World Records

The Wolfe family met Kevin as a puppy, but he is now three feet and two inches tall.

Meet Kevin, the World's Tallest Dog

The Great Dane measures over three feet tall—about the same size as an average 3-year-old child

Val Castor, a veteran storm chaser for KWTV in Oklahoma City, saw the huge chunk of ice in a ditch on the side of the road.

Pineapple-Sized Hail Stone Falls in Texas—and It Might Set a New State Record

Veteran storm chaser Val Castor spotted the behemoth ice chunk in a ditch near Vigo Park in the Texas panhandle

Ozzie Smith, a 2002 Hall of Fame inductee and member of the show's advisory committee, previews "The Souls of the Game."

Hall of Fame Examines 150 Years of Black Baseball History

A new exhibition begins long before the creation of the Negro Leagues and ends with the triumphs and challenges of today's players

The rocket-firing Boba Fett action figure was supposed to be a giveaway. But executives at American toy company Kenner later realized the missile was a choking hazard.

This Boba Fett Figure Is Now the Most Valuable Vintage Toy in the World

Created in 1979, the rare missile-firing figurine has become a "mythic icon" among collectors

Ace-Liam Ankrah works on a painting.

Guinness Names Ghana Toddler as the 'World's Youngest Male Artist'

Ace-Liam Ankrah, who turns 2 in July, has already hosted a solo exhibition and sold 15 original pieces

The late Bette Nash holds the Guinness World Record for longest career as a flight attendant, as well as oldest active flight attendant.

Bette Nash, Longest-Serving Flight Attendant in the World, Dies at 88

Nash became a flight attendant in 1957 and never stopped working

TOKUFASTbot solved the Rubik's Cube in just 0.305 seconds.

Robot Sets New Rubik's Cube Speed Record, Completing the Puzzle in 0.305 Seconds

A team of Mitsubishi engineers harnessed high-speed motors and an A.I. algorithm to eclipse the previous record, set six years ago

After its century-long disappearance, the book was returned in good condition earlier this year.

Overdue Book Returned to Colorado Library After 105 Years

The Fort Collins library waived the fine, which totaled over $14,000 when adjusted for inflation

A Brazilian flea toad sits on a Brazilian real. The coin is 27 millimeters across.

The World's Smallest Vertebrate Is a Tiny Brazilian Frog, Study Finds

Adult male Brazilian flea toads are just over 7 millimeters long on average, and females measure about 8.15 millimeters

The world's oldest living wild platypus (not pictured) is nearly 24 years old.

The World's Oldest Wild Platypus Shocks Scientists at 24 Years of Age

The animal was tagged in 2000, when it was estimated to be about one year old, and re-discovered alive in the wild last year

Dry and cracked ground at the La Vinuela reservoir near Málaga, Spain, last year. Reservoirs in the country's Catalonia region have fallen to 16 percent capacity amid years of drought and extreme heat.

Earth Clocks Hottest January on Record, Marking 12 Months Above 1.5 Degree Celsius Warming Threshold

Though the world has not officially breached the Paris Agreement, the historic heat on land and at sea is a "significant milestone"

Before his death, Bobi held two world records: the oldest living dog and the oldest dog ever.

Bobi, Known as the 'World's Oldest Dog' at 31, Has Title Suspended Amid Investigation

The long-lived Portuguese canine broke two world records and captured the hearts of people around the globe, but skepticism surrounds his achievement

In the extreme heat of summer 2023, saguaro cactuses died in Arizona.

2023 Broke Temperature Records. Will 2024 Be Even More Extreme?

Climate scientists have confirmed that last year's heat was unprecedented, surpassing records by a wide margin—but it could be one of the coolest years to come

Hercules measures 7.9 centimeters from foot to foot, making him larger than a baseball.

Meet 'Hercules,' the Largest Male Funnel-Web Spider Ever Found

Despite belonging to the most venomous arachnid species on Earth, the spider will be using his bite for good in a program to produce antivenom

Jonathan the tortoise in 2017

The World's Oldest Living Land Animal, a Tortoise Named Jonathan, Turns 191

Even at his advanced age, the Seychelles giant tortoise shows “no sign of slowing down,” his vet tells Guinness World Records

The record-breaking Nightmare Before Christmas mosaic at Sunnyfields Farm is made from several types of pumpkins and squash in various colors.

'Nightmare Before Christmas' Pumpkin Mosaic Sets World Record

The Jack Skellington-inspired display is made from more than 10,000 gourds across 2,081 square feet

Pepper X, the world's hottest pepper

The World Has a New Hottest Pepper

Pepper X is three times spicier than the previous record-holder, the Carolina Reaper

Travis Gienger attends the weigh-in for his 2,749-pound gourd at the 2023 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. 

Minnesota Man Sets World Record With 2,749-Pound Pumpkin

Travis Gienger is a horticulture teacher who grows his award-winning gourds in his backyard

In addition to serving the needs of residents, the Sanquhar Post Office has become a popular tourist attraction.

The World's Oldest Post Office Gets New Owners

A Florida husband-and-wife duo is taking over the 311-year-old site in southern Scotland

Art Weston is waiting to hear whether his catch will break two records.

Angler Catches 283-Pound Alligator Gar in Texas, Potentially Setting Two World Records

Art Weston and Kirk Kirkland spent nearly three hours reeling in the gargantuan fish

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