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Weird World Records - 05 May 2015
Recent and archive images of unusual world records.
TAIWAN/
RTX1227P
July 28, 2013
Participants get ready to apply facial masks in Taipei July 28. 2013. A total of 1213 people broke the...
Taipei, Taiwan
Participants get ready to apply facial masks in Taipei
Participants get ready to apply facial masks in Taipei July 28. 2013. A total of 1213 people broke the Guinness World Record by applying facial masks for 10 minutes at the same time on Sunday, according to event organizers. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN-ODDLY
RTR4DZ52
November 13, 2014
The world's shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi greets the tallest living man Sultan Kosen to mark the...
London, United Kingdom
The world's shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi greets the tallest living man Sultan Kosen to mark the...
The world's shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi greets the tallest living man Sultan Kosen to mark the Guinness World Records Day in London November 13, 2014. Kosen measuring 251cm, towers over Dangi who is only 54.6cm tall. The Guinness World Records celebrates its 60th edition of the annual records book. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-WORLD'S OLDEST MAN
RTR3OIBH
May 09, 2014
111-year-old Alexander Imich holds a Guinness World Records certificate recognizing him as the world's...
New York, UNITED STATES
111-year-old Alexander Imich holds Guinness World Records certificate recognizing him as world's oldest...
111-year-old Alexander Imich holds a Guinness World Records certificate recognizing him as the world's oldest living man during an interview with Reuters at his home on New York City's upper west side, May 9, 2014. Dr. Imich, who holds a Ph.d in Zoology, was born in Poland on February 4, 1903, fled Poland when the Nazis took over in 1939, survived a slave labor camp in Russia and moved to the United States in 1951 where he became an author on parapsychology. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
HONGKONG/
RTX195X2
February 20, 2014
A staff member pulls a record-breaking thinnest latex condom during a news conference in Hong Kong February...
Hong Kong, China
A staff member pulls a record-breaking thinnest latex condom during a news conference in Hong Kong
A staff member pulls a record-breaking thinnest latex condom during a news conference in Hong Kong February 20, 2014. AONI, a Hong Kong funded brand, won the Guinness World Records last year for its AONI ultra-thin 001 natural rubber latex condom. The world's thinnest latex condom has an average thickness of 0.036 mm (0.001417 inches). REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)
HONGKONG/
RTX175Z3
January 08, 2014
Participants arrange sushi to create the largest sushi mosaic in an attempt to break the Guinness World...
Hong Kong, China
Participants arrange sushi to create mosaic during 10th anniversary of a sushi chain store in Hong Kong...
Participants arrange sushi to create the largest sushi mosaic in an attempt to break the Guinness World Records during the 10th anniversary of a sushi chain store in Hong Kong January 8, 2014. A total of 20,647 sushi pieces were used for a 37-square-metre space to break the record on Wednesday, which was verified and announced by the Guinness World Records at the end of the event. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: FOOD SOCIETY)
JAPAN/
RTX15D0K
November 14, 2013
Takashi Kokubu, a 37-year-old actor, runs during a four-legged 100-metre race organized by Kenichi Ito...
Tokyo, Japan
Kokubu runs during a four-legged 100-metre race organized by Ito in Tokyo
Takashi Kokubu, a 37-year-old actor, runs during a four-legged 100-metre race organized by Kenichi Ito (not pictured) in Tokyo November 14, 2013. Kenichi Ito, 31, who developed his skills over 10 years based on the running style of the African Patas monkey, set a new Guinness World Record on Thursday, clocking in 16:87 seconds for a 100-metre run and breaking his previous record of 17:23 seconds, according to media reports. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS)
SRILANKA
RTX15500
November 08, 2013
Sri Lankan couple Nisansala and Nalin smile during their wedding ceremony as they break the Guinness...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan couple Nisansala and Nalin smile during wedding ceremony as they break Guinness record for...
