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World Records (Miscellaneous)

A Swedish strong man has set a new Guinness record for throwing a washing machine.
Swedish man throws washing machine more than 14 feet

... Johan Espenkrona broke the world record while going head-to-head with Dutch strongman Kelvin de Ruiter on the set of Guinness World Records' Lo Show Dei Record in Milan. ...

The bodybuilders took turns throwing washing machines in an attempt to break the record of 13 feet and 6.6 inches, which was set by Lithuanian man Zydrunas Savickas.

De Ruiter initially broke the record with a 14-foot, 1-inch throw but Espenkrona ultimately took the title by throwing his washing machine 14 feet and 7.2 inches.
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...-Records-washing-machine-throw/5181655918695/
A washing machine... with the concrete weight still in it? Whoa.

Edit: Watched the video, noted that the washing machine is either very small or the man is very big.
An Oregon man has set a Guinness record for alphabetizing alphabet soup.
Oregon man breaks world record for alphabetizing soup

An Oregon man broke an unusual Guinness World Record when he found and alphabetized all 26 letters in a can of alphabet soup in 2 minutes and 8.6 seconds.

Jacob Chandler said he decided to try to break a Guinness World Record and looked through some possibilities before reading about the alphabet soup record. ...

"... I've eaten plenty of alphabet soup in my life but never stopped to think someone would make a challenge out of organizing the letters," Chandler told Guinness World Records.

Chandler said he made preparations including finding the perfect-sized bowl and spoon, identifying the right kind of alphabet soup with large and easily recognizable letters and studying up to make sure he could tell the difference between letters like "M" and "W." ...

Chandler said there were some factors that were impossible to predict.

"The most difficult part was not being able to know what was going to be in the can at the time of the attempt. Due to the fact each can was sealed and completely random, this made it mentally exhausting to think about" ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/06/23/Guinness-World-Records-alphabet-soup/3191656016665/
A team has toppled a domino wall composed of over 54,000 pieces to claim a new Guinness record.
Wall of 54,321 dominoes topples at Michigan school for world record

A team of domino artists convened at a Michigan school to assemble a wall from 54,321 dominoes and break a Guinness World Record.

Steve Price, one of the judges on the Fox series Domino Masters and brother of Trillium Academy third-grade teacher Kristina Price, brought a team of artists to the Taylor school to attempt the Guinness World Record for the longest domino wall. ...

The wall, consisting of 54,321 dominoes, wrapped around the entire gym at the school. Nearly 50,000 more dominoes were used to create multiple chain reactions around the gym. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/06/27/Guinness-World-Records-domino-wall/6301656355107/
A serial world record achiever walked 3.4 miles while balancing a guitar on his chin.
Man walks 3.4 miles while balancing a guitar on his chin

... David Rush, who has broken nearly 250 Guinness World Records to promote STEM education, said it took him 1 hour and 7 minutes to break the record for greatest distance traveled while balancing a guitar on the chin. ...

Rush walked 13 laps around a track -- a total 3.4 miles -- before the guitar fell. The total was enough to claim the record.

Rush said he has to "fight a light breeze" during his walk, and afterward he found himself so dizzy and sore he had to lie down on the ground ...
FULL STORY (With Video): https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...ds-David-Rush-guitar-chin-walk/3271656431797/
A new Guinness-certified largest spritz cocktail (over 277 gallons) was created in Milan.
Italian shopping center mixes up 277.4-gallon spritz cocktail

A shopping center in Italy earned a Guinness World Record by mixing up a massive spritz cocktail measuring 277.4 gallons.

The Fiordaliso shopping center in the Rozzano area of Milan mixed the massive aperitif -- an alcoholic beverage meant to be served before a meal -- under the watchful eye of a Guinness World Records adjudicator. ...

The spritz cocktail was officially measured at 277.4 gallons, earning the record for the world's largest spritz cocktail.

The previous record, 264.2 gallons, was set aboard the Costa Favolosa cruise ship during a 2016 voyage from Barcelona to Marseilles.
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...ecords-largest-spritz-cocktail/5881656615080/
433 couples in Belgium set a new Guinness-certified world record for pairs eating a single strand of spaghetti until their lips touch in a kiss (a la Lady and the Tramp). The previous record involved 125 couples.
433 couples share spaghetti strands to break Guinness World Record

A housing association in Belgium broke a Guinness World Record by gathering 433 pairs of people to each eat a single strand of spaghetti at the same time.

Upgrade Estate gathered the couples at Flanders Expo in Ghent and each pair shared a strand of spaghetti and ate their way to the middle until their lips met in an "Italian kiss" -- a tradition popularized by Disney cartoon Lady and the Tramp. ...

