Humans have been gifted with the exceptional ability to create wonders with their top-notch skills. Some of the world records made in more than 100 countries consist of useful inventions, discoveries, researches etc but some are so weird that they often become more celebrated and talked of more than any other useful invention. Anyhow, a world record is a record, be it of a human going to the moon or anyone sleeping for 5 consecutive days and waking up to a world record. Both of them are considered acknowledged and equally published by the Guinness book of world records.
BACKGROUND OF GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS
The book was co-founded by twin brothers Ross McWhirter and Norris in August of 1954 in London, United Kingdom. At its initiation it came to be known as Guinness World Records in 1955, post that it came to be known as The Guinness Book Of Records in 1999, finally, it came to be known as The Guinness Of World Records. It is an annual publication in the United States and the year 2021 marks its 66th annual publication. Some more important facts are, it has maintained a database of more than 53000 records and published in more than 23 languages in around 100 countries. This international franchise has attained such authority that it has published articles way beyond in books and reached the standards to broadcast on television as well. The record maintenance goes constant monitoring and takes a lot of time for the parties to apply for the records by showing any previous achievements or so.
SOME OF THE WEIRDEST RECORDS IN THE WORLD.
- WORLD’S LONGEST EYELASHES
A woman named You Jianxia got the privilege to get featured on the official Instagram after she broke her record of the world’s longest eyelashes. She first set the record in 2016 and on may 20, 2021 she realised it has grown considerably longer than ever before and reached an average length of 20.5 cm. Many people commented on the post inquiring about how is this possible, some others felt exuberant by looking at her and said u like princess Cleopatra. She hails from the People’s Republic of China and her eyelashes were scrutinized in shanghai.
2. WORLD’S TALLEST HAT.
Hats hold a pivotal role in various cultures and are a compulsion to cover your heads with stuff like hats at various public and private functions held by the royal family. They have their roles far more than beauty ornaments in royal cultures and are worn quite often by members of the first class and aristocracy. Ever wondered about a person wearing a hat of 480 cm over his head. The record was set by Odilon Ozare in the United States on April 2 in 2018. To prove his records, he was supposed to walk for over 10m on the ground while wearing it over his head.
3. BALANCING 79 SPOONS ON BODY.
We all have played various balancing games by using different pillows over our heads or by putting a spoon in our mouth and keeping a lemon over it and running. An American named DALIBOR JABLANOVIC set the world of balancing 79 different kinds and sizes of spoons on his body without using any adhesive or any elements that could bind it to his body, the record was set on 26 June 2016 in the United States Of America.
4. MOST PIERCINGS ON ONE BODY IN A LIFETIME (FEMALE).
A Brazilian named ELAINE DAVIDSON got the first pierce in January 1997 on her body. As of June 8, 2006, her body has been pierced 4225 times. She had been a restaurant owner throughout her life. She constantly adds new jewellery to the pierced parts in her face and likes to wear feathers on her body and streamers in her hair. She likes to live a colourful and bright life.
5. LONGEST FINGERNAILS ON PAIR OF HANDS EVER (FEMALE)
The journey of growing fingernails began in 1979 for this wonderful woman and as of 23 February 2008, this lady gained the title of having the longest ever fingernails, with a total length of 865 cm. Her nails were measured in a set of Lo show dei records in Spain’s capital: Madrid. Certainly, due to her misfortune, she lost her nails in an automobile accident but no other woman could beat that as of now. She manicured her nails right before the show to give a clear sight of it.
6. LONGEST MOUSTACHE EVER.
Humans have been blessed with a lot of facial hair, women try to vanish that through various artificial processes whereas men donate considerable resources either to maintain it and create different beard patterns with it. But growing hair and getting a title of world records is something exceptional. A man from India named Ram Singh Chauhan got blessed with the title of having the longest ever moustache on March 4, 2010. He grew his moustache to a considerable length of 429 cm. His beard was measured in Italy’s capital Rome in a tv show.
7. HEAVIEST WEIGHT LIFTED FROM TEETH.
Humans and almost every creature have been given teeth to chew the food that we ingest. Animals use them to brag about their strength and even protect themselves. But some humans found that teeth have their roles way beyond eating and set the world record of lifting the heaviest weight ever on a tooth. We are talking about WALTER ARFEUILLE who set the record by lifting 281.5 kilograms from TEETH. This happened on March 31 in Paris, the capital of France and he walked 17m by doing so to set the record. As of now, no one has broken the record and he is backed by the title personally.
8. MOST BIG MACS CONSUMED BY THE AGE OF 40.
Burgers are one of the most favourite foods of people of different ages. But few have taken their interest so seriously that they have created world records by just consuming big macs for years and so. An American named Donald A Gorske set the world record by eating 28788 big macs for 14 years in his life. The record was set on August 24, 2016, and the man proved to have bought a bulk of macs from the shop for a week and ate it accordingly by heating it in a microwave oven. There were only 8 days in the past 14 years of his life when he did not eat any macs.
9. THE LARGEST HULA HOOP SPUN
This title of largest hula hoop ever spun is backed by Getti Kehayova from the United States. The record was set in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 2nd, 2018. The hoop was of diameter 5.18m which is 17ft 0.25 inch.
10. FASTEST TIME TO SOLVE A RUBIK’S CUBE BLINDFOLDED.
It takes people hours and long lazy days to even solve one side of the Rubik’s cube and few have outstanding skills to take less than a minute and get all colours aligned on the cube. However, it is just natural to not believe that it is possible to solve a cube without even looking at it. What adds the cherry on top is the fact that solving it in less than a minute that too without seeing is something not to believe in. However, Jack Cai from Australia holds the record of solving a Rubik’s cube in 16.22 seconds that too blindfolded. The fabulous record was achieved at Koalafication Brisbane in 2019 on April 6. The Fun Fact to mention here is that he has beaten the previous record by just 0.33 seconds.
11. HEAVIEST WEIGHT LIFTED BY TONGUE.
The human tongue is considered to be one of the most sensitive parts of the human body. It is common to hear people getting tongue piercing or in the most extreme tattoo on it, but lifting weight from it is something humans can never think of. The tongue has no bone at all to provide its strength and is all composed of tissue called Mucosa and is very soft to touch, so it is unimaginable to think of a human lifting several kilograms of weight. Yes, it has also happened and the record is backed by Thomas Blackthorne who hails from The United Kingdom is the record in El Show Olimpico, the capital of Mexico, Mexico City. The record is now decades old but no one has thought to break it. The record was set on 1 august in 2008 and the man lifted 12.5 kg. He has been constantly giving attempts since 2004 and finally succeeded in 2008.
12. FASTEST TIME TO EAT A BOWL OF PASTA.
An average human chews every bite of food more than 30 times and that is why it is said that the mouth is responsible for partial digestion of food that we ingest. If we try to gulp in food by not chewing it adequately then it can make us feel sick and may affect us seriously if the food takes a little longer to digest. A woman in the United States named Michelle Lesco set the record of eating a bowl of pasta in the fastest way possible by just spending 26.69 seconds n consuming a bowl full of it. The record was set in Arizona.