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.
Longest time spent on gurney in hospital hallway
When Tony Collins, a British diabetic, arrived at the Princess Margaret Hospital at Swindon, England on February 24th 2001, he had no idea he would set a new world record. After being told he would have to wait for a hospital bed, he was put on a gurney in a hallway where he remained for 77 hours and 30 minutes.
Most rotations hanging from power drill
The world record for most rotations hanging from a power drill in a minute is 148. The crazy feat was achieved by Huy Giang on the set of “Guinness World Records” in Madrid, Spain, on December 23rd 2008.
Largest object removed from human skull
In 1998, Michael Hill was stabbed in the head with a large knife and left for dead, but he survived and had the 20 cm (8 in) long survival knife removed from his skull. The incident happened when Hill was visiting his sister. Hill went to answer a knock on the door when his sister’s neighbor, Derrick Smith, stabbed Hill on the head with a serrated knife. It’s believed that Smith confused Hill with Hill’s sister’s husband whom he had argued with sometime earlier. Though Hill survived the attack, he was left with some complications that include memory loss and brain seizures.
Most clothes pegs clipped to face
The most clothes pegs clipped to someone´s face in one minute is 51. This painful world record was achieved by Silvio Sabba in Pioltello, Italy, on December, 27th 2012.
Most bones broken in lifetime
The pioneer of motorcycle long jumping exhibitions and popular American stunt performer, Evel Knievel allegedly suffered 433 bone fractures during his life. 433!!! Let that sink in for a minute.
Most feet and armpits sniffed
Madeline Albrecht is the holder of one of the most…interesting…world records. She sniffed approximately 5,600 feet and an indeterminate number of armpits at the Hill Top Research Laboratories in Cincinatti, Ohio, where she worked for 15 years. I can barely stand to smell my own feet, let alone someone else’s!
Most failed driving tests
An elderly South Korean woman known as Grandma Cha Sa-Soon became a national celebrity after she finally got her driving license – on her 960th try. With 959 unsuccessful tries, she is also the current world record holder for most failed driving tests.
Heaviest car balanced on head
British strongman John Evans balanced a gutted Mini car weighing in at 160 kg (352 lb) on his head for 33 seconds at The London Studios in London on May 24th, 1999.
Most lightening strikes survived
A former park ranger in the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, Roy C. Sullivan was known as the Human Lightning Conductor. Do you want to take a wild guess as to why? Sullivan was struck by lightning seven times during his lifetime (SEVEN!!!) and lived to tell about it.
Highest blood alcohol concentration
When a Polish man was taken to the hospital after having been injured in a car accident, doctors were completely shocked to discover that the man´s BAC was 1.480% – the highest BAC ever recorded in a human.
Hardest kick to the groin
One of the most painful world records ever set, the hardest kick to the groin was delivered by American MMA fighter Justice Smith and weathered by combat expert Roy Kirby. The kick had a speed of 35.4 km (22 mph) and a force of 500 kg (1,100 lb).
Run over by most vehicles
Tom Owen holds the record for being run over by the most vehicles. Nine 3.3 to 4.41 ton pickup trucks ran over the stomach of Owen on the set of Lo Show Dei Record in Milan, Italy in 2009. Owen is a bodybuilder who has been nicknamed the “human speed bump” and who is known for allowing vehicles to run him over. Tom is able to withstand such stress due to his large abdominal muscles which, doctors say, acts as a pillow. However, Owen has sustained injuries during his feats which include broken ribs and internal bleeding.
Longest ear hair
Indian grocer Radhakant Baijpai is the record holder of the longest ear hair with ear follicles measuring more than 25 cm (10 in). Baijpai considers his unusually long ear hair a symbol of luck and prosperity and has therefore no intention of trimming it.
Most rattlesnakes held in mouth by their tails
The most rattlesnakes held in someone’s mouth by their tails is 13 and it was achieved by Texas snakeman Jackie Bibby. He held the snakes for 10 seconds in front of a live audience breaking his previous record of 11 snakes. Bibby has been handling snakes for a long time and has been bitten a total of 11 times. The 11th rattlesnake bite cost Bibby his leg (and nearly his life).
Heaviest weight lifted with the human tongue
The world record for the heaviest weight lifted with the human tongue was set by Thomas Blackthorne in 2008. Blackthorne was able to lift 12.5 kg (27 lb) using his tongue which was then pierced by a hook holding the weight. Blackthorne managed to hold the weights for over 5 seconds on the set of El Show Olímpico in Mexico City, Mexico.
Longest hiccup attack
What’s the longest hiccup attack you’ve ever had? Is it longer then the world’s record holder? Charles Osborne started hiccuping in 1922 while weighing a hog. It wasn’t until 1990 (68 years later!) that he was able to stop hiccuping. During the first few decades Osborne hiccuped around 40 times per minute. This rate slowed down in later years to 20 hiccups per minute. The hiccups were due to a busted blood vessel which damaged a part of the brain that inhibits the hiccup response.
According to recent statistics its estimated that over 2 billion people are overweight or obese worldwide. The heaviest person from among all these people is a man named Jon Brower Minnoch. Since childhood, Jon had suffered from morbid obesity. At his heaviest, he weighed 1,400 lbs (635 Kg) but was able to bring his weight down to 476 lbs in a period of two years by following a strict 1,200 calories per day diet. Sadly, Jon died on September 10th 1983 weighing 798 lbs.
Farthest car accident flight survived
American paramedic Matt McKnight was at an accident scene in Pennsylvania when he got struck by a car and thrown a distance of 35.9 m (118 ft) along the road. He suffered multiple injuries all over his body but made a full recovery and returned to work a year later.
Highest pool dive
In 2015, Brazil-born Swiss Laso Schaller dove into a pool below the Cascada de Salto Waterfalls from a height of 59 m (193 ft), setting a new world record for the highest pool dive. After hitting the water (at an estimated speed of 122 km/h or 76 mph), Schaller dislocated his hip but survived.
When it comes to eating bizarre things, nobody will ever beat Frenchman Michel Lolito. During his lifetime, Lolito ate 18 bicycles, 15 supermarket trolleys, 7 TV sets, 6 chandeliers, 2 beds, one pair of skis, one computer and even one Cessna light aircraft.
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