Hakuho's sumo record title earns Guinness recognition

Dec 25, 2015

Hakuho's sumo record title earns Guinness recognition

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho’s record sumo career has been recognized by Guinness World Records, the champion revealed Thursday on his blog. Hakuho claimed his 33rd career title in January to surpass the 32 wins amassed by Taiho, who claimed his last title in 1971 and ...

Santas hang ten by the hundreds off Cocoa Beach in Guinness quest

Dec 25, 2015

Santas hang ten by the hundreds off Cocoa Beach in Guinness quest

Hundreds of surfers dressed as Santa Claus caught the waves and celebrated on the shore in what has become an annual tradition at Florida’s Cocoa Beach. Organizers of the seventh annual Surfing Santa event say they distributed 500 wristbands Thursday for surfers who wanted ...

China city misses Guinness fried rice title because of wastage

Oct 27, 2015

China city misses Guinness fried rice title because of wastage

Guinness World Records has denied a Chinese city’s bid for the biggest serving of fried rice ever cooked, saying Yangzhou violated rules by wasting 150 kilograms of the feast. According to a posting on the record book’s Chinese microblog, organizers said 4 metric tons ...

At 122 meters, Milan expo baguette bags Guinness length record

Oct 19, 2015

At 122 meters, Milan expo baguette bags Guinness length record

A judge from Guinness World Records has certified a 122-meter-long baguette baked at the Milan Expo 2015 World’s Fair as the longest in the world. Some 60 French and Italian bakers worked nearly seven hours Sunday to bake the French bread characterized by its ...

Nagoya resident recognized as oldest living man at 112

Aug 21, 2015

Nagoya resident recognized as oldest living man at 112

Yasutaro Koide, a 112-year-old from Nagoya, was recognized Friday by the Guinness World Records as the oldest living man. “It’s too good for me. I thank you all,” Koide said from the nursing home where he lives, bowing to well-wishers including his grandchildren and ...

Veteran TV host Katsura lauded by Guinness for 45-year run

Jul 3, 2015

Veteran TV host Katsura lauded by Guinness for 45-year run

Veteran rakugo storyteller Bunshi Katsura was honored by Guinness World Records on Thursday, recognizing his popular 45-year-old TV program as the longest-running talk show in the world to be hosted by the same person. “I can’t express my feeling in words,” Katsura, 71, said ...

Hungary grandma pensioner, 87, sets simultaneous chess world record

Jun 29, 2015

Hungary grandma pensioner, 87, sets simultaneous chess world record

After decades spent playing simultaneous chess, an 87-year-old Hungarian pensioner clinched a world record Sunday, by finally overtaking a total set by 1920s Cuban grandmaster Jose Raul Capablanca. Almost 60 years since her first simultaneous games, on six boards side-by-side at a Chess Olympiad ...