Have a look at photos of wildlife, festivals and travel sites here. Sharing tips for travelers with a twist of humor is part the life I enjoy in Okinawa, Japan.
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Mike, that’s quite an eclectic collection of world records indeed ! Bravo and well done to your kind neighbours and country mates of Kin Cho Kin in Okinawa, Japan, and thereabouts ! Trust the retired sergeant is going strong and is still saving lives. I see from the post that it’s now a couple of years old. One suggestion for your consideration please. I think centre aligning your comments would make it a wee bit easier to read (than centre aligning it the way it is now) ! But then you’re the author and you get to decide the way it gets published !
Sumitran,Thanks. I never know if people come here to read or just look at photos.Maybe, once I learn how to do this stuff like a real editor, I'll give your suggestion a try !
Great shots Mike! I had no idea that Okinawa held all these records.
LadyE,Thank you. You'd be surprised at the things you can find a Guinness. Bet there are a bunch of records over your way, too.Once, I was even going to become a Guinness Official. But, then, I learned it wasn't owned by the beer brewing people anymore. So, I gave up on the idea!
What a fun post! Great photos and information.
That's quite a collection of records for one city :) Very interesting!
Enjoyed reading this post. It's pretty interesting how much time people spend trying to get into the Guinness Book of Records - with just such weird things.Hats off to your home town.
The Guiness food records never cease to amaze me - there always seems to be a story in the news about somebody somewhere trying to break the record for some huge food item or another. Hopefully the food doesn't get wasted after the record is broken! Great post - I never would have guessed that Okinawa had such a diverse collection of Guiness records!
Can't say I've even heard of these off-beat world records, but they do seem very Japanese.
Interesting records in Okinawa. Surprised about the taco, though. Is Mexcan food common in Okinawa?
Jackie and Joel,Glad you enjoyed!Sabrina,Thanks. These records aren't just one city, though. Okinawa is a whole bunch of islands stretching from the south of Japan, all the way to Taiwan.HikeBikeTravel,Glad to hear you enjoyed, too!Lisa,Not to worry. None of the food goes to waste. We eat it all !Expat in Germany,Not sure what "very Japanese" means but, OK !Sophie,You'd be awed by all the different foreign foods this culture has adopted/adapted. Once, when I was preparing to BBQ some lasagna my grandson asked me (in Japanese) if I was an Italian !
So Strange, yet so interesting. It is interesting to see the records people try to break. I didnt know about these records at all and its interesting to hear they are held by towns in Okinawa.
aay,Check it out sometime. You may have some Guinness records near by your town, too.
How fun! Great shots! :)
Strux,Fun? Well, maybe the first 3 events. Last one, would be more of a drianing experience but, the guy is a real hero!
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