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Guinness World Records 2010
See the biggest rubber band ball, oldest bungee jumper, longest ear hair and much more.
Largest human domino chain
Chinese students participate in a human domino challenge in Ordos city of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, northern China, August 12, 2010. There were 10,267 studets taking part in this challenge, breaking the old Guinness world record of 9,234 students in Singapore in 2000 and created a new Guinness world record with 1 hour 10 minutes approbated by certificated officers of Guinness World Record headquarters.
Longest fingernails, both hands
Melvin Booth (left) of Troy, Mich., had a combined fingernail length is 9.05 meters (29 feet, 8.3 inches). Lee Redmond(right), who had not cut her nails since 1979 and had them carefully manicured to reach a total length of 8.65 meters (28 feet, 4.5 inches), lost them when they broke off in a car accident in February.
Garry Turner of Great Britain is able to stretch the skin of his stomach to a length of 15.8 centimeters (6.25 inches) due to a rare condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a disorder of the connective tissues affecting the skin, ligaments and internal organs. The collagen that strengthens the skin and determines its elasticity becomes defective, resulting in, among other things, a loosening of the skin and hypermobility of the joints. In more serious cases, it can cause the fatal collapse or rupturing of blood vessels.
Largest crew of a canoe
The 'Snake Boat' Aries Punnamada Urukku Chundan of Alleppey, Kerala, India, measures at 43.7 meters (143 feet, 4 inches) long. It had a crew of 143, which included 118 rowers, 2 rhythm men, 5 helmsmen and 18 singers, and was rowed in public in Kerala, India, May 1, 2008.
Smallest all-terrain armored vehicle
Built by Howe and Howe Technologies and measuring less than 1 meter (3 feet, 3 inches) wide, the PAV1 Badger is the smallest all-terrain armored vehicle. It is powerful enough to break down doors but small enough to fit in a lift. It was commissioned by Civil Protection Services of California.
The largest known land gastropod is the African giant snail (Achatina achatina). The largest recorded specimen of this species measured 39.3 centmeters (15.5 inches) from snout to tail when fully extended. Its shell length was 27.3 centimeters (10.75 inches) and it weighed exactly 900 grams (2 pounds).
Longest ears on a dog
The longest ears on a dog measured 34.9 centimeters (13.75 inches) and 34.2 centmeters (13.5 inches) for the right and left ears, respectively, on Sept. 29, 2004. They belong to Tigger, a bloodhound who is owned by Bryan and Christina Flessner of St. Joseph, Ill.
Heaviest vehicle pulled over 100ft
The record for the heaviest vehicle pulled over a level 100 foot (30.48 meters) course weighed 57,243 kilograms (126,200 pounds) and was set by Rev. Kevin Fast of Canada on the "Live with Regis & Kelly" television show in New York City on Sept. 15, 2008.
Victor "Larry" Ramos Gomez, pictured, and Gabriel "Danny" Gomez (both of Mexico) are two of a family of 19 that spans five generations all suffering from the rare condition called Congenital Generalized Hypertrichosis, characterized by excessive facial and torso hair. The women are covered with a light to medium coat of hair while the men of the family have thick hair on approximately 98 percent of their body, apart from their hands and feet.
Smallest and tallest living horses
As of July 7, 2006, the record for the smallest living horse was held by Thumbelina, a miniature sorrel brown mare who measures 44.5 centimeters (17.5 inches) to the withers and is owned by Kay and Paul Goessling, who live on the Goose Creek Farm in St. Louis, Mo.
Radar, a Belgian draft horse, measured 19 hands, 3.5 inches (79.5 inches, 202 centimeters) without shoes on July 27, 2004. Radar is owned by Priefert Manufacturing Inc. of Mount Pleasant, Texas.
The two were brought together fora Guinness photo shoot Sept. 3, 2006. Guinness World Records 2006 Credit: Richard Bradbury/Guinness World Records
Largest monster truck
Bigfoot 5 is 4.7 meters (15 feet, 6 inches) tall with 3-meter-tall (10 feet) tires and weighs 17,236 kilograms (38,000 pounds). It is one of a fleet of 17 Bigfoot trucks created by Bob Chandler of St. Louis, Mo., and was built in the summer of 1986. Now permanently parked in St. Louis, it makes occasional exhibition appearances at local shows.
World's smallest man, woman with the world's longest legs
He Pingping from Mongolia, the world's smallest man (74.61 centimeters; 29.3 inches) stands between the legs of Svetlana Pankratova from Russia, the woman with the world's longest legs. Pankratova's legs are officially 51.9 inches long -- nearly 4 feet 4 inches.
Pingping, who won the record in 2008, died in March 2010 from heart complications. He was 21 years old.
Gibson, a Great Dane, was the world's tallest dog. He measured 107.18 centimeters from floor to shoulder and stood at 2.19 meters. In this photo, Gibson is playing with with his friend, Zoie a 19.05 centimeter Chihuahua. The tall California dog, who was battling bone cancer, passed away on Aug. 12, 2009.
Keisha and Wilco van Kleef-Bolton of Essex, England have been certified by Guinness as the world's tallest married couple. Keisha, 31, is 6-foot-5, while Wilco, 29, is 7 feet tall. Their children Lucas, 4, and Eva, 2, are already both the tallest in their classes. And their apartment isn’t big enough to fit an extra-long mattress — with obvious results.
Most expensive hot dog
The world's most expensive hot dog was served at New York City restaurant Serendipity 3. Priced at $69, the foot-long frank arrives on a pretzel roll toasted in white truffle butter. The all-beef sausage is grilled in white truffle oil and topped with duck foie gras, caramelized Vidalia onions, heirloom tomato ketchup and Dijon mustard.