Top 10: Astonishing Guinness records


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Paddy Doyle is one of the most athletic men on the planet.

By Michael Wright, Staff Writer

The human body is an amazing mechanism capable of extraordinary feats. Men and women strive to push themselves to their physical limits and then some. The Guinness World Book of Records is filled with stories that will leave readers in shock and awe.

  1. Most push-ups (using back of hands) in one hour

The British athlete Paddy Doyle was able to set this world record with a total of 1,940 pushups, with the specified form, on 2007 in Birmingham, UK. This specific technique is difficult because you’re forced to rely on the forearm muscles, which are normally underworked.

  1. Hairiest teenager

Supatra Sasuphan from Thailand was measured with the Ferriman Gallwey Evaluation of Hirsutism back in March 4, 2010 in Rome, Italy. The method measures 11 body parts on a scale of zero to four and then adding up the scores of each area for a maximum possibility of 36 as the final score. Her entire face is covered in layers of hair that is as thick and long as a dog. The remainder of her body is also covered in abnormal amounts of hair.

  1. Farthest eyeball pop

Kim Goodman set the record in Istanbul, Turkey in 2007. She was able to make her eyeballs pop out of her head 0.47 inches beyond her eye sockets. The average eyeball size is 0.94 inches so that means half of her eye is sticking out. Try to pull anything around her is impossible because she probably has an eye on you … literally.

  1. Longest fingernails on a pair of hands (female) ever

Grandmother Lee Redmond of the Salt Lake City, Utah, had nails that measured 28.37 feet in 2008. The straight-line distance of her nails is longer than most cars. However, she lost her nail length due to an automobile accident, which broke off the nails when she was flung out of a car back in 2009.

  1. The longest tongue

Nick Stoeberl’s, from Salinas, Calif., tongue was measured at 3.97 inches from the tongue’s tip to the middle of the closed top lip in 2012. That’s longer than the average male middle finger length. He is a Blow Pop’s worst nightmare.

  1. Most needles inserted into the head

Wei Shengchu of China put 2,188 needless into his head while on the set Guinness World Records in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2013. This guy is the walking, talking Sonic. Maybe they’re related?

  1. Longest time breath held voluntarily (male)

Stig Avall Severinsen is the current record holder for how long he can hold his breath. He was able to successfully go without oxygen for 22 minutes. Signs of brain damage have been commonly seen after holding one’s breath for just five minutes. That fact is a testament to his nerves of steel. He performed the attempt at the London School of Diving in London, UK. He has held the record since 2012.

  1. Stig Avall Severinsen is called the man who doesn't breathe.
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    Stig Avall Severinsen is called the man who doesn’t breathe.

    Most sit-ups consecutively

Tim Kides was a 21-year-old sophomore from New Jersey. He was able to achieve the record by doing 125,001 sit-ups in 80 hours back in 1989. Most people can never even do that number in their life.

  1. Longest metal coil passed through the nose and out the mouth

Andrew Stanton from the U.S. passed an 11.9 feet coil through his nose and out of his mouth in 2012 in Rome, Italy. He just put a coil through his body that’s longer than two average-height males stacked on top of each other.

  1. Heaviest aircraft pulled (male)

Kevin Fast was able to pull a CC-177 Globemaster 3 for 28.87 feet in the rain. The aircraft weighed 188.83 tons. This is equivalent to moving several boulders. Fast is a Canadian who performed the feat in Trenton, Ontario.