30 Astonishing and Bizarre Guinness World Records That Will Leave You Amazed

While there are many fascinating records in the Guinness Book of World Records, here are 30 that stand out for their uniqueness and intrigue:

  1. Longest fingernails on a pair of hands (ever): Lee Redmond (USA) holds this record with her nails measuring a combined 8.65 meters (28 feet 4.5 inches) in 2008.
  2. Heaviest weight lifted by a human beard: Antanas Kontrimas (Lithuania) lifted 63.80 kg (140 lb 15.76 oz) with his beard on June 26, 2013.
  3. Most tattoos in 24 hours by a single person: Hollis Cantrell (USA) set this record by completing 801 tattoos in a 24-hour period on November 16, 2008.
  4. Longest duration balancing a chainsaw on the chin: Ashrita Furman (USA) balanced a chainsaw on his chin for 3 minutes and 52 seconds on September 14, 2019.
  5. Fastest time to eat a 12-inch pizza: Kelvin Medina (Philippines) set this record by consuming a 12-inch pizza in just 23.62 seconds on April 12, 2015.
  6. Tallest living man: Sultan Kösen (Turkey) holds this record, measuring 251 cm (8 ft 2.8 inches) tall, as of February 8, 2011.
  7. Most consecutive pinky pull-ups: Tazio Gavioli (Italy) set this record by doing 36 consecutive pinky pull-ups on October 27, 2019.
  8. Longest human tunnel traveled through by a skateboarding dog: Otto the Bulldog (Peru) set this record by skateboarding through a human tunnel of 30 people on November 8, 2015.
  9. Most Big Macs eaten in a lifetime: Donald A. Gorske (USA) has consumed over 32,000 Big Macs since 1972, as of his last record update on August 24, 2021.
  10. Largest collection of rubber ducks: Charlotte Lee (USA) holds this record with a collection of 9,798 different rubber ducks, as of April 10, 2011.
  1. Longest human domino chain: This record was set by 10,267 participants in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China on July 29, 2010, toppling like dominoes for a total distance of 13.5 km (8.38 miles).
  2. Fastest 100m on all fours: Kenichi Ito (Japan) set this record by completing a 100m sprint on all fours in 15.71 seconds on November 13, 2015.
  3. Most people simultaneously hula hooping: This record was set by 2,496 participants in an event organized by the Public Health Ministry in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 12, 2013.
  4. Longest marathon hugging: Siraphop Masukarat and Phrotchanat Sukkanant (both Thailand) set this record by hugging each other for 36 hours, 36 minutes, and 36 seconds from January 12 to 13, 2018.
  5. Most straws stuffed in the mouth (hands off): Simon Elmore (Germany) holds this record, having stuffed 400 straws into his mouth and holding them there for 10 seconds on August 6, 2009.
  6. Longest duration living with a bullet in the head: William Lawlis Pace (USA) holds this record, having lived with a bullet in his head for 94 years and 183 days, from October 28, 1917, to April 29, 2012.
  7. Most T-shirts worn at once: Tom Rauen (USA) set this record by wearing 260 T-shirts at once, with a combined weight of 45.5 kg (100 lbs 7.87 oz) on November 11, 2011.
  8. Most tattoos in 24 hours by a team: A team of tattoo artists from Bullseye Tattoo Shop (USA) set this record by completing 801 tattoos in a 24-hour period on April 21, 2017.
  9. Most snowmen built in one hour: A team of 2,036 participants in Akabira, Hokkaido, Japan set this record by building 2,036 snowmen on February 28, 2015.
  10. Most people in a single mountain bike train: A total of 1,198 participants created a single-file mountain bike train in a record attempt organized by the city of Valparaiso in Casablanca, Chile, on October 19, 2019.
  1. Longest jump by a cat: Waffle the Warrior Cat (USA) set this record by jumping 213.36 cm (7 ft) on January 30, 2018.
  2. Fastest time to solve a Rubik’s Cube: Yusheng Du (China) holds this record with a time of 3.47 seconds, set on November 24, 2018.
  3. Largest collection of rubber bands: Bernd Sikora (Germany) set this record with a collection of 943,809 rubber bands, as of November 14, 2020.
  4. Most ice cream scoops balanced on a cone: Dimitri Panciera (Italy) balanced 125 scoops of ice cream on a single cone for at least 10 seconds on September 20, 2020.
  5. Largest gathering of people dressed as penguins: This record was set by 972 participants at an event organized by Young Addaction and Choose Life in London, UK, on November 12, 2015.
  6. Most layers in a sandwich: The record for the sandwich with the most layers, 60 in total, was set by Di Lusso Deli Company (USA) on October 23, 2017.
  7. Fastest time to drink a liter of lemon juice through a straw: Andre Ortolf (Germany) set this record by drinking a liter of lemon juice through a straw in 17.12 seconds on July 17, 2020.
  8. Longest fingernails on a pair of male hands (ever): Melvin Boothe (USA) held this record with nails measuring a combined 9.85 meters (32 ft 3.8 inches) in 2009.
  9. Most consecutive stairs climbed on the head: Li Longlong (China) climbed 36 stairs on his head on January 5, 2015, setting the record.
  10. Most consecutive handsprings (female): Zama Mofokeng (South Africa) set this record by performing 34 consecutive handsprings on August 19, 2017.

As with any records, these are subject to change as new record attempts are made and verified.