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New Guinness World Records Book published today
New Guinness World Records Book published today Photo: ITV Central

The latest edition of the Guinness World Records book has been published revealing that the Midlands has some of the worlds largest items, including the garden spade.

The Guinness World Records, the global authority on record breaking achievements, first published the best-selling book in 1955 and has sold more than 120 million copies.

This year has increased the boundaries of record breaking, presenting a wide spectrum of records from all over the globe.

Steve Ward from Nottingham has clinched the title of Oldest Active Boxer. He was fifty five when he fought his most recent match in Chesterfield.

Steve Ward is the Oldest Active Boxer
Steve Ward is the Oldest Active Boxer Credit: ITV Central

The full list of the Midlands World Record achievements:

  • Largest garden spade - Worcestershire
  • Most microlights flying simultaneously - Telford
  • Heaviest onion & heaviest potato - Two individual records - Nottinghamshire
  • Oldest active boxer - Nottinghamshire
  • Fastest escape from a straitjacket - Leicestershire
  • Most gravy wrestling championship wins - Leicestershire
  • Largest trousers - Leicestershire
  • Heaviest weight lifted with an eye socket - Leicestershire
  • Fastest marathon dressed as a fairy - Leicestershire
  • Youngest person to row the Indian Ocean solo (female) - Leicestershire
  • First female to row the Indian Ocean solo - Leicestershire
  • Fastest cycle across Europe (North Cape to Tarifa) - individual - Leicestershire
  • Oldest living bearded dragon - Leicestershire
  • Oldest locomotive roundhouse - Derbyshire
  • Longest rail grind - snowboard - Staffordshire
  • Oldest wing walker - West Midlands
  • Most push ups in one minute with a 40 lb pack - West Midlands
  • Fastest marathon in a nurse's uniform (male) - West Midlands
  • Longest tongue - West Midlands
  • Largest chocolate bar - Derbyshire
  • Highest altitude by taxi - Staffordshire
  • Longest journey by taxi - Staffordshire
  • Longest journey by taxi - Staffordshire
  • Most Toe Wrestling World Championships won - Men - Stoke on Trent
  • Oldest newspaper delivery person- female - Shrewsbury