Weirdest Guinness world records

Posted: 3:08 AM EST Dec 24, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Aug 27, 2015

With Thursday marking the 60th anniversary of the publication of the very first "Guinness Book of Records," take a look at some of the weirdest world records ever set.

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Courtesy of Guinness World Records

Most Guinness world records are fairly standard, but others are nothing short of wacky. In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Aug. 27, 1955, publication of the very first "Guinness Book of Records," click on to see our choices for some of the weirdest Guinness records ever recorded.


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