Though being the owner of a world record is pretty cool, there are world records no one wants to beat. From surviving the most lightening strikes to enduring the hardest kick to the groin (seriously, who would want to beat a world record of groin kicking?), these are 25 bizarre world records no one wants to beat.
Farthest distance survived in tornado
On March 12th 2006, then 19 year old Matt Suter was engulfed by a tornado while inside his mobile home near Fordland, Missouri, US. Suter was knocked unconscious and awoke 398 m (1,307 ft) away in a nearby field – the farthest distance ever survived inside a tornado.
Farthest distance pulled by horse while on full body burn
As if being dragged by a horse was not crazy enough, professional stuntman Josef Todtling set his entire body on fire while achieving this extremely painful world record. The total distance Todtling “traveled” in this bizarre way was 500 m (1,640 ft). For those of you wondering, he WAS protected with several layers of clothing and cooling gels as well as metal shins and elbow pads.
Longest sword swallowed
The world record holder for the longest sword ever swallowed belongs Natasha Veruschka. Her incredible feat was achieved on February 28, 2009 (Sword Swallower’s Awareness Day) with a sword that measured 58 cm (23 in).
Farthest milk squirting distance
In one of the craziest world records ever, Ilker Yilmaz squirted milk from his eye a distance of 279.5 cm (9 ft 2 in). Yilmaz sucked the milk through his nose before squirting it from his eye.
Largest kidney stone
On February 18th 2004, Vilas Ghuge had a kidney stone removed from his left kidney at the R. G. Stone Urological Research Institute in Mumbai, India. The kidney stone measured 13 cm (5.11 in) at its widest point.
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