Everyone has something that takes them a little outside what’s considered “Normal,” and some of them are just so darn proud of it they decide to share it with the world and almost dare anyone willing to beat them at their own weird game. Sometimes weird world records are set by individuals doing one or two strange things, other times it’s groups, and sometimes it’s one very gifted individual holding many records. It’s a mad mad world full of people doing mad mad things and other people recording them. In celebration of that, here are 25 Strangest World Records You Won’t Believe Are Real.
Most Big Macs Eaten
In 2016, a Wisconsin man named Donald Gorske officially broke the record for most Big Macs ever eaten, when he ate his 28,788th. Gorske usually eats two a day, buying them in bulk and microwaving them at home. The last time he had a day without a Big Mac was in November of 2000. Uh…he’s lovin’ it?
The world’s oldest prostitute is an 87 year old woman in the UK named Sheila Vogel-Coupe. She became a prostitute at the age of 83, following the death of her second husband, and at some points in her short but notable career, has entertained up to ten clients a day. You do you Sheila, you do you.
Largest Collection of Garden Gnomes
A woman in West Putford England owns the world’s largest collection of garden gnomes (and pixies!) at around 2,050. They live with her on her four acre “Gnome Reserve.”
Most Bees Covering a Person's Body
The world record for most pounds of bees covering a person’s body is 73 pounds (33 kg) or around 33,000 bees, set by Chinese beekeeper She Ping. This beat the previous record of 50 pounds.
Most Facial Masks Applied at Once
The most facial masks ever applied at once happened in Taipei in July of 2013. 1,213 people applied face masks at the same time for ten minutes.
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