Celebrating 60 Years

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Tallest Man

We look back over the years at the tallest man, from Robert Wadlow (tallest man ever at 8ft 11.1in) to Sultan Kosen (tallest living man at 8ft 3in). Archive footage, interviews with medical experts, celebrities and our very own editor explain how this category is one of our most iconic. We also talk to school children who give their take on the challenges faced with being the tallest man in the world.

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Tallest Dog

Guinness World Records celebrates the world’s tallest dogs. Hear commentary on Zeus, the tallest dog ever at 44in, and watch his owners fill us in on life with a record breaking pet. Interviews with animal and veterinary specialists give insight into the nature of the Great Dane and what makes this iconic animal so special.

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Fastest 100 meters run

How fast can you fun 100m? See how the fastest people on earth have pushed this record to the limit of human endurance, with Usain Bolt achieving an eye-watering 9.58 seconds. We chat to Lord Sebastian Coe and Linford Christie OBE, on what it takes to be the fastest in the world.

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Longest Fingernails

As one of Guinness World Records most talked about titles, longest fingernails goes under the microscope! From Melvin Boothe, with the longest fingernails ever (male) to Lee Redmond, holder of the record for the longest fingernails ever (female), we find out just how you go about your daily life with the longest fingernails in the world and what it takes to break this iconic record.

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Fastest Landspeed

One of the most converted world record titles, fastest landspeed, is as thrilling as it is challenging. We interview Andy Green, OBE, the current land speed record holder, and Richard Noble, OBE, land speed record holder 1983-1997, on what it takes to reach a cool 763.035 mph.

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Highest Shallow Dive

Professor Splash (aka Darren Taylor) takes the plunge and executes the highest shallow dive from 11.56m (37ft 11in) into just 12 inches of water! We take a look behind the scenes at the man behind the record, with interviews from the Guinness World Records Adjudicator and Commonwealth gold medallist diver, Chris Mears.

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Oldest Person Living

We look back at the oldest living person and explore the science behind old age. What makes some people live longer than others? And is it likely that anyone will beat the current record from Jeanne Louise Calment of 122 years and 164 days? Experts give us their take on the future of this record, and what makes humans live to a ripe old age.

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Highest Mountain

Much has been written about the highest mountain on Earth, Mount Everest at 8,848m (29,029 ft). We take a look at the expeditions to climb it and the iconic photography that made our first edition. Speaking to adventure enthusiast, Ranulph Fiennes and other incredible record breakers like Apa Sherpa we peel back the façade of a mountain that has been intriguing man for centuries.

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Tallest Building

The tallest building is a record that is hot property, with countries keen to compete for the latest record. We speak to the Lead Engineer of the Burj Khalifa (at 828m / 2,716ft 6in tall) to discover more about the architecture behind the world’s tallest building and discover what it’s like to work in a building that sits above the clouds…

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Best Selling Album

From the world of popular music, we profile the Guinness World Records title for the best-selling album. We speak to industry experts and mega fans to find out why this particular Michael Jackson record flew off the shelves, selling over 65 million copies, and how it’s still as popular as ever. The final result is set to be a Thriller…

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Shortest Person

We look back at the history of the shortest person with interviews from experts as well as the Guinness World Records adjudicators who met them. From Chandra Dangi (current world’s shortest man, living) at 54.6cm (21.5 in) and Jyoti Amge (current world’s shortest woman, living) at 62.8cm (24.7 in) we explore how this flagship record, in one of our most loved categories, has evolved.

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First Trans-Atlantic Crossing in a Hot Air Balloon

Sir Richard Branson and Per Lindstrand talk to Guinness World Records about their epic achievement to be the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a hot air balloon from July 2nd to July 3rd, 1987. We hear the trials and tribulations from their journey into the record books.

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First Sub-Four-Minute Mile

As one of the iconic achievements in human endurance, Sir Roger Bannister grants us an insight into just what it felt like to be the first person to break the sub-four-minute mile on 6 May 1954 in 3 minutes 59.4 seconds. Lord Sebastian Coe provides additional commentary.

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