London - Forget the first four-minute mile, the fastest car or even the world’s longest beard.
To get into the record books today, you have to stretch the boundaries of the human imagination as well as physical endurance.
So the latest list includes a fire-eating acrobat, a speedy sausage maker… and a cat that can balance a tower of dice on his paw. All make it into Guinness World Records 2019, alongside a skipping dog, a rocket man and a six-legged robot.
Bibi the black and white moggy triumphs in what is surely one of the most bizarre categories – most dice stacked on a cat’s paw. He managed to balance ten.
His owner apparently discovered the three-year-old’s talent by accident.
Bibi became an internet star after videos were posted online of him barely batting a whisker while the dice were stacked on his rear paw as he reclined on a bed at home in Selangor, Malaysia.
Not to be outdone, Jessica, a nine-year-old Jack Russell, and his owner Rachael Grylls, 39, from Lewdown, Devon, set a record for the most skips by a dog and a person in one minute using a single rope. Their 59 skips broke the previous best, set by a Japanese beagle.