LONDON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Nice to Feet You!
RECORD-BREAKING DUO PHOTOGRAPHED TOGETHER AT THEIR FIRST EVER MEETING TO MARK LAUNCH OF NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 'AMAZING FEET' CHALLENGE
- The WORLD'S SHORTEST WOMAN, JYOTI AMGE, AND SECOND TALLEST MAN, BRAHIM TAKIOULLAH, MEET FOR FIRST TIME TO SHOW OFF THEIR RECORD-BREAKING FEET (smallest and largest)
- WORLDWIDE PICTURE EXCLUSIVE RELEASED BY GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TO LAUNCH ITS MASS PARTICIPATION RECORD-BREAKING challenge 'amazing feet'
- 50,000 PAIRS OF FEET NEEDED TO BE SELF-PHOTOGRAPHED AND UPLOADED BY THE PUBLIC AT OFFICIALLYAMAZING.TV/FEET TO SET NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TITLE FOR THE LARGEST ONLINE PHOTO ALBUM OF FEET
Now that's what you call a real 'sole' mate! The world's shortest woman, Jyoti Amge, and second tallest man, Brahim Takioullah, have launched a bid to get thousands of people's feet into the record books. The challenge, titled 'Amazing Feet', is one of the largest mass participation world record attempts ever, with 50,000 pairs of feet needed to be photographed and uploaded via the website officiallyamazing.tv/feet to set a new Guinness World Records title for the Largest Online PhotoAlbum of Feet.
19-year-old Jyoti Amge, who stands at 62.8 cm (24.7 in) and took the title of world's Smallest Woman in 2011, is dwarfed in the photo by the feet of 31-year-old Brahim Takioullah. The giant Moroccan has feet that measure 38.1 cm (1ft 3 in), recorded as the Largest Feet in the world.
Brahim, who has previously held the title of world's Tallest Man, said he was "excited" to meet Jyoti. Jyoti, who travelled from her home in Nagpar, India, to Kuwait City, Kuwait, to launch the new Amazing Feet Guinness World Records challenge, said: "It was great to meet Brahim and get our photo taken for this new record attempt - I hope everyone gets involved to make it a success!"
Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief of Guinness World Records, said: "We're really excited to launch Amazing Feet, an ambitious Guinness World Record challenge to create the Largest Online Photo Album of Feet. We're giving people all over the world the chance to be part of one of the largest mass participation records ever untaken. All you have to do is visit officiallyamazing.tv/feet and submit a photo of your feet to the website. The resulting record-breaking collection will be unveiled in exciting fashion at a later date."
The Amazing Feet challenge will run throughout the summer and open to all members of the public who are encouraged to visit officiallyamazing.tv/feet and submit their entry.
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The world's shortest woman, Jyoti Amge, and second tallest man, Brahim Takioullah, (smallest feet and largest feet respectively) pose for a photo that will contribute towards a new Guinness World Records title for the Largest Online Photo Album of Feet. The mass participation challenge, titled 'Amazing Feet' has just been launched and is open to everyone. People can take part in the record attempt by visiting officiallyamazing.tv/feet
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Other Amazing Feet records
Largest feet ever
Robert Wadlow (USA, 1918 - 1940), the tallest ever man, wore US size 37AA shoes (UK size 36 or approximately a European size 75), equivalent to 47cm (18½ in) long.
Since 1982, Louise Hollis (USA) has been growing her toenails to exceedingly great lengths. When measured at their longest in 1991 the combined length of all ten toenails was 220.98 cm (87 in).
The largest shoe measures 5.50 m (18 ft 0.53 in) x 2.11 m (6 ft 11.07 in) and is 2.90 m (9 ft 6.17 in) high and was unveiled by the Nationaal Fonds Kinderhulp (Netherlands) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 17 November 2010, in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2010.
Largest collection of shoe-related items
Darlene Flynn (USA) has 15,665 different shoe-related items as of 20 March 2012, which she has been collecting since 2000.
Fastest time to solve a Rubik's Cube using feet
The fastest time to solve a Rubik's Cube using the feet is 27.93 sec and was achieved by Fakhri Raihaan
(Indonesia) at the Celebes Cube Competition 2012, in Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia, on 14-15 July 2012.
Fastest sandwich made using feet
Using just his feet, Rob Williams of Austin, Texas, USA, made a Bologna, cheese and lettuce sandwich, complete with olives on cocktail sticks, in 1 min 57 sec at the set of Guinness World Records: Primetime on 10 November 2000.
Most letters typed in alphabetical order with the feet in one minute
The most letters typed with feet in alphabetical order were 251 and were achieved by Liu Wei (China) on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Rome, Italy on 11 March 2010.
Farthest arrow shot using feet
The farthest a bow and arrow has been shot into a target using the feet is 5.5 m (18 ft 0.53 in), by Claudia Gomez (Argentina) on the set of El Show de los Records, Madrid, Spain on 15 November 2001.
Most Toe Wrestling World Championships won - Women & Men
The most Toe Wrestling World Championships won in the Women's category is four by Karen Davies (UK) in 1999-2002. The Championships are held annually on the first Saturday in June at Ye Olde Royal Oak, Wetton, England. Contestants must push an opponent's foot to the other side of a specially constructed ring called a 'Toerack' using only their toes. Mixed matches are not allowed because of the danger of 'myxomatoesis'.
The most Toe Wrestling World Championships won in the Men's category is six by Alan Nash (UK) in 1994, 1996-97, 2000, 2002 and 2009. Nash, nicknamed 'Nasty' also has the honour of being knighted by His Majesty King Leo 1st of Redonda in the West Indies.
SOURCE Guinness World Records