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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Guinness World Records Day (PHOTOS)

World Record Day occurred today, and saw a variety of attempts to smash previous records from all corners of the globe.

In London, a man broke the world record for pulling a double-decker bus with his hair. In New Zealand a man set a record by spitting a champagne cork over five meters. In Finland, 76 people of 46 nationalities got into a sauna. And there was the record for the largest gingerbread man, which took place in Denmark.

Scores of other attempts were made. AFP gives details of a four-gallon cup of hot chocolate in New York, 112 strangers hugging at a British train station, and a German man breaking 11 concrete blocks with his elbow whilst holding a raw egg.

Check out photos of some of the madness.

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