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Guinness World Record's Tallest Dog. ©Reuters
Zeus, tallest dog in the world, has died

Zeus, the Great Dane who in 2012 earned the Guinness World Record as tallest dog in the world, has died at age five.

Zeus, tallest dog in the world, has died
Alexander Imich. ©Reuters
World's oldest man dies in New York

The world's oldest man, a 111-year-old US immigrant from Poland, has died at a New York home for the elderly, the Guinness Book of World Records said.

World's oldest man dies in New York
Maria Mudryak. Photo from singer's personal archives
Guinness book girl Maria Mudryak performs Mozart's lead role in Italy

Kazakhstani singer Maria Mudryak performed the lead role in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at The Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa.

Guinness book girl Maria Mudryak performs Mozart's lead role in Italy
Misao Okawa. ©Reuters/Kyodo
World's oldest woman turns 116 in Japan

The world's oldest woman was celebrating her 116th birthday on Wednesday in a Japanese nursing home with a cake and candles.

World's oldest woman turns 116 in Japan
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Venezuelan region wins Guinness record for lightning

It turns out there is a Guinness record for the place with the most lightning, and an area of Venezuela with 20,000 flashes of it per hour has won.

Venezuelan region wins Guinness record for lightning
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British teen claims new South Pole trek record

A 16-year-old British schoolboy on Saturday became the youngest person ever to trek to the South Pole.

British teen claims new South Pole trek record
Amirbai Ryskulov. Photo courtesy of kazpravda.kz
Resident of Almaty oblast, 76, sets Guinness World Record in kettlebell lifting

76-y.o. resident of Almaty oblast has set a world record and has been included into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Resident of Almaty oblast, 76, sets Guinness World Record in kettlebell lifting
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World's biggest fruitcake brings sweet reward in Nicaragua

About three hundred kids staged a fundraiser in Nicaragua on Sunday and smashed a sweet Guinness Book record, baking the world's largest fruitcake.

World's biggest fruitcake brings sweet reward in Nicaragua
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Kazakhstan sets world record by cooked and eaten baursaks

The MEGA Almaty mall opening in Kazakhstan saw the Guinness record by number of cooked and eaten baursaks.

Kazakhstan sets world record by cooked and eaten baursaks
Bolivian says he's 123, may be world's oldest person
Bolivian says he's 123, may be world's oldest person

Could this be the world's oldest person? Carmelo Flores Laura lives high in the Bolivian mountains, chews coca leaves, cooks on open fires and says he's 123 years old.

Bolivian says he's 123, may be world's oldest person
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1,000 dombra players set Guinness record in Atyrau

The simultaneous performance of 1,000 dombra players in Kazakhstan made it to the Guinness Book of Record.

1,000 dombra players set Guinness record in Atyrau
Japan man, 80, starts Everest ascent
Japan man, 80, starts Everest ascent

An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer has begun his ascent of Mount Everest, his website said, in a bid to become the oldest man to reach the roof of the world.

Japan man, 80, starts Everest ascent
Human coconut peeler in Panama claims he is Guinness-worthy
Human coconut peeler in Panama claims he is Guinness-worthy

With jaws of steel that have earned him the nickname "Coconut Peeler," Andres Gardin, at the tender age of 64, is hell-bent on gnawing his way into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Human coconut peeler in Panama claims he is Guinness-worthy
Maksut Zhumayev is testing the route. ©Yaroslav Radlovskiy
Shymbulak slackline park is pegging at Guinness World Records

This Rope Park is after a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most high-altitude mountain rope park in the world that was constructed on artificial props.

Shymbulak slackline park is pegging at Guinness World Records
The Guinness Book's of World Records Certificate. Photo courtesy of Ilya Ilyin Twitter account
Weightlifting: Kazakhstan's Ilya Ilyin got Guiness Book Records certificate

Kazakhstan weightlifter, two-time Olympic champion Ilya Ilyin got into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Weightlifting: Kazakhstan's Ilya Ilyin got Guiness Book Records certificate
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Tallest ever dog revealed in new Guinness Book of Records

A Great Dane who towers 2.2 metres (7 feet 4 inches) on his hind legs is named the tallest dog ever recorded in the latest Guinness Book of World Records launched on Thursday.

Tallest ever dog revealed in new Guinness Book of Records
Guinness says Philippine croc world's largest
Guinness says Philippine croc world's largest

A saltwater crocodile weighing more than a tonne and suspected of killing two people in the Philippines has been declared the largest such reptile in captivity by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Guinness says Philippine croc world's largest
Photo by  Renat Tashkinbayev©
Kara Zhorga dance performed by 400 people qualified for Guinness Book

Kara Zhorga dance performed by Astana youth during the celebration of Independence Day has got into Guinness Book of World Records.

Kara Zhorga dance performed by 400 people qualified for Guinness Book
Semey youth has made an application to the Guinness World Records Book. ©tengrinews.kz
Semey is contesting Biggest City in the World title

Semey students decided to make a New Year present to their city on the last days of 2011.

Semey is contesting Biggest City in the World title
Cooks are spreading the beshbarmak on the plate. Photo by  Renat Tashkinbayev©
The biggest beshbarmak was cooked in Astana: PHOTO

Astana residents made an attempt to get into the Guinness Book of World Records by cooking beshbarmak that weighted 300 kilograms.

The biggest beshbarmak was cooked in Astana: PHOTO