The 2012 Guinness Book of Records launches today, with the firm favourite weird wild and wonderful mix of human achievement, strange collections and natural phenomena.

Editor-in-chief Craig Glenday said the latest edition contains "all of the classic content readers have come to expect from our books, as well as radical records stemming from cutting-edge creators in the fields of social media, fashion and alternative energies.”

Here's a selection of bizarre records from this year's book…

The Dutchess - Longest Nails

Christine ‘The Dutchess’ Walton from Las Vegas has the world's longest fingernails…


Longest ears dog

Harbor – the dog with the longest ears, from Colorado, USA


Daleks collection

Rob Hull from Doncaster is the proud owner of 571 of Doctor Who's arch nemesis, the Daleks.


largest afro

Aevin Dugas from New Orleans is the proud owner of the largest natural afro hairdo, with a circumference measuring 1.32 metres (4' 4").


Loads of cows

Denise Tubangui from California collects cows. Like a farmer, but for Frisian patterned toy versions that don't require much milking.