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Presenter 1: Guinness World Records that was come up to showcase the fact that the world has got some talent.
Presenter 2: We have a lot to get through here, so just bear with us because these are pretty astonishing records. OK.
Presenter 1: Apparently …!
Presenter 2: We’re going to do a trip around the world. First stop, is the world’s largest walking robot. It’s a fire-breathing dragon.
Presenter 1: Was this the one you used on the break, on that Japanese game show?
Presenter 2: I don’t know, but people try and fight it apparently in Montana. Next up, I love this story.
Presenter 1: Whaaaat!
Presenter 2: Most full body revolutions by a woman from Florida.
Presenter 1: Leilani Franko, I think is her name.
Presenter 2: Yeah, that’s impressive
Presenter 1: And she is pouring tea with her feet!
Presenter 2: Yep. This is Happy the goat, breaking the world record for the farthest distance travelled on a skateboard. 36 metres in 25 seconds
Presenter 1: Amazing ...
Presenter 2: And then the world’s smallest dog, this is Millie.
Presenter 1: Ah, that’s pretty cool, my, look at the size difference there.
Presenter 2: Millie’s pretty small.
Presenter 1: That bowl is huge.
Presenter 2: Next stop here is, road smallest roadworthy car, I believe. It’s the thing with Austin Coulson, in the US.
Presenter 1: Really that’s the smallest?
Presenter 2: Yes, that’s it.
Presenter 1: Arh … I thought it would be a little smaller.
Presenter 2: Yep and this is the room containing the world’s largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia.
Presenter 1: Ahhhhh
Presenter 2: I didn’t know there was a record for that!
Presenter 1: And that man is very proud!
Presenter 2: Yep.
Presenter 1: Very proud.
Presenter 2: ... the world’s largest motorcycle.
Presenter 1: You would need like a class 7 licence to ride that bad boy!
Presenter 2: Oh, I just love this, I love this time every year.
Presenter 1: More … ?
Presenter 2: Are there more? Oh, what’s this?
Presenter 1: High heels.
Presenter 2: Oh, golden high-heeled shoes.
Presenter 1: Hundred metre sprint, look at the velocity … even a timer!
Presenter 2: The official timer there.
Presenter 1: They don’t mess about with Guinness!
Presenter 2: That’s gold!
Presenter 1: You need an official timekeeper.
Presenter 2: Oh, and this is your favourite one.
Presenter 1: The world's shortest woman. OK, 2 feet 7/10ths of an inch tall. So cute. So happy too.
Presenter 2: So happy.
Presenter 1: That’s a cute little dress.
Presenter 2: And then just as a bonus because we love it. Let’s go back to the most full body revolutions. I can’t get enough of this story, I could watch this all day. Ha ha ha ha ...
Presenter 1: It’s a good chiropractor. She’s not even sweating really. No, what is that, 6 ...?
Presenter 2: (inaudible)
Presenter 1: 6, 7, 8, 9, … who’s going to top that record? Whoa! It’s the creativity to come up with these things too, really, Well done. The world has talent and there’s your evidence.
Presenter 2: What else do you want? I don’t know ...
Which record did you think was the funniest? Which one was the most surprising for you?