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    >> hello, everybody. this thirst day, it is november 18th , we're so delighted that you're here with us today. what we really want you to come back and be with us tomorrow because tomorrow --

    >> it's big day . we're going to be on -- is it the biggest cruise ship ?

    >> it is one of the two biggest.

    >> one of the two. called the allure.

    >> royal caribbean .

    >> so we have some antics planned for you from that ship.

    >> we're going to get down a little early and hilarity will ensue.

    >> live from that ship.

    >> it is brand-new. it not even has had its maiden voyage yet. we don't want to trash the thing.

    >> you just never -- the crew will be with us.

    >> the crew. they can be cute.

    >> we're going to have some fun. looking forward to that.

    >> you may get lucky on the cruise ship .

    >> i don't know why i show up. some days i wonder. okay, today is also a big day because last week the entire "today" show staff shot this incredible video. we were talking all week about "today" goes viral. we wondered if you could use the entire staff and i'm talking about 150 people, okay, every person, crew guy, audio, everybody, executive producer, all involved. the song is the one --

    >> i want to talk to the caterer.

    >> the black eyed peas "i got a feeling".

    >> i couldn't get it out of my mind for five days afterwards.

    >> it is a single camera and the whole entire staff. you got to --

    >> all over the whole rockefeller --

    >> it is going to run tomorrow.

    >> right.

    >> this is what we call a tease.

    >> that's j.k. long, our producer. she also produced our trading places . hot shot , that one.

    >> yeah.

    >> if you are traveling over the holidays, remember this, americans are two things when traveling acording to trip adviser.com. we are both the friendliest travelers.

    >> which is nice to hear and we're also the --

    >> most annoying travelers.

    >> is that at the same time? are we so friendly that we're annoying or is it that half of us are really friendly and half of us are the most annoying?

    >> you know we all have a friend, you're thinking of yours now, and i have one too, who is both incredibly friendly and incredibly annoying.

    >> and you don't know who you are, that's the problem.

    >> the other friendly traveler are the australians and the canadians.

    >> that i believe. the other annoying ones are the french and the japanese.

    >> i wonder why.

    >> japanese are very polite, i think. i'm surprised by that.

    >> i'm surprised by that too. that was from, you know, trip adviser.com.

    >> i think it is important. i'm always afraid somebody is going to say later, i met that kathie lee , she's the biggest jerk in the whole world. i overdo it a little bit.

    >> i remember when we went on a trip to san antonio , one of those places and -- the crew on the plane and, you know, entertaining and taking pictures.

    >> it might be the only time they have any interaction with you, it should be a pleasant one, don't you think? they work hard.

    >> they do work hard, yeah.

    >> 90% of the people are so nice. it takes one jerk to ruin your day.

    >> and you do know who you are.

    >> if you could have thanksgiving dinner with anybody at your table, who would you ask to sit down with?

    >> celebrities.

    >> celebritiwise. pop eater, rob shuter, did a poll.

    >> popeater.com.

    >> he is on -- he's crazy. he's crazy.

    >> they did not put us in the mix, i'm a little disappointed.

    >> they gave people a list and they asked who would you want to have dinner out of this group. so the top honors are split between susan boyle and brad pitt and angelina jolie .

    >> isn't that interesting?

    >> maybe they want her to sing. i don't know. what do you think?

    >> then the kardashians . robert pattinson , tom cruise and katie holmes . i want to see who was on the list, wouldn't you? i would like to have dinner with everybody.

    >> all of those. the kardashians would be an interesting -- you had plenty of meals with those guys.

    >> yeah. my problem with the kardashians is they are not anywhere -- my experience with them is completely different from what you see on their tv show . i've known them since they were little kids so i think a lot of that is shtick.

    >> guinness book of world records came out with its brand-new, brand spanking new book so we wondered could we set a couple of world records in our own studio. it could happen.

    >> i think it could happen. it will and it won't.

    >> one of them is a great guy named james romolarios. what is it?

    >> romiliodis.

    >> he's going to attempt on that pogo stick for one minute, he's going to try to break the record and the record is 238 bounces. and he's going to try to do 239. and judge stewart claxton is with us. he'll watch and keep track as he does this for a minute.

    >> if there is any question, we're not going to know, we'll go to a videotape, right?

    >> start the timer. you ready? this is it, james . is it up? okay, hold on. he's already going. okay.

