The farthest basketball shot made backwards was 25 m (82 ft 2 in) by Thunder Law of the Harlem Globetrotters in honor of Guinness World Records Day 2014.
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Sultan Kosen from Mardin, Turkey, who holds the Guinness World Record for tallest living male (at 8 feet 3 inches) and Chandri Dangi from Nepal, who holds the Guinness World Record for being the shortest man ever (at 21.5 inches), met for the first time in central London to commemorate Guinness World Records Day in November 2014 and the 60th anniversary of the Guinness World Records book.
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The worlds biggest kite in the shape of an octopus flies over a grassland in Hohhot on Aug. 5, 2014. The kite, weighing 200kg, covers an area of about 1,500 square meters when spread out, and needs 50 tons of strength to be pulled in the sky.
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The most spears caught from a spear gun underwater from a 6 ft., 6 inch distance in one minute is 10, and was achieved by Anthony Kelly in the swimming pool in Armidale, NSW, Australia, in honor of Guinness World Records Day 2014.
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Hundreds of volleyball fans play with balls to beat a Guinness world record during an event in Warsaw, Poland.
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The most people eating breakfast in bed is 388 and was achieved by Pudong Shangri-La in Shanghai, China, on Nov. 12, 2014.
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World's Biggest Arms
Egyptian Body builder Moustafa Ismail poses during his daily workout at World Gym in Milford, Mass. Ismail has been given the title of world's biggest arms, biceps and triceps by the Guinness Book of World Records.
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NFL Crowd Noise
Seahawks fans regained the Guinness record for Crowd noise on Dec. 2 against the Saints, recording a 137.6 decibel reading in the second quarter.
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Ozell Williams, a Colorado cheerleader, set a new world record by completing 57 consecutive back-handsprings and shattering the previous record of 46 during a Pac-12 matchup between the Buffaloes and the USC Trojans at Folsom Field in Boulder.
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NBA Crowd Noise
Sacramento Kings fans break their own Guinness World Record, set earlier in the night, during the fourth quarter of the Sacramento Kings against the Detroit Pistons at Sleep Train Arena on Nov. 15, 2013 in California.
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Quadrupedal 100M Dash
Kenichi Ito (left) runs with his arms and legs on the track during the quadrupedal 100-meter dash in Tokyo on Nov. 14, 2013. Ito clocked 16.87 seconds to break his own world record and was certified by the Guinness World Records as "Fastest 100m on All Fours."
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Most Wins at the World Beard and Mustache Championships
In the spirit of Movember, the month-long mustache-growing challenge that raises money for men's health causes, meet Karl-Heinz Hille from Berlin, Germany, who holds the Guinness World Record for the most wins in the Imperial partial beard category World Beard and Moustache Championships. He's won eight championships from 1999 to 2011 and is featured in the new Guinness World Records 2014.
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Hot Air Balloon Walk
Exelon Kyle walks on a tightrope extended between two hot-air balloons in Kunming, in southwest China's Yunnan province, on July 30, 2013 . Kyle took 38.35 seconds to complete the 'hot air balloon 18 meters fast walking' and created another Guinness World Record.
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Biggest Christmas Tree
Rio de Janeiro's Christmas Tree is inaugurated at the Rodrigo Freitas Lagoon in Brazil. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, this is the biggest Christmas tree in the world. It measures over 85 meters and is lit by 3.3 million multi-colored bulbs.
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Morning Gym Exercise Group
Fifteen thousand people take part in a mass morning gym exercise in Kiev to set a new Guinness world record of the most amount of people taking part in a morning gym exercise.
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Television journalist Takashi Yanagisawa holds a measuring tape from atop a step ladder while interviewing Japanese fashion designer Kazuhiro Watanabe, who holds the world record for the "Tallest Mohawk." According to the Guinness World Records, Watanabe's do stands at 3 feet 8.6 inches.
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Shortest Man, and Shortest Woman
Nepalese Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, poses with Indian Jyoti Amge, 19, the world's shortest woman.
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Largest Bikini Parade
A total of 1,085 women took part in the World's Largest Bikini Parade, setting a new Guinness World Record during the 2nd China International Beach & Bikini Culture Exposition on Aug. 19, 2012 in Huludao, Liaoning, China.
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World's Oldest Yoga Teacher
Yoga instructor Tao Porchon-Lynch, leading a class in Hartsdale, N.Y., was named the world's oldest yoga teacher at 93.
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Largest Spinning Class
Riders embrace at the start of a spinning marathon in Bogota, Colombia. A record-1,096 people pedaled for three hours to break the Guinness world record for the largest static cycling class.
