10 Most Bizarre World Records

6/27/2007
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1
Eye-Popping Record

Claudio Pinto can pop both of his eyes 4 cm (about 1 and a half inch) or 95% out of their sockets. He's now aiming (poppin'?) for a world record.

Mr Pinto has undergone various tests and doctors say they have never seen or heard of a person who can pop the eyes as much as him. Mr Pinto, from Belo Horizonte, said: "It is a pretty easy way to make money. "I can pop my eyes out four centimetres each, it is a gift from God, I feel blessed."




2
World's Longest Fingernails

wenty seven years ago, Lee Redmond's life was too busy for beauty treatments, so she decided to cut corners and stop filing her nails. Now, 33 inches later, the Salt Lake City woman holds the world's record for longest fingernails: Astonishingly, she claims it does not hamper her efforts to cook, clean and look after her husband. But the extraordinarily long fingernails are a sight so bizarre, many feel they have to look away - and even Mrs Redmond admits her unsightly nails terrify children.


3
Typing to One Million

Les Stewart from Mudjimba, Australia, holds the world's record of typing all numbers from one to one million in words (not numbers). He began in 1982 and finished with the entry "one million" on November 25, 1998.

Seven manual typewriters, 1000 ink ribbons, 19,890 pages, 16 years and seven months later, he finished with the lines "nine hundred and ninety-nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine. ---one million."

When asked why he has undertaken this time consuming and repetitious task, Les says that he has little else to do now that he has been classed as an invalid, and can no longer work. Besides that, Les enjoys typing and used to be a police typing instructor before his sickness which meant his withdrawal from the force. Typing an average three pages a day with one finger since April 1982, Les said his secret was to type for 20 minutes on the hour, every hour



4
Most t-shirts worn at one time: 121

David Alexander wore 121 t-shirts to break the world's record of most t-shirts worn at one time! Alexander, who weighs 210 pounds shirtless, tipped the scale at 285 pounds in full garb.

Sharp spent roughly two hours wrestling the tees - which ranged in size from small to 8XL - over his friend's head and arms, calling out each number as they progressed, per Guinness rules. In 93 degree heat, Alexander sweat through the first 36 shirts. The duo had wondered why the previous record holder had stopped at 107. By 60, they understood: The necks grew tight, the shoulders constricting, and the sleeves so long that Alexander couldn't bend his elbows. It took 30 minutes and four guys with scissors to cut Alexander out of the cloth. All was documented on videotape, which the duo plans to send to Guinness to earn the official title.


5
World's Longest Diary


For twenty years, Robert Shields of Dayton, Washington, has kept a written record of absolutely everything that has happened to him, day and night. For no less than four hours each day, Shields holes himself up in the small office in his home, turns on his stereo, and types. His diary, at 35 million words, is believed to be the world's longest.

Shields did this from 1972 until 1996, when he was disabled by a stroke. Shown above is a page from the diary, showing what he did every 5 minutes interval!

6
1,016 Piercings in One Sitting

Robison, a Marseilles resident who graduated from Ottawa Township High School, originally planned to get 1,000 piercings, 400 more than the 600 that Kam Ma of Britain got in one sitting in 2002. But apparently the British record holder heard about what Robison was planning, because last week he broke his own record by getting pierced 1,015 times in one sitting.
That prompted Robison to increase the number of piercings he planned to get up to 1,200. But after experiencing the pain of hours of piercings all over his back and arms, he decided to settle for the world record and not go any further.
Before Saturday, Robison had 26 piercings on his body. After the record was set Saturday, 1,015 of his new piercings were removed, leaving one in his body — the record breaker.


7
World's Longest Eyebrow

Leonard Traenkenschuh of Port Townsend, Washington, has a 3 and a half inches eyebrow hair (and still growing!): Leonard has two – count 'em, two – hairs past that length. His longest strand is 3½ inches. “I didn't set out to grow a hair to set a record,” says the man who has lived in Port Townsend since 1980 and works at the hospital transcribing medical records. “This just happened.” Leonard, 56, has never been a particularly hairy person. He does not have a beard and does not have thick sideburns or a mustache. “I just have fertile brows,” he says.


8
World's Tallest Chocolate Skyscraper

Pastry chef Alain Roby got into Guiness World Records by making the world's tallest chocolate skyscraper: a 20-foot, 8-inch tall skyscraper made with a dark chocolate infrastructure and white chocolate windows. This 6.6 meter tall chocolate sculpture located in a toy shop in Manhattan, New York, is made entirely of more than 1,000 kg of chocolate. Modeled after Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building and Chrysler Building in the United States, its construction took Alain Roby more than 30 hours to complete. Guinness officials present at the scene have confirmed it as the world's tallest sculpture made from chocolate. This sets a new Guinness Record.


9
World's Largest Rubber Band Ball


Steve Milton of Eugene, Oregon, created this 4594-pound rubber band ball by using more than 175,000 rubber bands. It was certified as the world's largest by Guinness World Records officials during a weigh-in Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, in Chicago.


10
World's Biggest Cookie

Immaculate Baking Co. baked the world's biggest cookie in 2003. The cookie is about 100 ft. in diameter and 40,000 lb in weight (yes, that is a photo of the cookie taken from 100 feet above - the red speck is a guy standing in the center of the cookie!)

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