The origin of the Guinness World Records dates back to 1951, and it was born by pure chance. Sir Hugh Beaver went hunting with several companions, and the debate arose as to which was the fastest game bird in Europe. This is how it occurred to him that it would be a good idea to create a book that would answer these types of questions. The first edition of the Guinness Book of Records was published in August 1955 and was a huge success. Today, more than half a century later, there are very absurd Guinness records , and below we have selected the most curious.
Incredible as it may sound, there is a Guinness record for the loudest burp in the world . It was “the work” of Paul Hunn, a Briton who in August 2009 achieved this milestone. He had already tried it in 2002 without success.
More t-shirts at the same time
Who does not remember the chapter of Friends in which Joey wears all of Chandler’s clothes? Belgian Jeff Van Dick wanted to break the Guinness record for the most shirts worn at once, and he succeeded. Nothing more and nothing less than 227!
Parade of largest alpacas in the world
The Puno region (Peru) hosted the largest alpaca parade in the world. On the occasion of the 58th anniversary of the southern cattle fair, 1,048 alpacas paraded through the town of Juliaca.
More Big Mac burgers
McDonald’s is the best-known fast food chain in the world, and is very popular in the United States. The record for most Bic Mag burgers consumed is held by a Wisconsin man who goes by the name Donald Gorsker.
He has been eating a Big Mac hamburger every day for 37 years, which is equivalent to 23,000 eaten hamburgers . He claims that he has no health problems and that his cholesterol levels are below average.
Broken toilets with the head
This is, without a doubt, one of the most absurd and dangerous Guinness records . Who thought it was a good idea to break toilets with your head? American Kevin Shelley enjoys doing it, and on September 1, 2007, he claimed the award in Indianapolis after breaking the lids of 46 toilets in just one minute.