    >> three, two, one.

    >> go.

    >> how is he doing that?

    >> he once broke the record for the longest length of time on a pogo stick , 20 hours he went. this is a piece of cake , i think.

    >> what is judge stewart claxton doing.

    >> he's counting.

    >> how? just looking?

    >> yes. he's trained to do this, hoda.

    >> wow. i think james can do it. i think james can do it. he did it -- when he did it last -- oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.

    >> it is not like --

    >> he wants to get in the book. come on, james . come on.

    >> the next one --

    >> focus, focus, james . 15 seconds. he's down to the last 15.

    >> you're milwaukeei imaking him nervous , hoda.

    >> he can't even hear me. he's in his own world. come on, james .

    >> turn around, james . that's a long --

    >> that's it.

    >> three, two, one.

    >> okay. did he break it? judge?

    >> it is a little too tricky to call now. we'll review the tape.

    >> who's checking you, judge?

    >> you.

    >> here is our second attempt.

    >> it is boujelaise nouveau day.

    >> the most m&ms eaten in one minute using chopsticks. the old record is 42 and it is by pharaoh anderson in munich, germany, in 2009 .

    >> does it matter which end we use? can we go like this?

    >> one arm behind your back.

    >> one arm behind your back. oh, i don't like it already. and then what?

    >> you have to pick them up individually.

    >> one by one?

    >> one by one.

    >> okay. wait, we're not ready.

    >> one minute.

    >> one by one.

    >> the speed is 42.

    >> don't poke my eye out. you're close. you're close to my eye.

    >> three, two, one, go.

    >> i hate this game. how did pharaoh anderson do it?

    >> i got it! i got it! scoop it up.

    >> i got it! what am i on, 12?

    >> 12.

    >> 6, 7.

    >> 14, 15. ten seconds left.

    >> i'm full.

    >> i'm full?

    >> hoda, hoda, hoda, hoda, hoda!

    >> that's time.

    >> i think you got 19. there was a lot of multiple scooping there. so i'm not sure.

    >> what is this?

    >> ew! gross, gross! you are sick.

    >> i'm sorry, i'm going on a ship tomorrow and i don't want the calories.

    >> okay.

    >> how many is that?

    >> don't even look.

    >> it would have been 14.

    >> 19 and 14 adds up to what? what does it add up to? oh, oh, oh, okay.

    >> it reminds me of bambino.

    >> ew, gross. we'll keep these here.

    >> so we didn't break the record.

    >> thanks, guys.

    >> thank you, judge. thank you. jerry, god bless you. jerry cares. thank you, jerry.

    >> i don't need it, but ew. nasty.

    >> i wasn't going to swallow it.

    >> you left it in your mouth -- so now it is time for the other portion of the program that i love so much.

    >> can we talk about the boujelaise.

    >> this is an oldie. if you ask any one of my friends, what one of my songs is, it is this one. they know this is it. kate harvest, listen. it will put you in a good mood. we have to play it very loudly, please. please. we get it almost every night when that moon gets big and bright it's supernatural delight everybody was dancing

    >> this is devon, you guys. i don't even know how to spin. everybody here is out of sight they don't bark and they don't bite they keep things loose they keep things alive

    >> come on. devon, you're the best. dancing in the moonlight dancing in the moonlight everybody feel in' warm and bright

    >> if you get any version, get the king harvest version.

    >> i'm not crazy about the lyrics. i like the beat of that.

    >> you don't like it? it is classy. people like that. let's talk about boujelaise.

    >> today is the official day and they're not allowed to sell it in france until midnight. and then it is shipped all over the world. so you're getting -- this has not been bought, it has been shipped to us. want to try this? this is 2010 beaujolais nouveau .

    >> that is delicious.

    >> it is $10 a bottle, there are parties all around the country.

    >> i love it. that's delicious. okay, not okay. let's do that.

    >> the question is, is it okay to tell your friend -- is it okay to tell a friend that they're too skinny?

    >> kathie lee said yes, but only if you're truly concerned and not secretly jealous.

    >> yeah. and hoda said, yes, a good friend should tell the truth. if you are worried about hurting their feelings, don't be. they will probably take it as a compliment.

    >> there are some people who are really crazy, crazy skinny and i think that seems unhealthy, but they like being that skinny. i haven't met a really thin person that doesn't say thank you if you say i think you're too thin.

