13 Amazing Animals from the Guinness Book

Over 60 years have passed since the birth of ​​a unique book – the Guinness Book of Records.


On May 4, 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, a managing director of Guinness brewery, went hunting in the North Slob, Wexford County, Ireland. When on the way, the group of hunters got into a dispute about what the fastest bird in Europe was. Then, Hugh Beaver had the idea to create a book that would give answers to such controversial issues. The first edition was published in 1955 in the UK.

The records are not only set by people. Animals also have their champions. Have a look!

The world’s smallest cow has the length of 84 centimeters (33 inches) and is owned by Martin and Caroline Ryders from the UK. September 14, 2009.


(Photo: Ranald Mackechnie / Guinness World Records)

Puggy is a dog with the longest tongue in the world, owned by Becky Stanford – the United States. Puggy’s tongue length was measured on May 8, 2009 in Texas, and it was 11.43 centimeters (4.5 inches).


(Photo: Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records)

Edward Watson’s dog from the United States, nicknamed Rose, can catch seven flying discs and hold them all in its mouth.


(Photo: Richard Bradbury / Guinness World Records)

The cat nicknamed Magic, owned by Kimberly and Lee Draper from the United States, has the growth of 43 centimeters (13.4 inches) and is the largest cat in the world. The record was registered on December 17, 2009.


Labrador Tubby, owned by Sandra Gilmore from the UK, helped in the recycling of about 26,000 plastic bottles over the past six years, collecting them during their daily walks.


(Photo: Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records)

Fluffy, a reticulated python, lives in Columbus Zoo, Ohio. When measured in 2009, it turned out that Fluffy was more than 7 meters (almost 276 inches) in length.


(Photo: Richard Bradbury / Guinness World Records)

The smallest Chihuahua dog is Boo Boo with the growth of 10 centimeters (3.93 inches), as measured on May 12, 2007.


(Photo: Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records)

The record for the fastest bursting of 100 balloons is 44.49 seconds and belongs to the terrier called Anastasia, according to the results of the competition, held in Los Angeles on February 24, 2008.


(Photo: Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records)

Colo (date of birth – December 22, 1956) is the first gorilla in history, born in captivity. It now lives in Columbus Zoo, Ohio. At the age of 51 years, it is the oldest gorilla living in captivity.


(Photo: Richard Bradbury / Guinness World Records)

Giant George is the biggest dog in the world. Its growth is 1 meter. Giant George weighs more than 110 kg. Its owner is David Nasser of Tucson, Arizona.


(Photo: Jacob Chinn / Guinness World Records)

The greatest distance that a horse has ever walked on two legs is 29 meters. The record belongs to a horse named Doc, whose rider is Gregory Ancelotti from Italy. The date of the record is April 25, 2009.


(Photo: John Wright / Guinness World Records)

Cat Oscar is the first animal in the world to have received two bionic leg prostheses. Its hind legs were accidentally amputated by trauma in a food processor, and prosthetic paws were transplanted on what had been left from its own ones. Bionic legs are not suitable for outdoor environment, and Oscar became a house cat, but it is certainly grateful for the remaining eight lives.


Sweet Pee, a cross between an Australian Shepherd and Border Collie, has a couple of the most bizarre records: the largest number of steps forward and down, made by a dog, holding the 150 milliliter glass of water (10 steps), and the fastest hundred meters run by a dog with a tin can on its head (2 minutes and 55 seconds).


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