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.
The month that brings us global celebrations like Easter and International Women’s Day proved to be an exceptional month for record-breaking.
Micro-blogging site Twitter turned ten years old in March, providing one of the biggest talking points of the month.
Guinness World Records shared five tweets that entered the record books, including the First tweet, sent by the social network’s inventor Jack Dorsey back in 2006.
Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair cover shoot last year helped her take the title for the Fastest ever time to reach one million followers on Twitter, with her new account stratospherically rising from 0 to 1,000,000 in an incredible four hours and three minutes.
One of the most iconic Guinness World Records titles was achieved by Mr Israel Kristal of Haifa, Israel, when he was announced as the world’s Oldest living person (male).
Now aged 113 years old, inspirational Kristal has lived through both World Wars and survived Nazi war camp Auschwitz in the 1940s.
Read more: Guinness World Records announces Holocaust survivor Israel Kristal as world’s oldest living man
Current Time Lord Peter Capaldi was on hand to accept the Guinness World Records title for Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Doctor Who Characters in Mexico City following a successful record attempt during La Mole Comic Con.
A total of 492 Doctor Who doppelgängers, Daleks and Oods were part of the attempt.
Read more: Peter Capaldi accepts Guinness World Records title for Largest gathering of Doctor Who characters at Comic Con event in Mexico
Another mass participation event took place in Beijing, China, as famous Chinese popstar LuHan and his fans (Lufans) achieved the Largest gathering of people wearing antlers during his tour – 1,731.
Demonstrating how diverse the world of record-breaking can be, we then went on to confirm a new record for Oldest message in a bottle, after a careful review of historic evidence.
A mysterious postcard found on the shores of Amrum Island in Germany proved to have been at sea for 108 years and 138 days.
It was released by the Marine Biological Association (UK) in 1906 and was eventually discovered by retired Marianne Winkler during a vacation in 2015.
Read more: Mysterious postcard found on German shore is confirmed as oldest message in a bottle ever
Also in March, Guinness World Records released a brand new title: Blockbusters!
The book features the latest and greatest records from the world of music, film, technology, social media, apps, YouTube and more. Look out for the 2017 edition next year!