Man is by nature a winner. Therefore, people at various competitions seek to prove to themselves and those around them their advantage. But sometimes people set records, which seem, to say the least, strange. In this review, "a dozen" of the most incredible and ridiculous world records.
1. The largest number of candles extinguished "exhaust"
Gerard Jesse, Philippines
Filipino Gerard Jesse broke the world record by simply releasing gases. At the same time he managed to blow out 5 burning candles. In order to set a record, Jess used a tube, attached to the anal orifice, and the help of a very brave friend.
2. The strongest blow in the groin
Kirby Roy, USA
Kirby Roy is the owner of the most painful award in this list: he suffered the greatest blow in the groin. He managed not even to bend after hitting a force of about 500 kg, which was inflicted on him at a speed of 35.4 km / h by the American mixed martial arts fighter Justis Smith.
3. The loudest cry
Jill Drake, England
Although this “talent” can be rewarding, it’s still incredibly stupid.For six years, the record of the loudest scream held Annalisa Flannagan, a teacher from Northern Ireland. In 1994, it was entered into the Guinness Book of Records, shouting the word “Quiet!” With a power of 120.7 decibels, i.e. louder than a working jet engine. However, her record was eventually beaten by British teacher Jill Drake, who managed to shout out with a power of 129 dB.
4. The fastest bed dressing
Andrea Warner, England
English hotel manager Andrea Warner set a record for the fastest double bed, after just 74 seconds. During this time, she put a sheet on the mattress, tucked the blanket into a duvet cover, fastened it, tucked two pillows into pillowcases and put a decorative walkway over it.
5. The largest number of snails on the face
Fin Kecheler, United States
Why this was done, a mystery. 11-year-old American Fin Keheler from Utah on his birthday allowed friends and neighbors to cover his head with snails that stayed on it for 10 seconds. A video of this “record” was sent to the Guinness Book of Records, but there they refused to include such a useless achievement in the list of records.
6Cutting watermelons in time
Bipino Larkin and Ashrita Furman, USA
Sometimes one wonders how such strange achievements were included in the Guinness Book of Records. For example, to set the next record, you need to lay an assisting person on your back and chop as many watermelons as possible, which are placed on the stomach with an assistant, with the help of a machete. The current record (48 watermelons per minute) was set in 2012 by Bipin Larkin and Ashrita Furman in New York.
7. The man who ate the whole plane
Michel Lotito, France
Frenchman Michel Lotito earned the nickname "Mr. omnivorous." From adolescence, he had the strange ability to eat indigestible objects (bicycles, televisions and shopping carts). For this, he cut them into small pieces and washed down with mineral oil and water. It took him two years to gobble up a whole Cessna plane (1978-1980).
8. The biggest dog wedding
Jill Kobe, United States
Another stupid record was set in 2007. Jill Kobe officially registered at one time 178 marriages of dogs, which were brought together during the "express dating" before the ceremony.
9.Writing in numbers from one to a million
Forest Stewart, England
For many years, the determination to become a world record holder at least in something, overwhelmed Les Stewart. But he had no special talents, in addition to the ability to count and incredible perseverance. As a result, one of the most stupid world records of all time was born: Stewart typed the numbers from one to one million in words (that is, one, two, three, four ... nine hundred ninety nine thousand nine hundred ninety nine, one million). It took him sixteen years and seven months, as well as seven typewriters, one thousand ribbons and nineteen thousand eight hundred ninety sheets of paper.
10. Record holder for stupidity
Ashrita Furman, USA
American Ashrita Furman is honored to be called the “King of stupid records”. In fact, he got into the Guinness Book of Records for being the owner of the largest number of world records. They made 27,000 clowns, ran 1 mile, balancing a baseball bat on his arm and jumping on the world's smallest pogo stilts. Such strange "records" he set 551.