Here are the craziest French Guinness World Records 2023 records


Author: Clark Tos
2022-09-12 16:20:02

The famous Guinness World Records book is releasing its 2023 issue this Wednesday. In this new edition, the French have a place of choice since they represent no less than 48 records listed out of the 4,964 validated by the British book.

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Records more or less serious, completely quirky or joyfully silly, all records have their place in the Guinness . This Wednesday, September 7, you will be able to discover the 48 French records that dot the 2023 edition. A great performance for the Frenchies who, in 2022, had 21 records.

French records in the Guinness World Record

Among the French records this year, we find a certain Karim Benzema and other sportsmen like Teddy Riner, the Papadakis-Cizeron duo, but above all unknown people who have been noticed by the Guinness judges. We discover them below.

The pizza with the most varieties of cheeses

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Perhaps the most impressive and outspoken of them all: a pizza topped with 834 French cheeses. This idea came from chef Julien Serri, Youtuber Morgan VS and cheese maker François Robin. It was on September 25, 2021, on the occasion of SIRHA 2021 (the meeting place for food and catering professionals) that the three participants made a pizza 30.5 cm in diameter.

Highest score in figure skating

You may have experienced it at the beginning of the year live on television. During the World Figure Skating Championships held in Montpellier in March 2022, our Olympic champion couple made up of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron obtained the highest score ever recorded with a total score of 229.82 points. Enough to become world champions for the 5th time.

Most consecutive UEFA seasons with at least one goal scored

Benzema is not the darling of football fans for nothing. The French striker indeed joins the Guinness book for his impressive regularity. Since his debut in the UEFA Champions League in 2005, the Madrid player has scored at least one goal in 17 consecutive seasons. A certain Lionel Messi also shares this same record.

The fastest disabled individual pursuit at the 2021 Paralympic Games

Another sport and another performance for a French athlete. At the Beijing 2021 Paralympic Games, the young disabled cyclist Dorian Foulon quite simply achieved the best performance in the world in the individual pursuit in the C5 category with a time of 4 minutes 18.274s. A few hours later, Dorian Foulon won the discipline's gold medal.

Le marathon le plus rapide in costume d'Arlequin

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Definitely, the French and sport go hand in hand. On a more humorous note, runner Gilles Dufosse completed the Virgin Money London Marathon in record time… disguised as a Harlequin. 3 h 56 min and 27 seconds allowed the Frenchman to obtain this title on October 3, 2021.

The largest collection of Studio Ghibli objects

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If you're a fan of Studio Ghibli, you might be jealous of Eloïse Von Velvet's collection. This professional makeup artist and model owns 1,304 plush toys, figurines and collectibles from the Japanese studio. An impressive collection that the Frenchwoman started when she was 6 years old.

Most European Rugby Champions' Cup wins

We will not forget to mention the Stade Toulousain either. By winning the Champion's Cup against Stade Rochelais at Twickenham in May 2021 (22-17), the Pink City club worn by Antoine Dupont and Romain Ntamack won its fifth star on the jersey. A month later, Stade Toulousain won its 21st victory in the Top 14, a record.

The most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympics in judo

We can't talk about records and French sport without mentioning the legend of the tatami mats Teddy Riner. The Guadeloupean is the most medaled athlete in the history of the Olympic Games with 5 charms, but also the athlete with the most gold medals in judo.

The highest altitude standing on a hot air balloon

You don't have to be dizzy to achieve Rémi Ouvrard's record. This professional hot air balloon pilot had reached 1,217 meters above sea level, standing on the balloon, in 2020. But it was on November 10, 2021 that the Frenchman flew at 4,016 m above the Vienne. .

The oldest cinema in the world still in operation

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If all these thrills are making you dizzy, why not treat yourself to a little movie break? The Eden Theater is the oldest operating cinema. As of June 9, 2022, the cinema has been screening films for 123 years and 80 days. Coincidence or not, the Eden Theater is located not far from the residence of the Lumière Brothers, in La Ciotat.