Feed your curiosity and take a look at some of the weight and size related record holders from around the world!
The largest cheesecake weighed 3,129.787 kg (6,900 lb) and was created by Philadelphia Cream Cheese (USA) in Lowville, New York, USA, on 21 September 2013.
The cheesecake was created using Philadelphia "ready to serve" filling over a graham cracker crust, and was unveiled by Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes at the Lowville Cream Cheese Festival. The cake measured 2.292 m (7 ft 6.25 in) in diameter, and .787 m (2 ft 7 in) tall.
Heaviest Chocolate Bar
The largest chocolate bar weighed 5,792.50 kg (12,770 lb 4.48 oz) and was created by Thorntons plc (UK) in Alfreton, Derbyshire, UK on 7 October 2011.
The chocolate bar measured 4.0 m (13 ft 1.48 in) by 4.0 m (13 ft 1.48 in) by 0.35 m (1 ft 1.78 in). The ingredients were sugar, dried whole milk powder, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, butter oil, emulsifier.
World's Heaviest Hailstone
The heaviest hailstones on record weighed up to 1 kg (2.2 lb) and are reported to have killed 92 people in the Gopalganj area of Bangladesh on 14 April 1986.
World's Heaviest Airplane in Use
An-225 Mriya is the heaviest airlift cargo aircraft ever to take to the sky. The maximum takeoff weight is 640 tons.
Length: 84 m (275 ft 7 in)
Wingspan: 88.4 m (290 ft 0 in)
Height: 18.1 m (59 ft 5 in)
Wing area: 905 m2 (9,740 sq ft)
Aspect ratio: 8.6
Empty weight: 285,000 kg (628,317 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 640,000 kg (1,410,958 lb)
Fuel capacity: 300000 kg
Cargo hold – volume 1,300m3, length 43.35m, width 6.4m, height 4.4m
Heaviest Aircraft Pulled by a Man
Kevin Fast (Canada) pulled a CC-177 Globemaster III, weighing 188.83 tonnes (416,299 lb), a distance of 8.8 m (28 ft 10.46 in) at Canadian Forces Base in Trenton, Ontario, Canada, on 17 September 2009.
Kevin Fast took 1 minute 16 seconds to pull the aircraft.
Heaviest Aircraft Pulled over 100m by a Team of Wheelchair Users
The heaviest aircraft pulled over 100 m by a team of wheelchair users weighed 67.19 tonnes (148,128.59 lb) by Blijf Actief (Belgium) at Melsbroek Air Base in Brussels, Belgium, on 29 May 2011. The team consisted of 84 connected individuals who pulled a 'C-130 Hercules' non-stop for nearly four minutes.
Participants pulled the plane for a total of 120 m, an extra 20 m past what was required. For this record, participants are permitted to be disabled or able-bodied and simply in the use of wheelchair.
1.849 kg./4 lb. 1 oz. - 10/24/05 - Japan
An avocado weighing 2.19 kg (4.83 lb) was grown Gabriel Ramirez Nahim (Venezuela). It was weighed on 28 January 2009 in Caracas, Venezuela.
Mr Ramirez Nahim has been cultivating avocados for years.
Heaviest Balls Rotated on the Back of the Hand
The heaviest balls rotated on the back of the hand is 3.9 kg (8.6 lb) and was achieved by Xie Jiajun (China) on the set of Zheng Da Zong Yi - Guinness World Records Special in Beijing, China, on 17 December 2010.
Two iron balls were rotated simultaneously on the back of the hand.
Heaviest Barbell Lifted by a Pair
The heaviest barbell lifted by a pair weighed 333.3 kg (734.8 lb) lifted by Matthias Steiner and Almir Velagic (both Germany) at the "Ball des Sports" event in Wiesbaden, Germany, on 5 February 2011. Each competitor has participated for Germany in the Olympics, with Steiner winning gold in the +105 kg event in 2008.
The duo was required to each lift the bar simultaneously above their heads to the point of locking the arms.
The heaviest beetroot weighed 71.050 kg (156 lb 10.24 oz) and was grown by Piet de Goede (Netherlands) and weighed in Holland, Netherlands on 30 October 2005.
The Tsar Kolokol, cast by Russian brothers I. F. and M. I. Motorin on 25 November 1735 in Moscow, weighs 202 tonnes and measures 6.6 m (22 ft) in diameter, 6.14 m (20 ft) high and 60 cm (24 in) at its thickest point. The bell was cracked in a fire in 1737 and a fragment, weighing about 11.5 tonnes, was broken off. The bell has stood, unrung, on a platform in the Kremlin in Moscow since 1836 with the broken section alongside.
Giantess Anna Bates (née Swan) (Canada) (1846–88), who measured 2.27 m (7 ft 5.5 in), gave birth to a boy weighing 10.8 kg (23 lb 12 oz) (length 76 cm (30 in)) at her home in Seville, Ohio, USA on 19 January 1879, but the baby died 11 hours later.
The heaviest baby born to a healthy mother was a boy weighing 10.2 kg (22 lb 8 oz) who was born to Sig. Carmelina Fedele (Italy) at Aversa, Italy in September 1955.
Anna Swan was born on 6 August 1846 at Mill Brook, Nova Scotia, weighing 18 lb. Full grown, she reached 7 ft 5.5 in (228 cm); her husband, Martin Van Buren Bates, was born on 9 November 1837 and was reported to reach 7 ft 11 in, although was probably more likely 7 ft 2.5 in. They married at St Martins in the Field in London on 17 June 1871. Combined heights: 14 ft 8 in.
OTHER CASES OF HEAVY BIRTHS
It was reported that Francisca Ramos dos Santos (Brazil) gave birth by caesarean section to her son Ademilton who weighed in at 7.57 kg (16 lb 11.02 oz) on 18 January 2005 in Salvador, Brazil.
