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The Guinness Book of World Records keeps track of some of the biggest accomplishments on earth. Since 1955, the book has kept track of human records and extreme natural occurrences. The book itself also holds a world record, being the best selling book series of all time.
Some of the records include things One Direction's record of becoming the first British band to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard charts and Michael Phelps becoming the most decorated Olympian in history. While these are great career accomplishments, the Guinness Book of World Records goes beyond that and include some stranger records.
Some of the weirdest world records are listed below.
The world's biggest afro belongs to Aevin Douglas of New Orleans, Louisiana. Her afro, which is all natural, has a circumfrence of 4 ft. and 4 inches.
Number of Dogs Skipping Rope
Dogs may run and jump around a lot, but it takes a very special, very talented dog to be able to jump rope. Uchida Geinousha has exactly those types of dogs in her Super Wan Wan Circus. They hold the record for most dogs jumping rope, with 13 dogs skipping rope at the same time.
Christine "The Dutchess" Walton takes pride in her world record. The Dutchess holds the record for the world's longest fingernails. The nails on her right hand measure a whopping 9 ft. and 7 in. Her nails on the right hand are even longer. Those nails measure 10 ft. and 2 inches.
From the tip of her tounge to her top lip, Chanel Tapper is the person with the longest tongue in the world. It measures 3.8 inches.
Largest Underwater Wedding
Eva and Paul Yavorzhno from Poland decided that they wanted a unique experience at their wedding, and made the celebration of their nuptials an underwater event. This did not deter their guests. 275 people showed up to celebrate their marriage, making their wedding the largest underwater wedding in the world.
Japanese fashion designer, Kazuhiro Wantabe Watanabe sports a mohawk that stands 3 feet and 8.6 inches, making him the man with the world's tallest mohawk.
Person Covered with Most Bees
While most people try to avoid bees out of fear of getting stung, She Ping of China broke a record by attracting them to his body. She broke the world of having the most bees on the body by covering his whole body with about 331,000 bees. That's a lot of stings.
Most Pierced Man
On October 24, 2011, Rolf Bucholz of Germany broke the world record for most pierced man. Bucholz has 453 piercings.
Most Spoons on Human Body
Some people may sometimes try to make their spoons stick to their nose, Etibar Elchyiev went beyond that. He holds the record for most spoons on the human body, with 50 magnetized spoons being stuck to his body.
Riding Unicycle on Beer Bottles
On September 26, 2011, Lutz Eichholz rode his unicycle over a row of 127 upright beer bottles, measuring 8.93 meters. While this is seems to be a strange activity to partake in, this has been done before. Eichholz broke the previous world record, where someone rode their unicycle over a row of beer bottles that measured 7.99 meters.