11 Weirdest Guinness World Records Ever
AdvertisementMeet Stoeberl, an artist and comedian from Monterey in California. He is a Guiness Record Holder because he can stick his massive tongue out farther than others. It measures 3.97 inches from tip to closed lip, which is unusually long.
That's not all. People are record holders for all sorts of weird reasons - for blowing the largest bubble gum bubble or for scoring the highest on a Donkey Kong.
We scanned a list of the record holders and found out some interesting reasons why
Longest finger nails
He has not cut the fingernails on his left hand since 1952 – before even the first Guinness World Records book was published – and they now have a cumulative length of 909.6 cm (358.1 in), as measured in Pune, Maharashtra on 17 November 2014.
Fastest internet connection
According to Cisco, South Korea has the best broadband service in the world, with an average download throughput of 33.5 megabits per second – nearly three times the speed of second-place Hong Kong – an average upload throughput of 17 megabits per second – more than twice that of Hong Kong, and has 100 percent broadband penetration.
The longest fur on a cat is 25.68 cm (10.11 in) and belongs to Sophie Smith, owned by Jami Smith (USA), as measured in Oceanside, California, USA, on 09 November 2013.
Highest divorce rate
AdvertisementAccording to the UN, the country with the highest divorce rate in the world is the
Longest ears on a dog
The longest ears on a dog measured 31.1 cm (12.25 in) and 34.3 cm (13.5 in) for the left and right ears, respectively, on 8 June 2010. They belong to Harbor, a Black and Tan Coonhound, who is owned by
Heaviest birth - triplets
The heaviest triplets at birth (current) are Evan Patrick, Aiden Cole and Lilly Kathryn (all USA), who had a combined weight of 10.33 kg (22 lb 12.6 oz) and were born to Michelle Lee Wilson on 29 July 2003 at Englewood, Colorado, USA.
Carried for 257 days,
AdvertisementHighest score on Donkey Kong
The highest score on Donkey Kong (Nintendo, 1981) is 1,138,600 points, and was achieved by Robbie Lakeman (USA) on 1 December 2014. This gameplay and high score is confirmed by Twin Galaxies.
Largest bubblegum bubble blown
Chad Fell (USA) 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 24 April 2004.
Farthest eyeball pop
Kim Goodman (USA) 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 2 November 2007.
AdvertisementMeasuring 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.
“Proptosis” is the term for eyeball displacement or bulging eyes. Kim discovered her talent when she was hit on the head by a hockey mask, but can now pop out her eyes on cue.
The longest kiss lasted 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds and was achieved by Ekkachai Tiranarat and Laksana Tiranarat (both Thailand) at an event organised by Ripley's Believe It or Not! Pattaya, in Thailand, on 12-14 February 2013. Nine couples entered the annual competition, including a married couple in their 70s. However, it was previous record holders Ekkachai Tiranarat and Laksana Tiranarat who came out on top, scooping a cash prize and two diamond rings as well as another Guinness World records title.
World largest Condom Mosaic
IIM-Lucknow students used 1000 packets to create a huge sign of AIDS awareness in 18.5 square feet area. This is what their symbol looked like. They had beaten the record by AIDS Control Society of Hong Kong, which used 685 condoms packets to create the largest condom mosaic back then.
(Image credits: Guinness Records website)
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