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Welsh Records

Via Fark is an article about Welsh entries in the Guiness Book of Records. Somehow, the BBC is only able to come up with:

  1. Largest Bronze Age copper mine in the world
  2. Largest collection of Noddy items – 1 351 in Carmarthen
  3. Most points in a rugby international career – Neil Jenkins, 1 052
  4. Heaviest cabbage – Llanharry, 124 lb
  5. Most Valentines sent to a guinea pig – Sooty, 206

Please tell me that Wales has got some better records than that. I mean, come on, ‘most valentines sent to a guinea pig’?


  1. I’m sure they had the world’s smallest house…it’s on the north coast, round by Conwy i think. Maybe someone’s built one smaller….
    And don’t they have the longest town name? That Llanfairpwygwll….gogogoch one?

  2. Yeah, I’ve heard of those. I think I’ve even been past that house, and I’m sure that can’t be the smallest house in the world.