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Kazuhiro Watanabe has the tallest hair in the world

FACE of the day: Kazuhiro Watanabe, 40, a fashion designer from Tokyo, shows off his 3-foot-8-point-6-inch hairdo in New York City’s Washington Square Park. To make it stand upright he says it takes stylists two hours, one can of gel and three cans of hairspray. He’s in the Guinness World Records book 2012. Hey, it’s a hobby…

Posted: 13th, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment

The Flaming Lips vs Jay Z

THE Flaming Lips are taking on Jay Z in a bid to beat the rapper’s world record for “most live concerts in 24 hours in multiple cities”.

Jay Z achieved the Guinness World Record in 2006 when he performed seven times in seven cities in one day. The Flaming Lips will attempt the record on 27 June, when they are scheduled to perform eight shows in eight cities.

In a press release Flaming Lips singer Wayne Cole said: “I’ve accepted the attempt at breaking the world record of performing eight shows in 24 hours. And I’ve explained to the music freaks at MTV, VH1 and CMT that I am not a host… but I always like the way that Jerry Lewis would get all sweaty toward the end of his yearly telethon… To play and sing Flaming Lips songs at 8:00 in the morning… Well…I’m open to new experiences.”

The Flaming Lips call themselves “Oklahoma’s psychedelic alternative rock band”. Famed for their extravagant live shows, Q Magazine once listed them as one of the “50 Bands To See Before You Die”.

The Flaming Lips’ world record plans announcement, on the band’s website, does not specify which eight cities’ inhabitants will get the chance to take up Q Magazine‘s advice, but here’s a taster of what could be in store:

Posted: 23rd, May 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment

Specious World Record of the Day – monkey runner Kenichi Ito

SPECIOUS World Record ofr the Day – Kenichi Ito is the monkey runner of Tokyo. He can run like an African Patas monkey. Says he:

“When I occasionally saw a monkey that could run fast, I knew I’d found it. From that point on, I practised running like a monkey every day.”

Adding with a nod to Brass Eye:

“But on the first day, a hunter mistook me for a wild boar, and he tried to shoot me.”

YouTube link.

Posted: 20th, April 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment

A New Guinness World Record For The Tallest Tower Of Poppadoms

poppadoms-1TO NOTTIGNHAM’S Curry Lounge, where proprietor Arfan Razak and staff and endeavouring to set a new Guinness World Record for the tallest tower of poppadoms, currently held by builder Peter ‘Five Bellies’ of the Raj Poot Curry Club, Basildon.

On their way to the record-braking 151 cm tower, the lads came very close to also achieving the World Record for the Most Specious Experiment, a record the BBC is making its own by seeing which of Graham Norton and John Barrowman it can give the most work to.

Pictures- prepare to be amazed…

Posted: 22nd, July 2009 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2)