Can he set a new record?
...Or has Ben grown a lot since the last series?
The pair prepare for battle
This challenger would walk through hoops to get a Guinness World Records title
Presenter Ben Shires gets to meet a lot of incredible record holders on the show
Adjudicator Shantha is not impressed!
Marawa holds lots of records for her hula hooping talents
Mark looking stern in front of a big haystack
Who will get a gunging on the show? The audience decides!
Will a new record be set?
Mr Cherry prepares for a record attempt
What's going on here?
Some professional drivers about to attempt some records
The top secret Officially Amazing bunker studio
Shantha in the Officially Amazing bunker studio
An incredible motorcycle ramp jump
We think Ben should stick to being a presenter...
US Ray is very good at athletic record challenges
Imagine trying to find a needle in this...
Hoping to set some exciting records on the show
The Officially Competitive team: Mr Cherry, US Ray and Sizzling Steve
Alastair Moffatt is a multiple record-breaking stunt driver
Sizzling Steve sitting down in the Officially Amazing bunker studio
Adjudicator Mark judges a tennis record attempt
Petr Čech (CZE) kept the ball out of his net in 174 games between 15 Aug 2004 and 7 Feb 2016, while playing for two clubs: Chelsea (2004–15) and Arsenal (2015–).
The most starts for a Premier League football (soccer) player is 572 and was achieved by Gareth Barry (UK) playing for Aston Villa, Manchester City and Everton between 2 May 1998 and 11 May 2016.
Harnaam Kaur (UK, b. 29 Nov 1990) was aged 24 years 282 days when she was confirmed to have a full beard, in Slough, UK, on 7 Sep 2015. Harnaam began to grow facial hair at the age of 11. She is an avid body- confidence and anti-bullying activist.
Lizzy, a Great Dane, stood 96.41 cm (3 ft 1.96 in) tall in Fort Myers, Florida, USA, on 14 Nov 2014. She was measured aged seven years, but owner Greg Sample says she was this tall by the age of three. He calls her a “show-stopper”, adding that she always attracts attention when they’re out and about.
The most tricks performed by a dog in one minute is 32, achieved by Smurf and his owner Sarah Humphreys (both UK) in Hertfordshire, UK, on 7 August 2015.
The most tricks performed by a cat in one minute is 24, achieved by Didga and her owner Robert Dollwet (USA/Australia) in Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia, on 5 February 2016. Didga completed tricks varying from rolling over to jumping over a bar whilst on a skateboard.
The longest monster truck was created by Brad and Jen Campbell (both USA) of Big Toyz Racing and is currently operated by Russ Mann (USA). The truck measured 9.8 m (32 ft) long at Last Stop in White Hills, Arizona, USA on 10 July 2014.
Ludo, owned by Kelsey Gill (UK), measured 118.33 cm (3 ft 10.6 in) long on 6 Oct 2015 in Wakefield, UK. Ludo is one of the oldest American breeds: a Maine Coon, named after the US state. There is a myth – impossible in reality, but encouraged by its typical brown tabby colouring and abundant fur – that it resulted from matings between semi-wild cats and raccoons. The Maine Coon’s robust health and companionable, lively personality has ensured its popularity as a family pet for well over a century.
No one likes to be called a big mouth… but in the case of Bernd Schmidt (DEU), it’s actually a record-breaking compliment! The gap between his incisors measured 8.8 cm (3.46 in), as officially ratified at a dental practice in Wendlingen, Germany, on 17 Jan 2015. The measurement was confirmed by dentist Silvia Locklair. Bernd’s son had asked him to submit an attempt after seeing this record listed in the 2015 edition of Guinness World Records.
Maxwell Day (UK) is able to rotate his right foot through 157°, as verified in London, UK, on 23 Sep 2015. Maxwell was discovered at the Minecraft conference Minecon 2015 – he saw a picture of the previous record holder and told a Guinness World Records team member that he could break the record. In fact, Maxwell can rotate both his feet, although he can “only” rotate his left foot 143°.
The largest collection of hamburger related items belongs to Harry Sperl, (a.k.a. Hamburger Harry, Germany) and consists of 3,724 items, verified in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, on 20 September 2014.
