record breakers: April 2011 Archives

275x250.jpgA musician has scooped a place in the record books, not for having a best selling album or massive attendance at a concert… but for having am overly wordy song title.

Mikhail Tank has secured his place in history by releasing a single with a 44 word title - that's more words than are included in the entire lyrics of some songs.

In fact the Russian born artist says the title of the digitally released single is so long it's not included on the cover-art.

While the single (available on Amazon) was released in October last year, Tank only recently received his Guinness World Records confirmation and certificate.

In case you were wondering, the song title is… "Simplify When You Get Crowded Inside, Certain Ones Prefer to Drink Your Energy, Falling Right Into The Hands of Time, Release Those Who Deprive, Throw Away Ties That Bind, Just Simplify, No Need to Overextend Yourself, When They Just Rely on Your Time. No."

275x250.jpgAnother London Marathon has come and gone, and while most runners wanted to achieve their best time, few would have thought they had a shot at a world record.

But that's where they were wrong. 35 new Guinness World Records were achieved at the 2011 Virgin London Marathon… in some pretty odd categories.

Runners this year set records such as the fastest marathon completed on crutches and the most Rubik’s cubes solved whilst running a marathon.

Other crazy records included the fastest marathon dressed as a superhero, the fastest marathon while carrying 60 lb pack and the money raised by a marathon runner.

So next year, we will not only be setting out to compete in the London Marathon, but also seeing if we can't become record holders in the process… is there a record for the fastest marathon quitter?

275x250.jpg Bubble-blowing history has been made after bubble fan Samsam Bubbleman set a new world record for blowing the most bubbles blown inside another bubble.

The bubbleologist (yes that's apparently a thing) managed to blow a breathtaking 71 bubbles inside another giant bubble that measured approximately 47cm in diameter.

His creation took Samsam over two hours to blow and is said to have required perfect timing and conditions including low wind speed, low humidity and, of course, no rain.  

Luckily he didn't blow his chance at setting the world record, well he did, but only in the good way, if you get what we mean.

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