Flying Cats and Lengthy Tongues: Meet Guinness's Bizarre New Record Breakers

Guinness World Records Book 2015 Weird Record Breakers
From left: Linsey Lindberg, Nick Stoeberl and Broc Brown
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09/16/2014 AT 10:30 AM EDT

Record breaking isn't an activity reserved for Olympians.

There are a baffling number of strange, silly and amazing ways to make it into the books, and Guinness World Records is trying to collect them all.

The franchise recently celebrated its 60th anniversary and released the newest edition of its popular records book.

Joining the oldest living person and fastest dog on two paws is a batch of first-time record breakers. While some of the new spots are filled by celebrities, plenty of the additions are everyday people (or animals) with an unusual talent.



From a high-flying cat to and an extremely tall teen, meet some of the newest stars from Guinness World Records.

Longest Tongue

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Nick Stoeberl

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Record Holder: Nick Stoeberl of Salinas, California
The Numbers: Stoeberl's tongue is 5.75 inches from tip to the middle of his closed top lip

Most Apples Crushed with the Bicep in One Minute

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Linsey Lindberg

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Record Holder: Linsey Lindberg of Los Angeles, California
The Numbers: In 60 seconds, Lindberg can crush 8 apples with her bicep

Largest Yo-Yo

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Beth Johnson

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Record Holder: Beth Johnson of La Rue, Ohio
The Numbers: The yo-yo Johnson designed is 11 feet, 9 inches in diameter and weighs 4,620 pounds

The Longest Jump by a Cat

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Alley the cat

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Record Holder: Alley of Austin, Texas
The Numbers: Alley jumped 6 feet to break the record

Tallest Living Male Teenager

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Broc Brown

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Record Holder: Broc Brown of Chelsea, Michigan
The Numbers: Brown is 7 feet, 1.5 inches tall, making him the tallest boy under the age of 18

Largest Collection of Comic Books

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Bob Bretall

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Record Holder: Bob Bretall of Mission Viejo, California
The Numbers: Bretall's comic book collection includes 94,268 unique items

Longest "Usable" Golf Club

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Karsten Maas

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Record Holder: Karsten Maas of Denmark
The Numbers: Maas's 14-foot-5-inch-long club can drive a ball over 542 feet

Shortest Living Domestic Cat

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Lilieput the cat

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Record Holder: Lilieput of Napa, California
The Numbers: This 9-year-old munchkin cat is only 5.25 inches tall

Largest Male Afro

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Alan Edward Labbe

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Record Holder: Alan Edward Labbe of Waltham, Massachusetts
The Numbers: Labbe's hair is 5.75 inches tall, 8.5 inches wide and has a circumference of 5 feet, 0.75 inches

Largest Electric Guitar

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Largest electric guitar

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Record Holder: The students of Conroe Independent School District Academy of Science and Technology in Conroe, Texas
The Numbers: Modeled on a 1967 Gibson Flying V, this playable guitar is 43 feet, 7.5 inches tall and weighs 2,000 pounds


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