Transporting 17 kg of Live Maggots in the Mouth
Charlie Bell from Britain decided to become a world champion one day. To ensure 100 percent of success he chose a niche with the lowest competition. In fact, competition turned out to be zero, because there was nobody except for Charlie who would agree to carry live maggots… by mouth. So, his goal was reached, and he became the world champion after transporting 17 kg of maggots within an hour. He transported them from one box to another with his mouth. Charlie said that he had some practice with rice before, but experience with maggots was new for him. After fulfilling his experiment, the newly-minted champion shared his feeling with viewers. He said that live maggots were pottering around in his mouth, and he accidentally swallowed some of them. And entrails of the squashed creatures were stick to his teeth. All this had a smell that Charlie compared to a public toilet. Would you like to repeat it?
Record Amount of Tunnels in the face
Flesh tunnels came into fashion some years ago. Young people – guys and girls commonly make tunnels in their earlobes in order to wear special ear plugs in it as a decoration. The wider a tunnel is the cooler. It is made like a usual piercing (a hole in a skin), which is then stretched and turns into a tunnel. But sometimes it is carried to the point of absurdity. Joel Miggler, who is our next world champion, has as many as 11 flesh tunnels in his face. He made his first small tunnels at the age of 13, and since that time he hasn’t stopped with it. Wide holes gape not only in his earlobes, but in cheeks, tongue, lips and nose. Some people would say that it looks exotic, but the majority would agree that it is really disgusting. However, Miggler likes his appearance and he is not going to refuse from his strange hobby. Now the biggest hole in his face is mm cm in diameter, but the guy is going to stretch it further to at least 40 mm.
The Best Eater of Cow Brains
Yes, you’ve read it correctly, and it is not a misprint. Cow brains – this terre-а-terre dish brought the title of the world champion to Takeru Kobayashi from Japan. To tell the truth, he was well prepared for beating the record. His way to glory was rather long – for many years Takery used to take part in various food competitions and fashions. He started his career from hot dogs and hamburgers, but nobody could suppose that he would get a title of the best cow brains eater! It happened at the event called The Glutton Bowl (the largest eating contest in the world). Takeru Kobayashi managed to eat 57 cow brains. It took him only 15 minutes. We still don’t know for sure why the organizers of the contest chose cow brains as one of the dishes. But in any case, Takero coped with it and received a title of the champion. The winner himself said that his regular practicing helped him to expand his stomach, and special technique known as wiggle allowed faster food moving through the food pipe.
The Record of Lifting Heavy Objects with the Tongue
In the Guinness Book of World Records one can find examples when people lifted heavy objects like cars using their teeth or shoulders. But Thomas Blackthorne made something cooler. He set one of the most weird world records by lifting a container weighting 12 kg with his tongue! The box was attached to the hole in his tongue with a metal hook for fishing. Previously, Thomas had already lifted 11.025 kg with his tongue, and then beat his own record lifting a 12-kg container with pasta. History is silent why Thomas chose this particular method of weighty objects lifting. But there’s no doubt that he has a strong tongue muscle. In the majority of people this record causes immediate disgusting, or at least bewilderment. There’s no question when somebody trains his muscles making them stronger or demonstrates the durability of his bones. But why on earth someone uses his own tongue, which is so delicate, for lifting heavy objects? It is a puzzle.
The Best Cockroaches Eater
If you were not impressed enough with the story about maggots transporting in mouth, you may have iron nerves. Well, how do you look at eating live cockroaches? A guy from Britain, Ken Edwards by name, ate 36 of them within one minute. It happened in 2001, at the show “Big Breakfast” conducted in London. For Edwards this case was not a debut. He had already participated in TV shows; moreover, he was well-known for his weird tricks. For instance, at another show – “Over the Top” – he demonstrated 47 rats that were hidden in his pants. Edwards himself compared the feeling from cockroaches eating with getting anesthesia to the throat. He says it was not so terrible, but hundreds of viewers had probably lost appetite after such a “Big Breakfast”. And there are hardly any volunteers who would agree to beat this record. Live, moving cockroaches in your stomach is not the most pleasant feeling, is it?
