The Guinness book of records has been around for quite some time now and over the last 64 years, they have been a constant source of amazement for generation after generation.
Chronicling and documenting the limits of what people can do is the game and we love it, the amazing things and extraordinary things we humans can do is a constant source of amazement.
It doesn’t stop there though, the Guinness World records book follows the latest trends of the year and technologies of the day, alongside the more classic categories like fastest athletes, heaviest vehicles, tallest humans, and highest-scoring video-gamer!
Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday said:
“…we’re always looking to shine a light on the quirkier aspects of human achievement.”
Some records are super out there, like gravy wrestling, and dinosaur flash mobs, but others show our technology at its finest, like “most drumbeats with a prosthetic arm”, our potential as humans are clearly growing.
Here is a selection of our favorite records from the Guinness World Records in its 2020 edition:
The farthest arrow shot using feet: 40 feet, 4.64 inches.
Achieved by Brittany Walsh of the United States, March 31, 2018.
Longest hair on a teenager: 5 feet, 7 inches.
Achieved by Nilanshi Patel of India, as measured on Nov. 21, 2018.
Shortest living horse (male): 22.36 inches.
Achieved by Bombel of Poland, as measured on April 24, 2018.
Largest hula hoop spun (female): 17 feet, 0.25 inches in diameter.
Achieved by Getti Kehayova of the US, Nov. 2, 2018.
Smallest bull: 26.6 inches tall.
Achieved by Humphrey, who is owned by Joe and Michelle Gardner of the US, measured on April 27, 2018.
Most weight lifted by Atlas stone lifts in one minute (female): 1,189.98 pounds.
Achieved by Michelle Kinney of the US on behalf of Reebok, Feb. 1, 2017.
Fastest time to eat a bowl of pasta: 26.69 seconds.
Achieved by Michelle Lesco of the US, at Oregano’s Pizza Bistro in Scottsdale, Arizona, Sept. 18, 2017.
Well, we hope you liked them as much as we did, power to women… do you have a skill? Then tell us in the comments we would love to hear about it!