GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS
9-foot joystick earns spot in ‘Guinness World Records 2022′ book
Record joystick: Mary Flanagan's 9-foot replica of a 1980s-style video joystick now has an entry in the Guinness World Records 2022 book. (Robert Gill/Dartmouth College)HANOVER, N.H. — It is a dream piece for a retro video gamer -- a 9-foot joystick modeled in the classic style of Atari games of the 1980s. The joystick is nearly 14 times the size of an original Atari 2600 controller and weighs 3,000 pounds, according to Guinness. The original CX40 Atari controller measures 5 inches tall, according to the website. Flanagan created the giant controller in 2006 to celebrate her childhood experience of “maniacally” playing Atari 2600 video games, Dartmouth said in its release.wftv.com
Tony Bennett’s latest record sets Guinness mark
The good life keeps getting better for Tony Bennett. >> Read more trending newsThe legendary crooner’s latest record put him in the record books. Bennett is now the oldest person to release an album of new material, according to Guinness World Records. The wisdom of all his years,” Lady Gaga said in a video released by Interscope Records announcing the record. 1 on the U.S. album chart with a newly recorded album for “Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek.”for “Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek.” Longest time between UK top 20 albums : 39 years.wftv.com
Blue Origin's first crewed launch breaks four Guinness World Records
Blue Origin’s July launch of its New Shepard rocket broke four Guinness World Records, including the oldest and youngest person to fly to space; the first siblings in space at the same time and the first suborbital spacecraft to carry paying customers.space.com
107-year-old Japanese sisters named world’s oldest identical twins
Japanese sisters certified as world’s oldest twins at 107 This combination of two undated photos released by Guinness World Records on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, show sisters Umeno Sumiyama, left, and Koume Kodama at separate nursing homes in Shodoshima island, left, and Oita prefecture, Japan. (Guinness World Records via AP)TOKYO — Two twin sisters from Japan have officially made it into the record books. >> Read more trending newsAccording to The Associated Press, Guinness World Records announced Monday that Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama, born Nov. 5, 1913, on Shodo Island, are the oldest living identical twins in the world, as well as the oldest ever. Congratulations to 107-year-old sisters Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama from Japan who have been confirmed as world’s... Posted by Guinness World Records on Tuesday, September 21, 2021The twins, who live in separate nursing homes, said their childhood was like a television drama, Guinness said in a news release. After the pair reached age 70, they saw each other more often and went on Buddhist pilgrimages together, Guinness reported.wftv.com
Australian man sets world mark, holds abdominal plank for 9.5 hours
A 28-year-old Australian man held the plank for more than nine hours, setting a world record. >> Read more trending newsDaniel Scali stretched out on an abdominal plank for 9 hours, 30 minutes, 1 second last month, CNN reported. The world record for a male, set on Aug. 6 in Adelaide, Australia, was verified by Guinness World Records. “I’d only really ask my coach ... to see how far are we in,” Scali told CBC Radio. “My first plank was in November 2020 and that was for two minutes,” Scali told CNN.wftv.com
Ring with more than 12,000 diamonds sets Guinness World Record
There’s a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of diamonds on a single ring: it’s 12,638. It breaks the previous record by nearly 5,000 diamonds. Harshit Bansal, founder of Renani Jewels in Meerut, India, set the new record with this impressive design on Dec. 21. Guinness World Records says all the diamonds are conflict-free. Two years later, his company completed the ring design.
This teen has the longest legs in the world for a female
CEDAR PARK, Texas – A towering Texas teen is walking tall after breaking two world records. Maci Currin, 17, has claimed the title for longest legs for a female and a teenager. The teen towers above her family at 6 feet, 10 inches tall. Her legs measure 53 inches, 60% of her total height. [TRENDING: Woman stranded from home for 8 months | Video shows mountain lion stalking hiker | Moon rules: Must come in peace]Currin says she wants to become the world’s tallest model so she can inspire other tall women to embrace their bodies.
UK man tries to break record: Fastest time to visit all NFL stadiums
A man from London, England is trying to watch a game at every NFL stadium in 84 days to break the Guinness World Record. He's spending much of this season in the United States, traveling from city to city to watch a full game in every NFL stadium. Currently, the record to watch a complete game in all NFL stadiums is 86 days, 10 hours, and 25 minutes. Barnor said he wanted to visit some stadiums and decided he wanted to go to every NFL stadium in his lifetime. After the game, Barnor said he loved the old bleacher seats that gave the stadium an old school feel.
Welsh town Harlech claims world's steepest street
The seaside town of Harlech in Wales is now home to the world's steepest street, Guinness World Records has ruled. That means for every 2.67(CNN) - The seaside town of Harlech in Wales is now home to the world's steepest street, Guinness World Records has ruled, knocking a New Zealand road off the top spot after more than a decade. The record is measured based on the steepest 10-meter section of the road, according to Guinness World Records. The title of steepest street is just another accolade that Harlech, already a UNESCO World Heritage site, can add to its collection. The World Atlas gives the accolade to Canton Avenue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but it is the Guinness World Record that is the most sought after.
Tokyo turns to commuters to avoid Olympic traffic nightmare
(CNN) - More than half a million people in Tokyo are being asked to work from home as part of a trial scheme aimed at tackling transport congestion ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in the city. Over 20 million people use public transport in the greater Tokyo area every day, and it is feared the arrival of more than 600,000 people visitors to the Olympic and Paralympic Games will overload the city's notoriously strained system. Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is hoping that more than 600,000 workers from 3,000 companies will take part in the trial. Home to nearly 38 million people, Greater Tokyo is the most populated metropolitan area on Earth. 63,000 people took part in the first trial in 2017, with the number jumping to 300,000 people from 1,682 organisations in 2018, METI confirmed.
The art of pizza boxes
Most people, after enjoying their pizza, throw their box away. Not Scott Wiener - he's collected hundreds of pizza boxes from around the world. According to Guinness World Records, Wiener has the largest such collection in the world. Serena Altschul takes a delectable look at the surprisingly varied art of the pizza box. Originally broadcast February 1, 2015.cbsnews.com
The art of pizza boxes
The art of pizza boxes Most people, after enjoying their pizza, throw their box away. Not Scott Wiener - he's collected hundreds of pizza boxes from around the world. According to Guinness World Records, Wiener has the largest such collection in the world. Serena Altschul takes a delectable look at the surprisingly varied art of the pizza box.cbsnews.com