Published On: Dec 24 2013 02:08:12 AM CSTUpdated On: Aug 27 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT
Most Guinness world records are fairly standard, but others are nothing short of wacky. In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Aug. 27, 1955, publication of the very first "Guinness Book of Records," click on to see our choices for some of the weirdest Guinness records ever recorded.
On Aug. 16, 2015, 418 people climbed into bed at the Sheraton Langfang Chaobai River Hotel in Hebei, China, to set the Guinness World Record for the most people having breakfast in bed. The stunt broke the previous record of 388 set in November 2014, also in China.
Puskar Nepal holds the record for most kicks to the head in one minute (self), kicking himself in the head 134 times at Kantipur City College in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Dec. 19, 2014.
The largest rubber band ball weighs 9,032 pounds and was made by Joel Waul. It was measured in Lauderhill, Florida, on Nov. 13, 2008. The ball consists of 700,000 rubber bands and is 6-feet, 7-inches tall and 25 feet, 4 inches in diameter.
Garry Turner of the United Kingdom the Guinness World Record-holder for stretchiest skin. He is able to stretch the skin of his stomach to a distended length of 6.25 inches due to a rare medical condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a disorder of the connective tissues affecting the skin, ligaments and internal organs.
Happie the goat of Fort Myers, Florida, holds the record for farthest distance skateboarding by a goat by traveling 118 feet over 25 seconds on March 4, 2012.
Cosmetic doctor Wei Shengchu of China has broken his own record of most needles inserted into the head several times, with the most recent coming on June 11, 2013, when he inserted 2,188 acupuncture needles into his head in Istanbul, Turkey.
Germany's Tafzi Ahmed holds the record for most watermelons smashed with the head in one minute, breaking 43 at the Rose Festival event in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, on May 27, 2011.
On March 6, 2014, 1,675 people broke the world record for most people wearing sunglasses in the dark at Gilda's LaughFest in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
A university professor set a new world record for the largest architectural video game display by playing the classic video game Tetris on the side of a Philadelphia skyscraper in April 5, 2014.
Linsey Lindberg holds the record for most apples crushed with the bicep in one minute, crushing 10 on the set of the TV show "Lo Show Dei Record" in Milan, Italy, on July 3, 2014.
A group of 867 people at the Kendall Calling festival in Cumbria, England, set a new world record on July 27, 2013, for the largest gathering of people dressed as Superman.
The Turkey Culinary Federation cooked up the world's largest serving of fried rice on Sept. 27, 2014, in Bolu, Turkey. The meal weighed 6,944.56 pounds.
Kenichi Ito, known as the "world's fastest man on four legs," poses with his new Guinness World Records certification for the 100-meter in Tokyo on Nov. 14, 2013. Ito ran a time of 16.87 seconds, breaking his previous record of 17.47 seconds.
The record for most people wearing costume masks was 30,050, set by Alliance In Motion Global Inc. at the Philippine Arena in Santa Maria, Philippines, on May 31, 2015. The record was organized in occasion of AIM Global's ninth anniversary with "happy face" masks worn in honor of the "Happiness" theme set for a four-day conference.
Christine "The Duchess" Walton is the current Guinness World Record holder for longest fingernails. Her nails (which she's been growing since 1990) measured a combined 19 feet, 1 inch when she originally set the record in 2011. As of 2013, Guinness listed her nails as a combined 23 feet, 11 inches.
On June 25, 2015, five instructors led 278 riders through a 45-minute session alongside Australia's Sydney Harbor to set the record for the world's largest spin class.
Krystian Herba of Poland holds the record for most steps climbed by a bicycle thanks to to his March 22, 2015, climb of 3,139 steps at the Taipei 101 tower in Taiwan. He's seen here on his previous record-setting attempt, climbing 2,755 steps in Melbourne, Australia, in 2014.
The largest gathering of zombies numbered 15,458 participants at the Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Oct. 11, 2014.
The most people playing Monopoly at a single location is 316 and was achieved at an event organized by the NC State University Housing in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Feb. 4, 2015.
Rob Williams of Austin, Texas, set the world record for fastest sandwich made using feet, assembling a Bologna, cheese, lettuce and tomato sandwich, complete with mustard, mayonnaise, sliced pickles and topped with olives on cocktail sticks, in one minute, 57 seconds, on Nov. 10, 2000.
The massive Sand Fire burning in Southern California has numerous engines from the Central Coast called to the front lines as part of a mutual aid agreement. Some firefighters have also been called out to the Soberanes Fire in Monterey County.