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Feats Galore On World Record Day

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Bakers in Norway cooked up the world's biggest gingerbread man, at 1,500 pounds. In Fort Worth, Texas, 23 people swirled lassos simultaneously. In London, Manjit Singh pulled a double decker bus with his hair. It was all part of the official Guinness World Record Day.


Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

On any day, it's easy for the Guinness World Records to get publicity for some amazing and ridiculous feat. And yesterday was its fifth annual World Records Day. Still, who could resist bakers in Norway cooking up the world's biggest gingerbread man at 1,500 pounds? Or 23 people swirling lassos simultaneously in Fort Worth? Or in London, Manjit Singh setting the record for pulling a double decker bus with his hair?


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