    >> that's true. all right, we

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updated 11/18/2010 1:12:19 PM ET 2010-11-18T18:12:19

Ashrita Furman attempted to walk 33 feet wearing 160-pound shoes. Asha Rani tried to pull a plane with her hair. Nonagenarian Thomas Lackey vied to become the oldest person ever to walk on the wing of a plane.

If that sounds like business as usual for getting into the famed Guinness World Records, you’d be right – Guinness receives some 1,000 applications a week from folks seeking to be listed in the recognized 40,000 record categories. But on Thursday, Furman, Rani and Lackey joined some 300,000 other competitors in a concentrated effort to make a little history in the sixth annual “Guinness World Records Day.”

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Launched in 1954 as a freebie to settle bar bets and promote Guinness’ dark, sudsy product, the once-little book that could is now the best-selling copyrighted book in the world. But World Records Day is only 6 years old; Guinness started it in 2004 to mark not only its 50th anniversary, but also its 100 millionth book sold.

Of course, Guinness could crow that it’s setting a record itself for the most people trying to set a record in one day, but the publisher’s U.S. spokesman Stuart Claxton told PR Newswire that Guinness “hasn’t kept tabs on that because it’s so self-serving, and this day is all about the people.”

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And among the people seeking to enter Guinness’ hallowed pages were TODAY’s own Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford, who put on their best game faces Thursday in an attempt to break a who-knew-it-existed record: the most M&Ms candies eaten with chopsticks in one minute.

Competing live on air, the co-anchors showed they were up to the challenge; Hoda in particular proved adept by employing a scoop rather than pinch method of hoisting the M&Ms to her mouth. Alas, they fell short; while Kotb downed 19 candies and Gifford 14, neither came close to the world record of 43 eaten in a minute.

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A slightly more serious challenge was undertaken by James Roumeliotis, who appeared on TODAY hoping to break the world record for most jumps on a pogo stick in one minute. Roumeliotis, a staunch competitor who once spent 20 hours on a pogo stick trying to gain entry into Guinness immortality, pogoed feverishly and seemed to be within jumping distance of the record for 238 bounces in a minute. But Claxton told Kotb and Gifford he would have to review a tape of Roumeliotis’s attempt before he could make a decision (the results are still pending).

Marking Guinness World Records Day on TODAY, James Roumeliotis attempts to attempt to break the world record for most pogo-stick jumps in one minute, observed by Stuart Claxton.

For many, it’s the offbeat that draws them to Guinness’ pages. While its myriad entries include such standard fare as most home runs hit in professional baseball (Sadaharu Oh, 868) and longest distance run in one hour (Arturo Barrios, 13.1 miles), what really grabs the attention are such quirky records as the man with the hairiest face in the world, or the person with the most toes on one foot.

Guinness knows those oddities heighten interest, and on Worlds Records Day, trotted out the World’s Tallest Married Couple at its Guinness World Records Museum in Hollywood. Stockton, Cal., couple Wayne and Laurie Halliquist posed for the cameras: all 13 feet, 4 inches of them.

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Shoe enough
Then there’s the above-mentioned Furman. The Queens, N.Y., man may hold the most prestigious record of them all: most records in the Guinness book. The 56-year-old has set 312 records, 120 which still stand, and become a favorite of the Guinness folks, who flew him to England to show off his attempt to walk the 11 yards in heavy, heavy shoes.

And the feeling is mutual: Furman’s love affair with Guinness World Records began at age 10, and drives him to continue adding to his record number of titles. “I remember carrying it around and reading it under the covers at night,” he told the Wall Street Journal.

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While Furman said he learned early on he didn’t possess the physical prowess that would make him a world-class competitor in the conventional manner, finding new Guinness records to break has become a lifelong passion. Alistair Richards, managing director of Guinness World Records, said the publishers hold Furman, who has done everything from somersaulting continuously for 12 miles to clapping 50 hours straight, in the highest regard.

“He’s living and breathing what Guinness is all about,” Richards told the Wall Street Journal. “He lives by a philosophy that nothing is impossible.”

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So while none of the hundreds of thousands of competitors is likely to become the biggest-selling solo artist in music history (Garth Brooks) or the youngest U.S. President (Theodore Roosevelt), they can still reach for greatness as the world’s fastest peanut shucker or double Dutch rope jumper.

