Betty White, Kim Kardashian, Col. Meow break records in 2013

Betty White, the Jersey Shore, Colonel Meow and Kim Kardashian reached impressive new heights this year, according to the Guinness World Records.

Guinness has released its “Top 13 of 2013” list, recognizing the year's highlights with this baker’s dozen of achievements. Here they are, in no particular order: 

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Actress Betty White has the longest television entertainment career, according to Guinness.

Longest TV Career for a female entertainer: Betty White's work spans 74 years in the industry. The former “Golden Girls” and “Mary Tyler Moore Show” star made her debut in 1939, and said she was “astounded” when she learned about the Guinness record she broke.

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Misao Okawa is joined by her 90-year-old son, Hiroshi

Oldest Living Person: At 115 years old, Misao Okawa of Japan took the title after Koto Okubo passed away on Jan. 12, 2013, at the age of 115 years, 19 days. Okawa was born on March 5, 1898 in Tenma, Osaka. 

In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 photo provided by Guinness World Records, Colonel Meow, the cat with the longest fur, poses for a photo in Los Angeles. C... Ryan Schude / AP
Colonel Meow

Longest Fur on a Cat: Colonel Meow is a 2-year-old Himalayan-Persian crossbreed, a rescue kitty whose fur reaches nine inches. He got his name because of his “epic frown and fur,” according to his owners, Anne Marie Avey and Eric Rosario. The feline needs his mane brushed two to three times a week. 

Austin Coulson, the Guinness record holder for 'Smallest Roadworthy Car.'
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Austin Coulson, the Guinness record holder for 'Smallest Roadworthy Car.'

Smallest Roadworthy Car: Austin Coulson of Phoenix created a car that’s only 2-feet-1 inches high, 2- feet-1.75 inches wide, and 4-feet and 1.75 inches long. It features a license plate that reads “IM BIG” and can scoot up to 25 mph.

Longest Basketball Shot: Thunder Law of the Harlem Globetrotters landed a 109-foot-9-inch shot at US Airways Center in Phoenix on Nov. 11th, in celebration of Guinness World Records Day.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie cuts a ribbon more than five miles long at the Memorial Day Weekend re-opening ceremony of the Jersey Shore. Spencer Gordon, Spencer Gordon / Photo credit: Synergy Events/GUI
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie cuts a ribbon more than five miles long at the Memorial Day Weekend re-opening ceremony of the Jersey Shore.

Longest Ribbon Cutting:  Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore last year, and the region re-opened in a Memorial Day ceremony with a ribbon that stretched for more than 5.5 miles down the shoreline. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did the ribbon-cutting honor.

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Dancers had to twerk for two minutes straight to set the Guinness record.

Most People Twerking Simultaneously: A group of 358 "twerkers" flocked to New York 's Herald Square to help New Orleans musician and the “Queen of Bounce” Big Freedia set the twerking record, dancing for two minutes straight.

The console game Grand Theft Auto 5 at the midnight opening of the HMV music store in central London on September 17, 2013. Leon Neal / AFP - Getty Images
The console game Grand Theft Auto 5 at the midnight opening of the HMV music store in central London on September 17, 2013.

Fastest Entertainment Property to Gross $1 Billion: Grand Theft Auto V sold more than 11 million units within its first 24 hours, making $815.7 million and smashing records previously held by the "Call of Duty" video game series.

Kim Kardashian is now the most-followed star on social media. Lisa Maree Williams / Getty Images
Kim Kardashian is now the most-followed star on social media.

Reality Star with Most Social Media Followers: As of May 17, 2013, Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) had more than 18 million followers. She beat out sisters Kourtney and Khloe, as well as fellow reality TV starlet Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi.

IBM’s Smallest Stop-Motion Film: IBM scientists used thousands of atoms to create the 242 frames of stop-motion action flick, “A Boy and His Atom.” The 60-second film, which has a frame rate of 45 nanometers by 25 nanometers, is about a boy named Atom who befriends an atom and dances, plays catch and jumps on a trampoline. 

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Actors Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston starred in the TV series 'Breaking Bad.'

Highest Rated Television Series: The sixth and final season of "Breaking Bad" earned this title with a metascore of 99 out of 100 on MetaCritic.com.

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This Australian home set the record for the most Christmas lights.

Most Christmas Lights on a Residential Property: Australian couple David and Janean Richards used 502,165 lights to decorate their home, all in an effort to raise money for a charity, "SIDS and Kids."

Fastest Circumnavigation By Bicycle: Juliana Buhring cycled 18,063.22 miles in 152 days and one hour. She started and ended her journey at Piazza Plebescito in Naples, Italy.

