10 World Records No One Wants to Beat
A lot of people around the world dream of destroying a world record in their own time, such as blowing the biggest bubble in the entire world or owning the largest collection of mummified rodents, for example. Okay, maybe not the last one, but people are still interested in being the very best whenever possible. Some record holders, however, did not plan or really want to have their name associated with a specific record, and that makes total sense when you see what they are. Here are ten world records no one wants to beat.
Farthest Distance Thrown From A Tornado and Lived
On March 12, 2006, Matt Suter, a 19-year-old high school senor in Missouri, was in his grandma’s mobile home when a storm kicked up. Suter heard the roaring of intense wind, and was then thrown 1,307 feet – which is the same length as four football fields – and survived.
Most Prolific Parents
The Duggars, an Arkansas family known for their reality television show, are despicable, but famous. However, they are not the biggest, most prolific parents around. Instead, Feodor Vassilyev, an 18th century peasant, had two wives, 22 sets of twins, 9 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.
It is no surprise that Americans are considered some of the heaviest individuals in the entire world – with over 34 percent being obese. At the age of 12, Jon Brower Minnoch weighed an impressive 298 pounds. He continued to grow up to 1,400 pounds.
Most Kidney Stones
In December of 2009, 45-year-old Dhanraj Wadile, a small business owner in India, had experienced six months worth of abdominal pain. It was revealed he had 172,155 kidney stones ranging in size up to 2.5 centimeters inside of his left kidney.
Survived The Fastest Car Crash
Donald Campbell held over eight world speed records, both on the water and on land. On September 16, 1960, however, he set a new record. He managed to reach speeds of up to 394 miles-per-hour. He lost control, though, fracturing his skull and rupturing his eardrum.
Longest Time Spent On A Gurney
The Guinness Book of World Records was forced to create an entirely new category for Tony Collins, a 40-year-old British man who had spent 77 hours and 30 minutes on a hospital gurney in the hallway of his local facility.
Most Hand Amputations
Clint Hallam experienced not one, but three hand amputations on the same hand. His first one occurred in 1984, the second in 1988. His third, and final, amputation on the right hand was in 2001 after his body rejected the new hand following his refusal to take the medicine.
Most Bones Broken
Robert Craig Knievel, otherwise known as Evel Knievel, is probably one of the most famous stuntmen of all time. He still holds the record for the most broken bones of any human being, with 433 fractures across 35 broken bones.
The Most Fatal Incidents In One Day
Dosha, a 10-month-old pit bull, was truly having a bad day on April 15, 2003. That morning, she was hit by a truck after escaping from her yard. Police arrived, thinking the dog was fatally wounded, so they shot her in the head. She survived, but was put into a freezer after being presumed dead. She lost hearing in her right ear, but survived overall.
Hardest To Kill
Guinness does not have an official category for this one, as they do not want people competing, obviously. Michael Malloy, a 50-year-old Irish immigrant in New York City during the year of 1933, however, owns the record. He tried to drink himself to death, but could not die. He then tried spoiled sardines, but still could not. Then he lay in a snow bank in negative 14 degree weather, poured water on his bare chest, but still nothing. Finally, he strapped a rubber hose to his mouth and fixed the opposite end to a gas line. It took an hour, but he finally perished.