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Top 25: The Weirdest World Records

  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • 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
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • 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
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Guitarists hold their guitars at a stadium in Shillong, the capital of India's northeastern state of Meghalya, October 26, 2007. Hundreds of guitarists played Bob Dylan's "Knocking on Heaven's Door" in India's remote northeastern hills on Friday, attempting to break the world record for the largest guitar ensemble. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • 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
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • 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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  • 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
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Paraguayans barbeque beef during an attempt to create the world's biggest barbecue in Mariano Roque Alonso near Asuncion October 26, 2008. In the attempt to get the Guinness World Record for the "Biggest barbeque in the World", more than 30,000 people grilled 28,000 kilograms of beef on fires covering an area 60 m wide by 100 m long.
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • A woman steps into a swimming pool with some 20,000 apples in it during a photo session in an attempt to set the national record for "The Most Number of Apples Used In Spa Therapy" in Port Dickson, 120 km (75 miles) south of Kuala Lumpur May 13, 2007. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Shamsher Singh Saroye, an Indian Sikh, displays his Guinness Book of World Records certificate for his 183cm-long beard, in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh November 7, 2007. They add menace to the faces of Indian border guards and define the smiles of holymen and polo-playing aristocrats, and now the beards and moustaches of the subcontinent have inspired a guide to facial foliage. For two years, Taiwan-based photographer Chris Stowers and businessman Richard McCallum scoured India from the mountains of Ladakh to festivals in southern Karnataka state for manicured upper lips and cultivated chins. The result is "Hair India: A Guide to the Bizarre Beards and Magnificent Moustaches of Hindustan", a book of photographs the authors say seeks to fill "a deplorable gap in contemporary Indian pogonology", or the study of beards. Picture taken November 7, 2007. To Match Life Story INDIA-BEARDS/ REUTERS/Chris Stowers/Handout
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • 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
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • 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
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Chefs prepare the traditional ceviche in Lima December 7, 2008. Peruvian chefs, elbow deep in more than six tonnes of square-cut fish, onion and lime, won on Sunday the Guinness World Record for preparing the largest ceviche, a Peruvian seafood specialty. The classic dish, made with raw fish and a spicy citrus sauce that "cooks" it, weighed in at 6.8 tonnes, some 2 tonnes more than the previous record. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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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
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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, September 14, 2011. 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. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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  • In this handout picture which was taken July 1st and released on July 8, 2011, 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. REUTERS/Fujikyu Highland/Handout
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  • Junrey Balawing, the "World's Shortest Living Man" declared by the Guinness World Records, holds a ruler in front of his family and townmates in Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte in southern Philippines June 12, 2011. Balawing was certified by the Guinness World Record as the shortest man in the world with standing and lying down average measurement of 23.5 inches (59.93 cm) on his 18th birthday on Sunday. The previous title holder is Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal who measures 26.4 inches (67.06 cm), and 2.9 inches (7.36 cm) taller. REUTERS/Erik de Castro
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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
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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 May 3, 2011. 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". REUTERS/Desmond Boylan
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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  • Palestinians look at the world's largest "Tabouleh" salad according to the Guinness Book of Records, at the Friend's School in the West Bank city of Ramallah June 9, 2006. REUTERS/Loay Abu Haykel
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records
  • Top 25: The Weirdest World Records