Hot-air balloons cross Channel in colourful record attempt

2017-04-07 21:02

Never mind Brexit - the British are heading to France... by balloon.

World's oldest message in a bottle discovered

2016-04-20 17:58

A 108-year-old postcard offering a shilling in exchange for its return to an English marine research institute is now officially the world's oldest message in a bottle after being recovered in Germany.

Famous Venezuelan ice-cream store closes over milk shortage

2014-12-27 22:14

An ice-cream store listed in the Guinness World Records book for its 863 different flavours has become the latest victim of Venezuela's economic crisis.

Man with 453 piercings denied entry to Dubai

2014-08-17 16:06

A Dubai nightclub that hoped to feature a man who holds the world record for having the most piercings, says he was refused entry to the Gulf city because of security concerns.

Romania holds onto world's largest flag

2013-05-27 22:20

A Romanian village has unfurled what is the largest flag ever made, according to Guinness World Records.

Veyron stripped of 'fastest' title

2013-04-08 09:56

Bugatti's Veyron Super Sport has been stripped of its 'fastest production car' title by the Guinness World Records organisation.

Guinness records day attracts all sorts

2012-11-16 10:00

Limber ladies crammed into a tiny car, charity stunts and thousands of schoolchildren stacking cups are just some of the events happening around the globe to celebrate Guinness World Records day.

Woman, 101, sets paragliding record

2012-03-20 18:32

A 101-year-old US woman is being honoured with a world record for a paraglide ride she took to celebrate her birthday.


Durban Guinness World Record attempt for largest leapfrog game fails

2017-02-24 17:30

An attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest game of leapfrog in Durban has been unsuccessful, the organisers say.

World's tallest: I'm a normal person, only a bit taller.

2015-09-29 20:00

Sultan Kosen, at 2.51m the world's tallest man, says he's put his days of embarrassment behind him. "I'm a normal person, only a bit taller," he says.

PMB biker sets world record

2014-10-11 08:34

Double-amputee Bushy McKelvey has raced into the Guinness World Records after covering an incredible 3 257.5km on a motorbike in 24 hours.

Around the world in 201 selfies and 0 flights - new world record!

2014-04-29 12:00

After travelling to 201 countries without boarding a plane even once, Graham Hughes' feat has finally been accredited as a Guinness World Record.

Stuntman dies while hanging by his hair

2013-04-29 14:10

A daredevil Indian, who held the Guinness World Record for covering the longest distance on a zip-line while hanging by his hair, has died while performing a stunt.

World's tallest woman dies in China

2012-12-05 14:13

A Chinese woman who was certified as the tallest in the world has died, an official from her hometown says.

Wanted: People to sing to Mandela

2012-04-10 23:03

A planned attempt to break a world record, with over 20 million people singing "happy birthday" to former president Nelson Mandela, has been announced.

SA fan at record 38 games

2010-07-08 19:20

By the end of the SWC Thulani Ngcobo will go down in history as being the only person to have seen more than 20 World Cup games.

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