Guinness World Records: Record of the Day

By Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief at Guinness World Records

Join Craig, Ben and Adam of the Book Publishing Team at Guinness World Records each Thursday as they reveal a week's worth of superlatives from the archives. From the tallest and shortest to the longest, heaviest and fastest, you'll find a wealth of fascinating facts at your fingertips (well, your ear drums). So, if you're looking to take your mind off the news or just want to arm yourself with some quirky, fun facts, subscribe now. For more, find us on Twitter @GWR or get in touch with Craig directly @craigglenday. #GWRPodcast

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    RotD: 11th March - This week in records: First disabled person to row from Europe to South America, farthest distance survived in a tornado, farthest distance fired by a human cannonball, largest structure made of toast
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    RotD: 4th March - This week in records: Longest beards and moustaches, largest paper ball fight, first centibillionaire, first woman to win a Best Director Oscar, largest beaver collection, highest-insured tongue
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    RotD: 25th February - This week in records: Longest-lasting pirate hostage, oldest land mammal, highest and fastest concert, longest time to hold your breath, first spacecraft to land on another planet, largest coprolite
  4. 4.
    RotD: 18th February - This week in records: Strongest natural material, oldest-ever crocodile in captivity, fastest hearse, most powerful rocket, most consecutive boy-girl births in one family, most Best Actor Oscar wins
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    RotD: 11th February - This week in records: First music video filmed on a reduced-gravity aircraft, oldest vomit, fastest time to alphabetize a can of alphabet soup, longest kiss on TV, largest litter of goats, most chilli con carne eaten
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    RotD: 4th February - This week in records: Largest onion bhaji, highest mid-air collision, most zoos visited, longest fingernails, tallest living man, first female commander of the International Space Station, largest organized crime trial
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    RotD: 28th January - This week in records: Most bee stings survived, most pubs visited, fastest "sheep to suit", most knuckle push-ups by a woman, deadliest space-flight disaster, largest hole-digging competition, oldest cookery TV show
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    RotD: 21st January - This week in records: First mother and son to row an ocean, first person hit by space junk, heaviest object ever weighed, longest airmail delay, Martian land-speed record, most nationalities in a group hug, longest indoor long jump
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    RotD: 14th January - This week in records: Greatest temperature range in one day, most successful aircraft ditch, most tricks by pig, greatest age gap in a married couple, most expensive kidney stone, oldest US President
  2. 10.
    RotD: 7th January - This week in records: First artificial ice rink, tallest giraffe ever, first undergound train, longest gum-wrapper chain, longest time to live at the same address, first person to be cryonically suspended, most expensive toilet
  3. 11.
    RotD: 31st December - This week in records: Longest time spent with the head covered in bees, remotest (aka loneliest) island, longest time trapped in a lift, rarest conjoined twins, tallest building, most expensive tuna fish, largest litter of bears
  4. 12.
    RotD: 24th December - This week in records: Largest commercially available Christmas dinner for one, highest-grossing Christmas Day movie, first free climb of El Capitan's Dawn Wall, first cinema in operation, first woman to drive around the world
  5. 13.
    RotD:17th December - This week in records: First power-driven flight, first land-speed record, heaviest vehicle pulled using earrings, fastest ice-mile swim, first gorilla born in captivity
  6. 14.
    RotD: 10th December - This week in records: Tallest living human, largest ukulele, fastest predatory strike by an animal, most goals in a football match, first person to reach the South Pole, largest lightspeed saber battle, most humans rescued by a dog
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    RotD: 3rd December - This week in records: Longest NBA losing streak to start a season, most connected actor, fastest Cape-to-Cairo on foot, longest mammal tongue, fastest time to construct a Yule log, longest-running TV soap opera
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    RotD: 26th November - This week in records: Most Brussels sprouts eaten, first face transplant, first plane crash caused by a dog, first person injured by a meteorite, first recipients of the Dickin medal for animal bravery
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    RotD: 19th November - This week in records: Highest-fired "bullet", oldest person to divorce, most expensive reel of film, first murder on live TV, heaviest object sword-swallowed, first overland crossing of Antarctica
  10. 18.
    RotD: 12th November - This week in records: Largest animal exploded, largest rubber-band ball, oldest dog ever, most expensive artwork, first stratospheric skydive, longest fingernails, most expensive wine
  11. 19.
    RotD: 5th November - This week in records: Most expensive tooth, fastest spacecraft, most tattooed woman, fastest bath-tub race, youngest pirate, heaviest building moved intact, first selfie in open space
  12. 20.
    RotD: 29th October - This week in records: Most expensive sandwich, most powerful bomb detonated, largest Jack O'Lantern, oldest ghost, largest collection of Hello Kitty memorabilia, first dog in orbit, fastest roller coaster
  13. 21.
    RotD: 22nd October - This week in records: Earthquake-inducing car stereos, first person to barrel over Niagara Falls, most animal traps released on the body, most motorcycles driven over a body on a bed of nails, most sugar cubes balanced, oldest animal
  14. 22.
    RotD: 15th October - This week in records: Land speed record, tallest house of cards, fastest time to visit every square on the London Monopoly board, fastest circumnavigation by bicycle (female), first videogame tournament
  15. 23.
    RotD: 8th October - This week in records: Fastest speed on water, fastest window cleaner, first James Bond song at No.1 in the charts, first inflight meal, oldest climber of Mount Everest, fastest 100 m on fire, oldest man to be hanged
