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Tiny dad named world’s shortest bus driver in Guinness World Records

A key worker has broken the Guinness World Record as the "world's shortest bus driver" measuring 136.2cm (4ft 5.6 inches.)

Frank Faeek Hachem became a bus driver after taking the test in 2017, before that he had just driven a regular car for 20 years.

The record breaker does not require any special modifications to drive the bus apart from having to adjust his seat and steering wheel before setting off on his route.

The dad, 57, from Hampshire, is part of a group of new record-holders revealed by Guinness with the launch of the 2021 book of records.

A spokesperson for Guinness World Records said: "Frank loves meeting different people every day and helping serve his community: it's a source of pride for him, especially as a key worker in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak."

British record holders also include Marco George, who broke the record for fastest speed on a motorcycle while performing a headstand at 122.59km/h, and Luke Roberts who trained his rats to complete 28 paw tricks and eight jumps through a hoop in just 30 seconds.

Luke Roberts, from Watford, broke the two rat-related records with pets Freddie and Frankie.

Living and training with Mr Roberts since they were three months old, it took six to eight weeks of nightly training to prompt each rat to perfect their respective records.

Nicknamed "the boys", the rats are now taking a break before Mr Roberts begins training them again for future records.

Record holders from around the world also include Gary Duschl from the USA, who has the longest gum wrapper chain at 106,810ft, and Eva Clarke from Australia, who completed 12,003 burpees in 24 hours.

The 2021 edition launches today in stores and online.

On the official website it said: "Despite the impact of the pandemic, the newest edition of the legendary book is jam-packed with astounding records that will help readers discover the world around them and question why someone would want to travel over 120km/h on a motorcycle while performing a headstand, and how exactly you train a rat to jump through a hoop eight times."

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