The Largest Number of Sniffed Feet
Do you often complain your job? Well, when you are going to do it next time, just think of an ordinary woman Madeline Albrecht, who dedicated 15 years of her life to sniffing people’s feet and armpits. Do you think she was mad? Be quiet: it was just her job, nothing more. Madeline worked at the Hill Top lab, and testing smells was her primary duty. This was necessary for testing foot product developed at the lab. All in all, over the period of 15 years this woman had sniffed 5600 feet of strangers and n-number of armpits. Though Madeline didn’t aim to become the world champion, she did it against her own will. It’s not likely that somebody will ever want to beat her record. But even if this bold person exists, he or she will have to sniff more than 5600 feet that are not always clean and fresh. Just try to imaging it – chances are that you’ll choose something less revolting for your world record.
The Biggest Amount of Snails on the Face
Do like the feeling of a snail crawling slowly along your face, leaving a slippery trail behind it? Well, somebody may consider it disgusting, other will describe it as exotic or even pleasant (tastes differ), but Alastair Galpin decided to make the world record of it. Why snails, and why on the face? Nobody knows it for sure, but the fact remains: Galpin is the only person in the world who had 8 snails on his face at a time over the period of ten seconds. You can think that it is a strange record, but for Galpin it was not the first experience of this kind. Beating world records is his hobby, and by today he has managed to beat 85 of them. Impressive figure, isn’t it? His biography includes beating of such weird records as the longest massage (25 hours), the loudest hands clapping (110.44 dBA) and the longest handshake (9 hours). But his experiment with snails steal the scene as it seems the most extravagant one.
Spurting Milk from an Eye for the Longest Distance
If previous records were strange, then this one is just crazy, as it simply can’t come into somebody’s head. Nevertheless, the record of spurting milk with an eye is officially registered. The title of the champion belongs to Ilker Yilmaz from Turkey. This man managed to do the following: he sucked up some milk with his nose and then squirted the milk that got under his eyelid accidentally to the distance of 2.79 meters. The spurt of milk overcame the distance of more than two meters! To onlookers it appeared as if Ilker was a cartoon character with these unnatural tears spurting out of eyes. It was funny and weird at the same time. As for Ilker himself, he said in an interview that it hated milk and any dairy products. Look at the picture above, and you will hate it too – spurting milk with eyes and nose may be unusual, but it is certainly not the most aesthetic thing in the world. It is really disgusting.
The Longest Hairs in… Ears!
Many of us dream of having long, thick hair, but we suppose that this hair must grow on the head, but not on other parts of the body. But Anthony Victor from India knows for sure that sometimes hairs can grow in rather unusual places. For example, in the ears. This ex-headmaster of a secondary school in Madurai, India has become the world champion thanks to enormously long hair that sprouts from his ears. The maximum length of the hair is 18.1 cm. His former pupils even gave the headmaster a nickname of “ear-haired teacher”, which sounds rather kind, even friendly. Everything seems to suggest that Mr. Victor is proud of his peculiarity, or at least he is not going to get rid of it. Of course, for many years he has got accustomed to thick hairs in the ears, but how on earth he hears the sounds? Maybe he applies some styling gels or sprays to keep his ear hair in order? We don’t know.
The Loudest Belch Produced by a Woman
Do you still believe that women are tender, delicate creatures that can’t do anything rude or filthy? It’s time to disappoint you. Some women not just break this image; they do it deliberately and with an apparent delight. One of such ladies is Jodie Parks from America, who set the world record in the sphere of the loudest female belch. She managed to produce a burp of 104.7 decibels loudness at the Spanish “Die Records” Show in 2008. This sound is equal to the sound produced by a jet or a crowd of fans at a rock concert. Interestingly enough, the record was beaten a year later by Elisa Cagnoni from Italy. She managed to produce a 107-decibel burp. However, Ms. Parks doesn’t admit the leadership of Cagnoni. She says that she is a real champion, as her result was calculated as an average out of six separate burps. However, both women can be proud of their abilities – few people can repeat their achievements.
