Guinness World Records 2012: Bursting With Amazing New Records [Gallery]

Some of the entrants in this year’s chronicle of the fastest, the tallest, the hairiest and the downright weirdest.

  • Youngest person to fly solo around the world: Barrington Irving (Jamaica/USA, b. 11 November 1983), an aerospace student at Florida Memorial University, circumnavigated the globe in Inspiration, manufactured and assembled by the Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Company, between 23 March and 27 June 2007. His landmark 97-day flight was also the first ever solo circumnavigation flight by a black pilot. Photo: Ryan Schude/Guinness World RecordsYoungest person to fly solo around the world: Barrington Irving (Jamaica/USA, b. 11 November 1983), an aerospace student at Florida Memorial University, circumnavigated the globe in Inspiration, manufactured and assembled by the Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Company, between 23 March and 27 June 2007. His landmark 97-day flight was also the first ever solo circumnavigation flight by a black pilot. Photo: Ryan Schude/Guinness World Records
  • Mexicans Victor "Larry" Gomez, Gabriel "Danny" Ramos Gomez, Luisa Lilia De Lira Aceves and Jesus Manuel Fajardo Aceves [pictured here] are four of a family of 19 that span five generations all suffering from the rare condition called Congenital Generalized Hypertrichosis, characterised 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% of their body apart from their hands and feet  Photo: John Wright/Guinness World RecordsMexicans Victor "Larry" Gomez, Gabriel "Danny" Ramos Gomez, Luisa Lilia De Lira Aceves and Jesus Manuel Fajardo Aceves [pictured here] are four of a family of 19 that span five generations all suffering from the rare condition called Congenital Generalized Hypertrichosis, characterised 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% of their body apart from their hands and feet Photo: John Wright/Guinness World Records
  • Dr David R. Adamovich (The Great Throwdini, USA) threw 102 14'' throwing knives around his partner, Target Girl Tina Nagy (USA) in 1 minute, in Freeport, New York, USA, on 26 December 2007. Photo: Richard Bradbury/Guinness World RecordsDr David R. Adamovich (The Great Throwdini, USA) threw 102 14'' throwing knives around his partner, Target Girl Tina Nagy (USA) in 1 minute, in Freeport, New York, USA, on 26 December 2007. Photo: Richard Bradbury/Guinness World Records
  • A 24-ft (7.3-m) reticulated python called Fluffy is recognised for being the longest living snake in captivity in the new Guinness World Records 2011. Photo: Richard Bradbury/Guinness World RecordsA 24-ft (7.3-m) reticulated python called Fluffy is recognised for being the longest living snake in captivity in the new Guinness World Records 2011. Photo: Richard Bradbury/Guinness World Records
  • We follow the new records in the 2012 edition of Guinness World Records with some of the new entries from last year's edition. With a tongue measuring 4.5 inches (11.43 cm) long, a Pekingese called Puggy was revealed to have the longest tongue on a dog in the Guinness World Records 2011. Photo: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World RecordsWe follow the new records in the 2012 edition of Guinness World Records with some of the new entries from last year's edition. With a tongue measuring 4.5 inches (11.43 cm) long, a Pekingese called Puggy was revealed to have the longest tongue on a dog in the Guinness World Records 2011. Photo: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records
  • In just 44.49 seconds, a Jack Russell called Anastasia sets the record for the fastest time to pop 100 balloons by a dog in the new Guinness World Records 2011. Photo: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World RecordsIn just 44.49 seconds, a Jack Russell called Anastasia sets the record for the fastest time to pop 100 balloons by a dog in the new Guinness World Records 2011. Photo: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records
  • 44-year-old Stephen Parkes from Nottingham poses with part of his record-breaking collection of Smurf memorabilia of 1,061 items. Photo: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World Records44-year-old Stephen Parkes from Nottingham poses with part of his record-breaking collection of Smurf memorabilia of 1,061 items. Photo: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World Records
  • The tallest man living is Sultan Kösen (Turkey, b.10 December 1982) who measured 246.5 cm (8 ft 1 in) in Ankara, Turkey, on 11 February 2009. Photo: Richard Bradbury/Guinness World RecordsThe tallest man living is Sultan Kösen (Turkey, b.10 December 1982) who measured 246.5 cm (8 ft 1 in) in Ankara, Turkey, on 11 February 2009. Photo: Richard Bradbury/Guinness World Records
