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Guinness World Record day marked by penguin suits, hula hoops

LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The ninth annual Guinness World Records Day Thursday included a record being set in London for the largest group of people dressed as penguins.

Vladivostok, Russia, sets record for largest living image

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, July 7 (UPI) -- Residents of Vladivostok, Russia, Sunday broke the Guinness World Record for most participants in a living image, officials said.

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World's oldest woman confirmed in Japan

OSAKA, Japan, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A Japanese woman who turns 115 next week is now the oldest person of her gender alive, the Guinness Book of World Records said Wednesday.

World's shortest man stands 21.5 inches

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A weaver from Nepal who stands 21.5 inches tall and weighs 32 pounds was named the world's shortest man Sunday by Guinness World Records.

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British cat has world's loudest purr

PITSFORD, England, May 6 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records said a British woman's 12-year-old cat has made the record book with the world's loudest purr, measured at 67.7 decibels.

World's smallest man dies at age 21

ROME, March 16 (UPI) -- He Pingping, recognized as the world's smallest man, has died in Rome from heart complications at the age of 21, authorities said.

New record: 42 kisses in 30 seconds

LONDON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A 24-year-old British woman said she has set a world record by kissing 42 men within a 30-second time limit.

Chinese man again named 'world's tallest'

LONDON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Britain's Guinness World Records says Bao Xi Shun of China has regained his title of "world's tallest man" at 7 feet, 8.95 inches.

Noted elderly engage in historic meeting

SHELBYVILLE, Ind., April 22 (UPI) -- Two of the five oldest people in the world got together in Indiana this weekend with their combined ages setting a Guinness World Record.

Mongolian man be be world's tallest

CHIFENG, Mongolia, July 9 (UPI) -- A Mongolian man may have broken the record for the world's tallest living man at 7 feet, 8.95 inches.

Live 8 concert sets text-message record

LONDON, June 13 (UPI) -- A record-breaking 2,060,285 text messages were sent in a bid get tickets for July's Live 8 concert in London, the Guinness Book of Records said Monday.
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