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Oregon Mom Has Donated a Staggering Amount of Breast Milk

Elisabeth Anderson-Sierra decided to put an unusual lactation disorder to good use

(Newser) - A mother of three kids usually has her hands full, and 35-year-old Elisabeth Anderson-Sierra is no exception. But as the Guinness World Record holder for largest breast milk donation, she also spends much of her time attached to a breast pump. Based in Aloha, Oregon, Anderson-Sierra donated an astounding 1,...

Oldest Verified Dog Ever Turns 31
This Dog Just Turned 31

This Dog Just Turned 31

Bobi of Portugal is the oldest dog ever, according to Guinness World Records

(Newser) - Seeing a dog reach 21 years is remarkable. In Portugal, a dog named Bobi has just turned thirty-one, reports UPI . In fact, Bobi currently holds two Guinness World Records —oldest living dog (which he earned earlier this year, per Smithsonian ) and, more impressively, oldest dog ever. Bobi's...

He Managed to Swim for 6 Hours—in Handcuffs

Shehab Allam made it 7.238 miles, set world record

(Newser) - There are Guinness records that are zany , those that are inspiring , and some that are dangerous . Shehab Allam's feat falls in the last category. The 31-year-old Egyptian swimmer has managed to break the record for distance swimming while wearing handcuffs, at 7.238 miles. Per Guinness , it took him...

91-Year-Old Is Oldest Person to Cross Grand Canyon

He's the oldest person to cross it rim-to-rim on foot, which he did in 5 days

(Newser) - The latest evidence that age ain't nothin' but a number: John Jepkema has been honored for crossing the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim on foot when he was 91 years old, becoming the oldest person ever to do so. The Colorado man, whose 2019 feat was recently acknowledged by Guinness World...

Guy Scores a Disneyland Record 8 Years in the Making

Even little kids might get sick of happiest place on Earth after 2,995 days in a row

(Newser) - You know how sometimes some guy wins the Super Bowl and screams, "I'm going to Disneyland!" Well, sometimes some guy finds himself out of a job and with some time and an annual pass to Disneyland on his hands, so he just starts going. Every day. It...

Accountant Holds One of the Weirdest World Records

Italy's Michele Santelia has typed 81 books backward

(Newser) - An Italian accountant has become famous in a small-scale way for the books he types. To be clear, Michele Santelia is not the author of these books. He retypes the works of others, usually famous works in history. But as Lit Hub notes, it's the way he does so...

You Won't Find Stranger World Records Than These

UPI rounds up the weirdest Guinness World Records achievements of 2022

(Newser) - It's that time of the year when we look back fondly (and not so fondly) at the best and worst of what went down over the past 12 months. The only guarantees we had going into 2022 were death, taxes, and a new set of achievements recognized by Guinness...

US Woman Breaks Underpants World Record
US Woman Breaks
Underpants World Record

US Woman Breaks Underpants World Record

Rachael Schmitt pulled on 19 pairs in 30 seconds

(Newser) - Rachael Schmitt, an American woman studying in Ireland, is now the holder of one of the more unusual Guinness World Records. The Trinity College student pulled on 19 pairs of underpants in 30 seconds, breaking the record of 17 in 30 seconds held by Japan's Toshiaki Kasuga, UPI reports....

No Creature Walking the Earth Is Older Than This Tortoise

St. Helena's Jonathan, the oldest giant tortoise ever recorded, is at least 190 years old

(Newser) - A three-day birthday bash may seem excessive, but it's not every day you turn 190. Jonathan the giant tortoise , the oldest known living land animal, will celebrate that milestone this weekend at his home on the South Atlantic island of St. Helena. Believed to have hatched in the Seychelles...

Guy Eats 10 of the World's Hottest Peppers in 33 Seconds

Guinness World Record holder Gregory Foster admits a passion for pain

(Newser) - It took just 33.15 seconds for Gregory Foster to eat 10 of the hottest peppers in the world. The pain lasted much longer—though not nearly as long as his new Guinness World Record will stand. The hot sauce maker from San Diego actually nabbed the latest of several...