  • 11 year old Swallow from Yorkshire has been named the world s smallest cow, measuring just 33 inches. The tiny cow poses alongside Freddie the Bull for the launch of Guinness World Records 2011. Photo: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World Records11 year old Swallow from Yorkshire has been named the world s smallest cow, measuring just 33 inches. The tiny cow poses alongside Freddie the Bull for the launch of Guinness World Records 2011. Photo: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World Records
  • Beer Barrel Saloon - Longest Bar The world's longest permanent continuous bar is the counter in the Beer Barrel Saloon which is 123.7 m 405 ft 10 in long and opened at Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, Ohio, USA, in 1989. The bar is fitted with 56 beer taps and surrounded by 160 bar stools. Longer temporary bars have been erected, notably for beer festivals  Photo: Richard Bradbury/Guinness World RecordsBeer Barrel Saloon - Longest Bar The world's longest permanent continuous bar is the counter in the Beer Barrel Saloon which is 123.7 m 405 ft 10 in long and opened at Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, Ohio, USA, in 1989. The bar is fitted with 56 beer taps and surrounded by 160 bar stools. Longer temporary bars have been erected, notably for beer festivals Photo: Richard Bradbury/Guinness World Records
  • Fastest time to complete the Three Poles challenge (female): The fastest unsupported trek to the North Pole by a female is 48 days 22 hr and was achieved by Cecilie Skog (Norway), who left Ward-Hunt Island with teammates, Rolf Bae and Per Henry Borch (both Norway), on 6 March 2006 and reached the North Pole on 24 April 2006. (The Three Poles challenge involves the North Pole, the South Pole, and Mount Everest. Photo: Richard Bradbury/Guinness World RecordsFastest time to complete the Three Poles challenge (female): The fastest unsupported trek to the North Pole by a female is 48 days 22 hr and was achieved by Cecilie Skog (Norway), who left Ward-Hunt Island with teammates, Rolf Bae and Per Henry Borch (both Norway), on 6 March 2006 and reached the North Pole on 24 April 2006. (The Three Poles challenge involves the North Pole, the South Pole, and Mount Everest. Photo: Richard Bradbury/Guinness World Records
  • Youngest person to row across any ocean solo (male): The youngest male rower to cross any ocean single-handed is Oliver Hicks (UK, b. 3 December 1981) who rowed Miss Olive, Virgin Atlantic across the Atlantic West to East solo and unsupported between 27 May and 28 September 2005 aged 23 years 175 days at the start. He rowed from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, USA, to St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, UK, in 123 days 22 hr 8 min to become the first person and the youngest person to row solo and unsupported across the Atlantic West to East from USA land to land. Photo: Richard Bradbury/Guinness World RecordsYoungest person to row across any ocean solo (male): The youngest male rower to cross any ocean single-handed is Oliver Hicks (UK, b. 3 December 1981) who rowed Miss Olive, Virgin Atlantic across the Atlantic West to East solo and unsupported between 27 May and 28 September 2005 aged 23 years 175 days at the start. He rowed from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, USA, to St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, UK, in 123 days 22 hr 8 min to become the first person and the youngest person to row solo and unsupported across the Atlantic West to East from USA land to land. Photo: Richard Bradbury/Guinness World Records
  • Longest journey by skateboard: The longest journey by skateboard was 12,159 km (7,555 miles) and was completed by Rob Thomson (New Zealand) starting in Leysin, Switzerland on 24 June 2007 and finishing in Shanghai, China, on 28 September 2008. Photo: Shinsuke Kamioka/Guinness World RecordsLongest journey by skateboard: The longest journey by skateboard was 12,159 km (7,555 miles) and was completed by Rob Thomson (New Zealand) starting in Leysin, Switzerland on 24 June 2007 and finishing in Shanghai, China, on 28 September 2008. Photo: Shinsuke Kamioka/Guinness World Records
