Moustafa Adel Ismail - Largest Biceps
Guinness World Records 2011
Credit: James Ellerker/Guinness World Records
Location: Massachussets, USA

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Guinness World Records 2013

Here are eye-popping images of the biggest, fastest, longest, weirdest and wackiest record breakers recognized in 2012 and featured in the 2013 edition of “Guinness World Records.”

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The longest duration spinning a basketball on a toothbrush is 26.078 seconds and was set by Michael Kopp (Germany) at Fliegende Bauten in Hamburg, Germany, on 14 November 2012 to celebrate Guinness World Records Day.
This was the first (and successful) try ever to set a world record for 18-years-old basketball-freestyler Michael Kopp, when he doubled the time of the previous record. His reason for participating in GWR day was that he wanted to be in the same line-up as his sporting idol Joe Alexander, who set two new world records in the same event.

Longest basketball spin on a toothbrush

Here are eye-popping images of the biggest, fastest, longest, weirdest and wackiest record breakers recognized in 2012 and featured in the 2013 edition of “Guinness World Records.”

The longest duration spinning a basketball on a toothbrush is 26.078 seconds, set by Michael Kopp in Hamburg, Germany, on Nov. 14, 2012.

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Highest forward flip on a pogo stick

The record for the highest forward-flip pogo stick jump is 8 feet, achieved by Xpogo athlete Michael Mena in Stamford, Conn.

Philip Robertson
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The record for most people crammed in a modern MINI is 28 using the MINI Hatch achieved by Dani Maynard and her team at Potters Field, London, UK on the 15th of November in celebration of Guinness World Records Day and raising funds for Children in Need. 
They smashed the previous record by 1 person cramming in for a total of 5 seconds squeezing four people in the boot.

Most people in a Mini

The record for most people crammed in a modern Mini is 28, achieved by Dani Maynard and her team in a Mini Hatch at Potters Field, London, on Nov. 15, 2012. They exceeded the previous record by one person. Four people were squeezed into the trunk.

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The largest chocolate coin weighs 658kg (1450 lbs), measures 196cm in diameter and is 17cm thick. It was created by the master chocolatiers at the Cioccoshow Exhibition, during an event arranged by BF Servizi (Italy), in Bologna, Italy on 15 November 2012 to celebrate Guinness World Records Day.

Largest chocolate coin

The largest chocolate coin weighs 1,450 pounds, measures over 6.4 feet in diameter, and is nearly 7 inches thick. It was created by the master chocolatiers at the Cioccoshow Exhibition in Bologna, Italy.

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Image: yoga instructor Tao Porchon-Lynch

World's oldest yoga instructor

Tao Porchon-Lynch was 93 when she was named world's oldest yoga instructor in May 2012; at year's end, she had turned 94 and was still going strong. Born in a French colony in India, she once won a contest for the “best legs in Europe” after working as a cabaret dancer in London during World War II. Her win led to a modeling career in Paris and then acting roles in America, followed by a career in script writing and documentaries.

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The record for the longest didgeridoo note is 65.66 seconds achieved by fifteen year old Lachlan Phelps from Scone, NSW, Australia, on the 14 November to celebrate Guinness World Records Day 2012. 
Phelps is representing Australia this Guinness World Records Day as he attempts a record with an iconic Aussie symbol. In order to take the title he must play for at least one minute and, making matters more complicated, circular breathing is not permitted. With 30 seconds considered a phenomenal achievement in the didgeridoo world, surpassing the 60 second mark is a huge achievement.

Longest didgeridoo note

The record for the longest didgeridoo note is 65.66 seconds, achieved by 15-year-old Lachlan Phelps from Scone, Australia. A didgeridoo is a wind instrument developed by indigenous Australians many centures ago. Circular breathing was not permitted in achieving the record.

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The heaviest weight lifted by both eye sockets is 24kg (52.91 lbs) and was achieved by Manjit Singh (UK) at Cossington Sports Hall, Leicester, UK on 15 November 2012 to celebrate Guinness World Records Day.

