Created in 1955, the Guinness World Records is no stranger to strange things. For more than six decades, people have been looking for all sorts of creative manners to be “the most” at something. From the largest pillow fight to fitting the most amount of straws in someone’s mouth, there’s just no end to the bizarre records people have created and broken. Every year, the Guinness World Records receives about 50,000 applications out of which about 6,000 get approved…that’s a lot of records! Can you imagine if all of them got approved? From the “few” that get approved, we get things like farthest eyeball pop, fastest marathon dressed as a vegetable (can you guess which one before reading it?), fastest time to crush three watermelons with the thighs, and so much more. These are 25 strangest Guinness world records. Bonus fact: Did you know that the book itself is also a world record holder? That’s right – The Guinness World records is the best-selling copyrighted book of all time.
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Fastest time to crush three watermelons with the thighs
The fastest time to crush three watermelons between the thighs is 14.65 seconds and was achieved by Olga Liashchuk at the Mediaset Studios in Milan, Italy, on June 26, 2014.
Most straws stuffed in the mouth
The most straws stuffed in a mouth (with hands off) is 400, achieved by Simon Elmore, who held them there for 10 seconds at the Mark ‘n’ Simon Show, Sollhuben, Bavaria, Germany, on August 6, 2009.
Largest pillow fight
The largest pillow fight had 6,261 participants and was organized by My Pillow in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, on July 21, 2015.
Most people at a virtual funeral
On October 2005, an avid computer gamer known only as Snowly indulged in a three-day non-stop marathon of the MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) World of Warcraft and died of fatigue. Over 100 gamers visited a virtual cathedral inside the game, where a service was held for her.
Farthest arrow shot using feet
The farthest arrow shot using feet is 6.09 m (20 ft) and was achieved by Nancy Siefker on the set of ‘Guinness World Records Unleashed’ in Los Angeles, California, USA, on June 20, 2013.