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Midlands world record breakers

Sofia Romero can remove a straitjacket in 4.69s Photo: 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
Manjit Singh holds the record for heaviest weight lifted with an eye socket Credit: ITV Central
  • 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

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