Fiji wins first ever Olympic gold while cycling records tumble

Fiji wins first ever Olympic gold while cycling records tumble

Thursday proved a night to remember for Fiji as the tiny island nation won its first ever Olympic gold, while there was world-record breaking cycling action in the velodrome on the sixth day of the Games in Rio. Fiji’s gold — in fact its first Olympic medal of any kind — came in style as […]

Tintin breaks records with EUR2.5mn sale

Tintin breaks records with EUR2.5mn sale

An original page of drawings of the beloved comic character Tintin sold at auction Saturday in Paris for more than two million euros, setting a new world record for comics. The piece, created by the Belgian artist Hergé in 1937, went to an American collector for 2.5 million euros ($3.4 million) including fees, or 2.1 […]

34-metre Model Train Made Entirely From Chocolate

34-metre Model Train Made Entirely From Chocolate

A 33.6-meter long train made entirely out of chocolate was unveiled at the Brussels Chocolate Week going on in Belgium. Constructed using 1,285 kg of the finest Belgian chocolate and packing an impressive 6.5million calories, the intricately detailed model was created by master chocolatier Andrew Farrugia from Malta. The model has entered the ‘Guinness Book […]

Kuwait’s Golden Jubilee Fireworks Enters Guinness World Records

Kuwait’s Golden Jubilee Fireworks Enters Guinness World Records

November 10, 2012 marked the golden jubilee of Kuwait’s constitution and the country celebrated it with a spectacular $15-million fireworks display which earned the wealthy Gulf state a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Tens of thousands of Kuwaitis and expatriates filled the seaside Arabian Gulf Road to watch the dazzling display of […]

New Entries to The Guinness World Records 2013

New Entries to The Guinness World Records 2013

Guinness World Records has launched the latest edition of its best-selling book documenting global achievement, including new entries for the shortest bull, the oldest gymnast and the lowest ever car. The 57th version of best-selling reference book also features new verified entries for the world’s heaviest sportswoman and the most conquests of Mount Everest, as […]

Miss Plastic Hungary: Beauty Pageant For The Surgically Enhanced

Miss Plastic Hungary: Beauty Pageant For The Surgically Enhanced

While most beauty pageants disqualify competitors who have had plastic surgery, Miss Plastic required it. Held in Budapest in 2009, the contest was open to entrants over the age of 18 who had undergone surgical enhancement, in some form or the other. A boob-job or a nose-fix or a face-lift or buttocks-implant – anything will […]

Awesome Guinness World Records 2012

Awesome Guinness World Records 2012

Some of the entrants in this year’s chronicle of the fastest, the tallest, the hairiest and the downright weirdest. Awesome Guinness World Records 2012.