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Guinness Book of Records celebrates sixtieth anniversary

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.


Watch: What did superheroes at Wollaton Hall make of today's picnic?

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.

Morris dancing World Record Attempt in Warwick

Stock photo of Morris Dancers Credit: PA

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.

Morris Dancing in Nottingham's Old Market Square on St George's day this year Credit: PA

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.