Guinness World Records
10 bizarre world records to smile, marvel or shake your head
What do goat yoga, dog hair and lots of cheese have in common? They are just a few examples of how unusual world records can be.
The world records that are about to come are not actually creative fantasies. They are the reality of those who created them. Because in the big wide world, there are an incredible number of people and therefore also an incredible number of things where they are the best. We threw ourselves into the vast archive of world records and selected a few gems. Here are things that make you smile, wonder or shake your head.
1. Most cups in one hand
Villa San Giovanni, Italy: In January 2021, Rocco Mercurio holds 25 cups in one hand. Unusual world records are a real hobby for the Italian. Among other things, he holds the title for filling the most ice floes in one minute (22), the most simultaneously turned coins (7) and the most poker chips on one finger – namely 200 chips! We really want to know how long he has been training for those records.
2. Most rubber ducks
USA: Since 2011, Charlotte Lee has officially held the record for the largest collection of rubber ducks. At the time of writing, there were 5,361 different rubber ducks. She has been collecting the cute toys since 1996 and has her own duck room for her darlings where they can be seen in glass showcases. It is still unknown if a room is still enough.
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The largest ball of dog hair
In April 2012 in Austin, Texas, organizers are creating the heaviest ball made of dog hair. 8,126 brushed dogs make the 91 kilo ball possible. Veterinarians were present at the admission from the United States to monitor the performance under the Animal Welfare Act. The organizer of the event was the organization “Texas Hearing and Service Dogs”.
4. Most cheeses on a pizza
Germany, 2018: 288.6 g cheese – 2.6 g pr. How many cheese varieties does it give on the Italian classic? I agree! 111 pcs. The reason for the small amounts was that the dough was only a few inches larger than a regular pizza. The delicious pizza variant included Leicestershire Red, Emmental, Comté or Mozzarella. According to tasters, each bite tasted different. Unfortunately, the record did not last long. In 2021, France won the title. Three people in Lyon set the new world record with 834 types of cheese on a pizza.
5. Most people who take bracelets
Anyone unfamiliar with the Kneipp culture in parts of Germany is unlikely to be able to relate to this record in the first place. For the participants in the festival week in Bad Wörishofen, the name says it all. In 2011, on the occasion of Pastor Sebastian Kneipp’s 190th birthday, 1,135 people went in arm baths at the same time. For this purpose, bracelets were set up at an altitude of 1,050 meters, where school children, children and adults immersed themselves for 15 seconds. Sebastian Kneipp is considered the German ancestor of healing methods with water. In 1848 he became ill with pulmonary tuberculosis, but healed himself by immersing himself in the Danube. The reason for the method, which was quite new at the time, is said to have been the book “Lessons on strength and forcing fresh water into human bodies, especially the sick when using it internally and externally” by Johann Siegmund Hahn. Since then, Kneipp therapy in cold water has been a common method of spa stays throughout Germany.
6. The oldest DJ
During the day she is the boss of a restaurant – at night she is the DJ. Sumiko Iwamuro did not take a DJ course until he was 77. Since 2018, she has been considered the oldest DJ in the world. At the time, she was 83 years old. The music she spins as DJ Sumirock in Tokyo is popular with young people in the popular Shinjuku district. In early 2022, a portrait of the now 85-year-old DJ Sumirock appears in the Netflix series “Asia at Midnight”.