World's Oldest Dog Dies After Life Full of Love, Country Music

Toy fox terrier Pebbles was 22

(Newser) - Pebbles, a toy fox terrier certified as the oldest living dog in May this year, has died at the age of 22—the equivalent of more than 120 years of age for a human, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association 's calculations. According to an Instagram post from...

Watch These Slackliners Set a Heart-Stopping Record

Daredevils Rafael Bridi, Alexander Schulz made longest walk over active volcano in early pandemic

(Newser) - If walking over an active volcano via slackline is on your bucket list, you might look to Brazilian daredevil Rafael Bridi for guidance. Per UPI, Bridi and fellow slacklining enthusiast Alexander Schulz of Germany set a Guinness World Record for "longest slackline walk over an active volcano," which...

846 Pounds of Pumpkin, 38 Miles of River

Duane Hansen of Nebraska awaits his place in the Guinness World Record books

(Newser) - The powers-that-be behind the Guinness World Records have been alerted—a Nebraska man paddled 38 miles down the Missouri River in a giant pumpkin. If Saturday's feat by Duane Hansen is confirmed, he will take his place in the record book as the person who completed "the longest...

Italian Duo Breaks Record for Fastest Tire Change
It's a Tire Change Unlike
Any You've Seen
in case you missed it

It's a Tire Change Unlike Any You've Seen

Duo set record for swapping out a pair of tires while the car is moving

(Newser) - It’s certainly useful to know how to change a tire, and it can’t hurt to know how to drive on two wheels for a sustained period, but it’s hard to think of a scenario in which it would be useful to do both simultaneously. Of course, practicality...

He Broke a Bungee-Jump Record Shockingly Fast

Francois-Marie Dibon hit 431 jumps with nearly half-a-day to go

(Newser) - In 2017, Mike Heard of New Zealand set a world record for most bungee jumps over 24 hours with an impressive 430. Now, a Frenchman has made that hair-raising stunt look rather mild, topping Heard's record in just over 12 hours. After a 50-minute rest, 44-year-old Francois-Marie Dibon went...

Guinness Confirms Paper Airplane Record

It soared more than 252 feet

(Newser) - When you're trying to throw a paper airplane farther than any paper airplane has gone before, paper matters. Conqueror CX22 100gsm, described by USA Today as one of the stiffest out there, was what three men used to make a paper airplane that Guinness World Records has confirmed went...

This Is the Largest Wave Ever Surfed by a Human

It measured 86 feet in height, and Sebastian Steudtner rode it

(Newser) - The wave that surfer Sebastian Steudtner rode in October 2020 has been confirmed as the beast it appeared to be. Guinness World Records on Tuesday announced the 36-year-old German did indeed break the record for riding the largest wave when he rode an 86-footer off Portugal. The Washington Post reports...

This Is 5 M&Ms in a Stack. It's Also a New World Record
Stack of 7 M&Ms
Takes the Cake

Stack of 7 M&Ms Takes the Cake

Master balancer Ibrahim Sadeq of Iraq is latest to claim the world record

(Newser) - Update: Will Cutbill had just eight and a half months to enjoy his Guinness World Record for the Tallest Stack of M&Ms at five. The Brit's achievement on Jan. 31, 2021 was the first of three times the world record would be broken in a 15-month span, per...

World Record for Slackline Walk Was 'Total Serendipity Moment'

Rafael Zugno Bridi crossed 59-foot line between 2 hot-air balloons 1.2 miles above Brazil

(Newser) - Guinness World Records has officially recognized the highest slackline walk, at more than twice the height of the world's tallest building. Brazilian daredevil Rafael Zugno Bridi claimed the record after crossing a 59-foot slackline suspended between two hot-air balloons some 6,236 feet, or nearly 1.2 miles, above...

This Guy Has Spent 84 Years at the (Same) Office

Centenarian Walter Orthmann has broken a Guinness World Record

(Newser) - A man in Brazil has just broken his own Guinness World Record for the longest stint at one company. And after 84 years, Walter Orthmann is still excited to get up and go to the office. He's a 100-year-old sales manager at textile company ReneauxView, which was called Industrias...

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