Sri Lankan couple Nisansala and Nalin smile during their wedding ceremony as they break the Guinness record for a wedding with the most bridesmaids for a bride in Negombo November 8, 2013. With 126 bridesmaids, 25 best men accompanied by 20 page boys and 23 flower girls, the wedding ceremony broke a previous record of having 96 bridesmaids for a bride at a wedding in Thailand. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: SOCIETY)
CHINA/
RTX14TJ9
October 30, 2013
A man jumps in a swimming pool filled with pink and green plastic balls during a Guinness World Records...
Shanghai, China
A man jumps in a swimming pool filled with pink and green plastic balls during a Guinness World Records...
A man jumps in a swimming pool filled with pink and green plastic balls during a Guinness World Records attempt of the Largest Ball Pit as part of the "Pink October" campaign at Kerry Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai October 30, 2013. The event, aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer prevention, set the world record with one million balls in the 25-metre-long (82 ft.) and 12.6-metre-wide (41 ft.) swimming pool, according to local media. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
RTX13IYG
September 12, 2013
Jyoti Amge,19, from Nagpur, India, is measured by a Guinness World Record official on top of the Empire...
New York, UNITED STATES
Jyoti Amge is measured by a Guinness World Record official on top of the Empire State Building in New...
Jyoti Amge,19, from Nagpur, India, is measured by a Guinness World Record official on top of the Empire State Building in New York September 12, 2013. Standing 24.7 inches tall, Amge has held the title of the "Shortest Living Woman" since her 18th birthday on December 16, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SINGAPORE/
RTXYDAX
April 08, 2013
A girl runs to take pictures of fishes in the Resorts World Sentosa's S.E.A. Aquarium in Singapore April...
Singapore, Singapore
A girl runs to take pictures of fishes in the Resorts World Sentosa's S.E.A. Aquarium in Singapore
A girl runs to take pictures of fishes in the Resorts World Sentosa's S.E.A. Aquarium in Singapore April 8, 2013. The aquarium, which houses more than 80,000 animals of over 800 species in 42.8 million litres of water, is on Monday the official record holder of two Guinness World Records - for the world's largest aquarium and for the world's largest acrylic panel in its Ocean Gallery, according to local media. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL)
AUSTRALIA/
RTXY1JI
March 29, 2013
Charlie, a golden retriever with the world loudest bark according to Guinness World Record, barks at...
Sydney, Australia
Charlie, a golden retriever with the world loudest bark according to Guinness World Record, barks at...
Charlie, a golden retriever with the world loudest bark according to Guinness World Record, barks at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney March 29, 2013. Charlie owns the Guinness World Record for the loudest bark, registering at 113.1 decibels. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-SHOEZEUM/
RTR38IBH
September 27, 2012
Jordan Michael Geller poses with his collection of the Nike Air Jordan Retro line at the "ShoeZeum" in...
Las Vegas, UNITED STATES
Jordan Michael Geller poses with his collection of the Nike Air Jordan Retro line at the "ShoeZeum" in...
Jordan Michael Geller poses with his collection of the Nike Air Jordan Retro line at the "ShoeZeum" in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada September 25, 2012. Record keepers at the Guinness Book of World Records recently certified that Geller's Shoezeum, a shrine to Nike that he says includes one of every model of Air Jordans ever made, holds the record for the world's largest collection of sneakers, with more than 2,500 pairs, all but eight of which are Nikes. Nike did not respond to calls for comment. Picture taken September 25, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
USA/
RTR37W8Z
September 12, 2012
Japanese fashion designer Kazuhiro Watanabe, who holds the world record for the "Tallest Mohawk," poses...
New York, UNITED STATES
Japanese fashion designer Kazuhiro Watanabe, who holds the world record for the "Tallest Mohawk," poses...
