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Guinness World Records: Record of the Day

Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief at Guinness World Records

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Guinness World Records: Record of the Day

Guinness World Records: Record of the Day

Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief at Guinness World Records

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Join Craig, Ben and Adam of the Book Publishing Team at Guinness World Records each Thursday as they reveal a week's worth of superlatives from the archives. From the tallest and shortest to the longest, heaviest and fastest, you'll find a wealth of fascinating facts at your fingertips (well, your ear drums). So, if you're looking to take your mind off the news or just want to arm yourself with some quirky, fun facts, subscribe now. For more, find us on Twitter @GWR or get in touch with Craig directly @craigglenday. #GWRPodcast

Latest Episodes

RotD: 26th November - This week in records: Most Brussels sprouts eaten, first face transplant, first plane crash caused by a dog, first person injured by a meteorite, first recipients of the Dickin medal for animal bravery

Up for discussion this week are face transplants, plane crashes caused by dogs (and crocodiles!?), surviving meteor strikes, giant condoms, dismantling cars in record time, and the world's bravest pigeons; plus adjudicator Mark shares his tips on beating a festive Brussels sprouts record.

44 min5 d ago
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RotD: 26th November - This week in records: Most Brussels sprouts eaten, first face transplant, first plane crash caused by a dog, first person injured by a meteorite, first recipients of the Dickin medal for animal bravery

RotD: 19th November - This week in records: Highest-fired "bullet", oldest person to divorce, most expensive reel of film, first murder on live TV, heaviest object sword-swallowed, first overland crossing of Antarctica

Shooting giant bullets into space (why??), the first yoyo patent, the 101-year-old divorcee, valuing the Zapruder footage of JFK's assassination, sword-swallowing a jackhammer, crossing Antarctica for the first time, and the single most lucrative media product in history.

39 min1 w ago
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RotD: 19th November - This week in records: Highest-fired "bullet", oldest person to divorce, most expensive reel of film, first murder on live TV, heaviest object sword-swallowed, first overland crossing of Antarctica

RotD: 12th November - This week in records: Largest animal exploded, largest rubber-band ball, oldest dog ever, most expensive artwork, first stratospheric skydive, longest fingernails, most expensive wine

What happens when a whale explodes? Can you hide a murder victim using 700,000 rubber bands? What's the most decrepit dog? Has the world's most expensive painting gone missing? Who'd pay a million dollars for some fingernail clippings? And can you drink wine that costs more than your home? All these answers and more from the team at GWR.

51 min2 w ago
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RotD: 12th November - This week in records: Largest animal exploded, largest rubber-band ball, oldest dog ever, most expensive artwork, first stratospheric skydive, longest fingernails, most expensive wine

RotD: 5th November - This week in records: Most expensive tooth, fastest spacecraft, most tattooed woman, fastest bath-tub race, youngest pirate, heaviest building moved intact, first selfie in open space

The GWR Editors are back with guest Dan Thorne to chat about the trade in celebrity body parts, speedy spaceships, senior citizens with all-over tattoos, racing in bathtubs, pre-teen pirates, moving home (literally, by dragging it!) and taking selfies in space.

43 min3 w ago
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RotD: 5th November - This week in records: Most expensive tooth, fastest spacecraft, most tattooed woman, fastest bath-tub race, youngest pirate, heaviest building moved intact, first selfie in open space

RotD: 29th October - This week in records: Most expensive sandwich, most powerful bomb detonated, largest Jack O'Lantern, oldest ghost, largest collection of Hello Kitty memorabilia, first dog in orbit, fastest roller coaster

Adam, Ben and Craig celebrate Halloween with record-breaking Jack O'Lanterns, the ghost of a dinosaur, the largest investigation into a haunted house and (in theory) the deadliest roller coaster; also up for discussion are gold-leaf sandwiches, Hello Kitty, pushing oranges with your nose and firing dogs into space.

43 minOCT 29
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RotD: 29th October - This week in records: Most expensive sandwich, most powerful bomb detonated, largest Jack O'Lantern, oldest ghost, largest collection of Hello Kitty memorabilia, first dog in orbit, fastest roller coaster

RotD: 22nd October - This week in records: Earthquake-inducing car stereos, first person to barrel over Niagara Falls, most animal traps released on the body, most motorcycles driven over a body on a bed of nails, most sugar cubes balanced, olde

Special guests Orbax & Pepper (The Monsters of Schlock) join us to talk about triggering earthquakes with your car stereo, surviving Niagara Falls in a barrel, the joy of tractors, releasing animal traps on your limbs, being driven over by motorbikes on a bed of nails and how scientists killed the oldest living animal.

