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10 Strange and Unusual World Records: From Longest Fingernails to Tallest Dog

10 Strange and Unusual World Records: From Longest Fingernails to Tallest Dog
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Are you looking for information on the weirdest world records? Look no further! In this article, we will be discussing 10 of the most bizarre and unusual world records, including the longest fingernails, tallest dog, and largest collection of vacuum cleaners. We’ll also be exploring the stories behind these records and the people who set them.

Whether you’re a fan of the Guinness World Records or just curious about the limits of human achievement, this article is sure to be an interesting read. So without further ado, let’s dive into some of the weirdest world records out there!

1. Longest Fingernails

The Guinness World Record for the longest fingernails belongs to Shridhar Chillal, an Indian man whose nails on his left hand measured a total of 9.8 meters in length when he cut them in 2017. He had not cut his nails since 1952 and grew them out for over 66 years. His longest nail, on his thumbnail, measured over two meters in length. He had to take special care of his nails to prevent them from breaking and would often have to have custom-made shoes and gloves.

2. Tallest Dog

The tallest dog on record is Zeus, a Great Dane from Otsego, Michigan, who measured 111.8 cm (44 in) from paw to shoulder. Zeus weighed around 155 lbs and ate around 12 cups of food per day. He was recognized as the tallest dog by the Guinness World Records in 2012.

3. Largest Collection of Vacuum Cleaners

The largest collection of vacuum cleaners belongs to James Brown (UK) and consists of 322 models as of 31 October 2012, housed at Mr. Vacuum Cleaner, in Heanor, Derbyshire, UK, and in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, UK.

4. Most Spoons are Balanced on the Face

The record for the most spoons balanced on the face belongs to Dalibor Jablanovic, a Serbian performer who managed to balance a total of 23 spoons on his face in 2013. He achieved this feat by using a combination of facial muscles and saliva to hold the spoons in place. Jablanovic has been performing feats of strength and endurance for over 20 years and has set multiple world records.

5. Longest Ear Hair

A retired teacher from India, named Antony Victor has set Guinness World Record for unbroken longest-ear hair. Mr. Victor has hair sprouting from the center of his outer ears that measures 18.1 centimeters (7.12 inches) at its longest point. He holds the world record for having the world’s longest ear hair since 2007.

6. Largest Hands

The record for the largest hands belongs to Brahim Takioullah, a Moroccan man who has a hand span of 28.5 cm (11.22 in). Takioullah’s hands are so large that he has to have custom-made gloves and shoes to accommodate them. Despite his unusual size, Takioullah leads a normal life and works as a teacher.

7. Most Piercings

The record for the most piercings belongs to Rolf Buchholz, a German man who has a total of 453 piercings, including 158 on his face alone. Buchholz, who works as a computer specialist, has been piercing his body for over 20 years and has no plans to stop anytime soon.

8. Heaviest Watermelon

The record for the heaviest watermelon belongs to Chris Kent, a farmer from Tennessee, USA, who grew a watermelon that weighed a staggering 350.5 lbs in 2013. Kent used a combination of special fertilizers and careful watering techniques to achieve this feat. The watermelon was so large that it had to be transported in the back of a pickup truck.

9. Most People Hula Hooping at the Same Time

The record for the most people hula hooping at the same time belongs to a group of students at the University of Massachusetts, who managed to get 2,492 people hula hooping simultaneously in 2012. The event was organized as a fundraiser for a local children’s hospital and required months of planning and coordination to pull off. The students used a combination of social media and outreach to local schools to recruit participants and managed to break the previous record by over 1,000 people.

10. Largest Human Mattress Dominoes

The largest human mattress dominoes consists of 2,019 people and was achieved by Globo Comunicação e Participações S.A. and Ortobom (both Brazil) at Riocentro, in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 6 August 2019.

In conclusion, the Guinness World Records is a fascinating source of information about some of the most unusual and remarkable achievements and feats of human strength and endurance.

From the longest fingernails and tallest dog to the largest collection of vacuum cleaners and the heaviest watermelon, these records showcase the incredible diversity of human experience and capabilities.