Guinness World Records 2012
New 'Guinness Records' profiles wacky celebs and celebs-to-be across the globe.
Sept. 15, 2011 — -- intro: The 2012 edition of the "Guinness World Records," out today, is including a variety of unlikely celebrities among its lineup of Hollywood celebrities and pop stars who've shattered records this year.
Justin Bieber's "Baby" single was the Most Popular Video of Any Kind Online with more than 400 million views, while tween star Willow Smith nabbed Youngest Transatlantic Top 20 Artist for her hit single that was released when she was just 10 years old.
Will and Jada Smith's daughter still has a long way to go compared to Lady Gaga, who holds the record for "Most Followers on Twitter," with more than 11 million followers, and Most Weeks on the U.S. Hot Digital Songs Chart for "Poker Face."
Johnny Depp was listed as "Highest Paid Actor" among Hollywood's A-list for raking in $75 million between June 2009 and June 2010, while Sandra Bullock led actresses with her $56 million salary. Prince William and Kate Middleton also made the list, crowned with the title Most Live Streams for a Single Event for their record-breaking nuptials, which had 72 million live streams.
However, it's a handful of lesser-known names that are about to make it big with their appearance in the 287-page book released Thursday. Here's a look at wacky soon-to-be celebrities across the globe who've shattered some outrageous world records.
quicklist: 1media: 14522350title: Robert Thompson - Longest Journey by Skateboard text: Rob Thomson of New Zealand started the longest journey by skateboard in Leysin, Switzerland on June 24, 2007 and finished the 7,555-mile journey in Shanghai, China on Sept. 28, 2008.
quicklist: 2Media: 14521809title: Harbor - Dog with the Longest Earstext:Hearing isn't a problem for Harbor, who has the longest ears on a dog, measuring 12.25 inches and 13.5 inches for the left and right ears, respectively. Harbor, owned by Jennifer Wert of Colorado, is a black and tan coonhound who is 8 years old and weighs 89.2 pounds.
quicklist: 3Media: 14521798title: Aevin Dugas - Largest Afro text:Aevin Dugas of the United States wears her record-breaking afro proudly. Dugas' afro had a circumference of 4 feet, 4 inches when measured in New Orleans on Oct. 4, 2010. She takes her style seriously -- trimming her afro two or three times a year and using up to five conditioners each time she washes her hair.
quicklist: 4Media: 14522148title: Chuy Jesus Fajardo Aceves and Luisa Lilia De Lira Aceves - Hairiest Familytext: Chuy Jesus Fajardo Aceves and Luisa Lilia De Lira Aceves of Mexico are members of a family of 19 that spans five generations. All suffer from a rare condition called congenital generalized hypertrichosis.
The condition is characterized by excessive facial and torso hair. The women in the family are covered with a light to medium coat of hair, while the men of have thick, dark hair on approximately 98 percent of their bodies apart from their hands and feet.
quicklist: 5Media: 14522315title: Most Dogs Skipping on the Same Ropetext: The record for the most dogs skipping on the same rope is 13 and was accomplished Uchida Geinousha's Super Wan Wan Circus in Japan for a television special in Tochigi, Japan, on Oct. 27, 2009.
quicklist: 6media: 14522181title: Ram Singh Chauhan - Longest Moustachetext: Ram Singh Chauhan of India can officially claim the world's longest moustache, which was measured at 14 feet on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Rome on March 4, 2010.
quicklist: 7media: 14521886title: Most Body Piercings in One Sessiontext: The record for the most body piercings in one session is 3,900 in 7 hours and 46 minutes, a record accomplished by Tyson Turk and Chris Elliot of the United States at the Tyson Turk Body Mod Studio in Irving, Texas, on July 9, 2011.
quicklist: 8media: 14521986title: Chanel Tapper - Longest Tonguetext: Chanel Tapper of the United States has a tongue that measured 3.8 inches from tip to top lip, in California on Sept. 29, 2010.
quicklist: 9media: 14522887title: "Guinness World Records" has been in print since 1955. Text: The 2012 edition of "Guinness World Records" is 287 pages long and is currently available in stores.
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