From a jet suit to contortion rolling, new Guinness World Records set

first_imgThe fastest, the biggest, the highest … records are being smashed across the planet as thousands of people take part in Guinness World Records Day. The event, now in its 13th year, has seen new records set in gymnastics, cup stacking, baking, basketball, and human flight, with hundreds sharing details of their attempts on social media. GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR)Fabio & Giuliano Anastasini from @bigapplecircus achieved this dizzying Risley flips record in New York 😵 #GWRday 9, 2017 Liu Teng breaks record for the fastest time to travel 20 metres in a contortion roll. Harlem Globetrotters (@Globies)[email protected] is taking our trick shots to new heights! NEW @GWR! #GWRday 9, 2017 Jumping robot penguin and a giant cake make Guinness World Records 2018 – video Basketball Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Topics Play Video Facebook Pinterest Watch the largest vegan cake being assembled in Stockholm by Therese Lindgren and friends. 1:27 Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest Facebook Twitter Richard Browning, founder and chief test pilot of the British firm Gravity Industries, broke the record for the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet-engine-powered suit, reaching 32.02mph (51.53 kilometres an hour) in his kerosene-fuelled Iron Man exoskeleton. Richard Browning flies in his body-controlled jet-engine-powered suit and breaks a record. In Stockholm, the record for the largest vegan cake was broken by Swedish YouTube star Therese Lindgren and her friends in a vegetarian school. It weighed 462.4kg (1,019lb 6 oz). Pinterest Share on Messenger Facebook news Guinness World Records Baking Since you’re here… Twitter Twitter Liu Teng, a contortionist from China, smashed the record for the fastest time to travel 20 metres in a contortion roll – in front of a crowd in Nuojin hotel, Beijing, rolling to the title in just 15.54 seconds. Yuya Yamada breaks the record for the largest hula hoop to be spun. … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Food Athletics Gymnastics Pinterest Twitter In Japan, Yuya Yamada, AKA “Hoop Man Yu-Ya”, broke the record for the largest hula hoops spun with a hoop measuring 5.14 metres (16.86ft). Fabio and Giuliano Anastasini, two brothers at the Big Apple circus, in New York, recorded the most Risley flips in 30 seconds – at the Lincoln Centre in Manhattan, gyrating to victory with 32 full rotations. Share via Email Share on LinkedIn The Harlem Globetrotters added another basketball title to their name, smashing the record for the highest upward basketball shot in Salt Lake City, Utah. Thunder Law achieved a height of 15.26 metres with the historic throw. Share on WhatsApp Reuse this content Pinterest last_img

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