Christina Samane (South Africa) also gave birth to a 10.2 kg (22 lb 8 oz) child, but this was later disqualified, as the child suffered from Weaver syndrome, which causes excessive growth in children due to abnoramlities in parental genes.
On 3 June 1961, it was reported that a boy weighing 11 kg (24 lb 4 oz) was born to Mrs Sadaat Cor (Turkey). It was revealed in January 1978 however that, although relayed by a major news agency, no reliance can be placed on this report.
The heaviest blueberry weighed 11.28 g (0.4 oz) and was grown by Polana SP. Zo.o in Ochoza, Parczew in Poland, and was grown on behalf of Winterwood Farms Ltd. in Maidstone, Kent, UK. The fruit was weighed in August 2008.
The variety is called 'Chandler'.
Heaviest Boat Pulled
George Olesen (Denmark) pulled a 10,300 tonnes passenger ferry a distance of 5 m 10 cm (16 ft 8.8 in) at Gothenburg Ferry Terminal, Gothenburg, Sweden, in June 2000.
There were no passengers or cars on the ferry.
The record was recorded for Swedish TV.
Heaviest Boat pulled by a Team of Swimmers
The heaviest boat pulled by a team of swimmers is 323.2 metric tonnes (712,534 lb) and was achieved by SLRG Luzern (Switzerland) in Lucerne, Switzerland on 14 September 2013.
The event was organised to celebrate the 75 anniversary of SLRG Luzern, a lifeguard association made up of men, women and children of all ages. There was a team of 73 people who took a time of 4 minutes 34.72 seconds to pull the boat 100 metres. The boat itself was the Gallia, a 100 year old paddle-steamer permanently situated on Lake Lucerne.
Heaviest Bony Fish
The heaviest bony fish in the ocean is the Sunfish (Mola mola) which has been recorded weighing 2 tonnes (4,400 lb) and measuring 3 m (10 ft) from fin tip to fin tip.
Mola mola actually comes from the latin meaning millstone. Sunfish are found in all oceans in tropical or temperate climates and feed on zooplankton, small fishes and algae. For reference, sharks and rays for example are cartilagnous, not bony as in the case of the Sunfish.
A broccoli grown by John and Mary Evans of Palmer, Alaska, USA in 1993 weighed 15.87 kg (35 lb).
Heaviest Brussels Sprout
In October 1992 Bernard Lavery of Llanharry, Rhondda Cynon Taff, UK grew a Brussels sprout that weighed 8.3 kg (18 lb 3 oz).
The Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania is believed to be the heaviest building in the world. It is constructed from 700,000 tonnes (1.5 billion lb) of steel and bronze combined with 1 million m³ (35.3 million ft³) of marble, 3,500 tonnes (7.7 million lb) of crystal glass and 900,000 m³ (31.7 million ft³) of wood.
Construction began in 1984.
Heaviest Building Moved In-Tact
15140.4 metric tons/33.3 million lbs.
The heaviest cabbage weighed 57.61 kg (127 lb) and was presented at the Alaska State Fair by Steven Hubacek (USA) of Wasilla, Alaska, USA, on 4 September 2009.
Nicknamed "The Beast" by Mr. Hubacek, the cabbage outweighed its closest competitor by 17.46 kg (38.5 lb) and broke the 57.11 kg (125.9 lb) record set 2 days before by another cabbage also grown by Mr. Hubacek.
The heaviest cable weighs 420.095 tons (926,150 lbs), is 3,850 metres (12, 631 ft 10 in) long and was manufactured by Redaelli Tecna S.p.A. (Italy) in Trieste, Italy. It was weighed on 25 February 2011.
The length and weight was accurately established by an independent consultant civil engineer.
John Evans of Palmer, Alaska, USA, grew a carrot weighing 8.61 kg (18 lb 13 oz) when measured at the 1998 Alaska State Fair.
He started growing the record breaking carrot in February 1998 and transferred it to his garden in May of the same year. John thought he may have damaged it in the transfer and didn't do much to it for the next few months. However one day he decided to check how it was doing and started scratching at the soil on the surface. After a few minutes he was staring at the top of the carrot which measured an unbelievable 11.75in 29.8cm in diameter! After digging carefully for an hour he was finally able to lift the carrot out and weigh it on his bathroom scales. When he presented it at the Alaska State Fair in 1998 he knew he had beaten the record. This year John hopes to break his own record with a carrot that was a seed from the original record breaking carrot. So far it has 100 leaves and is still growing!
A cauliflower weighing 24.6 kg (54 lb 3 oz) on 6 August 1999 was grown by Alan Hattersley of Ecclesfield Village, Sheffield, UK.
The world's heaviest cherry was grown by Gerardo Maggipinto (Italy) and weighed 21.69 g (0.76 oz) on 21 June 2003. The cherry was presented at La Grande Ciliegia, in Sammichele di Bari, Italy in an event organised by Lorenzo Netti (Italy).
Heaviest Chicken Egg
The heaviest egg reported to have been laid by a hen is one of 454 g (16 oz), with a double yolk and double shell, laid by a White Leghorn at Vineland, New Jersey, USA, on 25 February 1956.
Heaviest Coin Medallion
185.88 kg./409 lb. 12.8 oz. - 02/07/09 - Dubai
Heaviest Commerical Satellite
The heaviest commercial satellite is TerreStar-1, with a launch mass, including propellant, of 6,903.8 kg (15,220.27 lb). It was constructed by Space Systems/Loral (USA), and is operated by TerreStar Corporation (USA). It was launched on 1 July 2009 by an Arianespace Ariane 5 ECA booster and will operate as a communications satellite for around 15 years.
This large satellite powers a tiny device- the Genus smartphone which enables dual-mode satellite and terrestrial communications on-ground.
Heaviest Competitive Bodybuilder
The heaviest competitive male bodybuilder is Daniele Seccarecci (Italy) whose competition weight is 135 kg (297.62 lbs). He was weighed on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Rome, Italy, on 18 March 2010.
