People tend to look for ways to express themselves. Usually a person tries to do what no one before him could do. Jump higher, run faster or throw something farther than others. This human desire is expressed very well in sports: we love to set new records and enjoy watching others do it.
However, the number of sports disciplines is limited, and the number of diverse human talents is infinite. The exit has been found. In 1953, an unusual book was released. It contained world records in various spheres of human life, as well as outstanding natural values. The book was published by order of the Irish brewing company Guinness. That’s why it’s called the Guinness Book of Records. The idea to publish such a book came up with one of the company’s employees, Hugh Beaver. He considered that it would be simply necessary for patrons of beer pubs, during their endless disputes about everything in the world. The idea turned out to be very successful.
Since then, it has become extremely popular. People tend to get on the pages of this book, it practically guarantees fame and popularity. It can be added that the book is published annually, its circulation is huge. Only the Bible, the Koran and Mao Zedong’s quotation book are issued in large numbers. Some of the records that people tried to set were dangerous for their health and could lead to unfortunate consequences. Therefore, the publishers of the Guinness Book of Records stopped registering such achievements.
We have put together a list for you that includes most unusual Guinness World Records.
- Georgian Lasha Patareya managed to move a truck that weighed more than eight tons. The thing is, he did it with his left ear.
- Manjit Singh dragged a double-decker bus 21 meters away. The rope was tied to his hair.
- Japanese hairdresser Katsuhiro Watanabe also holds the record. He made himself the tallest mohawk in the world. The height of the hairstyle reached 113,284 centimeters.
- Jolene Van Vugt drove the longest distance on a motorized toilet. The speed of this vehicle was 75 km/h. After that, she got into the Guinness Book of Records.
- Chinese artist Fan Yang created the world’s largest soap bubble, which could fit 183 people.
- Japanese Kenichi Ito set a world record for the speed of overcoming a hundred meters on four limbs. He managed to run this distance in 17,47 seconds.
- Germany’s Maren Zonker from Cologne was the fastest in the world to run a distance of 100 meters in fins. It took her only 22,35 seconds.
- John Do managed to have sexual intercourse with 55 women in one day. He starred in pornographic films.
- A woman named Houston had 1999 sexual acts in ten hours in 620.
- The longest sexual intercourse lasted fifteen hours. This record belongs to movie star May West and her lover.
- The woman who gave birth to the largest number of children was a Russian peasant woman, the wife of Fyodor Vasilyev. She was the mother of 69 children. The woman gave birth to twins sixteen times, triplets were born to her seven times, and four times she gave birth to four children at once.
- During one birth, Bobby and Kenny McCoughty had the most children. Seven babies were born at once.
- Peruvian Lina Medina gave birth to a child at the age of five.
- Today, the Great Dane Zeus, who lives in the US state of Michigan, is considered the largest dog in the world. The height of this giant is 1,118 meters. He lives in an ordinary house in the town of Otsego and is not too inferior in growth to his owners.
- Trouble is the tallest cat in the world. Her height is 48,3 centimeters.
- Another native of Michigan, Melvin Booth, boasts the longest nails. Their length is 9,05 meters.
- A resident of India, Ram Sing Chauhan, has the longest mustache in the world. They reach a length of 4,2 meters.
- Coonhound dog named Harbor has the longest ears in the world. At the same time, the ears have different lengths: the left one is 31,7 centimeters, and the right one is 34 centimeters.
- The world’s largest chair was built in Austria, its height exceeds thirty meters.
- The largest violin in the world is made in Germany. It is 4,2 meters long and 1,23 meters wide. You can play on it. The length of the bow exceeds five meters.
- The owner of the longest tongue is Briton Stephen Taylor. Its length is 9,8 centimeters.
- The smallest woman lives in India, her name is Jyote Amge and her height is only 62,8 centimeters. This is due to a very rare bone disease – achondroplasia. The woman just turned eighteen. The girl lives a normal full life, she studies at the university and is proud of her tiny growth.
- The smallest man is Junrei Balawing, his height is only 59,93 centimeters.
- Turkey is home to the tallest man on the planet. His name is Sultan Kosen and he is 2,5 meters tall. In addition, he has two more records: he has the largest feet and hands.
- Michel Rufineri has the widest hips in the world. Their diameter is 244 centimeters, and a woman weighs 420 kilograms.
- The world’s oldest twins are Marie and Gabrielle Woudrimer, who recently celebrated their 101st birthday at a Belgian nursing home.
- The Egyptian Mustafa Ismail has the largest biceps. The volume of his hand is 64 centimeters.
- The longest cigar was made in Havana. Its length was 43,38 meters.
- A Czech fakir, Zdenek Zahradka, survived after spending ten days in a wooden coffin without food or water. Only a ventilation pipe connected it to the outside world.
- The longest kiss lasted 30 hours and 45 minutes. It belongs to an Israeli couple. All this time they did not eat, did not drink, but only kissed. And after that they got into the Guinness Book of Records.
We have listed only a small part of the records officially registered in the book. In fact, there are several thousand of them and they are all very curious, funny and unusual.