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Record breakers are rising in the Middle East and North Africa
The Guinness World Records is a benchmarking institution best-known for having authenticated and catalogued feats of human endeavour since 1955.
Uphill battle: Welsh town wins record for world's steepest street
To qualify, Harlech had to prove that the street is a main thoroughfare commonly used by the public, fully surfaced and with buildings along it.
Lyon hosts break world record for number of footballers in a game
The world record attempt is a bid to promote opportunity, equality, and respect for women in sport.
Hot dog weighing 66 pounds attempts Guinness World Record
A massive hot dog weighing in at 66 pounds (29.9 kilograms) attempted to set a Guinness World Record for the 'Largest Hot Dog'.
New Guinness World Record set in Madrid: Football for Friendship
“We should all learn to speak the language of football, because then we are able to communicate with each other no matter which nationality [we are].”
World speed record for Tuk Tuk broken in England
Two cousins, Matt Everard and Russell Shearmen broke the Guinness World Record for the highest speed reached on a Tuk Tuk on Monday with a speed of 119.584 km/hr.
British vehicle breaks world Tuk Tuk speed record
Matt Everard entered the Guinness Book of records when he drove his tuk-tuk at a speed of 119.584 kilometers (74.306 miles) per hour
Nurses protest Guinness World Record’s ‘skirt’ policy
After London nurse Jessica Anderson's world record in a nurse uniform was denied by Guinness World Records because she wasn't wearing the correct outfit, nurses across the country shared selfies of their modern-day uniform in protest,
Young Croat breaks world record by pushing 730kg Smart car 100km
A young Croat has broken the Guinness World Record for pushing a car the furthest in 24 hours.
Ukrainian "Rapunzel" breaks a record for her long blonde hair
Ukrainian teenager Olena Korzenyuk is a modern-day Rapunzel. The 15-year-old has flowing blonde hair that is longer than she is.
116 year old Kane Tanaka is confirmed the oldest person alive
Tanaka lives in a nursing home in Fukuoka City in southern Japan and was born in 1903.
Smurf fans sets new world record
Ten-year-old record for most people dressed as Smurfs is broken in southern Germany.
German town ‘breaks world record’ for largest Smurfs meeting
A small German town was turned blue when it tried to break the world record for the largest meeting of Smurfs.
Argentine chefs break world record by baking 11,287 pizzas in 12 hours
A team of Argentinean chefs pounded, baked and boxed their way into the Guinness Book of World Records on Sunday, baking the largest number of pizzas in the span of 12 hours.
Japanese skipping star breaks another world record
Japanese professional rope skipper Hijiki Ikuyama broke a new Guinness World Record on Thursday, joining others around the globe to celebrate the annual World Records Day.
Bolivian woman believed to be world’s oldest person celebrates her 118th birthday
Locals campaigning for Mama Julia to be recognised in the Guinness Book of Records
Watch: Female skydivers set world record in Ukraine
Fifty-seven women have taken part in a synchronised skydive in Ukraine, setting a new world record.
Mexico City breaks Guinness record for simultaneous foosball-playing
Over 1,000 people gathered in Mexico City's Zocalo to break the Guinness World Record for simultaneous foosball-playing,
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World's longest beard goes on display
Hans Langseth or King Whiskers has gone down in history as having the world's longest beard
Watch: Greek woman breaks world record for longest garlic braid
Measured at 612 metres and 70 centimetres, the record surpasses the one previously broken in Hungary, which had tallied 255 metres.
Neapolitan pizzaoili break record for world's longest fried pizza
Traditional pizza from Naples was over seven meters long
Blood donor who saved millions of babies' lives gives last donation
At 81, James Harrison will no longer donate his blood after 1173 donations over six decades, during which his blood's special antibodies, used to make a vital medicine, have saved countless infant lives.
Watch: Top Gear scoops world record for fastest tractor
Motor show Top Gear scooped the unusual Guiness World Record after reaching a top speed of 87.271 miles per hour (140 kph) with a modified farm vehicle.
The 'biggest Baklava in the world'
Chefs in Turkey claim to have broken the Guinness World Record
World's longest zipwire opens in UAE
Thrill seekers will travel on the zipwire at speeds of up to 150kph along its 2.8 kilometre length.