George Frandsen (USA) owns 1,277 coprolites, or fossilized faeces, as documented at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Florida, USA, on 1 Aug 2015. His prehistoric poo comes from 15 states in the USA and eight countries worldwide. George began finding the fossils on camping trips to Utah as a youngster. A prize piece is “Precious” (below right), his largest true-to-form coprolite, weighing in at 1.92 kg (4 lb 3.5 oz). It was found in South Carolina and dates from the Miocene epoch, 23.8–5.3 million years ago. It is naturally glossy, feels and smells like rock, and was produced by a huge crocodilian species around 6 m (20 ft) long. “Coprolite” comes from the Greek for “dung stone”.
The largest clogs / wooden shoes measure 3.5 m (11 ft 5 in) long, 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) wide and 1.48 m (4 ft 10 in) tall and were created by Jim Bolin (USA) and verified in Casey, Illinois, USA, on 20 October 2015.
On 4 Apr 2014, a chess king measuring 5.076 m (16 ft 7 in) tall and 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) in diameter at its base was unveiled by the Gitok technical school (BEL) in Kalmthout, Belgium. The piece was made during lessons in which students learned artisanal skills such as woodworking. The attempt was also a team-building exercise, and helped to raise money and awareness for an orphanage and cancer charity.
Tyler Wright (USA) is the proud owner of a head of hair that measures 25.4 cm (10 in) high, 22.9 cm (9 in) wide and 177 cm (5 ft 10 in) in circumference. Tyler’s afro was measured in St Louis, Missouri, USA, on 19 Jun 2015, when he was 12 years old.
The famous Canadian popstar has sung himself into the new Guinness World Records 2017 book with an incredible eight new record including most streamed track on Spotify in one week with 'What Do You Mean?'
Caspa, owned by Sue Williams (UK), cleared a bar set at 1.13 m (3 ft 8.4 in) during DogFest at Arley Hall in Cheshire, UK, on 14 Jun 2015. The bar was part of a standard horse jump, on which heights were marked at regular intervals.
On 20 Sep 2015, driver Kevin Scott and the UK Monowheel Team (all UK) achieved a speed of 98.464 km/h (61.182 mph) with WarHorse, a monowheel motorcycle, at Elvington airfield in North Yorkshire, UK. Scott broke the previous speed record for single-wheel motorcycling – 91.7 km/h (57 mph), set by Kerry McLean (USA) at Irwindale Speedway in California, USA, on 10 Jan 2001. The team spent two years building WarHorse, which includes a carbon-fibre frame and custom-made parts, but the result more than justified all that effort. The other members of the record-breaking team included Peter Orton, Peter Kay and Tim Mann.
On 20 Oct 2015, Jim and his team debuted yet another Casey landmark – a giant version of a standard US mailbox. It has an internal volume of 5,743.41 cu ft (162.63 m³) and has a stairway inside the post stand so that visitors can climb up to the box. It’s designed to accept mail (which, when deposited, raises a red flag), and Jim intends to use the interior space to set up a museum of mail history. The box is located in Casey’s downtown business district.
Dimitri Panciera (ITA) carefully balanced 121 scoops of ice-cream on a single cone in Forno di Zoldo, Italy, on 20 Sep 2015. In doing so, he topped his own record of 109 scoops, set in the same location on 20 Jul 2014 at the Gelatiamo festival, an annual celebration of the ice-cream that the Val di Zoldo area produces.
Global singing sensation Abel Tesfaye AKA The Weeknd enters Guinness World Records 2017 for the records most streamed album on Spotify in one year, current (unique listeners) and most consecutive weeks in the Top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 by a solo male artist
Rasputin is an eight-year-old Walliser black-necked goat (Capra hircus). The distance between the tips of his horns measured 1.35 m (4 ft 5.1 in) in Lienz, Tyrol, Austria, on 5 Jun 2015.
Lawrence Stump (USA, below) has created a tunable and playable ukulele 3.99 m (13 ft 1 in) long, as verified in Lansing, Michigan, USA, on 11 Dec 2015. The instrument was built using the same methods and materials as a standard-size soprano ukulele – although it is 7.5 times larger.