46 minOCT 22
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RotD: 22nd October - This week in records: Earthquake-inducing car stereos, first person to barrel over Niagara Falls, most animal traps released on the body, most motorcycles driven over a body on a bed of nails, most sugar cubes balanced, olde

RotD: 15th October - This week in records: Land speed record, tallest house of cards, fastest time to visit every square on the London Monopoly board, fastest circumnavigation by bicycle (female), smallest town with the biggest stuff, loudest bi

The world's longest skidmarks, playing Monopoly on the actual streets of London, a house of cards taller than a giraffe-and-a-half, cycling around the world, the birth of esports, the tiny town with enormous knickknacks, and a bird that can burst your eardrums... [listeners be warned!] With special guest Jane Boatfield (yes, she's real!).

44 minOCT 15
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RotD: 15th October - This week in records: Land speed record, tallest house of cards, fastest time to visit every square on the London Monopoly board, fastest circumnavigation by bicycle (female), smallest town with the biggest stuff, loudest bi

RotD: 8th October - This week in records: Fastest speed on water, fastest window cleaner, first James Bond song at No.1 in the charts, first inflight meal, oldest climber of Mount Everest, fastest 100 m on fire, oldest man to be hanged

What happens when you combine athletics and full-body burning? Is there really a Window Cleaning World Championships? What was the first meal served on a plane? And what's the most popular James Bond song in the charts?

44 minOCT 8
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RotD: 8th October - This week in records: Fastest speed on water, fastest window cleaner, first James Bond song at No.1 in the charts, first inflight meal, oldest climber of Mount Everest, fastest 100 m on fire, oldest man to be hanged

RotD: 1st October - This week in records: Deepest concert, farthest journey on a stand-up paddleboard, largest beer festival, fastest quadruped robot, fastest time to duct-tape oneself to a wall, largest slot machine payout, tallest human pyramid

Craig and Ben are joined by guest presenter Alan Pixsley to discuss, among other things, concerts on the seabed, Oktoberfest, robot dogs, how to duct-tape your Head of Finance to a wall, and multi-million-dollar slot machine winners. What a week!

46 minOCT 1
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RotD: 1st October - This week in records: Deepest concert, farthest journey on a stand-up paddleboard, largest beer festival, fastest quadruped robot, fastest time to duct-tape oneself to a wall, largest slot machine payout, tallest human pyramid

RotD: September 24th - This week in records: Oldest woman accused of murder, oldest ever sloth in captivity, fastest steam-powered motorcycle, shortest stuntman, farthest distance run in 1,000 consecutive hours, deepest underwater wedding

Up for discussion this week are murderous female nonagenarians, decrepit sloths, the world's luckiest condemned man who refused to die, daredevil steam cyclists, a four-foot-tall movie stuntman, the man who ran 2 miles every hour for 1,000 consecutive hours, and one loved-up couple's show of DEEP commitment (scuba-gear required).

42 minSEP 24
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RotD: September 24th - This week in records: Oldest woman accused of murder, oldest ever sloth in captivity, fastest steam-powered motorcycle, shortest stuntman, farthest distance run in 1,000 consecutive hours, deepest underwater wedding

Latest Episodes

RotD: 26th November - This week in records: Most Brussels sprouts eaten, first face transplant, first plane crash caused by a dog, first person injured by a meteorite, first recipients of the Dickin medal for animal bravery

Up for discussion this week are face transplants, plane crashes caused by dogs (and crocodiles!?), surviving meteor strikes, giant condoms, dismantling cars in record time, and the world's bravest pigeons; plus adjudicator Mark shares his tips on beating a festive Brussels sprouts record.

44 min5 d ago
Comments
RotD: 26th November - This week in records: Most Brussels sprouts eaten, first face transplant, first plane crash caused by a dog, first person injured by a meteorite, first recipients of the Dickin medal for animal bravery

RotD: 19th November - This week in records: Highest-fired "bullet", oldest person to divorce, most expensive reel of film, first murder on live TV, heaviest object sword-swallowed, first overland crossing of Antarctica

Shooting giant bullets into space (why??), the first yoyo patent, the 101-year-old divorcee, valuing the Zapruder footage of JFK's assassination, sword-swallowing a jackhammer, crossing Antarctica for the first time, and the single most lucrative media product in history.

39 min1 w ago
Comments
RotD: 19th November - This week in records: Highest-fired "bullet", oldest person to divorce, most expensive reel of film, first murder on live TV, heaviest object sword-swallowed, first overland crossing of Antarctica

RotD: 12th November - This week in records: Largest animal exploded, largest rubber-band ball, oldest dog ever, most expensive artwork, first stratospheric skydive, longest fingernails, most expensive wine

What happens when a whale explodes? Can you hide a murder victim using 700,000 rubber bands? What's the most decrepit dog? Has the world's most expensive painting gone missing? Who'd pay a million dollars for some fingernail clippings? And can you drink wine that costs more than your home? All these answers and more from the team at GWR.

51 min2 w ago
Comments
RotD: 12th November - This week in records: Largest animal exploded, largest rubber-band ball, oldest dog ever, most expensive artwork, first stratospheric skydive, longest fingernails, most expensive wine

RotD: 5th November - This week in records: Most expensive tooth, fastest spacecraft, most tattooed woman, fastest bath-tub race, youngest pirate, heaviest building moved intact, first selfie in open space

The GWR Editors are back with guest Dan Thorne to chat about the trade in celebrity body parts, speedy spaceships, senior citizens with all-over tattoos, racing in bathtubs, pre-teen pirates, moving home (literally, by dragging it!) and taking selfies in space.

