Guinness World Records

Famous feats and world record holders including those in the Guinness Book of World Records.

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Exercise
Guinness World Records

What’s the longest anyone has ever held a plank?

George Hood currently holds the record for longest plank at a whopping eight hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds. So yeah, just a little bit longer than your record.

For women, the record is four hours, 19 minutes and 55 seconds, and it was set by Dana Glowacka in 2019.

I anticipate your next question is, “How?” because an eight-hour plank sounds pretty impossible. Leading up to his record plank, Hood trained for about seven hours a day, doing 700 push-ups, 2,000 crunches, 500 toe squats, 500 band curls, 30 minutes of cardio, and four to five hours of planking.

So, if you’re looking to plank for hours instead of minutes, good luck with that.

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What is the toughest academic course according to the Guinness Book of World Records 2011?

The Guinness Book of World Records does not rank toughness of courses.

Recently Facebook users have been posting statuses bragging that their field of study in college was ranked the toughest by the Guinness Book of World Records.

The status usually looks like this:

"Engineering" has been chosen as the 'toughest' course among all the courses including BCOM, BCA, IAS, IPS and MBBS; by the Guinness Book of World Records, on 18 Aug 2010. It has 58 university exams + 130 series exams + 174 assignments within 4 years (max. 750 working days). All engineers post this on your wall for at least 2 hours & be proud to be an engineer!...

Problem is, Guinness does not keep such records about the "toughness" of college courses/fields of study.

That said, here are some courses Facebook users have claimed are the toughest, based on number of exams, assignments and years to complete.

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering

One "course" the Guinness Book does rank, is the longest golf course in the world: the par-72, 8,548 yard Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club in Lijiang, China.

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Who was the verified tallest man of all time?

The tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence was Robert Pershing Wadlow who stood 8 ft 11.1 inches (2.72m). He had problems standing and had an operation to fit a brace to his leg. On July 4, 1940, while making a professional appearance at the National Forest Festival, a faulty brace irritated his ankle, causing a blister and subsequent infection. Doctors treated him with a blood transfusion and emergency surgery, but his condition worsened and on July 15, 1940, he died in his sleep. He was 22.

IS'NT THAT JUST SAD L.J

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Aging and Life Extension
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Biggest, Strongest, Fastest and Other Extremes

Who was the oldest person who ever lived?

The oldest verified & documented person to have ever lived was Jeanne Calment of France (February 21, 1875 - August 4th 1997), who lived to the age of 122 years and 164 days.

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Animal Life
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What is the oldest living land animal?

It’s a tortoise. He’s either 187 or 188. His name’s Jonathan.

He hatched in the Seychelles archipelago around 1832, and he moved to the island of St. Helena in 1882 (he was a gift to the governor), where he’s lived ever since.

He’s quite a guy. He’s older than cars and planes. He eats bananas, lettuce, and other fruits and vegetables. When World War I began, he was 82. He likes to listen to people play tennis.

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What is the world record for playing Pro Kadima?

12,421 consecutive hits by John H Monster and Kierstin Butch. July 2012 - Montauk, NY

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Who is the oldest person alive now and has ever lived?

As of 02/02/2013 it's Japan's Jiroemon Kimura at 115 years, born April 19th, 1897

It should be at least mentioned (since he was mentioned in previous answers), there was Nasir Al Hazry from the United Arab Emirates, who (in 2008) claimed to be 135 years old, but apparently there were no birth records to back up his claim. The article from 2008 that can be found online even suggests his own family didn't know how old he claimed to be. (How could your own family not know your age?)

He'd of course be 139/140 in 2013 but there doesn't seem to be any information available about him after the 2008 article, so most likely he's a fraud.

The oldest documented person (sorry Nasir & you too Methuselah) to have ever lived was Jeanne Calment from France (February 21, 1875 to August 4th 1997), who lived 122 years 164 days.

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World record for longest time playing on the wii?

27 hours and 59 minutes

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Amphibians
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Biggest, Strongest, Fastest and Other Extremes

What is the world's largest amphibian?

The largest living amphibian is the Chinese Giant Salamander (Andrias davidianus). The maximum size of this river-dweller is 64 kg (140 lb) and 1.83 m (6 ft). Before aminotes became the dominant tetrapods, several giant amphibian-like tetrapods existed. The largest known was the crocodile-like Prionosuchus, which reached a length of 9 m (30 ft). Frogs (Anura). Easily the largest member of the largest order of amphibians is the African Goliath frog (Conraua goliath). The maximum size of this species is a weight of 3.8 kg (8.4 lb) and a snout-to-vent length of 35 cm (14 in). The largest of the toads is the Cane Toad. Caecilian (Gymnophiana). The largest of the worm-like caecilians is the Thomson's Caecilian (Caecilia thompsoni), which reaches a length of 1.5 m (5 ft) and can weigh up to about 1 kg (2.2 lb).

