Jyoti Amge, the world's shortest living woman, on her 18th birthday in the central Indian city of Nagpur on Dec. 16. Amge was certified by the Guinness World Records as the shortest woman in the world with an average measurement of 24.7 inches.
In 2013 the Belgian draft horse Big Jake was registered in the Guiness World Records as the tallest horse in the world standing at 210.2 cm (82.75"). At 2600-pound he is on a strictly healthy diet, consuming 1 1/2 bales of hay and 40 quarts of oats per day : }
Usain Bolt may have been the only athlete who upstaged swimmer Michael Phelps in the recent Beijing Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter surprisingly set two individual world records in the 100 and 200 meters and was part of a 4×100 relay world record Jamaican team.