Posts tagged with "Guinness World Records"

$6K Japanese gelato breaks world record for most expensive ice cream: ‘Rich in taste and texture’

May 24, 2023

A Japanese ice cream brand has broken the world record for the “most expensive ice cream,” according to Guinness World Records. Cellato, a premium Japanese gelato company, has churned up a unique ice cream flavor that retails for $6,696 per serving, reports Fox Business.

The pricey frozen treat has been named Byakuya, which means “white knight,” in Japanese, and it’s made from rare and costly ingredients that give the gelato a pale hue.

Served in a small glass jar that can hold 130 milliliters of product, the Byakuya gelato is made with a special Phantom White Truffle from Alba, Italy, which is priced at $15,192 per kilogram, according to Guinness World Records.

 The truffle-based gelato is also blended with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese; sake lees, a traditional Japanese table sauce that’s faintly sweet; and has a ginjo sake scent; and an edible gold leaf topping.

Other ingredients include milk, sugar, egg yolk, rice and rice malt, black truffle, brewed alcohol, cashew nuts, and unspecified dairy products, according to Cellato’s website.

“It took us over 1.5 years to develop, with a lot of trials and errors to get the taste right,” a Cellato representative told Guinness World Records in a statement.

“Achieving a Guinness World Records title made the effort all worth it,” the brand continued.

Tadayoshi Yamada, the head chef at RiVi, a gastronomy restaurant in Osaka, helped Cellato make its European-Japanese fusion ice cream, according to Guinness World Records.

Adventurous ice cream customers who order the Byakuya gelato will receive a handcrafted metal spoon made by Takeuchi craftsmen in Fushimi, Kyoto, according to Cellato’s website.

The brand notes that the four-figure gelato can be shipped via a frozen flight by Yamato Transport, one of Japan’s largest door-to-door delivery service companies.

The Byakuya gelato should be served with Cellato’s provided white truffle oil and needs to be mixed until it’s “slightly soft,” according to the gelato brand. Microwaving or waiting until the gelato reaches room temperature is recommended if a customer can’t manage to get his or her spoon into the record-breaking frozen dessert, Cellato disclosed on its website.

Guinness World Records reports that the Byakuya gelato will be a flagship treat.

Cellato staff told the record reference publication that its $6,696 gelato “is rich in taste and texture.”

The previous world record holder for the most expensive ice cream belonged to the Serendipity3 restaurant in New York City, which served a $1,000 Golden Opulence Sundae that included pricey vanilla and a 23-karat edible gold leaf.

Representatives at Cellato told Guinness World Records the company is planning to release additional gelato flavors made with champagne and caviar.

Research contact: @FoxBusiness

Six British siblings with albinism break Guinness World Record

December 31, 2021

As 2021 ends, a British family is celebrating a very special distinction. The Coventry-based clan officially has received the Guinness World Records title for “most albino siblings,” the London-based authority on all things record-breaking has announced.

People with albinism usually have white hair and very pale skin, because their bodies do not produce the pigment melanin, according to the Mayo Clinic. Melanin is a chemical in the body that determines the color of skin, hair, and eyes. The chemical is also involved in the development of the optical nerve, which may signify impaired eyesight in those with the condition.

The family counts six siblings affected by the genetic condition: Naseem Akhtar, Ghulam Ali, Haider Ali, Muqadas Bibi, Musarat Begum; and the youngest, Mohammed Rafi.

“Achieving a Guinness World Records is amazing. Finally, that uniqueness that we were born with and, perhaps, our story will inspire others,” says oldest daughter Naseem, who works as an NHS rehabilitation officer and is the “mother figure” of this close-knit clan.

They are proud of themselves and of their tight relationship, and work extensively to educate people on the condition.  “One blessing.” Naseem says in a statement issued by Guinness World Records, “was that our albinism made us closer than other siblings because we all shared something different, very unique.”

All the siblings are affected by albinism, a genetic condition that they inherited from their parents, Pakistani-born couple Aslam Parvez and Shameem Akhtar. “It’s a condition that both parents have to carry for it to present in the offspring.”

As explained by Ghulam Ali, during their childhood and school years, the siblings all faced bullying and stigma. “During school and college, when we were quite young, we always sort of kept to ourselves together. We did experience being bullied or being sworn at.”

However, they confronted the hate and ignorance by educating others and sticking together as one, finding support and love in the family. And now they have gained global recognition.

Research contact: @GWR

Size matters: Dog earns Guinness World Record for longest ears

October 5, 2021

This dog can definitely hear it when people say he’s a good boy. His name is Lou, and he recently earned set a Guinness World Record for having the longest ears on a living dog, reports Fox News.

Lou’s U.S.-based owner, Paige Olsen, told Guinness that she’s always known his ears were longer than average. According to a press release from the record-keeping organization, Paige only decided to measure them during the pandemic.

“Lou is a black and tan coonhound, and all of them should have ears that extend at least to the tip of their nose,” Paige, a veterinary technician, explained. “All black and tan coonhounds have beautiful, long ears; some are just longer than others. Their long ears drag on the ground and stir up scents when they are tracking out in the field. It makes them great at following long, very old, or ‘cold’ tracks that other breeds of dog may not pick up on.”

Lou’s ears each measure out to 13.38 inches.

TPaige said that while Lou’s ears are extraordinarily long, they don’t require much more cleaning than those of a normal dog. During the winter, however, she does wrap them in an ear-warmer to keep them from dragging in the snow.

