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!