Some peo­ple do strange things for place in book

South Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THERE have been dozens of strange world record at­tempts across the world since the Guin­ness World Records launched in 1955.

One of the first strangest records was set in 1998 when Blackie the cat be­came the world’s wealth­i­est cat, in­her­it­ing $ 12.5 mil­lion af­ter its owner died.

In 2012 Don­ald A Gorske won the record for most Big Macs con­sumed, hav­ing eaten 26,000 of the burg­ers, one ev­ery day for 40 years.

The world’s long­est kiss, 50 hours 25 min­utes and 1 sec­ond, was made in Thai­land on Fe­bru­ary 12, 2013.

Sev­eral strange at­tempts so far this year in­clude the most ice scream scoops bal­anced on a cone ( won by Dim­itri Panciera in Italy with 109 scoops), the world’s largest mail­box ( cre­ated by Jim Bolin in Illi­nois and mea­sur­ing 5743 feet) and the high­est bar jump cleared by a llama ( achieved by Casper in the UK).

In 2014, Amer­i­can band Paramore re­leased a mu­sic video for their Grammy- award win­ning song Ain’t It Fun that broke sev­eral world records, in­clud­ing the record num­ber of clocks smashed with a gui­tar in 30 sec­onds, catch­ing the most feath­ers in 30 sec­onds, the long­est time spin­ning a vinyl record on a fin­ger and much more.

Closer to home in Bris­bane, the Queens­land Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy has bro­ken the World’s Largest Toga party record sev­eral times.

Aus­tralia is also the record holder for the world’s largest skinny dip ( 786 par­tic­i­pants in Perth in 2015), the world’s largest surf­ing les­son while dressed in a Santa cos­tume ( 320 par­tic­i­pants at Bondi Beach in 2015) and the most wool sheered from a sheep.

The world record for most socks worn on one foot si­mul­ta­ne­ously is 184 and was achieved by Kamil Ku­lik from Poland in 2016.

There have been dozens of other world record at­tempts in­volv­ing socks.

THE BEST: The most re­cent book of world records.

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