Bowling Ball Stacking
The most bowling balls stacked vertically without the aid of adhesives is
10, by David Kremer of Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA, on the set of Guinness
World Records: Primetime, Los Angeles, on November 19, 1998. David is
the executive director of a Roman Catholic order of brothers and priests.
Golf Ball Stacking
Don Athey of Bridgeport, Ohio, USA, stacked nine golf balls vertically,
without the use of adhesives, on October 4, 1998.
Most Scorpions Eaten
The most live scorpions eaten by a human being is approximately 35,000. Each
day, the field worker, Rene Alvarenga (a.k.a. el comealacrances -
“scorpion eater”), from Intipuka, El Salvador, catches 20-30 of the
creatures and eats them.
World's Biggest Liar
John Graham, from Filloth, Cumbria, England, is the World’s Biggest Liar.
For the title, contestants must tell tall tales for several minutes at the
annual lying competition, held at Santon Bridge, Cumbria, UK. John Graham
has won five times. As the title holder, John has been invited to entertain
people all over the country and is a local star. The only problem about
being the World's Biggest Liar is that even when he is being truthful no-one
believes a word he says!
Farthest Human Cannonball Flight
The record distance for a human fired from a cannon is 56.54 m (185 ft 10
in), by David "Cannonball" Smith Sr. This human cannonball feat occurred on
May 29, 1998, at Kennywood Park, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA. It is
estimated David was traveling at over 112 km/h (70 mph) during the flight!
Despite all the airtime in his chosen profession, there is not a part of
performing that David doesn't enjoy. "I am able to do something that is
entertaining for people," he says, "I truly enjoy people!" He has eight
children and five of them are human cannonballs! "The others are still too
young!" he laughs. Continuing in their father's sky-high tradition is
obviously in their blood!
Longest And Highest Blindfold Skywalk
The longest and highest blindfold skywalk was performed by Jay Cochrane,
between the two towers of the Flamingo Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, at a
height of 30 stories, and a length of 183.48 m (600 ft), on November 11,
Farthest Spaghetti Nasal Ejection
Kevin Cole of Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA, holds the record for the longest
spaghetti strand blown out of a nostril in a single blow. On December 16,
1998, Kevin successfully achieved a record distance of 19 cm (7.5 in) on the
set of Guinness World Records: Primetime in Los Angeles,
California, USA. Kevin first started practicing his nasal ejection with
Ramon noodles and then progressed onto spaghetti. He has the ability to blow
one end of the spaghetti out of one nostril, and the other end out of the
other nostril for a "nasal floss" effect.
Most Bees In Mouth
Dr. Norman Gary held 109 honeybees in his closed mouth for the required 10
seconds, on October 20, 1998, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Most Cockroaches Eaten
Ken Edwards of Glossop, Derbyshire, England ate 36 cockroaches in one minute
on the set of The Big Breakfast, London, England on 5 March 2001.
Ken is a retired ratcatcher and part-time entertainer who first took to the
stage at age 18, but his talent for carrying out bizarre stage acts was
unveiled on the British TV show Over The Top when he was 39. Ken's 47
rats-down-the-trouser trick caused such a stir that he became a celebrity
overnight! His friends and family are now used to his freaky acts and Ken
says, "If I were to actually do something normal then they would react!"
Fastest Beer Bottle Opening
The fastest time for opening 300 bottles of beer, by a team of three, is 1
min 47 sec, on the set of Guinness - Die Show Der Rekorde. The team
was led by Alois Unertl, of the Unertl Brewery, in Munich, Germany, on April
2, 1999. In relay style, each team member opened 100 bottles and when
finished, passed the specially constructed opener for the next team member
to begin more bottle-opening.
Most Clothespins Cipped On Face
The UK's Garry Turner clipped 133 ordinary wooden clothes pegs on his face
at the offices of Guinness World Records, London, on August 3, 2001. Garry
is the landlord of the Red Lion pub in Caistor, Norfolk.
Most Worms Charmed
Tom Shufflebotham charmed 511 worms out of the ground at the first World
Worm Charming Championship, held in Willaston, Cheshire, England, on July 5,
1980. Competitors are allowed 30 minutes to "charm" as many worms as
possible. Charmers can use garden forks and other implements to help coax up
the worms, but sprinkling water on the ground is not allowed.