The competition weight must be taken when the person is participating to an internationally recognised body building competition and the body is therefore at its best form. Daniele normally weighs 150 kg.
Heaviest Concrete Block Break on a Bed of Nails
The record for the heaviest concrete block break on a bed of nails is held by Neal Hardy (Australia) who had 16 blocks weighing 532.3 kg (1173 lb 8 oz) placed on his chest and broken at Vikings Auditorium, Erindale, Canberra, Australia, on 16 February 2008.
Heaviest Console Light Gun
The Pelican Sniper Rifle, released in 2004 and designed for use with the Xbox version of Silent Scope (Konami, 1999) weighed in at an impressive 1.5kg (3 lb 5 oz), and is the the heaviest light gun peripheral ever released for a home console.
Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
Alfred J. Cobb (UK) grew a cucumber weighing 12.4 kg (27 lb 5.3 oz) and presented it at the National Amateur Gardening Show's UK National Giant Vegetables Championship at Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK on 5 September 2003.
The cucumber is a zeppelin variety. Alfie also took 2nd prize with 10.8 kg (23 lb 12.9 oz) cucumber.
The heaviest deadlift was 455 kg (1,003 lb) achieved by Andy Bolton (UK) at the WPO Semi-Finals in Lake George, New York, USA, on 4 November 2006.
WPO – World Powerlifting Organization
Heaviest Deadlift in 24 Hours
The 24 hour deadlift record by an individual is 475,065 kg (1,047,337 lb 12 oz) by Ian Atkinson at Thorn Cross Young Offenders Institution, Warrington, UK on 15-16 November 2002.
Ian is a prison officer at this YOI.
The previous record was: The deadlift record by an individual is 455,677.5 kg (1,004,595 lb) by Steph Smit at Warren's Health Club, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on 13-14 September 1997.
Heaviest Deadlift with 1 Finger
The heaviest deadlift with one finger was 116.90 kg (354.72 lb) by Benik Israelyan (Armenia) with his right middle finger in Yerevan, Armenia, on 11 June 2011.
Israelyan held the weight off the ground in a locked body position for 7 seconds. He lifted a collection of weightlifting plates vertically bound together by a metal rod in the center.
Heaviest Deadlift with the Little Finger
The heaviest deadlift with the little finger is 104.43 kg (230 lb 3 oz) achieved by Kristian Holm (Norway) in Herefoss, Norway, on 13 November 2008.
Kristian broke his previous record set in 2007.
The heaviest fibroid weighed 30 kg (66 lb 2 oz) and belonged to Mrs Mahadevamma (India). The fibroid was removed by a team of surgeons and nurses, led by Dr Pushpanjali Malipatil (India) at the Rajiv Gandhi Superspeciality Hospital in Raichur, Karnataka, India on 19 December 2005.
Heaviest Fish Caught - Common Carp
42.64 kg (94 lb) Carp, common (Cyprinus carpio) Martin Locke (UK) Lac de Curton, France 11 Jan 2010
The fish was nicknamed Lockey's Lump before being released.
Heaviest Fish Caught - Guinean Barracuda
5.9 kg (101 lb 3 oz) Barracuda, Guinean (Sphyraena afra) Dr. Cyril Fabre (France) Olende, Gabon 27 December 2002
A garlic head grown by Robert Kirkpatrick of Eureka, California, USA in 1985 weighed 1.19 kg (2 lb 10 oz).
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The world's heaviest gooseberry weighed 62.01 g (2.19 oz) on 4 August 2009 and was grown by Bryan Nellist (UK) of Egton Bridge, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Mr. Nellist's gooseberry was the winner of the annual Egton Bridge Old Gooseberry Society, which he had also won 3 times previously, in 1997, 1999 and 2008.
Heaviest House Pulled by an Individual
The heaviest house pulled by an individual weighed 35.9 tonnes (79,145 lb) and was achieved by Kevin Fast (Canada) who pulled the house a distance of 11.95 metres (39 ft 2.47 in) in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada, on 18 September 2010.
The attempt was done in celebration of the launch of Guinness World Records 2011 and as part of a fundraising event for Habitat for Humanity Northumberland. It took Kevin 1 minute 1 second to pull the house.
Heaviest Hoverable Fighter Plane
The heaviest fighter plane able to hover is Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter which has an empty weight of 27,000 lb (12,250 kg) and has a maximum take off weight of over 50,000 lb (22,700 kg).
The first flight of the Lockheed Martin F-35 was on 24 October 2000 and features a vertically mounted 'lift fan' behind the cockpit, driven by a shaft off the engine, plus a vectored exhaust and two exhaust ducts, extending from each side of the engine to exit in the bottom of the wings. The lift fan minimizes hot exhaust ingestion back into the engine and provides up to 8,150 kg (80.1 kN/18,000 lb) of lift thrust. Each F-35 has about 5 million lines of software and has a combat range of 600 nautical miles (1,100 km). Lockheed Martin expects to build 3,000 JSFs with low-rate initial production to start in late 2006.
Heaviest Human Pyramid
Tahar Douis (Morocco) supported 12 members of the Hassani Troupe (three levels in height) weighing 771 kg (1,700 lb) on his shoulders, at BBC TV studios, Birmingham, UK on 17 December 1979.
The heaviest insects are the goliath beetles (family Scarabaeidae) of equatorial Africa. The largest are Goliathus regius, G. meleagris, G. goliathus (=G. giganteus) and G. druryi and in measurements of one series of males (females are smaller) the lengths from the tips of the small frontal horns to the end of the abdomen were up to 11 cm (4.33 in), with weights of 70-100 g (2.5-3.5oz).
Lifespan: 6.5 mths, discovered: 1835.
Heaviest Item Airlifted
Heaviest Jicama (Yam Bean)
21 kg./46 lb. 4.8 oz - Indonesia
The largest kale was grown by Scott Robb (USA) and weighed 48.04 kg (105 lb 14.5 oz) at the Alaska State Fair, Palmer, Alaska, USA, on 29 August 2007.