Keon, an Irish wolfhound owned by Ilse Loodts (BEL), revealed the full extent of his 76.8-cm (2-ft 6.2-in) tail in Westerlo, Belgium, on 18 Aug 2015. Ilse applied for the record on Keon’s behalf when her sons realized that his tail surpassed that of the previous record holder, a fellow wolfhound, by just over 4.5 cm (1.7 in).
Dimitri Panciera (ITA) served up a gigantic ice-cream scoop in Forno di Zoldo, Italy, on 20 Sep 2015. It measured 1.95 m (6 ft 4.7 in) long and 58 cm (1 ft 10.8 in) wide, with a depth of 17 cm (6.6 in). The super-sized scoop has a working mechanism to eject the ice-cream.
David A Book Jr (USA) drew a maze measuring 15.2 m (49 ft 10.4 in) long and 1.12 m (3 ft 8 in) wide at Covington Library in Washington, USA, on 11 Aug 2014. But as you can see, it didn’t take GWR adjudicator Shantha Chinniah long to get to the middle of it…
Most of us find it hard enough to perform “keepie-uppies” at the best of times. But to do it in mid-air? On 14 Dec 2015, in Brentford, London, UK, John Farnworth kept a soccer ball airborne for 29.82 sec while maintaining his balance on a slackline.
Dan Middleton (UK) – better known as “DanTDM” – has amassed a staggering 7,943,141,552 views on his channel as of 23 Aug 2016.
Created by YouTuber “PangaeaPanga”, aka Alex Tan (USA), “Pit of Panga: P-Break” has given even the most experienced Mario players feverish nightmares. As of 21 Mar 2016, the level had been beaten 49 times from 1,550,870 tries since it was created on 21 Sep 2015, producing a miserly completion rate of just 0.0031% (or 0.00% on the official site). That’s the lowest success score of any SMM level that has been attempted at least 500,000 times.
From early 2013 to Dec 2014, Liverpool FC fan Darren Bland (UK) pursued a single career in Football Manager 2010 on PC for 154 seasons. He managed just one team throughout – Fiorentina (ITA) – winning 151 league championships and securing “legendary” status. His marathon game was only brought to an end when a liquid spillage damaged his laptop. Incredibly, the in‑game year was 2163 and his in-game manager would now have been theoretically more than 180 years old.
The most functional gadgets in a cosplay suit is 23, in a Batman suit created by Julian Checkley (UK), demonstrated in Galway, Ireland, on 1 November 2015. Examples include: a fireball launcher, tracking device, smoke bombs, and Batman's signature grapnel gun. Julian's invention has earned him a place in the new Guinness World Records 2017 Gamers Edition book.
On 4–5 Jul 2014, Harry Twyford, Josh Alexander, Matt Smith and James Hickman (all AUS) played the Mario Kart series on the Wii, Wii U and Nintendo 64 for 35 hr 45 min at Brauer College in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia. They had practised for six months, including one 10-hr marathon training session that ended in disaster when one member threw up and the rest fell asleep!
On 23 Jun 2015, crack SMW speed-runner “PangaeaPanga”, aka Alex Tan (USA), completed the game blindfolded in an incredible 23 min 14 sec. He had begun practising his attempt only eight days earlier, mapping out the best route before memorizing musical cues to know when to jump and fire. “This run features three deaths, getting lost briefly in Starworld, baby Yoshi eating the goal tape, and entertaining spectators to keep the hype up for when I was too concentrated on the run,” he said.
The most canned drinks opened by a parrot in one minute is 35 and was achieved by Zac the Macaw in San Jose, California, USA, on 12 January 2012.
The longest snake - ever (captivity) is Medusa, a reticulated python (python reticulatus), and is owned by Full Moon Productions Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. When measured on 12 October 2011, she was found to be 7.67 m (25 ft 2 in) long.
The largest egg on record weighed 2.589 kg (5 lb 11.36 oz) and was laid by an ostrich (Struthio camelus) at a farm owned by Kerstin and Gunnar Sahlin (Sweden) in Borlänge, Sweden, on 17 May 2008.
