Guinness World Records 2023
RECORD – Human prowess, WTF or serious, the Guinness of Records – cult book published every year and listing a collection of world records – returns this Wednesday, September 7 for its 2023 edition.
This year, the French are there. No less than 48 new French records were recorded by the Guinness World Records, which is much more than in 2022 with 21 French people. In total, there are 38,991 applications from all over the world, including 4,964 validated records. The easing of health restrictions related to COVID-19 surely has a lot to do with it.
the HuffPost offers you its selection of French records that make their debut in the new edition. Open to all, the Guinness World Records brings together some big-name stars as ordinary people who are actually extraordinary.
The fastest marathon dressed as a Harlequin
On October 3, 2021, runner Gilles Dufosse crossed the finish line of the Virgin Money London Marathon in a time of 3 h 56 min and 27 seconds and that… with the most atypical outfit: a disguise and a mask of Harlequin.
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The largest collection of Studio Ghibli objects
Since the age of 6, Éloïse Von Velvet, professional make-up artist and model, has lived in the world of Studio Ghibli. A big fan, she has dedicated a room in her Parisian home to these 1,304 stuffed animals and all kinds of collectibles from the famous Japanese animation studio.
The highest altitude standing on a hot air balloon
In 2020, professional hot air balloon pilot Rémi Ouvrard, standing on the balloon, had reached 1,217 meters above sea level. On November 10, 2021, he once again gave up the relative comfort of a hot air balloon basket for the top of the 25m high aerostat. And this time, it flew above the Vienne countryside, near Châtellerault, at an altitude of 4,016 m.
Fastest Individual Pursuit
At the 2021 Summer Paralympic Games, Dorian Foulon, disabled cyclist, seized the world record for the individual pursuit (category C5) by qualifying for the final with a time of 4 minutes 18.274s, before winning the gold in the final, the same day. Born with a club foot, he became the first disabled cyclist to compete in the Tour de l’Avenir in August 2019, with the Nouvelle-Aquitaine team.
The most varieties of cheese on a pizza
On September 25, 2021, chef Julien Serri, YouTuber Morgan VS and artisan cheesemaker François Robin produced during SIRHA 2021 – the international meeting place for food-service, catering and food professionals – a pizza topped with 834 different French cheeses, arranged on a 12 inch base.
Chef Julien Serri, YouTuber Morgan VS and artisan cheesemaker François Robin have made a pizza topped with 834 different French cheeses, arranged on a 30.5cm base
Highest score in figure skating
During the Montpellier World Championships in March 2022, the Olympic duo Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron obtained record scores in the free program (137.09) and the rhythmic dance (92.73): their total score is 229, 82 dots. They are world champions for the 5th time.
Oldest operating cinema
Not far from the Lumière brothers’ summer residence in La Ciotat, on the Côte d’Azur, is the Eden Théâtre, which has been offering cinema screenings for 123 years and 80 days to June 9, 2022. The very first screening at Eden took place on March 21, 1899. It consisted of a selection of films by the Lumière Brothers, including Caravan at the Pyramids of Egypt and Ship Launch in La Ciotat.
Most consecutive UEFA Champions League seasons with at least one goal scored
Karim Benzema never stops stringing together goals. He has scored at least one goal in 17 consecutive seasons, the first in 2005. Benzema shares this record with Lionel Messi, the Paris-Saint-Germain striker.
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