Japanese fashion designer Kazuhiro Watanabe, who holds the world record for the "Tallest Mohawk," poses for a photographer at a media event held by the Guinness World Records to launch their 2013 book edition in New York September 12, 2012. According to the Guinness World Records, Watanabe's do stands at 3 feet 8.6 inches. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (UNITED STATES - Tags: FASHION SOCIETY)
NEPAL/
RTR30XHR
April 19, 2012
Thaneshwar Guragai spins a basketball on a toothbrush while holding the toothbrush in his mouth for exactly...
Kathmandu, Nepal
Thaneshwar Guragai spins a basketball on a toothbrush while holding the toothbrush in his mouth for exactly...
Thaneshwar Guragai spins a basketball on a toothbrush while holding the toothbrush in his mouth for exactly 22.41 seconds to break the last Guinness record of 13.5 seconds set by Thomas Connors of U.K, in Kathmandu April 19, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT BASKETBALL)
CYCLING/
RTR2XZYB
February 17, 2012
Trainer Robert Mistler (C) boosts cyclist Robert Marchand of France (L) next to trainer Magali Humbert-Perret...
Aigle, Switzerland
Trainer Mistler boosts cyclist Marchand of France during his attempt to set a world record for cycling...
Trainer Robert Mistler (C) boosts cyclist Robert Marchand of France (L) next to trainer Magali Humbert-Perret during his attempt to set a world record for cycling non-stop for one hour, in the over 100- year old category, at the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) velodrome in Aigle February 17, 2012. Marchand, born November 26, 1911, cycled 24.251 km (15 miles) around the 200 metre indoor track to set the record on Friday. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SPORT CYCLING SOCIETY)
BRITAIN/
RTR2U4EO
November 17, 2011
Actors pose with gym equipment on what the Guinness World Records bills as the world's largest 3D painting,...
London, United Kingdom
Actors pose with gym equipment on what the Guinness World Records bills as the world's largest 3D painting,...
Actors pose with gym equipment on what the Guinness World Records bills as the world's largest 3D painting, at Canary Wharf in London November 17, 2011. British artist Joe Hill's creation measures in excess of 1120 square metres (12,000 square feet), breaking records for the longest and largest surface area 3D painting, according to Guinness. REUTERS/Paul Hackett (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
GERMANY/
RTR2T4R0
October 24, 2011
Guinness World Record holder for the 'Most Pierced Man', Rolf Bucholz of Germany, poses showing some...
Dortmund, Germany
Guinness World Record holder for the Most Pierced Man Bucholz shows some of his 453 piercings in Dortmund...
Guinness World Record holder for the 'Most Pierced Man', Rolf Bucholz of Germany, poses showing some of his 453 piercings in Dortmund, October 24, 2011. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)
BRITAIN/
RTR2RE4Y
September 16, 2011
Grower Pete Glazebrook poses for photographers with his onion weighing 17lb 15.5oz (8.150kg), that now...
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Grower Pete Glazebrook poses for photographers with his onion weighing 17lb 15.5oz (8.150kg) at the Harrogate...
Grower Pete Glazebrook poses for photographers with his onion weighing 17lb 15.5oz (8.150kg), that now holds the world record holder for being the heaviest onion, at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England September 16, 2011. The show marking its 100th year, has introduced a giant vegetable class for the first time. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
RTR2RAMO
September 14, 2011
Chris "The Duchess" Walton shows off her Guinness world record holding fingernails outside the New York...
New York, UNITED STATES
Chris "The Duchess" Walton shows off her Guinness world record holding fingernails outside the New York...
Chris "The Duchess" Walton shows off her Guinness world record holding fingernails outside the New York Public Library in New York September 14, 2011. Her nails measure 10 feet 2 inches on her left hand and 9 feet 7 inches on her right hand that she has been growing for 18 years. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
GERMANY/
RTR2Q7RS
August 22, 2011
Freddy Nock from Switzerland balances on the ropeway of a cable car leading on Germany's highest mountain,...
ZUGSPITZE, Germany
Nock from Switzerland balances on ropeway of cable car leading on Germany's highest mountain Zugspitze...