Heaviest Kidney Stone
Wazir Muhammand s/o Abbass Ali Jagirani (Pakistan) had a kidney stone weighing 620 g (21. 87 oz) removed from his right kidney at the Nephro-Urology Chandka Medical College Hospital, Sindh, Pakistan, on 24 June 2008.
The procedure was carried out byDr. Ghulam Shabir Imran Akbar Arbani and Dr. Malik Hussain
The largest kohlrabi was grown by Scott Robb (USA) and weighed 43.98 kg (96 lb 15 oz) at the Alaska State Fair, Palmer, Alaska, USA, on 30 August 2006.
5.265 kg./11 lb. 9.7 oz. - 1/8/03 - Israel
The heaviest limousine is "Midnight Rider" weighing 22,933 kg (50,560 lb). It is 21.3 m (70 ft) long and 4.1 m (13 ft 8 in) high. It was designed by Michael Machado and Pamela Bartholemew (both USA) in California, USA and begun operating on 3 September 2004.
Midnight Rider features three lounges and a separate bar and can accommodate up to 40 passengers, served by a crew of four. Its interior decor is based on the railroad Pullman cars, which were popular from the mid 1800. Its horn plays the theme of "The Midnight Rider" by the Allman Brothers.
Heaviest Living Athlete
The heaviest living athlete in the world is Sumo wrestler Emmanuel 'Manny' Yarborough, of Rahway, New Jersey, USA. He stands 2m 3cm 6ft 8in tall and weighs a colossal 319.3kg 704lb. He was introduced to Sumo by his judo coach and seven years later, he is ranked number one in the Open Sumo Wrestling Category for Amateurs.
Heaviest Long-Bow Draw Weight
Mark Stretton (UK) drew a longbow weighing 90 kg (200 lb) to the maximum draw on an arrow of 82.5 cm (32 ½ in) at the shooting grounds of The Bath Archers, Somerset, UK on 15 August 2004.
The bow was made by Bickerstaffe Bows (UK), of yew wood, backed with hickory. The arrow was made of aspen (poplar) and fired at a target approxiamately 5 yards away from the archer.
Heaviest Machine Moved Using a Brain Control Interface
The heaviest machine moved using a brain control interface weighs 56.2 tonnes (61.95 tons), as demonstrated on the set of The Gadget Show, Studley (UK) on 17 March 2011.
The 56.2 tonnes (61.95 tons) cranes were controlled using brainwave sensors manufacured by NeuroSky, with a control box designed by Loughborough University Design School. The four presenters of The Gadget Show had to move the cranes using their brain waves in order to pick up and transport a 2 tonne car with an electromagnet (supplied by Eclipse Magnetics Ltd).
The heaviest person in medical history was Jon Brower Minnoch (USA)(1941–83), who had suffered from obesity since childhood. He was 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) tall and weighed 178 kg (392 lb or 28 st) in 1963, 317 kg (700 lb or 50 st) in 1966 and 442 kg (975 lb or 69 st 9 lb) in September 1976. In March 1978, Minnoch was admitted to University Hospital, Seattle, where consultant endocrinologist Dr Robert Schwartz calculated that Minnoch must have weighed more than 635 kg (1,400 lb or 100 st), a great deal of which was water accumulation due to his congestive heart failure.
In order to get to University Hospital, Seattle, it took a dozen firemen and an improvized stretcher to move him from his home to a ferry-boat. When he arrived at the hospital, saturated with fluid and suffering from heart and respiratory failure, he was put in two beds lashed together. It took 13 people just to roll him over.
After nearly two years on a diet of 1,200 calories per day, he was discharged at 216 kg (476 lb or 34 st).
In October 1981 he had to be readmitted, after putting on over 89 kg (197 lb or 34 st).
When he died on 10 September 1983 he weighed more than 362 kg (798 lb or 57 st).
3.435 kg./7.57 lb. - 08/25/09 - Phillipines
The heaviest living man was Manuel Uribe (Mexico), who weighed 560 kg (1,235 lb; 88 stone) in January 2006, when he made a television appeal for help. Since then, and with medical assistance, Mr Uribe has slowly started to lose weight and as of 7 March 2007, he was reported to have lessened to 381 kg (840 lb, 60 stone). He remains morbidly obese and cannot yet stand up on his own, having been bed-ridden since 2002. He has since put some weight back on; in December 2009 he weighed 416 kg (917 lb; 65.51 stone) and in March 2012 444.6 kg (980 lb; 70 stone).
Heaviest Man-Made Water Strider
In 2008, a team led by Wei Pan at Tsinghua University, Beijing (China) announced their development of a technique for coating the wire legs of an artificial water strider with extremely water repellent polymer nanofibres. This makes the strider's legs so hydrophobic that they do not break the surface tension of water even when holding a weight of 1 gram - around 100 times heavier than a real water strider.
José Manuel Barros González, Mayor of Porriño, Spain, weighed 179.330kg 395lbs 4oz in July 1999.
He stands at a height of 1.62m 5ft 3in.
American model Teighlor reached a peak weight of 326.14 kg (718.7lbs) in the early 1990s and has forged a successful modelling career, appearing in films, on greeting cards and in advertisements.
The heaviest motorcycle is the Harzer Bike Schmiede, built by Tilo and Wilfried Niebel of Zilly, Germany, which weighed 4.749 tonnes (10,470 lb) on 23 November 2007.
A Red Gold nectarine weighing 360 g (12.69 oz) was grown by Tony Slattery of Valley Orchard, Whangamata, New Zealand in January 1998.
Heaviest Object Lifted on Land
A portion of the Shell NaKika floating oil production unit (FPU), weighing 12,112 tonnes (26.7 million lb) was lifted to a height of 52.8 m (173.2 ft) at the shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, South Korea, on 4 October 2002.
