7 Bizarre New Guinness Records

One involves 17,994 coats of paint on a baseball
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2017 9:40 AM CDT
7 Bizarre New Guinness Records
Benny Harlem, with his eye-raising top fade.   (Guinness World Records)

Ekaterina Lisina's legs are as long as some people are tall. They've also propelled the model to newfound fame. Lisina has nabbed not one but two new Guinness World Records as the world's tallest professional model (at 6 feet, 8.77 inches) and woman with the longest legs. They measure 52 inches long, though her left leg is technically 0.2 inches longer than her right. "I'm so excited, I've been trying to claim the records for months. I had to get measured so many times," she tells the Sun. Other wild new records that make it into the 2018 edition of the book:

  • Longest eyelash: You Jianxia of China, whose eyelashes cascade down her cheeks, has one on her left eyelid that measures 4.88 inches long. She believes the growth is a result of her living at one with nature.
  • Most layers in ball of paint: Michael Carmichael of Alexandria, Ind., has spent the last 40 years applying two coats of paint per day to a baseball, reports the Telegraph. With 17,994 coats applied, the sphere is now bigger than he is.

  • Rabbit that can slam dunk the most baskets in a minute: According to a Facebook post, this very specific record was nabbed by Bini the Bunny, who hails from Long Beach, Calif. His Twitter account reveals Bini also paints and cleans up his own poop.
  • Tallest hair top fade: Looking good, Benny Harlem. The Los Angeles man stands out in a crowd with a top fade standing 20.5 inches tall. Styling it can take more than two hours.
  • Longest female fingernails: It's one way to get out of doing the dishes. Ayanna Williams of Houston has racked up a total nail length of 18 feet, 10.9 inches.
  • First prosthetic tattoo gun arm: Tattoo artist JC Sheitan Tenet amazed customers with his work using his "tattoo gun arm," engineered by JL Gonengzal. Both men hail from France.
See more amazing records here. (More Guinness World Records stories.)

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