Guinness World Record Day

Largest Chocolate Coin
Largest Chocolate Coin
The largest chocolate coin weighs 658kg (1450 lbs), measures 196cm (6ft 5in) in diameter and 17cm (6.7in) 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. Photo Credit: Silvia Morara/Guinness World Records Established to commemorate the day in 2004 when Guinness World Records became the world’s best-selling copyright book, every year Guinness World Records Day captures the imagination of people young and old, from every side of the world to attempt some truly amazing and awe inspiring feats, from the bonkers to the brilliant nothing encapsulates the snapshot of human endeavours quite like Guinness World Records. The eighth annual Guinness World Records Day on the 15th of November 2012 will bring together over 420,000 people.
Largest Chocolate Coin
Largest Chocolate Coin
The largest chocolate coin weighs 658kg (1450 lbs), measures 196cm (6ft 5in) in diameter and 17cm (6.7in) 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.
Heaviest Weight Lifted By Eye Sockets
Heaviest Weight Lifted By Eye Sockets
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. Photo credit: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records Established to commemorate the day in 2004 when Guinness World Records became the world’s best-selling copyright book, every year Guinness World Records Day captures the imagination of people young and old, from every side of the world to attempt some truly amazing and awe inspiring feats, from the bonkers to the brilliant nothing encapsulates the snapshot of human endeavours quite like Guinness World Records. The eighth annual Guinness World Records Day on the 15th of November 2012 will bring together over 420,000 people.
Highest Forward Flip Pogo Stick Jump
Highest Forward Flip Pogo Stick Jump
The record for the highest forward flip pogo stick jump is 8 feet (2.4 meters) achieved by Xpogo athlete Michael Mena (USA) at Chelsea Piers, Stamford, Connecticut, USA to celebrate Guinness World Records Day 2012.
Most Crammed Into A Mini Cooper
Most Crammed Into A Mini Cooper
The record for most people crammed in a modern MINI is 28 using the MINI Hatch is achieved by Dani Maynard and her team, including from left, Linsi Ludlam, Helen Statnic and Katie Fitzpatrick from Eastbourne, in 18 minutes, at Potters Field, London in celebration of the eighth annual Guinness World Records Day, which is today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday November 15, 2012. Every year Guinness World Records Day captures the imagination of people young and old, from every side of the world to attempt some truly amazing and awe inspiring feats, from the bonkers to the brilliant nothing encapsulates the snapshot of human endeavours quite like Guinness World Records. (credit: Matt Alexander/PA)
Most Crammed Into A Mini Cooper
Most Crammed Into A Mini Cooper
The record for most people crammed in a modern MINI is 28 using the MINI Hatch is achieved by Dani Maynard and her team in 18 minutes, at Potters Field, London in celebration of the eighth annual Guinness World Records Day, which is today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday November 15, 2012. Every year Guinness World Records Day captures the imagination of people young and old, from every side of the world to attempt some truly amazing and awe inspiring feats, from the bonkers to the brilliant nothing encapsulates the snapshot of human endeavours quite like Guinness World Records. (credit:Matt Alexander/PA)
Fastest 100m Running On All Fours
Fastest 100m Running On All Fours
The world record for the fastest 100m running on all fours is 17.47 seconds achieved by by Kenichi Ito at Komazawa Olympic Park Athletic Fieldin Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan on 15 November 2012 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day. Kenichi Ito uses all fours at home daily for training. He studies Monkeys (and has an annual pass for a ZOO) and his running style is based on a Monkeys’, not a dogs running style. His dream is for the Olympics to accept “ALL FOURS” as a one of the categories in the future. He ran more than 1sec. faster than his last attempt. If he manages to keep up this, within 8 years, he will be able to win against Usain Bolts current 100m sprint record. Established to commemorate the day in 2004 when Guinness World Records became the world’s best-selling copyright book, every year Guinness World Records Day captures the imagination of people young and old, from every side of the world to attempt some truly amazing and awe inspiring feats, from the bonkers to the brilliant nothing encapsulates the snapshot of human endeavours quite like Guinness World Records. The eighth annual Guinness World Records Day on the 15th of November 2012 will bring together over 420,000 people.
Longest Duration Of Spinning a Basketball on a Toothbrush
Longest Duration Of Spinning a Basketball on a Toothbrush
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. Established to commemorate the day in 2004 when Guinness World Records became the world’s best-selling copyright book, every year Guinness World Records Day captures the imagination of people young and old, from every side of the world to attempt some truly amazing and awe inspiring feats, from the bonkers to the brilliant nothing encapsulates the snapshot of human endeavours quite like Guinness World Records. The eighth annual Guinness World Records Day on the 15th of November 2012 will bring together over 420,000 people.
Largest Kaikottikali Dance
Largest Kaikottikali Dance
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. Photo Credit: Subhash Sharma/Guinness World Records 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
Largest Kaikottikali Dance
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. Photo Credit: Subhash Sharma/Guinness World Records 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
Largest Kaikottikali Dance
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. Photo Credit: Subhash Sharma/Guinness World Records 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.
Longest Didgeridoo Note
Longest Didgeridoo Note
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
Longest Didgeridoo Note
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.
Largest Display of Solar-powered-LEDs
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 (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.

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