Heaviest weight lifted by eye sockets

The heaviest weight lifted by both eye sockets is 52.91 pounds, achieved by Manjit Singh in Leicester, U.K.

Image By Paul Michael Hughes
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The record for the largest kaikottikali dance is 2,639 participants achieved by the Mumbai Pooram Foundation in Mumbai, India in November to celebrate Guinness World Records Day 2012. 
Kaikottikali , or thiruvathirakali, is the most famous group-dances of the women of Kerala .This form of dance has generally eight to ten women dancing in a symmetrical form with rhythm. The dancers move in a circular pattern, accompanied by rhythmic clapping of the hands, to the tune of the song (Thiruvathira pattu).  They move in circular motion, clockwise and at times anticlockwise, with all performers bend sideways, with theirs arms coming together in graceful gestures, upwards and downwards and to either side, in order to clap. A dance of this scale is unprecedented.

Largest kaikottikali dance

The record for the largest kaikottikali dance is 2,639 participants, achieved by the Mumbai Pooram Foundation in Mumbai, India. Kaikottikali a famous group-dances of the women of Kerala, in southwest India.

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The record for the most Pogo Stick Jumps in One Minute is 265 achieved by Xpogo athlete Tone Staubs (USA) at Chelsea Piers, Stamford, Connecticut, USA to celebrate Guinness World Records Day 2012.

Most pogo stick jumps in 1 minute

The record for the most pogo stick jumps in one minute is 265, achieved by Xpogo athlete Tone Staubs in Stamford, Conn.

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Fastest 100m on all fours

The world record for the fastest 100m run on all fours is 17.47 seconds, achieved by by Kenichi Ito in Tokyo. He goes an all fours at home daily for training.

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The record for the largest display of solar-powered LEDs consists of 20,461 lights achieved by Wajima City (Japan) at Shiroyone Senmaida in Wajima, Ishikawa, Japan. The record was certified on 14 November as part of the celebrations for Guinness World Records Day 2012.
Shiroyone Senmaida are terraced rice fields in Wajima City. Over 220 volunteers including local Boy Scouts, high school students and joint rice field owners of Shiroyone Senmaida, as well as people from outside the prefecture, planted the solar-powered LEDs in the rice fields. All the LEDs used for the display were 100% solar-powered.

Largest display of solar-powered LEDs

The record for the largest display of solar-powered LEDs consists of 20,461 lights, achieved by Wajima City in Wajima, Ishikawa, Japan. More than 220 volunteers planted the LEDs in rice fields.

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Lowest roadworthy car

The lowest roadworthy car is the "Mirai," which measures 17.79 inches from the ground to highest part of the car. It was created by students and teachers of The Automobile Engineering Course at Okayama Sanyo High School in Asakuchi, Japan.

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Johanna Quaas - Oldest Gymnast
Guinness World Records 2012
Credit: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records
Location: Rome, Italy

Oldest gymnast

The oldest gymnast in the world is Johanna Quaas of Germany. Born on Nov. 20, 1925, the 86-year-old is a regular competitor in an amateur gymnastics competition in Saxony, Germany. Quaas performed a floor-and-beam routine on the set of “Lo Show dei Record” on April 12, 2012 in Rome, Italy, where her record was certified.

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Medusa - Longest Snake
Guinness World Records 2011
Credit: Kevin Scott Ramos/Guinness World Records
Location:
Edge Of Hell Haunted House
Full Moon Productions:
1300 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64101-1343

Longest snake ever in captivity

Medusa, a 25-foot, 2-inch reticulated python in Kansas City, Missouri was named the longest snake ever in captivity in 2012. The gigantic reptile lives at "The Edge of Hell" haunted house attraction. Despite its enormous size, this type of python rarely attacks humans, which should come as good news to Medusa's neighbors.

