Top 10 Bizarre World Records

World records are made after a long, hard struggle, and it can take years of practice and effort to register your name in the record section. Even after this, not many people are aware of who is the longest, smallest, fattest or slimmest person on earth.

The name of the Guinness Book of World Records has earned immense fame worldwide during the last decade, as it makes note of all the extraordinary things that have been done by an individual or a group of people. While some of these records are fairly common, a number of them are just downright bizzare.


  • 1

    The biggest mask:

    The biggest mask in the world was put on public display on March 5, 2011.

    The height of the mask is equal to 12.7 m and it has a width of 8.5 meters, with a total surface area of 72.2 m ². It was made for the Thracian folklore carnival in Greece.

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    Biggest dog on earth:

    The Great Dane Zeus, who lives in Michigan, is a dog whose height, when measured in October 2011, was 1.12 meters from paw to wither. He could rise to 2.2 meters when standing on his hind legs.

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    The highest number of shots in the basket made by a parrot:

    Macaw parrot Zack, from California, can make 22 shots per minute into a miniature basketball hoop.

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    The biggest biceps:

    Egyptian resident, Mustafa Ismail, has the biggest biceps in the world. The circumference of his left arm is 62.2 cm in a relaxed state, and can reach up to 65 cm, when stretched.

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    Largest collection of shoes:

    Darlene Flinniz from California has 15,665 footwear items in her collection. She started collecting them 12 years ago and the cost of the collection is more than half a million dollars.

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    Largest ball of rubber bands:

    Joel Bullock of the United States made this masterpiece in 2008; it is the largest ball made entirely of rubber bands, weighing up to 4,097 kg.

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    Hugest pumpkin:

    A farmer from Alaska raised a gigantic pumpkin, which was 821 kilograms in weight.

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    Longest fingernails:

    45-year-old singer from Las Vegas, Chris Walton, has been growing her fingernails, with a total length of about 6 meters, for the past 18 years.

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    Smallest woman on earth:

    Jyoti Amge, an 18-year-old student from India, is the smallest woman alive in the world, with a height of  62.8 cm.

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    The largest steel drum:

    The largest steel drum in the world belongs to Jomo Vahtuse, a resident of the state of Trinidad and Tobago. The giant drum, which has a width of 104 cm and a height of 84 cm, was measured in Port-of-Spain (Trinidad and Tobago), on 12 November 2010.

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