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From the highest standing jump to the highest note whistled, there are a variety of amazing records which see incredible feats accomplished at their highest point possible. 

These record holders are pushing boundaries and taking the standard of record-breaking ever higher!

We've created an epic compilation celebrating the world's highest stuff, and below we've pulled out some of our favourite records.

Highest unassisted martial arts kick (female)

The highest unassisted martial arts kick (female) is 2.38 m (7 ft 10 in) and was achieved by Alison Johnson (USA), in McKinney, Texas, USA, on 20 April 2019.

This record was set at the 2019 Texas Hanmadang State Championship.

The male record is  2.94 m (9 ft 8 in), set by Jessie Frankson (USA) on the set of Guinness World Records; Primetime on December 21, 2000.  

Highest bungee dunk 

In November 2016, to celebrate the 12th annual Guinness World Records Day, a tea-riffic record attempt took place. 

 24-year-old Simon Berry (UK) broke the record for the highest bungee dunk ever in Berkshire, UK.

The thrill seeker jumped from a platform by the side of Bray Lake with a chocolate Hobnob in hand. 

He dunked the biscuit into a mug of tea just as the bungee rope reached full extension.

Highest note whistled 

This record was first set in 2005 and has now had six record holders.

The highest note whistled is 10,599 Hz, and was achieved by Joshua Lockard (USA) in Southlake, Texas, USA, on 1 May 2019.

Joshua wanted to prove that he was the best in the world at whistling a high note.

Highest upward basketball shot 

The highest upward basketball shot is 15.26 m (50 ft 1 in), and was achieved by "Thunder Law" of the Harlem Globetrotters in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, on 5 November 2017.

This attempt was done in celebration of Guinness World Records (GWR) Day 2017.

The Harlem Globetrotters hold a variety of basketball related records and often break records on GWR Day

The latest additions to their list of records are: 

  • Farthest behind-the-back basketball shot - 13.86 m (45 ft 6 in), achieved by Rochelle “Wham” Middleton.  
  • Highest throw and catch of a spinning basketball - 6.12 m (20 ft 1 in), achieved by Deandre “Dragon” Taylor.  
  • Most bounced basketball figure eight moves in one minute - 62, achieved by Lucius “Too Tall” Winston.

Highest wall-assisted backflip


Li Xingnan (China) achieved this record on the set of CCTV - Guinness World Records Special in Beijing.

He managed to clear an extraordinary height of 3.70 m (12.13 ft).

Once he achieved the record he was keen to have another go with an even higher bar, but his girlfriend asked him not to as she was worried about his wellbeing! 

Highest one handed jump pot of a billiard ball 

The highest one handed jump pot of a billiard ball is 50.8 cm and was achieved by Florian Kohler (France) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on 20 July 2020.

Florian is multiple Guinness World Records title holder in the field of pool trick shots and currently holds six records: 

  • Longest usable cue - 5.37 m (17 ft 7.4 in)
  • Most pool trick shots completed in 24 hours - 753
  • Most pool balls potted into the middle pocket over an obstacle in one minute - 75
  • Fastest time to jump pot 15 balls on a US table one-handed - 12.16 seconds
  • Longest duration to spin a billiard ball - 27.28 seconds

Highest jump on a pogo stick 

This record holder was literally jumping for joy during his record attempt!

Dmitry Arsenyev (Russia) is incredibly skilled with his trusty pogo stick, and on 20 November 2018 attempted the record for the highest jump on a pogo stick.

He managed to clear an incredible height of 3.40 m (11.15 ft) on the set of La Notte dei Record, in Rome, Italy.

Dmitry broke his own record of 3.37 m.

Highest jump into marshmallows 

The highest jump into marshmallows is 8.8 m (28 ft 10.75 in) and was achieved by Brent Steffensen (USA) on the set of Guinness World Records Gone Wild! in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 3 July 2012.

Over 100,000 marshmallows were in the pool.