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Accountant Holds One of the Weirdest World Records

Italy's Michele Santelia has typed 81 books backward

(Newser) - An Italian accountant has become famous in a small-scale way for the books he types. To be clear, Michele Santelia is not the author of these books. He retypes the works of others, usually famous works in history. But as Lit Hub notes, it's the way he does so...

You Won't Find Stranger World Records Than These

UPI rounds up the weirdest Guinness World Records achievements of 2022

(Newser) - It's that time of the year when we look back fondly (and not so fondly) at the best and worst of what went down over the past 12 months. The only guarantees we had going into 2022 were death, taxes, and a new set of achievements recognized by Guinness...

US Woman Breaks Underpants World Record
US Woman Breaks
Underpants World Record
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US Woman Breaks Underpants World Record

Rachael Schmitt pulled on 19 pairs in 30 seconds

(Newser) - Rachael Schmitt, an American woman studying in Ireland, is now the holder of one of the more unusual Guinness World Records. The Trinity College student pulled on 19 pairs of underpants in 30 seconds, breaking the record of 17 in 30 seconds held by Japan's Toshiaki Kasuga, UPI reports....

No Creature Walking the Earth Is Older Than This Tortoise

St. Helena's Jonathan, the oldest giant tortoise ever recorded, is at least 190 years old

(Newser) - A three-day birthday bash may seem excessive, but it's not every day you turn 190. Jonathan the giant tortoise , the oldest known living land animal, will celebrate that milestone this weekend at his home on the South Atlantic island of St. Helena. Believed to have hatched in the Seychelles...

Guy Eats 10 of the World's Hottest Peppers in 33 Seconds

Guinness World Record holder Gregory Foster admits a passion for pain

(Newser) - It took just 33.15 seconds for Gregory Foster to eat 10 of the hottest peppers in the world. The pain lasted much longer—though not nearly as long as his new Guinness World Record will stand. The hot sauce maker from San Diego actually nabbed the latest of several...

World's Oldest Dog Dies After Life Full of Love, Country Music

Toy fox terrier Pebbles was 22

(Newser) - Pebbles, a toy fox terrier certified as the oldest living dog in May this year, has died at the age of 22—the equivalent of more than 120 years of age for a human, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association 's calculations. According to an Instagram post from...

Watch These Slackliners Set a Heart-Stopping Record

Daredevils Rafael Bridi, Alexander Schulz made longest walk over active volcano in early pandemic

(Newser) - If walking over an active volcano via slackline is on your bucket list, you might look to Brazilian daredevil Rafael Bridi for guidance. Per UPI, Bridi and fellow slacklining enthusiast Alexander Schulz of Germany set a Guinness World Record for "longest slackline walk over an active volcano," which...

846 Pounds of Pumpkin, 38 Miles of River

Duane Hansen of Nebraska awaits his place in the Guinness World Record books

(Newser) - The powers-that-be behind the Guinness World Records have been alerted—a Nebraska man paddled 38 miles down the Missouri River in a giant pumpkin. If Saturday's feat by Duane Hansen is confirmed, he will take his place in the record book as the person who completed "the longest...

Italian Duo Breaks Record for Fastest Tire Change
It's a Tire Change Unlike
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It's a Tire Change Unlike Any You've Seen

Duo set record for swapping out a pair of tires while the car is moving

(Newser) - It’s certainly useful to know how to change a tire, and it can’t hurt to know how to drive on two wheels for a sustained period, but it’s hard to think of a scenario in which it would be useful to do both simultaneously. Of course, practicality...

He Broke a Bungee-Jump Record Shockingly Fast

Francois-Marie Dibon hit 431 jumps with nearly half-a-day to go

(Newser) - In 2017, Mike Heard of New Zealand set a world record for most bungee jumps over 24 hours with an impressive 430. Now, a Frenchman has made that hair-raising stunt look rather mild, topping Heard's record in just over 12 hours. After a 50-minute rest, 44-year-old Francois-Marie Dibon went...

