Latest Guinness World Records: Fire-Breathing Robots, Skateboarding Goats, Contortionists

Category: Media & Culture / Sep 12, 2013 3:56PM EDT

Guinness World Records, widely considered the global authority on record-breaking achievements, published the latest copy of their guide on world records on Thursday (September 12), recognizing a huge array of unique international record-breakers.

The world's largest walking robot, at 8.2m high, was built by a man who created a mechanical fire-breathing dragon that dwarfs the local landscape.

From the UK, London's Leilani Franco demonstrated her incredible ability as a contortionist who drinks tea with her feet and now holds three new back-breaking records, including the fastest backbend walk.

In the U.S., Happie the Floridian skateboarding goat rolled into the record books with the farthest distance skateboarded by a goat, travelling 36 meters (118ft) in 25 seconds.

California's Steve Sansweet and his full-size Darth Vader celebrated being recognized as owning the largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia in the world, with over 330,000 items.

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