23 weird world records.

  Monika
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#1. Joel Waul had created the humongous ball in his driveway using 300,000 bands of different colors and sizes. 


#2. The largest known land gastropod is the African giant snail achatina achatina, the largest recorded specimen of which measured 39.3cm (15.5in) from snout to tail when fully extended, with a shell length of 27.3cm (10.75in) and weighed exactly 900g (2lb)


#3. 1,253 Smurfs gathered in the high street in the town of Castleblayney in County Monaghan, Ireland on July 18, 2008.


#4. The fastest 100m hurdles wearing swim fins is 19.278 seconds and was acheived by Veronica Torr (New Zealand) on the set of New Zealand Smashes Guinness World Records at the Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.


#5. The largest pocket knife was designed by Telmo Cadavez and hand made by Virgilio, Raul and Manuel Pires of Portugal.
The knife is 3.9m long when open and weighs 122kg.



#6. The world's heaviest lemon weighed 5.265 kg (11 lb 9.7 oz) on January 8, 2003 and was grown by Aharon Shemoel (Israel) on his farm in Kefar Zeitim, Israel.



#7. Scott Murphy recently set a Guinness World Record for The Tightest Circumference to Roll a 12 Inch Aluminum Frying Pan by Hand in 30 Seconds - 6.87 inches.
Scott Murphy accomplished this on July 30th, 2007 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.




#8. In Germany, Anita Schwarz set a new record for carrying the most steins of lager over 40m.
She staggered across the finishing line holding 19 glasses.



#9. Sam Wakeling holds the current Guinness World Record for unicycle distance in 24 hours: 281.85 miles (453.6km)



#10. A man from Switzerland with 10,000 ‘Do Not Disturb’ hotel room door signs.



#11. Longest fingernails. 
On a whim back in 1979, Lee Redmond decided to stop filing her nails. She intended to cut them off once they started twisting, but her plans changed.
In 2002 she entered the Guinness World Records book for the world's longest fingernails on a female pair of hands. On february 11th, 2009 Lee Redmond shocked the world with the loss of her fingernails in a car crash.
But on September 2, 2009 Guinness World Records reported some great news about mrs.
Redmond (who is doing fine and found 'there is more to life than nails'!!), for they announced to honour Lee Redmond's 'fingernail life-work' in the 2010 'The Book of the Decade'
This Mail Was posted In alpha-Q Group- featured with a striking photograph of Lee pictured alongside fellow American Melvin Booth, the male owner of the longest finger nails (9.05-m-long/29ft 8in), which was taken just a few months prior to her accident.




#12. World’s record for t-shirts worn at the same time. 227 by Jef Van Dijck of Belgium.



#13. Garry Turner, of Caistor, Lincolnshire, England, stretched the skin of his stomach to a distended length of 15.8 cm (6.25 in) on the set of Guinness World Records: Primetime in Los Angeles, California, USA, on October 29, 1999.



#14. Coke Mentos Guiness world record With 1,911 explosions in Riga, Latvia.



#15. The heaviest Jicama weighed 21 kg (46 lb 4.8 oz) and was grown by Leo Sutisna (Indonesia) in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, and weighed on 25 January 2008.



#16. 35,310 Lego Star Wars Clone Troopers in the UK.



#17. Helmut Wirz from Germany became the oldest person to bungee jump in August 2008.
He was a ripe 83 years old when he was dropped in Duisburg, Germany, on the 9th of August 2008.




#18. A Maine man and his collection of 1,094 clocks.


#19. Wimm Hoff from Netherlands spent 1 hour 42 minutes and 22 seconds covered in snow.


#20. The largest chalk pavement art measured 90,000 square feet, and was created by 5,678 children from schools in Alameda, California, USA, for the
Kids' Chalk Art Project between May 27 - June 7, 2008.




#21. The world's fastest wheelie. York, UK. July 11, 2006. 108 mph (173,81 km/h).



#22. The longest skis are 534 m (1,751 ft 11 in) long and were worn by 1,043 skiers in an event organized by Danske Bank on Drottninggatan in Örebro, Sweden, on 13 September 2008.



#23. The oldest table tennis player is Dorothy de Low (Australia, b. 5 October 1910) who was 97 yr 232 days when she represented Australia at the XIV World Veterans Table Tennis Championships, at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 25 May 2008.




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