Wacky new world records

The latest edition of the Guinness World Records Book is out today, and is wackier than ever. A British hoover-collecting man and dog have been added to the book this year, as well as a skate-boarding goat and a back bending contortionist.

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Ozzy the dog tightropes way into world records

Ozzy, a border collie/kelpie crossbreed, has entered the world famous tome for achieving the Fastest Crossing of a Tightrope by a Dog.

Ozzy the Border Collie from Norwich performing his record breaking feat. Credit: Press Association

The four-year-old from North Wales, crossed a 3.5m rope in 18.22 seconds during his record breaking stunt at the Faith Animal Rescue Centre in Norfolk.

Ozzy now lives in Norwich with his owner, 51-year-old carpenter Nick Johnson, who has no formal dog training experience but learned the techniques from the internet. Mr Johnson said:

"Ozzy is most happy when he's working on the tricks that we do and regards it as a game.

It makes me feel so happy and proud, that Ozzy and I have such a strong friendship and relationship we can work together on tricks and games that get the recognition of Guinness World Records."

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