It’s human nature – we love to push our limits. Whether it’s a world record in the Olympics or just a personal challenge in our backyard, with every passing year new records are broken and the bar is set increasingly higher. In this list, however, we haven’t just compiled the fastest, longest, and farthest records to date but we’ve also made sure that they were the craziest, most abnormal records on the books. These are the 25 most insane world records ever.
Largest Rubberband Ball
Made up of over 700,000 rubber bands this record breaker was assembled in the driveway of Joel Waul in Lauderhill Florida. It is now owned by Ripley’s Believe it or not.
Largest Commercially Available Hamburger
Weighing in at 164.8 pounds you can find this monstrosity at Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar in Southgate, Michigan for a hefty $400.
Heaviest Vehicle Pulled Over 100ft
Reverend Kevin Faist of Canada pulled a fire truck weighing 126,200 pounds the length of the course before millions of viewers on “Live with Regis & Kelly” in New York City
With the ability to fit over 30 people within it leathery interior, the world’s largest shoe can be found in Turkey standing at 5.5 meters long and 1.83 meters high.
Most Straws Stuffed In Mouth
Simon Elmore of Germany broke this record in 2009 by holding 400 straws in his mouth for 10 seconds.
Most Spoons On Face
Achieved by Aaron Caissie from Canada, he managed to balance 17 spoons on his face at one time.
At 8.8 cm, the longest nose in the world belongs to Mehmet Ozyurek of Turkey who broke the record by having it measured on the set of an Italian TV show in 2010.
Largest Collection of Naval Fluff
A librarian in Australia recently broke this record with 22.1 gram collection of fluff that he has been collecting for the past 26 years.
Most Concrete Blocks Broken While Holding A Raw Egg
Joe Alexander of Germany broke 24 concrete blocks that were arranged in three stacks of 8 all while holding a raw egg in the hand he used to deliver the blows.
Youngest Person To Climb Mount Everest
13 year old Jordan Romero from California instantly became the coolest kid in school when he broke the previous record of 16 years held by Temba Tsheri of Nepal. He made the climb with his father and several local Sherpas.
Longest Time Spent Instant Messaging
For 96 hours straight (4 days) Norman Perez of California sat at his computer typing to set the first record in this category. As per Guinness Book of World Records rules he was allowed a 5 minute break every hour.
Most Snails On Face
In 2007 Fin Kehler had 43 snails put on his face for a total of 10 seconds to break the previous record of 36.
Most Insured Hair
Pittsburg Steelers Safety Troy Polamalu who is also a spokesperson for Head and Shoulders recently had his hair insured for a mindblowing $1 million.
Longest Time Spent Buried Alive
Zdenek Zahradka of the Czech Republic survived 10 days buried in a coffin underground with no food or water and only a breathing pipe connecting him to the outside world. The previous record was 4 days.
Sultan Kosen of Turkey towers at 8 feet 1 inch due to a tumor affecting his pituitary gland. As a result of several recent operations at the University of Virginia his growth has been stabilized.