Guinness Confirms Paper Airplane Record

It soared more than 252 feet

(Newser) - When you're trying to throw a paper airplane farther than any paper airplane has gone before, paper matters. Conqueror CX22 100gsm, described by USA Today as one of the stiffest out there, was what three men used to make a paper airplane that Guinness World Records has confirmed went...

This Is the Largest Wave Ever Surfed by a Human

It measured 86 feet in height, and Sebastian Steudtner rode it

(Newser) - The wave that surfer Sebastian Steudtner rode in October 2020 has been confirmed as the beast it appeared to be. Guinness World Records on Tuesday announced the 36-year-old German did indeed break the record for riding the largest wave when he rode an 86-footer off Portugal. The Washington Post reports...

This Is 5 M&Ms in a Stack. It's Also a New World Record
Stack of 7 M&Ms
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Stack of 7 M&Ms Takes the Cake

Master balancer Ibrahim Sadeq of Iraq is latest to claim the world record

(Newser) - Update: Will Cutbill had just eight and a half months to enjoy his Guinness World Record for the Tallest Stack of M&Ms at five. The Brit's achievement on Jan. 31, 2021 was the first of three times the world record would be broken in a 15-month span, per...

World Record for Slackline Walk Was 'Total Serendipity Moment'

Rafael Zugno Bridi crossed 59-foot line between 2 hot-air balloons 1.2 miles above Brazil

(Newser) - Guinness World Records has officially recognized the highest slackline walk, at more than twice the height of the world's tallest building. Brazilian daredevil Rafael Zugno Bridi claimed the record after crossing a 59-foot slackline suspended between two hot-air balloons some 6,236 feet, or nearly 1.2 miles, above...

This Guy Has Spent 84 Years at the (Same) Office

Centenarian Walter Orthmann has broken a Guinness World Record

(Newser) - A man in Brazil has just broken his own Guinness World Record for the longest stint at one company. And after 84 years, Walter Orthmann is still excited to get up and go to the office. He's a 100-year-old sales manager at textile company ReneauxView, which was called Industrias...

Oldest Person Dies at 119
Oldest Person
Dies at 119

Oldest Person Dies at 119

Kane Tanaka wanted everyone to 'continue to have fun'

(Newser) - A woman thought to be the oldest person in the world, with a certificate to back it up, has died in Japan at age 119. Guinness World Records reported Monday that Kane Tanaka died last Tuesday, NBC News reports. She lived in a rest home and died at a hospital...

World's Oldest Living Dog Has a Familiar Name

Chihuahua TobyKeith was verified as 21 years, 66 days old on March 16, a Guinness record

(Newser) - This TobyKeith drinks out of a bowl, not a red Solo cup, but he's now drawing as much attention as the country music star he was apparently named after. The Florida chihuahua has just made his way into Guinness World Records as the oldest living dog, confirmed on March...

Guinness Confirms Movie Fan's Record

Ramiro Alanis watched 'Spiderman: No Way Home' 292 times in a cinema

(Newser) - If anyone was trying to find Florida's Ramiro Alanis from December through March, their first stop should have been a movie theater. Specifically, one showing Spider-Man: No Way Home. Alanis watched the flick in a cinema an astonishing 292 times between December 16 and March 15, reports ScreenRant . And...

Couple's Eye-Popping Potato Isn't a Potato After All

New Zealand couple's dreams 'turn to mash'

(Newser) - When is a potato not a potato? When it's a tuber of a gourd, according to Guinness World Records. A New Zealand couple who believed they had dug up the world's largest potato in the garden of their small farm near Hamilton have had their dreams turned to...

Guinness Is Officially Impressed With This Berry

Weighing more than half a pound, Israeli specimen is the world's biggest

(Newser) - A mammoth Israeli strawberry is entering the record books, per the AP . Weighing a whopping 289 grams (10.19 ounces, more than half a pound), the titanic berry this week was declared the world's largest by Guinness World Records. The strawberry was picked on Chahi Ariel's family farm...

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