Amazing record-breakers of Guiness World Records 2020 unveiled!

Gujarat’s Nilanshi Patel recently entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the ‘longest hair on a teenager’.

Sydney, Australia (September 5, 2019): Guinness World Records is ringing in a new decade of amazing feats throughout the globe with today’s release of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2020, providing a sneak peek at some of the incredible record-breakers featured.  

Celebrating the latest record-breaking achievements, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2020 includes thousands of new record titles and holders that will educate and entertain curious readers of all ages across topics such as the classics”“ amazing animals, jaw-dropping geography and spectacular sporting achievements ”“ to the cutting-edge ”“ including streaming, viral sports, robots, and artificial intelligence.  

Revealed today, meet some of the newest record-breakers pushing the boundaries of what’s possible: 

Largest table tennis / ping pong bat This functional bat, which is nearly 20 times the size of a standard ping pong bat, measures at 3.53 m (11 ft 7.8 in) tall and 2.02 m (6 ft 7.8 in) wide and was created by Rise Brands at Pins Mechanical Company in the USA. The rules of the International Table Tennis Federation state that rackets can be “of any size” ”“ so it can be used in any competition! 

Shortest living horse (male) Bombel of Poland galloped his way into history measuring in at 56.7 cm (22.36 in) to the withers. You can find Bombel bringing smiles to patients at the local children’s hospital as he has a big and friendly personality and loves to be around people.  

Longest hair on a teenager After receiving a bad haircut at age of 6, 16-year-old Nilanshi Patel (India), also known as Rapunzel, took her hairstyle into her own hands- growing her hair to an incredible 170.5 cm (5 ft 7 in). Though takes a half an hour to dry and one hour to comb, Nilanshi sees her lengthy hair as a lucky charm and now a victory with her Guinness World Records title, with no plans to cut it soon.  

Most drumbeats in a minute using drumsticks (prosthetic arm) At 2,400 drumbeats in one minute, Jason Barnes and his prosthetic arm created by Gil Weinberg of the Georgia Institute of Technology both USA-based, brought the ability for him to use his wrist and fingers again, as well as a Guinness World Records title. Jason, an amputee drummer, wears an electromyographic band that senses muscle activity from his forearm. The prosthetic arm is then triggered by the muscle sensor to start drumming. 

Largest humanoid vehicle Initially planning to build a robot that could comfortable seat one operator, Japanese robotics company, Sakakibara Kikai Co., Ltd., went even higher, creating their larger than life robot, Mononofu, at 8.46 m (27 ft 9 in) in height, 4.27 m (14 ft) in length, and 4 m (13 ft 1 in) in width. Operated by one driver in the cockpit, Mononofu’s arms and hands, as well as legs, can be moved, and can exit their large warehouse!  
Most Victory Royales in Fortnite using a QuadStick mouth-operated joystick
As of March 26, 2019, PC gamer and streamer “RockyNoHands,” aka Rocky Stoutenburgh, of the USA had fought his way to 509 Victory Royales in Fortnite Battle Royale (Epic, 2017) using a QuadStick mouth-operated joystick.  After injuring himself in a serious fall, Rocky was paralyzed from the neck down. Despite his quadriplegia, he was able to train himself over many years to play games using just his mouth.  

Other record-breakers unveiled today include:
· Most tricks performed by a pig in one minute– 13 by Joy the pig with her handler Dawn Bleeker (both USA)
· The greatest variety of cheese on a pizza – 154 by Johnny di Francesco (Australia) at ”˜400 Gradi’ restaurant, Melbourne, Australia
· Highest altitude kayaking – 5,707 m (18,723 ft) by Daniel Bull (Australia) at Ojos del Salado, Atacama Desert, Chile
· Fastest time to pull a tank over 10 metres – 36.65 seconds by Eddie Williams (Australia) 
· Longest line of pancakes – 110.85 m (363.68 feet) by Nutella Australia (Australia) 

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