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“People think it will be a fun challenge, but they often surprise themselves with just how competitive and determined they become in pursuing it,” Guinness’s global management records head, Marco Frigatti, told the London Guardian newspaper.

“The idea of being the best in the world at something, anything, can be irresistible.”

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  1. World's shortest living man

    Junrey Balawing smiles as he is presented with a Guinness World Records certificate for being the world's shortest living man following the last of a series of measurement conducted in Southern Philippines, Sunday June 12, 2011, his 18th birthday and coincidentally the Philippines' Independence Day. Balawing was officially measured at at 59.93 centimeters, or 23.5 inches. (Bullit Marquez / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Greatest number of Twitter followers

    Pop star Lady Gaga, aka Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, had more than 10,131,629 Twitter followers of her @ladygaga Twitter feed as of May 18, 2011. (Andy Sheppard / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Biggest human smiley

    People stand together as they create the biggest human smiley in the world on the main square in Zagreb, Croatia on May 6, 2011. As many as 768 Croats managed to create the happy configuration, achieving a Guinness World Record in the process. The previous record involved 551 participants and was reached in the Latvian capital of Riga. (Nikola Solic / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Loudest purr by a domestic cat

    The loudest purr by a domestic cat -- 67.7 decibels -- was achieved on March 25, 2011 by Smokey, a furry feline owned by Lucinda Ruth Adams in Northampton, United Kingdom. Smokey's purr is as loud as busy traffic, a hair dryer or a vacuum cleaner. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Longest cigar

    The world's longest cigar stretches 268 feet 4 inches, or most of the length of a football field. Resting on tables, it sprawled through El Morro, an old Spanish fort overlooking Havana Bay, where Cuba held its annual International Tourism Fair in May 2011. (Desmond Boylan / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Fastest motorcycle hearse

    The Rev. Ray Biddiss says a prayer after setting a Guinness World Record for the world's fastest motorcycle hearse at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire, England on May 10, 2011. Biddiss, 57, set a record of 114 mph in his specially built "trike-hearse." To be recognized by Guinness World Records, he had to reach a speed of more than 80 mph. (John Giles / Pa / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Longest career as an entertainment news host

    Guinness World Records officially recognized television personality Mary Hart with the “Longest Career as an Entertainment News Host” for her tenure of 29 years as the host of CBS Television Distribution’s "Entertainment Tonight." The record accomplishment came shortly after her announcement that her final episode would air on May 20, 2011. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Largest gathering of people wearing costume masks

    Fans wear wrestling masks during the fifth inning of the baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Chicago White Sox in Anaheim, Calif., on May 10, 2011. The display broke the Guinness World Record for "largest gathering of people wearing costume masks." (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Widest mouth

    The widest mouth measures 6.69 inches! It belongs to Francisco Domingo Joaquim “Chiquinho” and was measured on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Rome, Italy. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Youngest perfect Dance Dance Revolution gamer

    The youngest person to reach a perfect "AAA" rating on a Dance Dance Revolution game on the expert difficulty setting is Ryota Wada of Japan. At the age of 9, he mastered the song "Hyper Eurobea" at his home in Tokyo. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Highest Guitar Hero 3 score by a female

    Annie Leung holds the record for the highest score by a female gamer on Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock: 789,349 points playing "Through the Fire and Flames" on the expert setting. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Largest Super Mario collection

    Mitsugu Kikai of Japan owns the largest collection of Super Mario memorabilia, comprising 5,400 individual items. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Most perfect Wii bowling games

    John Bates, 85, made it into Guinness World Records for the most perfect games of Wii Sports Bowling: 850 perfect games from April 2009 through October 2010. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. World’s largest shoe

    This bad boy is 18.04 feet long, 6.92 feet wide and 9.51 feet high, and it’s an exact replica of a Converse Chuck Taylor All Star. What size would it be? UK size 845. Designers used a Converse Chuck Taylor All Star European size 39 as a model. The Nationaal Fonds Kinderhulp unveiled the massive shoe on Nov. 17 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. (Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Most dogs in costumed attire gathered in a single location

    In an impressive display of good dog behavior, a total of 426 pooches attained a Guinness World Record for “most dogs in costumed attire gathered in a single location.” The stylin’ canines congregated on Nov. 13 at the Suncoast Animal League’s annual Dogtoberfest event in Dunedin, Fla. (Matt May / Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Largest melodica ensemble

