Guinness World Records in turmoil over oldest dog record due to lax checks

Bobi with Guinness World Records certificate

Can we trust Guinness World Records? I’m sure that many of their records have been thoroughly verified and are indeed verifiable. But it appears that some records have not been verified properly or they can be circumvented leading to incorrect record holders. I have always had difficulties with Guinness records. They dropped the smallest …

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List of oldest living and deceased domestic cats 2023

Henry who was at one time the oldest living domestic cat

Here is a spreadsheet listing the oldest living and deceased domestic cats as at 2023. I have to come clean right away and say that this list although very comprehensive might not be completely current as things obviously change and quite quickly as the living elderly cats will be dying. It needs to be …

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Rosie a tortoiseshell cat is 32-years-of-age and has been to the vet twice. She beats the official Guinness record holder by five years!

Rosie with her owner Lila Brissett

Rosie is an extraordinary cat. Her owner, Lila Brissett tells us that Rosie is 32 years old. Her birthday is on June 1. Ms Bissett adopted her as a kitten in 1991. On the Guinness World Records website, they list Flossie at the age of 27 years as the oldest living domestic cat. Wrong …

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Current world’s tallest domestic cat (2022) is slightly overweight!

Fenrir is slightly overweight

NEWS AND OPINION: The title of the “world’s tallest domestic cat” is slightly artificial. It doesn’t mean much because the cat is a quadruped, walking on all fours. Their height is not really important. If they were bipedal, tallness would be a more important factor in their appearance and anatomy. The photos are confused …

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He doesn’t look a day older than 30! Siamese cat is world’s oldest

Oldest domestic cat

30-Year-Old Siamese Cat Named World’s Oldest by Guinness….Born on March 26, 1986, Scooter lives with his owner Gail Floyd in Mansfield, Texas. Update 16th May 2016: Reports that Scooter has died. He was then briefly the world’s oldest cat. He has travelled to 45 of the 50 states and enjoys being blowed dried after …

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Photograph of World’s Most Expensive Cat

Here are three photographs of the world’s most expensive cat as decided by Guinness World Records. My reasons are set out below. Please remember that the photo is copyright protected. According to Guinness World Records, the world’s most expensive cat was a California Spangled Cat which was bought for $24,000 (£15,925) in January 1987. …

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