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Officially amazing: 5 curious records

18 Mar

There are many extraordinary things in the world but some are simply astounding. Here are our top 5 awesome records that put the fun in “fun-tastic”.

Tallest dog living. His name is George, Giant George and he’s a Great Dane owned by David Nasser of Tucson, Arizona, USA. George was measured 1.092 m (43 in) tall on 15 February 2010 and he’s absolutely gorgeous, don’t you think?

“Gangnam Style became the most “liked” video in YouTube history in 2012 with 4,911,081 votes. “We’re pleased to present his official certificate to such a global phenomenon,” said Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday, who presented the certificate at the radio studio. “Gangnam Style is an infectious, joyous song that has brought a smile to the faces of a tenth of the world’s population, and the result is that it’s the most liked video of any kind in the history of YouTube!”

The fastest toilet record is held by “Bog Standard”, a bathroom set consisting of bathtub, sink, and laundry bin, which can travel to a speed of 68 kmh (42.25 mph). The curious motorcycle ensemble was presented on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Milan, Italy, on 10 March 2011.

Image courtesy of guinnessworldrecords.com

Image courtesy of guinnessworldrecords.com

The tallest man living is Sultan Kösen (Turkey, b.10 December 1982) who measured 8 ft 3 in on 08 February 2011. He also holds the records for widest hand span and largest feet on a living person. Though life up there is not always fun, he learnt to enjoy it and keep an optimistic outlook on his existence. One of the advantages of being that tall, he says, is being able to help his mum out with jobs such as changing a broken light bulb and hanging curtains.

Are you ready to see the largest egg from a bird living? Well, you should know it weighed 2.589 kg or 5 lb 11.36 oz and was laid by an ostrich (Struthio camelus) at a farm owned by Kerstin and Gunnar Sahlin in Borlänge, Sweden, on 17 May 2008. Now that would make one big omelette!

Image courtesy of guinnessworldrecords.com

Image courtesy of guinnessworldrecords.com

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Posted by on March 18, 2013 in Celeb, Travel & living, Trending

 

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