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  • Shortest living domestic cat (height)

    The shortest cat is Lilieput, a nine-year-old female munchkin cat, who measured 13.34 cm (5.25 in) from the floor to the shoulders on 19 July 2013, and is owned by Christel Young (USA) of Napa, Cal...

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  • Oldest person ever

    The greatest fully authenticated age to which any human has ever lived is 122 years 164 days by Jeanne Louise Calment (France). Born on 21 February 1875 to Nicolas (1837 - 1931) and Marguerite (neé...

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  • Largest collection of videogame memorabilia

    In 1989, eight-year-old Brett Martin’s (USA) parents gave him a 4-cm (1.6-in) Mario holding a mushroom. As of October 2012, Brett has amassed a treasure trove of 8,030 items, many of which you can ...

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  • Shortest man - living (mobile)

    The shortest living man is Chandra Bahadur Dangi (Nepal) who measures 54.6 cm (21.5 in) tall as verified at CIWEC Clinic Travel Medicine Center in Lainchaur, Kathmandu, Nepal on 26 February 2012.At...

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  • Smallest motorcycle

    Tom Wiberg (Sweden) built a motorcycle with a front wheel diameter of 16 mm (0.62 in) and a rear wheel diameter of 22 mm (0.86 in), and rode it for more than 10 m (32.8 ft) in Hökerum, Sweden in 20...

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  • Oldest gymnast

    The oldest gymnast is Johanna Quaas (b. 20 November 1925, Germany) who, at the age of 86 years, was still a regular competitor in the amateur competition Landes-Seniorenspiele, staged in Saxony, Ge...

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  • Longest basketball shot

    The longest successful basketball shot measured 33.45 m (109 ft 9 in) by Thunder Law (USA) of the Harlem Globetrotters, at US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, on 11 November 2013.

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  • Highest score on Donkey Kong

    On 9 November 2012, Hank Chien (USA) beat his own world record once again by achieving the highest score on Donkey Kong (Nintendo, 1981), with a total of 1,138,600 points.

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  • Largest walking robot

    The largest walking robot measures 15.72 m (51 ft 6 in) in length, 12.33 m (40 ft 5 in) in width, and 8.20 m (26 ft 10 in) in height. It was created by Zollner Elektronik AG (Germany) in Zandt, Ger...

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  • Shortest woman - living (mobile)

    The shortest woman living (mobile) is Jyoti Amge (India, born 16 Dec 1993), who measured 62.8 cm (24.7 in) in Nagpur, India, on 16 December 2011.

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