For over 60 years, the Guinness World Records have celebrated the world’s oddities by collating records of all types from human achievements to extremes in the natural earth and beyond. Weird is often the name of the game for those who strive to have their names commemorated in the popular publication, but some records take bizarre to a new extreme.
With this year marking the 63rd edition of The Guinness Book of Records, it’s time to look back at some of the stranger achievements that have made readers tilt their heads in awe over the years. Here are 25 of the weirdest Guinness World Records ever recorded.
1. Fastest time to crush three watermelons with the thighs. Ukraine strongwoman Olga Liaschuk proved the unparalleled strength of her thighs when she managed to crush three watermelons between them in just 14.65 seconds. Liaschuk broke the world record with her super niche skill at the Mediaset Studios in Milan, Italy, on June 26th, 2014. She attempted to trump her feat by setting a record for “Most watermelons crushed with the thighs in one minute,” but just fell short of the current record.
2. Furthest distance to blow a pea. André Ortolf has had his heart set on breaking a world record ever since he was introduced to the annual book. He’s since achieved multiple records to his name, including Fastest 100m wearing ski-boots and Fastest 100m in clogs. However, his latest feat was his ability to blow a pea 7.51 m, which was achieved in Germany on July 12th, 2014.