Guinness World Records Day 2010 in Pictures

Today is Guinness World Record Day. Every year on November 18th, the world celebrates the amazing, strange, and unbelievable records in the Guinness Book of World Records. Today is also one of the most popular days for people around the world to try and break a world record.

  • Japan - Largest Melodica Ensemble: The largest melodica ensemble consisted of 158 children from the Jyosei Elementary School (Japan) in Hikone, Shiga, Japan, on 18 November 2010 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day. Photo: Guinness World RecordsJapan - Largest Melodica Ensemble: The largest melodica ensemble consisted of 158 children from the Jyosei Elementary School (Japan) in Hikone, Shiga, Japan, on 18 November 2010 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • Japan - Largest Rice Ball Mosaic: The largest rice ball mosaic measured 52.63 m2 (566 ft 5 in) and was made by Shizen To Kenko O Mamorukai and students from the Mifune Junior High School (both Japan) in Mufune, Kumamoto, Japan, on 17 November 2010 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day. The mosaic measured 4.75m x 11.08m and 20,000 rice balls were used for the mosaic. It shows the image of a dinosaur and a robot. The mosaic was created by 500 students. Photo: Guinness World RecordsJapan - Largest Rice Ball Mosaic: The largest rice ball mosaic measured 52.63 m2 (566 ft 5 in) and was made by Shizen To Kenko O Mamorukai and students from the Mifune Junior High School (both Japan) in Mufune, Kumamoto, Japan, on 17 November 2010 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day. The mosaic measured 4.75m x 11.08m and 20,000 rice balls were used for the mosaic. It shows the image of a dinosaur and a robot. The mosaic was created by 500 students. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • Heaviest shoes walked in: Ashrita Furman (USA) achieves guinness world record for 'heaviest shoes walked in' at tower bridge today. Walked a distance of 10m in shoes weighing a total of 146.5kg 323lb, in London, UK on Guinness World Records Day 2010. Photo: Guinness World RecordsHeaviest shoes walked in: Ashrita Furman (USA) achieves guinness world record for 'heaviest shoes walked in' at tower bridge today. Walked a distance of 10m in shoes weighing a total of 146.5kg 323lb, in London, UK on Guinness World Records Day 2010. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • Germany - Most concrete blocks broken whilst holding a raw egg: Joe Alexander (Germany) broke 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. Photo: Guinness World RecordsGermany - Most concrete blocks broken whilst holding a raw egg: Joe Alexander (Germany) broke 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. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • New Zealand - Largest Bottle Cap Sculpture: The rugby ball sculpture took 18 months to complete and was especially finished to unveil on GWR Day. The structure was created by multiple record holder Alistair Galpin from New Zealand. Photo: Guinness World RecordsNew Zealand - Largest Bottle Cap Sculpture: The rugby ball sculpture took 18 months to complete and was especially finished to unveil on GWR Day. The structure was created by multiple record holder Alistair Galpin from New Zealand. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • France - Most stairs climbed in one minute while balancing a person on the head: The most stairs climbed in one minute while balancing a person on the head was achieved by Anatol and Monika Stykan who climbed the steps of the Sacre-Coeur in Paris, France in celebration of Guinness World Records 2010. Photo: Guinness World RecordsFrance - Most stairs climbed in one minute while balancing a person on the head: The most stairs climbed in one minute while balancing a person on the head was achieved by Anatol and Monika Stykan who climbed the steps of the Sacre-Coeur in Paris, France in celebration of Guinness World Records 2010. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • The Largest gathering of people dressed as characters from Wizard of OZ: The record was achieved by Mile Oak Primary School with 446 participants, in Brighton, UK on Guinness World Records Day. Photo: Guinness World RecordsThe Largest gathering of people dressed as characters from Wizard of OZ: The record was achieved by Mile Oak Primary School with 446 participants, in Brighton, UK on Guinness World Records Day. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • The Largest gathering of people dressed as characters from Wizard of OZ: The record was achieved by Mile Oak Primary School with 446 participants, in Brighton, UK on Guinness World Records Day. Photo: Guinness World RecordsThe Largest gathering of people dressed as characters from Wizard of OZ: The record was achieved by Mile Oak Primary School with 446 participants, in Brighton, UK on Guinness World Records Day. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • USA - Tallest Living Married Couple: The Tallest Married Living Couple in the US are Wayne and Laurie Hallquist (USA) who measure a combined 13 ft 4.4 inches when measured on 9 November 2010 for Guinness World Records Day 2010. Wayne measures 6 feet 10.4 inches and Laurie measures 6 feet 5.95 inches. The two met at a singles gathering hosted by Quail Lakes Baptist Church (in Stockton) and were married 6 months later. They have no children. Laurie is a realtor for Prudential California Realty, using the slogan ‘Head and Shoulders Above the Rest’ Wayne is is a telecommunications engineer. Photo: Guinness World RecordsUSA - Tallest Living Married Couple: The Tallest Married Living Couple in the US are Wayne and Laurie Hallquist (USA) who measure a combined 13 ft 4.4 inches when measured on 9 November 2010 for Guinness World Records Day 2010. Wayne measures 6 feet 10.4 inches and Laurie measures 6 feet 5.95 inches. The two met at a singles gathering hosted by Quail Lakes Baptist Church (in Stockton) and were married 6 months later. They have no children. Laurie is a realtor for Prudential California Realty, using the slogan ‘Head and Shoulders Above the Rest’ Wayne is is a telecommunications engineer. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • Japan - Largest Pop Group: AKB48 is an all-female Japanese group produced by Yasushi Akimoto. They have their own theatre in Akihabara (a district in Tokyo) where they perform every weekday. AKB48 is divided into three teams: Team A, Team K and Team B. Currently, there are 16 members in Team A, 16 members in Team K, and 16 members in Team B, getting to the total of 48 members in AKB48. Photo: Guinness World RecordsJapan - Largest Pop Group: AKB48 is an all-female Japanese group produced by Yasushi Akimoto. They have their own theatre in Akihabara (a district in Tokyo) where they perform every weekday. AKB48 is divided into three teams: Team A, Team K and Team B. Currently, there are 16 members in Team A, 16 members in Team K, and 16 members in Team B, getting to the total of 48 members in AKB48. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • Turkey - Most concrete blocks broken in 1 minute: Ali Bahcetepe is back again for Guinness World Records Day. He broke his own on record of 1,134. Photo: Guinness World RecordsTurkey - Most concrete blocks broken in 1 minute: Ali Bahcetepe is back again for Guinness World Records Day. He broke his own on record of 1,134. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • Norway - Most trampoline basketball slam dunks by a team in one minute (All-male): Team Kangaroos, with 5 of their members from Kongsberg and Hønefoss in Norway, made a new record with 28 slam dunks done in one minute at Guinness World Records Day 2010. Photo: Guinness World RecordsNorway - Most trampoline basketball slam dunks by a team in one minute (All-male): Team Kangaroos, with 5 of their members from Kongsberg and Hønefoss in Norway, made a new record with 28 slam dunks done in one minute at Guinness World Records Day 2010. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • Spain - Longest marathon slicing meat: Fran Alonso is a professional iberico ham cutter. He is attempting to last 24 hours whilst cutting ham for Guinness World Records Day 2010. The attempt started at 17:00 on 17/11 and will finish on 18/11 at 17:00. Photo: Guinness World RecordsSpain - Longest marathon slicing meat: Fran Alonso is a professional iberico ham cutter. He is attempting to last 24 hours whilst cutting ham for Guinness World Records Day 2010. The attempt started at 17:00 on 17/11 and will finish on 18/11 at 17:00. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • Netherlands - Largest Tug of War Tournament: The largest tug of war tournament was achieved by 1,290 participants at ‘Het Nieuwe Lyceum’ by the students of ‘Het Nieuwe Lyceum’ and ‘De Werkplaats’, in Bilthoven, the Netherlands on 17th November 2010 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day. Three categories were competing in this tournament: junior students, senior students and adults. Photo: Guinness World RecordsNetherlands - Largest Tug of War Tournament: The largest tug of war tournament was achieved by 1,290 participants at ‘Het Nieuwe Lyceum’ by the students of ‘Het Nieuwe Lyceum’ and ‘De Werkplaats’, in Bilthoven, the Netherlands on 17th November 2010 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day. Three categories were competing in this tournament: junior students, senior students and adults. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • Most nationalities in a sauna: On 18th November at 11.00 clock, Maximare in Hamm have had 91 different nationalities in a sauna in celebration of Guinness World Records Day. Photo: Guinness World RecordsMost nationalities in a sauna: On 18th November at 11.00 clock, Maximare in Hamm have had 91 different nationalities in a sauna in celebration of Guinness World Records Day. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • Largest Painting by Numbers: The largest painting by numbers measures 3,130.55 m² (33,696 ft² 138.2 in²) and was unveiled by the Ecole de Dessin in Lagos State, Nigeria, on 17 November 2010 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2010. The painting measured 63.5 m (208 ft 3.99 in) x 49.3 m (161 ft 8.94 in) and was created by 350 volunteers and represents the map of Nigeria, the logo of 350.org in the middle of the map, the flag of Nigeria (green, white, green) which was painted around the map. Photo: Guinness World RecordsLargest Painting by Numbers: The largest painting by numbers measures 3,130.55 m² (33,696 ft² 138.2 in²) and was unveiled by the Ecole de Dessin in Lagos State, Nigeria, on 17 November 2010 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2010. The painting measured 63.5 m (208 ft 3.99 in) x 49.3 m (161 ft 8.94 in) and was created by 350 volunteers and represents the map of Nigeria, the logo of 350.org in the middle of the map, the flag of Nigeria (green, white, green) which was painted around the map. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • Netherlands - Most people on one leg: The most people standing on one leg simultaneously is 335 and was achieved by the students of 'Het Nieuwe Lyceum' in Bilthoven, the Netherlands on 17th November 2010 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day. Photo: Guinness World RecordsNetherlands - Most people on one leg: The most people standing on one leg simultaneously is 335 and was achieved by the students of 'Het Nieuwe Lyceum' in Bilthoven, the Netherlands on 17th November 2010 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • Canada - Largest Macarena Dance: The largest Macarena dance involved 1,861 participants organized by Ancaster High School and local participating schools who danced simultaneously for over 5 minutes in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, on 12 November 2010, in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2010. The attempt was to celebrate World Diabetes Awareness Day. Carey Lowe adjudicated. Photo: Guinness World RecordsCanada - Largest Macarena Dance: The largest Macarena dance involved 1,861 participants organized by Ancaster High School and local participating schools who danced simultaneously for over 5 minutes in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, on 12 November 2010, in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2010. The attempt was to celebrate World Diabetes Awareness Day. Carey Lowe adjudicated. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • France - Most Rotations whilst Juggling in 1 minute (5 clubs): The most rotations whilst juggling in 1 minute is 735 and was achieved by Mario Berousek who performs at the Moulin Rouge. Photo: Guinness World RecordsFrance - Most Rotations whilst Juggling in 1 minute (5 clubs): The most rotations whilst juggling in 1 minute is 735 and was achieved by Mario Berousek who performs at the Moulin Rouge. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • Germany - Waterslide Distance 24 hrs (female)and Waterslide Distance 4 hrs team (mixed): Water slide records in Therme Erding, Germany. Photo: Guinness World RecordsGermany - Waterslide Distance 24 hrs (female)and Waterslide Distance 4 hrs team (mixed): Water slide records in Therme Erding, Germany. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • Germany - Most Arrows Caught By Hand: Joe Alexander caught 43 arrows from the air, shot by the archers Peter Dubberstein and Robin Puls (all (Germany). Photo: Guinness World RecordsGermany - Most Arrows Caught By Hand: Joe Alexander caught 43 arrows from the air, shot by the archers Peter Dubberstein and Robin Puls (all (Germany). Photo: Guinness World Records
  • Largest Custard Cream: The largest (Custard) Cream Biscuit is 59 cm long and 39cm wide completely edible achieved by Simon Morgan raising money for Children in Need, achieved on 18 November 2010 on Guinness World Records Day. Photo: Guinness World RecordsLargest Custard Cream: The largest (Custard) Cream Biscuit is 59 cm long and 39cm wide completely edible achieved by Simon Morgan raising money for Children in Need, achieved on 18 November 2010 on Guinness World Records Day. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • USA - Most consecutive Double Dutch style skips (team): The most consecutive Double Dutch style skips by a team are 371 and were achieved by the Summerwind Skippers (all USA) in Boise, Idaho, USA, in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2010. The team is made up of 5 high school students and are USA national champions. Sara Wilcox adjudicated. Photo: Guinness World RecordsUSA - Most consecutive Double Dutch style skips (team): The most consecutive Double Dutch style skips by a team are 371 and were achieved by the Summerwind Skippers (all USA) in Boise, Idaho, USA, in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2010. The team is made up of 5 high school students and are USA national champions. Sara Wilcox adjudicated. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • USA - The Most Dogs in Costumed Attire: The Most Dogs in Costumed Attire gathered in a single location is 426 dogs, achieved by the Suncoast Animal League (USA) during their annual Dogtoberfest in Dunedin, Florida, USA. The record attempt took place as part of the GWR Day 2010 celebrations in the US. Jamie Panas adjudicated. Photo: Guinness World RecordsUSA - The Most Dogs in Costumed Attire: The Most Dogs in Costumed Attire gathered in a single location is 426 dogs, achieved by the Suncoast Animal League (USA) during their annual Dogtoberfest in Dunedin, Florida, USA. The record attempt took place as part of the GWR Day 2010 celebrations in the US. Jamie Panas adjudicated. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • Longest time to juggle x3 objects underwater: Merlin Cadogan (UK) achieved the Longest time to Juggle 3 objects underwater,with a time of 1min 20secs, in London, UK on Guinness World Records Day. Photo: Guinness World RecordsLongest time to juggle x3 objects underwater: Merlin Cadogan (UK) achieved the Longest time to Juggle 3 objects underwater,with a time of 1min 20secs, in London, UK on Guinness World Records Day. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • France - Most high kicks by a single chorus line (30 seconds): The most high kicks by a single chorus line in 30 seconds is 720 and was achieved by the Moulin Rouge cancan dancers. The number of dancers attempting the record was 30 and each dancer did 24 high kicks in one minute. Photo: Guinness World RecordsFrance - Most high kicks by a single chorus line (30 seconds): The most high kicks by a single chorus line in 30 seconds is 720 and was achieved by the Moulin Rouge cancan dancers. The number of dancers attempting the record was 30 and each dancer did 24 high kicks in one minute. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • Albania - Largest Screw Mosaic: Height - 240 cm, Length - 490 cm, Number of screws - 300 000. Saimir Strati created mosaic at the National Theatre in TIRANA-ALBANIA between 04.11.2010 and 18.11.2010. Last year Saimir Strati achieved the record for the largest paintbrush mosaic on Guinness World Records Day 2009. Photo: Guinness World RecordsAlbania - Largest Screw Mosaic: Height - 240 cm, Length - 490 cm, Number of screws - 300 000. Saimir Strati created mosaic at the National Theatre in TIRANA-ALBANIA between 04.11.2010 and 18.11.2010. Last year Saimir Strati achieved the record for the largest paintbrush mosaic on Guinness World Records Day 2009. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • Netherlands - Largest Shoe: The largest shoe measures 5.50 m (18 ft 0.53 in) x 2.11 m (6 ft 11.07 in) and is 2.90 m (9 ft 6.17 in) high and was unveiled by the Nationaal Fonds Kinderhulp (Netherlands) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 17 November 2010, in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2010. The largest shoe is an exact replica of a Converse Chuck Taylor All Star equivalent of a UK size 845. A Converse Chuck Taylor All Star European size 39 was used as a model for the largest shoe. Photo: Guinness World RecordsNetherlands - Largest Shoe: The largest shoe measures 5.50 m (18 ft 0.53 in) x 2.11 m (6 ft 11.07 in) and is 2.90 m (9 ft 6.17 in) high and was unveiled by the Nationaal Fonds Kinderhulp (Netherlands) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 17 November 2010, in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2010. The largest shoe is an exact replica of a Converse Chuck Taylor All Star equivalent of a UK size 845. A Converse Chuck Taylor All Star European size 39 was used as a model for the largest shoe. Photo: Guinness World Records
  • The Oldest Wing Walker: The oldest wing walker is Thomas Lackey (UK, b. 22 May 1920) who completed a wing walk across Cirencester, Gloucestershire, at the age of 90 years and 5 months, for Guinness World Records Day 2010. Photo: Guinness World RecordsThe Oldest Wing Walker: The oldest wing walker is Thomas Lackey (UK, b. 22 May 1920) who completed a wing walk across Cirencester, Gloucestershire, at the age of 90 years and 5 months, for Guinness World Records Day 2010. Photo: Guinness World Records

Today is Guinness World Record Day. Every year on November 18th, the world celebrates the amazing, strange, and unbelievable records in the Guinness Book of World Records. Today is also one of the most popular days for people around the world to try and break a world record.

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