Bizzare: 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 amounts 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! These are 10 strangest Guinness world records.
Most people at a virtual funeral
On October 2005, an avid computer gamer known only as Snowly indulged in a three-day non-stop marathon of the MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) World of Warcraft and died of fatigue. Over 100 gamers visited a virtual cathedral inside the game, where a service was held for her.
Most toilet seats broken using the head in one minute
The record for the most wooden toilet seats broken with the head in a minute is 46 achieved by Kevin Shelley on the set of Guinness World Records – Die größten Weltrekorde in Cologne, Germany, on September 1, 2007.
Farthest arrow shot using feet
The farthest arrow shot using feet is 6.09 m (20 ft) and was achieved by Nancy Siefker on the set of ‘Guinness World Records Unleashed’ in Los Angeles, California, USA, on June 20, 2013.
Largest pillow fight
The largest pillow fight had 6,261 participants and was organized by My Pillow in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, on July 21, 2015.
Most clothes pegs clipped to the face in one minute
The most clothes pegs clipped to the face in one minute is 51 pegs, achieved by Silvio Sabba, in Pioltello, Italy, on December 27, 2012.
The longest fingernails on a single hand
The longest fingernails on a single hand measured an aggregate length of 909.6 cm (358.1 in) and was achieved by Shridhar Chillal on his left hand as measured in Pune city, Maharashtra, India, on November 17, 2014.
Most straws stuffed in the mouth
The most straws stuffed in a mouth (with hands off) is 400, achieved by Simon Elmore, who held them there for 10 seconds at the Mark ‘n’ Simon Show, Sollhuben, Bavaria, Germany, on August 6, 2009.
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.
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 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.