43 min3 w ago
Comments
RotD: 5th November - This week in records: Most expensive tooth, fastest spacecraft, most tattooed woman, fastest bath-tub race, youngest pirate, heaviest building moved intact, first selfie in open space

RotD: 29th October - This week in records: Most expensive sandwich, most powerful bomb detonated, largest Jack O'Lantern, oldest ghost, largest collection of Hello Kitty memorabilia, first dog in orbit, fastest roller coaster

Adam, Ben and Craig celebrate Halloween with record-breaking Jack O'Lanterns, the ghost of a dinosaur, the largest investigation into a haunted house and (in theory) the deadliest roller coaster; also up for discussion are gold-leaf sandwiches, Hello Kitty, pushing oranges with your nose and firing dogs into space.

43 minOCT 29
Comments
RotD: 29th October - This week in records: Most expensive sandwich, most powerful bomb detonated, largest Jack O'Lantern, oldest ghost, largest collection of Hello Kitty memorabilia, first dog in orbit, fastest roller coaster

RotD: 22nd October - This week in records: Earthquake-inducing car stereos, first person to barrel over Niagara Falls, most animal traps released on the body, most motorcycles driven over a body on a bed of nails, most sugar cubes balanced, olde

Special guests Orbax & Pepper (The Monsters of Schlock) join us to talk about triggering earthquakes with your car stereo, surviving Niagara Falls in a barrel, the joy of tractors, releasing animal traps on your limbs, being driven over by motorbikes on a bed of nails and how scientists killed the oldest living animal.

46 minOCT 22
Comments
RotD: 22nd October - This week in records: Earthquake-inducing car stereos, first person to barrel over Niagara Falls, most animal traps released on the body, most motorcycles driven over a body on a bed of nails, most sugar cubes balanced, olde

RotD: 15th October - This week in records: Land speed record, tallest house of cards, fastest time to visit every square on the London Monopoly board, fastest circumnavigation by bicycle (female), smallest town with the biggest stuff, loudest bi

The world's longest skidmarks, playing Monopoly on the actual streets of London, a house of cards taller than a giraffe-and-a-half, cycling around the world, the birth of esports, the tiny town with enormous knickknacks, and a bird that can burst your eardrums... [listeners be warned!] With special guest Jane Boatfield (yes, she's real!).

44 minOCT 15
Comments
RotD: 15th October - This week in records: Land speed record, tallest house of cards, fastest time to visit every square on the London Monopoly board, fastest circumnavigation by bicycle (female), smallest town with the biggest stuff, loudest bi

RotD: 8th October - This week in records: Fastest speed on water, fastest window cleaner, first James Bond song at No.1 in the charts, first inflight meal, oldest climber of Mount Everest, fastest 100 m on fire, oldest man to be hanged

What happens when you combine athletics and full-body burning? Is there really a Window Cleaning World Championships? What was the first meal served on a plane? And what's the most popular James Bond song in the charts?

44 minOCT 8
Comments
RotD: 8th October - This week in records: Fastest speed on water, fastest window cleaner, first James Bond song at No.1 in the charts, first inflight meal, oldest climber of Mount Everest, fastest 100 m on fire, oldest man to be hanged

RotD: 1st October - This week in records: Deepest concert, farthest journey on a stand-up paddleboard, largest beer festival, fastest quadruped robot, fastest time to duct-tape oneself to a wall, largest slot machine payout, tallest human pyramid

Craig and Ben are joined by guest presenter Alan Pixsley to discuss, among other things, concerts on the seabed, Oktoberfest, robot dogs, how to duct-tape your Head of Finance to a wall, and multi-million-dollar slot machine winners. What a week!

46 minOCT 1
Comments
RotD: 1st October - This week in records: Deepest concert, farthest journey on a stand-up paddleboard, largest beer festival, fastest quadruped robot, fastest time to duct-tape oneself to a wall, largest slot machine payout, tallest human pyramid

RotD: September 24th - This week in records: Oldest woman accused of murder, oldest ever sloth in captivity, fastest steam-powered motorcycle, shortest stuntman, farthest distance run in 1,000 consecutive hours, deepest underwater wedding

Up for discussion this week are murderous female nonagenarians, decrepit sloths, the world's luckiest condemned man who refused to die, daredevil steam cyclists, a four-foot-tall movie stuntman, the man who ran 2 miles every hour for 1,000 consecutive hours, and one loved-up couple's show of DEEP commitment (scuba-gear required).

42 minSEP 24
Comments
RotD: September 24th - This week in records: Oldest woman accused of murder, oldest ever sloth in captivity, fastest steam-powered motorcycle, shortest stuntman, farthest distance run in 1,000 consecutive hours, deepest underwater wedding
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