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.
#9. In 1978: Wrestlers Billy and Benny McCrary are dubbed the world’s heaviest twins at 743 pounds and 723 pounds, respectively.
#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.
#5. In 2000: Ann Atkins set the record for the largest collection of garden gnomes with 2,010.
#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
#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.