40 Craziest Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records has always been a great source of entertainment and awe. From the world’s largest pizza to the most incredible feats of human strength, there’s no end to what people will do to get their names in the record books. Here are some of the wackiest, craziest, and downright scary records that have been broken.

1. The Highest Kicks by a Single Chorus Line

First up are the Moulin Rouge dancers from Paris, who set the record for the “highest beats by a single chorus line.” They blazed their way to victory with an incredible 720 high kicks, shaming the old record of 450. This is a great example of how important fundamentals and finesse are in any activity, whether it’s the art of dance or video poker. By the way, an informative article was published on the subject of video poker https://fraza.com/news/327378-osnovy-i-tonkosti-videopokera. Both require skill, concentration and an understanding of strategy to achieve the best results.

most high kicks by a single chorus line

2. The Oldest Wing Walker

Next up is Thomas Lackey, who at the age of 90 became the ‘oldest wing walker’. On Nov. 18, 2010, he sealed his legacy by taking to the skies and walking on the wings of an airplane.

Oldest wing walker

3. The Most Nationalities in a Sauna

Things heated up when Maximare in Hamm, Germany broke the record for the ‘most nationalities in a sauna’. They crammed in 91 friends from different countries, beating the old record of 76. These are just a few of the crazy records that have been set and broken over the years, proving that people will do just about anything to get their name in the history books.

most nationalities in a sauna

4. Eye-Popping the Furthest

Claudio Paulo Pinto holds the record for ‘eye-popping the furthest’, which involves popping his eyeballs 7 millimeters out of their sockets. While it may sound painful to most of us, Pinto claims that he’s been doing it since he was nine years old and that it doesn’t hurt a bit.

eye popping

5. The Most Dogs in Costumed Attire

For dog lovers, the record for ‘most dogs in costumed attire’ is sure to bring a smile to your face. In 2010, 426 costume-clad pups attended Dogtoberfest in Dunedin, Florida, setting a new record for the cutest world record ever!

most dogs in costumed attire

6. Buried Alive

Buried alive for 10 days without food and water might sound like a nightmare to most people, but Czech Republic’s fakir Zdenek Zahradka pulled it off with ease. Connected only by a ventilation pipe, Zahradka emerged from a wooden coffin after 10 days underground, beating the previous record set at 4 days.

buried alive

7. The Largest Samba Dance

The Samba school, Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel from Brazil, organized an event that involved 800 people, setting the record for the largest samba dance. The students danced for more than five minutes in celebration of World Records Day 2010, proving that when it comes to dancing, Brazilians know how to party!

The largest samba dance

8. The World’s Most Pierced Woman

Elaine Davidson from Brazil is the world’s most pierced woman, holding the record for having upwards of 1,900 piercings.

world's most pierced woman

9. The Most Highly Insured Hair

Troy Polamalu, the Pittsburgh Steelers safety, has the most highly insured hair, having stolen the title in November. He has insured his hair for $1 million dollars with Lloyd’s of London and is in his second year as a spokesperson for Head and Shoulders shampoo.

most highly insured hair

10. The Longest Dog Ears

Harvey, a 3-year-old Bloodhound, has the longest dog ears in the world, with an ear span of 14 inches.

longest dog ears

11. The Biggest Bagel Ever

Bruegger’s Bagels of upstate New York baked the biggest bagel ever, weighing 868 pounds. The intention behind creating the gigantic bagel was to break the existing record for the ‘biggest bagel ever’, which was presented at the New York State Fair.

biggest bagel ever

12. The World’s Largest Shoe in Turkey

As for the world’s largest shoe, it is located in Turkey and measures an astounding 5.5 meters in length, 2.25 meters in width, and 1.83 meters in height. It can fit 30 people inside.

The world's largest shoe in Turkey

13. The Largest Human Rainbow

In the Philippines, 31,000 students and faculty members joined together to form the largest human rainbow, spreading the message of love.

argest human rainbow

14. The Oldest Living Male Conjoined Twins

Ron and Don Galvon, Siamese twin brothers from Ohio, hold the record for being the oldest living male conjoined twins.

oldest living male conjoined twins

15. Lowest Limbo Dancer

Shemika Charles, in a red leotard, holds the Guinness World Record for being the lowest limbo dancer. It is quite an accomplishment.