The largest amphibian in the world is the Chinese Giant Salamander (Andrias davidianus). They can grow as long as 180 cm (6 ft), although it is rare that they get that large nowadays, with normal specimens around 1.15 m (3.8 ft) in length.

The second-largest amphibian in the world is the Japanese Giant Salamander (Andrias japonicus), a very close relative of the Chinese Giant Salamander. This species can reach as large as 1.5 meters (5 ft).

The Chinese giant salamander is the largest amphibian in the world. They can weigh up to 65 pounds and nearly 6 feet in length.
It's amphibian. And its the Japanese Giant Salamander.
The largest amphibian in the world is the Chinese Giant Salamander (Andrias davidianus)

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Human Rights
Homelessness

Do people that are homeless get a home again?

I suppose that depends on the homeless person in question, some get it together and find jobs others do not.

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Name Origins
Baby Names
Names and Name Meanings
Guinness World Records

What is the longest name in the world?

Person's Name

The longest name to date is Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Jack Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorft Senior

The longest one-word name is of a young Hawaiian boy named Kananinoheaokuuhomeopuukaimanaalohilo. The name means "The Beautiful Aroma of My Home at Sparkling Diamond Hill is Carried to the Eyes of Heaven". In Hawaii, it is the custom to give children long, descriptive names. Dont worry though, they call him Joe, of all things, for short.

Place Name

The longest place name is the actual name of the city Bangkok, in Thailand :

Krungthepmahanakonbowornratanako-

sinmahintarayudyayamahadilopono-

paratanarajthaniburiromudomrajni-

wesmahasatarnamornpimarnavatarsa-

titsakattiyavisanukamphrasit (155 letters)

This translates to "The land of angels, the great city of immortality, of divine gems, the great angelic land unconquerable land of nine noble gems, the royal city, a pleasant capital place of the Royal Palace, eternal land of angels and reincarnated spirits predestined and created by the highest Devas."

(see the related link for other long names and titles)

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Gerbils
Guinness World Records

What is the longest living gerbil?

9.2 years, for unbred female. Perhaps longer, but not documented.

Average is 2 - 3 years, females live longer.

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Society and Civilization
Guinness World Records

Who is the word richest man?

bill gates

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What is the world record for the biggest lanyard?

My friends and I made a huge lanyard with 124 strings. I'm not sure how long it is though.

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Names and Name Meanings
Guinness World Records

What is the shortest movie in the world?

the movie is called Roundhay Garden Scene made in 1888 and lasted 3 seconds

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Dog Health
Weight and Mass
Guinness World Records

How much does the fattest man weigh?

The fattest man to date is Manuel Uribe. He weighed 1225 lbs at his max, but has recently got surgery, and that weight has went down to less than 900 lbs. He plans on bringing his weight down to 200 lbs.

[Answer subject to change]

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Famous People
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Astronauts

How old is Roberta Bondar's sister?

84

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Aging and Life Extension
Guinness World Records

Who is the oldest person in the world?

As of April 20th 2018,

Oldest Living Woman : Chiyo Miyako of Japan (born May 2, 1901 - 116 years old).

Oldest Living Man : Masazo Nonaka of Japan (born July 25, 1905 - 112 years old).

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The oldest documented person to have ever lived was Jeanne Calment, who was born on 21 February 1875.

She died on 4 August 1997, at the age of 122 years and 164 days.

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Is there an age limit to break a world record?

No

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Candy

What is the world record for most candy wrappers?

when u eat a candy rapper its normal its paper it happens the same way...

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What is the worlds record for most acorns collected?

100

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What is the world record for troll dolls 2011?

I think its still Sophie Marie Cross a girl in India with 545 troll dolls

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Papercrafts
Guinness World Records

How long is the worlds longest paper chain?

the longest paper chain was made by 60 people in 24 hours at alvin community college in alvin, texas, u.s.a, on october 23-24, 1998. it consisted of 584,000 links and measured 51.8 miles long!

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Relationships
IQ
Guinness World Records

Who is the person with highest IQ?

Marilyn vos Savant is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as having the highest IQ score in the world, 228.

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Aging and Life Extension
Demographics
Guinness World Records

How old is the oldest person in the world?

As of April 2018, Chiyo Miyako of Japan is the oldest person on Earth (born May 2, 1901).

She was 116 years old when the last person born in the 19th century died (Nabi Tajima of Japan).

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The longest documented lifespan is that of Jeanne Calment of France (1875-1997), who died at age 122 years and 164 days.

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