Southland Residents Break 2021 Guinness World Records

LOS ANGELES, CA, – Call them weird or wonderful, the 2021 Guinness World Records are out of the woods in California.

After California’s 2020 Guinness World Record during the pandemic, these Californians still made their mark in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2021. Some hopefuls worked to achieve records they already held, and others were determined to make their mark against the gold standard to measure feats of strength, endurance and quirks out of this world.

Celebrity Awards in 2021

Colombian singer Shakira now holds the Guinness World Record for most likes for a woman on her Facebook page.

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In April, Shakira won 111,705,557 likes, against Rihanna (97,458,331) and most liked person, football star Cristiano Ronaldo, who at the time had 124,726,150 likes.

Los Angeles area record holders made their mark in 2021, breaking eggs at the furthest distance in an electric car with no refueling.

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Teen Angst wins for Murrieta singer Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo, 17, from Inland Empire, set her Guinness World Record in early 2021. In January, her hit song “Drivers License” hit 100 million streams on Spotify just 10 days after the song was released. , according to Spotify’s Global Top 200. .

The song, filled with teen drama, racked up 91,697,378 streams and broke the 100 million mark with another 10,936,609 plays on Jan. 17. That number of streams more than doubled the following month. It also took home the award for Most Streamed Title in the first week of release, with 65,873,080 seven days after release and 6.14 million streams in the first 48 hours, according to Guinness World Records.

Tarzana Man breaks a record … and eggs

What’s the saying? Do you have to break a lot of eggs to make an omelet? That’s exactly what Tarzana’s Ronald Sarchian did, with the most eggs crushed with a punch in one minute in February.

He made his way through 334 eggs to win his third Guinness World Record on February 27.

This year, Sarchian also stacked the most cornhole sacks in 30 seconds (26), breaking his personal best of 24.

He also passed 110 clay athletic targets in one minute in May.

A serial record breaker, Sarchian also broke the record for the most tire punches with a hammer in one minute, the fastest time to open five piñatas and crush the most eggs with a kick in one. minute.

Solve Speedcube puzzles on the go in Altadena

Altadena resident Samuel Smookler, 13, attempted a Guinness World Record in March. The teenager worked towards his fastest time goal to solve a spinning puzzle cube while riding a hoverboard.

Also known as “speedcubing,” he has been a speedcuber for five years, he says. He combined his hoverboard and speedcubing passions to break the record, solving the puzzle in 15.86 seconds.

Wind ‘Em Up With This World Record Toy Collection

Marla Mogul has been collecting wind-up toys since she was 27 years old. After a failed record attempt in 2012, she continued to collect and eventually won her award in March 2021.

The YouTube maven shares her love of wind-ups with other aficionados online. She’s amassed 1,258 toys, making it the Mogul Wind Up Toy, indeed.

Could you eat more than a pound of sushi?

A man from Simi Valley won the right to be called the Guinness World Record Sushi Eating Champion this year.

Michael Takla indulged in 1.063 pounds (471.5 grams) of sushi in just one minute in August to win the feat.

“Michael enjoys visiting sushi bars for his YouTube channel,” according to a Guinness spokesperson. He attempted to eat Alaskan rolls, a type of sliced ​​maki roll made from salmon, avocado and cream cheese rolled in capelin eggs, according to

It’s pullover time in Los Angeles

Theodore Kinsella, 12, put on 30 sweaters at a time in February, winning the Guinness World Record for most sweaters worn at a time. Each sweater had to go below her waist, and most of them were from The Gap.

While it might not sound impressive, its sight will likely take your breath away. Watch how Theodore decided to attempt this record for personal accomplishment.

Running empty: the longest trip in an electric car

Los Angeles — Gardena area — Toyota workers made the longest non-refueling trip in a hydrogen fuel cell electric car from August 23-24.

The couple drove from the Toyota Research Center in Gardena in Santa Barbara, then drove back down to San Diego. They repeated the same trip, without refueling, the next day, covering a total of 1,360.378 kilometers or 845.3 miles, according to Guinness reports.

Wayne is a former Guinness World Records title holder for the lowest fuel consumption in the 48 contiguous United States and the lowest fuel consumption across the United States from coast to coast.

JPL sends biggest rover to Mars

Pasadena-based JPL and NASA have sent the world’s largest planetary exploration rover into space. Perseverance, built for NASA by JPL engineers, landed in Jezero Crater on Mars and is still working to improve our understanding of the Red Planet.

Perseverance the best possible chance of finding fossil evidence of microbial life – a long-term goal of NASA’s Mars exploration program, “according to JPL Guinness World Record winners.

Who wants to be in pictures!

Los Angeles-based Netflix broke the record for online casting calls in August, with a total of 4,139 submissions to the August 10 event, according to Guinness.

For 24 hours, the submissions aired in Netflix’s casting department, earning them the new world record.

The online casting call was held to promote the launch of Netflix Reality, they say.

Further south in San Diego, some of the best dogs have shown record skills.

Playing Catch with hot dogs?

These two friends from Santa Clarita spent many days playing football and baseball. Yet, they always dreamed of winning their own Guinness World Record.

In April, Branden Roelofson and Anthony Balta used their athletic skills to win the record for the longest throw and catch of a hot dog sausage in a bun. Knowing their athletic history, the couple decided it was a record they could break.

The sausage was thrown a total of 47.628 meters (or 156.26 feet) and caught with the bun.

The previous record was broken by over 12 feet.

Soccer ball tricks and records abound

A Westlake Village football player has broken two records this year. Tasha-Nicole Terani won her Guinness World Record for the most 8 between the legs.

In one minute, she managed to maneuver the soccer ball 18 times through the legs of an opposing player in figure-eight formations, according to Guinness World Records.

She broke another record for the Most Between the Legs Figure Eights in 30 seconds.

“I hope to inspire women and children to reach their full potential,” she said.

San Diego Dogs – Wish & Halo – Win the ‘Ulti-Mutt’ Tour World Record

An El Cajon dog trainer guided his puppies through 28 laps in less than a minute in 2021.

It marks correct behavior with positive reinforcement, she says.

Emily Larlham set her world record in January for guiding her dogs, Wish and Halo, to the most tricks in a minute.

The pair of puppies completed 28 laps to win the record.

Vice President Kamala Harris makes history and sets world record

As of January, Kamala Harris set three Guinness World Records at a time when she began her role as the 49th Vice President of the United States on January 20, 2021.

  • The First South Asian Vice President of the United States.
  • The first black vice president of the United States.
  • The first female vice president of the United States.

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