The largest known land gastropod is the African giant snail Achatina achatina, the largest recorded specimen of which measured 39.3 cm (15.5 in) from snout to tail when fully extended, with a shell length of 27.3 cm (10.75 in) in December 1978. It weighed exactly 900 g (2 lb). Named Gee Geronimo, this snail was owned by Christopher Hudson (1955–79) of Hove, East Sussex, UK, and was collected in Sierra Leone in June 1976.
The tallest cow ever was Blosom, who was owned by Patricia Meads-Hanson (USA), and measured 190 cm (74.8 in) from the hoof to the withers, in Orangeville, Illinois, USA, on 24 May 2014. Sadly Blosom passed away in May 2015 at the age of 13 years old.
The tallest dog ever is ‘Zeus’ (USA) a Great Dane, who measured 1.118 m (44 in) tall on 4 October 2011 and is owned by Denise Doorlag and her family, of Otsego, Michigan, USA. He passed away in 2014.
The longest wave surfed by a dog (open water) is 107.2 meters (351.7 ft), and was achieved by Abbie Girl (USA) at Ocean Beach Dog Beach, in San Diego, California, USA, on 18 October 2011.
The longest fur on a rabbit is 36.5 cm (14.37 in) and belongs to Franchesca, owned by Betty Chu (USA), as measured in Morgan Hill, California, USA, on 17 August 2014.
The fastest 5 m on front paws by a dog is 2.39 sec and was achieved by "Konjo" (USA) at Tustin Sports Park, Tustin, California, USA on 22 December 2014.
The longest jump by a cat is 182.88 cm (6 ft) and was achieved by Alley, owned by Samantha Martin (USA), in Austin, Texas, USA, on 27 October 2013.
A black and tan coonhound named Harbor has the longest ears of any living dog, with measurements of 31.1 cm (12.25 in) for the left ear and 34.3 cm (13.5 in) for the right, as of 8 June 2010. Traditionally a hunting dog, the breed is well known for its distinctive droopy ears, which it uses to sweep up scents from the ground, but Harbor, owned by Jennifer Wert of Colorado, USA, is way ahead of the pack!
Hercules is an adult male liger (a feline hybrid from a lion and tigress) housed at Myrtle Beach Safari, a wildlife reserve in South Carolina, USA. He is 333 cm (10 ft 11 in) in length, stands 125 cm (4 ft 1 in) at the shoulder, and weighs 418.2 kg (922 lb).
The greatest speed achieved by a tortoise is 0.28 m/s (0.92 ft/s) and was achieved by Bertie at Adventure Valley, Brasside, UK on 9 July 2014.
The shortest cow is Manikyam, owned by Akshay N.V. (India), in Kerala, India. She measured 61.1 cm (24.07 in) from the hoof to the withers on 21 June 2014.
Purin has amazing goalkeeping skills, managing to "save" 14 mini footballs on the 22 March 2015.
The longest motorcycle is 26.29 m (86 ft 3 in) long and was created by Bharat Sinh Parmar (India). It was presented and measured at Lakhota lake, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India, on 22 January 2014.
Measuring 6 m (20 ft) in length and made out of 80,020 pieces, Dinosaur Skeleton by Nathan Sawaya (USA) is an actual-size model of the dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex.
The most tennis balls held in the hand is 23 and was achieved by Mahadeo Bhujbal (India) in Pune, Maharashtra, India, on 8 September 2013.
The most hot-dogs eaten in 3 minutes was 6 and was achieved by Takeru Kobayashi (Japan) for Bikkuri Chojin 100 Special #2 (Fuji TV) at Kashiwanohakoen Sogokyogijo, Kashiwa, Japan, on 25 August 2009.
The largest collection of comic books includes 101,822 unique items and is owned by Bob Bretall (USA) of Mission Viejo, California, USA. The achievement was verified on 6 August 2015.
Asako Kanda (Japan) has 4,519 different Hello Kitty items, as of 14 August 2011. Her house is filled with Hello Kitty items, such as Hello Kitty frying pan, Hello Kitty electric fan and Hello Kitty toilet seat!
