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From fattest twin wrestlers to the richest cat- 10 of the weirdest Guinness World Records of all time

Ian Smith

Last August, Guinness World Records  celebrated its 60th anniversary. So, after more than half a century in business,  these guys  surely know weird. Every year, the organization receives 50,000  and  only  6,000 get approved.The book itself holds a world record, as the best-selling copyrighted book of all time. It is one of the most frequently stolen books from public libraries in the United States.

Take a look at the list of the most obscure  world records that have been achieved throughout the years.

 

#10.In 1977 Steven Petrosino drinking 1 liter of beer in 1.3 seconds in June 1977. Petrosino set record times for 250 ml, 500 ml and 1.5 liters as well, but Guinness accepted only the record for one liter.

Guinness_Beer_Record_1977 Source

Guinness_Beer_Record_1977 Source

#9. In 1978: Wrestlers Billy and Benny McCrary are dubbed the world’s heaviest twins at 743 pounds and 723 pounds, respectively.

A photo of American wrestlers McGuire twins which appears on their profile.source

A photo of American wrestlers McGuire twins which appear’s on their profile.source

#8.In 1988: The Cat Blackie wins the record for the wealthiest cat when its owner dies and leaves it $12.5 million.

 

#7. In 1992: Bryan Berg set the record for the largest house of cards at 75 storeys in Spirit Lake, Iowa

 

#6.In 1998: Suresh Joachim of Sri Lanka takes the longest escalator ride, which was 140 miles long, at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Burwood, New South Wales, Australia.

Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World Brampton. Source

Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World Brampton. Source

 

#5. In 2000: Ann Atkins set the record for the largest collection of garden gnomes with 2,010.

Gnome_Reserve_Photograph.Source

Gnome Reserve Photograph.Source

 

#4.2001: Smudge, a parrot, set a record for most keys removed from a keyring by a parrot by slipping off 10 in under two minutes. In 2009, he got all the way up to 22.

Source: Guinness World Records

#3. In 2004: Chad Fell blew the largest bubblegum bubble at 20 inches at the Double Springs High School in Winston County, Alabama.

#2. In 2008: He Pingping was the shortest living man measuring 74.61cm

He_Pingping source

He Pingping source

 

#1. 2011: Pete Glazebrook shows off the world’s heaviest onion, weighing 17 pounds, 15.5 ounces at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England.

source The Horticultural Channel (thehortchannel.com)