Updated: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:00:00 GMT |
Strange Guinness World Records of 2013

Fastest man on all fours



Kenichi Ito, known as the "world's fastest man on four legs," trains before his challenge to break his Guinness World Record in Tokyo November 14, 2013. The 31-year-old, who developed his skills over 10 years based on the running style of the African Patas monkey, set a new Guinness World Record on Thursday, clocking in 16:87 seconds for a 100-metre run and breaking his previous record of 17:23 seconds, according to media reports. (© Yuya Shino/Reuters)
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  • Kenichi Ito, known as the "world's fastest man on four legs," trains before his challenge to break his Guinness World Record in Tokyo November 14, 2013. The 31-year-old, who developed his skills over 10 years based on the running style of the African Patas monkey, set a new Guinness World Record on Thursday, clocking in 16:87 seconds for a 100-metre run and breaking his previous record of 17:23 seconds, according to media reports. (© Yuya Shino/Reuters)
  • A man jumps in a swimming pool filled with pink and green plastic balls during a Guinness World Records attempt of the Largest Ball Pit as part of the "Pink October" campaign at Kerry Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai October 30, 2013. The event, aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer prevention, set the world record with one million balls in the 25-metre-long (82 ft.) and 12.6-metre-wide (41 ft.) swimming pool. (© Aly Song/Reuters)
  • People take part in an attempt to break the Guinness world record for most number of people simultaneously hula-hooping at Thammasat University stadium in Pathum Thani province, on the outskirts of Bangkok on February 12, 2013. Thailand broke the previous record held by Taiwan, with a new record of 4,483 people hula-hooping for seven minutes. The event was organized by the public health ministry to promote exercise and good health. (© Kerek Wongsa/Reuters)
  • Participants get ready to apply facial masks in Taipei July 28, 2013. A total of 1,213 people broke the world record by applying facial masks for 10 minutes at the same time. (© Pichi Chuang/Reuters)
  • Sri Lankan couple Nisansala and Nalin smile during their wedding ceremony as they break the Guinness record for a wedding with the most bridesmaids for a bride in Negombo on November 8, 2013. With 126 bridesmaids, 25 best men, 20 page boys and 23 flower girls, the wedding ceremony broke a previous record of having 96 bridesmaids for a bride at a wedding in Thailand. (© Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)
  • Guinness World Record holder Bryan Berg looks at his version of the Eiffel Tower made out of a stack of cards in central Sydney, Australia on June 18, 2013. Berg built the 'Eiffel Tower' out of 75,000 cards in 120 hours. (© Daniel Munoz/Reuters)
  • A girl runs to take pictures of fish in the Resorts World Sentosa's S.E.A. Aquarium in Singapore on April 8, 2013. The aquarium, which houses more than 80,000 animals of over 800 species in 42.8 million litres of water, holds two Guinness World Records - for the world's largest aquarium and for the world's largest acrylic panel in its Ocean Gallery. (© Edgar Su/Reuters)
  • Chinese residents in Costa Rica cook Cantonese fried rice during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations on February 12, 2013. Some 52 chefs from various Chinese restaurants in Costa Rica cooked the "world’s largest Cantonese fried rice," which weighed 1,345kg (2,965 lbs), and fed more than 7,000 people. (© Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters)
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Kenichi Ito, known as the "world's fastest man on four legs," trains before his challenge to break his Guinness World Record in Tokyo November 14, 2013. The 31-year-old, who developed his skills over 10 years based on the running style of the African Patas monkey, set a new Guinness World Record on Thursday, clocking in 16:87 seconds for a 100-metre run and breaking his previous record of 17:23 seconds, according to media reports.

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