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23 of the Weirdest Guinness World Records Ever

It includes this guy, who has the stretchiest skin we’ve ever seen.

Garry Turner stretchiest skin Guinness World Records

 The idea for the Guinness Book of World Records came out of an argument Sir Hugh Beaver, managing director of the Guinness Brewery, had on a hunting trip in the early 1950s. He wasn’t able to find the answer to the fastest game bird in any reference book.

Later, that inspired his plan for Guinness to do a promotion around a book that would settle pub arguments. That first book, written by Norris and Ross McWhirter, was published August 27, 1955. And the 2016 edition — complete with an updated round of titles — will be available on September 10. In honor of the 60th anniversary, here are some of the wackiest record holders.

1 Most Big Macs Consumed in a Lifetime

Most Big Macs Guinness World Record Gorse

 Go, ‘Murica. U.S. resident Donald A. Gorske consumed his 26,000th McDonald’s Big Mac on October 11, 2012 — after 40 years of eating Big Macs on a daily basis.

2 Most Apples Held in Own Mouth and Cut by Chainsaw in One Minute

Johnny Strange chainsaw apple in mouth Guinness World Record holder

 This illustrious honor (we want to know how many people were brave enough to actually compete for it) is held by London-based performance artist Johnny Strange. He established the record of eight apples in one minute in October 2013 in South Yorkshire, UK.

3 Stretchiest Skin

Garry Turner stretchiest skin Guinness World Records

British man Garry Turner can stretch the skin of his stomach to 6.25 inches due to a rare medical condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. It’s a connective-tissue disorder where the collagen becomes defective, and includes the loosening of the skin and hyper-mobile joints. “I have always known that my skin was different — as a small child my uncles used to have fun showing their friends,” Turner told GWR. “Stretching doesn’t hurt at all. However, other aspects of the syndrome are very painful, [like my] joints.”

4 Most Piercings in a Lifetime

Elaine Davidson most piercings in a lifetime Brazil Guinness World Records

After her first skin piercing in January 1997, Elaine Davidson was hooked. The Brazilian former restaurant owner has been pierced a total of 4,225 times as of June 8, 2006. The GWR site says she is constantly adding and replacing jewelry, primarily on her face, but also likes adding tattoos, makeup, and feathers in her hair. Courtesy of Guinness World Records

5 Longest Distance Keeping a Table Lifted With Teeth

Georges Christen lifting a table with his teeth

 Talk about strong choppers! Georges Christen from Luxembourg ran 38 feet and 8 inches while carrying a 26 pound table — and a 110 pound woman sitting on it! — in his mouth in Madrid, Spain, on February 9, 2008.

6 Longest Metal Coil Passed Through the Nose and Out of the Mouth

Andre Stanton metal coil nose Guinness World Records

 Apparently, that’s a real thing. And Andrew Stanton, a sideshow performer in Las Vegas, achieved the length of 11 feet, 10.91 inches in March 2012.

7 Longest Fingernails Ever on a Woman

Lee Redmond (USA) set a new world record on TV show Lo Show dei Record in Madrid, Spain, on 23 February 2008.

 It took American Lee Redmond nearly 30 years to grown her nails out to the record-holding 28 feet, 4.5 inches in February 2008. The longest single nail was her right thumb, which reached to 2 feet, 11 inches. “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. Unfortunately, her nails snapped off in a 2009 car accident.

8 Longest Moustache

Ram Singh Chauhan moustache Guinness World Records

Ram Singh Chauhan’s mustache is the longest, at 14 feet. The Indian man’s facial hair was measured in Rome, Italy, on March 4, 2010.

9 Most Wins at the World Beard and Mustache Championships

Karl-Heinz Hille mustache Guinness

 What he lacks in length, Karl-Heinz Hille makes up for in style. The German has taken home 8 wins at the World Beard and Moustache Championships, competing in the Imperial partial beard category.

10 Largest Collection of Rubber Ducks

Charlotte Lee and her rubber ducks Guinness World Records

 Charlotte Lee (USA) has 5,631 different rubber ducks, as of 10 April 2011, which she has been collecting since 1996. (Here’s another peek at her, um, flock.)

