The Guinness Book of World Records has been keeping a record of the most insane and awesome achievements from all over the world. Where there is a record for everything from the largest cake to the largest number of people singing in a group, it’s a never-ending list. Where there are many people who have made some of the weirdest records. So, Top10 unknowns has compiled a list of 10 of the weirdest world records
10 – Largest (Only) Airplane Eater
Unimaginable, how a person can eat a plane? It’s one of the most weird world records, isn’t it? With a knack for eating things that would make a grown man cringe, including razor blades, light bulbs, and glass bottles, Michel Lotito holds the world record for eating the largest airplane. To be fair, however, he also holds the world record for the ONLY person to eat an airplane. With a stomach lining twice as thick as the average man’s, Lotito spent two years dismantling and eating a Cessna 150 in the early 1990s. Although he had to take a lot of it apart with a sledgehammer and an acetylene torch, he bit most of the glass windows right off the plane, chewed them up, and swallowed them. So far, no one else has dared to top his record.
9 – Most Live Rattlesnakes Held In Mouth
Jackie Bibby has, since 2009, held the world record for the most live rattlesnakes held in his mouth. In front a live audience, Bibby held 11 fully grown rattlesnakes by the rattle for 10 seconds using nothing but his mouth. Unbelievably, he was not bitten at all.
8 – Longest Fingernails
This is an unbelievable and one of the most weird world records. Chris Walton, known to her fans as “The Duchess”, holds the world record for the longest fingernails. Currently 47, Walton just up and decided to stop cutting her nails 19 years ago. Claiming to have only lost a nail once while fixing her car, Walton’s nails now collectively measure 10 feet and 2 inches on her left hand and 9 feet and 7 inches on her right hand.
7 –Most Naked People On A Roller Coaster
This is an eye-catching and one of the most weird world records. When thrills and chills are at the top of the night’s agenda, it just doesn’t get much better than the world record for the most naked people on a roller coaster. 102 riders set this record on August 8th, 2010 in Southeast England. To this day, no group has been able to beat this record. To be fair, though, the biggest challenge, other than finding 103 people who WANT to be naked on a roller coaster, is finding a theme park that will let them do it.
6 – Longest Ear Hairs
Talk about being unhygienic but still manage to hold a world record and this one wins the title. Shridhar Chillal is known to have extraordinarily long fingernails, and his nails have a combined length of 909.6 centimeters (358.1 inches). Chillal’s longest single nail is his thumbnail, measuring 197.8 centimeters (77.87 inches). Well, how did he manage to grow his fingernails so long? That’s because he stopped cutting his nails in 1952.
5 –Most Worms Eaten In A Minute
What’s gross than super long fingernails, man eating worms. Yes, you read that right! John Peter looks like just another 20-something guy, until you realise what his mid-day snack is. His diet consists of a breakfast of dosa and earthworms, a dinner of Dal and dragonflies, and 10 or 20 lizards for a mid-day snack. He holds Guinness World Record for most earthworms eaten in a minute.
4 –T-shirts removed while heading a football
Yes, by football they mean soccer ball. Apparently this is what some people use their soccer skills for when they can’t make it professionally. Who knew? The record is 21 shirts and is held by Marcelo Ribeiro da Silva of Brazil. If you don’t have the soccer skills to break this record, or would rather put shirts on than take them off, you could go for the record of most T-shirts worn at once. The current record of 257 might be tough to surpass, though.
3 –Loudest purr by a domestic cat
If all of the cat lovers out there were feeling left out, don’t be. There’s also a record for your pet to break, as long as they don’t have a problem audibly expressing their love for you. The loudest purr recorded by a domestic cat is 67.7 dB, which is held by Smokey. According to the Guinness World Record website, “Smokey is a domestic cat and achieved its record in its home, where it felt relaxed and happy. Accessories used during the record attempt include a grooming brush, slices of ham and stroking by hand.”
2 –Longest distance pulled by a horse
This one may just take the cake for the most bizarre. Neither part of this record—being dragged by a horse or being set on fire—seems at all appealing. Maybe this just goes to show the lengths people will go to get their name in this book. The record distance is 472.8 meters (1151 feet 2 inches), achieved by Halapi Roland of Hungary.
1 – Full body ice contact endurance
No offense to this record setter or anyone else who may attempt this in the future, but anyone who has spent a winter somewhere with snow should know how stupid this idea is. I suppose if you can put all thoughts of frostbite and hypothermia aside … nope, it’s still pretty crazy! This record is held by Wim Hof of the Netherlands for spending 1 hour, 52 minutes, 42 seconds in direct, full body contact with ice. Hof (in the above video) was also featured in the Discovery Channel’s Extraordinary People series.