Lowest Limbo Dancer

16. The Most Tattooed Woman in the World

Julia Gnuse holds the Guinness World Record for being the most tattooed woman in the world, with 95% of her body covered in ink. She began her journey towards this title 20 years ago, at the age of 35, to cover up a genetic disorder called porphyria, which caused her skin to blister and become damaged when exposed to sunlight. Gnuse has over 500 tattoos on her body, including a variety of designs and colors.

the most tattooed woman in the world

17. The World’s Smallest Cow

Guinness World Book Records named Swallow, a cow from northern England’s West Yorkshire region, as the world’s smallest cow. She is roughly the size of a sheep, measuring about 33 inches from hind to foot. All of Swallow’s nine calves have grown larger than her, including the youngest one standing beside her in a picture.

Britain Mini Moothe world's smallest Cow

18. The Tallest and the Tiniest Dogs in the World

Boo Boo, a 2-pound long-haired female Chihuahua, is the tiniest dog in the world, standing at just 4 inches tall. In contrast, Giant George, a Great Dane, is the tallest dog in the world, standing at 43 inches and weighing 245 pounds. The two dogs came face-to-face with each other in Central Park and entered the Guinness World Book Records book.

The tallest and tiniest dogs in the world

19. The 400-Square-Foot Key Card Hotel

Bryan Berg, a professional card stacker, created the Key Card Hotel, which is a 400-square-foot hotel room made up of over 200,000 Holiday Inn key cards. The hotel features a bedroom, bathroom, and lobby with life-sized furniture made entirely of key cards. Berg broke the Guinness World Record for the World’s Tallest House of Freestanding Playing Cards in 1992 and has since been commissioned to break his own record several times.

400-square-foot Key Card Hotel

20. The Largest Gathering of Santa’s Elves in One Place

On December 7, a total of 607 Santa’s Elves gathered in one place at The Pond at Bryant Park, setting a new Guinness World Record. This achievement was made possible by ABC Family, who organized the event and brought together the participants. The record-breaking gathering was a delightful sight, with all the participants dressed up in their elf costumes. The event was open to the public, and participants were required to wear a full elf costume and hat to be included in the count.

the largest gathering of Santa's Elves in one place

21. The Largest 43 Snails on the Face

Fin Keheler, an 11-year-old boy, set a Guinness World Record by allowing 43 snails to be placed on his face for 10 seconds on his birthday. He achieved this in an attempt to surpass the previous record of 36 snails set in 2007. While the feat may seem gross to many, Keheler was thrilled to have achieved the record and earn a place in the prestigious Guinness Book World Records.

ODD Snail Face

22. The World’s Longest Sausage

On Valentine’s Day in the town of Vinkovci, Croatia, a team of cooks broke the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest sausage, measuring 530 meters. This was an impressive feat, besting the previous record of 392 meters held by a team from Romania. Check out other interesting Guinness World Records that have been broken.

the world's longest sausage

23 The Largest Gathering of People in Their Underpants

A group of 116 young men and women gathered in their underpants at St. Pancras International rail station in London, England on November 13 to raise awareness for Fair Trade’s ‘Pants to Poverty’ cause. This event also set a brand new Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people in their underpants.

the largest gathering of people in their underpants

24. World’s Biggest Speed Date Attempt

On February 14, 2008, thousands of Australian singles participated in a massive speed dating event to set an official Guinness World Record for the world’s biggest speed date, to be held simultaneously in major cities around Australia. The event took place on Bondi Beach in Sydney and was a fun way for singles to potentially meet their match.

World's Biggest Speed Date Attempt At Bondi Beach

25. The World’s Biggest Barbecue

On April 13, 2008, an impressive 12,000 kg of beef was cooked in a 1,500-meter-long broiler during “The World’s Biggest Barbecue” event in Brazil. This event brought together food lovers from around the world to enjoy the massive feast and celebrate the art of grilling.

