From vegan cake to hula hoops, fresh Guinness records set worldwide

From vegan cake to hula hoops, fresh Guinness records set worldwide

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The fastest, the biggest, the highest … records are being smashed across the planet as thousands of people take part in Guinness World Records Day.

The event, now in its 13th year, has seen new records set in gymnastics, cup stacking, baking, basketball, and human flight, with hundreds sharing details of their attempts on social media.


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Richard Browning, founder and chief test pilot of the British firm Gravity Industries, broke the record for the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet-engine-powered suit, reaching 32.02mph (51.53 kilometres an hour) in his kerosene-fuelled Iron Man exoskeleton.

Richard Browning breals the record for the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet-engine-powered suit

Chinese contortionist Liu Teng smashed the record for the fastest time to travel 20 metres in a contortion roll in front of a crowd in Nuojin hotel in Beijing, rolling to the title in just 15.54 seconds.

Chinese contortionist Liu Teng breaks record for the fastest time to travel 20 metres in a contortion roll

Brothers Fabio and Giuliano Anastasini of the Big Apple circus in New York recorded the most Risley flips in 30 seconds at the Lincoln Center in Manhattan, gyrating to victory with 32 full rotations.

GuinnessWorldRecords
(@GWR)

Fabio & Giuliano Anastasini from @bigapplecircus achieved this dizzying Risley flips record in New York 😵 https://t.co/w4VAyHdkd0 #GWRday pic.twitter.com/8Xe52Xx4WV


November 9, 2017

In Japan, Yuya Yamada, AKA “Hoop Man Yu-Ya”, broke the record for the largest hula hoops spun with a hoop measuring 5.14 metres (16.86ft).

Yuya Yamada breaks the record for the largest hula hoop to be spun

In Stockholm, the record for the largest vegan cake was broken by Swedish YouTube star Therese Lindgren and her friends in a vegetarian school, weighing 462.4kg (1,019lb 6 oz) when completed.

Watch the largest vegan cake being assembled in Stockholm by Therese Lindgren and her friends

The Harlem Globetrotters added another basketball title to their name, smashing the record for the highest upward basketball shot in Salt Lake City, Utah. Thunder Law achieved a height of 15.26 metres with the historic throw.

Harlem Globetrotters
(@Globies)

.@CoreyLaw is taking our trick shots to new heights! NEW @GWR! #GWRday pic.twitter.com/X1bAFiJeZF


November 9, 2017



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