Olsen, took the record of longest ears on a dog (living). His ears are 34 cm (13.38 in) long.</p> <p>Dog and cat duo Lollipop and Sashimi, from Canada, earned the record of fastest 5 metres on a scooter by a dog and cat (pair), with a time of 4.37 seconds. </p> <p/> <p/> </div>