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