Midlands world record breakers

Sofia Romero can remove a straitjacket in 4.69s Credit: Guinness World Records

The 2013 Guinness World Record has been released and there are quite a few entries from the Midlands including most Toe Wrestling World Championships won, largest tongue and quickest escape of a straitjacket.

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.

  • 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

Tom Lackey is the world's oldest wingwalker Credit: ITV Central
  • 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