LONDON, ENGLAND – If you have nothing better to do than to sit around wondering about the world’s tallest, widest, fastest, and biggest, then you’re in luck.
The 2016 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records is out and it’s chock-full of enough info to make a trivia nut go nuts.
Meet Sun Mingming, the tallest basketball player, and his wife Xu Yan, officially the world’s tallest couple.
He’s nearly 7 feet, 9 inches tall and she’s nearly 6-1. Together they measure 13-feet, 10.72 inches.
The world’s widest horn spread belongs to a Texas longhorn, naturally. But he lives in Kansas.
His horns measure a whopping 117.25 inches from tip to tip.
That’s about the same as 5 washing machines, side by side.
And yes, there is a world’s fastest tortoise, thank you very much.
His name is Bertie.
The Guinness folks clocked him at a blazing 0.92 of a foot per second. And for those keeping track at home, that’s a tad over 0.6 of a mile per hour.
At that speed, Bertie would never make it through rush-hour traffic.
Bob Wade of Austin made it into the record book with his larger-than-life cowboy boot sculpture that sits outside a San Antonio shopping mall.
“Basically they are a tubular structure with a bunch of wire mesh wrapped around, and it’s all sprayed with urethane foam, which gives you a texture,” Wade explained.
Just one more example of how god blessed Texas.