There are many things in life that a person wants to do or achieve. Some have let their dreams remain as one while others have pushed themselves to become the best in their respective fields. Some have done the usual things while there are people who hunger for adventure and excitement. Some of these risk-takers have also become part of the famous Guinness Book of World Records.
The Guinness Book of World Records contain world records of both extreme human achievements and extremes of the natural world. People would either make a new world record or break the existing records. The book also features records about animals, insects and the like. The records range from the smallest up to the largest, shortest to the tallest, lightest to the heaviest, and a lot more as long as it defines the word 'extreme'. Every year, a number of new entries are added to the book. And as promised, they have released another book featuring the new world records. To give you a sneak peak, here are the top 10 latest entries in the Guinness Book of World Records.
10 The World’s Largest Biceps
The world’s largest biceps belong to an Egyptian named Mostafa Ismail. His biceps on the left arm have a measurement of 64.77 cm or 15.5 inches if flexed and 62.23 cm or 24.5 inches if not flexed. His biceps on the right arm measures 63.5 cm or 25 inches if flexed and 60.96 cm or 24 inches if not flexed. The Guinness Book of World Records took the measurements in Franklin, Massachusetts in the U.S.A. Mostafa now resides there as well.
9 The World’s Heaviest Competing Sportswoman
Who says heavy women cannot be strong enough to compete? Those who said this was proven wrong by Sharran Alexander. Alexander is a sumo wrestler living in the United Kingdom. She represents the country in different sumo wrestling competitions. She weighs 203.21 kilos or 448 pounds, which made the Guinness Book of World Records proclaim her as the heaviest competing sportswoman in the world.
8 The World’s Oldest Gymnast
A lot of old people nowadays prefer to just stay at home, have tea parties or crochets. Most would want to spend their remaining years resting and living life to the fullest in their own little ways. Well, Johanna Quaas spends her life in ways different from others. She was born in November, 1925 and is now 86 years of age. Despite her age, she is still competing regularly in the amateur competition Landes-Senioren Spiele. This competition happens in Saxony, Germany every year.
7 The World’s Tallest Living Dog
If you think that gigantic dogs exist only in the world of fantasy, then think again. Although Great Danes are huge in nature, it becomes an understatement once you see Zeus. Zeus is a Great Dane and is owned by Denise Doorlag and her family. Zeus measures 1.118 m or 44 inches in height. With this, he was proclaimed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest living dog in the world. He now lives in Otsego, Michigan, U.S.A, together with Doorlag.
6 The World’s Tallest Living Horse
As tall and big as one can be, a horse is just as fun to ride on. Beginners seem to find it very difficult to climb onto their backs for a test ride. Well, it is going to be more difficult if they would be riding Big Jake. Big Jake is a nine-year old Belgian Gelding horse who measures 20 hands - 210.19 cm or 82.75 inches to be exact. And this measurement was done without Big Jake’s shoes. This lands him at the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest living horse in the world. He is residing at Smokey Hollow Farms in Poynette, Wisconsin in the U.S.A.
5 The World’s Tallest Living Donkey
Linda Davis of Watsonville, California, U.S.A. loves her donkey named Oklahoma Sam. But she never imagined that he would be growing as tall as he is now. You will mistakenly identify Oklahoma Sam as a horse if you are to look at his size. He is a four-year-old American Mammoth Jackstock that measures 15.3 hands - 155.45 cm or 5 ft 1 inch to be exact per Guinness Book of World Records.
4 The World’s Largest Drum Set
Music is just a little bit different if the sound from the drums is absent. A number of people are into drums these days but can they play a drum set that has more than 100 pieces in it? Dr. Mark Temperato believes he can. He owns a drum set that is composed of 340 pieces and is already proclaimed the World’s Largest Drum Set by the Guinness Book of World Records.
3 The World’s Largest Mining Truck Body By Volume
The world’s largest mining truck body by volume is the Westech T282C Flow Control Body, which was both designed and manufactured by WESTECH, an Austin Engineering LTD company in the United States. The Westech T282C Flow Control Body has a volume of 470.4 cubic meters and has a coal density of 0.86 tons/m3.
2 The World’s Largest Hotdog
Almost everyone loves hotdogs. They can be brought on the beach, when hiking, can also be prepared for breakfast or just simply for those who are hungry. Hotdogs have become very famous ever since, especially with mustard and ketchup. But will you still be able to finish a hotdog so big and heavy that it cannot be lifted by just one hand? Chicago was able to prepare the world’s largest hotdog that weighs 7 pounds and measures 16 inches.
1 The World’s Shortest Bull
It is not only the tall ones that get to be a part of the Guinness Book of World Records. The short ones are also free to join. That is why Archie, a 16-month-old Dexter Bull was proclaimed as the world’s shortest bull. Archie measures only 76.2 cm or 30 inches from the hoof to the withers. He is fully registered in the Northern Ireland livestock inventory in the County Antrim in Northern Ireland.