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Fastest Motorized Toilet
Canadian female action sports star Jolene Van Vugt makes a pass in Sydney on her way to setting a new land speed Guiness World Record for a motorized toilet. Van Vugt beat the existing record of 68 km/h by 7 km/h, after completing the stunt in both directions with an average of the two speeds taken to give her the new world record.
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Spinning a Basketball on a Toothbrush
Thaneshwar Guragai, in Kathmandu, spins a basketball on a toothbrush while holding the toothbrush in his mouth for exactly 22.41 seconds to break the record of 13.5 seconds.
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Longest Wedding Dress Train
Romanian model Ema Dumitrescu poses with her champion dress during a successful attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest wedding dress train. The train measures more than 9,022 feet. Here's a look at other world records that have been broken in the last year and a half.
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Fastest 100m in a Pedalo
Former England cricketer Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff (right) and friend Steve Harmison celebrate with their official certificate after a successful attempt to break the fastest 100m in a pedalo world record on Hyde Park boating lake in London.
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Fastest 5 KM Barefoot on Ice/Snow
The fastest 5 km ran while barefoot on ice or snow is 23 minutes 42.16 seconds, by Kai Martin from Guestrow (Germany), in a race held on a deep-frozen prepared snow track in the indoor ski resort.
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World's Shortest Woman
Jyoti Amge of Nagpur, India, is confirmed on her 18th birthday to be the world's shortest woman (24.7 inches) by Guiness World Records. After she finishes high school, Amge hopes to earn a college degree and become a Bollywood film star.
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Tallest Person Ever to Play Professional Basketball
Paul (Tiny) Sturgess, standing 7' 8", is not only the tallest Harlem Globetrotter but also the tallest person to ever play professional basketball.
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Biggest Wave Title
Garrett McNamara of Haleiwa, Hawaii, won the Biggest Wave surfed title, a 78-foot wall caught at Nazare, Portugal. Carlos Burle of Brazil may have broken the record, also at Nazare, on Oct. 28, 2013, once the wave is properly measured by Guinness.
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Largest Balloon Sculpture
Adam Lee stands inside the spider sculpture that he used more than 3,000 balloons to create.
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Most People Performing Jumping Jacks
First Lady Michelle Obama led more than 20,000 children worldwide in a jumping jacks exercise to promote her "Let's Move" campaign. On Oct. 12, at 3 p.m., Guinness confirmed that she had helped break the record for most people performing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period.
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Oldest Twin Sisters
Marie (left) and Gabrielle Vaudremer of Belgium celebrate their 101st birthday.
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Most Autographed Baseballs
Dennis Schrader owns more than 4,600 signed balls. The collection is worth over $3 million and is stored in a room with one-foot thick walls, a bank vault door, video surveillance and motion sensors.
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Most Beer Bottles Rode Over on a Unicycle
Lutz Eichholz of Germany rode his unicycle a distance of 8.93 meters. He rode over 127 beer bottles.
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Longest Surf by a Dog
Abbie Uy, an Australian Kelpie dog, rides 60 meters (127 feet) at a dog surf contest in Huntington Beach, Calif.
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Largest Floating Raft
A total of 1,925 kayaks and canoes are strung together to form the largest floating raft in a Susan G. Komen Foundation charity event in Inlet, N.Y. The previous record was 1,620 boats.
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Largest Dodgeball Game
At the UC Irvine campus, 1,745 students participated in the largest dodgeball game ever.
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Glen Ballam (right) and Nick Abraham race up a 19-degree slope on Baldwin street in Dunedin, New Zealand.
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Largest Crocodile in Captivity
Cassius, who lives in the Marineland Melanisia in Australia, is almost six meters long and weighs nearly one metric ton.
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Chris Walton's nails measure 10 feet, 2 inches on her left hand and 9 feet, 7 on her right hand. She's been growing them for 18 years.
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Largest Underwater Wedding
Ewa and Pawel Jaworzno of Poland kiss during the largest underwater wedding. There were 275 wedding guests.
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Most People Bouncing Tennis Balls Simultaneously
Tennis pros Andrea Petkovic and Mardy Fish hold a certificate proving they were a part of the record-breaking effort at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.
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Most Hugs in One Hour
Nick Cannon sets the record for most hugs in an hour outside of the New York Mets' CitiField by hugging over 1,800 people to raise money for the Mets Care Room at New York Hospital in Queens.
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Most People Swinging Hula Hoops
These 2,496 hula-hoopers gathered in Taipei, Taiwan, to break the record for most people swinging hula hoops in two minutes.
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Longest String of Aluminum Cans
The Aluminum Association in De Pere, Wis., set the record with 66,343 cans strung together. The chain was over five miles long.
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Most Hula Hoops Spun by One Person
During a performance in a shopping mall in Hong Kong, Jin Linlin spins 105 hula hoops, matching her own record, which she set in 2007.
