A key reason for Guinness World Records enduring appeal and longevity is how it has managed to move with the times.
Since it's inception 60 years ago, Guinness World Records has become a mirror to the changing world around us.
To mark the occasion, we take a look back at some of our most iconic records and how they have changed - or remained the same – in infographic form.
Since 1955, many Guinness World Records categories have been discontinued for various good reasons. Here are a few highlights.
See Aussie performance artist Chayne Hultgren aka The Space Cowboy go under the wheels of 20 motorcycles in this classic clip from 2011
Theme park's mighty spider sculpture set to terrify water slide thrillseekers in Australia
For the second year running, Guinness World Records is partnering with Brick and will be attending this year’s events in Birmingham and London.
Celebrate the 101st birthday of the world's dearest bear by discovering the largest collection of Winnie the Poo memorabilia.
Adjudicator Phillip Robertson recalls the moment the Seattle Seahawks reclaimed the record title for the loudest crowd roar.
Guinness World Records is today pleased to confirm that Japan's Yasutaro Koide (Japan) has been officially recognised as the Oldest person living (male) at the impressive age of 112 years and 161 days.
The participants got onto one of 113 double beds which were placed in rows outside the Sheraton Langfang Chaobai River Hotel.
In this week's classics video, we introduce Sweet Pea, a dog with incredible balancing skills.
An incredible display of pedal power in Thailand at the weekend saw a new record set for Most people participating in bicycle parades simultaneously (multiple venues).
Recently established as the oldest male twins alive, Pierre and Paul Langerock (Belgium) have spoken about the secret to their longevity.
A grand total of 438 superheroes swing into action at the City Recital Hall to take comic book themed record title.
This week we meet a furry feline who has reclaimed the prestigious title of the oldest cat living, after celebrating his 26th birthday.
The fast-growing popularity of eSports was further illustrated at the weekend with several milestones set at The International 2015 Dota 2 Championships in Seattle, USA, including the youngest gamer to earn more than $1million.
Watch Carlton Williams break his own record for the most push ups, in spite of obtaining a shoulder injury mid-attempt.
At an event in a Portuguese city, bobbin lace-makers achieved a world record for making the largest bobbin lace.
This week, we watch German Artjom Pusch attempt to name capital cities while flying round a roller-coaster in 2012.