The title of “World Record Holder” belongs to only a select few. Most of the title holders are thrill seekers, people who are looking to make their mark on history, or people who want to be a part of something. Here’s a look at some of the weirdest records that have been set in recent years.
World’s LONGEST FINGERNAILS
The world record for the longest fingernails belongs to Chris Walton, also known as “The Dutchess”. The nails on her left hand are 10 feet 2 inches, and the nails on her right hand measure 9 feet 7 inches. In 1993, she stopped clipping her nails and she was awarded the world record title, in 2012.
World’s MOST PIERCED MAN
In August 2010, Rolf Buchholz from Dortmund, Germany was awarded the title of the world’s most pierced man. He has a total of 453 piercings (However, that number may be a tad higher by now), and a shocking 278 of those piercings are below the belt… Yikes!
World’s MOST BEES ON A HUMAN BODY
Mark Biancaniello, an animal trainer from Fair Oaks, California, holds the record for the most pounds of bees worn on the body. He officially “wore” 350,000 bees at once weighing 87 pounds, in 1998.
World’s SMALLEST WOMAN
Jyoti Amge holds the title as the World’s Smallest Woman, measuring at a tiny 24.7 inches. The twenty-four-year-old is from Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. She was cast in the thrilling series American Horror Story, in 2014.
World’s LONGEST LEGS
Ekaterina Lisina is a Russian model, standing at 6 feet 9 inches tall. She is a former Olympic athlete, and she holds two world record titles: World’s Tallest Model, and Longest Legs (Female). Lisina is proud of how tall she is and is seen as an inspiration to young women around the world.
World’s LONGEST FULL BODY BURN
The longest distance ran with a full-body burning without oxygen was 393 feet, 8.4 inches. This was done in 2012, by Denni Düsterhöft, in Hamburg, Germany.
world’s MOST DOGS SKIPPING ROPE
The world record for the most dogs to jump on the same skipping rope is 13. These 13 dogs belong to the Super Wan Wan Circus of Japan.
World’s MOST NEEDLES IN THE HEAD
The most needles inserted into one single head is 2,188. It was achieved, in June 2013 by a Chinese man named Wei Shengchu in Istanbul, Turkey- on the set of ‘Guinness Worlds Records’.
World’s LONGEST MOUSTACHE
The longest mustache measures an entire 14 feet. It belongs to Singh Chauhan of India and was measured, in March 2010 on an Italian TV Show.
World’s LONGEST DOG EARS
Harbor is a seven year old Coonhound who weighs a normal and healthy amount, 40.51kg. However, the size of his ears measure an astounding 31.1cm on his left ear, and 34.3cm on his right ear, making him the dog with the longest ears in the world.
World’s OLDEST YOGA TEACHER
Today, the oldest registered yoga instructor is Ida Herbert. She still teaches yoga at the age of 95 years old. Ida retired from teaching yoga full time in Canada, however still teaches a weekly class.
World’s MOST ARROWS CAUGHT BLINDFOLDED
The most arrows caught by hand in the course of two minutes is 43. This was achieved in Hamburg, Germany in 2010, by German man Joe Alexander- from a distance of 8m from two archers.
World’s LARGEST STUFFED PENGUIN COLLECTION
As of March 2011, Birgit Berends from Germany has reached 11,062 different penguin items in her collection. She began her collection at the age of 18.
World’s LARGEST FEMALE TONGUE
The longest tongue for a female goes to Californian Chanel Tapper, who broke the record in September 2010, with her tongue measuring 9.75 cm.
BIG MACS CONSUMED IN A LIFETIME
United States resident Donald A. Gorske holds the world record for having consumed the most big macs in a lifetime. In October 2012, Gorske consumed his 26,000th McDonald’s Big Mac, after an entire 40 years of eating them every single day.
World’s MOST APPLES HELD IN MOUTH & CUT BY CHAINSAW
The holder for the most amount of apples held in the mouth while cutting them with a chainsaw is held by London-based performance artist, Johnny Strange. In October 2013, he managed to hold eight apples in his mouth in one minute.
World’s STRETCHIEST SKIN
Garry Turner, a British man, is capable of stretching his stomach skin an entire 6.25 inches, due to a rare medical condition he suffers from known as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). EDS is a disorder related to the connective tissue, in which the collagen is defective.
World’s LARGEST GARDEN GNOME COLLECTION
Ann Atkin holds the world record for her collection of 2,042 garden gnomes and pixies. She keeps all of them at her four acre Gnome Reserve in West Putford, England.