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Antonio Restivo - Highest Flame By Fire Breather
Guinness World Records 2011
Credit: Ryan Schude/Guinness World Records
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Highest flame blown by a fire breather

Great balls of fire! Antonio Restivo of the United States achieved the highest flame blown by a fire breather: 26 feet 5 inches, or 8.05 meters. He accomplished this feat at a Las Vegas warehouse on Jan. 11, 2011.

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Big Jake - Tallest Horse 120041
Guinness World Records 2011
Photo Credit: Kevin Scott Ramos/Guinness World Records
Location: Smokey Hollow Farm, Poynette, Wisconsin, USA
Also Pictured:
Caley Gilbert, aged 15

Tallest living horse

Meet Big Jake, the world’s tallest living horse. The 9-year-old Belgian gelding measured 20 hands 2.75 inches – that’s 82.75 inches, or 210.19 centimeters – without shoes at Smokey Hollow Farms in Poynette, Wis.

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Cupcake - Smallest Dog (Length) & Smallest Working Dog
Guinness World Records 2012
Credit: Philip Robertson/Guinness World Records

Smallest service dog

The world’s smallest service dog is as cute as her name: Cupcake. The female long-haired Chihuahua measures just 6.25 inches (15.87 centimeters) tall and is owned by Angela Bain of Moorestown, N.J.

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Dan Abbate - Largest Hot Dog Commercially Available
Guinness World Records 2011
Photo Credit: Kevin Scott Ramos/Guinness World Records
Location: Chicago, USA

Largest commercially available hot dog

Ummm ... pass the mustard? Gorilla Tango Novelty Meats CEO Dan Abbate poses with the largest commercially available hot dog, which weighs 7 pounds. Chicago-based Gorilla Tango sells the whopping wieners for $40.

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Darlene Flynn - Shoe Collection
Guinness World Records 2011
Photo Credit: Ryan Schude/Guinness World Records
Location: Romoland, California, USA

Largest collection of shoe-related items

Move over, Imelda Marcos: As of March 20, 2012, Darlene Flynn of the United States owned 15,665 different shoe-related items. She began building her collection in 2000.

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Kazuhiro Watanabe - Tallest Mohican
Guinness World Records 2011
Credit: Shinsuke Kamioka/Guinness World Records
Location: Tokyo, Japan

Tallest Mohawk

Talk about hair-raising! The tallest Mohawk measures 44.68 inches, or 113.5 centimeters, and belongs to Kazuhiro Watanabe of Japan. The hairstyle's height was verified at the Bloc de l'art hair salon in Shibuya, Tokyo on Oct. 28, 2011.

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Mark Temperato - Largest Drum Kit
Guinness World Records 2011
Credit: James Ellerker/Guinness World Records
Location: Lakeville, New York, USA

Largest drum set

Ready to rock: Dr. Mark Temperato of the United States owns the world’s largest drum set, which has 340 pieces. The pieces were counted with care in Lakeville, N.Y., on Oct. 31, 2011.

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Moustafa Adel Ismail - Largest Biceps
Guinness World Records 2011
Credit: James Ellerker/Guinness World Records
Location: Massachussets, USA

Largest bicep

Whoa! The largest male bicep in the world belongs to Moustafa Adel Ismail of Egypt. His left arm measures 25.5 inches, or 64.77 centimeters, when flexed and 24.5 inches, 62.23 centimeters, when non-flexed. The measurements were taken on Nov. 24, 2011 in Franklin, Mass.

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Sam - Tallest Donkey
Guinness World Records 2011
Credit: James Ellerker/Guinness World Records
Also Pictured: Linda Riggle Davis
Location: Watsonville, California, USA

Tallest donkey

Oklahoma Sam, a 4-year-old American mammoth jackstock donkey, is the tallest living donkey in the world. The animal measured 15.3 hands – that is, 5 feet 1 inch or 155.45 centimeters tall – on Dec. 10, 2011. Oklahoma Sam is owned by Linda Davis of Watsonville, Calif.

