WEIRD & WONDERFUL GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

On September 10 2014, Guinness World Records celebrates its 60th Anniversary with the launch of the Guinness World Records 2015 Edition

Guinness World Records is the global authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, over 132 million copies – and three million e-books – have been sold in 20 languages, in more than 100 countries. Since then, the internationally renowned brand is also available on all platforms; GWR global television shows are watched by over 750 million viewers annually, over half a million subscribe to the GWR YouTube channel, the global website receives 14 million viewers annually and has over six million fans on Facebook. GWR adjudicates over 1,000 events across the world each year.

Here are just some of the whacky records Londoners have been setting:
  • The most people popping party poppers simultaneously is 743 and was achieved by Grey Court School in Richmond on 17 July 2013
  • The fastest 100m on high-heeled roller skates is 26.10 sec and was achieved by Marawa The Amazing at Regent’s Park on 21 August 2013
  • The largest gathering of people dressed as penguins is 325 and was achieved by Richard House in Wood Wharf, Canary Wharf, for Guinness World Records Day, on 13 November 2013
  • The most hula hoops spun simultaneously by a team is 264 and was achieved by Marawa The Amazing and her Majorettes at the Shaftesbury Theatre in celebration of Guinness World Records Day, on 14 November 2013
  • The largest serving of fish and chips weighs 47.75 kg (105lb 4oz) and was achieved by Fish&Chips@ in Enfield on 30 July 2012
  • The oldest golf club president is Jack Miles, who is the current president of Wimbledon Common Golf Club and celebrated his 100th birthday on 10 March 2013
  • The longest journey by a fire engine is 50,957 km (31,663 miles) long and was achieved by Stephen Moore, who started his journey from Greenwich on 18 July 2010 and finished it at the same place on 10 April 2011

The Guinness World Records 2015 edition is out on 10 September 2014, for more information see guinnessworldrecords.com

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