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New record: Check out The Platinum Crab Cake, the world's most expensive crab cake, on the menu at @thetwistcolumbia in Columbia, South Carolina, USA for $310 (£243.76; €273.92). ⁣ ⁣ Here chef Lazarius Leysath Walker shows us how he prepares the luxurious dish 👨🏽‍🍳🦀💵 ⁣ ⁣ The Platinum Crab Cake is made of black truffles, platinum leaves, platinum dust, king crab meat, lump crab meat, butter and herbs.⁣ ⁣ ____________________________________________⁣ ⁣

Enumclaw, Washington

New record: Farthest jump by a dog (dock jumping) 🐕🐾⁣ ⁣ Energetic four-year-old whippet Sounders, owned by Laurel Behnke (USA), leapt a remarkable 10.81 metres (35 feet 6 inches) at the AKC 2019 Olympic Kennel Club dock-jumping competition held in Enumclaw, Washington, USA. ⁣ The record was verified by @northamericadivingdogs (NADD) whose judges were present at the event.⁣ ⁣ Sounders surpassed the previous record, held by fellow whippet Slingshot, by 7.6 cm (3 in).⁣ ⁣ ________________________________________________⁣ ⁣

This gigantic grapefruit grown in Louisiana, USA by Douglas & Mary Beth Meyer has claimed new records for both heaviest - 3.590 kg (7 lb 14 oz) - and largest by circumference - 73.02 cm (28.75 in). ⁣ ⁣ The white grapefruit was produced from a 10 year old tree - and the official cutting ceremony was quite the family occasion! ⁣ ⁣ What's their secret? Well, Douglas and Mary's grandchildren have attributed the extraordinary citrus fruit's growth to magic from the nearby fairy garden 🧚‍♂️🌟 __________________________________________⁣____________ ⁣

Chicago, Illinois

Happy birthday to tallest ballet dancer @fabricecalmels (France) who measures 199.73 cm (6 ft 6.63 in) 🙆‍♂️⁣🎂 ⁣ Fabrice, who's based in Chicago, Illinois, USA at @joffreyballet is pictured here with fellow ballet dancer and friend Maria Kotchetkova. _____________________________________________________________

United Kingdom

Meet GWR 2020 power couple Lisa and Chris Pitman in real life through @airbnbexperiences and learn how to smash through bricks with your bare hands! Click the link in our bio to find out more.⁣ ⁣ Lisa holds the record for most pine boards broken in one minute with one hand (female) with 230, and Chris holds the male record with 315. Lisa, the only female Taekwondo master in the UK, and her husband Chris, are well equipped to take you through a vigorous Taekwondo session, allowing you to discover strength you never knew you had.⁣ ⁣ Lisa and Chris guarantee a smashing experience at their stomping ground in Kent, UK. They will show guests how to smash tiles, boards, blocks and bricks - with their bare hands! You can find their incredible record on our Strength and Stamina spread in the 2020 book. ___________________________________________________________

New York

Congrats to the hard working and tremendously talented @jlo on receiving her official certificate this morning on @livekellyandryan! ⁣ ⁣ We honored her for achieving the record for first remix album to debut at No. 1 on the @Billboard 200 chart - a feat she accomplished in 2002 with “J to tha L-O! The Remixes”. ⁣ ⁣ We wish her nothing but record-breaking success with her upcoming movie!⁣ ⁣ ________________________________________⁣ ⁣ Repost from @livekellyandryan Congrats @jlo on your @guinnessworldrecords! ______________________________________________

Las Vegas, Nevada

Largest hula hoop spun (female) in ! Hula hoop extraordinaire Getti Kehayova (USA) - @getti_hulahoops - had a mission to continue her family’s legacy of being in the record books, and we’re happy to say she’s succeeded after becoming one of the stars of this year’s 2020 edition.⁣ ⁣ With an extraordinary passion for the art of hula hooping, Getti has swung her way into the new book for spinning the world’s largest hula hoop spun (female) at a whopping 5.18 m (17 ft 0.25 in) in diameter.⁣ ⁣ "I grew up in the circus with my sister and our parents, traveling all over the world performing as acrobats," says Getti. "And then my sister and I had my very own hula hoop act, so she is the one that basically got me started."⁣ ⁣ And achieving the record took a lot of hard work and dedication - not to mentioned brusies and almost breaking her ribs.⁣ ⁣ "It was quite painful because the hula hoop is pretty heavy, so every time that revolution and spin comes around and it touches every part of your body, it kind of feels like a punch up against your body." ____________________________________________________________

