Guinness World Records lists all sorts of weird, wonderful and amazing records from impressive feats of human capability, to astounding facts about the natural world. There are well over 40,000 records waiting to be broken and quite a few famous faces have their names listed as record-setters thanks to their achievements, which you can read about below.
First band to perform on all seven continents
This record goes to the heavy metal band Metallica, who became the first to perform on all seven continents when they held their ‘Freeze ‘Em All’ show in Antarctica
2. Most words in a hit single
Eminem’s 2013 single ‘Rap God’ broke this record as it contains a staggering 1,560 words. With a runtime of 6 minutes 4 seconds, that’s over four words a second!
3. Longest Hollywood career for a female entertainer
This record goes to 95-year-old Betty White, who has been in the business since 1939 and has won many awards throughout her extensive career.
4. Most selfies taken in three minutes
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson broke this record at the London premier of his movie San Andreas, where Guinness World Record officials were present to verify that he took a record-breaking total of 105 selfies in three minutes.
5. The selfie taken with the longest selfie stick
Speaking of selfies, Ben Stiller broke the record for the selfie taken with the longest selfie stick at the premier of his movie Zoolander 2, which coincidentally, was also held in London. The stick used measured 28 feet and 1 inch.
6. Most live concerts performed in different cities in a single day
To raise money and awareness for child hunger, Hunter Hayes performed a record-breaking 10 live shows in 10 cities in a single day.
7. Most frequent clapper
Vanna White, hostess of Wheel of Fortune since 1982, holds the record for most frequent clapper. It’s been estimated that over her time on the show, she’s clapped over 3.5 million times!
8. Highest reverse bungee jump
A reverse bungee jump isn’t where you jump out of a plane facing backwards, instead it’s where you’re on the ground and you get shot into the air thanks to a sort of catapult machine, while attached to safety harnesses of course. David Hasselhoff did this and was shot 270 feet into the air, setting the record for the highest reverse bungee jump.