Top 25: The Weirdest World Records

World | | September 18, 2011, 6:09 pm
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Seventy-four scuba divers dance to set the world record for an underwater dance class at Sydney's Olympic Park Aquatic Centre October 27, 2006. The divers were required to dance simultaneously for ten minutes to set the record, with the event also raising money for charity. REUTERS/David Gray

Seventy-four scuba divers dance to set the world record for an underwater dance class at Sydney's Olympic Park Aquatic Centre October 27, 2006. The divers were required to dance simultaneously for ten minutes to set the record, with the event also raising money for charity. REUTERS/David Gray

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Israeli Yitzhak Yazdanpana poses with a cucumber that grew in his garden in Petah Tikva near Tel Aviv June 30, 2009. Yazdantana said on Tuesday that he hopes the 118 cm (about 46.5 inches) cucumber will be entered into the Guinness Book of World Records. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen

Israeli Yitzhak Yazdanpana poses with a cucumber that grew in his garden in Petah Tikva near Tel Aviv June 30, 2009. Yazdantana said on Tuesday that he hopes the 118 cm (about 46.5 inches) cucumber will be entered into the Guinness Book of World Records. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen

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A Pygmy Marmoset (Callithrix pygmaea) is seen at a primate rescue and rehabilitation center near Santiago August 3, 2010. The Pygmy Marmoset, known as the world's smallest monkey and under danger of extinction, was confiscated after being found inside the clothes of a Peruvian citizen during a highway police check at the northern city of Antofagasta, some 1367 km (849 miles) of Santiago. Picture taken August 3, 2010. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

A Pygmy Marmoset (Callithrix pygmaea) is seen at a primate rescue and rehabilitation center near Santiago August 3, 2010. The Pygmy Marmoset, known as the world's smallest monkey and under danger of extinction, was confiscated after being found inside the clothes of a Peruvian citizen during a highway police check at the northern city of Antofagasta, some 1367 km (849 miles) of Santiago. Picture taken August 3, 2010. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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Thrillseekers take part in a world record-breaking nude rollercoaster ride, to raise money for Southend Hospital's breast care unit, at an amusement park in Southend-on-Sea, southeast England August 8, 2010. Participants, who loaded into the carriages 40 at a time, broke the previous world record of 32 naked riders on a theme park ride. A total of 102 riders turned up to ride without clothing. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Thrillseekers take part in a world record-breaking nude rollercoaster ride, to raise money for Southend Hospital's breast care unit, at an amusement park in Southend-on-Sea, southeast England August 8, 2010. Participants, who loaded into the carriages 40 at a time, broke the previous world record of 32 naked riders on a theme park ride. A total of 102 riders turned up to ride without clothing. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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Lebanese Shi'ite sheikh Hassan al-Zayyat marks punctuation on Koranic verses that he had hand copied on 100x70 cm (39x28 inch) pages in his village of Tayr Dibba, southern Lebanon, August 30, 2010, aspiring to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest handwritten Koran. Zayyat's project will fill 309 pages by the end of the year, after four years of painstaking work. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Lebanese Shi'ite sheikh Hassan al-Zayyat marks punctuation on Koranic verses that he had hand copied on 100x70 cm (39x28 inch) pages in his village of Tayr Dibba, southern Lebanon, August 30, 2010, aspiring to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest handwritten Koran. Zayyat's project will fill 309 pages by the end of the year, after four years of painstaking work. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

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Runners dressed in inflatable Sumo costumes take part in a charity 5km (3 miles) run at Battersea Park in London June 19, 2010. Organisers claimed a new world record for a mass Sumo suit gathering at the annual event. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Runners dressed in inflatable Sumo costumes take part in a charity 5km (3 miles) run at Battersea Park in London June 19, 2010. Organisers claimed a new world record for a mass Sumo suit gathering at the annual event. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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South African surfers take to the water in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the highest number of riders on a single wave at Muizenberg in Cape Town, September 26, 2010. The surfers posted an unofficial tally of 95 riders standing on a single wave for more than five seconds but failed to beat the record of 110. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

South African surfers take to the water in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the highest number of riders on a single wave at Muizenberg in Cape Town, September 26, 2010. The surfers posted an unofficial tally of 95 riders standing on a single wave for more than five seconds but failed to beat the record of 110. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

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An Indian man swallows worms to set a new Guinness world record in the southern Indian city of Madras November 15, 2003. The man swallowed 200 worms in 20.22 seconds and broke the current record of 94 night crawlers in 30 seconds set by Mark Hogg of America in 2000. REUTERS/Ananthakrishnan

An Indian man swallows worms to set a new Guinness world record in the southern Indian city of Madras November 15, 2003. The man swallowed 200 worms in 20.22 seconds and broke the current record of 94 night crawlers in 30 seconds set by Mark Hogg of America in 2000. REUTERS/Ananthakrishnan

