Indians who made it to the list of Guinness World Records 2020
Guinness World Records 2020
India is home to many unique records and as many as 80 of them have found place in the latest list of Guinness World Records 2020. Here are some picks — from the astounding to the bizarre.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's iron statue in Gujarat has entered the Guinness list for being the tallest statue. Statue of Unity rises to 597 feet and 1 inch.
With 58 people on one motorbike, the record set by ASC Tornadoes Motorcycle Team from Karnataka in November 2017 remains unbroken.
The iron-like right hand of Kerala’s Abheesh P Dominic has smashed 122 coconuts in a minute — a record unbroken since 2017.
Karate Nataraj from Salem holds the record for stuffi ng the maximum number (650) of straws into his mouth without using his hands.
Manikyam, owned by Akshay NV of Kerala, continues to hold the Guinness record for being the shortest cow, measuring 24.07 inches (from hoof to withers).
Jotshna Mishra and Durga Charan from Odisha have set the record for the longest journey by public transport within a country. The couple travelled 29,119 km across India from February 18 to March 30, 2018.
Arumugam PK of Tamil Nadu rode a bicycle even as he solved 1,010 Rubik's cubes while Mumbai’s Nikhil Soares solved 151 cubes while balancing on a caster board.
Pandit Dhayagude of Mumbai bore the weight of 212 motorcycles as the bikes ran over him one after the other in August 2016.
Master of spin
Vikash Kumar, a classical dancer from Delhi, made it to the Guinness list by doing 120 kathak spins in a minute in December 2017.
Mahatma Gandhi’s 387.8 km march from Sabarmati to Dandi with 78 others against the salt levy from March 12 to April 5, continues to hold the Guinness record for the world’s longest protest march. (file photo)
Nilanshi Patel, a 16-year-old from Gujarat, continues to hold the Guinness record for the longest hair on a teenager. Her hair length — 5 ft 7 inches. It takes her half an hour to dry and an hour to comb these locks.