Copenhagen has another awesome attraction known as the Guinness World Record Museum. What originally began as the classic and fascinating book known as the Guinness Book of World Records has since morphed into a full-fledged Guinness World Record Museum located at Strøget in Copenhagen dedicated to the strange and incredible achievements of people (and even animals, in some cases) from around the world. The most incredible world records from all over. The fastest, highest, strongest etc. That’s what you meet at this museum.
There are more than 500 exhibits in the museum: the figures of the tallest and the fattest people in the world, the tallest buildings in the world gallery, Michael Jackson - the king of pop music and Merilyn Monroe - the queen of dresses exhibitions, the World of Toys gallery, to name a few. I enjoyed delving into the interesting facts, figures, and history of various world records both popular and obscure, as well as the people (or animals) who set them. Here are some photos of the many figurines to give an idea of what you will get to see in the museum.
The Tallest Man
Robert Pershing Wadlow (February 22, 1918 – July 15, 1940), also known as the Alton Giant and the Giant of Illinois, was an American man who was the tallest person in recorded history for whom there is irrefutable evidence.
Wadlow reached 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m) in height and weighed 439 lb (199 kg) at his death at age 22. His great size and his continued growth in adulthood were due to hyperplasia of his pituitary gland, which results in an abnormally high level of human growth hormone. Even by the time of his death, there was no indication that his growth had ended.
The Heaviest Man
Robert Earl Hughes (June 4, 1926 – July 10, 1958) was an American man who was, during his lifetime, the heaviest human being recorded in the history of the world. His excessive weight was attributed to a ruptured thyroid gland when he was young. Hughes weighed 486 kilograms (1071 lbs) at his heaviest.
Most dominoes toppled by a group
On 13 November 2009, Domino Day 2009 saw the world record broken for the most dominoes toppled by a group, when 4,491,863 dominoes were toppled. A total of 89 builders set up the dominoes in the WTC Expo Center in Leeuwarden, Netherlands.
Most drumbeats in a minute
The latest record for the most drumbeats in a minute using drumsticks is 2,370, achieved by Pritish A R (Australia) in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on 16 December 2021. He broke the previous record of 1,589 drum beats per minute by George Urasevic who set it on 25 January 2010.
The second trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" racked up more than 30 million views within a day of its YouTube debut, securing a world record.
The highest hairstyle is 2.66m and was achieved by several hairdressers in an event organised by KLIPP unser Frisör in Austria, on 21 June 2009.
Michael Jackson’s Guinness World Records include: