Flying Cats and Lengthy Tongues: Meet Guinness's Bizarre New Record Breakers
Record breaking isn’t an activity reserved for Olympians.
There are a baffling number of strange, silly and amazing ways to make it into the books, and Guinness World Records is trying to collect them all.
The franchise recently celebrated its 60th anniversary and released the newest edition of its popular records book.
Joining the oldest living person and fastest dog on two paws is a batch of first-time record breakers. While some of the new spots are filled by celebrities, plenty of the additions are everyday people (or animals) with an unusual talent.
From a high-flying cat to and an extremely tall teen, meet some of the newest stars from Guinness World Records.
Nick Stoeberl of Salinas, California
The Numbers: Stoeberl’s tongue is 5.75 inches from tip to the middle of his closed top lip
Most Apples Crushed with the Bicep in One Minute
Linsey Lindberg of Los Angeles, California
The Numbers: In 60 seconds, Lindberg can crush 8 apples with her bicep
Beth Johnson of La Rue, Ohio
The Numbers: The yo-yo Johnson designed is 11 feet, 9 inches in diameter and weighs 4,620 pounds
The Longest Jump by a Cat
Alley of Austin, Texas
The Numbers: Alley jumped 6 feet to break the record
Tallest Living Male Teenager
Broc Brown of Chelsea, Michigan
The Numbers: Brown is 7 feet, 1.5 inches tall, making him the tallest boy under the age of 18
Largest Collection of Comic Books
Bob Bretall of Mission Viejo, California
The Numbers: Bretall’s comic book collection includes 94,268 unique items
Longest “Usable” Golf Club
Karsten Maas of Denmark
The Numbers: Maas’s 14-foot-5-inch-long club can drive a ball over 542 feet
Shortest Living Domestic Cat
Lilieput of Napa, California
The Numbers: This 9-year-old munchkin cat is only 5.25 inches tall
Largest Male Afro
Alan Edward Labbe of Waltham, Massachusetts
The Numbers: Labbe’s hair is 5.75 inches tall, 8.5 inches wide and has a circumference of 5 feet, 0.75 inches
Largest Electric Guitar
The students of Conroe Independent School District Academy of Science and Technology in Conroe, Texas
The Numbers: Modeled on a 1967 Gibson Flying V, this playable guitar is 43 feet, 7.5 inches tall and weighs 2,000 pounds