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.
Farthest eyeball pop
Kim Goodman can pop her eyeballs to a protrusion of 12 mm (0.47 in) beyond her eye sockets. Her eyes were measured in Istanbul, Turkey, on November 2, 2007. Measuring the “pop” is an exact science that has to be done by an optometrist using a device known as a proptometer; an average of three measurements gives the final, eye‑watering result.
Heaviest weight lifted by human beard
The heaviest weight lifted by human beard is 63.80 kg (140 lb 16 oz) and was achieved by Antanas Kontrimas on the set of ‘Rekorlar Dunyasi’ in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 26, 2013.
Most socks put on one foot in one minute
The most socks put on one foot in one minute is 48 and was achieved by Pavol Durdik, in Puchov, Slovakia on July 14, 2015.
Farthest distance to blow a pea
The farthest distance to blow a pea is 7.51 m (24 ft 7.66 in) and was achieved by Andre Ortolf in the Bodyfeeling fitness gym in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany on July 12, 2014.
Most rotations hanging from a power drill in one minute
The most rotations hanging from a power drill in a minute is 148 achieved by The Huy Giang on the set of ‘Guinness World Records’, in Madrid, Spain, on December 23, 2008.