  • Youngest person to climb the Seven Summits including Carstensz (female): The youngest person to climb the seven summits (including Carstensz) is Samantha Larson (USA, b. 7 October 1988) who reached the seventh peak, Carstensz Pyramid, on 4 August 2007 aged 18 years 301 days. Photo: Ryan Schude/Guinness World RecordsYoungest person to climb the Seven Summits including Carstensz (female): The youngest person to climb the seven summits (including Carstensz) is Samantha Larson (USA, b. 7 October 1988) who reached the seventh peak, Carstensz Pyramid, on 4 August 2007 aged 18 years 301 days. Photo: Ryan Schude/Guinness World Records
  • Fastest time to complete the World Bog Snorkelling Triathlon (male and female): Daniel and Natalie Bent (both UK) are the world's top brother-sister bog snorkelling duo, with Daniel setting the men's triathlon record of 2 hr 21 min 5 sec in July 2009 and Natalie setting the women's record of 2 hr 45 min 40 sec in July 2010. Photo: Richard Bradbury/Guinness World RecordsFastest time to complete the World Bog Snorkelling Triathlon (male and female): Daniel and Natalie Bent (both UK) are the world's top brother-sister bog snorkelling duo, with Daniel setting the men's triathlon record of 2 hr 21 min 5 sec in July 2009 and Natalie setting the women's record of 2 hr 45 min 40 sec in July 2010. Photo: Richard Bradbury/Guinness World Records
  • The world's largest playable violin, which is 4.28 metres tall, 1.45 metres wide, and weighs over 100 kilograms, was made by twelve luthiers in Markneukirchen, Germany. Pictured: Udo Kietcschmaun, Klaus Schlegel, Frank Schlegel, Ekkard Seidl with the giant violin. Photo: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World RecordsThe world's largest playable violin, which is 4.28 metres tall, 1.45 metres wide, and weighs over 100 kilograms, was made by twelve luthiers in Markneukirchen, Germany. Pictured: Udo Kietcschmaun, Klaus Schlegel, Frank Schlegel, Ekkard Seidl with the giant violin. Photo: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World Records
  • Largest collection of cows: Denise Tubangui (USA) had a collection of 2,429 cow-related items by March 2011. Denise started collecting in 1990, when she saw a cow figurine in her mother's kitchen. Her favourite item is the life-sized calf that her neighbours gave her as a present. Photo: Ryan Schude/Guinness World RecordsLargest collection of cows: Denise Tubangui (USA) had a collection of 2,429 cow-related items by March 2011. Denise started collecting in 1990, when she saw a cow figurine in her mother's kitchen. Her favourite item is the life-sized calf that her neighbours gave her as a present. Photo: Ryan Schude/Guinness World Records
  • Largest collection of 'Do Not Disturb' signs: Jean-François Vernetti (Switzerland) has collected 11,111 different 'Do Not Disturb' signs from hotels in 189 countries across the world since 1985.  Photo: Stuart Hendry/Guinness World RecordsLargest collection of 'Do Not Disturb' signs: Jean-François Vernetti (Switzerland) has collected 11,111 different 'Do Not Disturb' signs from hotels in 189 countries across the world since 1985. Photo: Stuart Hendry/Guinness World Records
  • Largest collection of Daleks: Although not a fan of the sci-fi TV show Doctor Who (BBC, UK), Rob Hull (UK) is nevertheless the world’s biggest fan of the Doctor’s arch nemeses, the Daleks. As of 25 March 2011, Rob’s Dalek collection runs to over 571 examples and includes several rare pieces as well as a full-size working model, which, at the press of a button, issues the famously menacing battle cry: “Exterminate!”   Photo: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World RecordsLargest collection of Daleks: Although not a fan of the sci-fi TV show Doctor Who (BBC, UK), Rob Hull (UK) is nevertheless the world’s biggest fan of the Doctor’s arch nemeses, the Daleks. As of 25 March 2011, Rob’s Dalek collection runs to over 571 examples and includes several rare pieces as well as a full-size working model, which, at the press of a button, issues the famously menacing battle cry: “Exterminate!” Photo: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World Records
  • Fastest wedding chapel: The Best Man achieved a speed of 99 km/h (62 mi/h) in Shelbyville, Illinois, USA, on 30 September 2010. The mobile chapel includes stained-glass windows, pews, a pulpit, a pipe organ, a 1,000-watt stereo system and a three-tiered back porch with wrought-iron hand railings. Photo: David Torrence/Guinness World RecordsFastest wedding chapel: The Best Man achieved a speed of 99 km/h (62 mi/h) in Shelbyville, Illinois, USA, on 30 September 2010. The mobile chapel includes stained-glass windows, pews, a pulpit, a pipe organ, a 1,000-watt stereo system and a three-tiered back porch with wrought-iron hand railings. Photo: David Torrence/Guinness World Records
