The Guinness World Records 2017 Edition is out and features the most wacky feats and astounding records.
Ludo the Maine Coon from Wakefield in South Yorkshire, the longest domestic cat, measures a whopping 118.33 cm (3 ft 10.59 in) long and brings this record title back to to Britain, following a six-year run between two record holders based in the U.S.
Ludo is one of three Maine Coons in the Gill household and owner Kelsey describes him as a just like any other cat, “relaxed and laid back” and loves a good sleep – he just happens to be a giant among domestic felines!
Longest duration full-body burn
With 49 movie credits to his name, most recently in the 2015 remake of “Point Break,” stuntman Josef Toedtling from Austria has built a successful career by putting himself in harm’s way...
Toedtling’s exploits have seen him enter the Guinness World Records book for the first time in 2017 -- he holds the longest duration full-body burn (no oxygen) with an awesome 5 mins 41 seconds, beating the previous record by 16 seconds. He also holds the record for farthest distance pulled by a vehicle (full body burn) reaching a huge 582 meters – another skill learned on numerous film sets over his career.
Largest foot rotation
Maxwell Day holds the Guinness World Record for the largest foot rotation. He beat the previous record holder, Moses Lanham, by a very impressive 37 degrees.
Day insists that it isn’t painful for him and not only can he rotate his feet standing still, he can even walk with them rotated too!
Fastest monowheel motorcycle
Kevin Scott and the UK Monowheel Team have ended a 15-year domination of this category by their American counterparts by creating ‘WarHorse’, their record-breaking Monowheel.
The WarHorse hits highs of 98.464 km/h (61.18 mph) beating the previous record holder by over 7km/h, and Kevin believes 75km/h is not out of reach in the near future – they won’t rest until the record is safe in the UK for good!
Longest tail on a dog
Keon can’t help but wag his tail in a big way. His tail is so long (and naturally hefty) that when he wags it against the family car in Belgium there are sometimes dents left behind!
Keon earned himself a spot in the Guinness World Records for longest tail on a dog -- measuring an incredible 76.8 cm (30.2 in).
Most tattooed senior citizen
Charlotte Guttenberg has cemented herself into the Guinness World Records 2017 Edition as the most tattooed senior citizen. The 67-year-old writer from Melbourne, Florida has 91.5% of her body covered in tattoos.
Amassed in the past 10 years, Charlotte got her first professional tattoo in 2006, which she got for herself as a birthday gift following the passing of her husband – who was always opposed to tattoos
Tallest female dog
Lizzy, a Great Dane from Florida, who measures a HUGE 96.41 cm (37.96 in) tall (on all fours)! Lizzy is so tall, she has to eat her food from a bowl that sits on a chair as she cannot reach the floor, and her water bowl has to stay in the garage because she makes such a mess!
Her owner, Greg Sample, says Lizzy is a gentle giant and very sociable -- he puts this down to her spending much of her life surrounded by cats and two tiny pet terriers.
Bernd Schmidt opened wide to earn himself a place in the Guinness World Records. Bernd opened his mouth to a gape of 8.8 cm (3.46 inches).
To achieve the record, Bernd placed 5 metal rods in his mouth measuring from 8.4 cm (3.3 inches) -- which was the current record -- and 8.8 cm (3.46 inches) which was the length that earned him the title. This was approved by his dentist who measured the rods Bernd placed between his upper and lower incisors.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s son Dante has nothing on this kid. Tyler Wright has earned distinction for having the largest male afro. The 13-year-old from Maryland Heights, Missouri has an afro measuring 25.4 cm (10 in) high and 22.9 cm (9 in) wide. Plus his afro is 177.8 cm (5 ft 10 in) in circumference (yes, that’s hard to imagine!).
The largest ukulele is 3.99 m (13 ft 1.08 in) long and was created by Lawrence Stump in Lansing, Michigan.
Stump’s favorite ukelele song is “Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue.”
Dimitri Panciera - Most ice cream scoops balanced on a cone_
It’s hard not to love ice cream. Dimitri Panciera of Germany proved his love in a big way by setting the records for both the largest ice cream scoop, 1.95 m (6 ft 4.7 in) and the most ice cream scoops balanced on a cone (121).
He’s not telling how those scoops didn’t melt in the process of the pile on.
Largest hamburger related collection
The largest collection of hamburger related items belongs to Harry Sperl, (a.k.a. Hamburger Harry) and consists of 3,724 items.
Clearly, the 60-year-old from Daytona Beach, Florida thinks “hamburgers are awesome.”