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Guinness World Records  ๐ŸŒŽ The global authority on record-breaking achievements since 1955. New #GWR2018 #GWRgamers #GWRAnimals & #GWRScience books out now ๐Ÿ“š

The tallest cow ever was measured and confirmed as our new record holder on this day in 2014. At a mighty 6 ft 2 in (190 cm), Blosom from Orangeville, Illinois, USA enjoyed 13 healthy and enjoyable years with her adoring owner ๐Ÿฎโค๏ธ โ€œThe funny thing about Blosom was how unaffected she was by all the attention that seemed to surround her," said owner Patty Meads-Hanson. "As long as she had her oats, and daily chin rubs and ear scratches, life was good.โ€ Blosom was born to two normal sized cows and according to Patty, was even taller when she was eight years old. Always friendly with her owners, Patty treated Blosom like any other household pet and loved nothing more than spending time with her out in the field.
Sadly Blosom passed away in 2015 after sustaining an irreparable leg injury. But her legend lives on - and she even featured in her very own children's book 'Everyone Loves Blosom'. Ahead of Blosom's apperance in our 2016 book, Patty said: โ€œI will cherish our memories forever ... I am excited for the world to meet Blosom soon in the 2016 edition, but I know it will be very bitter-sweet.โ€ ______________________________________________________

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Longest football (soccer) drop kick. Can he kick it? Yes, he can! @mancityโ€™s goalkeeper Ederson de Moraes - @ederson93 - has scored himself a Guinness World Records title with his powerful left foot. The Brazilian player achieved a distance of 75.35 m (247 ft 2 in) kick โ€“ with teammates Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden there to cheer him on ๐Ÿ™Œโšฝ๏ธ Edersonโ€™s achievement is the latest in a record-breaking football season for his club, with the records for 'Most goals scored in a @premierleague season (team)' (106), 'Highest points total in a Premier League season by a team' (100) - the first team to reach 100 points in a Premier League season - as well as 'Most consecutive wins by a team in the top division of English football (soccer)'. _______________________________________________________

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The largest steel sculpture measures 77 ft 3.95 in (23.57 metres) high, achieved by Ohin Kwon in Incheon, South Korea, on this day in 2014. The sculpture depicts the fortune bear, symbol of the Dan-Gun mythology ๐Ÿป
Kwon told Guinness World Records at the time: "As a South Korean 31-year-old business man, I hope both South and North Korea please be unified in the near future. My grandfather is 87 years old, and he left his sister, mother and others from North Korea 64 years ago...he really misses his old home. I present this artwork to my grandfather and the people of peace and freedom." _________________________________________

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Largest @lego brick skeleton ๐Ÿฆ– 'Dinosaur Skeleton' by @nathansawaya (USA) is an actual-size skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex โ€“ the largest complete skeleton made from LEGOยฎ. Using 80,020 bricks, it is 6 metres (20 ft) long and was meticulously built to scale. It took a whole summer to build and was exhibited as part Nathan's touring LEGO exhibition, The Art of the Brick.
Nathan is recognized officially as a LEGO Master Builder and Certified Professional. "Iโ€™ve been a full-time artist creating with LEGO bricks for more than a decade. Prior to that, I was playing with LEGO just like millions of other fans." And what advice does he have for young aspiring LEGO professional builders? "Donโ€™t get discouraged. Have patience. Creating large LEGO sculptures can take time, but also remember to have fun. There is no wrong way to create art." _____________________________________________________

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Decades of dedication! As of 2 May 2017, there were some 25,506 layers of paint on a baseball owned by Michael Carmichael of Alexandria, Indiana, USA. Since first painting the ball in 1977, he and his wife Glenda had added nearly two coats of paint per day. The ball has a circumference of around 15 ft (4.57 m) at its widest and features in the latest #GWR2018 book โšพ๏ธ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ
How do you count paint layers? A tree surgeon took a core sample from the ball.

Certified aborist Rick Barker inspected a core sample at 1200 times magnification and determined that a layer of paint is approximately 7 millionths (.000778) of an inch thick, and that each inch of the 14-inch sample contained 1,285 coats of paint -- therefore concluding that baseball has approximately 17,994 layers of paint.
The record first appeared in the 2006 Guinness World Records book, with an estimated 17,994 layers

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New record: Largest martial arts lesson. Today in Liaocheng, in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong 4,049 people took part in this striking mass participation record attempt, organised by Shandong Ruiwu Kung Fu Culture Communication Co., Ltd.

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Speed, accuracy, trust and friendship: India's Vispi Baji Kasad used a 30-inch katana sword to chop watermelons on his friend Vispy Jimmy Kharadi's stomach for this daring record attempt ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ—ก๏ธ "It was superbly thrilling," recalls our official adjudicator Swapnil. "The technique, the endurance, the strength of the participants was incredible." Two watermelons were deducted from the final total for not being fully sliced in two - the final result was 49.

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At @ChainofRecords 2017 in Winter Haven, Florida, USA, 11 waterski pros hit a ramp and front flipped in unison in this spectacular freestyle display. The annual event brought 300 waterskiiers from around the world together to try to set as many national and world waterski records as possible ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’ฆ _______________________________________________________

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Most piercings in a lifetime (female). Since first receiving a skin piercing in January 1997, Elaine Davidson - originally from Brazil but now based in Scotland - had been pierced a total of 4,225 times as of 8 June 2006. The former restaurant owner is constantly adding and replacing jewellery, mostly in her face. She enhances her exotic looks with tattoos and brightly coloured make-up, often wearing feathers and streamers in her hair.
But why does Elaine love piercings so much? "Because they're beautiful, they're shiny, they make me excited and they make people look at me, a special woman." Elaine was determined to appear in the Guinness World Records book and says that she has "no problem at all with pain." _______________________________________________________

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Taking on a skateboard record that's been unbroken since 2012, 17-year-old @seanglatts (USA) from Solana Beach, California balanced on two wheels for a distance of 224.33 m (735.99 ft) for 1 minute and 16 seconds, achieving the longest manual (wheelie) ๐Ÿ‘
"I broke this record because skateboarding means the world to me and I wanted to make my grandpa proud who is sick in hospital," says Sean.

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Happy #TeacherAppreciationWeek to all of the wonderful educators out there! Here at Guinness World Records we are very appreciative of teachers, so we want to give YOU and your favorite teacher the chance to win a copy of our NEW Science & Stuff edition. The best part? All copies are autographed by enthusiastic educator @ScienceBob!
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To enter, simply comment this post by tagging one teacher you know who deserves a copy of our incredible science book ๐ŸŽ
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A total of ๐Ÿ”Ÿ winners will be randomly selected and given two copies โ€“ one for you and one for the lucky teacher you tagged!
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Contest is open to those in the continental USA only. Entrants can comment now until Saturday May 12 at 11:59 PM EST. All winners will be DMed for giveaway shipping details; limited to one entry per person.
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Gliding under bars set at just 17.78 cm (7 inches) high, India's Shristi Dharmendra Sharma set a record for her remarkable low, low limbo ice skating skills, recently approved by our records team โ›ธโฌ‡๏ธ A rollerskater since the age of four and a limbo skater from the age of 11 when she broke a record for the lowest limbo skating over 25 m, Shristi had to train hard to adjust to limbo skating on ice for this attempt.
She attempted the record to raise awareness of Indian charity Save A Girl Child. "It was a very proud moment. This was difficult because ice skating is relatively new for me...since my hometown does not have any skating rink. The first thing I did after completing my record was to hug my father." _______________________________________________________

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