People around the globe can now learn about incredible records using their Amazon Alexa by simply asking "Alexa, what is the record of the day?".

To be able to do this, the Guinness World Records skill needs to be enabled first by saying "Alexa, enable Guinness World Records".

They'll hear one of hundreds of remarkable feats from the global authority on record-breaking achievements, including the highest tightrope crossing by bicycle, achieved by Nik Wallenda from a height of 238 feet.

Once Alexa has searched through the archives and provided a snapshot from record-breaking history, people can find out more by simply by answering "yes" when Alexa asks, "Do you want me to pick something else?".

The Guinness World Records offering is the latest development in Alexa’s skillset to enhance the customer experience. 

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"It’s really exciting to see the Guinness World Records skill come to life on Alexa," said Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief at Guinness World Records. 

"There are hundreds of record-breaking facts waiting to be shared so we hope that households enjoy fuelling their knowledge and learning about these incredible achievements."

"You never know, it may even inspire a few people to have a go at earning their own place in the Guinness World Records book one day!"

Here are some of the latest and greatest records you can discover when using the Guinness World Records Alexa Skill:

• The fastest football kick is 129 km/h (80.1 mph) achieved by Francisco Javier Galan Màrin (Spain) at the studios of El Show de los Récords, Madrid, Spain on 29 October 2001.

• The largest gingerbread village consists of 1,251 buildings and was constructed by Jon Lovitch (USA) and displayed at the New York Hall of Science in Corona, New York, USA, on 6 January 2017.

• The greatest absolute distance flown in a wingsuit is 32.094 km (19.94 mi) and was achieved by Kyle Lobpries (USA) in Davis, California on 30 May 2016.

• The longest carrot measures 6.245 m (20 ft 5.86 in) and was grown by Joe Atherton (UK), as verified at the UK National Giant Vegetables Championship in Malvern, UK, on 23 September 2016.

"We’re thrilled that Alexa can now share information from the exciting world of Guinness World Records and tell customers fun facts each day. As shown by these world record breakers, there are amazing feats for customers to discover," - Dennis Stansbury, Alexa UK & Ireland Country Manager

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