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2014 Guinness World Records

Published 4:40 PM ET, Thu September 12, 2013
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These record holders appear in the 2014 Guinness World Records Book, which was published on September 10. The longest beard on a woman, belongs to Vivian Wheeler from the U.S. The beard was measured at 10.04 inches (25.5 centimeters) from the follicle to the tip of hair on April 8, 2011. James Ellerker/Guinness World Records
The smallest living dog, in terms of height, is a female Chihuahua called Milly, who measured 3.8 inches (9.65 centimeters) tall on February 21 and is owned by Vanesa Semler of Dorado, Puerto Rico. Courtesy Photog:/Guinness World Records
Leilani Franco, representing UK and Philippines, traveled in a contortion roll a distance of 65 feet 7.2 inches (20 meters) in a time of 17.47 seconds at the Royal Festival Hall in London, on March 11. A contortion roll requires the contortionist to start with their feet on the ground before arching backwards and propelling forward in a chest down roll. Franco performed 25 full body revolutions while in the chest stand position in one minute at the Box Theater in Soho, London.
The largest living cat is Hercules, an adult male liger, lion and tigress hybrid, currently housed at Myrtle Beach Safari, a wildlife reserve in South Carolina. In total length, he measures 131 inches (3.33 meters), stands 49 inches (1.25 meters) at the shoulder, and weighs 922 pounds (418.2 kilograms). James Ellerker/Guinness World Records
The fastest female wearing high heels for a 100-meter dash was Julia Plecher from Germany. She ran 14.531 seconds on the set of Guinness World Records in Europa Park, Rust, Germany, on July 13, 2012. Richard Bradbury/Guinness World Records
The largest rideable bicycle has a wheel diameter of 10 feet, 9.92 inches (3.3 meters) and was built by Didi Senft from Germany, and measured at Pudagla, Germany, on October 2, 2012. Richard Bradbury/Guinness World Records
Sansweet, from the U.S., has amassed an estimated 300,000 unique items, of Star Wars memorabilia, at Rancho Obi-Wan in northern California. As of May 15, only 90,546 items have been accurately audited and cataloged -- a number sufficient enough, however, to beat the previous Guinness World Records figure by a factor of four. Sansweet estimates that the cataloging process will take years to complete, as his collection continues to grow. Ryan Schude/Guinness World Records
The smallest roadworthy car measures 25 inches (63.5 centimeters) high, 2 feet, 1.75 inches (65.41 centimeters) wide and (4 feet, 1.75 inches (126.47 centimeters). It was created by Austin Coulson, from the U.S., and measured in Carrollton, Texas, on September 7, 2012. James Ellerker/Guinness World Records
The fastest crossing of a tightrope by a dog was 18.22 seconds and was achieved by Ozzy, a Border Collie/Kelpie crossbreed, on February 1, at F.A.I.T.H. Animal Rescue, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records
The largest chair measured 98 feet, 5 inches (30 meters) tall. It was made by XXXLutz together with Holzleimbauwerk Wiehag GmbH and was completed and presented in St. Florian, Austria, on February 9, 2009. Richard Bradbury/Guinness World Records
The tallest rideable motorcycle measures 16 feet, 8.78 inches (5.10 meters) tall from the ground to the top of the handlebars. It was constructed by Fabio Reggiani, from Italy, and the motorcycle was ridden over a 100-m course at Montecchio Emilia, Italy, on March 24, 2012. Richard Bradbury/Guinness World Records
The shortest donkey in terms of height is KneeHi, born in 2007, a brown jack who measured 25.29 inches (64.2 centimeters) to the top of the withers at Best Friends Farm in Gainesville, Florida, on July 26, 2011. A registered miniature Mediterranean donkey, KneeHi is owned by Jim and Frankie Lee. James Ellerker/Guinness World Records
The tallest useable pogo stick is 9 feet, 6.5 inches (2.91 meters) achieved by Fred Grzybowski, from the U.S., at the Toronto International Busker Festival on August 7, 2011. James Ellerker/Guinness World Records
The largest walking robot measures 51 feet, 6 inches (15.72 meters) in length, 40 feet, 5 inches (12.33 meters) in width, 26 feet, 10 inches (8.20 meters) in height and was made by Zollner Elektronik AG, in Zandt, Germany. It was displayed in Berlin, Germany, on September 27, 2012. Richard Bradbury/Guinness World Records