Continuing our month-by-month look back over the past year of fantastic record-breaking feats, Guinness World Records celebrated a landmark of its own when it turned 60 years old in August - the same month we witnessed a British man complete 2,220 push ups in just 60 minutes, a German man celebrate his birthday for two days, and singer Ed Sheeran receive a certificate for his chart achievement...
In August Guinness World Records released some incredible videos of recently successful record attempts, one of the most spectacular being the Largest water jet pack flight formation, achieved in Cavalaire sur mer in the South of France.
The choreographed attempt saw a group of 58 people rise out of the sea as part of Breitling Flyboard Family event.
We then showed you super-fit 50 year old Carlton Williams (Wales, UK) break his own record for the Most push ups in one hour, smashing 2,220 complete reps at a gym in Margaret River, Australia.
The Woodstock Festival Poland (or Przystanek Woodstock, in Polish) concluded in a colourfully record-breaking style when 497 people earned the title Most bodies painted in Kostrzyn nad Odrą, having broken the total of 398 that was achieved by festival-goers last year.
Guinness World Records adjudicator Louise Toms was on hand to count the participants and check that each person was covered head to toe in body paint, before taking to the main stage to announce the successful attempt and present an official certificate in front of a crowd of 230,000 cheering people.
Continuing what had already been an amazing year for longevity achievements, Belgian twins Pierre and Paul Langerock (b. 1913) celebrated their 102nd birthday in July, and in August Guinness World Records was thrilled to confirm that they are in fact the Oldest living twins (male) in the world.
The pair remain best friends to this day and currently share a room in a retirement home near Ghent in Belgium – unmarried because they always disapproved on each other’s potential partners.
In addition to this, we announced a new Oldest man living when Japan’s Yasutaro Koide turned an impressive 112 years old, who (like the twins) is doing extremely well for his age.
Yasutaro was born in 1903 – the year that the Wright Brothers created the first ever successful airplane, and the year the debut Tour de France cycling race took place.
British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran’s hit single “Thinking Out Loud” earned him a title and a spot in Guinness World Records 2016 when it took 19 weeks to reach the top of the UK’s Official Singles Chart.
The ballad had the Longest climb to No.1 on the UK singles chart ever after it debuted at No.26 on 5 July 2014 – evidence of the star’s enduring and increasing popularity in the music world.
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Sven Hagemeier celebrated his 26th birthday on 5 August and refused to let it end for almost two days.
Over the course of 46 hours, Sven – who always wanted to set a world record – flew from Auckland (New Zealand), to Brisbane (Australia) and then to Honolulu (Hawaii), in a successful attempt to have the Longest birthday ever by crossing between time zones.
Later that week a completely different kind of record was set when a Pakistani teenager called Sumail Hassan Syed became the Youngest gamer to earn $1 million in eSports winnings at the International 2015 Dota 2 Championships in Seattle, USA – an exciting videogame tournament that saw five record titles achieved in total.
Sumail (pictured below, far right alongside his teammates, the overall winners of the competition) moved to Illinois, USA in 2014 to pursue his career in gaming.
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A huge Subaru car festival called SubaFest returned to Russia this August and lined up a record for the Largest parade of Subaru cars at the Moscow Raceway autodrome.
The huge procession lasted 2.5 hours but the car manufacturer - and hundreds of Subaru owners - finally broke the record, with Guinness World Records adjudicator Glen Pollard saying: “You proved together than you can achieve very much. So today, I declare that you are Officially Amazing.”
Then, on 27 August, it was Guinness World Records 60th anniversary, as the first ever book was published in 1955.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday talked about the records that no longer exist in 2015, as well as the current record categories that did not exist in 1955.
For example, we no longer monitor heaviest pets (so as to deter people from over-feeding them) and we now monitor social media records – showing how Guinness World Records has moved with the changing times.
Watch the full 2015 video round up in the player below