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Sweet! Indian bakers make world's 'longest' cake

Jan 16, 2020 - 9:34 AM

The cake is about 6.5 kilometers long, and is made with 12,000 kilograms of sugar and flour

YUM. A baker prepares an approximatively 6.5-km long cake as an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cake, in Thrissur in south Indian state of Kerala on January 15, 2020. (Photo by Arun Sankar/AFP)

IN PHOTOS: Sorsogon sets Guinness World Record for largest Philippine folk dance

Nov 01, 2019 - 11:42 AM

Over 7,000 people, including Governor Francis 'Chiz' Escudero and wife actress Heart Evangelista, perform the Pantomina sa Tinampo at Sorsogon's Kasanggayahan Festival for the historic feat

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD. Sorsogon sets a Guinness World Record for largest Filipino folk dance on October 31, 2019. Photo from Sorsogon Provincial Tourism Office

Bayambang, Pangasinan lands on Guinness World Records

Apr 17, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Bayambang's St Vincent Ferrer statue, which is taller than the Statue of Liberty, wins the record for the world's 'tallest bamboo sculpture'

Japanese woman confirmed as world's oldest person aged 116

Mar 09, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Kane Tanaka, oldest person in the world, says her happiest moment is 'now'

OLDEST. Kane Tanaka, a 116-year-old Japanese woman, celebrates with the official recognition of Guinness World Records' world's oldest verified living person in Fukuoka on March 9, 2019. Photo from Jiji Press/AFP

Netizens rage over Cove Manila's balloon drop world record attempt

Dec 29, 2018 - 7:22 PM

According to the Guinness World Records website, record managers no longer monitor attempts which are detrimental to the environment

The week in photos: September 29-October 5, 2018

Oct 06, 2018 - 5:46 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SURFER DUDES. Dogs ride a wave in tandem during the 10th annual Surf City Surf Dog contest in Huntington Beach, California on September 29, 2018. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

BTS fans attempt to beat record for most used Twitter hashtag in 24 hours

May 19, 2018 - 12:40 PM

AlDub still holds the world record for the category

Mexican man, once the world's fattest, dreams of walking again

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:06 AM

Now 33 years old, Juan Pedro Franco currently weighs in at 760 pounds, but his doctor expects him to lose about 100 kilos more in the next year and a half

A MATTER OF FAT. Mexican Juan Pedro Franco, the heaviest man in the world according to the Guinness World Records in 2017 with a weight of 595 kilograms, exercises at his house in Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico on February 17, 2018. Ulises Ruiz/AFP

The week in photos: September 23-29, 2017

Sep 30, 2017 - 2:01 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

CRISIS CASUALTIES. Dead bodies of Rohingya Muslim refugees lay on the shore of Inani beach, near Cox's Bazar on September 28, 2017. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

LOOK: UST students pay tribute to teachers the grandest way

Sep 29, 2017 - 5:32 PM

The attempt to set a new Guinness world record is part of the celebration of the National Teachers' Month

#THANKYOUTEACHER. UST students vie for the Guinness World Record for Largest Human Sentence at UST in observance of National Teacher's Month. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' enters Guinness World Records

Oct 28, 2016 - 11:09 PM

The 45 second song which went viral after Justin Bieber tweeted about it is the shortest song on the Billboard Hot 100

PINEAPPLE PEN! 'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' breaks into the Guinness World Records for shortest song to make it to the Billboard Hot 100. Screengrab from YouTube/CHEE YEE Teoh

'Felix Manalo' movie premiere sets two new world records

Oct 05, 2015 - 11:43 AM

The movie is awarded with the Largest Attendance For A Film Screening and Largest Attendance For A Film Premiere by the Guinness World Records

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is the 'Selfie King'

May 28, 2015 - 3:11 PM

Kim Kardashian doesn t have anything on The Rock

New PH Guinness record: Longest parade of tricycles

Apr 09, 2015 - 12:08 PM

Guinness World Records representatives declare the new official world record in Cauayan City Isabela where 681 tricycles successfully joined the bid

LONGEST TRICYCLE PARADE. A total of 685 tricycles participated in the parade in Cauayan, Isabela, but only 681 were included in the official count, enough to land a new world record. Photo from the Facebook page of Governor Faustino Dy III

