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Among the stranger of the Guinness World Records is the most toothpicks stuck into a beard (3,500) and the highest jump on a pogo stick (just over 11 feet).

But now add to this unusual bunch the world’s highest-altitude pop concert. On October 12 Hong Kong singer Karen Mok took her tour to Lhasa in Tibet, where she played to an audience of 12,000. The local authorities were so excited by her arrival that they called the Guiness World Record bosses, who flew in an adjudicator from Beijing to supervise proceedings. After belting out her repertoire in the thin air at 3,646 metres above sea level, Mok took the record for performing the “concert at the highest altitude”.

According to Hong Kong Tatler, the singer-songwriter was “in tears” after getting her Guiness World Record certificate.

“Today is the day when dreams come true,” said the world’s newest record holder, who has been in the entertainment industry for 25 years.“I seldom cry on the stage, but today is really an extraordinary experience. I have always dreamed of having a concert here. Thank you all for accompanying me to complete this challenge.”


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