Guinness rules required the strand of spaghetti to not break between the participants until their lips touched and each strand of spaghetti had to be consumed within 30 seconds.
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...ords-couples-sharing-spaghetti/2631656611739/
An 86-year-old Boston woman has been Guinness-recognized as both the oldest airline flight attendant and the longest-serving flight attendant (after 65 years on the job).
86-year-old woman named world's longest-serving flight attendant

A Boston woman who has been working for American Airlines for 65 years was named the world's longest-serving flight attendant by Guinness World Records.

Bette Nash, 86, started working as a flight attendant in 1957 and continues to this day without any lapse in employment, Guinness World Records confirmed. ...

Nash said she has spent most of her career working on the New York-Boston-Washington shuttle because it allows her to return home at night to care for her son, who has disabilities.

Guinness said Nash is also the oldest currently-serving flight attendant in the world. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...ngest-serving-flight-attendant/9761656701198/
An Italian man has broken his own Guinness world record for largest collection of Pepsi cans.
Italian man amasses collection of 12,402 different Pepsi cans

The Italian owner of the world's largest collection of Pepsi cans broke his own Guinness World Record when his current total was verified as including 12,402 different cans.

Christian Cavaletti originally earned the Guinness World Record for largest collection of Pepsi cans in March 2004, when his collection was tallied at 4,391 pieces. ...

The collector said he owns cans from 81 different countries and the oldest dates from 1948, the first year the beverage was sold in a can.

Cavaletti said he is now planning to turn his collection into a mini museum. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...-Records-collection-Pepsi-cans/1461657126538/
A group in France has unofficially broken the Guinness record for world's largest chess piece. Guinness certification is pending.

French chess club assembles world's largest chess piece

A French chess club unofficially broke a Guinness World Record by building a chess piece measuring more than 20.6 feet tall.

The Sautron Chess Club said it built the nearly 4.2-ton chess king in Sautron, near Nantes, to commemorate the currently-running 20th International Open in the city. ...

The chess piece is made from more than 768 pieces of French wood and took more than 700 hours to build, the club said. ...

The current Guinness World Record holder for largest chess piece measures 20 feet tall and was assembled by the World Chess Museum in St. Louis, Mo., in 2018.

The Sautron Chess Club said it plans to submit evidence to the record-keeping organization to have its piece officially recognized as the world's largest.
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...ld-Records-largest-chess-piece/1791657297675/
An Australian thing...

From school discos, to country balls and DJ sets, the 'Nutbush' is Australia's unofficial national dance. Now, a lifetime of training has paid off for 4000 boot scooters, who broke a world record in outback Queensland.

One of the lesser-known and less-often-attempted world records has been broken. A pair of Italian guys set a new record for changing a car's tire while the car is moving.

Italians break world record for changing a tire on a moving car

... Guinness World Records announced driver Manuel Zoldan and tire-changer Gianluca Folco captured the record for fastest time to change a wheel on a car while driving when they achieved the feat in 1 minute and 17 seconds on the set of Italy's Lo Show dei Record. ...

The video of the attempt shows Zoldan drive the car, a BMW 3-Series onto a ramp that flipped the vehicle onto two wheels, allowing Folco to hang out of the car and quickly change the tire while the vehicle continued to move.

Guinness said the duo beat the previous record of 1 minute and 30 seconds. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...cords-changing-tire-moving-car/6191658505932/
They should make doing that a requirement for passing the driving test.
This item makes me wonder who holds the world's record for breaking the same world's record the most times ... :thought:
German man uses hands to smash 148 coconuts in one minute

A German martial artist broke the same Guinness World Record for a sixth time when he used alternating hands to smash 148 coconuts in one minute.

Muhamed Kahrimanovic, who previously broke the Guinness record for most coconuts smashed with one hand in one minute five times, attempted the record for a sixth time on the Milan set of Italian TV series Lo Show Dei Record. ...

Guinness World Records said competitors are allowed to use alternating hands to set the record, but each coconut must be broken with a strike from a single hand. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...Hammer-Hands-smashing-coconuts/5241658767130/
This 7-year-old Indian girl set a new record in "limbo skating" by bending herself flat and rolling underneath 20 vehicles (SUVs) in less than 14 seconds.
India girl roller skates under 20 cars in 13.74 seconds, breaks world record

A 7-year-old girl from India broke a Guinness World Record for "limbo skating" when she strapped on her roller skates and glided under 20 cars in 13.74 seconds.

Guinness World Records confirmed Deshna Nahar of Pune broke the record when she skated low to the ground for a distance of 193 feet, passing underneath 20 cars in the process. ...

Nahar broke the previous record of 14.15 seconds, which was set by a 14-year-old girl in China in 2015. ...

SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...ords-limbo-skate-under-20-cars/5491659115506/
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I what seems an anachronistic record feat, a group in England has been certified as holding the new record for largest disco dance performance.
Disco dance with 598 participants breaks world record in England

Organizers of a festival in England broke a Guinness World Record by gathering nearly 600 people to dance simultaneously to disco music.

Camp Bestival in Dorset said 598 people clad in matching sequined capes danced to Sister Sledge's We Are Family at the festival's 33-foot disco ball to break the Guinness World Record for largest disco dance. ...

