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.
Fastest time to complete the World Bog Snorkeling Triathlon
The fastest time to complete the World Bog Snorkeling Triathlon is 2 hr 23 min 24 sec and was achieved by Daniel Bent, at the 2010 World Bog Snorkeling Triathlon, Llanwrtyd Wells, United Kingdom, on July 11, 2010.
Largest bubble gum bubble
Chad Fell blew a bubblegum bubble with a diameter of 50.8 cm (20 in) without using his hands at the Double Springs High School, Winston County, Alabama, USA on April 24, 2004.
Largest gathering of people dressed as penguins
The largest gathering of people dressed as penguins is 624 and was achieved by Richard House Children’s Hospice (UK) at The Scoop, More London, London, UK, for Guinness World Records Day, on November 12, 2015.
Most consecutive stairs climbed on the head
The most consecutive stairs climbed on the head is 36 and was achieved by Li Longlong on the set of CCTV – Guinness World Records Special in Jiangyin, Jiangsu, China on January 5, 2015.
The heaviest weight lifted by pierced ears
The heaviest weight lifted by pierced ears is 14.9 kg (32 lb 13.5 oz) by Johnny Strange at the Doncaster Tattoo Jam held at Doncaster Racecourse in South Yorkshire, UK, on October 12, 2013.