The weight is roughly equivalent to 8,000 mid-size cars. The lift was performed so that the lower portion of the FPU, weighing 18,000 tonnes (39.6 million lb), could be slid underneath it and the two connected. The unit was raised by hydraulic jacks and supported by 12 steel towers. The Shell NaKika FPU is a semi-submersible platform due to be installed in the Gulf of Mexico, 225 km (140 miles) southeast of New Orleans in water 1,920 m (6,300 ft) deep. It is intended to produce 100,000 barrels of oil per day. The total weight is 31,000 tonnes (68.3 million lb), height 59 m (193 ft), length and width 81.2 m (266.4 ft).
Heaviest Object Support Whilst Sword-Swallowed
The heaviest object sword-swallowed is a Dewalt D25980 demolition hammer weighing 38kg (83lb 12 oz). Thomas Blackthorne (UK) swallowed the 24mm (.94 inch) thick drill bit, then held the full weight of the hammer and bit for over 3 seconds, on the set of "Guinness World Records - Die Größten Weltrekorde", in Cologne, Germany, on 23 November 2007. The hammer was switched on.
Heaviest Object Weighed
The heaviest object ever directly weighed was the Revolving Service Structure (RSS) of launch pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA. The structure was lifted up on 21 jacking points which, between them, measured the mass of the RSS as 2,423 tonnes (5,342,000 lbs). The work was carried out by Industrial Steel Inc. (USA) and Buffalo Hydraulic (USA) on 23 January 2004.
Heaviest Offshore Oil Platform
The Hibernia oil platform is located in the north Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Newfoundland. It consists of a 37,000 tonne production facility atop a 600,000 tonne base, which has storage for 1.3 million barrels of crude oil. The base also contains some 450,000 tonnes of solid ballast, which keeps the platform secured to the seabed. Oil production began in 1997 and the surface facility, which is crewed by 280 workers, is designed to withstand impacts from Arctic icebergs.
Heaviest Particle Accelerator Detector
The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) is one of the general purpose detectors in the Large Hadron Collider. Built around a huge solenoid magnet, the whole detector is 21 m long (68 ft), 15 m (49 ft) wide and 15 m (49 ft) high, and weighs 12,500 tonnes. Its job is to discover the Higgs Boson as well as observe other aspects of high energy physics including the possibility of extra dimensions. It contains more iron than the Eiffel Tower.
Heaviest Payload Launched - Shuttle
With a mass of 22,753 kg (50,161 lb), Chandra X-ray Observatory telescope launched on 23 July 1999 is the heaviest satellite the shuttle has ever launched.
At 45ft 13.71m long, Chandra, the X-Ray telescope launched in July 1999 is the largest satellite the shuttle has ever launched. STS-93, the space mission that deployed Chandra, was the first NASA shuttle mission commanded by a woman.
The world's heaviest peach weighed 725 g (25.6 oz) on 23 August 2002 and was grown by Paul Friday (USA) of Coloma, Michigan, USA. The peach is a Flamin' Fury variety.
The average weight of a peach is approximately 150 g (5 oz), thus it is about 5 times as heavy as a normal peach.
The heaviest pear was 2.948 kg (6 lb 8 oz) and was grown by JA Aichi Toyota Nashi Bukai (Japan) and presented at the JA Aichi Toyota main office in Toyota, Aichi, Japan on 11 November 2011.
The pear was an atago pear. This variety is the biggest pear in Japan and it is original from the Okayama prefecture.
The heaviest pepper weighs 0.29 kg (0.63 lb), grown by Edward Curry (USA) at Curry Farms in Pearce, Arizona, United States, and measured on 6 November 2009.
The green chili pepper measured 26.03 cm (10.25 in) long and 9.52 cm (3.75 in) wide and was weighed on a CAS SW Series Portion Control Scale Legal For Trade.
Heaviest Person to Complete a Marathon
The heaviest person to complete a marathon was Kelly Gneiting (USA) who completed the 2011 Los Angeles Marathon weighing 400 lb (181.44 kg) in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 20 March 2011. Gneiting, a national champion sumo wrestler, finished the race in 9 hr 48 min 52 sec.
Gneiting weighed 400 lb a half hour before the start of the race and had dropped to 396.2 lb by the conclusion.
1.85 kg./4.08 lb. - China
The heaviest pummelo (Citrus grandis osbeck) weighed 4.858 kg (10 lb 10 oz) when it was presented by Seiji Sonoda (Japan) at the Banpeiyu Competition, Yatsushiro, Kumamoto , Japan on 28 January 2005.
Banpeiyu is Japanese for pumelo.
Circumference measured: 83.5 cm (32.8 in)
The heaviest pumpkin weighed 911.27 kg (2,009 lb) when it was presented by Ron Wallace (USA) at the New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off at Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA, on 28 September 2012.
The winning pumpkin was a specimen of the Atlantic Giant variety of the Curcubita Maxima species.
The world's largest quince weighed 2.34 kg (5 lb 2 oz), measured 21.5 cm (8.5 in) in length and had a circumference of 68 cm (27 in). The quince was grown by Edward Harold McKinney (USA) in Citronelle, Alabama, USA in January 2002.
There is no precise date of weighing/measuring - the record was accepted on 15/4/2002.
The world's heaviest radish was grown by Manabu Oono (Japan) and weighed 31.1 kg (68 lb 9 oz) on 9 February 2003 at the Sakurajima Radish Contest, Kagoshima, Japan.
It had a circumference of 119 cm (46.8 in).
Heaviest Red Cabbage
The heaviest red cabbage weighed 19.05 kg (42 lb) and was grown by R. Straw of Staveley, Derbyshire, UK in 1925.
Heaviest Right Hand Deadlift - Bar
Hermann Goerner (Germany, 1891 - 1965) unofficially lifted a 330 kg (727.5 lb) bar with his right hand on 8 October 1920 at Leipzig, Germany.. The bar was correctly lifted from the floor to the fully erect position. He officially performed a right-handed deadlift of 301 kg (663½ lb) on 29 October 1920 also at Leipzig using a Berg Olympic revolving bar.