The World' s Biggest Barbecue

26. The Most People in a Chorus Line

In January 2008, about 1,700 members of the Red Hat Society came together in Las Vegas to attempt the Guinness World Record for most people in a chorus line. The participants lined a Las Vegas Strip sidewalk and danced in unison, breaking the previous record.

most people in a chorus line

27. The World’s Largest Bouquet

In 2004, Ashrita Furman gifted Sri Chinmoy, a meditation teacher, the world’s largest bouquet as a birthday present for his 73rd birthday. The impressive bouquet was a beautiful display of flowers and set a new Guinness World Record for its size.

the world's largest bouquet

28. The World’s Longest Legs

Svetlana Pankratova, a Russian woman, holds the Guinness World Record for having the world’s longest legs at an impressive 52 inches. She has become a bit of a celebrity and even got to strut her stuff in a limo in Times Square.

the world's longest legs

29. The World’s Largest Coconut Orchestra

The cast of “Spamalot” came together to organize the “World’s Largest Coconut Orchestra.” Participants used coconut shells to create music, breaking the previous record for the largest coconut orchestra.

World's Largest Coconut Orchestra

30. The Fastest Ice Cream Scooper

In just one minute, Mitch Cohen, a resident of Flushing in Queens, was able to scoop 18 scoops of ice cream into 18 cones, breaking the Guinness World Record for the fastest ice cream scooper. He is now known for his impressive speed and skill when it comes to serving up ice cream.

the fastest ice cream scooper

31. The Largest Kazoo Ensemble

In the heart of Harlem, New York City, The Ladies Of Skyy, an R&B group from the 1980s, formed the largest Kazoo band. They enlisted more than 3,000 Kazoo players on 125th St, creating a massive musical ensemble. and broke the Guinness World Record for the largest Kazoo ensemble. It was a fun event that brought people together to make music and celebrate the joy of playing the Kazoo.

the largest kazoo ensemble

32. The World’s Largest Tow Truck Parade

More than 400 tow trucks congregated at Shea Stadium in New York and rode together to Floyd Bennett Field at Gateway National Park, in an attempt to break the record for the world’s largest tow truck parade. The parade spelled out “New York,” showcasing the strength of the city’s towing industry.

world's largest tow truck parade

33. The Largest Carol Service

Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of the James A. Farley Post Office on Eighth Ave. in New York to participate in the largest carol service ever recorded, in an attempt to break the previous record. The event brought together people from all walks of life, spreading holiday cheer across the city.

the largest carol service

34. The Largest Snowball Fight

Brooklyn resident Jonathan Rosen attempted to gather a large number of people in Prospect Park, Brooklyn to break the Guinness World Record for the largest snowball fight. Participants were invited to engage in a friendly competition and bring the community together during the winter months.

the largest snowball fight

35. The Most Surfers on One Wave

Surfers in Muizenberg, Cape Town, lined up to break the record for the most surfers on one wave. A year later, surfers in Brazil attempted to break the record once again, highlighting the passion and dedication of the global surfing community.

Most Surfers on one wave

36. 24-Hour Guinness World Tattoo Record

In 2007, L.A.’s celebrity tattoo artists Kat Von D and Beatrice Zaragoza aimed to establish a 24-hour Guinness World Tattoo Record at their tattoo parlor, L.A. Ink in West Hollywood, California. Ink tattoo parlor in West Hollywood, California. The event showcased the artistry and creativity of tattoo artists and their commitment to their craft.

