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Most people riding a kitesurf board

Most people riding a kitesurf board

Necker Island, British Virgin Islands – September 1, 2017 – Recruiting from the team on Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson and and Alice Galliers (both UK), Susi Mai (Germany) and Alison DiSpaltro (USA), achieved “four up” on a kiteboard at the one time, setting a new World Record title for the “Most people riding a kitesurf board. Photo: Founder of …

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Largest gathering of people dressed as scientists

Largest gathering of people dressed as scientists

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA – August 30, 2017 – USANA broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Largest gathering of people dressed as scientists in conjunction with the company’s 25th anniversary celebration at its annual International Convention in Salt Lake City with 893 participants. Photo: USANA founder Dr. Myron Wentz and USANA R&D scientists enter the event on a science-themed …

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Largest human letter

Largest human letter

Berkeley, California, USA – August 29, 2017 – 7,196 incoming first-year and transfer Cal students got together and formed a giant human letter as a part of Bear Affair, one of the many events of the new weeklong orientation program, Golden Bear Orientation, thus setting the new world record for the Largest human letter. Photo: UC Berkeley students broke the …

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Most people throwing Wellington boots

Most people throwing Wellington boots

Llanarthney, United Kingdom – August 31, 2017 – Meirion Owen, a sheepdog handler, judge and event organizer has set a new World record for ‘The Most People Throwing Wellington Boots Simultaneously’; the original Guinness Book of Records number stood at 431, but the people of South Wales who participated in the attempt smashed this and it now stands at a …

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Largest gathering of people dressed as Harry Potter

Largest gathering of people dressed as Harry Potter

Bolton (England), United Kingdom – August 31, 2017 – A total of 676 children from 11 Primary Schools gathered at Smithills Hall in Bolton to beat the previous Guinness world record of 521, which was set in 2015 by a school in West Sussex; the record attempt was to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the first book …

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Most Nollie Heelflips in one minute

Most Nollie Heelflips in one minute

Cape Town, South Africa – September 1, 2017 – International gold medalist and current FISE Am World Series number one skateboarder, Jean-marc Johannes broke the Guinness World record for the most Nollie Heelflips in one minute with an incredible 14 in 60 seconds. Photo: Jean-marc Johannes, a South African skateboarder, broke the Guinness World record for most Nollie Heelflips in …

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Fastest 100 km barefoot (male)

Fastest 100 km barefoot (male)

Burlington, Vermont, USA – September 1, 2017 – Runner Teage O’Connor finished 62 miles (100 km) in seven hours and 13 minutes on the University of Vermont’s track, thus setting the new world record for the Fastest 100km barefoot (male). Photo: Teage O’Connor took the title of fastest runner sans footwear in the 100K category by completing the 62 miles …

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Largest buffet

Largest buffet

Samul Island, Thailand – September 13, 2017 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand together with Koh Samui’s public and private sector organized a 2.5-kilometre-long beach buffet, free and open to the public, arranged on Chaweng Beach as part of the Samui Festival 2017, thus setting the new world record for the Largest buffet. Photo: The 2.5-kilometre-long beach buffet, free and …

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Largest Sponge Cake

Largest Sponge Cake

London, United Kingdom – September 13, 2017 – Steven Oxford, from Alweston, near Sherborne, Dorset, has created a giant Victoria sponge cake just under 5ft (1.5m) wide and 8.5 inches (21cm) in height, which sets the new world record for the Largest Sponge Cake. Photo: A lucky 3-year-old boy in Dorset, UK, got for his birthday the world’s largest Victoria …

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Most people in a treadmill relay

Most people in a treadmill relay

New York, NY, USA – September 1, 2017 – More than 250 runners, including a handful of professionals, teamed up in midtown Manhattan to set the World Record for Most people in a treadmill relay. Photo: More than 250 runners, including a handful of professionals, teamed up in midtown Manhattan to set the World Record for most people in a …

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