5.6-pound avocado sets new world record
The Pokini family from Hawaii landed themselves in the Guinness Book of World Records after growing an avocado weighing 5.6 pounds, setting a record for the world's heaviest. The previous record was held by 5.5-pound avocado, according to Guinness, and was grown by Felicidad Pasalo in Hilo, Hawaii, in January 2018. Juliane Pokini told CNN the family got the seed from her brother-in-law, Dickie Marciel, who had taken it from his parents' avocado tree in Kailua, Oahu. "This avo was about the size of my 12-year-old son's head," Pokini told CNN affiliate KGMB. The Pokini family isn't stopping at their new world record.
Teen Breaks Guinness World Record With Her Super-Long Hair
A bad haircut led a 16-year-old to break a Guinness World Record for longest hair on a teenager. Its now 5 feet, 7 inches, the longest hair on a teen in the world. Patel doesnt mind the inconvenience, though, and her hair earned her the title in the newest 2020 edition of the Guinness World Records book. She calls her hair her lucky charm and says she has no plans to get rid of it. RELATED STORIESLongest Feather Boa Makes Guinness Book of World RecordsWoman Attempts to Set Guinness World Record by Paddleboarding From Cuba to FloridaSandra Bullock, Robert Downey Jr. Named Highest-Paid Actors By Guinness World Records
Guinness celebrates 60 years of marking world records
The first Guinness Book of World Records was created 60 years ago today and has prevented many pub arguments from becoming a bar room brawl. What started as a bit of harmless promotion for the brewery has become one of the best-selling books of all time. Debora Patta reports.cbsnews.com