12.18.13 10:05 PM ET
The Top 13 Guinness World Records of 2013: Kim Kardashian, ‘Breaking Bad,’ Colonel Meow & More
See what records Kim Kardashian, Breaking Bad, Colonel Meow, and Betty White broke in 2013.
The Guinness World Records has released the 13 most buzzworthy records broken in 2013. Here is the list, in no particular order, but I know who my winner is. All hail Colonel Meow!
Oldest Living Person
Japan’s 115-year-old Misao Okawa was born in 1898. That’s before Titanic. Or World War I. Or the 20th century. She took the title after fellow Japanese Koto Okubo passed away on Jan. 12, 2013, at the age of 115 years and 19 days. Misao lives in Osaka and remains in good health, surrounded by six great-grandchildren.
Betty White: Longest TV Career for an Entertainer (Female)
Betty White has continued working in show business for 74 years, and in 2013 she not only had a birthday special on NBC but did the voiceover for a character in the Disney Channel show Mickey Mouse. The 91-year-old made her debut in 1939.
Smallest Roadworthy Car
Austin Coulson of Phoenix, Arizona, created a car that’s 2 feet 1 inches high, 2 feet 1.75 inches wide, and 4 feet and 1.75 inches long. Its license plate reads “IM BIG” and can reach 25 miles per hour.
Longest Basketball Shot
Thunder Law of the Harlem Globetrotters sank a 109-feet-and-9-inches shot at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona, on Nov. 11, on Guinness World Records Day.
Colonel Meow: Longest Fur on a Cat
Colonel Meow is just 2 years old, but his owners dare not disobey his orders to brush his 9-inch-long fur two to three times a week. He is a Himalayan-Persian crossbreed who lives with his owners Anne Marie Avey and Eric Rosario in Los Angeles. “Literally everything in the house has hair on it, including us,” Avey says.
Longest Ribbon Cutting: Jersey Shore Reopens After Hurricane Sandy
The ribbon that was cut to celebrate the Memorial Day reopening of the Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy stretched more than 5.5 miles down the shoreline.
Most People Twerking Simultaneously
A group of 358 dancers twerked for two minutes straight in New York City’s Herald Square to the music of the “Queen of Bounce” Big Freedia.
Grand Theft Auto V: Fastest Entertainment Property to Gross $1 Billion
More than 11 million Grand Theft Auto V games were sold in its first 24 hours, making $815.7 million, and broke six Guinness World Records, smashing records that were held by the Call of Duty videogame series and movies like The Avengers and Avatar.
IBM’s Smallest Stop-Motion Film
IBM scientists used thousands of atoms to create “A Boy and His Atom,” a film with 242 frames of stop-motion action. The size of the film’s frame was 45 nanometers by 25 nanometers and lasts 60 seconds. It’s about a boy named Atom, who befriends an atom, and goes on to dance, play catch, and jump on a trampoline.
Breaking Bad: Highest Rated Television Series
Most Christmas Lights on a Residential Property
You thought Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation is crazy? Australian couple David and Janean Richards used 502,165 lights on their Canberra house. But it was for a good cause: the Richards did it to raise money for the charity SIDS and Kids.
Fastest Circumnavigation By Bicycle
After 29 flat tires, six broken spokes, and three chain changes (only three!), Juliana Buhring was able to ride around the world on her bike in 152 days and 1 hour. She started and finished her journey of 18,063.22 miles at the Piazza Plebescito in Naples, Italy.
Kim Kardashian: Reality Star with Most Social Media Followers
Kim has more than 18 million followers—that’s more than the population of the Kazakhstan, of the Netherlands, or Chile, or Mali, or Cambodia, or…