Mindanao sets new world record for most trees planted

Feb 23, 2015 - 8:51 PM

The Philippines beats India after planting over 2 million trees in an hour

WORLD RECORD. Mindanaoans break the Guinness world record of planting the most number of trees within an hour on September 26, 2014. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Do you wanna build a snowman? Japanese city makes 1,585

Feb 16, 2015 - 8:57 PM

More than 600 people race to complete a whopping 1 585 snowmen in an hour

World tallest and shortest men meet on Records Day

Nov 14, 2014 - 1:57 PM

Other records broken include: largest gathering of people dressed as penguins world s largest high heeled shoe and longest uninterrupted live weather report

WORLD RECORDS. Chandra Bahadur Dangi, from Nepal, (L) the shortest adult to have ever been verified by Guinness World Records, poses for pictures with the world's tallest man Sultan Kosen from Turkey, to mark Guinness World Records Day.

Philippines 'breaks world tree-planting record'

Sep 27, 2014 - 4:44 PM

Official certification from Guinness World Records will still take weeks but government officials expressed confidence that with 3 2 million trees planted in an hour in Mindanao they had broken the record set by India in 2011

WORLD RECORD. Mindanaoans try to break the Guinness world record of planting the most number of trees within an hour on September 26, 2014. Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Mindanao plants 3M trees in an hour, challenges world record

Sep 26, 2014 - 9:28 PM

Mindanao aims for the count to reach 4 6 million and top the Guinness World Record of 1 9 million trees currently held by India

WORLD RECORD. Mindanaoans try to break the Guinness world record of planting the most number of trees within an hour on September 26, 2014. Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Zeus, tallest dog in the world, has died

Sep 13, 2014 - 10:21 AM

The dog who died of old age would have celebrated his 6th birthday in November

Screenshot from Guinness World Records' YouTube video

Iglesia ni Cristo breaks 2 Guinness records

Jul 27, 2014 - 12:03 PM

UPDATED Dubbed by a sociologist as a religion in the world the Iglesia ni Cristo now holds 8 record titles with the Guinness World Records

GLOBAL SPOTLIGHT. The Iglesia ni Cristo receives the certification of its two new record titles with Guinness World Records on July 27, 2014, the INC's 100th anniversary. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

TRIVIA: Mothers and Mother's Day

May 11, 2014 - 8:30 AM

As we celebrate Mother s Day Rappler lists some interesting facts about mothers and this celebration

Photo from Shutterstock

Thousands of candles form PH map in world record bid

Apr 15, 2014 - 12:25 AM

A total of 56 680 candles formed the Philippine map in Iloilo The old world record set by Pakistan in December 2009 appears to have been topped

WORLD RECORD BID. Participants stand next to lit candles in a bid to set a new world record for largest flaming image in Iloilo on April 14, 2014. Photo by Tara Yap/AFP

PH Basketball Marathon sets new Guinness record

Mar 29, 2014 - 1:07 PM

A new Guinness record has been set by the Philippines for the longest game of basketball at 120 hours one minute and 7 8 seconds

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD. Team Walang Iwanan and Team Bounce playing for the new longest basketball record. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

PH basketball marathon eyes Guinness record

Mar 29, 2014 - 4:57 AM

In a gym in Pasig two teams are competing to break the world record for the longest continuous basketball gym all to benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan

BASKETBALL DOESN'T STOP. Team Walang Iwanan and Team Bounce play at the Meralco Gym in Pasig, aiming to reach 120 consecutive hours on the court. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Philippines bid to set world record for biggest 'woman' symbol

Mar 08, 2014 - 2:41 PM

The women s symbol puts a spotlight on how women are poised to become the social and economic powerhouses of the future says Coca Cola Adel Tamano

Thousands in Philippines sign up to break organ donor record

Feb 28, 2014 - 8:45 PM

Guinness did not immediately certify the Manila donations

Davao City set to break world record for horn blowers

Jan 01, 2014 - 2:35 PM

With more than 7 000 horn blowers during New Year s Eve Duterte land has surpassed the current record held by Japan Guinness is validating the number

