Year in World Records - December: Big mouths, iconic astronauts and super-sized board games
By Kevin Lynch
With a year packed full of amazing world record achievements drawing to a close, Guinness World Records is taking a month-by-month look back over the most impressive, exciting and game-changing accomplishments that have happened in 2016.
Sponsored by the game’s producer Hasbro, the university students also created a massive die and houses to complete the game.
Once it was all put together on a sports field, the university students got a chance to play the giant game, with participants standing in for playing tokens and acting as the silver boots, iron, top hat and wheel barrow.
A key figure in the 20th century space race, Glenn set the title for world’s Oldest astronaut in 1998 at the age of 77 years and 103 days, after launching into space as part of NASA's Discovery STS-95 mission.
An equally important figure in the exploration of space, we were honoured to have Dr Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin Jr provide an exclusive foreword in the new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition.
Led by professional race drivers Abdulhadi Al-Qahtani and Muath Al-Essa, the Al Jazirah team achieved a new Guinness World Records title for the Largest tyre mark image on the vast asphalt outside a car storage centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.