39 Of The Strangest World Records Ever Held

Etibar Elchyev holds the world record for ‘Most spoons balanced on a human body’. He took the title by putting 50 metal spoons on his body. Sticking to the skin doesn’t count, in case you were wondering.

The world’s largest 3D painting is located at the Canary Wharf in London. The entire piece measures in excess of 12,000 square feet.

37-year-old Takashi Kokubu set a new Guinness World Record running a four-legged 100 meter race in Tokyo. Using the ‘African Patas monkey’ style, he clocked in at 16.87 seconds successfully setting the record.

On August 8, 2010 thrill-seekers gathered to set the record for the most naked riders on a theme park ride. They totaled 102 riders.

Septuagenarian Isobel Varley from Spain holds the record for the most senior tattooed woman in the world.

The S.E.A Aquarium in Singapore is so massive that it holds two records. It is the world’s largest aquarium and holds 80,000 animals, 800 species and 42.9 million liters of water. It also holds the record for having the worlds largest acrylic panel.

In June 2010, runners dressed in inflatable Sumo costumes claimed the new world record for a mass Sumo Suit gathering at a run in London.

The ‘Takabisha’ roller coaster is registered as the world steepest roller coaster in the Guinness World Records and cost about 3,000,000,000 Japanese Yen ($37, 000, 000) to build. It has a free-falling angle of 121 degrees and is located at the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park near Tokya.

The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate holds the record for the most expensive dessert in the world. It costs around $25,000.

Chinese beekeeper She Ping covered his body with 73 pounds of bees to shatter the previous record of 59 pounds. It is estimated that there were around 330,000 bees covering him.

52 chefs set the world record for the largest Cantonese fried rice cooked at one time. The record was set in February of 2013, serving over 7,000 people and weighing in at 3,000 pounds.

On July 28, 2013, 1,213 people broke a Guinness World Record by applying facial masks for 10 minutes at the same time in Taipei.

The world’s longest cigar, stretching 268 feet 4 inches (or most of the length of a football field), is seen here in Havana. The cigar eclipsed the previous record cigar of 148 feet 9 inches.

Guinness World Record holder for the ‘Most Pierced Man’, Rolf Bucholz of Germany, has a total of 453 piercings.

Freddy Nock from Switzerland balances on the ropeway of a cable car leading to Germany’s highest mountain, the 9,718 feet Zugspitze. Nock balanced on the 3264.4 feet-long rope to break his own world record.

Villagers perform the annual “dragon march” to celebrate the Lantern Festival in Gutian township, China, on February 6, 2012. The marching dragon, made of paper and bamboo connected by wood planks, set the new Guinness World Record of the longest parade float with 2596.8 feet, according to local media.

Cyclist Robert Marchand of France is seen here during his attempt to set a world record for cycling non-stop for one hour, in the over 100-year-old category, at the Union Cycliste Internationale velodrome in Switzerland, on February 17, 2012. Marchand, born November 26, 1911, cycled 15 miles around the 200 meter indoor track to set the record.

Jordan Michael Geller poses with his collection of Nike Air Jordan Retro sneakers at the “ShoeZeum” in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. The shrine is dedicated to Nike and includes one of every model of Air Jordans ever made. He owns more than 2,500 pairs.

Salsa dancer Paddy Jones holds the record for the oldest Salsa Dancer in the world.

Jack Tsonis (on the left) and Lindsay Morrison (on the right) attempt to break the world record for the longest handshake in Sydney on September 21, 2009. They chose to do this in the name of charity.

A man jumps in a swimming pool filled with pink and green plastic balls during a Guinness World Records attempt of the Largest Ball Pit at Kerry Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai in 2013. The event, aimed at raising awareness for breast cancer prevention, set the world record with one million balls in the 82 by 141 ft. swimming pool.

A group of 1,000 customers set a record by simultaneously receiving a facial massage in Jinan, China. The group, which consisted of all women, was given a 30 minute facial beauty treatment.

AONI, a Hong Kong funded brand, won the Guinness World Record that year for its AONI ultra-thin 001 natural rubber latex condom.

Albanian artist Saimir Strati set a record by glueing 229,764 corks of various shapes and colors over a plastic banner measuring 42.5 by 23 feet to make the art piece. He worked 14 hours a day for 28 days straight.

A golden retriever, named Charlie, owns the Guinness World Record for the loudest bark. He registers in at 113.1 decibels.

Sri Lankan couple Nisansala and Nalin smile during their wedding ceremony as they break the Guinness record for a wedding with the most bridesmaids for a bride in Negombo in 2013. With 126 bridesmaids and 25 groomsmen, accompanied by 20 page boys and 23 flower girls, the wedding ceremony broke a previous record of having 96 bridesmaids for a bride at a wedding in Thailand.

Samat Hasan, a 24-year-old stuntman from China, walked on a 2,300 ft rope with a 1.2 inches diameter and set at a 39-degree gradient and successfully broke the Guinness World Record for aerial tightrope walking.

Romania set the Guinness World Record for world’s biggest national flag in Clinceni in May of this year. The flag measured 1,146 feet long by 744 feet tall.

1,010 bikini-clad women posed on Australia’s iconic beach Bondi Beach, setting a Guinness world record for the largest swimsuit photo shoot.

Japanese fashion designer Kazuhiro Watanabe currently holds the Guinness World Record for “tallest mohawk” at 3 feet and 8.6 inches tall.

On January 14, 2011, over 30 Ontario wineries poured 27 liters of icewine into a four-foot-tall flute, successfully setting the pouring record.

This piece of luggage, which was introduced in China, has been certified as the world’s largest. It stands nearly six feet tall.

Milan Roskopf of Slovakia broke his own previous world record in June 2009 by juggling three motor saws 62 successful times in a row. His previous record was 35.

Pete Glazebrook looks lovingly at his prize-winning onion which weighed a stunning 17 pounds. It’s the Guinness World Record holder for heaviest onion and has held the title since September 2011.(Just look how happy this old man is with his onion :) )

Franz Paternosta holds up a Christmas tree bauble in the Bavarian glassblowing company Joska on December 17, 2008. The company produced the world’s biggest glass Christmas tree decoration with a diameter of 25.6 inches and a weight of 44 pounds.

In February 2013, 4,483 people hula-hooped for seven minutes at Thammasat University stadium on the outskirts of Bangkok, setting the Guinness World Record for most number of people simultaneously hula-hooping. .

China’s Jin Songhao set the Guinness World Record for the longest time spent in direct full body contact with snow in January 2011. His time was 46 minutes and seven seconds.

The largest jigsaw made of tents was constructed in Qingdao, Shandong province in China. It took around 900 tents to complete and is the first record of its kind.

Chris ‘The Duchess’ Walton holds the Guinness World Records for the longest fingernails. They measure 9 ft. 7 inches on her right hand and 10 ft. 2 inches on her left.

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