    A total of 158 elementary-school-aged children from Hikone, Shiga, Japan earned a Guinness World Record for the largest melodica ensemble attempt on Nov. 18. The record they had to beat was 126. (Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Oldest wing walker

    The world’s oldest wing walker is Thomas Lackey of the United Kingdom. He completed a wing walk across Cirencester, Gloucestershire at the age of 90 years and 5 months. (Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Flame blowing records

    Preacher Muaddib of Ireland achieved three records: the “most consecutive fire flames blown by mouth” with 16 flames; the “most fire flames blown by mouth” with 69 flames; and the “most fire torches lit and extinguished in one minute.” (Tim Anderson / Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Highest kicks by a single chorus line

    The Moulin Rouge can-can dancers in Paris, France broke the record by having 30 dancers perform 24 high kicks in a single minute. (Miguel Medina / Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Largest pop group

    All-female Japanese pop group AKB48 feature a total of 48 members (split into three groups -- Team A, Team K and Team B -- of 16 members each). The “AKB” is short for their home district in Tokyo, Akihabara. They released their first single, “Sakura No Hanabiratachi,” in 2006. (Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. Largest industrial screw mosaic

    Albanian artist Saimir Strait already holds four Guinness World records so far (for Largest Nail Mosaic, Largest Toothpick Mosaic, Largest Corks Mosaic and Largest Paintbrush Mosaic). Here we see him posing with his fifth attempt, a massive banknote he calls the “Currency of the Soul.” The work will measure 490 cm. by 240 cm. (192.9 in. by 94.4 in.) , contains 300,000 industrial screws and featured a portrait of the ancient Greek poet Homer. (Armando Babani / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. World’s largest painting

    Created by 350 volunteers of the Ecole de Dessin in Lagos, Nigeria, this huge painting measures 33,696.959 square feet. (Guinness World Records/ho / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Largest maple leaf

    Nine-year-old Joseph Donato poses with the largest maple leaf, 34.61 cm wide and 29.21 cm long (13.63 in. by 11.5 in.), discovered in Pickering, Ontario, Canada, in October 2010. The leaf was presented on Canada's Breakfast TV in celebration of Giunness World Records Day 2010. (Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. Largest Macarena dance

    The largest Macarena dance attempt record goes to Ancaster High School and local participating schools in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, where 1,861 participants did the moves simultaneously for over five minutes on Nov. 12, 2010. (Angela Y. Martin / Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. World's heaviest shoes

    Ashrita Furman of the United States managed to walk 32.81 feet (10 meters) wearing these mondo shoes that weigh a total of 323 pounds. He pulled off this feat (get it?) on Nov. 18 in London. (Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. Most concrete blocks broken while holding a raw egg

    Joe Alexander, of Germany, breaks 24 concrete blocks, assembled in three stacks of 8 while holding a raw egg in the hand of the arm used for breaking the blocks. After the third stack had been broken the egg was still unbroken. The record to beat was 14 and the final result was 24. (Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Biggest bottle cap scultpure

    Alistair Galpin poses with the largest bottle cap sculpture, made of 19,205 caps, in Auckland, New Zealand. The caps were used to create a sculpture in the shape of rugby ball. It took 18 months to complete and was finished to unveil on Guinness World Records Day. (Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  28. Most arrows caught by hand

    Joe Alexander catches 43 arrows from the air, shot by German archers Peter Dubberstein and Robin Puls in Germany. Alexander caught 43, and the record to beat was 36. (Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. Largest cup of coffee

    Standing tall at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the largest cup of coffee holds about 2,010 gallons of joe. That's equivalent to about 32,160 cups. Black Colombian coffee was used for the successful record attempt. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  30. Oldest twins in the world

    Sisters Ena Pugh, right, and Lily Millward have been confirmed as the oldest twins in the world at 100 years and 10 months. Both live in the United Kingdom. (Wales News Service) Back to slideshow navigation
  31. Largest collection of navel fluff

    In terms of rare collections, this one gets top marks. An Australian man has made a habit of collecting his naval lint, earning him a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records. The Australian librarian started “harvesting” his fluff in 1984, at a youth hostel in Brisbane. After 26 years, the complete collection now weighs 22.1 grams, or .77 ounces. (Solent News & Photo Agency) Back to slideshow navigation
  32. Largest pumpkin

