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30 Strangest World Records Ever Set; You Won't Believe Exist

World | Reuters | April 9, 2018, 9:00 pm
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 Jack Tsonis and Lindsay Morrison attempt to break the world record for the longest handshake in Sydney. The pair chose the United Nations' International Day of Peace for the record attempt and are also raising money for charity. (Image: Reuters)

Jack Tsonis and Lindsay Morrison attempt to break the world record for the longest handshake in Sydney. The pair chose the United Nations' International Day of Peace for the record attempt and are also raising money for charity. (Image: Reuters)

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 The world's shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi greets the tallest living man Sultan Kosen to mark the Guinness World Records Day in London. Kosen measuring 251cm towers over Dangi who is only 54.6cm tall. The Guinness World Records celebrates its 60th edition of the annual records book. (Image: Reuters)

The world's shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi greets the tallest living man Sultan Kosen to mark the Guinness World Records Day in London. Kosen measuring 251cm towers over Dangi who is only 54.6cm tall. The Guinness World Records celebrates its 60th edition of the annual records book. (Image: Reuters)

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 Japanese fashion designer Kazuhiro Watanabe, who holds the world record for the

Japanese fashion designer Kazuhiro Watanabe, who holds the world record for the "Tallest Mohawk," poses for a photographer at a media event held by the Guinness World Records to launch their 2013 book edition in New York. According to the Guinness World Records, Watanabe's do stands at 3 feet 8.6 inches. (Image: Reuters)

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 This trolley case has been certified as the world's largest by the Guinness World Records which measures 175cm (5ft 9in) by 115cm (3ft 9.3in) by 46cm (1ft 6.1in) thick. (Image: Reuters)

This trolley case has been certified as the world's largest by the Guinness World Records which measures 175cm (5ft 9in) by 115cm (3ft 9.3in) by 46cm (1ft 6.1in) thick. (Image: Reuters)

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 Jyoti Amge,19, from Nagpur, India, is measured by a Guinness World Record official on top of the Empire State Building in New York. Standing 24.7 inches tall, Amge has held the title of the

Jyoti Amge,19, from Nagpur, India, is measured by a Guinness World Record official on top of the Empire State Building in New York. Standing 24.7 inches tall, Amge has held the title of the "Shortest Living Woman" since her 18th birthday on December 16, 2011. (Image: Reuters)

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 111-year-old Alexander Imich holds a Guinness World Records certificate recognizing him as the world's oldest living man during an interview with Reuters at his home on New York City's upper west side. Dr Imich, who holds a PhD in Zoology, was born in Poland on February 4, 1903, fled Poland when the Nazis took over in 1939, survived a slave labour camp in Russia and moved to the United States in 1951 where he became an author on parapsychology. (Image: Reuters)

111-year-old Alexander Imich holds a Guinness World Records certificate recognizing him as the world's oldest living man during an interview with Reuters at his home on New York City's upper west side. Dr Imich, who holds a PhD in Zoology, was born in Poland on February 4, 1903, fled Poland when the Nazis took over in 1939, survived a slave labour camp in Russia and moved to the United States in 1951 where he became an author on parapsychology. (Image: Reuters)

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 Trainer Robert Mistler boosts cyclist Robert Marchand of France next to trainer Magali Humbert-Perret during his attempt to set a world record for cycling non-stop for one hour, in the over 100- year old category, at the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) velodrome in Aigle. Marchand, born November 26, 1911, cycled 24.251 km (15 miles) around the 200-metre indoor track to set the record. (Image: Reuters)

Trainer Robert Mistler boosts cyclist Robert Marchand of France next to trainer Magali Humbert-Perret during his attempt to set a world record for cycling non-stop for one hour, in the over 100- year old category, at the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) velodrome in Aigle. Marchand, born November 26, 1911, cycled 24.251 km (15 miles) around the 200-metre indoor track to set the record. (Image: Reuters)

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 A staff member pulls a record-breaking thinnest latex condom during a news conference in Hong Kong. AONI, a Hong Kong-funded brand, won the Guinness World Records last year for its AONI ultra-thin 001 natural rubber latex condom. The world's thinnest latex condom has an average thickness of 0.036 mm (0.001417 inches). (Image: Reuters)

