The Guinness Book of Record celebrates its sixtieth anniversary this week. ITV Central takes a look back at some of the most unusual records to be broke in the Midlands.
Strongman John Evans from Derby notched up 29 world records over a decade ago thanks to his unique ability to balance heavy items of furniture on his head.
Meanwhile in the Potteries, the Great Britain Destruction Squad set the new world record for tile smashing back in 1983.
Thousands of people turned out today to try to break a world record attempt at Wollaton Hall for the most number of superheroes in one place.
Organisers are optimistic they broke the Guiness World Record and will find out in the next few days. The previous record was set in Australia in 2010, when more than 15 hundred superheroes gathered in Melbourne.
ITV News Central spoke to some of the superheroes taking part in the attempt.
Nearly 200 people will attempt to smash the world record for the largest morris dance in Warwick later.
Between 16 & 20 Morris Dance sides are expected to take part in the event which is part of the Warwick 1100 years Celebration.
The vibrant & colourful dancing will take place around the centre of Warwick between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, which will culminate in 160 to 200 dancers joining in a massed dance to break the World Record.
A railway tunnel in Derbyshire has officially been recorded as the oldest in the world.Read the full story ›
Nottinghamshire's professional boxer, Steve Ward, is finally hanging up his boxing gloves.
Steve, 56, from Mansfield has had more than 50 professional fights and has appeared in the Guinness Book of Records for being the oldest active professional boxer and the oldest Champion in the World.
He was fifty five when he fought his most recent match in Chesterfield.
Guitarists of all ages will together look to break the 'Most guitar amplifiers used simultaneously' record at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.Read the full story ›
The latest edition of the Guinness World Records Book has been published with the Midlands claiming many records.Read the full story ›