Size Matters?

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To celebrate 60 years of the Guinness Book Of World Records we have delved into their archives and picked out some of the best, craziest and most peculiar records from around the world. Size cetrainly seems to matter, especially when it comes to getting in this book! 

The smallest dog 

kleinster Hund, Paulette Keller, Chihuahua

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Heaven Sent Brandy, a Chihuahua living in Florida, USA, is too small to even bark and measures in at just 15,2 cm. So watch your step.




The biggest ice cream 

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Standing at just over 3 metres tall this is the largest ice cream that have ever been made (and eaten). What did it take to make this mega ice cream? 2 tons of strawberry ice cream, and bathtub full of waffels and 60 litres of chocolate sauce. It wasn’t the cheapest takeaway either. A helicopter was needed to transport the dessert to the nearby harbour of Kristiansand (Norway), where 10,000 hungry ice cream lovers waited for their portion. 


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Despite looking like a toy, the Miniature Revolver C1ST, made by SwissMiniGun,
is very effective despite being just 5.5cm in size and has a range of up to 112m. So don’t laugh down the barrel of this one. 



Pizza, Pizza everywhere! 

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1 mile long, a week’s worth of hard work, 80 chefs and a custom designed oven. That’s what it took to make the world’s largest margherita, which was cut into 35,000 slices and dished out at the Expo 2015 in Milan. 


The longest nose  

Mehmet Özyürek, Die längste Nase

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Mehmet Oezyüreks nose is almost 9cm long. To put the into perspective, the average size of a European nose is 5.8cm (men) and 5.1cm (women). 



The smallest banknote  

Der kleinste Geldschein, 10 Bank, 1917

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The 10-bani note was printed in Romania in 1917. At that time, paper was at a premium – but without it, there would have been no money to buy more. 


The largest spider 

Theraphosa Blondi, Vogelspinne

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The Goliath bird-eating spider (Theraphosa blondi) can grow up to 28cm and lives in the rainforests of South America, actually prefers frogs and rodents to birds, and is itself considered a delicacy. 


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08/2015 The Red Bulletin

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