World’s LONGEST DISTANCE LIFTING A TABLE WITH TEETH
Georges Christen ran 38 feet and 8 inches with a 26-pound table, as well as a 110-pound woman sitting on it. He held the table up with his teeth in Madrid, Spain.
World’s MOST CANS OPENED BY A PARROT
Zac, the Macaw opened 35 cans in just one minute. He broke the record in January 2012 in San Jose, California.
World’s LONGEST METAL COIL PASSED THROUGH THE NOSE & MOUTH
Andrew Stanton, a Las Vegas performer managed to break a world record in March 2012, by passing a metal coil through his nose and out of his mouth. The coil was 11 feet, 10.91 inches.
World’s LARGEST RUBBER DUCK COLLECTION
Charlotte Lee of the United States has 5,631 different rubber ducks. She’s been collecting them since 1996, for the past 22 years.
World’s LARGEST HAIRY FAMILY
This family holds the world record for the largest hairy family. They span over five generations in Mexico, where every family member suffers from a rare condition called congenital generalized hypertrichosis, characterized by excessive facial and torso hair.
World’s OLDEST MALE STRIPPER
Former American real estate agent, Bernie Barker, entered the stripping industry in 2000 at the age of 60. He became a stripper so he could get into shape after beating prostate cancer. He has won over 40 contests and holds the record the world’s oldest stripper. Unfortunately, Barker passed away at the age of 66.
World’s LONGEST TONGUE ON A DOG
Puggy, the Pekingese holds the record for the longest tongue on a dog. Puggy’s tongue is 4.5 inches long. The measurement was taken in May 2009, when Puggy was 9 years old at an Animal Clinic in Texas.
World’s LONGEST LASTING KISS
The love between Laksana and Ekkachai has gone the distance. They’ve managed to time a kiss lasting 58 hours, 35 minutes, and 58 seconds. They won some prizes at Ripley’s Believe it or Not event for their new record including- two diamond rings and a cash prize.
World’s FURTHEST ARROW SHOT WITH FEET
In 2013, Nancy Siefker shot an arrow into a target from 20 feet away, using her feet. The guidelines since then have been lowered to a target of 12 inches in diameter, but Nancy hit one with 5.5 inches.
World’s MOST GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS
In 1997, Ashrita Furman set his first Guinness World Record by performing twenty-seven thousand jumping jacks in six hours and forty-five minutes. He’s broken over 300 world records, since then. Today, he still holds over 120 of them.
World’s FASTEST 5 METERS ON FRONT PAW
In December 2014, this adorable dog, Konjo managed to race 5 meters on his paws in 2.39 seconds. The half Papillion, quarter Chihuahua, quarter Jack Russell broke this world record in California.
World’s HEAVIEST RIDEABLE BICYCLE
The heaviest rideable bicycle in the world weighs 1660 pounds, and it was built by Wouter van den Bosch in the Netherlands- and it was taken out for a ride in Arhem.
World’s MOST WINS FOR MAKING A FACE
World record holder Anne Woods has won the most world championships for gurning (making a face), 27 to be exact.
WORLD’S OLDEST GYMNAST
Johanna Quaas broke the world record for the oldest gymnast, at the age of 86 years old. She is a regular competitor in Germany.
World’s MOST WINS AT THE BEARD & MUSTACHE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Karl-Heinz Hille, doesn’t have the longest beard or the longest mustache; however, he makes up for it in style. Hille had already won eight times at the World Beard and Moustache Championships, making him a world record holder.
World’s OLDEST TWINS
These ladies are world record holders for the oldest twins, as they are both one hundred and one years old. On the left is Titlearie, and on the right is Gabrielle.
World’s LARGEST STAR WARS COLLECTION
Steve Sansweet was a former Wall Street Journal bureau chief who decided to turn his passion into a Star Wars museum. He’s got about 92,240 items, which makes him the record holder for the largest Star Wars collection.
WORLD’S LARGEST BICEPS
The world record for largest bicep muscles belong to an Egyptian man, Mostafa Ismail. His left arm measures an impressive 25.5 inches when flexed, and when not flexed, 24.5 inches.
World’s LARGE2ST HELLO KITTY COLLECTION
Asako Kanda of Japan is the world record holder for the largest collection of Hello Kitty memorabilia. In August 2011, she won the record for having a total of 4,519 Hello Kitty items in her home.
World’s LARGEST SWIMMING POOL
The largest swimming pool in the world is located in Chile. It measures 3,324 feet in length. Its total area is 19.77 acres.
WORLD’S SHORTEST MAN
The world’s shortest man measures 54.6cm. He is seventy-five years old from Nepal, named Chandara Bahadur Dangi. He unfortunately suffered from a rare condition. Most people with it do not live past thirty years old. He was one of the most iconic record holders to have been a part of the Guinness World Records book.
