7 Craziest Guinness Records
Can you punch out 10 TV sets in under eight seconds? In honor of Guinness World Records day, watch the strangest records someone, somewhere, is proud to call their own.
Fastest Underwear Jumper
We imagine the cadre of Hollywood starlets who like to traipse about commando would be severely handicapped in this event. The idea is to jump in and out of a pair of underwear as many times as you can in a minute. The dubious honors went to Matthieu Bommier of France, who completed 27 jumps.
Fastest Time to Punch 10 TV Sets
When your favorite team loses the big game, you might be tempted to punch out your television. Exactly how many game losses did Mike Yikealo have to watch to gear up for wiping out 10 TVs in under eight seconds?
Most Domestic Appliances Thrown in One Minute
Televisions aren’t the only inanimate objects taking a pounding in the pursuit of Guinness glory. For reasons known only to him and the Guinness judges, Austrian Oliver Gratzer hurled 24 domestic appliances in one minute in September 2008.
Most Bras Unhooked in a Minute
Frat boys of the world, bow down to your leader. In 2004, Brit Chris Nicholson’s nimble fingers single-handedly liberated 20 sets of bosoms from their brassieres.
Most People Extreme Ironing Underwater
There’s steam cleaning your clothes, and then there’s scuba cleaning your clothes. In a feat no doubt more for show than actual function (unless you really, really like the smell of chlorine), 70 Australian scuba divers ironed their clothes underwater simultaneously.
Most Clothespins Clipped to Face
In 2000, Kevin Thackwell clipped 104 clothespins to his face, because…well, why not? And also, ow.
Most People Dressed as Superheroes
In August 2009, 1,016 people clad in superhero garb overtook Dartmouth to break a record we can only imagine was previously held (unofficially) by San Diego’s Comic-Con.
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