World records are a matter of pride for both the individual or team and also for the country they represent. When an athlete creates a new world record by beating the previous one, people around the world rejoice. But, there are also some world records which are simply bizarre.
Here are 8 strange world records:
1. Surfs Up!
On June 20, 2015, Sixty-six surfers from Huntington Beach in California, rode the world’s largest surfboard as they broke the Guinness World Record for the largest number of surfers ever to ride a wave on a single surfboard. And while that record may not hold any significant relevance in the world of sports and professional surfing, but it’s still fun to watch.
2. Ball of Wonder
The largest rubber band ball weighs 4,097 kg, was made by Joel Waul (USA) and was measured in Lauderhill, Florida, USA, on November 13, 2008. 700,000 rubber bands of all sizes were used for the ball. Joel started creating his rubber band ball in April 2004. He has named the ball, ‘Megaton” and it is 6 ft 7 in height.
3. One Big Slice
The American obsession with Pizza is not a hidden fact, from Chicago’s deep pan pizza to the New York style thin crust pizza, their innovations with this Italian delicacy has been appreciated around the world.
But maybe they got a bit carried away with their innovative skills recently, as a number of US-based bakeries baked the world’s longest Pizza that measured 1,930.39 m. The pizza was made using approximately 17,700 lbs of dough, 5,000 lbs of tomato sauce and 3,900 lbs of mozzarella cheese and it took 100 bakers to make it in 54 hours.
4. Twerkade Beat Pe Booty
On September 25, 2013, Rapper Big Freedia directed a crowd to break a Guinness World Record for most simultaneous twerking, at Herald Square in New York City. The following year, Big Freedia broke the record at the Central City Festival in New Orleans on November 15, 2014 with 406 people twerking at the same time.
5. The Shoekeeper
Jordan Michael Geller, who lives in downtown Las Vegas has over 2,500 Nike Air Jordan Retro line sneakers. Record keepers at Guinness World Records certified that Geller’s ShoeZeum, a shrine to Nike that he said included one of every model of Air Jordans ever made, held the record for the world’s largest collection of sneakers.
In an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most people opening umbrellas at the same time, the crowd of fans held up their umbrellas while during the game between the Minnesota Twins and the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, on June 14, 2016.
7. Hats Off
The Los Angeles Angels Baseball team wanted to organise a memorable event in honour of this year’s Cinco de Mayo and do something that would engage their fans. Endeavouring to set an untried record, Angels Baseball fans wore Angels-branded Mexican hats as they arrived at Angel Stadium in Anaheim California, for their game against the Seattle Mariners. The Guinness World Records adjudicator was thrilled to confirm that a record had indeed been set.
8. Pop Ups
The world’s largest popcorn ball weighed 1,552.64 kg and was 24.5 feet around. It was made by the employees of The Popcorn Factory, Lake Forest, Illinois, USA on September 29, 2006.