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    The most people wearing "Cat in the Hat" hats is 726 and was achieved by Armstrong Elementary School and the Armstrong Elementary Dads Club in Dallas, Texas, on February 28, 2014.
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    Farthest reverse ramp jump by car -

    The farthest reverse ramp jump by a car, with a distance of 89 feet 3.25 inches, was achieved by Rob Dyrdek, for ‘"Fantasy Factory" on February 13 2014.
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    Blast from the past! Heaviest twins -

    Billy Leon (1946–79) and Benny Loyd (1946 - 2001) McCrary, alias McGuire, were normal in size until the age of six. In November 1978, Billy and Benny weighed 743 pounds and 723 pounds respectively, and each had waists measuring 84 inches.
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    Largest walking robot -

    Look out! Zollner Elektronik AG in Zandt, Germany created the world's largest walking robot. It measures 51 feet 6 inches long, 40 feet 5 inches wide and 26 feet 10 inches tall, and it was displayed in Berlin on Sept. 27, 2012.
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    Fastest 100 meters in high heels -

    Sometimes fashion-conscious women are in a big, big hurry. The fastest 100 meters ever run by a woman in high heels happened in just 14.531 seconds. Julia Plecher attained the record on the set of Guinness World Records in Europa Park, Rust, Germany on July 13, 2012.
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    Largest living cat -

    Meow-WOW! The world’s largest living cat is Hercules, an adult male liger — that is, a lion and tigress hybrid. Hercules measures 131 inches long, stands 49 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs 922 pounds. He lives at Myrtle Beach Safari, a wildlife reserve in South Carolina.
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    Largest chair -

    Need a seat? The largest chair in the world measures 98 feet 5 inches tall and was crafted by XXXLutz together with Holzleimbauwerk Wiehag GmbH. They completed and presented the colossal creation in St. Florian, Austria on Feb. 9, 2009.
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    Longest beard on a woman -

    The longest beard on a woman belongs to Vivian Wheeler of the United States. Her beard measured at 10.04 inches from the follicle to the tip of hair on the set of “Lo Show Dei Record” in Milan, Italy on April 8, 2011.
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    Shortest living dog -

    So tiny! The smallest living dog (in terms of height) is a female Chihuahua named Milly, who measured just 3.8 inches tall on Feb. 21, 2013. Milly lives with owner Vanesa Semler in Dorado, Puerto Rico.
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    A contortionist with multiple records -

    Leilani Franco is so flexible that she holds more than one world record. Her accomplishments include: a record for traveling in a backbend position for a distance of 65 feet, 7.2 inches in 10.05 seconds; a record for traveling in a contortion roll for a distance of 65 feet, 7.2 inches in 17.47 seconds; and a record for performing 25 full-body revolutions while in the chest-stand position in one minute.
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    Largest collection of ‘Star Wars’ memorabilia -

    Steve Sansweet has amassed an estimated 300,000 unique “Star Wars” items at Rancho Obi-Wan in Northern California. As of May 15, 2013, only 90,546 of those items had been accurately audited and catalogued — but that number was sufficient to beat the previous Guinness World Records figure by a factor of four. Sansweet estimated that the cataloguing process will take years to complete, as his collection continues to grow.
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    Largest rideable bicycle -

    The largest rideable bicycle in the world was created by German inventor Dieter "Didi" Senft, who is known endearingly in many countries as “El Diablo.”
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    Smallest roadworthy car -

    The smallest roadworthy car measures 25 inches high, 2 feet 1.75 inches wide and 4 feet 1.75 inches long. It was created by Austin Coulson and measured in Carrollton, Texas on Sept. 7, 2012. Pictured in the tiny vehicle is Lisa Stoll, Couslon's girlfriend.
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    Tallest rideable motorcycle -

    The tallest rideable motorcycle measures 16 feet 8.78 inches tall from the ground to the top of the handlebars. Fabio Reggiani constructed the motorcycle, which was ridden over a 100-meter course at Montecchio Emilia, Italy, on March 24, 2012.
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    Shortest donkey -

    Meet KneeHi, the world’s shortest donkey! Born on Oct. 2, 2007, KneeHi is a brown jack who measured 25.29 inches to the top of the withers at Best Friends Farm in Gainesville, Fla., on July 26, 2011. A registered miniature Mediterranean donkey, KneeHi is owned by Jim and Frankie Lee and is pictured here with Misty The Horse.
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    Couple with most body modifications -

    The most body modifications for a married couple is ... drum roll ... 77! The record is held by Victor Hugo Peralta of Uruguay and his wife, Gabriela Peralta of Argentina, who married on Feb. 21, 2008. Their 77 modifications include 50 piercings, four microdermal implants, 11 body implants, five dental implants, four ear expanders, two ear bolts and one forked tongue.
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    Fastest crossing of a tightrope by a dog -

    Go Ozzy! The Border Collie/Kelpie mix achieved the record for the fastest crossing of a tightrope by a dog. He did it in just 18.22 seconds on Feb. 1, 2013 at F.A.I.T.H. Animal Rescue in Norfolk, England.
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    Tallest useable pogo stick -

    The tallest useable pogo stick is 9 feet 6.5 inches. This record was achieved by American Fred Grzybowski at the Toronto International Busker Festival on Aug. 7, 2011.
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