A staff member pulls a record-breaking thinnest latex condom during a news conference in Hong Kong. AONI, a Hong Kong-funded brand, won the Guinness World Records last year for its AONI ultra-thin 001 natural rubber latex condom. The world's thinnest latex condom has an average thickness of 0.036 mm (0.001417 inches). (Image: Reuters)

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 Actors pose with gym equipment on what the Guinness World Records bills as the world's largest 3D painting, at Canary Wharf in London. British artist Joe Hill's creation measures in excess of 1120 square metres (12,000 square feet), breaking records for the longest and largest surface area 3D painting, according to Guinness. (Image: Reuters)

Actors pose with gym equipment on what the Guinness World Records bills as the world's largest 3D painting, at Canary Wharf in London. British artist Joe Hill's creation measures in excess of 1120 square metres (12,000 square feet), breaking records for the longest and largest surface area 3D painting, according to Guinness. (Image: Reuters)

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 Workers roll a rubberband ball to a scale for certification of weight during a Guinness Book of World Records official weigh-in in Chicago. The 4,594 pound (2,084 kg) ball beat the previous record of 3,120. (Image: Reuters)

Workers roll a rubberband ball to a scale for certification of weight during a Guinness Book of World Records official weigh-in in Chicago. The 4,594 pound (2,084 kg) ball beat the previous record of 3,120. (Image: Reuters)

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 Septuagenarian Isobel Varley poses during 'II Expotatoo' tattoo fair in Gijon, northern Spain. Varley, who was born in 1937, is the most senior tattooed woman in the world according to the Guinness World Records. (Image: Reuters)

Septuagenarian Isobel Varley poses during 'II Expotatoo' tattoo fair in Gijon, northern Spain. Varley, who was born in 1937, is the most senior tattooed woman in the world according to the Guinness World Records. (Image: Reuters)

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 Jin Songhao drinks beer as he sits in snow during a cold endurance performance in Yanji, Jilin province. Jin set the Guinness record for the longest time spent in direct full body contact with snow with a time of 46 minutes and seven seconds, local media reported. (Image: Reuters)

Jin Songhao drinks beer as he sits in snow during a cold endurance performance in Yanji, Jilin province. Jin set the Guinness record for the longest time spent in direct full body contact with snow with a time of 46 minutes and seven seconds, local media reported. (Image: Reuters)

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 Beekeeper She Ping is covered with bees during a challenge to break the world record in Chongqing Municipality. She Ping, 32, broke the world record on Wednesday by covering his body with 33.1 kilograms of bees (about 331,000 bees), overtaking the last world record of 26.8 kilograms of bees which was attempted by a Jiangxi province beekeeper Ruan Liangming in 2008, local media reported. (Image: Reuters)

Beekeeper She Ping is covered with bees during a challenge to break the world record in Chongqing Municipality. She Ping, 32, broke the world record on Wednesday by covering his body with 33.1 kilograms of bees (about 331,000 bees), overtaking the last world record of 26.8 kilograms of bees which was attempted by a Jiangxi province beekeeper Ruan Liangming in 2008, local media reported. (Image: Reuters)

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 The Guinness World Record flute of ice wine is poured by Jeff Hundertmark of Marynissen Estate Winery and Barry Katzman of Mike Weir Wines as Ed Madronich, chairman of the Wine Council of Ontario looks on, as part of the Niagara Icewine Festival in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Over 30 Ontario wineries poured twenty-seven litres of icewine into a four-foot-tall flute, setting a new record, local media reported. (Image: Reuters)

The Guinness World Record flute of ice wine is poured by Jeff Hundertmark of Marynissen Estate Winery and Barry Katzman of Mike Weir Wines as Ed Madronich, chairman of the Wine Council of Ontario looks on, as part of the Niagara Icewine Festival in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Over 30 Ontario wineries poured twenty-seven litres of icewine into a four-foot-tall flute, setting a new record, local media reported. (Image: Reuters)

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Chris "The Duchess" Walton shows off her Guinness world record holding fingernails outside the New York Public Library in New York. Her nails measure 10 feet 2 inches on her left hand and 9 feet 7 inches on her right hand that she has been growing for 18 years. (Image: Reuters)