World record for RIDING A UNICYCLE OVER BEER BOTTLES
Lutz Eichhol is a 25-year-old man, from Germany, who broke the record for riding a unicycle over an 8.93-meter long row of 127 beer bottles.
World’s LARGEST DRUM SET
The largest drum set in the world contains 340 different pieces. The owner of this drum set is a man named Dr. Mark Temperato of the United States, and he is a member of a band called Jesus the Soul Solution- and Temperato transports his drum set in a custom built trailer.
World’s HEAVIEST COMPETITIVE SPORTSWOMAN
Sumo wrestler Sharran Alexander, from London, England is the heaviest competing sportswoman that is still living today. Alexander weighs 448 pounds.
THE world’s MOST JUGGLED BALLS
The most balls juggled at once is 11, and it was achieved by British man Alex Barron. He was able to somehow catch the balls 23 consecutive times, and he achieved this at Roehampton Squash Club in London.
World’s TALLEST MOHICAN
The tallest mohican measures 44.68 inches, and it belongs to a Japanese man named Kazuhiro Watanbe. The length of his hairdo was checked and confirmed at a hair salon in Tokyo, Japan.
World’s LARGEST BARBIE DOLL COLLECTION
The world’s largest collection of Barbie dolls belongs to German woman Bettina Dorfmann. She’s been collecting since 1993, and her collection is now up to 15,000 different Barbie dolls.
World’s LARGEST HOT DOG
The world’s largest hot dog weighs 3.18 kilograms. It is available for purchase from Gorilla Tango Novelty Meats for $40 and has been since March 2011.
WORLD’S OLDEST SPRINTER
105-year-old sprinter Hidekichi Miyazaki set a world record as the oldest sprinter who competed in a 100 meter dash. He has a time of 42.2 seconds.
World’s LARGEST FOOT ROTATION
The largest foot rotation to have ever been performed was by Maxwell Day, who is only 14 years old. He can rotate his feet 157 degrees.
World’s LONGEST DISTANCE PULLED BY A HORSE
The longest distance pulled by a horse while on fire was done by Josef Todtling, from Austria. He was dragged 1,640 feet while his whole body was on fire.
World’s MOST ICE CREAMS BALANCED ON A CONE
54 year old Italian man, Dimitri Panciera, broke the world record for the most ice cream scoops balanced on a cone with 121 scoops. He owned an ice cream shop in Germany, and moved back to Italy where he set this incredible record.
World’s MOST VOLLEY REBOUNDS
The world record for the most full volley rebounds is held by John Farnworth, a thirty year old man from Lancashire. He managed to kick 28 rebounds in 30 seconds.
World’s BIGGEST MOUTH
Bernd Schmidt of Wendilgen, Germany, has the world’s biggest mouth in size, measuring 3.46 inches wide. His mouth was measured by a dentist using medal rods.
World’s MOST TATTOOED female
Charlotte Guttenberg is the most tattooed female in the world, at sixty seven years old. 91.5 percent of her body is covered in tattoos. Surprisingly, she first inked herself 10 years ago.
World’s YOUNGEST FEMALE WITH A BEARD
Harnaam Kaur of Slough, United Kingdom, has a six inch long beard. At the age of 24 she holds the record for the youngest female with a beard.
WORLD’S LARGEST HAMBURGER COLLECTION
The world’s largest collection of hamburger related items belongs to Harry Sperl, also known as Hamburger Harry. He has 3,724 hamburger items.
World’s LARGEST MAILBOX
The largest mail box in the world measures 5,743 feet long. It was created in the United States by Jim Bolin.
World’s LARGEST DOCTOR WHO COLLECTION
Ian O’Brien holds the world record for the largest collection of Doctor Who items. This Manchester man has over 1,573 items.
World’s BIGGEST CLOGS collection
The largest pair of clogs in the world can be found in Casey, Illinois. They are 11.5 inches long, 5 feet, 10 inches wide, and 4 feet, 10 inches tall. The clogs were carved and shaped by a chainsaw, and are approximately 15,000 pounds.
THE World’s HEAVIEST PUMPKIN
This huge pumpkin broke the world record for the heaviest pumpkin. It weighs 2,323 pounds. It’s actually the first pumpkin to weigh over a metric ton.
THE World’s MOST CLEVER KITTY
Didga, the kitty, holds the world record for the most tricks performed by a cat. Didga can perform 20 different tricks within a single minute. This adorable cat lives in Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia, together with his owner, Robert Dollwet.