Enjoy these eye-popping images of the biggest, fastest, longest, weirdest and wackiest record breakers featured in the 2014 edition of “Guinness World Records.”
The most people wearing "Cat in the Hat" hats is 726 and was achieved by Armstrong Elementary School and the Armstrong Elementary Dads Club in Dallas, Texas, on February 28, 2014.
The farthest reverse ramp jump by a car, with a distance of 89 feet 3.25 inches, was achieved by Rob Dyrdek, for ‘"Fantasy Factory" on February 13 2014.
Billy Leon (1946–79) and Benny Loyd (1946 - 2001) McCrary, alias McGuire, were normal in size until the age of six. In November 1978, Billy and Benny weighed 743 pounds and 723 pounds respectively, and each had waists measuring 84 inches.
Look out! Zollner Elektronik AG in Zandt, Germany created the world's largest walking robot. It measures 51 feet 6 inches long, 40 feet 5 inches wide and 26 feet 10 inches tall, and it was displayed in Berlin on Sept. 27, 2012.
Sometimes fashion-conscious women are in a big, big hurry. The fastest 100 meters ever run by a woman in high heels happened in just 14.531 seconds. Julia Plecher attained the record on the set of Guinness World Records in Europa Park, Rust, Germany on July 13, 2012.
Meow-WOW! The world’s largest living cat is Hercules, an adult male liger — that is, a lion and tigress hybrid. Hercules measures 131 inches long, stands 49 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs 922 pounds. He lives at Myrtle Beach Safari, a wildlife reserve in South Carolina.
Need a seat? The largest chair in the world measures 98 feet 5 inches tall and was crafted by XXXLutz together with Holzleimbauwerk Wiehag GmbH. They completed and presented the colossal creation in St. Florian, Austria on Feb. 9, 2009.
The longest beard on a woman belongs to Vivian Wheeler of the United States. Her beard measured at 10.04 inches from the follicle to the tip of hair on the set of “Lo Show Dei Record” in Milan, Italy on April 8, 2011.
So tiny! The smallest living dog (in terms of height) is a female Chihuahua named Milly, who measured just 3.8 inches tall on Feb. 21, 2013. Milly lives with owner Vanesa Semler in Dorado, Puerto Rico.
Leilani Franco is so flexible that she holds more than one world record. Her accomplishments include: a record for traveling in a backbend position for a distance of 65 feet, 7.2 inches in 10.05 seconds; a record for traveling in a contortion roll for a distance of 65 feet, 7.2 inches in 17.47 seconds; and a record for performing 25 full-body revolutions while in the chest-stand position in one minute.
Steve Sansweet has amassed an estimated 300,000 unique “Star Wars” items at Rancho Obi-Wan in Northern California. As of May 15, 2013, only 90,546 of those items had been accurately audited and catalogued — but that number was sufficient to beat the previous Guinness World Records figure by a factor of four. Sansweet estimated that the cataloguing process will take years to complete, as his collection continues to grow.
The largest rideable bicycle in the world was created by German inventor Dieter "Didi" Senft, who is known endearingly in many countries as “El Diablo.”
The smallest roadworthy car measures 25 inches high, 2 feet 1.75 inches wide and 4 feet 1.75 inches long. It was created by Austin Coulson and measured in Carrollton, Texas on Sept. 7, 2012. Pictured in the tiny vehicle is Lisa Stoll, Couslon's girlfriend.
The tallest rideable motorcycle measures 16 feet 8.78 inches tall from the ground to the top of the handlebars. Fabio Reggiani constructed the motorcycle, which was ridden over a 100-meter course at Montecchio Emilia, Italy, on March 24, 2012.
Meet KneeHi, the world’s shortest donkey! Born on Oct. 2, 2007, KneeHi is a brown jack who measured 25.29 inches to the top of the withers at Best Friends Farm in Gainesville, Fla., on July 26, 2011. A registered miniature Mediterranean donkey, KneeHi is owned by Jim and Frankie Lee and is pictured here with Misty The Horse.
The most body modifications for a married couple is ... drum roll ... 77! The record is held by Victor Hugo Peralta of Uruguay and his wife, Gabriela Peralta of Argentina, who married on Feb. 21, 2008. Their 77 modifications include 50 piercings, four microdermal implants, 11 body implants, five dental implants, four ear expanders, two ear bolts and one forked tongue.
Go Ozzy! The Border Collie/Kelpie mix achieved the record for the fastest crossing of a tightrope by a dog. He did it in just 18.22 seconds on Feb. 1, 2013 at F.A.I.T.H. Animal Rescue in Norfolk, England.
The tallest useable pogo stick is 9 feet 6.5 inches. This record was achieved by American Fred Grzybowski at the Toronto International Busker Festival on Aug. 7, 2011.