As Guinness World Records is celebrating its 60th anniversary today Legit.ng has decided to recall the most bizarre and wonderful records ever broken!
Here is a look at some of the record-breaking feats from the past, as well as some new records for the 2015 edition.
Man Sets World Record After Covering Himself In 1,1 Million Bees
Gao Bingguo, who has kept bees for over 35 years, decided to cover himself in 109,1kg of flying insects to break the previous record of 85.5kg. During the performance the man was smoking a cigarette, while bees was swarming over his body, eventually he ended up covered in an estimated 1.1 million bees. By the end of the day Gao was stung over 2,000 times and body temperature rose to over 60C, making him to take a bath afterwards to soothe the stings.
The skinniest waist ever!
The skinniest waist was awarded to American Cathie Jung who in 1999 had a corseted waist measuring an eye-watering 38.1cm!
Man Puts 1001 Straws In Mouth To Set New World Record
Meet an Indian man who probably has the largest mouth on earth… and the ability to put an incredible amount of objects in it! Dinesh Upadhyaya from Mumbai works as a science teacher at school but when out of duty he puts everything he could find into his mouth just to break all possible mouth stuffing records. He has already broken 48 records by holding 92 pencils, 79 grapes, 12 lit candles, five golf balls in his mouth.
The Girl Who Can Lick Her Nose, Eye and Even Elbow
Adrianne Lewis claims to have the longest tongue in the world! The girl's tongue is an unbelievable 10 cm long, that gives Adrianne the unique ability to not only lick her nose, chin and elbow but also – shockingly – her eye.
Longest Fingernails On A Pair Of Hands Ever
The longest fingernails belonged to Lee Redmond, USA, who started to grow them in 1979 and carefully manicured them to reach a total length of 8.65 m as measured on the set of Lo show dei record in Madrid, Spain, on 23 February 2008. Lee lost her nails in an automobile accident in early 2009.
World’s Strongest Priest With Several Guinness World Records In Powerlifting
Speaking about his sport and religious life, Kevin Fast said, "I’ve set many records over the years – I’ve pulled planes, trucks, ships and trains. Just about everything you can pull. I’ve been competing at an extreme level for 21 years and don’t want to stop now. I’ve been given the ability to do this and I believe it is a gift from God."
The 51-year-old has already broken a staggering 19 powerlifting records over the past two decades and also presided over thousands of services, weddings and baptisms at a Canadian church.
The World’s Tallest And Shortest Men In The World
Sultan Kösen, who holds the Guinness World Record for tallest living male at 2.51 m, and Chandra Dangi, the shortest man in history measuring only 0.546 m met for the first time to commemorate Guinness World Record Day on November 9, 2014.
The Most Pierced Man In The World
The most pierced man is Rolf Buchholz, from Dortmund, Germany, who had 453 piercings, including 158 around his lips, as of 05 August 2010. He has 16 in his right ear, 15 in his left ear, 25 in his eyebrows, 8 in his nose, 94 in and around his lips, 2 in his tongue, 8 in the rest of his body, 3 in his nipples, 4 in his navel and 278 in the genital area.
Bride And Groom Beat 2 Guiness World Records In 1 Day
Amy Ewing, 26, and Alex Simmons, 32, tied the knot in front of a record-breaking 130 bridesmaids and 103 ushers. The wedding is seeking to break two records: most ushers to one groom, currently 47, and most bridesmaids to one bride, currently 126.
The Fattest Twins Ever Walk The Planet
The world’s heaviest twins, Billy Leon and Benny Loyd McCrary from America - known as the McGuire twins - were the fattest to ever walk the planet. The pair performed as tag-team wrestlers and weighed more than 635kg combined. They died in 1979 and 2001 respectively