People really will do the darndest things in an effort to set a world record. From human deformities, to weird obsessions, to impressive accomplishments, here are 7 records worth noting.
1. Highest hot air balloon flight:
The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology in the world. Today hot air balloons are able to fly at extremely high altitudes. On November 26, 2005 Vijaypat Singhania set the world altitude record for the highest hot air balloon flight reaching 21, 027 meters (68,986 feet). He took off from Mumbai and landed in Panchale.
2. Most Olympic world championships:
Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, a descendant of the reigning dynasty of a former principality in what is now Germany, was born in Mexico City and founded the Mexican Ski Federation in 1981. He has since been in twelve world championships and was the oldest athlete in the last games.
3. Most fingers and toes:
An unidentified 6-year-old male in Shenyang, China has 15 fingers and 16 toes. Some of his fingers are fused together and therefore useless. He plans to have reconstructive surgery to remove the extra digits.
4. World's largest toast portrait:
This record could not go unmentioned. Not only is it the largest portrait in the world, but it is of someone's mother-in-law, and it is made entirely out of toast! The portrait was made by Sandre Whitfield, and enterprises of 9,852 pieces of toast.
5. Heaviest car balanced on the head:
John Evans, balanced a 159.6 kg car on his head on the 24 May 1999 and the record has not been broken since. John has a 24-inch neck which he needs to balance such a heavy weight. The slightest movement and he could fall and be crushed to death. John has already broken 25 records in 11 categories.
6. Most marriage vow renewals- same couple:
Renewing your marriage vows is a romantic and beautiful thing to do. Once. Renewing them 83 times is, well, a bit much no? Not for Lauren and David Blair it looks. They were first married in 1984 but apparently can not get enough!
7. Largest gathering of people dressed as gorillas:
This might sound incredibly strange but it was actually done as a good deed- raising money for charity. The Great Gorilla Fun Run was set up to raise money for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. On 25 September, 2005, 637 people dressed as gorillas ran around London.
Which world record do you think you'd want to set?