Have you ever wondered who can roly-poly the fastest? Or what cool tricks cats and dogs can do? 🐶😸
Or maybe you'd like to help save the natural world and become a Changemaker with Earthwatch? 🌎
If you answered yes to any of those, and you’re ready to start a fun-packed journey, you're in the right place.
Get ready to meet some of our record-breaking superstars! 🤩
Let yourself be inspired by their amazing achievements: every single one of them is a real-life reminder that amazing things can come from focus, enthusiasm and fun.
Fastest 5m on a scooter by a dog and cat (pair)
Cats and dogs are usually mortal enemies, but not these two! 😻🐶
Meet Lollipop the dog and Sashimi the cat, two scooter enthusiasts from Canada. 🛴
Their favourite pastime? Scootering around the house together – a trick they came up with all by themselves, much to the surprise of their owner, Melissa Millett.
With a record of 4.37 seconds, Lollipop and Sashimi confirmed their unlikely partnership as more than a hobby: it’s a record-breaking sensation! 😍
Fastest 100m forward rolls and Most backwards somersault burpees in 30 seconds
Bethany Lodge (UK) is flippin’ good at gymnastics. She’s on a roll after breaking these two records:
- Most back somersault burpees in 30 seconds (female): 5
- Fastest 100 m forward rolls: 42.64 seconds
Beth works as a scientist, but at night time she turns into a ninja; competing on shows such as Ninja Warrior UK. 👩🔬🤸♀️
Beth wants to show the world that exercise can be exciting! 😃
"[The records] are a reminder that exercise doesn’t have to be a chore. It can be fun, or unusual!"
Most skips over a person’s own hair in 30 seconds
Laetitia Ky (Ivory Coast) has many talents. She’s an actress, model, hair artist and record-breaker! 💃
The hair sculptures Laetitia creates are inspired by traditional women in African culture. They can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 3 hours to complete, depending on the style and hair length. 👧🏿
Combining her hair-sculpting abilities and athletic skills, 25-year-old Laetitia set a record by skipping 60 times over a rope made out of her own hair in 30 seconds. That’s 2 skips per second! 😵
Fastest 20m walking on hands
Zion Clark (Ohio, USA) was born with Caudal Regression Syndrome, which meant that his legs never developed.
Even though his childhood was hard, Zion’s positive mindset helped him push through all of life’s challenges. He started wrestling in elementary school and then became a professional in high school! 🤼
Zion appears in Guinness World Records 2022 for the fastest 20m walking on hands – with a super-speedy time of 4.78 seconds. ⚡
After following his dreams and never giving up, Zion has achieved everything he set his mind to so far.
Zion’s next goal is to become the first American athlete to compete in both the Olympic (wrestling) and Paralympic (wheelchair racing) games in 2024. 🥇
Shortest competitive bodybuilder (male)
Pratik Mohite (India) started bodybuilding in 2012. When he first started, he found it hard to hold the weights, due to his small hands. 🤏
Some people called him weak, but Pratik was ready to prove them all wrong.
Measuring just 102 cm (3ft 4in) in height, Pratik’s bodybuilding journey was not easy. His inspiring story is an example of what you can achieve if you’re committed to your passion and don’t listen to any haters.
Pratik’s message is simple but powerful: “Anyone can do anything”
After years of hard work, Pratik finally achieved his goal and enters Guinness World Records 2022 as the world’s shortest competitive bodybuilder (male).🏋️
Guinness World Records 2022 (GWR 2022) is available right now, in shops and online!
From space 🪐 to K-pop 🕺, from YouTubers 👧 to extreme sports 🏹, and with a special focus on the environment, explore 10 fact-packed chapters:
- Make a difference with the environmental champions: the eco-warriors fighting to secure a future for our planet. 🌎
- Take a trip around the most amazing parks and museums with the Virtual Visits. 🏛️
- Hear the powerful voices of our Young Achievers: all under 16, these young editors, athletes, influencers and scientists are shaping the future. 👦👧
- Bring six record-breaking dinosaurs back to life thanks to the Augmented Reality. 🦕
- Explore our Hall of Fame, updated with new record-breaking inductees including pop princes BTS and talented birdwatcher Dr Mya-Rose “Birdgirl” Craig. 🤩
- From the most intelligent creatures to the deadliest plants, dive into the wonders of the natural world (all from the safety of your bedroom). 🐯🌵
- Rediscover your favourite fandoms in the section dedicated to the most successful movie franchises, videogames and brands. Can you guess just how large is the largest Cars memorabilia collection? 🚗
With the effects of climate change already upon us, we chose to focus on the environment in this year’s book. 🌍
Renewable energies, new technologies and protests against environmental destruction: it’s a battle that involves everyone, and we want to be a part of it.
We took extra care to fully respect the environment, making sure that the paper and production processes are eco-friendly. ♻️
Want to know more?
Look out for Rod Hunt’s unmistakable cover, and learn everything about these (and many, many others) record-breaking stars in our brand new 2022 edition.
Get ready to discover your world.