Davide Andreani’s (ITA) mania for Coca-Cola cans began at the age of five, when he started collecting unfamiliar tins brought home by his father from European business trips. At the last count, confirmed on 14 Aug 2013, Coke addict Davide owned a record 10,558 unique single-brand cans from 87 countries.
The largest collection of James Bond memorabilia belongs to Nick Bennett (UK) and consists of 12,463 items as of 21 November 2013, in Warrington, UK.
The largest collection of Guinness World Records memorabilia consists of 2,164 unique items (including 353 unique annuals) and is owned by Martyn Tovey (UK) of Radstock, UK. His achievement was verified on 25 September 2014.
Mega Pokéfan Lisa Courtney (UK) hasn’t caught them all yet, but she’s way ahead of everyone else. As of 10 Aug 2016, she had 17,127 items.
The largest collection of Batman memorabilia belongs to Kevin Silva (USA) and consists of 2,501 different items as of 25 October 2013, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
The largest collection of Daleks consists of 1,801 distinct items and belongs to Rob Hull (UK) as counted in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK on 25 March 2015.
The largest motorized shopping trolley measures 8.23 m (27 ft) long, 4.57 m (15 ft) tall and 2.43 m (8 ft) wide and wasconstructed by Frederick Reifsteck (USA) and displayed at South Wales, New York, USA, on 20 April 2012.
The most watermelons smashed with the head in one minute is 43 and was achieved by Tafzi Ahmed (Germany) at the Rose Festival event, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, on 27 May 2011.
The most Big Macs consumed was achieved by Donald Gorske (USA), who ate his 28,788th Big Mac in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA, on 24 August 2016.
The largest pizza commercially available has an area of 1.87 m² (20 ft² 36 in²) and is sold as "The Giant Sicilian" at Big Mama's and Papa's Pizzeria, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Tony Gemignani (USA, left) spun 500 g (17.6 oz) of dough for two minutes to form a pizza base measuring 84.33 cm (33.2 in) wide at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, on 20 April 2006 during the filming of Guinness World Records Week for the Food Network channel.
The largest hot dog commercially available weighs 3.18 kg (7 lb) and is available from Gorilla Tango Novelty Meats (USA) for £24.60 ($40) as of 21 March 2011.
The largest collection of prepared food-related items consists of 8,083 items and belongs to Akiko Obata (Japan) in Sanbugun, Chiba, Japan, as of 24 January 2014.
Chad Fell (USA) blew a bubblegum bubble with a diameter of 50.8 cm (20 in) without using his hands at the Double Springs High School, Winston County, Alabama, USA on 24 April 2004.
The shortest man ever was Chandra Bahadur Dangi (Nepal) who measured 54.6 cm (21.5 in) tall as verified at CIWEC Clinic Travel Medicine Center in Lainchaur, Kathmandu, Nepal on 26 February 2012. He sadly passed away in September 2015.
Measured at 4.29 m (14 ft) on 4 Mar 2010, the face furniture of Ram Singh Chauhan (IND) earned him a place in the record books for the longest ’tache of all time. Ram started growing his facial hair in 1970 and, with his wife’s help, grooms his whiskers daily with coconut and mustard oils.
The longest tongue measures 10.1 cm (3.97 in) from its tip to the middle of the closed top lip and belongs to Nick Stoeberl (USA). It was verified in Salinas, California, USA, on 27 November 2012.
The smallest waist belongs to Cathie Jung (USA, b. 1937), who stands at 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) and has a corseted waist measuring 38.1 cm (15 in). Un-corseted, it measures 53.34 cm (21 in).
Shridhar Chillal (India) has the longest fingernails on a single hand ever. The nails on his left hand have a total length of 909.6 cm (358.1 in), as measured in Pune city, Maharashtra, India, on 17 November 2014.
The shortest woman living (mobile) is Jyoti Amge (India, born 16 Dec 1993), who measured 62.8 cm (24.7 in) in Nagpur, India, on 16 December 2011.
The tallest man living is Sultan Kösen (Turkey, b.10 December 1982), who measured 251 cm (8 ft 3 in) in Ankara, Turkey, on 8 February 2011.
With 37 teeth, Vijay Kumar V.A from India has more than anyone in the world.