Heaviest Shoes Walked In
The heaviest shoes walked in weighed 146.5kg (323 lbs) and were used by Ashrita Furman (USA) at Potters Fields, London, UK on Guinness World Records Day 18 November 2010.
Craig, Louise I. and Kris adjudicated.
Heaviest Single Chassis Parade Float
The heaviest single chassis parade float weighed 59,851.51 kg (131,950 lb) and was achieved by Natural Balance Pet Foods (USA) at the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, USA, on 2 January 2012.
The float featured a wave pool where dogs took turns surfing waves during the parade. The California Highway Patrol assisted in the weighing process.
Heaviest Sled Pulled by Santa Claus
The heaviest sled pulled by Santa Claus weighed 15,950 kg (35,163 lb 11.73 oz) and was achieved by Kevin Fast (Canada) on Queen Street in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada, on 18 November 2013.
Christmas came early for the children of Cobourg as Santa Claus pulled an extremely heavy sled, full of donations for the local food bank, into town along Queen Street. Mrs Claus was on hand to cheer on her tubby hubby as Santa Claus, assisted by his two elves, delivered food, presents and Christmas cheer to an excited crowd of onlookers.
The heaviest soursop fruit weighed 3.69 kg (8.14 lb) when measured on 8 June 2010 and was grown by Ken Verosko in Captain Cook, Hawaii, USA.
The fruit had a circumference of 60.9 cm (24 in) and a length of 29.2 cm (11.5 in).
Heaviest Spacecraft Launched to the Outer Solar System
On 15 October 1997 a Titan IV rocket with a Centaur upper stage launched the NASA/ESA Cassini-Huygens spacecraft. This robotic probe will explore Saturn and its moons, after its arrival in July 2004. At 5,655kg (12,467lbs), this unmanned probe is the heaviest ever launched to the outer Solar System.
560 kg./1234 lb. - 2007
Heaviest Stilts Walked With
The heaviest stilts ever walked with weighed a collective 62.1 kg (137 lb). Doug Hunt (Canada) was able to take 29 steps unaided with the 15.56 m (50 ft 9 in) tall stilts on 14 September 2002.
The world's heaviest strawberry weighed 231 g (8.14 oz) and was grown by G. Andersen (UK) of Folkstone, Kent, UK in 1983.
Heaviest Sweet Potato
37 kg./81 lb 9 oz - 03/08/04 - Spain
The heaviest tank ever constructed was the German Panzerkampfwagen Maus II, which at 192 tonnes (423,287 lb) weighed as much as 130 modern saloon cars. By 1945 it had reached only the experimental stage and was abandoned.
The heaviest operational tank used by any army was the 75.2-tonne (165,787 lb) 13-man French Char de Rupture 2C bis of 1922. It carried a 15.5-cm. (6.1-in.) howitzer and was powered by two 250-hp. (186 kW) engines giving a maximum speed of 12 km./h. (7.5 mph).
Heaviest Tank (Present Day)
The M1A2 Abrams main battle tank, produced by General Dynamics Land Systems (USA) has a combat weight of 63 tonnes (138,900 lb), making it the heaviest tank currently in operational service. It is equipped with a 120 mm gun and has a top speed of 68 km/h (42 mph).
The heaviest taro weighs 3.19 kg (7,03 lb) and was grown in Mingyang village, Fuding City, Fujian province, China. The weight was verified at the taro competition organized by the people's Government of Fuding City at Taimu Mountain Scenic Spot, on 13 October 2009.
The taro is 38.6 cm(1 ft 3.2 inch) long and 46.7 cm(1 ft 6.39 inch) in diameter at the widest point.
The world's heaviest tomato weighed 3.51 kg (7 lb 12 oz) and was grown by G. Graham (USA) of Edmond, Oklahoma, USA in 1986.
Heaviest Train Carriage Pulled by Model Locomotives
The heaviest train carriage hauled by model locomotives weighed 47 tonnes (103,617 lb). The motive power for the carriage was provided by 200 electric model locomotives Märklin BR 143, which, moving along 50 parallel rail tracks, hauled the carriage for 10 m (32 ft 9 in), at the DB-Gelände in Munich, Germany, on 21 February 2007.
Heaviest Train Pulled by Teeth
Velu Rathakrishnan (Malaysia) used his teeth to pull two KTM commuter trains, with a total of weight of 260.8 tonnes (574,964 lb), a distance of 4.2 m (13 ft 9 in) along rails at Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, Malaysia, on 18 October 2003.
Heaviest Train Pulled with Beard
Ismael Rivas Falcon (Spain) pulled with his beard a train weighing 2,753.1 kg (6,069 lb) over a distance of 10 m (32.8 ft) at the studios of El Show de los Récords, Madrid, Spain on 15 November 2001.
Heaviest Triplets at Birth-Living
The heaviest triplets at birth (current) are Ryan Morgan, Adyson Michelle and Hayden Robert Clemmer (all USA), who had a combined weight of 9.22 kg (20 lb 5.12 oz) when they were born on 4 January 2011, at Vidant Medical Center, in Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
The triplets were born at 36 weeks 6 days by caesarean section to Jill Clemmer. Ryan Morgan Clemmer was born first at a weight of 3.17 kg (6 lb 15.9 oz), followed by Adyson Michelle Clemmer at a weight of 2.65 kg (5 lb 13.5 oz) and finally Hayden Robert Clemmer who was the heaviest birth at a weight of 3.39 kg (7 lb 7.7 oz).
The heaviest turnip weighed 17.7 kg (39 lb 3 oz) and was grown by Scott and Mardie Robb (both USA) who presented it the Alaska State Fair, Palmer, USA on 1 September 2004.
The variety is a Mammoth Purple Top Turnip (Brassica rupa).
