The Most Ridiculous World Records That Exist
Although breaking world records doesn’t have quite the same draw like they once did back in the day, many people continue to push the envelope and attempt the extreme.
You will surely be shocked to find out what kind of milestones people are taking a crack at now that all the good ones are taken. These are the most ridiculous world records that exist today.
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10. The hardest kick to the nuts record
9. The highest blood alcohol content record
The record for highest measured BAC belongs to an unidentified man from Poland crashed his car headfirst into a tree in 1995. He was taken to a hospital, where the triage unit recorded a BAC of 1.48%. Death is possible at about 0.3%, while 0.08% is the legal limit for operating a motor vehicle in the United States. Death is likely after 0.5% BAC, and when the medics saw the reading, they thought their equipment had malfunctioned. They performed the test five times, always receiving about the same number. The man died after 2 hours from exsanguination, but not alcohol poisoning. The doctors could not stop his blood loss because the alcohol had dilated his vessels and thinned his blood.
8. The highest pool dive record
7. Heaviest car balanced on head record
John Evans of England has set the record many times over for balancing an entire car on his head for various lengths of time. His record is 33 seconds. The car he held up was a 352 pound (160 kg) Mini. Evans is 6 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 343 pounds, and has a neck 24 inches in circumference. His neck strength is the only key to his freak ability, but even if someone else has a sufficiently strong neck, the weight of the car can fracture the skull. Evans uses a folded up towel as padding, but the slightest tip in any direction could bring the car down on top of him. So far, that hasn’t happened, but given enough chances, it will to someone.
6. Fastest weight loss record
Rosalie Bradford is legendary for her world record weight loss of 917 pounds in less than 3 years, losing the first 420 pounds in the first year. She began her diet and exercise regimen according to Richard Simmons, and at the time she weighed 1,199 pounds. She finally reached a weight of 282 pounds, but died at the age of 63 from heart failure. Losing weight this quickly requires starving oneself to begin with, then exercising without proper energy consumption. Fat is burned off, but so is muscle. This places inordinate stress on the heart – more stress, even, than it suffers during obesity.
5. Fastest weight gained record
This stupid record currently belongs to Donna Simpson, of New Jersey (naturally). She weighed 602 pounds in 2010, when she set up a website where people could pay money to watch her eat junk food. She determined to break the record for world’s heaviest woman within 2 years, and proceeded to eat 20,000 calories a day while moving as little as possible. Her 2010 Christmas dinner alone was 30,000 calories. She was aiming for a weight of 1,000 lbs, and her weekly grocery bills ranged from $580 to $750. She has since then given up the record as of 2011, and gone on a diet so she won’t die before raising her children. There is no need to explain why breaking her record is a bad idea.
4. Most lighted fireworks strapped to the body record
Todd DeFazio is a true imbecile, who spent all of his time trying to break records because he had nothing better to do. His most idiotic display occurred on 6 July 2010, when he taped bottle rockets and roman candles, 15 total, around his clothed legs, chest, and bare head, and then had them all lighted at once. The fireworks were fairly low-powered, and he lost no appendages, nor did he suffer any burns. But this is not an expensive record to try for, and tons of morons every year around Halloween, Christmas, New Years, and July 4th get drunk and try holding onto firecrackers.
3. Farthest distance thrown from a car accident record
A poor man by the name of Matthew McKnight was struck by a car traveling 70 miles per hour on the night in October of 2001, outside Monroeville, Pennsylvania. McKnight's car was struck in the left side and hurled over the highway and over a wired fence before landing like a rag doll in a cornfield. The impact shattered his pelvis, tailbone, and left leg, and the landing broke his right shoulder and dislocated both. He spent 2 weeks in a body cast in intensive care, and 80 days in rehab, during which time, Brader, an emergency room physician, brought him paperwork to sign, attesting to having been found 118 feet away from the point of impact.
2. Largest airplane eaten record
This is also a record for the only airplane eaten. Michel Lotito is a legend in the realm of weird records and abilities. He was able to chew up almost anything and eat it. He demonstrated his ability to chew up light bulbs, razor blades, glass bottles, and lots of other sharp, not-so-nutritious objects. He still had to eat regular food to live, and his hobby wore his teeth down to nubs, but he refused to stop. He was born with a stomach lining over twice as thick as normal, which is why he did not die of peritonitis. His most famous feat came in the 1990s, when he spent two years eating a Cessna 150. He first had to break it up with a sledgehammer, acetylene torch, and bolt cutter, but did bite most of the glass parts directly off the plane, chew them up, and swallow them. He passed every single metal and glass part through his system in the normal way, including the engine.
1. Most live rattlesnakes held in mouth record