Hundreds of thousands of people have been taking part in events to celebrate Guinness World Records Day.

The Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin saw the largest ever gathering of leprechauns in one place, as 262 people dressed up for a place in the record books.

The event was broadcast on the Derek Mooney show on RTÉ Radio, with the host also joining in with the fun.

Elsewhere, 334 people gathered in Essex in England to set the record for the largest ever cream tea party.

The US state of Florida saw the largest ever Hula Hoop workout, with 221 students from Longleaf Elementary School in New Port Richey setting the record.

The records were not all group related, as Bernice Mary Bates was recognised as the world's oldest yoga teacher.

The 91-year-old was presented with her award at the Mainlands Retirement Community Centre in Pinellas Park in Florida.

She said: "It's fantastic to get the record on Guinness World Records Day. I'm truly overwhelmed. I'll continue with yoga for as long as I can."

In Hamburg, German stuntman Denni Dusterhoft set one of the most dangerous records as he completed the longest distance ran with full-body burn.

Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday said: "Guinness World Records Day is a chance to celebrate not just incredible individual achievements but also civic and national pride.

"Whether it's the Irish bringing together leprechauns, the Brits serving up cream teas or the Americans performing a mass Soul Train dance.

"This year, it seems to be about bringing records back home to the people who are most passionate about enjoying their culture and national identity."