World’s Strangest

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Cartoonist Makes World’s Largest Hand Drawn Maze–But He May Not Get into the Record Books

Joe Wos, a cartoonist, has long desired to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. As he neared his fortieth birthday, he formulated a specific record that he could set: the world’s largest hand drawn maze. Wos approached Guinness with his idea: Guinness accepted Mr. Wos’s proposal on condition that it be 10 square meters, [...]

11 Tips for Growing the World’s Longest Mustache

Image credit: Guinness World Records While an everyday ‘stache might gain you a cult following or a cameo on Reno 911, a truly magnificent mustache could catapult you into the Guinness Book of World Records. Here are eleven tips to help you grow the world’s longest mustache, including tricks from the current record holder himself. [...]

New Thanksgiving Tradition: The World’s Biggest Disco

If you’ve had enough family togetherness for one holiday and you’re looking for a reason to get out of the house, boy, do we have a great option for you. Well, if you leave near Buffalo, New York, anyway. Every Saturday after Thanksgiving, Buffalo is home to the World’s Largest Disco. With 7,000+ people, it doesn’t [...]

Dietribes: Lobster Tales

• Lobster love goes back a long way (1605 marks the first recorded lobster catch), while the creatures were more than plentiful in the 17th and 18th centuries. But originally these sea creatures were consider pauper’s food – there are stories of indentured servants having it written into their contracts that they could not be served [...]

World’s Largest Smiley Face Made of People

2,226 people assembled at a park in Mahwah, New Jersey, to form the largest smiley face composed of human bodies. This is nearly triple the current record, which was set earlier this year in Croatia: Though officials from the Guinness Book of World Records were not on site, photos and counts from the night will be [...]

World’s Most Expensive Ice Cream Planned for Royal Wedding

Colin Bleasdale, an ice cream maker in Lancashire, UK, hopes to be entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for an ice cream concoction that he is making for the upcoming British royal wedding: Mr Bleasdale, who teaches art at Larches House in Preston, said: “The ice cream will resemble a wedding posy that will [...]

Green Machine for Adults

The Green Machine was a classic toy from the 1970s. It steered from the rear using levers, thus allowing riders to make very sharp turns. Parker Brothers Choppers built this Green Machine for adults. It’s powered by an 80 cubic inch Harley-Davidson engine and steers from the rear, just like the original. “We had a Green [...]

The Quick 10: The Insurance Policies on 10 Famous Body Parts

While most of us insure rather mundane things – lives, houses, cars – there’s a certain populace who make livings based on very specific body parts and need financial protection in case the ability to earn that living is ever taken away. Hey, you’d probably insure your hair too if you had the luscious locks [...]

The Hottest Chilli In The World Grown in Cumbria

Chilli farmer Gerald Fowler has officially grown the hottest chilli in the world – in a greenhouse in Cumbria. Gerald Fowler, a full-time chilli farmer for five years, crossed three of the hottest varieties to produce the fiercest pods known to man. His Naga Viper rates an astonishing 1,359,000 on the Scoville scale, which measures heat by [...]

At the Libraries: Librarian Hobbies

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something fun going on in your local library, leave us a comment! The latest in unnecessary, likely-to-be-ruinous children’s adaptations: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. This pro-green film will be voiced by Danny DeVito, who doesn’t exactly scream “child-friendly” to [...]