I know everyone wants their five minutes of fame, but some of these bizarre world records are just plain goofy! Check out what some people will do to make their mark on history.
Though there are traditional skills like fastest runners or tallest buildings, the range of other “skills” stretches as far as the eyes can see. Not that it is easy to accomplish most of these tasks, but sometimes I wonder how they come up with the ideas.
Most People in a Bubble: 150
Fan Yang recently broke the Guinness World Record in this bizarre category by fitting 150 adults and children inside a massive soap bubble. He has loved bubbles since he was a kid and liked the idea of being inside one, so after many years he figured out how to do it and is now recorded in history!
Typing 1 Million in Words
Les Stewart, from Australia spent a total of 16 years and 7 months typing all of the numbers from one to one million written out in words. When he was no longer allowed to work he decided to undertake the task. He did this on a manual typewriter, using one index finger and typing for 20 minutes at the top of every hour, every day.
Most T-Shirts Worn at One Time: 121
This one makes me think of Friends, when Joey put on all of Chandler’s clothes to get back at him. David Alexander, however, attempted this so he could break a record. Though it was hot, he put on the 121 shirts, which weighed 75 lbs. It took about 2 hours and was not very comfortable, but he crushed the old standard of 107 shirts!
Most Books Typed Backwards: 68
Michele Santelia had a strange desire to rewrite some books, in reverse. And not only that, but he typed them in their original language, with keyboards that didn’t have letters on them and by not looking at the screen. In total, the Italian man has keyed 3,663,324 words… backwards!
Most World Records For One Person: 113
Though I would love to break just one, Ashrita Furman has crushed an amazing one hundred thirteen of them. This has earned him the title of “Mr. Versatility.” His first ever was for doing 27,000 jumping jacks and he also made history for the fastest mile on a kangaroo ball (photo above)! The main reason I think he has done so well is because he keeps coming up with new categories and setting the record.
Well it looks like Mr. Versatility may be a big part of the reason there are so many bizarre world records out there. What do you think of these people dedicating their lives to these crazy goals? Have you ever tried to go for one yourself? Let me know what you think in the comment section below.