Humans are often funny and creative, and we certainly come up with some strange goals from time to time. The following list includes a handful of recently attained Guinness World Records, and they certainly provide a sense of the wacky and bizarre. You’ll be impressed and feel awe as you read about some of these records, but others will inspire a sense of hilarity with how foolish they are. Read on to discover some memorable world records and the people who accomplished them.
Largest Comic Collection
Bob Bretall, 52, has more than 94,268 unique comic books, a collection at an estimated 8.3 tons. He claims he started to collect comic books at the young age of 8 years old. And rather than sell his collection, he plans to pass it on to his kids as an inheritance. Needless to say, his kids will have a lot of reading to catch up on.
This munchkin is Lilieput, the world’s shortest cat. She measures 5.25 inches from the floor to the shoulders. Her short stature seems practical: she seems to stand at the ideal height for snacking from tuna cans.
The Fastest Run on Hands and Feet
On his hands and feet, Katsumi Tamakoshi ran 100 meters in 15.86 seconds. The accomplishment took place in Setagaya, Tokyo. One can only wonder if he was a cheetah in a past life.
Largest Group of Humans in Penguin Suits
In London, 373 people dressed in penguin outfits assembled by City Hall and then went for a stroll around Tower Bridge, which lasted just over a mile.
Alley, the cat of Samantha Martin of Austin, Texas, set a new record for longest jump at six feet. And Alley’s story is a tale of “rags-to-riches”. She was originally rescued from the streets. Somewhere, Sylvester Stallone is nodding in approval.