It is with great sadness that Guinness World Records has learned of the death of iconic U.S. Astronaut John Glenn, who was known for admirable bravery and passion for the stars.
Whether you’ve just begun hauling your tree home, or have decked it with tinsel and ornaments, here are some of our favourite records that celebrate one of the oldest Christmas traditions.
Proud Italian Dimitri Panciera loves ice-cream so much that two scoops just isn't enough, he prefers to squeeze as many as possible on top of a cone.
To make the act of switching on the town’s Christmas tree lights even more exiting, Scandiweb constructed an elaborate Rube Goldberg for the people of Riga, Latvia.
With only 20 days until Christmas, the people of Calne in Wiltshire, UK got together to put on a festive event like no other, breaking the record for the most living figures in a nativity scene.
Guinness World Records’ most prolific record breaker Ashrita Furman and members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre celebrate their meditation teacher's birthday by attempting the record for most candles on a cake record.
Ahead of the first Victoria Bitter One Day International match between Australia and New Zealand on 4 December, Cricket Australia hosted the world’s largest cricket lesson.
Today at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, Guinness World Records presented a certificate to acclaimed physicist Brian Cox for the record most tickets sold for a science tour.
Premier League forward sets a new world record for the Highest altitude football dropped and controlled, following a successful attempt at the London club’s training ground.
Borussia Dortmund supporter Christian Kinner from Germany has secured a place in the new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition for the doing the world’s longest shout.
Ms Emma Martina Luigia Morano of Vercelli, Italy is celebrating her 117th birthday today at her home in Verbania, on the shores of Lake Maggiore, Italy.
Stratford University, Virginia (USA), has shattered the record for the Tallest cake pyramid with an incredible effort measuring over 9 ft.
The light display on the world's tallest building was the result of a successful record attempt at 'Most mechanical energy produced by pedalling on static bicycles in one hour'.
Two Malaysian magic duos have been battling it out for the Guinness World Records title most costume change illusions in one minute.
Beijing Redance League Technology Co. Ltd. organised a spectacular event in China that saw a staggering 50,085 people take part in the world's largest line dance (multiple venues).
Thirteen year old Tyler Wright from the USA is the proud owner of a head of hair that measures a whopping 25.4 cm (10 in) high, 22.9 cm (9 in) wide and 177 cm (5 ft 10 in) in circumference.
We're celebrating Black Friday with these shopping records - featuring the world's fastest shopping trolley, some incredible parking skills and a shop assistant speed challenge.
British YouTube stars “Twiinsane” have scored a place in the new Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer’s Edition after attempting a record at the GWR headquarters in London.
Here Guinness World Records shares ten of the most magical records set by J. K. Rowling's wizard franchise, Harry Potter fans and real-life beasts.
Each year in America, the ultimate food and family-oriented holiday is celebrated in November. In celebration of the event, we’ve put together our ten favorite Thanksgiving record titles that showcase the wholesome holiday.