I don’t know about you, but the Guinness Book of World Records continues to fascinate (and sometimes disturb) me with its share of bizarre and obscure world records. Of course, everyone knows about the Guinness World Records holders of the longest finger nails, longest hair, or most tattoos, but what about the many, many other records no one knows about? Here are the 25 mind blowing Guinness World Records you never heard of.
Most Big Macs Consumed
Calling Donald Gorske a fan of McDonald’s might be an understatement. Gorke holds the world record for most Big Macs consumed. Buying them in bulk, Donald eats about fourteen Big Macs each week and on August 24, 2016, he ate his 28,788th Big Mac.
Fastest Five Metres on Front Paws by a Dog
‘Konjo’ is no ordinary dog, able to run a five-metre on its front paws in 2.39 seconds.
You’ve never had a caffeine pick-me-up like this! Altoga, Italy made a 4,250 litre cup of cappuccino on October 20, 2013. It took 33 people and 9 coffee machines to make it happen.
Largest Disco Ball
Disco may be dead, but this disco ball sure isn’t. Achieved on September 7th, 2014, the town of Bestival in the United Kingdom lays claim to the largest disco ball at 10.33 meters.
Measuring at 10.1 centimeters, Nick Stoeberl’s insanely long tongue got the world record on November 27th, 2012.
Beth Johnson of Cincinnati, Ohio lays claim to this proud endeavor. The world’s largest yo-yo is 3.6258 meters and weighs 2,095.6 kilograms and was demonstrated using a crane. And yes, it actually works!
Largest Collection of Comic Books
Comic book nerds got nothing on Bob Bretall of Mission Viejo, California, owning 101,822 unique comic books. His achievement was verified on August 6th, 2015.
Longest 'Usable' Golf Club
On September 12th, 2016, Michael Furrh took to the green and became the man with the world’s largest ‘usable’ golf club, measuring 8.56 meters. Something tells me Tiger Woods won’t be using this anytime soon!
Largest Collection of Rubber Ducks
Starting in 1996, Charlotte Lee has collected various forms of rubber ducks and attained the world record at 5,631. She keeps all of them in her dedicated ‘duck room’.
Largest Collection of Garden Gnomes and Pixies
Speaking of collectors, Ann Atkin in the United Kingdom has the largest collection of garden gnomes and pixies, totaling up to 2,042.
Largest Hairy Family
The Ramos Gomez family have a rare condition where hair grows on all parts of their body. They have approximately 98% of their body covered in hair. As such, they won the world record on February 1, 2000.
Largest Career as Ice Cream Man
The sound of an ice cream truck brings cheer to all and Alan Ganz has been bringing fun and cheer longer than anyone else. For 67 years, he’s been the ice cream man in Boston and shows no signs of slowing down.
Longest Duration Spinning a Basketball on a Toothbrush
On October 25, 2015, Dipanshu Mishra spun a basketball on top of a toothbrush, using only his mouth, for 42.92 seconds. He was only 15 years old.
Nissan Patrol Car Climbs to the Top with World Record Sand Dune Ascent
In an effort to prove its value, Nissan made the world record to climb a 100 m sand dune at 49 degrees in 4.9 seconds.
Largest Swimwear Parade on Skis
1008 people in Sochi, Russia achieved the largest swimwear parade on skis on April 6th, 2016.
Largest Pillow Fight
Saint Paul, Minnesota holds the record for world’s largest pillow fight. This feat was achieved With 6,261 people at a Saint Paul Saints game.
Largest Sushi Mosaic
Measuring at 608.16 square feet, Norwegian chefs put together the largest sushi mosaic as part of a 100-year anniversary celebration of the Bodø Glimt football club.
Tallest Stack of Donuts
Can you say delicious? In celebration of The Simpsons Movie, 20th Century Fox and Capital Radio put together a team of eight to stack 1,764 ring donuts, measuring 43.5 inches.
Most High Fives in a Minutes
Kaiser Permanente in a partnership with Pro Bowl conerback Jason Verrett achieved a world record for the most ‘high fives’ give in a minute. The record was created on April 21st, 2016 in San Diego, California where Verrett completed a ‘high five’ course in 40 seconds.
Most Kisses Received in 30 Seconds
On July 16th 2017, Florian Silbereisen was kissed by 25 Alba Dancers cheerleaders 74 times in 30 seconds. This lucky man now claims the world record for the most kisses received in 30 seconds.
Most Stamps Licked in One Minute
Deepak Sharma Bajagain obtained the world record for most stamps licked in one minute on August 6th, 2010. He licked 70 stamps. He would have had 71 stamps but one envelope was disqualified because the stamp fell off before it was counted.
The Fastest Half-Marathon Pushing a Pram
Calum Neff holds the world record for fastest half-marathon pushing a pram, clocking in at 1 hour, 11 minutes, and 27 seconds. Neff pushed his 11-month-old daughter in the pram for the entire race and received attention from all over the world via Periscope.
Most Toilet Seats Broken by the Head in One Minute
Kevin Shelley broke 46 wooden toilet bowl seats with his head in a minute on September 1st, 2007, holding the world record and probably getting the largest headache in the process.
Most Rotations Hanging from a Power Drill in One Minute
On December 23, 2008, The Huy Giang achieved the world record for the most rotations hanging from a power drill in one minute. He completed a total of 148 rotations.
Heaviest Weight Lifted with an Eye Socket
Manjit Singh achieved this cringe-worthy feat lifting 16.2 kilograms with his eye socket (OUCH!). The weight was made up of 12 editions of the Guinness World Records Book.
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