A Guinness adjudicator was on hand to verify the dance broke the previous record of 324 dancers, which was set in London in 2018. ...
FULL STORY (With Video): https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/08/01/Guinness-World-Records-largest-disco-dance/9391659374589/
A new Guinness record has been set for the largest batch of macaroni and cheese ever prepared - a vat-load weighing in at 4,742 pounds.
Idaho company cooks up world's largest mac and cheese

An Idaho-based food company broke a Guinness World Record by cooking up a vat of macaroni and cheese that weighed in at 4,742 pounds.

Schreiber Foods announced on social media it successfully broke the record for largest macaroni and cheese when the dish was assembled and examined by a Guinness World Records adjudicator at the company's factory in Logan. ...

The 4,742-pound mac and cheese broke the record of 2,469 pounds, which was set by Cabot Creamery Cooperative and Chef John Folse & Company in New Orleans in 2010.
FULL STORY (With Photos): https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...ds-largest-macaroni-and-cheese/5951659454850/
This 7-year-old Indian girl set a new record in "limbo skating" by bending herself flat and rolling underneath 20 vehicles (SUVs) in less than 14 seconds.

SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...ords-limbo-skate-under-20-cars/5491659115506/
I did see this record posted earlier in the week but didn't watch the video until just now.

I'm afraid to say it wasn't until I viewed it that I realised something was amiss: why is GWR validating a seven year-old doing something so potentially dangerous? A quick look at the GWR site caused me more puzzlement: they list two similar records. This one is time to skate under 20 cars. The other, furthest distance skated under cars, is age restricted (16+)
... I'm afraid to say it wasn't until I viewed it that I realised something was amiss: why is GWR validating a seven year-old doing something so potentially dangerous? ...

I thought the same thing. It isn't until the girl removes her head covering that it's clear she had no more head protection than a (cloth) balaclava.
This serial record breaker recently set a record that Guinness had defined years ago but no one had held - most volleyball touches in a minute.

Idaho man hits volleyball 515 times in 1 minute for world record

An Idaho man set a Guinness World Record when he used alternating wrists to hit a volleyball 515 times in 1 minute.

David Rush, who has broken nearly 250 Guinness World Records to promote STEM education, said the record-keeping organization had a category for most volleyball touches with alternate wrists in one minute, but the title had never successfully been taken. ...

Rush said Guinness set the minimum to originate the record at 60, but the serial record-breaker wanted to achieve a total high enough that it would be difficult to break.

"I thought the record was going to be cake but after trying it several times I actually gave up on it for a couple of years and moved on to other things," Rush said. ...

Rush officially attempted the record at his son's sports and art camp, managing 515 hits in the one-minute time limit.
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...rds-David-Rush-volleyball-hits/5221659975036/
Well, it'a a UK record ... he might have set a world record but the sheep were too alluring ...

A Welsh sheep shearer has set a new British record after shearing 902 animals in nine hours.

Lloyd Rees, 28, completed the challenge at Blaenbwch Farm, Builth Wells, Powys, on Friday afternoon.
He sheared 203 sheep in the first two-hours and then between 171 and 177 over the following runs to beat his target of 900.
His efforts have, so far, raised more than £1,700 for Parkinson's UK Cymru and the Welsh Air Ambulance Service.
Lloyd, based in Brecon, started shearing at the age of 16 and works around the UK and abroad, completing his 10th season in New Zealand in February.
He paid tribute to supporters, saying it was "hugely appreciated".

Serial record breaker David Rush set a new record for number of balloons inflated in one minute using only one's nose.
Man inflates 10 balloons in 60 seconds using only his nose

An Idaho man broke a Guinness World Record by using his nose to inflate 10 balloons in one minute.

David Rush ... said he first took aim at the balloon inflating world record about five years ago, but issues including cold seasons and allergy seasons kept him from exceeding the previous record of nine balloons. ...

Rush said the Guinness rules required each balloon to be inflated with the nose, tied off and out of his hands by the end of the 60-second time period.

Rush successfully captured the record by inflating 10 balloons in the allotted time. The previous record was set in 2016 by fellow serial record-breaker Ashrita Furman.
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...cords-David-Rush-balloons-nose/8611661179896/
The Iowa State Fair has been Guinness-certified as breaking the record for hosting the largest cornhole tournament.
(Hey - no snickering in the back! ...)
Iowa State Fair hosts world's largest cornhole tournament

The Iowa State Fair earned a Guinness World Record when 730 people participated in a cornhole tournament.

The fair said 730 people entered the tournament to play cornhole, a game that involves throwing beanbag-like bags of corn at wooden targets with holes for scoring points. ...

The tournament broke the record of 444 participants at a cornhole tournament in San Diego in 2019. A Guinness World Records adjudicator was on hand at the Iowa tournament to verify it was a new world record. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...State-Fair-cornhole-tournament/4751661187509/