Today 289 people hit the sheets in Sydney, Australia, in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world's biggest breakfast in bed. Despite the rain, early risers made it out to Martin Place for the world record attempt, where they took a break from the morning rush to dine and socialize in beds. The world record attempt is in connection with Priceline's "I Feel Beautiful" survey that found 51 percent of women would like to get more sleep and 46 percent believe eating better is beneficial to beauty. See photos of the fun event now!
Fitness met 3D street art this week in London when the artist team of Joe and Max snagged the Guinness World Record for the largest and longest 3D street artwork. The piece is a partnership with Reebok CrossFit designed to look like passersby are hovering over snow-covered cliffs dangling over a steep waterfall.
The painting measures 12,490 square feet of London public space and required seven days to complete. For a behind-the-scenes look at the process of creating a record breaking painting check out Reebok's video after the break.
Lucky, a rescued Maltese dog, is the 2011 Guinness World Record winner for "Animal Most Photographed With Celebrities." This precious white Maltese is pictured with 363 celebrities including Bill Clinton, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Barbara Walters, Amanda Bynes, Hugh Hefner, Jessica Biel, Adrien Brody, Hugh Grant, and Kristen Stewart. Click through to see a few snapshots of Lucky held by A-listers.
All Photos Courtesy of: Wendy Diamond
Now this is big. Aevin Dugas, 36, a social worker from New Orleans, has just been named the 2012 Guinness World Record holder for largest afro, which measures four feet by four inches in circumference. While Dugas gets her hair trimmed about three times a year, it's taken her 12 years to grow it out to its current length. Though she admits her voluminous hair can cause problems now and then, she loves her hair — as she should, because she wears it beautifully.
Prince William and Kate Middleton may have won the Internet when their royal wedding garnered the most live streams for a single event, but William's grandma has them beat on the pop culture front. Queen Elizabeth II has been portrayed on screen and on stage more than any other living monarch. The Guinness Book of World Records does a good job of keeping track of two things that go well together: royals and weddings. Keep reading to find out who is the reigning record holder in categories like longest serving queen, fastest wedding chapel, and tallest married couple.
Chris "The Dutchess" Walton was recently named the Guinness World Records 2012 holder for longest set of fingernails in the world, with nails that reach over 10 feet long on her left hand and nine-and-a-half-feet long on her right hand. It's taken her 18 years to grow her impressive set, but Walton says that she'll eventually cut them. "I'll do it, but I just can't see it in my head. I'm so used to them now that they feel like a body part," she told reporters at the Guinness announcement in New York. Want to see Walton's nails in action and hear what activity she finds hardest (you'll never guess)? Then just keep reading.
Today is the second annual Social Media Day, and we're not exactly sure the proper way to celebrate. Comment on all our friends' Facebook statuses? Check in on Foursquare to every business within a block's radius of our office? Try to beat Charlie Sheen in fastest to reach 1 million Twitter followers? All right, the last one will be tricky since Charlie already holds the Guinness World Record for that statistic.
Keeper of global achievements, Guinness World Records released a list of impressive social media records in honor of today's festivities. Here are some of our favorites:
- The most likes on a Facebook page goes to Facebook itself! Over 47 million users have clicked the thumbs up button on Facebook's Facebook page. Maybe it has a slight advantage.
- The most disliked video on YouTube is Justin Bieber's "Baby" music video. Hey — that song is rather catchy! Don't worry Beliebers, the video is also the site's most viewed with over 575 million views.
- YouTube's most liked video is Judson Laipply's "Evolution of Dance," which has over 750,000 likes.
The 2011 Guinness Book of World Records: Gamers Edition recently released its list of the top 50 video game characters of all time. While the complete list is sprinkled with names like Lara Croft, Kratos, Sackboy, and Nathan Drake, the top five characters are mostly vintage staples. Which is your favorite? Check out the top five according to Guinness, and vote for your number one in this slideshow!
The 2011 Guinness Book of World Records just came out, and we got a sneak peek at some of the wild superstars inside. See if you can break a record guessing the right answers!