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The 23 Weirdest World Records
1 FASTEST TALKER: In 1995, Canadian Sean Shannon recited Hamlet's "To be or not to be" soliloquy, 260 words, in 23.8secs.
3 HIGHEST SHALLOW DIVE: In January, Danny Higginbottom of Louisiana dived 8.90m into 30cm of water.
4 BREATH HELD VOLUNTARILY: The USA's Robert Foster held his breath for 13mins 42.5secs in 1959.
5 LONGEST TIME TO ENDURE FULL BODY ICE CONTACT: Wim Hoff of the Netherlands stood in an ice cube-filled tube for 1hr 17mins in January.
6 MOST CONSECUTIVE POGO-STICK JUMPS: In 1990, Gary Stewart did 177,737 in California.
8 MOST ONE-FINGER PUSH-UPS: In 1992, Paul Lynch performed 124 in London.
9 OLDEST PERSON TO LOOP THE LOOP: In 1998, Adeline Ablitt, 95, did a glider loop over Leicestershire.
11 WALKING - GREATEST DOCUMENTED LIFETIME MILEAGE: Between 1969 and 2000, Arthur Blessitt of Florida, USA, walked 34,501 miles on seven continents while carrying a 3.7-metre cross.
12 HAIRIEST FAMILY: Mexicans Victor and Gabriel Ramos Gomez have 98% of their bodies covered in fur.
13 HIGHEST G-FORCE ENDURED VOLUNTARILY: 82.6g for 0.04secs by Eli L Beeding Jr of the USA in 1958. He spent three days in hospital afterwards.
14 LONGEST ATTACK OF HICCUPS: Charles Osborne of the USA - 1922 to 1990.
18 MOST LIGHTNING STRIKES SURVIVED: Roy C Sullivan from Virginia, USA, was struck for the seventh time in 1977.
21 MOST FEET SNIFFED: In a 15-year career, Madeline Albrecht sniffed 5,600 feet while working for footcare experts Dr Scholl in the USA.
24 FASTEST SPEED DRAGGED BEHIND A MOTORBIKE: Gary Rothwell of Liverpool was dragged at 156mph on 2mm titanium-soled boots in 1999.
26 HEAVIEST TRAIN PULLED WITH BEARD: Ismael Rivas Falcon of Spain pulled a 6,069lb train in 2001.
29 ORANGE NOSE PUSH: Alistair Ross pushed an orange with his nose along Brighton seafront for a mile last year.
32 MOTIONLESS: In 1997, Om Prakash Singh of India stood still for 20hrs, 10mins and 6secs.
39 MOST RATTLESNAKES HELD IN MOUTH: Jackie Bibby of the USA held eight live snakes by their tails for 12.5secs in 2001.
40 FASTEST TIME TO TYPE A MILLION: Between 1982 and 1998, Aussie Les Stewart typed the numbers one to one million in words.
41 LONGEST JOKE-TELLING MARATHON: In 1992, Mike Heeman of the USA cracked 12,682 in 24hrs.
42 BLINDFOLDED SPEED RECORD: Briton Mike Newman hit 164.87mph on a motorbike in Wiltshire last year.
43 LONGEST TIME ON ONE FOOT: Arulanantham Suresh Joachim of Sri Lanka balanced for 76hrs, 40mins in 1997.
45 LONGEST TONGUE: Britain's Stephen Taylor has a tongue measuring 9.4cm from the tip to the centre of his closed top lip.
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number 3---gigantic set of stones. nearly 30 feet into 30 cms of water. f that
This post was edited by JeezGuy 21 months ago
how does one person get struck by lightning 7 times!?!? You could be trying to get struck and still fail.
Its a good question but its a totally random thing whereas most of those others are set by people who actually decided to attempt the record. rolling an orange with your nose. really?
Wonder what the dude was doing to achieve 82g's
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I happen to know the story on that guy. He was a park ranger in Virginia, so he was outdoors in the weather a lot. The story I read was that he would carry a bucket of water in the bed of his truck since his hair always seemed to catch fire when he got struck. You have to think that somewhere in his mind, whenever he heard thunder in the distance that maybe he might want to find another line of work. I also think of this guy when some politician starts talking about federal employees being overpaid.
Do not see any one breaking the strike out record or the RBI record in the Majors any time soon.
Could totally do #9
I was amazed that Kenny G held a single note continuously for 45 minutes.
He said it took him 20 years to develop a technique where he breathes in and out at the same time. I watched the last minute of that record and he didn't have to stop. He just got bored.
As did everyone else.
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