World’s largest number of people dressed as Charlie Chaplin’s “The Tramp” gather in Switzerland
18 April 2017 | 5:11 am
Hundreds of people gather together to break the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Charlie Chaplin's "The Tramp".
30 Jul 2018
American Kathleen Baker sets new women's 100-metre backstroke record at U.S. National Championships.
9 Nov 2018
Japanese professional rope skipper Hijiki Ikuyama broke a new Guinness World Record joining others around the globe to celebrate the annual World Records Day.
17 Jun 2019
Taiwan achieves a new Guinness World Record for “the most people making sand sculptures simultaneously” when amateur artists carved 287 bottlenose dolphins in a span of 90 minutes at the Taiwanese north eastern beach town of Fulong.
2 Oct 2019
Kenenisa Bekele's spirited sprint to the finish line won the Ethiopian the Berlin Marathon. He fell short of breaking the world record set last year in Berlin by just two seconds.
4 Jan 2020
An Egyptian chef has set a new world record by using 7,260 cups full of coffee to to reproduce the famous Tutankhamun mask in the Egyptian Grand Musem in Giza.
20 Jan 2020
It's a world record almost nobody knows about, but South African Vernon Kruger is set to break it : the longest duration pole sitting in a barrel.
17 Feb 2020
Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei shattered the 5km road world record in Monaco on Sunday, shaving 27 seconds off the mark set by Kenya's Rhonex Kipruto last month.
10 Mar 2020
Thousands gathered in western France on Saturday to break the world record for the largest ever gathering of Smurfs. Around 3500 people set aside fears of the coronavirus to dress up as the characters, which come from a Belgian comic franchise centered on a fictional colony of small, blue, human-like creatures who live in mushroom-shaped houses in the forest.
4 May 2020
Hafthor Bjornsson, who played Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane in the Game of Thrones television series, claims a deadlift world record of 501 kilogrammes or 1,104 pounds.
1 Sep 2020
Sacha Jafri, a British artist, has taken over the ballroom of a luxury hotel in Dubai to produce the largest painting ever created on canvas. The 1,980-square-meter (over 21,000 square feet) artwork will be cut into separate panels, which the painter is auctioning off in the hope of raising $30 million for charity.
18 Jan 2021
Chinonso Eche from Nigeria set a world record for the most consecutive soccer ball touches in one minute while balancing a second ball on his head. The 12-year-old who has become an online sensation says he is planning to take his skills global when he grows up.
7 Mar 2021
Czech freediver David Vencl swims 80 metres beneath ice on February 23 2021 breaking the world record by braving freezing water in a lake at a former quarry in the village of Lahost, near the city of Teplice.
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A wave of protests swept across Iran as people went online to express their opposition to the death penalty given to three young Iranians for taking part in demonstrations last year.
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