Here are eye-popping images of the biggest, fastest, longest, weirdest and wackiest record breakers recognized in 2013 and featured in the 2014 edition of Guinness World Records.
The smallest dog living, in terms of height, is a female Chihuahua called Milly, who measured 9.65 cm (3.8 in) tall on 21 February 2013 and is owned by Vanesa Semler of Dorado, Puerto Rico.
The smallest roadworthy car measures 63.5 cm (25 in) high, 65.41 cm (2 ft 1.75 in) wide and 126.47 cm (4 ft 1.75 in). It was created by Austin Coulson (USA) and measured in Carrollton, Texas, USA
The largest rideable bicycle has a wheel diameter of 3.3 m (10 ft 9.92 in) and was built by Didi Senft (Germany) and measured at Pudagla, Germany
The fastest crossing of a tightrope by a dog was 18.22 seconds and was achieved by Ozzy (a Border Collie/Kelpie cross) on 1 February 2013 at F.A.I.T.H. Animal Rescue, Norfolk, UK.
The most body modifications for a married couple is 77, held by Victor Hugo Peralta (Uruguay) and his wife Gabriela Peralta (Argentina), who married on 21 February 2008. These 77 modifications consist of 50 piercings, four microdermals, 11 body implants, five dental implants, four ear expanders, two ear bolts and one forked tongue.
The longest beard on a woman belongs to Vivian Wheeler (USA) and was measured at 25.5 cm (10.04 in) from the follicle to the tip of hair on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, Milan, Italy
Steve Sansweet (USA) has amassed an estimated 300,000 unique items at Rancho Obi-Wan in northern California, USA. As of 15 May 2013, only 90,546 items have been accurately audited and catalogued a number sufficient enough, however, to beat the previous Guinness World Records figure by a factor of four. Sansweet estimates that the cataloguing process will take years to complete, as his collection continues to grow.
The largest chair measured 30m (98 ft 5 in) tall. It was made by XXXLutz together with Holzleimbauwerk Wiehag GmbH (all Austria) and was completed and presented in St. Florian, Austria
Leilani Franco (UK/Philippines) performed 25 full-body revolutions while in the chest-stand position in one minute at the Box Theatre in Soho, London, UK, on 11 March 2013. This physically demanding exploit requires the contortionist to lie with their chest against the floor and with their back arched in such a way that their legs stretch over the body and the feet touch the ground in front of the face; the legs then make a full revolution around the body before returning to the original starting position.
The largest living cat is Hercules, an adult male liger (lion x tigress hybrid) currently housed at Myrtle Beach Safari, a wildlife reserve in South Carolina, USA. In total length, he measures 3.33 m (131 in), stands 1.25 m (49 in) at the shoulder, and weighs 418.2 kg (922 lb).
The tallest rideable motorcycle measures 5.10 m (16 ft 8.78 in) tall from the ground to the top of the handlebars. It was constructed by Fabio Reggiani (Italy), and the motorcycle was ridden over a 100-m course at Montecchio Emilia, Italy
The shortest donkey in terms of height is KneeHi (born 2 October 2007), a brown jack who measured 64.2 cm (25.29 in) to the top of the withers at Best Friends Farm in Gainesville, Florida, USA, on 26 July 2011. A registered miniature Mediterranean donkey, KneeHi is owned by Jim and Frankie Lee (USA).
The tallest useable pogo stick is 2.91 m (9 ft 6 1/2 in) achieved by Fred Grzybowski (USA) at the Toronto International Busker Festival
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Marvel at the shortest donkey, smallest roadworthy car & the largest living cat. The 2014 edition is out in September.
Credits: The Guinness Site 2014