Have you ever had even a trace of doubt as to what humans can achieve? If yes, we’d suggest you take time and check out this list of the greatest Guinness World Records of all time. The feats we explore here range from plain superhuman achievements to eccentrically weird stunts you strictly shouldn’t attempt at home. So, let the countdown begin!
10. Male with longest fingernails ever on a pair of hands
Melvin Booth from USA holds the Guinness Record for having the longest fingernails ever on a pair of hands. Measured on May 30, 2009, these nails were 9.85 m (32 ft 3.8 in) long. Would this feat put Wolverine to shame?
9. Largest bubblegum bubble ever blown
On 24 April 2004, another American Chad Fell blew the largest bubblegum bubble ever, measuring 50.8 cm (20 in) in diameter. The noise of such a large bubble bursting might have shook him for sure!
8. Most decimal places of Pi memorized
On March 21, 2015, an Indian by the name of Rajveer Meena set the world record for recalling by heart the most decimal places (70,000) of the mathematical ratio Pi. This act took roughly 10 hours and took place at the VIT University, Vellore. May we an insight into his brain?
7. Highest number of ice cream scoops balanced on a cone
In September 20, 2015, an Italian Dimitri Panciera beat his own record to balance 121 ice cream scoops on a cone. We wonder who would have eaten that huge delicacy!
6. Fastest speed achieved on a monowheel motorcycle
On September 20, 2015, the UK Monowheel Team and Kevin Scott achieved the highest speed of 98.464 km/h (61.18 mph) ever on a monowheel motorcycle. Oh, my word! We are sacred to go that fast even on a two-wheel motorbike, aren’t we?
5. Largest human mattress dominoes
On July 23, 2016, a group of 2,016 people (each with a mattress) in Hubei, China replicated a human domino in 14 minutes and 47 seconds. This is the largest human mattress domino even seen. Hope no one got hurt in this strange feat!
4. Most Bhut Jolokia chilli peppers chomped up in 2 minutes
An American, Jason McNabb, ate 66 grams (2.33 oz) of Bhut Jolokia chilli peppers in two minutes on June 19, 2013. And all this happened right on the set of ‘Guinness World Records Unleashed’ in Los Angeles, California, USA. This one will burn your taste buds, for sure!
3. Male who held his breath the longest
On February 28, 2016, Spanish free-diver Aleix Segura Vendrell held his breath voluntarily for 24 min 3.45 secs at the 17th Mediterranean Dive Show, the longest ever by a male. Strange and risky but highly skillful!
2. Most babies delivered at a time
Out of all feats, this one shocked us the most. On January 26, 2009, Nadya Suleman (USA) gave birth to octuplets – six boys and two girls — at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Bellflower, California. Nicknamed ‘Octomom’ by the media, the record holder took the help of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment to conceive the babies. The octuplets were nine weeks premature when they were delivered by Caesarean section. Unimaginable, isn’t it?
1. Male who pulled the heaviest aircraft
At the very top of our greatest Guinness World Records list proudly stands a truly superhuman achievement by Canada’s Kevin Fast. On September 17, 2009, a CC-177 Globemaster III, world’s heaviest aircraft weighing 188.83 tons (416,299 lbs), was pulled by him a distance of 8.8 m (28 ft 10.46 in) at Canadian Forces Base in Trenton, Ontario. An incredible Hulk-like achievement!