Most Bizarre Entries in the Guinness Book of World Records


The Top Ten

1 Biggest amount of metal eaten by a human (nearly 9 tons of metal)

I always wondered how he ate that. Not how he digested that, but the technique. Did he take a bite or did he cut a piece out of it and gulped it down? How were his insides not hurt by the hard metal? Did he "chew"? - Martin_Canine

His method was to break it into small pieces, he then drank mineral oil and continued to drink water while swallowing the metal bits. This acted as a lubricant to help the metal slide down his throat. He also had no problem "passing" his unusual diet. I think he didn't "chew" all bits but sometimes he did. - Metal_Treasure

Michel Lotito (1950-2007) was a French entertainer aka Monsieur Mangetout ("Mr Eats-All"). He deliberately consumed indigestible objects - metal, glass, rubber and other materials. Between 1959 and 1997 Lotito had eaten nearly 9 tons of metal. He began public performances at the age of 16.
His strange low-calorie diet included:
18 bicycles, a Cessna light aircraft, 15 supermarket shopping carts, 7 T.V. sets, 2 beds, 6 chandeliers, a computer, a coffin, and a pair of skis. He also consumed the brass plaque by the Guinness Book commemorating his abilities. The Cessna 150 took about 2 years to be "eaten" (1978 to 1980).
He didn't suffer injuries and died due to natural causes. He said, however, that bananas and hard-boiled eggs made him sick. He had an eating disorder known as pica. - Metal_Treasure

2 Longest fingernails

The longest fingernails belong to Ayanna Williams, 60, Texas - she has nails with a combined length of 227 inches (18 feet and 10.9 inches).
It took her around 20 years to break the 2018 Guinness World Record for the world’s longest fingernails for a female. - Metal_Treasure

3 Longest Eyelashes

Her name is You Jianxia, China: 4.9-inch lashes. - Metal_Treasure

4 Most slam dunks by a rabbit

Holland lop Bini netted seven in a minute (trained by Los Angeles-based owner Shai Asor). - Metal_Treasure

5 First man with an antenna implanted in his head

He's also the first recognized cyborg.

Finally a useful record... - Ananya

Neil Harbisson, 33, is colour-blind and had the antenna fitted to turn light into sound so he can "hear" colors as musical notes. - Metal_Treasure

6 Tallest high top fade

Record holder: Benny Harlem from New York - 3ft - Metal_Treasure

7 Longest legs

The longest legs belong to Ekaterina Lisina, 29, (Russia) - a former Russian basketball player.
Lisina holds two world records - the record for the woman with the longest legs, and for the tallest professional model - and will appear in the Guinness World Records 2018.
Legs: 132.8 cm (52.2 in)
Height: 2.06 m (6 ft 8.77 in)
The previous record holder in this category (longest legs) was also a Russian woman - Svetlana Pankratova (6ft 4 with legs measuring 4ft 4). - Metal_Treasure

8 Most mustard drunk in 30 secs

German Andre Ortolf has drunk 416g of mustard from a tube in 30 seconds. - Metal_Treasure

9 Shortest man

Rip short man

The shortest man is really short - 2ft 5 (73 cm). His name is He Pingping (China). He died at 21. - Metal_Treasure

10 Tallest dog

Great Dane Freddy is 7ft 6in on his hind legs (owned by Claire Stoneman of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex) - Metal_Treasure

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