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Most Kites Flown Simultaneously
A Palestinian refugee flies a kite during an event held by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency near the Gaza strip. More than 15,000 kites were in the sky.
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This drum, made in Yeongdong, South Korea, weighs over seven tons and has a 6.4-meter diameter.
48 of 73Fujikyu Highland/Handout/Reuters
Steepest Roller Coaster
"Takabisha" in Japan has a free-falling angle of 121 degrees.
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Most People Wearing Sunglasses in the Dark
Texas Ranger fans wear sunglasses during the 7th inning of a night game against the Houston Astros at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
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Longest Picnic Table
Guests who wanted to try some of Safeway's Open Nature Line of 100 percent natural foods in San Francisco enjoyed the free barbecue at a table that stretched 305 feet.
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Gildan Activewear broke the record in Nashville with this 180.9-foot wide, 281.3-foot long T-shirt.
52 of 73Sebastien Pirlet/Reuters
Heaviest Plane Pulled by People in Wheelchairs
Eighty-four wheelchair-bound Belgians pull a 67-ton C130 cargo aircraft over 100 meters.
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Largest Gathering of People Wearing Costume Masks
It took over 40,000 Los Angeles Angel fans in Anaheim, Calif., to set this record.
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Biggest Human Smiley
These 768 Croats create the biggest human smiley on Zagreb main square, breaking the previous record of 551 that was set in Latvia.
55 of 73Desmond Boylan/Reuters
This 268-foot, 4-inch cigar in Havana is nearly the length of a football field. It was rolled by Jose Castelar Cairo, who also rolled a 148-foot, 9-inch cigar to set the old record.
56 of 73Paul Childs/Zumapress.com
Obscure Marathon Records
For the 2011 London Marathon organizers thought up more 100 world records, including quickest book character and fastest person running backwards.
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Longest Wave Ever Surfed
Gary Saavedra of Panama gets a well-deserved bottle of water after riding a wave in Gatun lake in the Panama Canal for three hours and 55 minutes. The previous record was one hour and six minutes.
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Largest Human Cross
Over 24,000 Filipino students set the record for largest human cross in Manila to celebrate Ash Wednesday.
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Longest Time Spinning a Guinness World Record Book
Thaneshwar Guragai spins this record book for exactly 30 minutes in Nepal to smash the 6.51-minute record.
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Most People Standing on One Leg Simultaneously
Portland Trail Blazers' legend Terry Porter (center) helps fans set the record for most people in the Captain Morgan pose at The Rose Quarter in Portland.
61 of 73Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters
Oldest Salsa Dancer
Paddy Jones of Britain performs with her Spanish partner Nicko during an exhibition in Lima. She was born on July 1, 1934.
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365 Marathons in 365 days
Belgian Stefaan Engels celebrates as he crosses the finish line in Barcelona during the last marathon of his 365 marathons in 365 days challenge.
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Most Simultaneous High Fives
Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Antonio Freeman helps fans at Lambeau Field set the record for most simultaneous high fives. University of British Columbia undergrads would break the record with over 3,200 simultaneous high fives in September.
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Most Different Dishes on Display
The 8,146 dishes made by different families were gathered and displayed in Wuhan city, China, to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival.
65 of 73Matt Peyton/AP
Most People in a BMW Mini
Pilobolus Dance Company successfully squeezed 26 people into this car.
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Longest Time Spent in Direct Full Body Contact with Ice
Chen Kecai (left) and Jin Songhao compete in a cold endurance competition on the Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, China. Jin won with a time of 120 minutes.
67 of 73Diane Bondareff/AP
The largest high-heeled shoe measures 1.95 m (6 ft., 5 inches) long and 1.85 m (6 ft, 1 inch) tall and was created by Jill Martin and Kenneth Cole in New York in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2014.
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The most people head banging simultaneously is 320 and was achieved by students of Armidale High in Australia on Nov. 12, 2014. The song was ‘It’s a long way to the top’ by Aussie rockers AC/DC.
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Children from Armidale High School, NSW, Australia participating in the Guinness World Records title attempt for the Most people throwing thongs (flip-flops) simultaneously, in honor of Guinness World Records Day on Nov. 12, 2014.
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The largest line dance involved 25,703 participants and was achieved by China Line Dance Sport Promotion Center in 2014.
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The largest collection of Nintendo Entertainment System paraphernalia belongs to Ahmed Bin Fahad and consists of 2,020 items.
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The most times to position one leg behind the heads in 30 seconds by an individual is 30, and was achieved by Adonis Kosmadakis on Guinness World Records Day 2014 at the Moulin Rouge in France.
73 of 73Suvra Kanti Das/AP
Bangladeshis wave their national flags as they gather at the National Parade Ground to create a Guinness world record of most people singing the national anthem in unison on March 26, 2013.
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