  • Largest pizza commercially available: On the menu at Big Mama's and Papa's Pizzeria in Los Angeles, California, USA, is an enormous 1.37 m wide (4 ft 6 in) square pizza. Retailing at $199.99 (£121) plus tax, this mammoth meal can feed up to 100 people and can be ordered for delivery – as long as you give the pizzeria 24 hours' notice. Photo: Ryan Schude/Guinness World RecordsLargest pizza commercially available: On the menu at Big Mama's and Papa's Pizzeria in Los Angeles, California, USA, is an enormous 1.37 m wide (4 ft 6 in) square pizza. Retailing at $199.99 (£121) plus tax, this mammoth meal can feed up to 100 people and can be ordered for delivery – as long as you give the pizzeria 24 hours' notice. Photo: Ryan Schude/Guinness World Records
  • 'Longest Ears on a Living Dog': A Black and Tan Coonhound named Harbor, aged 8, from Boulder, Colorado, USA, has earned a spot in the Guinness World Records 2012 Edition for having the Longest Ears on a Living Dog. Owned by Jennifer Wert, Harbor’s left and right ears measure 12.25 inches and 13.5 inches respectively. Photo: Ryan Schude/Guinness World Records'Longest Ears on a Living Dog': A Black and Tan Coonhound named Harbor, aged 8, from Boulder, Colorado, USA, has earned a spot in the Guinness World Records 2012 Edition for having the Longest Ears on a Living Dog. Owned by Jennifer Wert, Harbor’s left and right ears measure 12.25 inches and 13.5 inches respectively. Photo: Ryan Schude/Guinness World Records
  • Most dogs skipping on the same rope: The most dogs skipping on the same rope is 13 and was achieved by Uchida Geinousha's 'Super Wan Wan Circus' (Japan) for Bikkuri Chojin Special #3 (Fuji TV) in Tochigi, Japan, on 27 October 2009. Photo: Shinsuke Kamioka/Guinness World RecordsMost dogs skipping on the same rope: The most dogs skipping on the same rope is 13 and was achieved by Uchida Geinousha's 'Super Wan Wan Circus' (Japan) for Bikkuri Chojin Special #3 (Fuji TV) in Tochigi, Japan, on 27 October 2009. Photo: Shinsuke Kamioka/Guinness World Records
  • Largest afro (female): Aevin Dugas (USA) is the proud owner of a record-breaking afro. When measured in New Orleans, USA, on 4 October 2010, it had a circumference of 1.32 m (4 ft 4 in). She trims her afro two or three times a year, and uses up to five conditioners at once when she washes it. Photo: Chris Granger/Guinness World RecordsLargest afro (female): Aevin Dugas (USA) is the proud owner of a record-breaking afro. When measured in New Orleans, USA, on 4 October 2010, it had a circumference of 1.32 m (4 ft 4 in). She trims her afro two or three times a year, and uses up to five conditioners at once when she washes it. Photo: Chris Granger/Guinness World Records
  • Longest fingernails on a pair of hands (female): No woman has a longer set of fingernails than Chris "The Dutchess" Walton (USA). They come in at 309.8 cm (10 ft 2 in) for her left hand and 292.1 cm (9 ft 7 in) for her right – a total of 601.9 cm (19 ft 9 in). A rock singer and recording artist, The Dutchess had her record-breaking nails measured by Guinness World Records in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on 21 February 2011. The Dutchess hasn't let 18 years of nail-growing get in the way of her other interests – a talented musician, she has already recorded her first studio album, "Live and Let Live." Photo: Ryan Schude/Guinness World RecordsLongest fingernails on a pair of hands (female): No woman has a longer set of fingernails than Chris "The Dutchess" Walton (USA). They come in at 309.8 cm (10 ft 2 in) for her left hand and 292.1 cm (9 ft 7 in) for her right – a total of 601.9 cm (19 ft 9 in). A rock singer and recording artist, The Dutchess had her record-breaking nails measured by Guinness World Records in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on 21 February 2011. The Dutchess hasn't let 18 years of nail-growing get in the way of her other interests – a talented musician, she has already recorded her first studio album, "Live and Let Live." Photo: Ryan Schude/Guinness World Records
  • Longest tongue (female): Chanel Tapper (USA, above left) has a tongue that measured 9.75 cm (3.8 in), from tip to top lip, in California, USA, on 29 September 2010. The outright longest tongue record, though, is held by Stephen Taylor (UK) – his lengthy licker measured 9.8 cm (3.86 in) from tip to lip on 11 February 2009. Photo: Ryan Schude/Guinness World RecordsLongest tongue (female): Chanel Tapper (USA, above left) has a tongue that measured 9.75 cm (3.8 in), from tip to top lip, in California, USA, on 29 September 2010. The outright longest tongue record, though, is held by Stephen Taylor (UK) – his lengthy licker measured 9.8 cm (3.86 in) from tip to lip on 11 February 2009. Photo: Ryan Schude/Guinness World Records

