World’s Strangest

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The Most Bowling Strikes Scored in One Minute

(Video Link) Last year, in Gainesville, Florida, Chad McLean bowled nine strikes in one minute, clinching a Guinness World Record. He didn’t score a strike on all of his throws, but he did on most of them. -via Yababoon

Massive Mayan Temple Sculpture Made Out Of Chocolate

This amazing chocolate sculpture was created by pastry chef Francois Mellet, who broke a Guinness world record by using over nine tons of the sweet brown stuff to build this awesome Mayan temple. The subject is Kukulkan pyramid from Chichen Itza, Mexico, and Francois was very particular about making this piece perfect: Extensive planning and research set [...]

Records That Guinness World Records Won’t Accept

Would you like to set a Guinness World Record? Read Guinness’s instructions first, because there are certain achievements that it won’t recognize, including: We do not accept any claims for beauty as it is not objectively measurable. We do not currently recognise ‘gluttony’ records whereby people consume mass amounts of food. Due to the medical [...]

Watch, Live, as Almost Nothing Happens

From Wikimedia Commons: Picture of the Pitch Drop Experiment from University of Queensland featuring the current (2007) custodian, John Mainstone (picture taken in 1990), two years into the life of the 8th drop. On what is quite likely the most boring webcam ever, you can stare in rapt dumb awe as a drop of Australian pitch [...]

The Largest Car Loop the Loop in the World

(Video Link) Kids, keep practicing with your skateboard and the plywood ramp that you made. Someday, you could top this accomplishment by Li Yatao. Last September, he defied gravity by driving a Lotus in a circular loop forty-two feet across. In doing so, Yatao set a new Guinness World Record. Link -via DVICE

Master Parallel Parker

(Video Link) The driver does it on a busy street, unlike the controlled circumstances of the current the Guinness World Record holder. He lightly bumps the car in the rear many times, but I’ve been told that in some cities the “love tap” is considered socially acceptable. -via Jalopnik

This Guy Holds More than 100 Guinness World Records

Trying to set the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to Hula Hoop 10k? You’re going to have to beat Ashrita Furman. Most jelly eaten in one minute, blindfolded with no hands? That’s Ashrita’s territory. Think you’re pretty good at spitting champagne corks? Probably not as good as Ashrita. Mr. Furman, a 56-year-old Queens, N.Y. [...]

The World’s Fastest Couch Can Go 101 MPH

(Video Link) On Monday, Glen Sutton did something most men only get to dream about: driving a couch faster than anyone else ever has. He set a Guinness World Record by driving a couch equipped with a 1400 cc motorcycle engine up to 101 miles per hour. This shattered the previous record of 92 miles per [...]

13 Dogs Jumping Rope at the Same Time

(Video Link) Uchida Geinousha of Japan holds the Guinness World Record for having the most dogs jump rope at the same time. She’s trained thirteen dogs to leap at just the right moment. Link -via Christopher Jobson

The World’s Shortest Man

Move over, Edward Nino Hernandez, there’s a new smallest man in town. Junrey Balawing of Zamboanga del Norte, who turns 18 today, measures only 24 inches from head to foot lying down and just over 23 inches standing up. Balawing, the eldest of four siblings, is not only the shortest living man, but the shortest living [...]