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Found this impressive clip from the world of competitive flatulence.


I love how proud he looks when he says he's been practicing all his life in parking lots with friends.
My brother and his colleagues would practice shave and a haircut belches. Those long railway shifts just flew by.
 

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This is fairly bonkers-

Dario Costa set a new Guinness World Record when he piloted a small aircraft through a set of narrow tunnels in Turkey.

Not content with smashing one record, the 41-year-old aviator chose a tunnel split into two sections.

He said: ‘I’d never flown in a tunnel in my life – nobody had ever done it – so there was a big question mark in my head whether everything would go as we expected.

Mr Costa had to keep the plane hovering just above the road to make sure he didn’t clip the concrete walls and crash to an almost certain death.

When inside the tunnel, there was only about four meters between the tip of each wing and the concrete walls.

The most dangerous part came when he briefly emerged into the open air gap between the tunnels and his aircraft was battered by crosswinds.

The stunt set at least five records, with the pilot also becoming the first to take off inside a tunnel and the longest and fastest flights in a tunnel.

He said: ‘Everything seemed to be happening so fast, but when I got out of the first tunnel, the plane started to move to the right because of the crosswinds and in my head, everything slowed down in that moment.

‘I reacted and just focused on getting the plane back on the right path to enter the other tunnel. Then in my mind, everything sped up all over again.’

A team of 40 support staff were involved in the flight, which covered 2.26km in less than 44 seconds.

I’m not sure what’s going on at 46 secs on the video - the camera at this point appears not to be attached to the plane.
 

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Golden retriever enters record books for most tennis balls in his mouth

Golden retriever Finley made his parents very proud after breaking the world record for holding the most tennis balls in his mouth at once.
The seven-year-old superstar managed to fit and hold an astonishing six balls between his teeth.

The adorable winner, who lives with his family in Ontario, Canada, started picking up multiple tennis balls on his own when he was about two-years-old.

In the following years, he worked his way up to five, and then to six.

Finley’s title was previously held by another golden retriever called Augie, whose record of five tennis balls stood for 17 years.
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It seems Guinness hadn't established guidelines, much less awarded any record, for individual pub crawls. This UK man has now submitted the evidence to be recognized as the first record holder for most pubs visited (with minimum drink requirement at each pub) in a 24-hour span.
British man visits 51 pubs in 24 hours for Guinness World Record

A British man's pub crawl may have set a new Guinness World Record when he visited 51 bars in 24 hours.

Matt Ellis of St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, England, said Guinness officials told him there is currently no world record for most pubs visited in 12 hours by an individual, so the record-keeping agency set the goal to originate the record at 50. ...

Ellis said he was required to have witnesses with him at each stop and consume at least 4.2 ounces of any beverage at each establishment.

The pub fan said he visited a total 51 businesses in 8 hours, 52 minutes and 37 seconds.

Evidence from Ellis' pub crawl has been submitted to Guinness World Records for official certification.
FULL STORY:
https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/1...ours-for-Guinness-World-Record/9541633983316/

For More Details - See Also:
24-hour pub crawl: St Neots man 'sets new world record'
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-58861985
 

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A Canadian man has been recognized by the Guinness folks as having the largest collection of soft drink cans for a single brand (Coca-Cola).
Canadian Coke fan collects 11,308 different cans for Guinness World Record

A Canadian Coca-Cola fan earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records by collecting 11,308 different cans issued by the soft drink company.

Gary Feng was named the Guinness World Record holder for the largest collection of soft drink cans (same brand) when his collection was tallied and verified to be more extensive than the previous record-holder, Italian man Davide Andreani, whose collection includes 10,558 different Coke cans. ...

Feng's collection includes a 1955 can that was one of the first to be produced by the company, as well as commemorative cans from multiple decades of Olympic Games -- including an ultra-rare can designed for the 2016 Chicago Olympics, which never took place due to Rio de Janeiro winning the bid to host.

The collection also features cans that were specially designed for drinking in zero gravity for the 1985 Challenger space shuttle mission and a 1991 expedition to the Russian space station Mir. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/1...cords-Coca-Cola-can-collection/1151634069062/
 

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Guinness has certified this massive item as the world's largest pocket knife. It's not just a sculpture. Guinness' rules require that the knife be fully functional.

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Kentucky store earns Guinness record for world's largest pocket knife

A 34-foot, 6-inch folding knife created in Kentucky was certified by Guinness World Records as the world's largest pocket knife.

The knife, installed outside Red Hill Cutlery in Radcliff, the home of the Kentucky Museum of American Pocket Knives, was confirmed as the world's largest pocket knife by Guinness, and a ceremony was held Wednesday to commemorate the achievement. ...

Jason Basham, co-owner of Red Hill Cutlery and the mastermind behind the record attempt, said the hope is that the world's largest pocket knife will serve as a tourist attraction for the museum and the town.

Red Hill Cutlery said the blade alone weighs about 1,500 pounds.

Guinness World Records said the rules required that the folding knife be fully functional. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/10/14/Guinness-World-Records-largest-pocket-knife/4941634231454/
 

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Guinness has certified this massive item as the world's largest pocket knife. It's not just a sculpture. Guinness' rules require that the knife be fully functional.


FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/10/14/Guinness-World-Records-largest-pocket-knife/4941634231454/

Up until the mid 1990s they didn't list the largest knife, they listed the one with the most blades.
Which was the famous(?) Year Knife, manufactured by Joseph Rodgers in 1822 including 1822 blades. This article is very positive about its years when it was owned by Stanley, but GBR listed it as having 1973 blades into the 1990s saying they had run out of space to add any more. They obviously found space when they did the major refurbishment and renaming as the Stanley Millennium Year Knife.
 

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This fellow has now claimed the Guinness World Record for most straitjacket escapes in an 8-hour period.
Illusionist escapes straitjacket 300 times in eight hours

A professional illusionist broke a Guinness World Record at a Georgia theme park when he completed 300 straitjacket escapes in eight hours.

Jackson Rayne took to a stage at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta and performed the feat that broke the record. ...

Rayne was aiming to beat the previous Guinness World Record of 193 escapes, which was set by James Peters in Britain in 2003. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/1...s-straitjacket-escapes-8-hours/1441636133301/
 

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This giant-scale, fully functional Atari-style joystick has been cited by Guinness as the world's largest.
Game on: 9-foot video game joystick on record as largest

A 9-foot-tall (2.7-meter-tall) video game joystick made of wood, rubber and steel has made it into the Guinness World Records 2022 as the largest.

Dartmouth College professor Mary Flanagan created the giant controller — nearly 14 times the size of an original classic Atari controller — in 2006 to celebrate her childhood experience of “maniacally” playing Atari 2600 video games.

She also wanted to see what it would be like when a single-player experience becomes collaborative: It takes at least two people to operate the joystick and push the button to play classic Atari games such as “Centipede” and “Breakout.” ...

The joystick, which toured Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States, is now part of the permanent collection of ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany.
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/oddities...-video-games-486b4e692ef62a46cb19a21091ccd838
 
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As you do when confronted with a Hot air Balloon.

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Musical March MakesHistory

Thousands of Venezuelan musicians, most of them youngsters, have earned the title of the world’s largest orchestra.

Guinness World Records announced the 8,573 musicians, all connected to the country’s network of youth orchestras, earned the designation with a performance a week earlier of Tchaikovsky’s Slavonic March.

The musicians, ranging in age from 12 to 77, attempted the record during a patriotic concert at a military academy in the capital of Caracas. To set the record, more than 8,097 had to be tallied playing at the same time during a five-minute period of Tchaikovsky’s piece.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/world/arid-40749195.html
 

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If at first you don't succeed, try again ... Giving up on the idea of setting the world record for a 100-meter dash while juggling and blindfolded never seemed to be an option for this guy ...
Man runs 100-meter dash while juggling blindfolded for world record

An Idaho man said it took him four years of attempts before he was finally able to break the Guinness World Record for fastest 100-meter dash while juggling blindfolded.

David Rush, who has broken more than 200 Guinness records to promote STEM education, said the 100-meter (328-foot) record was more difficult than his other running while juggling blindfolded records because Guinness required him to remain in his 48-inch lane for the entire run. ...

Rush said he finally succeeded after 22 failed attempts, setting the record at 16.29 seconds.
SOURCE (With Video): https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/1...100m-dash-juggling-blindfolded/1801637605419/
 

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A Turkish man has been certified by Guinness as having the world's longest nose.

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Turkish man's 3.46-inch nose earns Guinness World Records title

The Turkish man who was verified by Guinness World Records as having the longest nose on a living person said his supersized schnoz gives him an enhanced sense of smell.

Mehmet Ozyurek, whose nose was officially measured at 3.46 inches from the bridge to the tip, said his large proboscis was the cause of mockery when he was a child, but he came to see it as a benefit. ...

"God made me like this, there is nothing that can be done in this situation. I learned to live in peace with my physique."

Ozyurek said he discovered his nose gave him unexpected benefits, including an enhanced sense of smell.

"I say, 'There is a smell here.' Other people say 'We don't smell that smell.' I say, 'You may not smell it but I can,'" Ozyurek said. ...

Ozyurek said he can also do some party tricks, such as inflating a balloon with his nostrils. ...

Guinness said it does not have a confirmed record for the longest nose ever, but Thomas Wedders, a circus performer who lived in England in the 1770s, allegedly had a nose that measured 7.5 inches long.
SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/1...ld-Records-longest-nose-living/3331638294550/
 

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In case you've wondered ... The Guinness record for the loudest (human) burp or belch was recently increased for the first time in a decade by an Australian man.
Australian man breaks Guinness record with world's loudest burp

An Australian man broke a decade-old Guinness World Record when he let out a burp measured at 112.4 decibels.

Neville Sharp, of Darwin, Northern Territory, said his wife encouraged him to go for the record, and he spent five years preparing by honing the strength and noise level of his belches. ...

Sharp said the most difficult part of the record was gathering the proper equipment to accurately measure the volume of his emissions.

Sharp's record-breaking burp broke the record of 109.9 decibels, which was set in 2009 by Paul Hunn of Britain. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/12/01/australia-Guinness-World-Records-loudest-burp/5381638384804/
 

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