Amazing and Funny Old Guinness World Records

 "The Guinness Book of World Records" is a fascinating read, page after page of stupid human tricks. Some are just more stupid than others. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the "Guinness Book of World Records," Britain's Mirror newspaper meticulously combed through all the listings and chose the Amazing and Funny  entries for a single fun-to-read list! Here are the top 25 entries.

Fastest Talker: In 1995, Canadian Sean Shannon recited Hamlet's "To be or not to be" soliloquy, which is 260 words, in just 23.8 seconds.

Heaviest Vehicle Pulled Over 100 Feet: In 2004, Derek Boyer of Australia pulled a 30.68-ton truck-trailer 30.5 meters.

Highest Shallow Dive: In January 2004, Danny Higginbottom of Louisiana dove from a height of 8.90 meters into 30 centimeters of water.
Breath Held Voluntarily: American Robert Foster held his breath for 13 minutes, 42.5 seconds in 1959.

Longest Time to Endure Full Body Ice Contact: Wim Hoff of the Netherlands stood in an ice cube-filled tube for 1 hour, 17 minutes in January 2004.

Most Consecutive Pogo-Stick Jumps: In 1990 in California, Gary Stewart did 177,737 consecutive pogo-stick jumps.

Most Glasses Balanced on the Chin: In 2001 in New York, Ashrita Furman managed to balance 75 pint-sized beer glasses on his chin for 10.6 seconds.

Most One-Finger Push-Ups: In 1992 in London, Paul Lynch performed 124 one-finger push-ups.
Oldest Person to Loop the Loop: In 1998, Adeline Ablitt, 95, did a glider loop over Leicestershire, England.

Highest Tightrope Walk: Frenchman Michael Menin walked a 3,150 meter-high tightrope in 1989.

Walking: Greatest Documented Lifetime Mileage: Between 1969 and 2000, Arthur Blessitt of Florida walked 34,501 miles on seven continents while carrying a 3.7-meter cross.

Hairiest Family: Mexican brothers Victor and Gabriel Ramos Gomez have 98 percent of their bodies covered in fur.

Highest G-Force Endured Voluntarily: 82.6g for 0.04 seconds by American Eli L. Beeding Jr. in 1958. He spent three days in the hospital afterwards.

Longest Attack of Hiccups: American Charles Osborne suffered the hiccups from 1922 to 1990.

Longest Tattoo Session: In 2003, Chris Goodwill spent 33 hours tattooing Kevin Budden in Plumstead, South East London.

Longest Time With a Nail in the Head: Briton Robin Hanshaw had a one-inch rusty nail stuck between his ear and his eye for 22 years.

Most Compulsive Swallower: In 1927, a Canadian woman had 2,533 objects removed from her stomach, including 947 pins.

Most Lightning Strikes Survived: Roy C. Sullivan of Virginia was struck for the seventh time in 1977.
Most Pierced Man: Luis Antonio Aguero from Cuba has 230 piercings.

Most Children Delivered: In 1997, Bobbi McCaughey of Iowa gave birth to seven babies delivered by Caesarean section.

Most Feet Sniffed: In a 15-year career, Madeline Albrecht sniffed 5,600 feet while working for foot care experts Dr. Scholl. (And you think your job stinks!)

Most Elastic Man: Pierre Beauchemin is nicknamed Mr. Gumby for his ability to contort his arms and legs.

Fastest Balloon Dog Made Behind Back: Britain's Craig "Blink" Keith made a balloon poodle in 9.26 seconds in May 2004--with his hands behind his back.

Fastest Speed Dragged Behind a Motorbike: Gary Rothwell of Liverpool was dragged at 156 mph on 2-millimeter titanium-soled boots in 1999.

Most Spoons Balanced on Face: America's Tim Johnston, 12, balanced 15 on his face for 30 seconds in May 2004.

World's Largest Boot:-USA : Shoe company Red Wing makes the world's largest boot – enters Guinness Book

Minnesota based company - Red Wing Shoes will celebrate its centenary with the unveiling of the world's largest boot next week.

Minnesota based company - Red Wing Shoes will celebrate its centenary with the unveiling of the world's largest boot next week.

 The company employees worked overnight for a year to create this record size company's classic workboot No. 877, using ladders, cranes and special rigging, built as a supersized "638-D" replica.

Gaining immediate recognition in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest shoe, the boot stands 16 feet tall and 20 feet long.

It took 80 cowhides, 1,200 feet of rope and 300 pounds of adhesives and its shoelace is 104 feet long.

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