When measured on 8 May 2004, Xie Qiuping’s (CHN) hair reached a staggering 5.6 m (18 ft 5.5 in). She began growing her locks in 1973 and now needs an assistant to help her carry them when moving around.
Jeison Orlando Rodriguez Hernandez (Venezuela) has the largest feet on a living person, with his right foot measuring 40.1 cm (1 ft 3.79 in) and his left foot measuring 39.6 cm (1 ft 3.59 in), as verified in Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela, on 6 October 2014.
Kim Goodman (USA) can pop her eyeballs to a protrusion of 12 mm (0.47 in) beyond her eye sockets. Her eyes were measured in Istanbul, Turkey, on 2 November 2007.
The most fingers and toes (polydactylism) on a living person is 28, which belong to Devendra Suthar, as verified in Himatnagar, Gujarat, India on 11 November 2014.
The heaviest competing sportswoman living is Sharran Alexander (UK) of London, UK, who weighed 203.21 kg (448 lbs) on 15 December 2011.
On 17 Sep 2009, Reverend Kevin Fast of Ontario, Canada, pulled a CC-177 Globemaster III weighing an incredible 188.83 tonnes (416,299 lb). He hauled the aircraft at the Canadian Forces Base in Trenton, Ontario. Coincidentally, the Globemaster III weighed almost exactly the same as the largest blue whale ever measured (190 tonnes/419,000 lb on 20 Mar 1947).
The farthest arrow shot into a target using the feet is 6.09 m (20 ft) and was achieved by Nancy Siefker (USA) on the set of 'Guinness World Records Unleashed' in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 20 June 2013.
The most BMX time machines in 1 minute is 83 and was achieved by Takahiro Ikeda (Japan) on the set of 'Lo Show dei Record' in Milan, Italy, on 25 June 2014.
The fastest 100 m on forearm crutches inverted is 57.00 seconds and was achieved by Tameru Zegeye (Ethiopia) in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany, on 6 March 2014.
The oldest gymnast is Johanna Quaas (b. 20 November 1925, Germany) who, at the age of 86 years, is a regular competitor in the amateur competition Landes-Seniorenspiele, staged in Saxony, Germany. She performed a floor-and-beam routine on the set of 'Lo Show dei Record' in Rome, Italy, on 12 April 2012, where her record was certified.
Fastest 100 metre hurdles wearing swim fins (male) is 14.82 seconds and was achieved by Christopher Irmscher (Germany) on the set of Guinness World Records - Die Grössten Weltrekorde in Cologne, Germany, on 13 September 2008.
Paulo Gabriel da Silva Barros and Katyucia Lie Hoshino from Brazil have a combined height of just 181.41 cm (71.42 in). They recently visited London to celebrate Guinness World Records Day 2016.
In Tokyo, Japan, Keisuke Yokota broke his own record for the most traffic cones balanced on the chin with an impressive 26
In the United States, an exceptionally talented Macaw parrot became the first animal to set a record on Guinness World Records Day 2016. He managed 19 rings.
Universal Studios Singapore in Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore is celebrating Guinness World Records Day by revealing their record-breaking 824,961 bulb exhibition. ©Resorts World Sentosa
At GoSkydive in Wiltshire, UK, 28-year-old magician Martin Rees set an incredible new record for the most magic tricks performed in a single skydive - 11!
Over in Ibaraki, Japan, quick-footed 23-year-old Ayumi Sakamaki and the Double Dutch team Diana of Toride proved they have the fastest feet in the East by setting a new record for the Most double Dutch-style skips in 30 seconds with an incredible 129.
In Berkshire, UK, Simon Berry and Experience Days marked GWR Day in a very British fashion by enjoying a nice cup of tea. However, 24-year-old Simon is a thrill seeker and decided to attempt the highest bungee dunk ever – a title which saw the challenger throw himself from a platform at Bray Lake Watersports and aim a chocolate hobnob into a mug of tea.
No strangers to setting new records on GWR Day, illustrious exhibition basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters have come back again to smash even more records for this year's celebrations including longest basketball hook shot and most three pointers made by a pair in one minute.