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Jumping cats, tongues and golf clubs: The weirdest Guinness World Records

The latest Guinness Book of World Records. Credit: Guinness World Records

The latest Guinness Book of World Records has a plethora of fabulous and fearless people - and animals - on its pages.

Here are some of the weirdest record holders that have made it into the 2015 book:

Longest jump by a cat

Alley the rescue cat jumped 182.88 cm (6ft) into the record books. Credit: Guinness World Records.

Alley the rescue cat managed to jump 182.88 cm (6ft) - the longest jump by a cat.

Her owner and trainer, Samantha Martin, said: "I trained Alley when I noticed she just loved jumping. In fact she would follow me around and just leap from platform to platform."

"Alley started out as such a frail little kitty and to have her grow up so strong and then eventually become a Guinness World Record holding cat, is so exciting for us and for her because she had such difficult beginnings and now she's a star."

World's longest tongue

The 24-year-old said that long tongues run in his family as his brother is also recognised for his long tongue. Credit: Guinness World Records

Nick Stoeberl from California has broken the record for the world's longest tongue after being recognised for his 10.1cm-long tongue.

The 24-year-old snatched the title from Britain's Stephen Taylor who has held the record for his 9.8cm-long tongue since 2002.

Largest collection of James Bond memorabilia

The 47-year-old started his collection upon the release of the film ‘Goldeneye' when he was 27. Credit: Guinness World Records

Nick Bennett from Leigh in Lancashire has secured his place in the 2015 record books for holding 12,463 items of James Bond memorabilia in what he describes as a "secret lair" in his home.

The 47 year old started his collection upon the release of the film Goldeneye when he was 27, but had a fascination for franchise when he watched his first film aged seven.

"It’s a dream come true," he said after finding out about the accolade. "As a child I read the book from cover to cover and I cannot believe that I will actually be in this year’s book as an official record holder - pinch me!”

Longest golf club

The world's longest gold club measures 14ft 5 inches. Credit: Guinness World Records

Karsten Maas from Germany has made it into the record books with his creation of the longest usable golf club measuring 14ft five inches.

The golf professional and "Trick Golf Artist" says that although he is very proud of his record-breaking club, there will not be much chance of seeing him on the green with it.

“The weight and length of the club make striking the ball really exhausting. Plus I don’t have a caddy," he said.

Furthest distance an arrow has been shot with the feet

The record holder said: 'I’m trying it with other weapons right now. Knives and ninja stars. It's a little more dangerous.' Credit: GuinnessWorldRecords

Nancy Siefker from California has broken one of the "most unique" records to make it into this year's book by shooting an arrow from her feet 6.09m (20ft) onto a 5.5 inch diameter target.

The 26-year-old circus artist, who has combined her skills in contortionism and archery to set the new record, said: “I’m trying it with other weapons right now. Knives and ninja stars. It's a little more dangerous."

Smallest Caravan

The 'QTvan' weighs 131.1 kg (289.03 lb's) and is equipped with a full size bed, interior lighting, TV, sink and a kettle. Credit: GuinnessWorldRecords

Part-time inventor Yannick Read from London has won the Guinness World Record for building the smallest caravan measuring 2.39m (7 ft 10.9 in) in length, 1.53 m (5 ft 0.24 in) high and 0.79 m (2 ft 7.9 in) wide.

The 43-year-old named the vehicle "QTvan" and said it is fully roadworthy, having been on mini-breaks around the UK.

The caravan weighs 131.1 kg (289.03 lb's) and is equipped with a full size bed, interior lighting, TV, sink and a kettle.

"Unbreakable" records, which haven’t changed since 1955 and will remain in this year's book, include:

  • Tallest man: Robert Pershing from Wadlow USA, measures 8 ft 11.1 inches (2.72 m) tall.
  • Best selling single: Bing Crosby’s single White Christmas has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide.
  • Highest grossing movie: Gone with the Wind took $393.4 million (£88 million) at the international box office.
  • Richest person: John D. Rockefeller’s wealth was estimated at about $900 million (£184.88 million) in 1913.
  • Largest office building: The Pentagon, built to house the US government’s war offices in Washington DC, remains the world’s largest office building.
  • Largest diamond: The largest ever uncut diamond was the Cullinan, which weighed 3,106.75 carats when found in 1905 at the Premier Diamond Mine in South Africa.