RECORD-BREAKING. 32-year-old Okoron Hariraya displays party horns which he peddles around Davao City. Photo by Rappler/Karlos Manlupig

Dubai dazzles in global 2014 party

Jan 01, 2014 - 6:58 AM

The Middle East hub was hoping to break the Guinness World Record for the largest ever display pledging to set off more than 400 000 fireworks

DAZZLING DISPLAY. Fireworks explode over Palm Jumeirah in Dubai on January 1, 2014 to celebrate the new year as Dubai kicked off New Year with a dazzling bid for a new world record to cap those the Gulf city state already holds for its mammoth property developments. Photo by AFP

Will Davao break world record for most number of party blowers?

Dec 31, 2013 - 5:33 PM

This is the goal of the city this New Year Firecrackers and pyrotechnics have been banned in Davao for 11 years

Dubai promises record-breaking New Year's Eve firework show

Dec 26, 2013 - 1:40 PM

Dubai is set to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Firework Display

LARGEST FIREWORK DISPLAY. The show will feature over 400,000 colourful fireworks and a series of amazing scenes

Another world record for PH in laundry

Aug 24, 2013 - 9:32 PM

The Philippines sets a world record in hand washing fabric surpassing Vietnam

HAND-WASHING CHALLENGE. Participants from around the metropolis show passion in laundry

World's 'oldest woman' dies in China

Jun 11, 2013 - 6:05 PM

China claims the world s oldest woman dies but international authorities doubt she was 127 years old

OLDEST WOMAN? China says Luo Meizhen dies at the age of 127 but international authorities doubt that she is the world’s oldest woman. File photo from Xinhua

How captivity killed Lolong

Mar 29, 2013 - 12:37 PM

Rappler learns how Lolong died due to multiple organ failure due to stress from how he was held in captivity

GARGANTUAN CROC. GARGANTUAN. Lolong still looked healthy in this file picture taken inside his pen at the Bunawan Eco-Park just days after the reptile was captured in September 2011. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

Bacolod mass wedding: 2,013 couples marry in 2013

Feb 17, 2013 - 3:05 PM

Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao Senator Franklin Drilon and former Ilocos Sur Gov Chavit Singson were among the sponsors of the wedding officiated by Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia

Did typhoon Pablo kill Lolong?

Feb 12, 2013 - 12:32 PM

The storm created a change in temperature that may have affected the croc s eating habits leading to his death a British specialist says

SO LONG, LOLONG. The lifeless body of the monster croc is packed with ice for the necropsy on February 11 in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur. Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem

Aussie croc now No. 1 after Lolong's death

Feb 12, 2013 - 10:15 AM

The 5 48 m reptile based in Cairns Australia is now the world s largest crocodile in captivity after Lolong passed away on Sunday

'So long, Lolong'

Feb 11, 2013 - 6:05 PM

Dr Adam Britton says Lolong helped raise awareness of crocodiles and raise funds for the conservation of the Agusan Marsh

CROC GURU. Dr. Adam Britton has been studying crocodiles for over 20 years and is now a senior partner at a research firm in Australia. Photo courtesy of Big Gecko Crocodilian Research & Consulting

Cebu City does 'Gangnam Style'

Dec 08, 2012 - 8:40 AM

Over 10 000 students bid for a Guinness World Record dancing Gangnam Style

Pinay jigsaw puzzler sets Guinness record

Nov 29, 2012 - 8:17 PM

Piecing together over a thousand jigsaw puzzles a Filipina makes it to the Guinness World Records

WORLD RECORD. Georgina Gil Lacuna holds up her world record certificate for having the largest collection of jigsaw puzzles. Photo from AFP

Live Blog: The Glorietta vibe

Nov 29, 2012 - 5:59 PM

The Rappler team live blogs from Glorietta in Makati City

Image from Glorietta's Facebook page

Thailand breaks world record for group massage

Aug 30, 2012 - 5:38 PM

A total of 1 282 Thai masseurs and masseuses broke the Guinness World Record for biggest simultaneous group massage

'Lolong' is world's biggest captured croc—Guinness

Jun 25, 2012 - 8:18 PM

Lolong s record is expected to boost tourism of sleepy Mindanao town