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10 of the Worlds Weirdest Records

Celebrating out of the normal behaviour is something us Betify nuts love. Daring and eccentric characters finding innovative ways to break the mold of normality give life all its colour, don’t you think?

So here’s a little tribute to the 10 weirdest world record-holders spicing up the Guiness Book of Records with their outlandish passions.

Do you know any weirder?

10. Fastest Dog on a Scooter

Norman the 3-year old sheep dog has ridden a scooter all by himself 98 feet in 30 seconds. Wait, that’s not a small man in a dog suit is it?

Nice one Norman!

 

9. Longest Fingernails

An American lady named Lee Redmond grew her fingernails for 27 years to 8.65 meters long – the length of 3 cars.

Despite their length and weight, she managed to get about daily life quite easily, apparently.

Just hope she wasn’t a typist!

8. Greatest Eyeball Pop

Do you remember the scene in Total Recall when Arnie falls down the hill on Mars, his helmet breaks and the vacuum of no air starts to pull his eyeballs out?

Well, apparently some people do that for fun and fame.

Kim Goodman can pop her eyeballs out 1.2 centimeters beyond her eye sockets!

7. Most Spoons Balanced On Face

Magneto is real! Canadian Aaron Caissie won the record for most spoons balanced on his face at 17 spoons.

This boy’s face must be magnetic.

Wait, if Magneto’s real, does that mean Wolverine is too? I’ll start investigating for anyone with most adamantium in bones.

6. Heaviest Train Pulled With Beard

It’s no big feat to pull a 3-ton train with something boring like your hands, is it? I mean, anyone can do that!

So this Spanish chap Ismael Rivas Falcon went one step further and pulled a train weighing just over 3 tons for ten meters using just his beard.

Proving we don’t have to worry any more about diesel running out in the future and our trains not running. We’ve got beard-power!

5. Heaviest Vehicle Pulled By Nipples

Talking of weird pulling records, the USA’s Sage Werbock pulled a whopping 988kg (just over 1 ton) vehicle for 20 meters with just his nipples.

Warning, you might want to just ignore this video – it’s too painful to watch!

4. Most T-Shirts Worn At One Time

How many t-shirts can you put on at once? 10? 15? Try 121!

David Alexander increased his body weight by one third while achieving this world record. Apparently he could barely breath, and just got stuck and unmovable in a giant solid wall of t-shirt.

And he sweated through 37 of them! That’s another record by itself, surely.

3. Most Piercings in a Lifetime

Come on, you knew there was a piercing one coming. So guess how many Brazilian / British restaurant owner Elaine Davidson has had.

I reckon you were a few short like my guess. It’s 4,225 times!

Now she has 192 in her face alone. And she works on making her appearance even more exotic with tattoos and colourful makeup.

Just keep her away from spoon-face magnet boy!

2. Furthest Distance Squirting Milk From Eye

If this guy serves you coffee in a café, I’d recommend not having any milk.

Turkey’s Ilker Yilmaz squirted milk from his eye 2.79 meters. After snorting it up his nose (of course).

I’m not sure if this record is weirder than: Milk Squirting From Eye – Fastest Time to Extinguish Five Candles. China’s Ru Anting put out 5 candles in 17 seconds. That’s some seriously weird, precision squirting!

1. Loudest Purr By a Domestic Cat

We started with a dog one, so here’s one for you cat-lovers.

Smokey the cat, reached a massive 67.7 dB in purring volume, when petted and fed ham. 67.7dB is as loud as a lawnmower! Apparently she does it all day long.

Just have a listen (earplugs required):

Found stranger world records than these?
Share them and let’s see!

Got Any Hobbies as Bizarre as These?

We love the outlandish and extreme.

Who doesn’t like to just be odd, and poke fun at the world every now and then? And why not do it with your hobbies – like this random, kooky bunch of eccentric people

What hobbies bring the bizarre into your life, and get funny looks from the neighbors? Come on, you can share with us… (we won’t tell anyone).

To get your ideas flowing, here are five truly bizarre and surprisingly popular hobbies:

5. Extreme Dog Grooming

Dog grooming? Boring! Try extreme dog grooming.

This is the hobby for people who always wanted to own a mini-tiger, or a buffalo, perhaps an elephant, a peacock or a four-legged alien punk rocker. But you’ve only got a dog and those exotic animals are so expensive and illegal to get hold of.

So a big sub-culture of dog owners has come up with the solution to this problem – ‘extreme dog grooming’.

Check out these hilarious examples. My favorite’s the Ninja Turtle dog, although I would’ve gone with Michelangelo myself:

4. Guerrilla Gardening

Picture your typical gardener. I’m guessing you’re seeing a quiet, elderly, law-abiding man, pottering around among his shrubs.

But those crazy gardeners aren’t as meek and well-behaved as they seem. When night falls, they could garden anywhere. There’s no stopping them!

Guerilla gardening is a growing trend for sneaking onto property that’s not yours and gardening away.

Weeding, grooming, planting flowers. Public land or someone else’s garden, they just don’t care. If your garden’s a mess, watch out – you might just wake up one morning and it’s all pretty and weeded!

3. News Raiding

Hahaha, this one’s hilarious!

Definitely one of the hardest hobbies to follow, apart from maybe something like snow leopard-riding. News Raiding is simply appearing in the background of as many live news reports as you can.

Only one man is the master – Paul Yarrow – appearing in over 100 news reports and becoming news himself. God knows how he does it. Take a look at Paul ‘The Newsraider’ in action:

2. Yarn Bombing

Giving knitting a slightly cooler image (slightly), you might have seen the results of this pleasing-to-the-eye if not bizarre hobby around your town.

Yarn bombing makes urban areas look like they’ve been terrorized by a group of old age pensioner graffiti artists.

It’s not generally treated as harshly as graffiti, being only temporary and removable whenever someone feels like it, and because it’s just, well… knitting. Surely that can’t ever be illegal, can it?

Here’s an example of a girl yarn bombing a train:

1. Extreme Ironing

This bizarre hobby hits number one because it’s swept the world and become a large and popular sport – despite being damn weird!

Basically, the sport name says it all. You break out your ironing board and iron away in the strangest places you can think of. The middle of a freeway, while abseiling down a waterfall, while surfing, on a mountaintop while the ironing board is on fire.

Who said ironing was boring!?

We especially love this one because of the competitive challenge element. Check out what these badass ironers are doing to try and win:

Do you know any really bizarre, weird and outlandish hobbies? Do you do any? Don’t be shit, let us know!