“People always have questions about the breed. Coonhounds are not very common in this region so I get the opportunity to educate a lot of people on the breed,” Paige said. “Of course, everyone wants to touch the ears, they’re very easy to fall in love with after just one sighting.”

Research contact: @FoxNews

Meet a UK family that boasts six generations alive at the same time

September 9, 2021

A family in the U.K.  boasts members of six generations alive at the same time—and the eldest is Scotland’s only great-great-great-grandma at age 86, The Epoch times reports.

Mother of eight Mary Marshall, who was born four years before the start of World War II, has a whopping 90 grandchildren; among them, great-great-great grandchild, Nyla Ferguson, who was born on May 25 .

The women are all on the same side of the family—and all except new mom Toni-Leigh work, or worked, as caregivers for the National Health Service (NHS).

All gave birth at the age of 18 or younger, resulting in this super-sized happy family, and all live in or around Edinburgh, Scotland.

Mary’s firstborn daughter is Rose Thorburn, 68. Rose has four children including mom-of-three Chyrel Borthwick, 50.

Chyrel gave birth to mom-of-four Carrie Dow in 1986. Carrie, 35, has four children, including new mom Toni-Leigh Aitken, 17.

Due to the size of her family, Mary, from Edinburgh, says she is forgiven for not buying each and every member a birthday and Christmas present as she’d spend “half the year doing so.”

“I’m a lucky woman to be honest with you,” Mary told The Epoch Times, adding, “It’s great to have such a big family. There’s always someone there looking out for you. I’m incredibly happy.”

Toni-Leigh, who gave birth to the newest member of the family in May, said: “When we found out I was pregnant we did make a joke about us breaking some sort of record. Then we started looking into it and it doesn’t look like anyone else has our family set-up.

“It’s a bit too early to see a resemblance to her great-great-great-grandm,  but it was love at first sight when they met! We live no longer than a 10–15-minute drive away from one another, so we see each other.

The family is believed to be the only family in Scotland with six generations alive at the same time. According to Guinness World Records, the most generations alive in a single family have been seven.

Research contact: @TheEpochTimesDC

Remember British hero Captain Tom? Now he’s heading to the big screen

January 18, 2021

The uplifting story of 100-year-old British hero Captain Sir Tom Moore—who kept a nation in lockdown inspired by doing laps around his garden to raise money during the pandemic—is being turned into a feature film, fast-tracked for production in 2021, The New Daily reports.

Britain’s Fred Films and Powderkeg Studios won a bidding war for the life rights to the former British Army captain and World War II hero, who raised £38.9 million (US$52.9 million) for the country’s National Health Service by walking laps around his garden in the run-up to his 100th birthday during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sir Tom— who was knighted by the Queen at a private ceremony at Windsor Castle in May for his mammoth fundraising effort—had set out to raise just £1000 (US$1358.80) by walking 100 laps of his garden with the aid of his walker.

But the campaign went global after his family turned to social media to help raise donations.As the money topped the £1 million mark, Sir Tom described it as “almost unbelievable,” but there was so much to come.

In the fallout from his incredible donation, he also recorded a hit single, You’ll Never Walk Alone, that rose to No.1 on the British charts.

In the process, he broke two Guinness World Records—for being the oldest person to achieve a British No.1 track, displacing Tom Jones; and also for raising the most money on an individual charity walk.

Sir Tom had a couple of ideas for who might play him in the movie about his life.

“I don’t know of any 100-year-old actors, but I’m sure Michael Caine or Anthony Hopkins could do a wonderful job if they were prepared to age up,” he told The New Daily.

This is a story about the power of the human spirit and Captain Sir Tom personifies that,” the producers said in a statement.

“We are honored to be telling this unique and inspiring story and are excited about audiences getting to know the man behind the headlines.”

Research contact: @thenewdaily

Matzoball to launch ‘largest Jewish virtual speed dating event in the world’ on Christmas Eve

December 1, 2020

The original Matzoball—founded by Andrew Rudnick in 1987 as a Christmas Eve party for single Jewish Americans—has reinvented itself for the pandemic: Although the company usually throws as many 20 parties in cities nationwide and worldwide, this year, the fun will go virtual.

In a press release, Rudnick explains, “This year we needed to think outside the box. Every year we give tens of thousands of single Jews the opportunity to meet in person at the hottest nightclubs all over the country. This year, we are inviting partygoers to attend online—and it will be a much bigger and better event than anyone can imagine. We are beyond thrilled to announce the launch of Matzoball Online!”

The parties start on Christmas Eve at 9 p.m. and will be broken down by region and age range. Each event will guarantee a minimum of 20 to 30, five-minute dates, and the participants will then have the opportunity to anonymously choose whom they felt they had a connection with. If the connection is mutual, they will be notified via email of their mutual connections 15 minutes after the event and will be given the opportunity to connect again.

The Matzoball Online is set to go online in the following regions/countries, but also anticipates adding more: Atlanta, Boca, Delray Beach, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angelese, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Montreal, Toronto, London, Sydney, and Tel Aviv.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting and cost $35, which includes entry into the 1st Matzoball Online event, and also will offer ticket purchasers exclusive discounts to the monthly speed dating events that will be hosted by Matzoball in 2021.

According to Guinness World Records, the largest known speed dating event, which drew 964 people, occurred on February 14, 2019, Valentine’s Day, in Dublin, Ireland. Matzoball anticipates five times as many people will participate in their event.

The Matzoball claims to have been responsible for thousands of marriages over the past 34 years—and having been named the #1 Holiday Party by USA Today..

Research contact: @MatzoBall24M