25 Most Insane World Records Ever

Posted by , Updated on April 23, 2024

It’s human nature to want 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.

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Largest Rubber Band 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.


Largest Shoe

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Created by Electric Sekki in Hong Kong, China, the world’s largest shoe was created on April 12th, 2013. It stands at 20′ 11.97′ (6.40 m)  x  7′ 10.09″ (2.39 m) and is 5′ 4.96″ (1.65 m) 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 balanced 17 spoons on his face at one time. 


Longest Nose

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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 Navel Fluff


A librarian in Australia recently broke this record with a 22.1 gram collection of fluff that he had been collecting for 26 years.


Most Concrete Blocks Broken While Holding A Raw Egg

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


Tallest Man

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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.


Farthest Eyeball Pop


Measured on the set of “Guinness World Records: Primetime” in Los Angeles Kim Goodman popped her eyeballs .43 inches out beyond the confines of her eye sockets.


Farthest Milk Squirt From Eye

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On September 1, 2004 at the Armada Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey, Ilker Yilmaz squirted milk from his eye a distance of 9 feet and 2 inches.


Heaviest Weight Pulled With Eye Sockets


Chayne Hultgren of Australia, otherwise known as The Space Cowboy, pulled 907 pounds on the set of an Italian TV show on April 25, 2009.


Longest Beard

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Between the tip of his chin and the end of his beard, Sarwan Singh of Canada achieved a record setting 7.6 feet (2.33 meters) on November 11, 2008.


Fastest Hundred Meter Run On All Fours


At 18.58 seconds, this record was set by Kenichi Ito of Japan at Guinness World Records Day in 2008.


Longest Time Spent In Direct Contact With Ice

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Wim Hof of the Netherlands has come to be known as the Iceman as a result of his insane ability to withstand cold temperatures for extended periods of time. On January 23, 2009, he remained submerged in ice for 1 hour 42 minutes and 22 seconds to set a decisive record in the cold exposure category.


Stretchiest Skin


Because of a rare disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Gary Turner of the United Kingdom can stretch his skin up to 6.25 inches.


Most T-Shirts Worn At Once


On April 24, 2008, Jef Van Dijck successfully donned 227 t-shirts at once in the town of Brecht, Belgium.


Longest Fingernails On Both Hands


This is one of those records that can take several decades to break but Melvin Booth and Lee Redmond made the sacrifice and achieved combined fingernail lengths of 29.6 feet (9.05 meters) and 28.3 feet (8.65 meters).


Fastest Hundred Meter Hurdle Wearing Swim Fins

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We’re not sure how many people have actually taken a shot at this one, but on September 13, 2008, Maren Zonker of Germany became the new world record holder with a time of 22.35 seconds.

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