Watch this incredible record-setting backflip

In Leeds, England, Ashley Watson, 26, set a new Guinness World Record with a backflip between horizontal bars nearly 20 feet (5.87 meters) apart. In this case, Watson didn't fly through the air with the greatest of ease as it took him six tries to land it.

Bonus below, Watson's own "favorite videos of 2015, in and out of competition":

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Man walks forward with feet facing backwards

Moses Lanham holds the Guinness World Record for "Fastest time to walk 20 m with feet facing backwards." He is known as "Mr. Elastic Man."

"Contortionist Shows How He Can Walk Forward With His Feet Turned Completely Backwards" (Laughing Squid)

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Incredible rare 1930s color footage of the World's Tallest Man

As a kid, my favorite photos in the Guinness Book of World Records were the massive McGuire Twins on their motorcycles, the guy with the crazy long fingernails, and of course Robert Wadlow (1918-1940) who at 8'11" is considered the tallest person in human history. Above is amazingly weird film footage of Wadlow taken in the 1930s. Read the rest

Surfer sets record for riding the biggest wave ever

Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa set a new Guinness World Record for riding the biggest wave ever surfed, an 80-footer in Nazaré, Portugal.

“I try to surf big waves all my life, and I had a huge experience in 2014 where I almost died at Nazaré,” Koxa said. “Four months later, I had bad dreams, I didn’t travel, I got scared, and my wife helped me psychologically. Now, I’m just so happy, and this is the best day of my life."

Now he and Mick are planning to wing on over to London and jam with the Stones.

(Sports Illustrated)

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