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    RotD: 1st October - This week in records: Deepest concert, farthest journey on a stand-up paddleboard, largest beer festival, fastest quadruped robot, fastest time to duct-tape oneself to a wall, largest slot machine payout, tallest human pyramid
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    RotD: 24th September - This week in records: Oldest woman accused of murder, oldest ever sloth in captivity, fastest steam-powered motorcycle, shortest stuntman, farthest distance run in 1,000 consecutive hours, deepest underwater wedding
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    RotD: 17th September - This week in records: Largest full-size LEGO house, deepest underground balloon flight, largest ball of lint, largest gathering of people with the same first and last names, longest unbroken wood shaving, fastest garden shed, most e
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    RotD: 10th September - This week in records: Most electric animal, deadliest terrorist attack, longest time in space, tallest inukshuk, most kidney stones produced, first sheep-counting championships, longest bout of sneezing
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    RotD: 3rd September - This week in records: Largest object left inside a patient, longest run of defeats in international soccer, most coffins made in a career, most graves dug, most skips of a stone across water, youngest woman with a full beard, longest
  21. 29.
    RotD: 27th August - This week in records: Heaviest woman, loudest sound, longest domestic cat, first polar circumnavigation, first arena music tour, largest bog-snorkelling competition, longest banzai skydive, plus the youngest professional rock band
  22. 30.
    RotD: 20th August - This week in records: Oldest mother to conceive naturally, fastest piston-engined aircraft, highest-ranking penguin, oldest shipwreck, most Big Macs eaten in a lifetime, tallest living tree, first blind person to climb the Seven Summit
  23. 31.
    RotD: 19th August - Largest strip poker tournament, longest time to survive with the heart outside the body, fastest time to smash 1,000 roof tiles
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    RotD: 18th August – Most delayed mail-order delivery, farthest malley root toss, first robot to be arrested, first solo east-to-west flight across the Atlantic
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    RotD: 17th August - First pedestrian killed by a car, first passenger killed by a car, longest time juggling bowling balls, first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by helium hot-air balloon, first crossing of the Pacific Ocean by helium hot-air balloon, olde
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    RotD: 16th August - Highest humidity, oldest person to circumnavigate using scheduled transport, fastest time to pull a bus over 50 m, fastest time to print a stamp, youngest person to write a musical, best-selling solo artist in the world
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    RotD: 15th August – Largest object removed from the skull, heaviest longbow draw weight, longest canoe journey
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    RotD: 14th August - Last World War II veteran to surrender, longest time without a pulse, most pool balls potted in 24 hours, largest pepper mill, farthest distance to throw a cow chip, longest model railway
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    RotD: 13th August - Highest artificial temperature, largest piece of fallen ice, longest bagpipe marathon, highest straitjacket escape suspended from a hot-air balloon, most cartwheels in one hour
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    RotD: 12th August - Most vets involved in one procedure, largest prosthetic limb, oldest convicted bank robber, first sculpture on the Moon
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    RotD: 11th August – Longest lasting hurricane, lowest resting heart rate for a human, fastest escape from a straitjacket
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    RotD: 10th August - First space wedding, largest dive-access cave wedding, largest horse race, first woman to win the Mongol Derby, darkest planet
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    RotD: 9th August - Largest serving of rice pudding, first person confirmed to have survived two atomic bombs, first talking robot in space, oldest great panda triplets
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    RotD: 8th August – Most times to squeeze through a tennis racquet in 1 minute, most remote inhabited island, tallest structure to collapse
  35. 43.
    RotD: 7th August - Largest collection of beer labels, longest beer garden, most people collecting litter, largest litter of domestic cats, most expensive pop-star costume sold at auction, most lightning strikes survived
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    RotD: 6th August – Longest-lived goldfish, first woman to swim the English Channel, heaviest Mars rover, first person to vomit in space
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    RotD: 5th August - Fastest time to visit every square on the London Monopoly board by foot, first land-speed record set in an internal combustion car, most powerful trebuchet, largest didgeridoo ensemble, largest whoopee cushion, largest game of musical c
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    RotD: 4th August – Loudest drummer, largest traditional Irish dance, oldest person to fly, oldest person ever
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    RotD: 3rd August - Most watermelons pierced by paper airplanes in one minute, most expensive football player, fastest time to play a concert in every US state, fastest "field to loaf", oldest cat ever
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    RotD: 2nd August - Most prolific serial killer partnership, longest wing walk, first sculpture on the Moon, most Oscar nominations without a win, longest percussion marathon, first trillion-dollar company
  41. 49.
    RotD: 1st August – Heaviest rainfall in one year and one month, most powerful microburst, first person to row across the Atlantic Ocean
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    RotD: 31st July - Longest time trapped in an elevator, deepest concert, oldest radio DJ, first ascent of K2, first amputee to win a Summer X Games gold medal, most manure spread

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