Our favourite Guinness World Record breakers from this year's list


We love the Guinness World Records book because it really shows you that you can achieve anything you put your mind to - no matter how weird or wonderful it might be. With the latest record breakers announced today, here are some of our favourites from the list.

Body positivity campaigner Harnaam Kaur of Slough made it for being the youngest woman with a full beard. She says her place in GWR is "absolutely humbling" as her beard, which is six inches long in places, has been part of her quest to overcome years of bullying to cope with her appearance.

Harnaam Kaur.

She has polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal condition that causes her to grow excess facial hair. Kaur, who is recorded as the youngest female with a full beard at the age of 24 years 282 days, has already made her mark as an anti-bullying activist and catwalk model.

In a slight change of tone, we also love Ludo the Maine Coon. He is a supersized cat measuring a whopping 118.33cm (3ft 10.59in) in length from his nose to the tip of the bone in his tail.

The longest cat

The third UK addition to the record books this year is Caspa, a nine-year-old llama who can clear a bar that is 1.13 metres high. His owner, Sue Williams, calls him a "total diva" and the envy of all the other llamas on the farm. The Emperor's New Groove say what?

The highest jump by a llama.

Austrian stunt man Josef Toedtling, 36, made it into the record book for a full body burn - or being set alight - with no oxygen, which lasted five minutes 41 seconds. He beat the previous record by 16 seconds.

Florida pensioners Charlotte Guttenberg and Chuck Helmke are named the most tattooed senior citizens - male and female - in the world.

Most tattooed senior citizen.

Guttenberg, 67, has covered 91.5% of her body with tattoos since first being inked just 10 years ago. Helmke, 76, who sat beside her in the tattoo parlour to help to ease her nerves as she had her first tattoo, has 93.5% of his body covered in tattoos. All of this work was done in the last 16 years apart from one army tattoo.

Largest golf tee

Other mind-blowing records include the largest golf tee, mailbox, knitting needles, pitchfork and wind chime. You can always rely on the GWR for providing your annual dose of the unexpected.