Billy Leon (1946–79) and Benny Loyd (1946 - 2001) McCrary, alias McGuire (USA), were normal in size until the age of six. In November 1978, Billy and Benny weighed 337 kg (743 lb or 53 st 1 lb) and 328 kg (723 lb or 51 st 9 lb) respectively, and each had waists measuring 2.13 m (84 in).
As professional tag wrestling performers they were billed at weights up to 349 kg (770 lb or 55 st).
Born 7 December 1946, Billy died at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada of heart failure, after a fall from a mini bike, on 13 January 1979. Benny died of heart failure on 26 March 2001.
Heaviest Vehicle Pulled by a Swallowed Sword
The heaviest vehicle pulled by a sword swallower is 1,696.44 kg (3,740 lbs) and was achieved by Ryan Stock (Canada) for the television programme Guinea Pig in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on 28 October 2008.
The vehicle pulled was a 2002 Audi A4. It was pulled 6.38 m (20 ft 11 in) in 20.53 seconds. The sword swallowed was 43.18 cm long (17 in) and 2 cm wide (3/4 in). Danny Girton Jr. adjudicated.
Heaviest Vehicle Pulled by a Traction Kite
A 70 m² (750 ft²) traction kite manufactured by KiteShip Corporation (USA) pulled a 25 tonne (55,115 lb) Americas Cup Class yacht at a speed around 7 knots (13 km/h or 8 mph) for 45 mins in Auckland Harbour, New Zealand, on 17 December 2004.
A traction kite is similar to the aerofoil kites flown by kite enthusiasts, only far larger.
Heaviest Vehicle Pulled by Earrings
The heaviest vehicle pulled using earrings is 1,562 kg (3,443 lb) and was achieved by Gao Lin (China) who attached a car to his earrings by means of a rope and pulled it for 10 m (33 ft) on the set of Zheng Da Zong Yi - Guinness World Records Special in Beijing, China, on 19 December 2006.
Heaviest Vehicle Pulled by Hair - Female
The heaviest vehicle pulled by hair by a female is 12,101 kg (26678.13 lb) and was achieved by Asha Rani (India) at the Humberstone Gate in Leicester, Leicestershire, UK, on 18 August 2012.
Asha pulled a double decker bust a total of 17.2 m.
Heaviest Vehicle Pulled by Nipples
The heaviest vehicle pulled by nipples for 20 m (65.62 ft) is 988.5 kg (2179.27 lbs) and was achieved by Sage Werbock aka The Great Nippulini (USA) on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Milan, Italy on 25 March 2011.
Heaviest Vehicle Pulled by the Eyelids
The heaviest car pulled by the eyelids weighed 1,500 kg (3,307 lb) and was pulled for 10 m (33 ft) by Dong Changsheng (China) though ropes hooked on his lower eyelids in Changchun, China, 26 September 2006.
Heaviest Vehicle Pulled over 100 ft. - Male
The record for the heaviest vehicle pulled over a level 100 ft (30.48 m) course weighed 57,243 kg (126,200 lb) and was set by Rev. Kevin Fast (Canada) on the "Live with Regis & Kelly" television show in New York, New York, USA, on 15 September 2008.
The world's heaviest watermelon weighed 121.93 kg (268.8 lb) and was grown by Lloyd Bright (USA) of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, USA in 2005.
Lloyd grew and weighed in for the Annual Hope, Arkansas Big Watermelon Contest on September 3, 2005.
Heaviest Weight Balanced on Teeth
The greatest weight balanced on teeth is 63.5 kg (140 lb) and was achieved by Frank Simon (USA) who balanced a refrigerator for 10 seconds on the set of Circo Massimo Show in Rome, Italy, on 17 May 2007.
Heaviest Weight Dangled from a Swallowed Sword
The heaviest weight dangled from a swallowed sword is 25 kg (55 lb 1 oz) and was achieved by Thomas Blackthorne (UK) on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Italy, on 19 April 2009.
Thomas lifted two monitors weighing a total of 25 kg. The bar was also included in the calculation of the weight.
Heaviest Weighted Pull-Up
The heaviest weighted pull up weighed 206.2 lb (93.53 kg) and was achieved by Steven Proto (USA) at a personal gym in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA, on 9 July 2011.
Proto attached four gymnasium weight plates to a belt worn around his waist during the pull up. The plates were tied together with a chain. The entire apparatus was weighed before and immediately after the attempt.
Heaviest Weight Lifted by a Crane
The heaviest weight lifted by a crane is 20,133 tonnes (44,385,667.25 lb) achieved by the 'Taisun' crane at Yantai Raffles Shipyard, Yantai, China on 18 April 2008.
The object lifted was a barge, ballasted with water.
Heaviest Weight Lifted by Neck
Frank Ciavattone (USA) lifted a weight of 366.50 kg (808 lb) supported by the neck at the New England Weightlifting Club in Walpole, Massachusetts, USA, on 15 November 2005.
At the time of the attempt Frank's body weighed 265 lb (58 lb more than his usual weight). he attempt has been witnessed by three world class referees. 26 years ago Frank was given three months to live after being diagnosed with colon cancer. He is being regarded as an inspiration by other people battling against the disease and his feats give them energy and strength to never loose hope.
Heaviest Weight Lifted by Tongue
The greatest weight lifted with a human tongue is 12.5 kg (27 lb 8.96 oz) by Thomas Blackthorne (UK) who lifted the weight hooked through his tongue on the set of El Show Olímpico, in Mexico City, Mexico, on 1 August 2008.
Heaviest Weight Lifted in 1 Hour Bench Press
The most accumulative weight bench pressed in one hour is 305,300 lb (138,480 kg). The record was set by Eamonn Keane (Ireland) at World Gym, Marina del Rey, California, USA on 22 July 2003.
He did 1,280 reps with 200 lb (90.7 kg) and 493 reps with 100 lb (45.3 kg).
