The World's Oldest Cat Is 24 and Named Poppy

Very important cat news: Guinness World Records has named a new feline to the title of world's oldest cat. Her name is Poppy, and she is 24. Happy birthday, Poppy! (When you are that old, you're entitled to be told "happy birthday" every single day.) » 5/20/14 3:40pm 5/20/14 3:40pm

Today in Youth Who Make Us Feel Lazy: 16-Year-Old Girl Sails Around the…


Raise your hand if your biggest accomplishment this weekend was making it out of bed in time to meet your friends for brunch. Actually, it doesn't even matter if you ran a freaking marathon today, you're still probably not as impressive as 16-year-old Laura Dekker—who sailed into St. Maarten harbor yesterday after… » 1/22/12 8:45pm 1/22/12 8:45pm

World's Oldest Yoga Teacher Is As Adorable As She Is Flexible


Forget trying to help this little old lady across the street: Bernice Bates, who's 91 years old, is probably more spry than you are. Guinness World Records has just awarded her the title of Oldest Yoga Teacher, and she teaches once a week at her retirement center in Florida. The great-grandmother may not actually be… » 12/22/11 7:50pm 12/22/11 7:50pm

Couple Gets Married For The 100th Time

Lauren and David Blair of Tennessee married in 1984, but they've renewed their vows 99 times since. They now hold the Guinness World Record for "Most Marriage Vow Renewals by the Same Couple," and presumably friends have stopped sending them a kitchen appliance each time. Lauren says, "We knew we were meant for each… » 10/05/11 9:30am 10/05/11 9:30am

Woman Grows Nails For 18 Years, Is Honored Accordingly

Yesterday Guinness World Records named Chris Walton of Las Vegas the woman with the world's longest fingernails. Her nails measure 10-feet-2-inches on her left hand and 9-feet-7-inches on her right hand. Perhaps Walton does have the longest nails in the world, but the folks at Guinness should really take style and… » 9/15/11 9:30am 9/15/11 9:30am

Happy 11-Year-Old Wins "Hairiest Girl" Title

Guinness World Records has named 11-year-old Supatra Sasuphan of Thailand the hairiest girl in the world. According to The Daily Mail, Supatra is one of only 50 known sufferers of Ambras Syndrome, which causes hair to grow on her face, ears, arms, legs and back. » 3/01/11 11:58am 3/01/11 11:58am

Hear The Cat Who Purrs As Loud As A Lawnmower

Ruth and Mark Adams of Northampton, England claim their 12-year-old cat Smokey can purr as loud as 92 decibels, which is what you'd experience while watching a 737 land. While most cats only purr at 25 decibels, Smokey's purr can drown out the TV or phone conversations. » 2/22/11 12:15am 2/22/11 12:15am

World's Tallest Married Couple Not Terribly Tall

Guinness World Records has named Wayne and Laurie Hallquist of California, who measure 6'10'' and 6'6'' respectively, the world's tallest living spouses. A 19th century couple who were each taller than 7' are still the tallest husband and wife ever. » 11/19/10 3:46pm 11/19/10 3:46pm

Brave Women Set World Record For Running In Heels

More big news from down under: four women won a high heel relay race in Sydney, breaking a Guinness World Record (and luckily, not their ankles). They completed the 300-foot charity race in only one minute and four seconds. » 9/28/10 6:32pm 9/28/10 6:32pm

Woman Wins Record For Most Heavily Tattooed

55-year-old Julia Gnuse recently received the Guinness World Record for most tattooed. Gnuse's entire body is covered with illustrations, all the work of one artist. She got her first ink at 35 to hide a skin condition. [TheSun] » 5/27/10 10:40am 5/27/10 10:40am