Sir Hugh Beaver, managing director of the Guinness Brewery, came to the idea to create a book of trivia while he was on a hunting trip in the 1950s. Eventually, that idea became a “Guinness Book of World Records,” and in order to honor it, we have compiled a small list of the most peculiar records ever.
#1 Most Big Macs Consumed in a Lifetime
American Donald A. Gorske was consuming Big Macs on a daily basis for 40 years. He ate his 26,000th McDonald’s Big Mac on October 11th, 2012.
#2 Oldest Male Stripper
The American Bernie Baker, a former real-estate agent, got into stripping in 2000 at age 60. He entered into this to get in shape and overcome prostate cancer. Baker has even managed to win 40 contests. Unfortunately, he died in 2007 at the age of 66.
#3 Most Canned Drinks Opened by a Parrot in One Minute
Zac The Macaw, a parrot from the picture has managed to open 35 cans in one minute in San Jose, California, on January 12, 2012. A strange record, yes.
#4 Longest Kiss Ever
Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat have managed to have the longest kiss ever – it lasted 58 hours, 35 minutes, and 58 seconds. This couple from Thailand made this record in 2013.
#5 Largest Collection of Rubber Ducks
Charlotte Lee (USA) holds the most peculiar record of owning 5,631 different rubber ducks. This strange feat was recorded on 10 April 2011.
#6 Longest Moustache
Ram Singh Chauhan is a man that boasts a 14-feet mustache. Chauhan’s facial hair was measured in Rome in 2010.
#7 Longest Fingernails Ever on a Woman
For 30 years, Lee Redmond from the US was growing her nails out to the record-holding 28 feet, 4.5 inches. This was recorded in 2008. “I started to grow my nails in 1979 … it was kind of a challenge to myself to see how far they would go before they started twisting out of shape,” she said. During a car accident in 2009, her nails snapped off.
#8 Most Apples Held in Own Mouth and Cut by Chainsaw in One Minute
Now this one is weird… London-based performance artist Johnny Strange cut eight apples in one minute with a chainsaw in October 2013 in South Yorkshire, UK.
#9 Largest Hairy Family
Victor “Larry” Gomez, Gabriel “Danny” Ramos Gomez, Luisa Lilia De Lira Aceves, and Jesus Manuel Fajardo Aceves are the Mexican family who suffers from congenital generalized hypertrichosis. All those who suffer from this condition have excessive facial and torso hair. Larry and Danny currently perform in the Mexican National Circus, and their family has also assisted scientists in studying this rare condition.
#10 Longest Tongue on a Dog
A Pekingese called Puggy possesses the longest tongue in the world. At the time, its licker was 4.5 inches long. The measurement was taken in 2009 when Puggy was 9-year old.