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Sunday Sun - - News - By Mike Kelly Reporter mike.kelly@ncj­me­

FROM sweet­corn ker­nel eat­ing to dog walk­ing and scor­ing penal­ties, the North has a whole host of en­tries in the lat­est book of Guin­ness World Records. We trawled through the fa­mous book that de­tails those who have achieved global feats which have not yet been equalled. Our sports stars get a num­ber of hon­ourable men­tions, al­though one for­mer Sun­der­land star has an un­wanted ti­tle. And there’s a fair smat­ter­ing of records you didn’t re­alise were out there to be bro­ken. So here is our list of North East record break­ers:

Held by New­cas­tle United and with added poignancy since the re­cent death of mid­fielder Che­ick Tiote who scored the never-to-be-for­got­ten equaliser in the game. It was of course against Ar­se­nal when the Mag­pies trailed 4-0 af­ter the first 26 min­utes be­fore net­ting four goals in the fi­nal 22 min­utes to earn a point at St James’ Park in Fe­bru­ary 2011. From the sub­lime.... Ian Richard Purvis from Sun­der­land is the proud holder of this records hav­ing eaten 236 sweet­corn ker­nels in 3 min­utes, us­ing a cock­tail stick in Au­gust, 2003.

The largest dog walk in­volved 22,742 dogs who took part in the Great North Dog Walk or­gan­ised by An­thony Carlisle which was held on the Leas, South Shields, in June 2011.

Dare­devil Ian Drum­mond from Houghtonle-Spring holds this record with a bi­cy­cle jump of 4.06 m (13 ft 3.84 in) at an event in New­cas­tle in Au­gust, 2012.

5 The most self­ies taken in three min­utes.

The first of three records held by Toon le­gend Alan Shearer. He was part of a record at­tempt which saw 134 self­ies taken in three min­utes at New­cas­tle School for Boys in April this year.

6 The largest col­lec­tion of 2000 AD mem­o­ra­bilia.

How he man­ages to fit it into his home who knows, but Robert Ste­wart from Sun­der­land holds this record with 10,018 items, ver­i­fied on March 2016.

7 The fastest time to re­cite the first verse of a song by a team of two.

One of those odd records we pre­dict a few of the peo­ple read­ing this will have a go at. The record is 7.06 sec­onds and is held by BBC New­cas­tle pre­sen­ter Jon Harle and Sean Shan­non from Canada, who re­cited al­ter­nate words of ‘Rock Around the Clock’ by Bill Ha­ley and the Comets on Novem­ber 13, 2008 as part of Guin­ness World Records Day.

8 & 9 Most suc­cess­ful penal­ties taken in the English Premier League plus most goals.

It’s than man again. Alan Shearer scored 56 penal­ties in the English Premier League while play­ing for Black­burn Rovers and New­cas­tle United from 1992–2006. Shearer has also missed the most too – 11 in to­tal, in­clud­ing a fa­mous one against Sun­der­land -– how­ever there is no Guin­ness World Record cat­e­gory for this. But there is for the all-time Premier League top scorer, which Shearer holds with 260 goals. The dog walk record was bro­ken in the Great North Dog Walk of 2011

Alan Shearer holds record for the most Premier League goals and penal­ties 1 Largest come­back in Premier League His­tory

4 The long­est plat­form-to-plat­form bi­cy­cle jump 10 Long­est win­less streak by a foot­ball player in the English Premier League. We’re sure Jack Rod­well is ab­so­lutely de­lighted to claim this record which he achieved while play­ing for Sun­der­land and...

2 Most sweet­corn ker­nels eaten in three min­utes us­ing a cock­tail stick 3 Largest dog walk

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