13 Crazy World Records You Won’t Believe People Bothered to Set

  • February 09, 2015
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These are the people who work on breaking and re-breaking world records that no one in their right mind would ever even consider as a legitimate thing. You know, the records that are set by people who have to be either extremely demented or excessively lonely, though chances are with most of these records it’s a little bit from both columns. Here are some of the most absurd records anyone has ever bothered to set.

It’s always nice to leave your mark on the world. Everyone wants to be remembered for something and not simply fade into obscurity when they pass. But of course, some people take more extreme steps to be remembered than others and work toward accomplishments that leave most of us scratching our heads and asking, simply, “why?”


Most Straws Stuffed Into a Mouth

Believe it or not, someone looked a pile of more than 400 straws and thought, “I can probably jam those all into my mouth.”


Longest Nose

Seems strange that bad genetics can help you set a record, but such was the case with Mehmet Ozyurek and his 8.8 centimeter nose.


Most Concrete Blocks Broken While Holding an Egg

Okay, we get the breaking concrete blocks part, that’s impressive - but why on earth would anyone bother to hold a raw egg while doing it?


Most Time Spent Instant Messaging

Finally, a world record based on being horribly antisocial and spending an inordinate amount of time on the computer!


Largest Collection of Nike Shoes

Some dude named Jordan Geller has, for whatever reason, decided it would be an awesome idea to college more than 2,500 pairs of Nike shoes to set this record.


Tallest Mohawk

Kazuhiro Watanabe has the world’s tallest mohawk and we have to ask: how on earth does he get hair product all the way to the top?


Most Violins Played at Once

This is a record held by a Ukrainian named Oleksandr Bozhyk, and we just have to point out no one said most violins played well.