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 The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate is unveiled at the Serendipity-3 restaurant in New York after Guinness World Records researchers determined the $25,000 frozen hot chocolate was the most expensive dessert in the world. (Image: Reuters)

The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate is unveiled at the Serendipity-3 restaurant in New York after Guinness World Records researchers determined the $25,000 frozen hot chocolate was the most expensive dessert in the world. (Image: Reuters)

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 Women dressed in bikinis pose for a photographer on Sydney's Bondi Beach. 1010 bikini clad women posed on Australia's iconic beach, setting a Guinness world record for the largest swimsuit photo shoot. (Image: Reuters)

Women dressed in bikinis pose for a photographer on Sydney's Bondi Beach. 1010 bikini clad women posed on Australia's iconic beach, setting a Guinness world record for the largest swimsuit photo shoot. (Image: Reuters)

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 A girl runs to take pictures of fishes in the Resorts World Sentosa's S.E.A. Aquarium in Singapore. The aquarium, which houses more than 80,000 animals of over 800 species in 42.8 million litres of water, is on Monday the official record holder of two Guinness World Records - for the world's largest aquarium and for the world's largest acrylic panel in its Ocean Gallery, according to local media. (Image: Reuters)

A girl runs to take pictures of fishes in the Resorts World Sentosa's S.E.A. Aquarium in Singapore. The aquarium, which houses more than 80,000 animals of over 800 species in 42.8 million litres of water, is on Monday the official record holder of two Guinness World Records - for the world's largest aquarium and for the world's largest acrylic panel in its Ocean Gallery, according to local media. (Image: Reuters)

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 Freddy Nock from Switzerland balances on the ropeway of a cable car leading on Germany's highest mountain, the 2,962 metre (9,718 feet) Zugspitze, near the southern Bavarian resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Nock balanced on the 995 meters long rope to break his own world record, as part of a charity event. (Image: Reuters)

Freddy Nock from Switzerland balances on the ropeway of a cable car leading on Germany's highest mountain, the 2,962 metre (9,718 feet) Zugspitze, near the southern Bavarian resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Nock balanced on the 995 meters long rope to break his own world record, as part of a charity event. (Image: Reuters)

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 Grower Pete Glazebrook poses for photographers with his onion weighing 17lb 15.5oz (8.150kg), that now holds the world record holder for being the heaviest onion, at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England. The show marking its 100th year, has introduced a giant vegetable class for the first time. (Image: Reuters)

Grower Pete Glazebrook poses for photographers with his onion weighing 17lb 15.5oz (8.150kg), that now holds the world record holder for being the heaviest onion, at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England. The show marking its 100th year, has introduced a giant vegetable class for the first time. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man looks at the largest mosaic made of corks created by Albanian artist Saimir Strati in Tirana. Strati glued 229,764 corks of various shapes and colours over a plastic banner measuring 12.94 metres by 7.1 metres to make the art-piece

A man looks at the largest mosaic made of corks created by Albanian artist Saimir Strati in Tirana. Strati glued 229,764 corks of various shapes and colours over a plastic banner measuring 12.94 metres by 7.1 metres to make the art-piece "Romeo with a crown of grapes playing the guitar while dancing with the sea and the sun". He worked 14 hours a day for 28 days and completed his project. (Image: Reuters)

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 Franz Paternosta holds up a Christmas tree bauble in the glassblowing company Joska in Bodenmais near Deggendorf. The company produced the world's biggest glass Christmas tree decoration with a diameter of 65 centimetre and a weight of 20 kilogram. (Image: Reuters)

Franz Paternosta holds up a Christmas tree bauble in the glassblowing company Joska in Bodenmais near Deggendorf. The company produced the world's biggest glass Christmas tree decoration with a diameter of 65 centimetre and a weight of 20 kilogram. (Image: Reuters)

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 Samat Hasan, a 24-year-old stuntman from Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, walks on a tightrope in Zhangjiajie. Walking on a 700-metre-long (2,300 ft) rope with a 3.1-centimetre (1.2 inches) diameter and set at a 39-degree gradient, Hasan successfully broke the Guinness World Record for aerial tightrope walking after failing in a previous attempt, local media reported. (Image: Reuters)