The Largest Amount of Spiders on the Naked Body
Some people like spiders, but does anybody like them more than Tom Buchanan from Australia? This bold spirit boy set the world record by letting to 125 spiders walk along his naked body for 55 seconds! It happened at the World Record TV show, where the guy laid down in a transparent box together with spiders, and spent 55 seconds in their company. In fact, according to the contest conditions, only 30 seconds were required, but Tom decided to make the experiment longer by his own will. Though those particular spiders were not poisonous, they could bite the bare body, which would cause a certain discomfort and even swelling. But even if they were absolutely harmless, few people would agree to overcome their disgust and let these rough-footed creatures crawl along the body for over 30 seconds. Tom Buchanan turned out a really bold boy, so he deserves the title of the champion.
The Most Stretchy Skin
Our skin can be stretched to some extent, but if we stretch it too much, we’ll feel pain. Garry Turner from Los Angeles doesn’t experience any pain stretching his skin to the length of up to 15.8 cm. This guy has a very rare disease, which suddenly helped him to receive the title of the world champion – a man with the stretchiest skin. His organism lacks collagen which usually makes skin elastic. As a result, his skin can be easily stretched without hurting him. The stretchiest skin is found at his stomach. Of course, such a specific “talent” is not Garry’s personal achievement. It is just an unusual side effect of his condition. But it looks really weird and disgusting. At least Garry doesn’t need any special costume for Halloween. He can scare anybody with his “unhuman” capabilities. Turner himself says that his specific condition of skin doesn’t cause much discomfort to him.
Enormously Long Nails
Lee Redmond hadn’t cut her nails for at least 30 years – since 1979 till 2009 when she lost them in a car accident. Her record was officially registered in the Guinness Book of World Records – the woman was considered the owner of the longest nails in the world (among women). The maximum length of her nails was 8.65 meters! It is still a puzzle how she managed to drive a car or do something else with such a decoration, but the fact remains: she lived with it for many years. Moreover, she was proud of her unusual achievement. Lee is not the only champion in this sphere. The world record among men belongs to Melvin Boothe, who was a bearer of 9.75 meters long nails. In 2009 (the same year when Lee Redmond lost her nails) Melvin died. Was it just a coincidence? May be. But anyway, till now there was nobody who would be able to beat these legendary records. Would you like to try?
The Most Popping Out Eyes in the World
Few people will find large, popping out eyes beautiful. In most people this sight will cause at least shiver if not disgust. But what would you say if you met the world champion in eyeballs popping? She is Kim Goodman from the US, who can deliberately protrude her eyeballs to the length of 12 mm. Her enormous record was registered in 2007 by an optometrist. Doctors explain that commonly this disorder called bulging eyes occurs as a result of traumas, if the surrounding tissues get swollen. Ms. Goodman said that she first experienced this strange phenomenon after she got a head blow, which turned out to be strong enough, though she was wearing a hockey mask. Nowadays she can pop out her large white eyeballs with read streaks at any time. It looks as if her eyes are ready to fall out completely! And what if she sneezes? Ughhh. It is certainly not the most attractive world record.
The Best Sward-Swallower in the World
One of the most dangerous hobbies in the world is sward-swallowing. The only wrong movement can become fatal. It is balancing on the edge of the knife in the full sense of the words. It is like a very extreme kind of sports, which always attracts attention of thousands of viewers. Like in any sports there are losers and champions. The new world record in sward swallowing wat set in 2009 by an American female swallower Natasha Veruschka. She managed to take in a sward with the length of 58 cm. The champion beat the record at her professional holiday – the Sword Swallowers Awareness Day. Yes, such holiday exists, and it is celebrated on February 28th. By the way, Natasha is also a belly dancer, and in the course of swallowing a sward she was performing one of her dancing exercises. Do you think she is crazy? Or is it just a striving for glory? We don’t know, but Natasha’s record is really impressive.