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Mexican workers prepare the largest sandwich in the world, in the main Zocalo square in Mexico City, April 24, 2004. The sandwich, weighing 3,178 kg (6,991 pounds), was made by Mexican company Bimbo in conjunction with McCormick, Fud, Chalet and Petalo Jumbo. It was certified by Guinness Book of World Record officials today. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexican workers prepare the largest sandwich in the world, in the main Zocalo square in Mexico City, April 24, 2004. The sandwich, weighing 3,178 kg (6,991 pounds), was made by Mexican company Bimbo in conjunction with McCormick, Fud, Chalet and Petalo Jumbo. It was certified by Guinness Book of World Record officials today. REUTERS/Henry Romero

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Newlyweds Zhenya Semenov and Natasha Semenova kiss as they stand in front of Ukraine's longest column of wedding cars in Kiev April 7, 2007 Ukraine's Book of Records registered the column consisting of 62 cars as the longest ever to accompany a bride and groom on their wedding day. REUTERS/Vladimir Sindeyev

Newlyweds Zhenya Semenov and Natasha Semenova kiss as they stand in front of Ukraine's longest column of wedding cars in Kiev April 7, 2007 Ukraine's Book of Records registered the column consisting of 62 cars as the longest ever to accompany a bride and groom on their wedding day. REUTERS/Vladimir Sindeyev

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People stand together as they create the biggest human smiley in the world on the Zagreb main square May 6, 2011. As many as 768 Croats managed to create the biggest human smiley breaking the Guinness World Record. The previous record involved 551 participants and was reached in the Latvian capital of Riga. REUTERS/Nikola Solic

People stand together as they create the biggest human smiley in the world on the Zagreb main square May 6, 2011. As many as 768 Croats managed to create the biggest human smiley breaking the Guinness World Record. The previous record involved 551 participants and was reached in the Latvian capital of Riga. REUTERS/Nikola Solic

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Septuagenarian Isobel Varley poses during 'II Expotatoo' tattoo fair in Gijon, northern Spain, May 15, 2009. Varley, who was born in 1937, is the most senior tattooed woman in the world according to the Guinness World Records. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

Septuagenarian Isobel Varley poses during 'II Expotatoo' tattoo fair in Gijon, northern Spain, May 15, 2009. Varley, who was born in 1937, is the most senior tattooed woman in the world according to the Guinness World Records. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

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Student chefs stand next to a big cheesecake in Mexico city January 25, 2009. The cheesecake which weighs more than 2 tons and has diameter of 2.5 meters, set a new Guinness World Record. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

Student chefs stand next to a big cheesecake in Mexico city January 25, 2009. The cheesecake which weighs more than 2 tons and has diameter of 2.5 meters, set a new Guinness World Record. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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Here's our pick for the top 25 weirdest world records.
In this photo : Brazilian Elaine Davidson, who holds the Guinness world record for being the woman with the greatest number of body piercings - 1903 altogether - pokes her finger through her tongue at the Tate Modern art gallery in London, November 11, 2003. The gallery held an event on Tuesday to mark the release of the 100th millionth copy of the Guiness World Records books. REUTERS/Lee Besford

Here's our pick for the top 25 weirdest world records. In this photo : Brazilian Elaine Davidson, who holds the Guinness world record for being the woman with the greatest number of body piercings - 1903 altogether - pokes her finger through her tongue at the Tate Modern art gallery in London, November 11, 2003. The gallery held an event on Tuesday to mark the release of the 100th millionth copy of the Guiness World Records books. REUTERS/Lee Besford

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Alexandr Belozor paints on the bottom of the Black Sea near Yalta, during an attempt to create the largest underwater painting August 5, 2010. Belozor, 47, successfully created a 70 by 100 centimetres painting underwater while witnessed by a representative from Ukraine's national book of records. The record will be sent to the Guinness World Records for validation. REUTERS/Mihail Semyenov

Alexandr Belozor paints on the bottom of the Black Sea near Yalta, during an attempt to create the largest underwater painting August 5, 2010. Belozor, 47, successfully created a 70 by 100 centimetres painting underwater while witnessed by a representative from Ukraine's national book of records. The record will be sent to the Guinness World Records for validation. REUTERS/Mihail Semyenov

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A couple kisses in front of Budapest's Parliament during an attempt to break a Guinness record for simultaneous kissing June 9, 2007. Hungarians broke the world record for simultaneous kissing on Saturday when more than 6,400 couples joined lips for a few seconds at a party outside the country's parliament, the organisers said. REUTERS/Karoly Arvai

A couple kisses in front of Budapest's Parliament during an attempt to break a Guinness record for simultaneous kissing June 9, 2007. Hungarians broke the world record for simultaneous kissing on Saturday when more than 6,400 couples joined lips for a few seconds at a party outside the country's parliament, the organisers said. REUTERS/Karoly Arvai

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