New York

In April 2009, actor Ashton Kutcher - @aplusk - (USA) became the first person ever to amass one million @Twitter followers. Today he finally received his certificate on @livekellyandryan! 👏 Repost @livekellyandryan It’s adorable to see how emotional @aplusk got when receiving his @guinnessworldrecords! 😂 Congrats! __________________________________________________

United States

Most mayonnaise eaten in three minutes - see speed eater Michelle Lesco wolf down 2,448 g (86.35 oz), the equivalent to 3.5 jars! ⁣ Michelle is ranked in the world by the International Federation of Competitive Eaters (IFOCE) and Major League Eating (MLE), her ravenous appetite for eating competitions has landed her a feature in Guinness World Records 2020.⁣ ⁣ Many are surprised to learn that the 5' 4" record holder can down as much food as she does, but if you ask Michelle – she’ll say it's a misapprehension.⁣ ⁣ "The biggest misconception about competitive eating is that all of us are like 500 pounds and 10 feet tall."⁣ ____________________________________________

Meet some of the awesome new record holders featured in our edition, out now 📚🙌

Poland

Adorable Bombel is a little horse with a big heart and a huge personality. The miniature Appaloosa from Poland - who’s just 56.7 cm (1 ft 10 in) from hoof to shoulder blades - stars in our brand new 2020 book, out now ⭐️🐴📚 ⁣ Once a month, Bombel travels to a children’s hospital to visit the patients. “The kids can brush his tail, brush his mane – they just love playing around with him!” explained owner Katarzyna. ___________________________________________________

New York

Leap of faith - Christopher Spell (USA) proved that perseverance pays off after perfecting this incredible 1.628 m (5.34 ft) standing jump 🙌 ⁣ "When I finally made that jump, it felt so freeing," he told WKBW-TV. "I'm just very thankful for everybody that supported me.” ⁣ ⁣ Christopher trained for six days a week for almost a year to break the record. ______________________________________________________

Venice, California

We're wishing a very happy 87th birthday to record holder Jim Arrington who is the world's oldest bodybuilder! ⁣ ⁣ Jim was 83 years 6 days when he was awarded his record title, after competing at a professional bodybuilding competition in Venice, California, USA, on 7 September 2015. ⁣ ⁣ He has an immense passion for fitness and keeping in shape, and has been bodybuilding for 40 years. Hope you have a great day Jim! ⁣ _____________________________________________________________ ⁣ ⁣

Iowa

Traditionally, bulls are the sumo-wrestlers of the farmyard: big, heavy, immovable. At least that’s how the stereotype goes.⁣ ⁣ But little Humphrey from Iowa, USA, measures just 67.6 cm (26.6 in) high at the withers (shoulder-blades), making him the world’s smallest bull (height). ⁣ ⁣ The Miniature Zebu is a full 4 cm (1.5 in) shy of the previous holder, Chegs HHAR Golden Boy from California, USA and features in the new GWR 2020 book.⁣ ⁣ His owners, Joe and Michelle, thought the record would be a great way to inform the world of this breed of cattle. 🐮📏 _______________________________________________________

Lake Elsinore, California

Would you jump from a plane just because your brother did? Well, that’s what Elliot Shimmin (UK) decided to do. Elliot’s younger brother Harry broke the record for most backwards somersaults in a sky dive in 2017, completing 19 before he had to deploy his parachute. Not to be outdone, Elliot decided to attempt the record for most backwards somersaults in a sky dive in California, USA two years later.Funnily enough, Elliot managed 19 - exactly the same number as his brother! Inspired by the daredevil duo? Explore your own spirit of adventure this using the link in our bio 🌍 __________________________________________________

