FUR-NOMENAL!

Cat that bal­ances dice on his paw … and other bizarre record break­ers

Daily Mail - - News - By David Wilkes

FORGE­T the first four-minute mile, the fastest car or even the world’s long­est beard.

To get into the record books to­day, you have to stretch the bound­aries of the hu­man imag­i­na­tion as well as phys­i­cal en­durance.

so the lat­est list in­cludes a fire-eat­ing ac­ro­bat, a speedy sausage maker … and a cat that can balance a tower of dice on his paw. All make it into Guinness World Records 2019, along­side a skip­ping dog, a rocket man and a six-legged ro­bot.

Bibi the black and white moggy tri­umphs in what is surely one of the most bizarre cat­e­gories – most dice stacked on a cat’s paw. He man­aged to balance ten.

His owner ap­par­ently dis­cov­ered the three-year-old’s tal­ent by ac­ci­dent.

Bibi be­came an in­ter­net star af­ter videos were posted on­line of him barely bat­ting a whisker while the dice were stacked on his rear paw as he re­clined on a bed at home in se­lan­gor, malaysia.

Not to be out­done, Jessica, a nine-yearold Jack Rus­sell, and his owner Rachael Grylls, 39, from lew­down, Devon, set a record for the most skips by a dog and a per­son in one minute us­ing a sin­gle rope. Their 59 skips broke the pre­vi­ous best, set by a Ja­panese bea­gle.

Tom Bag­nall, from Chea­dle, stafford­shire, broke the pre­vi­ous fastest for a jet­pro­pelled go-kart, achiev­ing 112.29mph dur­ing film­ing for CBBC’s Of­fi­cially Amaz­ing. matt Den­ton, of Wick­ham, Hamp­shire, makes it into the book for cre­at­ing the largest ride­able hexa­pod ro­bot, man­tis, a two-ton ma­chine mea­sur­ing over 9ft high and 16ft in di­am­e­ter.

Butcher Barry John Crowe, 28, of Ca­van, Ire­land, earns his place by mak­ing 78 sausages a minute, while psy­chol­ogy grad­u­ate Ryan luney, 22, set the record for the most fire-breath­ing back­flips in a minute, 14.

mr luney, from Car­rick­fer­gus, North­ern Ire­land, al­ready held two records, the long­est re­verse vault (14ft 3.8in) and the low­est stand­ing back som­er­sault (10in).

He said: ‘It is an in­cred­i­ble feel­ing to have made the Guinness World Records book. As a child re­ceiv­ing it for Christ­mas, you al­ways wished you were in it.’ Also in the hal­lowed pages this year is Ash Ran- dall, 29, from Cardiff, who con­trolled a foot­ball with the soles of the feet for 93 sec­onds while on the roof of a mov­ing car.

Amer­i­can Brooke­lynn Bley, 24, earned her place for per­form­ing a box split – stand­ing with one leg in the air – while spin­ning six hula hoops for 70.3 sec­onds. Other strange record hold­ers in­clude Betty Goed­hart, 85, from Cal­i­for­nia, the old­est per­form­ing female fly­ing trapeze artist, and su­miko Iwa­mura, 83, from Tokyo, the old­est pro­fes­sional club DJ.

Guinness World Records 2019 is on sale to­day at £20.

‘Al­ways wanted to be in the book’

Are you fe­line lucky? Bibi on his way to the dice stack record. He even­tu­ally man­aged ten

Rocket man: Tom Bag­nall reached a speed of 112.29mph in his jet-pro­pelled go-kart

Sausage supremo: Barry John Crowe’s 78 in a minute

Flip­ping mar­vel: Fire-eater Fire eater Ryan Luney did 14 tum­bles in a minute

Mon­ster ma­chine: Matt Den­ton in his 9ft high, 16ft di­am­e­ter six-legged Man­tis ro­bot

Hoop hooray: Brooke­lynn Bley does a box split with six hu­las

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