The Guinness World Records 2012 Book is the latest edition of the world’s best-selling copyright book, which was first published in 1955 and has sold 120 million copies to date in over 100 countries. Photo: Guinness World Records

The 2012 edition of the “Guinness World Records,” which was out two weeks ago, is including a variety of unlikely celebrities among its lineup of Hollywood celebrities and pop stars who’ve shattered records this year.

Justin Bieber’s “Baby” single was the Most Popular Video of Any Kind Online with more than 400 million views, while tween star Willow Smith nabbed Youngest Transatlantic Top 20 Artist for her hit single that was released when she was just 10 years old.

Will and Jada Smith’s daughter still has a long way to go compared to Lady Gaga, who holds the record for “Most Followers on Twitter,” with more than 11 million followers, and Most Weeks on the U.S. Hot Digital Songs Chart for “Poker Face.”

Johnny Depp was listed as “Highest Paid Actor” among Hollywood’s A-list for raking in $75 million between June 2009 and June 2010, while Sandra Bullock led actresses with her $56 million salary. Prince William and Kate Middleton also made the list, crowned with the title Most Live Streams for a Single Event for their record-breaking nuptials, which had 72 million live streams.

However, it’s a handful of lesser-known names that are about to make it big with their appearance in the 287-page book released Thursday. Here’s a look at wacky soon-to-be celebrities across the globe who’ve shattered some outrageous world records. [via The Telegraph (UK) and The Guardian (UK)]

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