Guinness World Records 2014 - 3
All-new photography featuring record holders from the new Guinness World Records 2014 book!
The longest duration balancing a side wheelie in a manual wheelchair is 18.22 seconds and was achieved by Aaron Fotheringham (USA) on the set of 'Lo Show dei Record' in Rome, Italy.
Ambitious percussion group Drumartic (Austria) built Big Boom, a massive 5.2:1-scale, fully functional replica drum kit. It measures 6.5 m (21 ft) tall by 8 m (26 ft) wide and was presented, played and measured in Lienz, Austria, on 7 October 2012. [FACT BUBBLE:] BIG BEATS The diameters of the individual pieces are: bass drum 2.9 m (114 in); floor tom 2.11 m (83 in); rack tom 1.57 m (62 in); snare 1.85 m (73 in); hi-hat cymbals (two) 1.73 m (68 in); crash cymbal 1.98 m (78 in); ride 2.24 m (88 in).
Hard To Swallow
The most swords swallowed simultaneously is 24 and was achieved by Chayne Hultgren a.k.a The Space Cowboy (Australia) at Guoman Hotel, St Katherine's Way, London, UK.
The fastest motorized perambulator or 'pram' achieved a top speed of 53.46 mph (86.04 km/h), was built by Colin Furze (UK) and tested at Shakespeare County Raceway in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.
The pram uses a motorcycle engine and features a small platform for the driver to stand on when in motion. Colin successfully demonstrated a 'burnout' (producing smoke from the tyres by running the engine while stationary) on the drag strip before his successful attempt.
The largest rideable bicycle has a wheel diameter of 3.3 m (10 ft 9.92 in) and was built by Didi Senft (Germany) and measured at Pudagla, Germany.
The bicycle measures 7.8 m (25 ft 7.09 in) long, 3.7 m (12 ft 1.67 in) high and weighs 150 kg (330.69 lb).
Pass A Spoon?
The most spoons balanced on the body is 52 and was achieved by Eitibar Elchiev (Georgia) on the set of a CCTV Guinness World Records Special, in Beijing, China.
The most pine boards broken with a backflip kick in one minute is 7 and was achieved by Huynh Dang Khoa (Germany) on the set of ‘Rekorlar Dunyasi' in Istanbul, Turkey.