Freddy Nock from Switzerland balances on the ropeway of a cable car leading on Germany's highest mountain, the 2,962 metre (9,718 feet) Zugspitze, near the southern Bavarian resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen August 20, 2011. Nock balanced on the 995 meters long rope to break his own world record, as part of a charity event. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY ODDLY IMAGES OF THE DAY) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
CUBA-CIGAR/
RTR2LYMH
May 03, 2011
The world's longest cigar that stretched 268 feet 4 inches (81.8 metres), or most of the length of a...
Havana, Cuba
The world's longest cigar is seen in Havana
The world's longest cigar that stretched 268 feet 4 inches (81.8 metres), or most of the length of a football field, is seen in Havana May 3, 2011. Resting on tables, it sprawled through El Morro, an old Spanish fort overlooking Havana Bay, where Cuba is holding its annual International Tourism Fair. The cigar, once it is officially accepted by Guinness World Records in London, will eclipse the previous record cigar of 148 feet 9 inches (45.38 metres), both rolled by Jose Castelar Cairo, better known as "Cueto". REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PERU/
RTR2ISJ7
February 18, 2011
Salsa dancer Paddy Jones from Britain performs with her Spanish partner Nicko during an exhibition at...
Lima, Peru
Salsa dancer Paddy Jones from Britain performs with her Spanish partner Nicko during an exhibition at...
Salsa dancer Paddy Jones from Britain performs with her Spanish partner Nicko during an exhibition at the International Salsa Congress in Lima February 17, 2011. Jones, 76, holds the Guinness Record for the oldest salsa dancer in the world. Picture taken February 17, 2011. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)
WORLD RECORD GLASS/
RTXWKSG
January 15, 2011
The Guinness World Record flute of ice wine is poured by Jeff Hundertmark of Marynissen Estate Winery...
Niagara Falls, Canada
The Guinness World Record flute of ice wine is poured by Jeff Hundertmark of Marynissen Estate Winery...
The Guinness World Record flute of ice wine is poured by Jeff Hundertmark of Marynissen Estate Winery (C) and Barry Katzman of Mike Weir Wines (R) as Ed Madronich, chairman of the Wine Council of Ontario (L) looks on, as part of the Niagara Icewine Festival in Niagara Falls, Ontario, January 14, 2011. Over 30 Ontario wineries poured twenty seven litres of icewine into a four-foot-tall flute, setting a new record, local media reported. REUTERS/Doug Benz (CANADA - Tags: SOCIETY)
GERMANY/
RTR2COI3
April 11, 2010
The media surrounds a five-room flat made of regular beer mats as the creation is destroyed by its designer...
VOGELSANG, Germany
The media surrounds a five-room flat made of regular beer mats as the creation is destroyed by its designer...
The media surrounds a five-room flat made of regular beer mats as the creation is destroyed by its designer and builder Sven Goebel in Vogelsang near the western German town of Schleiden April 11, 2010. Organisers said the 21-year-old, who already owns several beer mats records in the "Guinness Book of Records", on Sunday set a new world record by building a flat from about 300,000 beer mats. The flat was dismantled to show that it is not held together by anything. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY)
AUSTRALIA/
RTR283HR
September 21, 2009
Jack Tsonis (L) and Lindsay Morrison attempt to break the world record for the longest handshake in Sydney...
Sydney, Australia
Tsonis and Morrison attempt to break the world record for the longest handshake in Sydney
Jack Tsonis (L) and Lindsay Morrison attempt to break the world record for the longest handshake in Sydney September 21, 2009. The pair chose the United Nations' International Day of Peace for the record attempt and are also raising money for charity. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (AUSTRALIA SOCIETY)
GERMANY/
RTR24VY5
June 21, 2009
Milan Roskopf of Slovakia juggles three motor saws during the Impossibility Challenger in Dachau, north...
