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Ultimate Guinness World Records is a UK television show on Challenge which was broadcast in 2004. The show features clips from 1999—2012 of Guinness World Record attempts. A similar show, New Zealand UGWR, airs in New Zealand.
Challenge is a British free-to-air television channel owned by Sky, a division of Comcast. The channel mostly transmits game shows from the UK and around the world, with some original productions.
Circumnavigation is the complete navigation around an entire island, continent, or astronomical body. This article focuses on the circumnavigation of Earth.
Guinness World Records, known from its inception from 1955 until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. The brainchild of Sir Hugh Beaver, the book was co-founded by twin brothers Norris and Ross McWhirter in Fleet Street, London, in August 1954.
A handshake is a globally widespread, brief greeting or parting tradition in which two people grasp one of each other's like hands, in most cases accompanied by a brief up-and-down movement of the grasped hands. Handshakes are sometimes used to signify romantic relationships.
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu is a hill near Porangahau, south of Waipukurau in southern Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. The height of the hill is 305 metres (1,001 ft). The hill is notable primarily for its unusually long name, which is of Māori origin; it is often shortened to Taumata for brevity. It has gained a measure of fame as it is the longest place name found in any English-speaking country, and possibly the longest place name in the world; according to World Atlas. The name of the hill has also been listed in the Guinness World Records as the longest place name. Other versions of the name, including longer ones, are also sometimes used.
John Edward Lovelock was a New Zealand athlete who became the world 1500m and mile record holder and 1936 Olympic champion in the 1500 metres.
Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre, also known as Macau Tower, is a tower located in Sé, Macau. The tower measures 338 m (1,109 ft) in height from ground level to the highest point. Its observation deck features views, restaurants, theaters, shopping malls and the Skywalk X, a walking tour around the outer rim. It offers the best view of Macau and in recent years has been used for a variety of adventurous activities. At 233 metres, the Macau Tower's tethered "skyjump" and Bungee jump by AJ Hackett from the tower's outer rim, is the highest commercial skyjump in the world, and the second highest commercial decelerator descent facility in the world, after Vegas' Stratosphere skyjump at 252 metres. The tower was created by the architecture firm of Moller Architects.
Sandra Elaine Allen was an American woman recognized as the tallest woman in the world during her life according to the Guinness World Records. She was 7 feet 7 inches (231 cm) tall.
Gregory Paul McLaren who goes by by name of Lucky Diamond Rich, is an New Zealand performance artist, street performer and international arts festival performer, whose act includes sword swallowing and juggling on a unicycle. He is best known, however, for holding the Guinness World Record as "the world's most tattooed person", a title formerly held by Tom Leppard. Rich has tattoos covering his entire body, including the insides of his eyelids, mouth, ears and foreskin. He has held the certified record since 2006, being 100 percent tattooed.
Rico Levi Gear is a former New Zealand rugby union player. He was a specialist right wing but also covered midfield positions.
This is a list of the world's record-breaking top speeds achieved by street-legal production cars. For the purposes of this list eligible cars are defined in the list's rules. This list uses a different definition to the List of automotive superlatives. The variation is because the term production car is otherwise undefined.
Richard Wyllie Loe is a retired All Black prop forward. He is a sports broadcaster on BSport, Radio Live and SKY Sport.
Sir Arthur Robert Guinness was a New Zealand politician, and Speaker of the House of Representatives.
"Little Sister" is a rock and roll song written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman. It was originally released as a single in 1961 by American singer Elvis Presley, who enjoyed a No. 5 hit with it on the Billboard Hot 100. The single also reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart. Lead guitar was played by Hank Garland, with backing vocals by the Jordanaires featuring the distinctive bass voice of Ray Walker.
Jyoti Kisange Amge is an Indian actress notable for being the world's smallest living woman according to Guinness World Records.
Factual television is a genre of non-fiction television programming that documents actual events and people. These types of programs are also described as documentary, fly on the wall, docudrama, and reality television. Although the genre has existed in some form or another since the early years of television, the term factual television has most commonly been used to describe programs produced since the 1990s.
Guinness World Records Smashed is a British television show for Sky1, that features record attempts, celebrity guests and death-defying stunts. A one-off pilot episode was transmitted on 23 November 2008, and a full 10-part series was broadcast on Sky1 from 19 April to 21 June 2009. The show was produced by British independent production company, Outline Productions with Guinness World Records.
Sourabhee Debbarma is an Indian singer who was a contestant on the fourth series of Indian Idol, where she became the first female Indian Idol winner. She is also a Guinness World record holder. She is a singer, performer and entertainer who performed live concerts and has performed across India and abroad in countries like Hong Kong, Nigeria, Durban, New York City, London, Kuwait, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Reuben de Jong is a New Zealand heavyweight kickboxer, mixed martial artist, strongman and professional wrestler of Dutch descent. He is a two-time professional strongman champion of New Zealand and competed in the K-1 Kings of Oceania in 2006 and 2007. De Jong is the holder of two national records in the farmer's walk and stone lifting, and the Guinness World Record for running through the most panes of glass in under one minute. Also, he was signed with WWE under the name of Russell Walker in 2011, but was released the same year.
Alastair Galpin is the 2nd biggest Guinness World Records breaker of the 2000s decade, breaking 38 World Records, behind Ashrita Furman. He immigrated to New Zealand in 2002, and says that his career in Record Breaking was inspired when he met champion rally driver, Simon Evans, in Kenya in 1998.
The 1973 Women's World Outdoor Bowls Championship was held at the Victoria Bowls Club in Wellington, New Zealand, from 3–18 December 1973.
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