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Chandra Bahadur Dangi, world's shortest man
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Nepalese Man Declared ‘World’s Shortest Person’

On Sunday, an official from Guinness World Records named a 72-year-old Nepalese man the shortest man alive and the shortest person ever to be recorded by the publication. He was presented with two certificates to commemorate these achievements.

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World’s Tallest Stack of Pancakes Looks Delicious

In a move guaranteed to make you hungry for breakfast food, Australian chef Andy Wrobel recently broke the Guinness world record for the tallest stack of pancakes at 76 centimeters (almost 2 1/2 feet). Yum! Please pass the syrup.

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Japanese Man Breaks the World Record for Cracking the Most Nuts With His Butt

Japan has some crazy shows, but their Guinness World Records TV series is somehow the craziest. You think we're kidding, but in one episode a man named Tomoharu Shoji sets a world record by crushing 43 nuts in one minute... Oh, yeah, and he did it just by using his butt.

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One Man Hopes to Lick the Record for the World’s Longest Tongue

Two tongues enter, and only one tongue leaves with the world record for the longest tongue.

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Meet the World’s Oldest Twins – 102 Years Old Apiece

Edith Ritchie and Evelyn Middleton, of Aberdeen, Scotland, both turned 102 on November 15th of last year. Normally that's a cause for celebration in of itself, but it's an especially big deal because it means the twins are now officially world record holders, according to Guinness.

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Aww! World’s Oldest Dog Uncle Chichi Dies at 25 [VIDEO]

Uncle Chichi, who was adopted as a rescue dog in Charleston, SC back in 1988, has just died in New York City after a bout with cancer.

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Yorkshire Terrier Is the Newest of the Top 12 Pets With World Record Titles [PHOTOS]

All creatures great and small amaze us. But these record-breaking animals of the recently released Guinness Book of World Records 2012 Edition are truly astounding. See how your pet measures up to the dog with the longest tongue or the world's shortest cat. You never know — he might earn a spot in the 2013 edition!

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Tiny Yorkshire Terrier Named World’s Smallest Service Dog [VIDEO]

Lucy the Yorkshire Terrier, who measures only 5.7 inches tall and weighs 2.5 pounds, may be tiny, but she's got a big reputation. The three-year-old dog was recently named the world's smallest service dog by the Guinness Book of World Records.

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‘The Simpsons’ Fan Marathon Attempts to Break Guinness World Record

To celebrate its 500th episode, 'The Simpsons' is hoping one of its biggest fans will set another record -- and one that Homer Simpson, TV's most notorious couch potato, would really appreciate.

Starting on February 8th, Simpson fanatics are being challenged to continuously watch all 500 episodes of TV's longest-running primetime, scripted show.

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RecordSetter Picks Their 15 Best and Craziest World Records of 2011 [VIDEOS]

Thanks to the website RecordSetter, which allows folks to invent a world record in anything, many a wacky record was set and/or broken in 2011.

Some of our favorite RecordSetter marks this year include the record  for two girls slapping each other with pizza, the record for most time spent simultaneously juggling, eating and balancing on “rola bola" and the man who set a world record for most quarters shoved up his nose.

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World’s Shortest Living Woman Has a Big Spirit [VIDEO]

At just under 25 inches tall, some toddlers can reach shelves she can't. But 18-year-old Indian student Jyoti Amge has a claim to fame they don't: she's just been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s shortest living woman.

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Michelle Obama Is Now a World Record Holder for Jumping Jacks [VIDEO]

First Lady Michelle Obama is a world record holder, and she didn't even have to anything weird like stuff a bunch of quarters up her nose or run around in her underwear, which is what less presidentially-connected folks have been doing recently to set world records.

Instead, she set her mark in a recent event in which 300,000 kids in locations around the world joined her in doing jumping jacks, shattering the previous record of 20,000 people doing jumping jacks in a 24 hour period. Now, the Guinness Book of Records has confirmed that Michelle is a world record holder. 

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Florentino Fernandez Set Fast-Food Record
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Man Sets Record for Most Fast-Food Tasted in 30 Seconds [VIDEO]

The US is the junk-food capital of the world, but when it comes to tasting the most fast-food in a short period of time, it turns out that Spain has us beat.

This stunt originally was introduced on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' when Fallon set the bar at 13 food items tasted. But on this Spanish program, Florentino Fernandez bests Fallon by three items, setting a new record with 16 fast foods tasted in 30 seconds.

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21 Straight Backflips While on Stilts Makes Man World Record Holder [VIDEO]

David Hale entertained Burning Man festival attendees by performing 21 backflips in a row while wearing stilts, setting a world record. Any attempts to break his mark should probably be done on an empty stomach.

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Man Sets World Record by Shoving 18 Quarters Up His Nose [VIDEO]

Paul Green Jr. shoves an astounding 18 quarters up his nose, setting a new world record, according to RecordSetter.com. Well, if you need to be famous for something, it might as well be this.

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