Entertainment is a big part of our lives, and Guinness World Records has been keeping track of some of the most amazing achievements in this industry for decades. While we all know about the most famous records, such as the longest-running TV show or the highest-grossing movie, many other records are just as fascinating but not as well-known. In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the lesser-known Guinness World Records in entertainment and discover the shocking stories behind them.
The Smallest Stop-Motion Animation Film
Stop-motion animation is an art form that requires a lot of patience and attention to detail. The smallest stop-motion animation film ever made is a short film called “Dot” which was created by an artist named Tibo Charroppin. The film is only 9.6mm wide and 6.4mm tall, and it tells the story of a small dot that comes to life and goes on a journey of self-discovery. To create the film, Charroppin had to use a microscope and a camera that could take pictures every two seconds. The film took over 600 hours to create, and it is a testament to the dedication and creativity of its creator.
The Longest TV Marathon Watching
TV marathons have become a popular way to binge-watch your favourite shows, but few people can match the endurance of the current record holder for the longest TV marathon watching. In 2014, a man named Alejandro “AJ” Fragoso watched TV for 94 hours straight, breaking the previous record of 92 hours. Fragoso watched a mix of TV shows and movies, and he was allowed a five-minute break every hour to rest his eyes and stretch. Fragoso’s feat is a testament to his love of TV and his determination to break a world record.
The Most Successful Independent Film
Independent films are often overlooked by mainstream audiences, but some of these movies have become huge successes and even set Guinness World Records. The most successful independent film ever made is “The Blair Witch Project,” which was released in 1999 and grossed over $248 million worldwide. The movie was made on a budget of only $60,000 and was shot using handheld cameras. The movie’s success has inspired many other independent filmmakers to follow their dreams and make movies that are both creative and profitable.
The Largest Collection of Video Games
Video games have become a huge part of popular culture, and many people enjoy collecting these games as a hobby. The largest collection of video games ever recorded belongs to a man named Antonio Romero Monteiro, who has over 20,000 video games in his collection. Monteiro started collecting video games in the 1990s and has spent over $100,000 on his collection. His collection includes games from every major console and many rare and valuable games. Monteiro’s passion for video games has earned him a place in the Guinness World Records and inspired many other collectors to pursue their passions.
The Most Expensive Comic Book
Comic books have become a valuable collectable, with some issues selling for millions of dollars. The most expensive comic book ever sold is “Action Comics #1,” which features the first appearance of Superman. In 2014, a copy of the comic book sold for $3.2 million, breaking the previous record of $2.1 million. The comic book was published in 1938 and is considered one of the most important and influential comic books of all time. Its value has only increased over the years, making it a highly sought-after item among collectors.
The Oldest Living Magician
Magic has been a popular form of entertainment for centuries, and many magicians have become famous for their amazing feats of illusion. The oldest living magician ever recorded is a man named John Calvert, who was born in 1911 and is still performing today at the age of 110. Calvert has been performing magic since the 1920s and has travelled all over the world, entertaining audiences with his unique blend of magic and comedy. Calvert’s longevity and dedication to his craft have earned him a place in the Guinness World Records and inspired many other magicians to follow in his footsteps.
The Longest Running Stage Play
Stage plays are a staple of the entertainment industry, and some shows have been running for decades. The longest-running stage play ever recorded is “The Mousetrap,” which was written by Agatha Christie and first performed in London in 1952. The play has been running continuously for over 69 years and has had over 28,000 performances. The play is a murder mystery that keeps audiences guessing until the very end, and its longevity is a testament to its enduring popularity and the talent of its cast and crew.
Guinness World Records has been keeping track of some of the most amazing achievements in entertainment for decades, and while we all know about the most famous records, many other records are just as fascinating but not as well-known. The stories behind these records are a testament to the creativity, dedication, and passion of the people who have achieved them, and they inspire us to pursue our dreams and passions. Whether it’s creating the smallest stop-motion animation film or breaking the record for the longest TV marathon watching, these records show us that anything is possible with hard work and determination.