11Largest Collection of Garden Gnomes and Pixies

 At her four-acre “Gnome Reserve” in West Putford, England, Ann Atkin has 2,042 gnomes and pixies, as of March 2011.

12Largest Collection of “Star Wars” Memorabilia

 The Force is with Steve Sansweet in abundance. A former Wall Street Journal bureau chief who went to work at Lucasfilm, Sansweet turned his Star Wars obsession of 37 years into a museum. He’s amassed an estimated 300,000 unique items at Rancho Obi-Wan in northern California. By May 4, 2014, he’d “only” accurately audited and catalogued 92,240 items — still sufficient to beat the previous title holder many times over.

13Most Wins for “Gurning,” a.k.a. Making a Face

As my grandmother would say, “Be careful, or your face will freeze like that!” Anne Woods doesn’t worry about that though, as the British woman has won the most world championships for gurning — 27 — between 1977 and 2010. The Egremont Crab Fair in Cumbria, England, where the championships are held, was established in 1267, which makes it one of the oldest fairs in the world.

14 Largest Hairy Family

 Victor “Larry” Gomez, Gabriel “Danny” Ramos Gomez, Luisa Lilia De Lira Aceves, and Jesus Manuel Fajardo Aceves are four members of a family of 19, spanning five generations in Mexico who all suffer from the rare condition called congenital generalized hypertrichosis. The condition is characterized by excessive facial and torso hair. In women, that means a lighter coat, while men have thick hair on about 98% of their body. Larry and Danny currently perform in the Mexican National Circus. The entire family have also assisted scientists in studying the genetic cause of CGH.

15Longest Career as an Ice Cream Man

You all know that sound of summer — but Allan Ganz has been hearing it for 67 years and counting. He started selling ice cream with his dad in 1947 at the age of 10 in Peabody, Massachusetts. Allan bought his own ice cream truck in 1977 and has sold ice cream in Massachusetts ever since.

16 Oldest Male Stripper

 Magic Mike had nothing on Bernie Barker. The American (a former real estate agent) got into stripping in 2000 at age 60, as a way to get in shape after overcoming prostate cancer. He won over 40 contests. Unfortunately, he died in 2007 at the age of 66.

17Fastest 5 Meters on Front Paws by a Dog

 Konjo managed to race 5 meters on his front paws in just 2.39 seconds in California, December 22, 2014. Konjo is half Papillon, a quarter Jack Russell, and a quarter Chihuahua.

18 Longest Tongue on a Dog

 Puggy, a Pekingese, possesses the longest licker on record at 4.5 inches. The measurement was taken at Avondale Haslet Animal Clinic, Texas, in May 2009, when he was 9 years old.

19Most Canned Drinks Opened by a Parrot in One Minute

Ever wonder just how many a bird could do? Zac the Macaw unopened 35 cans in one minute in San Jose, California, on January 12, 2012.

20 Longest Legs

 Sorry, Giselle. Russian woman Svetlana Pankratova officially has the world’s longest legs, measuring 51.9 inches (approximately a little over 4 feet) on July 8, 2003.

21 Longest Kiss Ever

And you thought it was on The Bachelor! Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat’s love has gone the distance — clocking a kiss at 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds. The couple, from Thailand, won at a Ripley’s Believe it or Not event on February 12-14, 2013. (They brought home a cash prize and two diamond rings!)

22 Farthest Arrow Shot Using Feet

Bullseye! Nancy Siefker shot an arrow into a target 20 feet away — using her feet! — on the set of Guinness World Records Unleashed in Los Angeles, California, on June 20, 2013. Now, the guidelines only require a target of 12 inches in diameter. But Nancy, who’s a cirque performer, hit a just 5.5 inch one.

23 Most Guinness World Records

Twenty-seven thousand jumping jacks, done in six hours and forty-five minutes, was Ashrita Furman‘s first record, in 1979. With skills as diverse as fastest mile on a pogo stick while juggling three balls to mountain climbing on stilts, he’s broken more than 300 records since. Today, he holds more than 120 records.

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