24-hour Guinness World Tattoo Record

37. Most People Brushing Their Teeth Simultaneously

About 10,800 students in Manila, Philippines, brushed their teeth simultaneously for three minutes in an attempt to break the Guinness world record for the most people brushing their teeth at the same time. The event promoted dental hygiene and brought the community together for a common cause.

most people brushing their teeth simultaneously

38. Longest Period of Instant Messaging on a Computer Keyboard

Norman Perez of Burbank, California, set out to achieve the Guinness World Record for the longest period of instant messaging on a computer keyboard. He sat at his computer for four days straight and typed for 96 consecutive hours, taking only a five-minute break for every hour spent typing according to the rules specified by World Guinness Records.

longest period of instant messaging on a computer keyboard

39. The World’s Shortest Man

Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal was recognized as the world’s shortest man by World Records Book, measuring 26.4 inches in height. His achievement brought him worldwide attention and recognition.

the world's shortest man

40. The Youngest Person to Ever Climb Mount Everest

Jordan Romero, a 13-year-old boy from California, became the youngest person to ever climb Mount Everest, in a group with his father and three Sherpa guides. His achievement inspired young people worldwide to pursue their dreams and reach for new heights.

youngest person to ever climb Mount Everest

19 responses to “40 Craziest Guinness World Records”

  1. uly Avatar

    I believe item 12’s image belongs to Marikina, Philippine.

  2. amir Avatar

    wonderful and interesting

  3. Lee Avatar

    The Biggest Shoe Belongs to Philippines.. it’s from Marikina, Philippines the shoe capital in the country.

  4. michael Avatar

    the largest boot (same category) was made by Red Wing Shoe Company in 2005, measuring twenty feet long, seven feet wide and sixteen feet high. You can find it on display in Red Wing, Minnesota at their main company shoe store.

  5. Khaleigh Avatar


  6. Asad Mehmood Raja Avatar

    Really very much wonderful & amazing world records
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  7. jagadeesh chandra Avatar

    The guinnes records are amazing and wonderful .

  8. anonymous Avatar

    they can hear and see what your visually thinking

    the reason alot of asians have completely expressionless faces, only associate with asians and dont associate with non asians very much is to avoid accidentally revealing that they can read read minds, if all over a billion asians were to show facial expressions all the time just as much as non asians, associate with non asians much more, and be much more friendly and talkative, then alot of them might accidentally reveal that they can read minds by accidentally showing a facial expression or dirty look when someone thinks, or visually pictures something in their mind they dont like or find astonishing or funny, and if they were all to associate with non asians alot more there would be alot more people around for them to accidentally show facial expressions when those other people think things they dont like, so they only associate with asians so there wont be anyone around for them to see that and have any accidents happen in the first place

    think about it, its not normal how alot of them act, and the entire way they act is all to hide their mind reading abilities, it makes perfect sense to do all of that to hide that they can read minds, because all of that is the perfect way to do it!
    every single asian on the planet is hiding their mind reading abilities, they value hiding their mind reading abilities more then their own lives!
    thats why nobody knows about it!

    try thinking, best yet visually picturing in your mind something something absolutely crazy as you possibly can when you are around asians, and try looking for asians who give people particular looks, especially dirty looks for what appears to be for completely no reason, that is them giving people looks when they hear and visually see someone thinking something they dont like, find funny or astonishing
    it still happens despite a large number of them having completely expressionless faces all the time, it would just happen alot more if none of them had completely expressionless faces all the time, its not uncommon!

    i know this sounds crazy, impossible, and completely unbelievable, BUT IT ISNT CRAZY WHEN ITS TRUE

    you have to spread the message!!!
    the world has to know about this!!!!

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  10. Joseph Avatar

    The Guinness Book of World Records is misinformed about the largest gathering of people in their underpants. They say it is 116 students in an England train station, but I disagree. Arizona State University has their annual Undi Run where thousands of students donate the clothes off their backs and then all join together for an event wearing nothing but their underwear.

  11. hoho Avatar

    What about biggest penis?

  12. me Avatar

    I can guarantee it is not possible to stay buried alive for 10 days with no water. you cant even go 5 days without it. that is definitely a load of B.S.

  13. Long Agp Avatar
    Long Agp

    HOHO: You are.

  14. Hailey Avatar

    some records are weird and cool cute and cuter and some i just dont like and HATE

  15. Tyler jarrett Avatar
    Tyler jarrett


  16. Hokey Patience Avatar
    Hokey Patience

    We must not limit our responsibilities to others because, they are boundless! Keep performing them and you shall be a HERO.

  17. grayson Avatar

    that cant be true no way

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