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Sausages, rideable robots and giant needles: New Guinness World Records revealed

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The latest flurry of Guinness World Records have been revealed today as the 2019 book hits the shelves.

From the oldest flying trapeze artist to the fastest speed in a jet-propelled go-kart, the most sausages produced in a minute or the largest knitting needles, the feats have been recorded in the Guinness World Records 2019.

Animals feature too, with the highest jump by a dog include in the list as well as the most double dutch-style skips by a dog in one minute.

Along with each world record comes the story behind it, like that of Sumiko Iwamuro, who has the record as the oldest professional club DJ at the age of 83 years and 188 days.

Other record-breakers revealed today include: the most dice balanced on a cat’s paw; most body modifications (male); fastest 50m hand skating; longest time controlling a football with the soles whilst on the roof of a moving car; most fire breathing backflips in one minute and most consecutive back handsprings (one hand).

Guinness World Records 2019

Butcher Barry John Crowe, 28, from Cavern, Ireland, is in the book for the Most Sausages Made In A Minute. At the tender age of 10, Barry started helping his parents in the family’s butchers shop and has been perfecting his sausage-making skills ever since. He now runs the family business and credits his parents for his confidence which has seen him create a range of 36 different sausage types, even including chocolate chip and honey comb [Photo: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records]

Guinness World Records 2019

Betsy Bond is in the book for the record for the largest knitting needles. Artist Betsy, 31, from Wiltshire, created the 4.4m needles herself as part of an art exhibition. She said: “Everybody has potential if you just keep striving and pushing forward. Give it a go, what’s the worst that can happen?”
[Photo: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records]

Guinness World Records 2019

Included in this year’s record book is Matt Denton with the record for the largest rideable hexapod robot. The 45-year-old Animatronic Control System Specialist’s love of animatronics and engineering started when he got his first LEGO technic kit and was cemented after a trip to the cinema to see Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back when he was eight. He went on to fulfil his childhood dream when he had the chance to work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens to create fan-favourite BB-8. [Photo: Paul Michael Hughes Photography]

Guinness World Records 2019

The Guinness Book of World Records 2019 hits the shelves today, revealing world records like Ash Randall’s record for the longest time controlling a football with the soles whilst on the roof of a moving car [Photo: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records]

Guinness World Records 2019

Betty Goedhart flew into the record books as the oldest performing flying trapeze artist at 84 years, 249 days. Betty, now 85, from California, started trapeze classes at the age of 78 and believes anything can be accomplished with hard work and determination [Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Guiness Book of World Records]

Guinness World Records 2019

Cute cat Bibi scores the record for Most Dice Balanced On Cats Paw, towering ten of the cubes easily. [Photo: Joshua Paul/Guinness World Records]

Guinness World Records 2019

Brookelynn Bley features in the book for the longest time 6 hoop split. First published in 1955, the iconic annual Guinness World Records books have sold over 141 million copies in 21 languages and in more than 100 countries. [Photo: Kevin Scott Ramos/Guinness World Records]

Guinness World Records 2019

Here’s Feather, the record holder for the highest jump by a dog – 191.7cm. Feather’s talents became clear when owner Samantha Valle from Maryland, US, saw her jump so high that she hit their basement ceiling. Samantha started training Feather to jump over hurdles and soon a 150cm jump was effortless for the fearless pooch, who was adopted from a rescue centre. Samantha said: “Sometimes it takes a certain person to come along and see the potential in a dog to make them even greater.”
[Photo: Kevin Scott Ramos/Guinness World Records]

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Geronimo, who was also rescued and rehomed by Feather’s owner Samantha, is also in the record books. The female Border Collie and Kelpie cross managed the most double dutch-style skips by a dog in one minute – 128. [Photo: Kevin Scott Ramos/Guinness World Records]

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Another four-legged record-holder, here’s Jessica who holds the record for most skips by a dog and person in one minute. [Photo: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records]

Guinness World Records 2019

Tom Bagnall, 26, from Staffordshire, UK, features in the book with the record for the fastest speed in a jet-propelled go-kart at 112.29mph. [Photo: Richard Bradbury/Guinness World Records]

Guinness World Records 2019

By day, 83-year-old Sumiko Iwamuro is a restaurant owner and cook. But at night, she transforms into DJ Sumirock at Decabar Z and rocks her way into the record books as the Oldest Professional Club DJ. “Doing something totally different is energising” she says and urges people to “try something and don’t give up”. [Photo: Shinsuke Kamioka/Guinness World Records]

Guinness World Records 2019

The record for the fastest 10m walked on a slackline en pointe is held by Olga Henry, from Santa Monica in California. [Photo: James Ellerker/Guinness World Records]

Guinness World Records 2019

Here’s Joe Oakley, record-holder for the fastest time to bunny hop 15 hurdles on a trials bicycle. [Photo: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records]

Guinness World Records 2019

How about hand skating? Mirko Hansen is in the book of records for fastest 50m hand skating. [Photo: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records]

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