My dad was a collector of The Guiness Book of World Records annual editions and my mum was never stumped as to what to buy him for Christmas every year. When I was really little I loved carefully paging through the large hard cover book looking at the pictures and the freaks of course. Later on, when I could read, I studied all about the photos I practically memoried and it opened up a whole new Freaky World.
So, now as an adult (kinda), I have carried on the tradition and still buy The Guiness Book of World Records for myself.
Therefore I am a atop with useless information...and my own wee freak at dinner parties. I have yet to purchased my blue shiney 2010 edition. They cost a small fortune in SA these days.
Lee Redmond (USA), who has not cut her nails since 1979, has grown and carefully manicured them to reach a total length of 8.65 m (28 ft 4.5 in) as measured on the set of Lo show dei record in Madrid, Spain, on 23 February 2008. Her longest nail is the right thumb: 90 cm (2 ft 11 in).
Now you may say, whats to freaky about that, right? Can you imagine doing the simplest of tasks with those claws? Wipin' yer arse after a no. 2? or trying to tie or your buttons or lace your shoes? hmmmm rather limiting when it comes to DIY if you KWIM?
The fastest time to eat a 12" pizza is 1 min 45.37 sec and was set by Josh Anderson (New Zealand) in an event organised by Scopa Ltd in Wellington, New Zealand, on 22 March 2008.
Bernie Barker born July 31, 1940 in the US of A of course is a regular performer at Club LeBare, Miami Beach, Florida, USA and began his career in 2000 at the age of 60 as a way to get in shape after recovering from prostate cancer. He worked as a stripper until he passed away in March 2007. During his stripping career he won over 30 contests.
Geezo, I am still kicking myself to this day that I missed his show.
Most prolific mother ever. You thought Kate Gosselin was a SuperMom?
The greatest officially recorded number of children born to one mother is 69, to the wife of Feodor Vassilyev (b. 1707–c.1782), a peasant from Shuya, Russia. In 27 confinements she gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets.
Guitar Hero World Record Freak (I love playing this song on Legends of Rock)
Marton completed his challenge, without any breaks, on April 26, 2003 at Hódmezovásárhely Animal Husbandry Show, Hódmezovásárhely, Hungary.
I'll bet this guy could be hired to carve your pumpkin at Halloween.
Give him a call at 0800-i-don't-just-sheer-sheep.
That's all folks.
Over and out.