Dachau, Germany
Milan Roskopf of Slovakia juggles three motor saws during the Impossibility Challenger in Dachau
Milan Roskopf of Slovakia juggles three motor saws during the Impossibility Challenger in Dachau, north of Munich, June 21, 2009. Roskopf, 50, improved his world record by increasing the number of successful times the motor saws were juggled to 62 from 35. The 15th annual Impossibility Challenger, where competitors attempt to break or make new World Records in unconventional and unusual disciplines, was held on Sunday. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY SOCIETY)
SPAIN/
RTXHBT8
May 15, 2009
Septuagenarian Isobel Varley poses during 'II Expotatoo' tattoo fair in Gijon, northern Spain, May 15,...
Gijon, Spain
Septuagenarian Isobel Varley poses during 'II Expotatoo' tattoo fair in Gijon
Septuagenarian Isobel Varley poses during 'II Expotatoo' tattoo fair in Gijon, northern Spain, May 15, 2009. Varley, who was born in 1937, is the most senior tattooed woman in the world according to the Guinness World Records. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso (SPAIN SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
GERMANY/
RTR22NI1
December 17, 2008
Franz Paternosta hold up a Christmas tree bauble in the glassblowing company Joska in Bodenmais near...
Bodenmais, Germany
Franz Paternosta arranges a Christmas tree bauble in the glassblowing company Joska in Bodenmais
Franz Paternosta hold up a Christmas tree bauble in the glassblowing company Joska in Bodenmais near Deggendof December 17, 2008. The company produced the world's biggest glass Christmas tree decoration with a diameter of 65 centimetre and a weight of 20 kilogram. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY)
ALBANIA/
RTX8ETR
September 04, 2008
A man looks at the largest mosaic made of corks created by Albanian artist Saimir Strati in Tirana September...
Tirana, Albania
Man looks at largest mosaic made of corks created by Albanian artist Strati in Tirana
A man looks at the largest mosaic made of corks created by Albanian artist Saimir Strati in Tirana September 4, 2008. Strati glued 229,764 corks of various shapes and colours over a plastic banner measuring 12.94 metres by 7.1 metres to make the artpiece "Romeo with a crown of grapes playing the guitar while dancing with the sea and the sun". He worked 14 hours a day for 28 days and completed his project on Thursday. REUTERS/Arben Celi (ALBANIA)
USA
RTX3H0
November 08, 2007
The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate is unveiled at the Serendipity-3 restaurant in New York November 7, 2007...
New York, UNITED STATES
The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate is unveiled at the Serendipity-3 restaurant in New York
The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate is unveiled at the Serendipity-3 restaurant in New York November 7, 2007 after Guiness World Records researchers determined the $25,000 frozen hot chocolate was the most expensive dessert in the world. REUTERS/Chip East (UNITED STATES)
AUSTRALIA
RTR1U9ML
September 26, 2007
Women dressed in bikinis pose for a photographer on Sydney's Bondi Beach September 26, 2007. 1010 bikini...
Sydney, Australia
Women dressed in Bikinis pose for a photographer on Sydney's Bondi Beach
Women dressed in bikinis pose for a photographer on Sydney's Bondi Beach September 26, 2007. 1010 bikini clad women posed on Australia's iconic beach on Wednesday, setting a Guinness world record for the largest swimsuit photo shoot. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (AUSTRALIA)
GUINESS
RTR1JKHH
November 21, 2006
Workers roll a rubberband ball to a scale for certification of weight during a Guinness Book of World...
Chicago, UNITED STATES
Workers roll rubberband ball during a weight certification in Chicago
Workers roll a rubberband ball to a scale for certification of weight during a Guinness Book of World Records official weigh-in in Chicago November 21, 2006. The 4,594 pound (2,084 kg) ball beat the previous record of 3,120. REUTERS/Frank Polich (UNITED STATES) Also see image GF1DUULRXUAA
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