11/14/2014 03:27 pm ET Updated Jan 14, 2015

Celebrating Guinness World Records Day With Some of Our Favorite World Records

On Nov. 13 thousands of people across the globe celebrated the tenth annual Guinness World Records Day. The record-shattering took many forms as 600,000 Guinness World Records title hopefuls from the United States, China, Dubai, Australia, France, Great Britain, Japan and numerous other locales vied to get their names to the newest Guinness World Records book.

To commemorate the day, which also marked 60th anniversary of the Guinness World Records book, Guinness World Records brought together the world's tallest and shortest living men, Sultan Kösen and Chandra Bahadur Dangi. Kösen, a Turkish native, stands at 8'3″. Dangi, who hails from Nepal, is 21.5 inches. "To be able to finally meet Chandra after all this time is amazing," said Kösen when the pair met in London. "Even though he is short and I am tall, we have had similar struggles throughout our lives and when I look into Chandra's eyes, I can see he's a good man."

From folks dressing up as penguins to Al Roker's 34 hour marathon #Rokerthon weather forecast click on this Parade story to discover some wacky and wonderful 2014 record-setting achievements.