Samat Hasan, a 24-year-old stuntman from Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, walks on a tightrope in Zhangjiajie. Walking on a 700-metre-long (2,300 ft) rope with a 3.1-centimetre (1.2 inches) diameter and set at a 39-degree gradient, Hasan successfully broke the Guinness World Record for aerial tightrope walking after failing in a previous attempt, local media reported. (Image: Reuters)

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 The media surrounds a five-room flat made of regular beer mats as the creation is destroyed by its designer and builder Sven Goebel in Vogelsang near the western German town of Schleiden. Organisers said the 21-year-old, who already owns several beer mats records in the

The media surrounds a five-room flat made of regular beer mats as the creation is destroyed by its designer and builder Sven Goebel in Vogelsang near the western German town of Schleiden. Organisers said the 21-year-old, who already owns several beer mats records in the "Guinness Book of Records", on Sunday set a new world record by building a flat from about 300,000 beer mats. The flat was dismantled to show that it is not held together by anything. (Image: Reuters)

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 Salsa dancer Paddy Jones from Britain performs with her Spanish partner Nicko during an exhibition at the International Salsa Congress in Lima. Jones, 76, holds the Guinness Record for the oldest salsa dancer in the world. (Image: Reuters)

Salsa dancer Paddy Jones from Britain performs with her Spanish partner Nicko during an exhibition at the International Salsa Congress in Lima. Jones, 76, holds the Guinness Record for the oldest salsa dancer in the world. (Image: Reuters)

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 The world's longest cigar that stretched 268 feet 4 inches (81.8 metres), or most of the length of a football field, is seen in Havana. Resting on tables, it sprawled through El Morro, an old Spanish fort overlooking Havana Bay, where Cuba is holding its annual International Tourism Fair. The cigar, once it is officially accepted by Guinness World Records in London, will eclipse the previous record cigar of 148 feet 9 inches (45.38 metres), both rolled by Jose Castelar Cairo, better known as

The world's longest cigar that stretched 268 feet 4 inches (81.8 metres), or most of the length of a football field, is seen in Havana. Resting on tables, it sprawled through El Morro, an old Spanish fort overlooking Havana Bay, where Cuba is holding its annual International Tourism Fair. The cigar, once it is officially accepted by Guinness World Records in London, will eclipse the previous record cigar of 148 feet 9 inches (45.38 metres), both rolled by Jose Castelar Cairo, better known as "Cueto". (Image: Reuters)

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 The world's steepest roller coaster

The world's steepest roller coaster "Takabisha" with a free falling angle of 121 degrees is seen at Fuji-Q Highland amusement park in Fujiyoshida, west of Tokyo. According to the amusement park, the roller coaster is registered as the world steepest roller coaster in the Guinness World Records and cost about 3,000,000,000 Japanese Yen ($37, 000, 000) to build. The new attraction will be opened to public from July 16. (Image: Reuters)

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 Guinness World Record holder for the 'Most Pierced Man', Rolf Bucholz of Germany, poses showing some of his 453 piercings in Dortmund. (Image: Reuters)

Guinness World Record holder for the 'Most Pierced Man', Rolf Bucholz of Germany, poses showing some of his 453 piercings in Dortmund. (Image: Reuters)

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 Villagers perform the annual

Villagers perform the annual "dragon march" to celebrate the Lantern Festival in Gutian township, Fujian province. According to local media, the traditional march, usually performed during Lantern Festival, has a history of more than 200 years. The marching dragon, made of paper and bamboo and connected by wood planks, set the new Guinness World Records of the longest parade float with 791.5 meters, according to local media. (Image: Reuters)

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 Thaneshwar Guragai spins a basketball on a toothbrush while holding the toothbrush in his mouth for exactly 22.41 seconds to break the last Guinness record of 13.5 seconds set by Thomas Connors of U.K, in Kathmandu. (Image: Reuters)

Thaneshwar Guragai spins a basketball on a toothbrush while holding the toothbrush in his mouth for exactly 22.41 seconds to break the last Guinness record of 13.5 seconds set by Thomas Connors of U.K, in Kathmandu. (Image: Reuters)