Meet the real-life Popeye and the world's tallest dog: The weird and wonderful entries of the Guinness World Records

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'Big Mo' has been compared to cartoon character Popeye Photo: Guinness World Records/PA Wire

Meet 'Big Mo' - Moustafa Ismail - who has broken the world record for having the largest biceps and triceps in the world - with a circumference of 25.5in.

The Egyptian-born bodybuilder eats as much as 3lbs of chicken, 1lb of steak or fish and four cups of almonds a day.

Also on the Guinness World Records list is Zeus, the three-year-old Great Dane, who measuring an impressive 44in from foot to withers, is the world's tallest dog.

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Zeus on his hind legs towers over his owner at 7ft 4in Credit: Guinness World Records/PA Wire

Archie, the 29-month-old Dexter breed bull, owned by a County Armagh-based farm, is the world's smallest bull, measuring just 76.2 cm (30in).

Farmer's son Ryan Lavery, 15, bought Archie at five-months-old and admits that the bull's fate would have been different if he had been of a normal stature.

Ryan said: "His size saved his life and now he's going to live out the rest of his life as a pet. It's brilliant and amazing to have Archie in the new Guinness Worlds book."

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Archie measures just 76.2 cm (30in) Credit: Guinness World Records/PA Wire

Other records go to 86-year-old Johanna Quaas, a retired PE teacher from Leipzig, Germany, who is the world's oldest gymnast.

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Johanna Quaas is the world's oldest gymnast Credit: Guinness World Records/PA Wire

London-based sumo wrestler Sharran Alexander, who weighs 203.21 kg (32 stone), has been named the world's heaviest sportswoman.

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Sharran Alexander weighs 203.21 kg Credit: Guinness World Records/PA Wire

Finally, the world's tallest mohican belongs to Japanese designer Kazuhiro Watanabe’s - whose spear-like hairdo peaks at more than 3ft 8in.

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Kazuhiro Watanabe has the world's tallest mohican Credit: @GWRnews

Being published in 22 languages in more than 100 countries, the 2013 Guinness World Records is expected to sell around 2.7 million copies.