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Trouble - Tallest Cat
Guinness World Records 2012
Photo Credit: James Ellerker/Guinness World Records

Tallest cat

The world’s tallest domestic cat was Savannah Islands Trouble, known as “Trouble” for short. He stood 19 inches, or 48.3 centimeters, tall. Owned by Debby Maraspini of the United States, the towering feline was measured at the Silver Cats cat show in Reno, Nev., on Oct. 30, 2011. He died on Aug. 15, 2012.

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Wouter van den Bosch - Heaviest Rideable Bicycle
Guinness World Records 2011
Photo Credit: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World Records
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Heaviest rideable bicycle

Tour de France riders might not want to use this one: The world’s heaviest rideable bicycle weighs 1,650 pounds, or 750 kilograms. Wouter van den Bosch of Netherlands built the bulky bike, and it was ridden in Arnhem, Netherlands in May 2010.

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Zac - Most Slam Dunks By A Parrot
Guinness World Records 2012
Photo Credit: James Ellerker/Guinness World Records
Location: San Jose, California

Most slam dunks by a parrot in one minute

Polly wanna shoot some hoops? Zac the macaw made 22 basketball slam dunks in one minute on Dec. 30, 2011 in San Jose, Calif.

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Zeus - Tallest Dog
Guinness World Records 2011
Credit: Kevin Scott Ramos/Guinness World Records
Location: Otsego, Michigan, USA

Tallest living dog

In the name of Zeus! Zeus the Great Dane stands 44 inches, or 1.118 meters, high. The world's tallest dog is owned by Denise Doorlag of Otsego, Mich.

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Alex Rosales
Guinness World Records 2011
Credit: Daniel Bazan/Guinness World Records
Location: Cordoba, Argentina

Most piercings on the face

The world record for most piercings on the face goes to Axel Rosales of Argentina. As of Feb. 17, 2012, Rosales had 280 facial piercings.

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Bettina Dorfmann - Largest Collection Of Barbie Dolls
Guinness World Records 2011
Photo Credit: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World Records
Location: Dusseldorf, Germany

Largest collection of Barbie dolls

A little girl's dream: As of October 2011, Bettina Dorfmann of Germany had 15,000 different Barbie dolls in her possession. Dorfmann began building her collection in 1993.

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Archie - Smallest Bull
Guinness World Records 2011
Credit: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records
Location: Aghalee, Northern Ireland
Also Pictured: Kevin McBarron

Shortest bull

The shortest bull in the world is Archie, a 16-month-old Dexter bull that is fully registered in the Northern Ireland livestock inventory in County Antrim. Archie measured 30 inches, or 76.2 centimeters, from the hoof to the withers on Nov. 22, 2011.

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Smallest Helicopter
Guinness World Records 2011
Photo Credit: Shinsuke Kamioka/Guinness World Records
Pictured: Gennai Yanagisawa
Location: Matsumoto City, Japan

Smallest helicopter

In terms of rotor length, the world's smallest helicopter is the GEN H-4 made by Gen Corp. of Japan. The diminutive whirlybird has a rotor length of 13 feet, or 4 meters, and it weighs just 154.32 pounds, or 70 kilograms. It has one seat, one landing gear and one power unit. Unlike traditional helicopters, it has two sets of coaxial contra-rotating rotors, which eliminate the need for a tail rotor for balancing. Gennai Yanagisawa is pictured here maneuvering the helicopter over the city of Matsumoto in Japan.

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John Wang Clow - Youngest Investment Banker
Guinness World Records 2012
Photo Credit: James Ellerker/Guinness World Records

Youngest investment banker

John Wang Clow of the United States became a licensed investment banker at the age of 17 years and 77 days. Born on May 23, 1994, Clow passed the Investment Banking Representative Qualification Examination (Series 79) administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority on Aug. 5, 2011 and got his license on Aug. 8, 2011.

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