When we speak of world records, the first thing that comes to mind is an astonishing feat performed by someone who, for years, trained to become the very best in that chosen field. That said person had devoted long periods of time and ruthless energy just so they could achieve what others can not. Comes 21st century, that definition of world record just flies out the window. Gone are the days when one needed excruciating days of training to achieve such stardom or recognition- often, you just need to have a creative mind to think of something others have not. Or, surpass just a ridiculous feat performed by someone from the past. These people have devoted their free time (in fact, too much) to achieve these great achievements, or crazy gimmicks if you prefer, in order to entertain and achieve these crazy, outright weird world records. Read on!
1. World’s Largest Onion
Grower Pete Glaze holds the record for the weird world record for having the world’s heaviest onion at 17 lbs 15.5 oz (8.150)
2. Human Magnet
Etibar Elchiyev broke his own Guinness World Record by breaking his past record of “Most spoons on a human body.” He now possess the new record of 53 metal spoons magnetized to his body.
3. Most Simultaneous Chess Games
Battling 525 opponents in one day, Israeli grandmaster Alik Gershon holds the Guiness World Record for simultaneous chess games.
4. Sushi Mosaic
By using a total of 20, 647 sushi pieces, it made up a 37-squared meter space for the weird world record of the largest sushi mosaic in Hong Kong on January 18, 2014.
5. World’s Largest Suitcase
Certified as the world’s largest by Guinness World Records, this suitcase measures 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) by 115 cm (3 ft 9.3 in) with a thickness of 46 cm (1 ft. 6.1 in.) The suitcase pegged the record during the 100th Chinese Export Commodities Fair in Guangzhou on October 15, 2006.
6. Card Stacking
The Eiffel Tower model made up of a stack of 75,000 cards was built by Bryan Berg in order to hold the weird world record for card stacking.
7. Egg Balancing
Brian Spots currently holds the world record for egg balancing by managing to balance 439 eggs.
8. Nike Shoes
Jordan Michael Geller currently holds the amazing and outright weird world record of owning the most pair of sneakers. He owned a total of 2,500 pairs, all but eight are Nikes.
9. Tallest Mohawk
Kazuhiro Watanabe, a Japanese fashion designer, holds the record for the “Tallest Mohawk” measuring a whopping 3 feet and 8.6 inches.
10. Biggest Rubber Ball
The colossal rubber ball, weighing 4,594 pounds made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for being the heaviest and biggest rubber band ball.
11. Longest Cigar
Stretching a total of 268 feet 4 inches (81.8 meters,) it spans almost the length of an entire football field. The cigar, rolled by Cuba’s own Castelar Cairo, holds this astounding yet weird world record for the world’s longest cigar. This is an attempt to break his previous record of a cigar with the length of 148 feet 9 inches (45.38 meters)
12. Pumping Carving
Thousands of carved pumpkins attempt to make a new world record for having the most jack-o’-lanterns on display at the Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival in Highwood, Illinois on October 18, 2013.
13. Largest Omellete
110,000 eggs and 432 liters of oil later, an omelette weighing 6 tonnes attempted to become the world’s weird record for being the largest omelette ever cooked. This successful attempt broke the previous record weighing just 3.625 tonnes. The current record is held by The Turkish Egg Producers Association.
14. No Smoking Sign
Bicol University, Philippines- thousands of Filipinos, as seen from this aerial shot, attempts to create the world’s largest no-smoking sign. Apart from their attempt at the weird record, it’s also a way of raising social awareness about the dangers of smoking.
15. Tallest Lego Tower
Measuring 30,222 meters and beating the previous record by only 25 centimeters, this monumental Lego Tower completed in front of Oslo City Hall was created purely from Lego bricks and is now the world’s tallest Lego tower.
16. Most Sky Lanterns
15, 185 sky lanterns simultaneously lights the night at the University of the Philippines Visayas Footbal field in Miagao Town, Iloilo province on May 24, 2013. People took part in the magnificent event to participate in a successful attempt to beat the Guinness Book of World Records for the having the most number of sky lanterns simultaneously being lit up.
17. Largest Sandwich
Zocalo Square, Mexico City- Weighing at a whopping 3,178 kg (6,991 pounds) the worlds largest and, without a doubt, weird world record for the largest sandwich was certified by the Guiness Book of World Records.
18. Most People Hula Hooping
As shown in the photo below, people take part in an attempt to break the Guinness world record for the most number of people hula hooping simultaneously. 4, 483 people took part in the 7 minute attempt and achieved a new record. It is also an event organized to promote public exercise and good health.
19. Most Violins Played
Oleksandr Bozhyk, a Ukranian violinist, broke the record for most violins played at the same time for playing four violins simultaneously and broke yet another weird world record.
20. Snow Endurance
Jin Songhao playfully enjoys his beer as he sits in snow during his attempt to set a new weird world record for the longest time spent, full direct body that is, in contact with snow. He spent a total of 46 minutes and seven seconds in the freezing snow.