    Talk about a great gourd: Guinness World Records has confirmed that a massive pumpkin grown in Wisconsin is officially the world's heaviest. It weighs 1,810.5 pounds and was grown by Chris Stevens in Wisconsin. (Stan Honda / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  33. Largest toast mosaic

    Toast loving Laura Hadland turned a photo of her mother in law into the world's largest toast mosaic - using a staggering 9,852 slices of bread from 600 loaves. The 27-year-old roped in 40 friends and used a battery of nine toasters as they browned the bread to varying degrees before arranging it to make the about 32-by-42 feet picture of her mother in law's face. (Solent News & Photos) Back to slideshow navigation
  34. Largest enchilada

    Chefs prepare the world's largest enchilada, a traditional Mexican food, during the National Enchilada Fair at the neighborhood of Iztapalapa in Mexico City on Oct. 17, 2010. It measured about 230 feet long and weighed over 1.5 tons. (Marco Ugarte / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  35. Most Mickey Mouse items

    Janet Esteves (USA) has amassed a collection of 2,760 different Mickey Mouse items since 1960, as of Dec. 11, 2008. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  36. Largest modeling balloon sculpture

    John Cassidy created the largest modeling balloon sculpture. (Richard Bradbury / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  37. Longest nose

    The longest nose on a living person measures 8.8 cm (3.46 in) long from the bridge to the tip and belongs to Mehmet Ozyurek (Turkey). It was measured on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Rome, Italy, on March 18, 2010 (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  38. Shortest man

    Khagendra Thapa Magar entered the record books as the world's shortest man, standing at just 25.8 inches as he celebrated his 18th birthday. Magar is from Nepal and the son of a fruit seller. He weighs about 12 pounds. (Prakash Mathema / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  39. Longest tongue on a dog

    The longest tongue on a dog measures 11.43 cm (4.5 in) and belongs to Puggy, a male Pekingese owned by Becky Stanford (both United States). The measurement was taken at Avondale Haslet Animal Clinic, Texas, on May 8, 2009, when Puggy was 9 years old. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  40. Most spoons balanced on a face

    The highest number is 17 and was achieved by Aaron Caissie (Canada) on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Milan, Italy, on April 18, 2009. (John Wright / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  41. Most straws stuffed in a mouth

    The most straws stuffed in a mouth is 400, achieved by Simon Elmore (Germany), who held them there for 10 seconds at the Mark 'n' Simon Show, Sollhuben, Bavaria, Germany, on Aug. 6, 2009 (John Wright / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  42. Largest collection of Smurfs

    Stephen Parkes (UK) began collecting Smurfs as a child, when they were sold by a chain of garages across the UK, and has never stopped. As of Jan. 28, 2010, his collection totals 1,061 and includes Christmas Smurfs, Easter Smurfs and Smurfs dressed as historical figures. (Ranald Mackechnie / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  43. Shortest cow

    The shortest cow is 85 cm (33.5 inches) from rear foot to hind and was achieved by Swallow, a Dexter cow owned by Martyn and Caroline Ryder (both UK), measured at Pike End Farm, Rishworth, United Kingdom, on Sept. 14, 2009. (Ranald Mackechnie / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  44. Heaviest limousine

    The heaviest limousine is "Midnight Rider" weighing 22,933 kg (50,560 lb). It is 21.3 meters (70 feet) long and 4.1 meters (13 feet 8 inches) high. It was designed by Michael Machado and Pamela Bartholemew (both USA) in California and began operating on Sept. 3, 2004. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  45. Most bottles recycled by a dog

    A Labrador called Tubby, owned by Sandra Gilmore of Pontnewydd, Torfaen, UK, has helped recycle an estimated 26,000 plastic bottles over the past six years by collecting them on his daily walks, crushing them and passing them to his owner. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  46. Longest hair

    The world's longest documented hair belongs to Xie Qiuping (China) at 5.627 meters (18 feet 5.54 inches) when measured on May 8, 2004. She has been growing her hair since 1973 from the age of 13. (John Wright / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  47. Heaviest shoes walked in

    The heaviest shoes walked in weighed 122.8 kilograms (270.73 pounds) and were used by Zhang Zhenghui (China) on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Rome, Italy, on March 18, 2010. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
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