The Guinness Book of World Records was created in the year 1955. For more than 6 decades, people have been trying to find all sorts of creative ways to be the best at something. Every year, the committee that officially approves records receives about 50 000 applications, of which it approves about 6000. Here are the strangest among them:
Crushing watermelons with thighs
World's biggest pillow fight
The largest-scale pillow fight included 6261 people. The fluffy melee happened on July 21, 2015 in Minnesota, USA.
Largest virtual funeral
In October 2005, the hardcore computer gamer, known only as Snowly, died, after playing the popular game "World of Warcraft" for 3 days straight without a break. Over 100 gamers visited a cathedral in-game, where a virtual funeral was held.
The best bow shot while using only one's feet
The farthest distance an arrow has been shot with a bow, with the archer using only their feet instead of their hands, was 20 ft (6.09 m). The record was set by American woman Nancy Siefker on June 20, 2013.
World's wealthiest cat
When Ben Rea, from England, died in May 1988, he bequeathed $12.5 million to his cat Blackie. A charity organization began to care for the cat and its progeny.
Most wooden toilet seats broken with a head in 1 minute
The record for the most wooden toilet seats broken with a head in 1 minute is 46. This achievement was earned in 2007 by British man Kevin Shaly.
Longest fingernails on one hand
The longest fingernails on one hand have the added total of 358″ (909.6 cm). The record is from November 7, 2014 and is held by Indian man Shridhar Chillal. According to unconfirmed data, he may soon break his own record because he still has not cut his nails.
Most spoons attached to a face
On September 28, 2013, Serbian man Dalibor Jablanovic managed to balance 31 spoons on his face at once and had his name written in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Most bottles opened with a helicopter in 3 minutes
The record for the most bottles opened with a helicopter in 3 minutes is 6, earned on December 10, 2015 by Chinese man Zhao Yang.
Largest gathering of people dressed up as penguins
The largest gathering of people dressed up as penguins occurred on November 12, 2015 in London, with 624 people.