There are many superlatives among us. They make world records and show others that everything is possible if you wish for it and do everything to achieve your goal. I hope that this amazing compilation of photos can encourage you to set your own record one day.
The world's shortest man, He Pingping, was 21 when he died. In this photo He is in Turkey at a 2010 promotional event. On his shoulders you can see Turkish Sultan Kosen’s hands. He’s height was 73 cm or 2 feet 5 inch while Kosen’s height was over 8 feet. He and Sultan Kosen are both listed in the Guinness World Records. He was the shortest man in the world, and Sultan is the tallest one.
This huge rubber band ball was created by Joel Waul from Lauderhill, Fla. It took this 27-year-old man 6 years to create this ball. The attempt was worth it. This rubber band ball was listed in the Guinness World Records as the largest one in 2008.
Titan is the tallest dog in the world according to Guinness World Records. This picture was taken in 2009. This dog is blind, epileptic and deaf. Poor animal has to undergo acupuncture and chiropractic adjustments every 3 weeks. Titan is 42.25 inches high. He weighs 190 pounds.
This 1 kilometer-long gingerbread was linked together by German bakers in 2009. This world record contained 1,700 kg of honey and flour each, 1,000 kg of walnuts and 900 kg of hazenuts. It also had 550 liters of milk and 158 liters of cherry schnapps. The baking masterpiece was over 7 tons.
Base jumpers tried to set a Guinness World Record in Malaysia in 2009. They strived to have 24 base jumpers jump every hour for 24 hours. They jumped from a 915 feet tower.
Over 200 physically challenged people took part in this world’s biggest finger painting event in India in 2009.
This Australian street performer seems to know how to amuse Guinness World Records. Chayne Hultgren swallows 18 swords at the same time in 2010 to set the world record. Each blade is 0.508-1.3 cm.
Lisa Courtney has collected the biggest collection of Pokemons. She has over 12,000 toys and is listed in Guinness World Records.
This cup had about 500 gallons of hot chocolate. It was situated in Bryant Park in New York in 2009 letting kids scoop marshmallows out of the mug.
Manjit Singh in the age of 59 is strong enough to pull a double decker bus. This strongman was born in India. He set this world record in England in 2009.
Here you can see the biggest number of dishes displayed in Philippines on the same day in 2009. Shefs made 5 thousand chese-dishes to beat Indian record of 4,668 set in 2007.
These twins turned 104 years old in 2009. Cao Daqiao and Cao Xiaoqiao are from China. They are the oldest living twins according to Guinness World Records.
American Bryan Berg created the model of Venetian Macao Resort Hotel using playing cards in 2010. This record was listed in Guinness World Record and bet Berg’s pervious record. He used over 218 thousand playing cards.
This Jerusalem flag is listed in Guinness World Records as the largest flag in 2009. This flag is 44,404 square meters.
You can see the tallest man in the world Sultan Kosen unveiling the largest gingerbread in Oslo in 2009. This cookie’s mass is 1,435 pounds or 651 kg.
This cycling class in Minnesota has over 1000 cyclists. It is listed in Guinness World Records.
In order to prepare this huge tabbouleh Lebanese chefs had to slice over 3.5 tons of salad, 1.6 tons of parsley, 1.5 tons of tomatoes and 420 kg of onions.
This plate of hummus was the biggest in the world in 2009. Lebanese shefs prepared a dish that weighed over 2 tons and was filled with 1.35 tons of chickpeas.
This world’s largest dress was sewed by Palestinians in 2009.
This is the Burj Dubai tower built by men in United Arab Emirates. This tower is the tallest structure in the world. It is 824.55 meters tall.
You can see the world’s largest rope that was used in Japan in 2009. Over 15,000 people took part in a tug-of-war. This rope is 200 meters long. It weighs 43 tons. It is made from harvested straw.
I am glad to introduce Noddy, the world’s tallest horse. This horse is 7 years old. It stands at 2.05 meters high. It weighs 1.5 tons. This is 3 times more than the average horse.
In this photo you can see Saimir Strati (an Albanian artist) creating a mosaic of Michael Jackson in 2009. It took Strati 28 days to create this work. He used 250,000 paintbrushes. This mosaic is 10x2.6 meters and it is painted on the side of a truck.
Mexicans do “Thriller” dance. About 15 thousand of people decided to break the world record for the biggest mass dance in 2009 performing Michael Jackson’s dance.
Norman Surplus from Northern Ireland starts his autogyro journey on March 11, 2010 and plans to fly through 26 countries and raise money for bowel cancer.
These chefs have cooked a cheesecake that they are claiming to be the largest in the world.
46 push ups on the two fingers in just 49 seconds. This record was set by Mohammed Ali Zinhom from Egypt.
This largest meatball was created by Matthew Mitnitsky in 2009.
1,800 Santa Clauses gathered in Sydney in 2009. This is Variety Club Santa Fun Run who ran dressed as Santa to set the world record.
Indonesians decided to set a world record filling the sky with 10 thousand flying lanterns in 2009.