Heaviest Weight Lifted with 1 Ear Using a Clamp
The greatest weight lifted with one ear using a clamp is 80.78 kg (178 lb 14.4 oz) and was achieved by Rakesh Kumar (India) on the set of Lo Show Dei Record in Milan, Italy, on 10 March 2011.
Rakesh lifted the weight 10 cm off the ground for the required 5 seconds.
Heaviest Weight Lifted with Glue
The heaviest weight lifted with glue is a forklift truck with additional weight for a total of 8.1 tonnes (17,857 lb 7.04 oz). The forklift was lifted for one hour by a crane, suspended on a 7-cm diameter (2-in) steel cylinder, which had been glued together one hour earlier using the commercially available adhesive “Scotch Weld” made by 3M. The feat was achieved by Markus Schleser and Jens Schoene (both Germany) of RWTH Aachen University at KJ Sonderanlagen, Ludwigsfelde, Germany, on 27 April 2011.
The event was recorded for the German infotainment programme TerraXpress and aired on ZDF on 19 June 2011.
Heaviest Weight Lifted with Suction on One Hand
The heaviest weight lifted with suction on one hand is 12.73 kg (28.06 lbs) and was achieved by Ding Zhaohai (China) on the set of Zheng Da Zong Yi - Guinness World Records Special in Beijing, China, on 23 May 2010.
The record was part of the Chinese TV series Zheng Da Zong Yi - Guinness World Records Special.
Heaviest Weight Lifted with the Toes
The heaviest weight lifted with the toes is 23 kg (51 lb), achieved by Guy Phillips (UK) in Horning, Norfolk, UK, on 28 May 2011.
Guy used a dumbbell fitted with a strap to allow him to hold the weight using only his toes.
Heaviest Weight Pulled by Eye Socket
411.65 kg./907 lb. - 4/25/09 - Milan, Italy
Heaviest Weight Supported on the Shoulders
Franz Muellner (Austria) supported an average of 560 kg (1,234 lb) on his shoulders for 30 seconds while an helicopter landed on a frame which he was partly lifting. The record was achieved on the set of El Show Olímpico, in Mexico City, Mexico, on 31 July 2008.
Mia Ruano-Graham and Marco Frigatti adjudicated.
Heaviest Weight Sustained on Body
The heaviest weight sustained on the body is 1,483 kg (3,269.46 lbs) and was achieved by Eduardo Armallo Lasaga (Spain), on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Rome, Italy, on 4 March 2010.
The record was part of the TV series "Lo Show dei Record"
Heaviest Weight Sustained on Body whilst in the Crab Position
The heaviest weight sustained on the body whilst in the crab position is 113.15 kg (249.45 lb) and was achieved by Artavazd Hakobyan (Armenia) in Yerevan, Armenia, on 26 October 2013.
Artavazd balanced the weight for longer than the required five seconds during his attempt.
Rosalie Bradford (USA) (b. 27 August 1943) is claimed to have registered a peak weight of 544 kg (1,200 lb or 85 st) in January 1987.
Rosalie passed away on 29 November 2006.
In August of 1987, she developed congestive heart failure and was rushed to hospital. She was consequently put on a carefully controlled diet and by February 1994 weighed 128 kg (283 lb or 20 st 3 lb). Her target weight is 68 kg (150 lb or 10 st 10 lb).
Heaviest Woman - Living
The heaviest woman living is Pauline Potter (USA) of Sacramento, California, USA, who weighed 291.6 kg (643 lbs) on 13 May 2010.
Heaviest Woman to Give Birth
Donna Simpson of New Jersey, USA, weighted 532 lb (241 kg; 38 st) when she delivered daughter Jacqueline in February 2007.
Heaviest Zucchini Courgette
A courgette grown by Bernard Lavery of Llanharry, Rhondda Cynon Taff, UK in 1990 weighed in at 29.25 kg (64 lb 8 oz).
Largest Bowl of Porridge
81.6 kg./179 lb. 14 oz. - 09/15/07 - UK
Largest Cabbage Dish
544 kg./1221 lb - 01/09/09 - Macedonia
Largest Ceramic Plate
2870 kg. - 10/24/09 - Lebanon
2133.5 kg./4703 lb. - Mexico
Largest Chocolate Bar
3580 kg./7892.5 lb. - 10/11/07 - Italy
Largest Commercial Hamburger
74.75 kg./164.8 lb. - 8/29/08 - Michigan/USA price 399.00
555.197 kg./1224 lb. - 8/9/13 - USA
Largest Dressed Wt. Turkey
29.09 kg./86 lb. - 12/12/89 - UK
Largest Gold Coin
100 kg./220 lb. 7 oz. - 5/3/07 - Canada
Largest Ice Break-Single hit
1200 lb. - 04/24/09 - SC/USA
100.92 kg./222.5 lb. - 11/4/09 - New Hampshire/USA
Largest Monster Truck
17,236 kg./38,000 lb. - Missouri/USA nickname "Big Foot"
Largest Offshore Gas Platform
656,000 tonnes - North Sea - Norway
Largest Pecan Pie
18.863 tonnes/41,586 lb. - Texas/USA
Largest Pocket Knife
122 kg./268.9 lb. - 1/9/03 - Portugal
Largest Pumpkin Pie
916.25 kg./2020 lb. - 10/08/05 - Ohio/USA
Largest Rubber Band Ball
4097 kg./9032 lb. - 11/13/08 - United States
Largest Serving - Fried Chicken
480 kg./1060.8 lb. - 05/30/09 - Kuwait
Largest Serving - Hummus
2056 kg. - 10/24/09 - Lebanon
Largest Serving - Meatballs
312.5 kg./688 lb. 15 oz. - 05/24/09 -
Largest Serving - Polenta
1029.6 kg./2269 lb.14 oz. - 08/03/09 - Italy
Largest Serving - Snails
1111 kg./2449 lb. - Portugal
Largest Serving - Tabbouleh
3557 kg. - 10/25/09 - Lebanon
900 grams/2 lb. - Africa