It seems these days that people will do anything to get into the Guinness World Record books if the bizarre world record holders below are anything to go by. From the freaky to the downright scary, these records will make you wonder about the sanity of some people.
What bizarre world records would you break in order to get yourself into the Guinness World Record books?
1. Most toilet seats broken by your head in one minute
Apparently the answer to how many toilet seats can be broken by a human head in a minute is 46. The title is held by Kevin Shelley of the United States. We can only wonder how he discovered his talent.
2. The man with the most trainers in the world
This bizarre world record holder claimed his title for having over 2,500 pairs of trainers – nearly all of which are Nike trainers. Jordan Michael Geller must really, really like his trainers.
3. Heaviest weight lifted by the human tongue
You have to REALLY want to get into the Guinness World Record book in order to train for this bizarre world record. Who exactly wants to weight-train their tongue? Nevertheless, Thomas Blackthorne has trained himself to lift 12.5kg with his tongue.
4. The record for cutting melons on someone’s stomach
Would you let someone near you stomach with a melon and a machete? No, us neither. However, brave Australian Celia Curtis is happy to sacrifice her stomach to her partner Jim Hunter. Their Guinness World Record of 25 melons cut in a minute is pretty impressive.
5. The dog who balances a glass of water while taking steps
Yes, you read that correctly, someone had indeed trained their dog to balance a cup of water on its head. Sweat Pea is the holder of this bizarre world record with 10 steps.
6. Being dragged from a horse while on fire
If you want to be the king of the bizarre world records then you’ll need to beat Halapi Roland, who is the nutter who holds the record for distance dragged by a horse while on fire. He managed 472.8 metres and we can only imagine the bruises he gained.
7. The domestic cat with the loudest purr
We’ve all heard of Grumpy Cat, but have you heard of Smokey? He has the loudest purr on a cat at 67.7db. You probably won’t want this Guinness World Record holder sleeping in your bed if you want a good night’s sleep, though.
8. Most apples crushed by a bicep in a minute
Another bizarre world record where we wonder how the person discovered their weird talent, Linsey Lindberg from California currently holds the record with 8 apples crushed in a minute. You won’t want to leave your fruit near her.
9. The largest collection of comic books
A collection that any nerd would die for, this collector has just under 95,000 unique items. Bob Bretall of California holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest nerd at the moment.
10. Longest usable golf club
Because what the world needed was a really massive golf club, didn’t it? This 14-foot-5-inch long golf club can drive a ball over 542 feet, which is pretty impressive if still bizarre.
11. Longest human tongue
We suppose Nick Stoeberl didn’t choose to have this bizarre world record, but that doesn’t stop his tongue being very freaky. How does he keep it in his mouth comfortably??