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08/09/2016, 09:48

The most bizzare animals in the world!

This year's Guinness World Records is crammed full of more than 4,000 fabulous feats

There's something in here for everyone, from space travel to human bodies

The fantastic entries include the world's longest cat clocking in at an incredible 3ft 10.6ins

When it comes to all things wacky, wonderful and weirdly inspiring, the book of Guinness World Records is hard to beat. 

This year's edition, the 62nd, is no exception — it is crammed full of more than 4,000 fabulous feats.

Editor-in-chief Craig Glenday says: 'There's something in here for everyone, from space travel, planetary science and the animal kingdom to remarkable human bodies, spectacular pets and superlative highlights from the past year in sports.'

Guinness World Records 2017 goes on sale today, priced £20. Here David Wilkes previews some of its more unusual highlights...

Longest cat: At 3ft 10.6in, Ludo is three times the size of the average moggie. A Maine Coon, one of the biggest domestic cat breeds, Ludo, three, lives with owner Kelsey Gill in Ryhill, West Yorkshire. She says: 'He's very friendly but some visitors are scared, as they're more used to seeing dogs that size'

Highest jump by a llama: Caspa, from the Canine Centre in Porthmadog, North Wales, leapt his way into the record book by clearing a 3ft 10in hurdle in front of an adjudicator at a dog show. His owner Sue Williams said of the woolly jumper, who is part of the UK's only llama agility display team: 'Caspa is a real show off' 

Longest tail on a dog: When Irish wolfhound Keon, five, wags his tail you'd better watch out — because it's 30.2in long. He lives with owner Ilse Loodts, 46, in Westerlo, Belgium, who applied for the record when her sons realised Keon's tail surpassed that of the previous record holder, another wolfhound, by 1.7in


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