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The High Roller isn’t the only Vegas-based Guinness World Record

Most cocktails made in one hour? Check.

The Strip’s High Roller observation wheel made the Guinness Book of World Records this week as the tallest of its kind anywhere in the world at a skyline-changing 550 feet. But it’s far from the city’s first entry into the hallowed book.

2009: 281 women lined Las Vegas Boulevard to set the world record for the largest bikini parade. Bonus: Holly Madison was part of the fun.

2013: 1,085 Star Trek fans gathered in full costume at the Official Star Trek Convention at the Rio to break the previous record of 1,063, set in 2012 at the Star Trek London event.

2013: Bartender Erik Mora made 1,559 cocktails in one hour at the Spearmint Rhino, breaking the previous record of 1,003.

2014: Las Vegan Brad Hess did 53 somersaults in midair in under 60 seconds at Vegas Indoor Skydiving, where he serves as general manager.

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