What’s the Weirdest World Record?
From face spoons to a really really old man, here are 10 answers to the question, “What are the weirdest world records?”
- The Most Spoons Balanced on the Face
- The Most Walnuts Cracked By Hand in One Minute
- The Most Cockroaches Held in the Mouth
- The Most Burpees in 24 Hours
- The Largest Ball of Human Hair
- The Largest Cup of Coffee
- The Largest Serving of Guacamole
- The Most Snails On the Face
- The Longest Mustache
- The World’s Longest Living Man!
The Most Spoons Balanced on the Face
The weirdest world record has to be The Most Spoons Balanced on a Face. Dalibor Jablanovic, who balanced 31 spoons on his face in front of an astonished Guinness judge, achieved this incredible challenge.
The record required a great deal of concentration and skill, as well as good facial alignment and a steady hand. The achievement is the most remarkable of all the spoons-related records out there and is truly an amazing feat that deserves applause!
Natalia Brzezinska, Marketing and Outreach Manager, PhotoAiD
The Most Walnuts Cracked By Hand in One Minute
The world records can be weird, surprising, and sometimes just plain strange. Stefano Guglielmetti holds one of the strangest records from Italy—he set a record for the most walnuts cracked by hand in one minute. He cracked an incredible 128 walnuts in just 60 seconds!
Dan Koehl holds another wacky record, a Canadian who set the world record for the most beer bottles opened in one minute. He could open an astonishing 18 bottles in only 60 seconds!
These are just some weird and wonderful records set over the years.
Aviad Faruz, CEO, FARUZO
The Most Cockroaches Held in the Mouth
There are many weird world records out there, but one that stands out as particularly strange is the world record for “most cockroaches held in the mouth.” A man named Ricky Lim holds the current record, who fit 17 live Madagascar hissing cockroaches in his mouth for 10 seconds on September 23, 2008. They achieved this record in Jakarta, Indonesia, and officially recognized it by the Guinness World Records. Avoid holding cockroaches in one’s mouth, as cockroaches can carry diseases and other harmful bacteria.
Nely Mihaylova, Content Executive, Scooter Guide
The Most Burpees in 24 Hours
Burpee exercises are a great way to get in shape quickly, combining squat thrusts, push-ups, and jumps. However, the most burpees in 24 hours are perhaps the most unusual world record. Joe Reverdes of the US set the record on July 10, 2022, completing an incredible 10,856 burpees in 24 hours.
This remarkable feat shows his strength, endurance, his unwavering dedication, and hard work. Joe’s achievement is a testament to the power of the human mind and spirit, proving that anything is possible with the right mindset.
Burak Özdemir, Founder, Online Alarm Kur
The Largest Ball of Human Hair
One of the weirdest world records I know is the largest ball of human hair. Its author is Steve Warden from Ohio, who named his hairy “baby” Hoss. The colossal hairball weighs 102.12 kg (225.13 lbs), which is equivalent to 15 bowling balls. Warden runs a hair salon where he, at the urging of his children, collected his clients’ cut hair for 13 years.
Hefty Hoss ended up in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” museum in Orlando and the Guinness Book of World Records.
Agata Szczepanek, Community Manager, LiveCareer
The Largest Cup of Coffee
Undoubtedly, one of the weirdest world records is the one for creating the largest cup of coffee. In 2019, a South Korean company crafted a gigantic coffee cup that measured 3,487.6 liters and stood over 3 meters tall and 2.6 meters wide.
To put it into perspective, the cup was as tall as a two-story building, and the width measure was about the size of a compact car. Creating this epic cup of joe required an astounding 5,000 coffee beans and a whopping 22,000 liters of water, which was brewed using a custom-made machine that took over 7 hours to fill the cup.
Karolina Turowska, Community Manager, US Passport Photo
The Largest Serving of Guacamole
One of the weirdest world records is the largest serving of guacamole, which was achieved in 2018 in Mexico. A team of chefs prepared a whopping 2,669.5 kg (5,885 lb) of guacamole, using over 25,000 avocados, setting the record.
They then placed the enormous serving on a table that measured over 100 meters (328 feet) in length, making it the longest guacamole table in the world as well. Thousands of people could enjoy free samples of the food and watch the record-breaking achievement. This food-related world record will remain unbroken for a long time!
Rob Smith, Head Chef, Your Private Chef
The Most Snails on the Face
There are many weird and unusual world records out there, so it’s hard to pick just one. But the weirdest world record is the world record for the most snails on the face. In 2019, Fin Kehler from Germany broke the record by balancing 43 live snails on his face for at least 10 seconds.
Jeff Tse, Co-Founder, CrazeCosplay
The Longest Mustache
I recently found out about a truly one-of-a-kind world record held by Ram Singh Chauhan of Rajasthan, India. He has the longest mustache in the world, measuring an impressive 14 feet long! I couldn’t believe it when I first heard this and had to do more research to make sure it was legitimate. It is certainly one of the weirdest records out there and I’m in awe at how dedicated he must be to maintaining such magnificent facial hair!
Johar Inam, Project Manager, Solar Panel Installation
The Longest Living Man
The weirdest world record is held by a man from Japan named Chitetsu Watanabe. He is the oldest living man in the world at 112 years old and holds the Guinness World Record for the oldest living man in existence. Watanabe credits his longevity to eating sweets and having a positive attitude.
Amy Lee, Medical Advisor, Nucific
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