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Introducing the Guinness World Record holders for 2018

Meet some real life super heroes (and some super foods)!

Some of us can whip up an amazing cake, and others can hold their breath for way longer than anyone thought possible (don't try that one at home).
But have you ever wondered if your talent could break a record?
For 63 years now, people have been pouring over the Guinness World Record books, marveling at the jaw-dropping photos and inspiring stories of record-breaking triumphs.
So we're remarkably thankful that these people did more than just wonder what could be and now are among the 2018 Guinness World Record holders.
Below are a few of our faves from this year's selection.

Tallest professional model and longest legs

Ekaterina Lisina from Russia has taken out both titles.
Standing at 6 ft 8.77 in and with legs measuring over 132 cms, there wasn't much competition.
Nothing comes close to her legs, measuring at over 132 cm long

Justin Bieber has a whopping 15 records to his name

  • First act to occupy top three positions simultaneously on UK singles chart
  • Youngest solo artist to achieve five No.1 US albums
  • Most streamed album on Spotify - for 2015 album Purpose
  • First solo artist to have three No.1 albums before the age of 18 (US)
  • Most MTV Europe Music Awards won - 20 awards
  • First music act with a music channel viewed three billion times
  • Most simultaneous tracks on US singles chart - 17 tracks, most from album Purpose
  • Youngest male solo artist to debut at No.1 on Billboard Hot 100
  • Most subscribers for a musician on YouTube (male) - 31,132,396 subscribers
  • Most Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards won by a male singer - five blimps
  • Most Teen Choice Awards won by a musician (male) - 19 awards
  • Most Teen Choice Awards won by an individual (male) - 20 awards
  • Most viewed music channel on YouTube (individual) - 15,116,431,053 views
  • Most followers on Twitter (male) - 100,051,376 followers
  • Most followers on Twitter for a male pop star - 100,051,376 followers

Most expensive hot dog

The decadent dog was sold by a company called Tokyo Dog (USA) in Seattle, Washington, USA, on 23 February 2014 for a whopping total of $169 (USD).
The foot-long frankfurter contains smoked cheese bratwurst, butter Teriyaki grilled onions, Maitake mushrooms, Wagyu beef, foie gras, shaved black truffles, caviar and Japanese mayonnaise, all served up in a brioche bun.

Worlds tallest dog

Freddy the Great Dane is the current Guinness World Record Holder of the worlds tallest dog.

Youngest female with a full beard

Harnaam Kaur is a 24-year-old body confidence and anti-bullying activist.
Taking to Instagram she says of the award:
"It is amazing to be valued and celebrated being a Bearded Lady. I am proud to hold this amazing record.
"I hope those who read or see my record can take away positivity, inspiration and realise that no matter who you are or what you look like, you are officially amazing!"

What is a world record?

You can see the full collection of this year's winners on the Guinness World Records webpage.