Japan

Meet Hitoshi Uchida, arguably the biggest Dragon Ball fan EVER. Hitoshi holds the Guinness World Records title for the largest collection of Dragon Ball memorabilia, with his colossal collection of 10,098 pieces. He even has an entire room dedicated to 4,000 Son Goku items! Hitoshi was a Dragon Ball fan from childhood. "I played Gacha games (a Japanese integrated video game and capsule-toy vending machine) to get my hands on Dragon Ball erasers. I always bought them and placed them in my room", he said. One of the reasons Hitoshi decided to attempt a Guinness World Records title was to meet Masako Nozawa - the voice of Son Goku. "She's helped me out throughout my life and to this day I am longing to meet her - it's my final goal in life. When I thought about how I could make that into a reality, I thought of aiming for the record." __________________________________________________

New York, New York

in 2017, talented artist Stan Munro created the Golden Gate Bridge… out of toothpicks! ⁣ ⁣ It took him over a year to build and incorporated over 100,000 toothpicks for the project. In total it measures 11.95 m (39 ft 2.5 in) long and was displayed on Destiny USA, Syracuse, New York, USA. ⁣ ⁣ Stan has a passion for making grand sculptures out of tiny things, and actually holds records for Tallest toothpick sculpture, Largest display of toothpick sculptures, and Largest Star Wards toothpick sculpture! ⁣ ⁣ ⁣

Ohio

⚠️Swipe left to make your Monday better!⚠️ Happy ! 🐕Check out these beautiful pups who broke the record for the world’s largest dog photo shoot. A total of 374 well-groomed canines gathered in Orange Village, Ohio, USA on 3 August 2019 to showcase their most paw-fect angles. It was organized by development company Pinecrest as part of their annual “Pet-A-Palooza” event, to engage members in the community. How are you celebrating with your adorable pooch? —————————————————————-

London, United Kingdom

Ten years ago today, Paul Hunn (UK) achieved the record for the loudest burp. Paul's thunderous belch has yet to be beaten 👑🗣️💨🤯 ⁣ ⁣ Paul practises his strange talent by drinking copious amounts of fizzy drinks and allowing the gas to build up in his stomach.⁣ ⁣ "Many challengers have come and gone," says Paul. "And I am not going to give up my record lightly." _____________________________________________________

United Kingdom

New record: Heaviest gooseberry. This gooseberry grown by gardener Graeme Watson (UK) weighed 64.83 grams (2.28 ounces) - a yellow variety known as "Millennium".⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ "I have been trying a long, long time. It's probably a once-in-a-lifetime gooseberry for most growers," he told the BBC. "It's the Holy Grail of gooseberry growing."⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ And his secret? "We have to keep the bushes healthy, keep pests off them, get the fertiliser requirements right. It's just paying attention to detail."⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Graeme entered his supersized gooseberry at Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show in Yorkshire, UK. The Egton Bridge Old Gooseberry Society has been in operation since 1800, making it the longest-running such organization in the world. The show's 220th edition is due to take place ‪in August 2020‬.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The is the 10th time (and 7th in a row) that Graeme has been named champion at the show.⁣ ⁣ 📷 @wilsonpaulanthony ____________________________________________________________

New York

Most expensive trainers (sneakers) sold at auction 💰👟 $437,500 (£350,395).⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Considered to be one of the most sought-after shoes in world, this pair of 1972 Nike sneakers recently sold at a Sotheby’s auctionners in New York.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The pair of Waffle Racing Flats (also known as "Moon Shoes") were owned by record holder Jordy Geller - @shoezeum - who currently holds the Guinness World Records title for the largest collection of trainers/sneakers. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The 1972 handmade running shoes were designed by Nike co-founder and legendary Oregon University track coach Bill Bowerman.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Bowerman was first inspired to create the innovative quilted-sole traction pattern found on the brand’s early running shoes by tinkering with his wife’s waffle iron and pouring rubber into the mold to create the first prototype of the sole.⁣⁣ ⁣ Check out the full story on our website. Images courtesy @sothebys 📷 @unruhjones _____________________________________________________

China

New record: Most candles extinguished by a nunchaku in one minute - 52. China's Xie Desheng snuffed out this impressive record title with pinpoint accuracy 🕯️ __________________________________________________________

Jamaica

Ten years ago today, the legendary @usainbolt achieved the fastest 100m in a blistering 9.58 seconds at the Berlin World Championships⚡️🇯🇲 _____________________________________________________

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