Strange Guinness World Records That You May Not Believe 2022

Strange Guinness World Records
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The Guinness world records, previously titled The Guinness Book of World Records is a reference book listing world records annually. There are several strange Guinness world records that you may not believe. It includes both human achievements and other extreme facts in the world. There are several authorities for listing records. But among them, Guinness world records are the most popular and effective authority.

Are you interested to set a record in your name? If you have any different abilities or strange ideas just go through the guidelines given on their site. The public is invited to submit applications for records. The list of records in it is not fixed. The records may be added and removed for various reasons.  

The story of Guinness Records

Do you know who owns the Guinness book of records? It is Jim Pattison Group from the United States. The first publication of the book was on 27 August 1955 in the English language. Craig Glenday is the current editor of the Guinness book of records.

In 2022 it is the 67th year of publication of the Guinness Book of records and publishing in 100 countries and in 23 languages. However, there are almost 53,000 records are listed in their database. The media type of Guinness records includes both books and television.

The link for the official website of the Guinness book of records is,

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Purpose, Vision, and Mission

The purpose, mission, vision, and also the values of Guinness world records define their aspirations and rules. The purpose of Guinness world records is ‘To make the world a more interesting, fun and positive place’ Vision is ‘to inspire a sense of wonder’ and Mission is ‘to document the incredible’.

Do Guinness record holders get payment?

There is no prize for setting or breaking a Guinness World Record. But, the person who gets a record in his/her name may get monetary benefits from third parties or media. The people only get an official certificate of achievement which contains the name of the record and the year of achievement.

The individuals holding Guinness World Record becomes famous and gets sponsors for organizing various events to earn money. Therefore this recognition and celebrity status opens new doors to being rich. There are some strange Guinness world records that also exist.

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10 unbelievable Guinness world records

Guinness’s world records are always unbelievable and strange. However, people who have different abilities are there on the Guinness record list. Let us see some of the strange Guinness world records.

  1. Most flesh tunnels (face)
  2. Most needles inserted into the head
  3. Heaviest weight lifted with pierced ear
  4. Most tattooed senior citizens
  5. The longest metal coil passed through the nose
  6. Most Body Modifications (female)
  7. Stretchiest skin
  8. Most cosmetic procedures
  9. Longest fingernails on a pair of hands (female) – ever
  10. Most piercing in a lifetime (female)

Most flesh tunnels (face)

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Joel Miggler, a German citizen has the Guinness world record for most flesh tunnels in the face. This 22-year-old man from Germany is proud of his uniqueness. He has 11 flesh tunnels in his face. Above all the biggest tunnels in the cheeks are 14 millimeters long. It is one of the strange Guinness world records.

The modifying body has become an addiction for him since he started at the age of 13. The first flesh tunnel was in his earlobe. Joel says he experiences a week of pain after his extremely skilled professional body mod artist creates a wider tunnel in his face. But as soon as it heals he started thinking about the next one.

About the Record

The world record titled ‘Most flesh tunnels (face)’ was achieved by Joel Miggler in Kussaberg, Germany on 27 November 2014. His flesh tunnels have a size ranging from 3 to 34 mm. he has a total of 11 facial flesh tunnels during the time of achieving the award.

Most needles inserted into the head

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Wet shenghu inserted 2188 needles into his head and got the Guinness world record for most needles inserted into the head. It is one of the strange Guinness world records.

About the Record

The Guinness World Record entitled ‘Most Needles Inserted into the Head’ is achieved by Wei Shengchu from China. The record awarding was from Recorlar Dunyasi in Istanbul, Turkey on 11 June 2013. This is one of the strange Guinness world records.

Heaviest weight lifted with pierced ear

Strange Guinness World Records

Erik Sprague, who is known as Lizardman got his Guinness record for lifting the heaviest weight with his pierced ear.  In addition, he is a well-experienced sideshow performer. Sprague lifted 16 kg of weight with his ear and rotated it 360 degrees three times.

Along with having a strong, pierced ear capable of lifting more than ten kilograms, he had done other body modifications too. The modification includes a full-body tattoo of green color, sharpened teeth, sub-dermal implants on different parts of the body, and also a bifurcated tongue.   

About the Record

The Guinness Record titled ‘Heaviest weight lifted and spun with pierced ears’ has won by Erik Sprague on the set of ‘Lo Show Dei Record’ in Milan, Italy on 19 June 2014. This experienced sideshow performer from the USA clips the huge weight of 16 kg to his ear piercing. The weight he spins around was heavier than two large bowling balls. It is one of the strange Guinness world records.

Most tattooed senior citizens

most tattooed senior citizen

The Guinness world record for most tattooed senior citizens is in the names of a couple of Charles Chunk Helmke, and Charlotte Guttenberg. Both of them are American citizens. Charlotte Guttenberg is the most tattooed senior citizen and her partner Charles Chunk Helmke is the most tattooed male senior citizen (male). It is one of the strange Guinness world records.

About the Record

Charlotte tattooed 98.75 percent of her body and is the most tattooed woman ever. Charles has tattooed 97.5 percent of the body and holds the record for the most skulls tattooed on the body. They spent almost 2000 hours tattooing their body.

The longest metal coil passed through the nose

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Andrew Stantson has the Guinness world record for passing the longest metal coil through the ear and taking it out through the mouth. He is an American citizen and sideshow performer in Las Vegas. Stantson used a metal coil with a 3.63 (11 ft., 10.91 in.) meter length for this record.

About the Record

He achieved the Guinness world record for ‘Longest metal coil passed through the nose and out of the mouth’ from the set of ‘Lo Show Dei Record’ in Rome, Italy. The program was on 31 March 2012. It is one of the strange Guinness world records.

Most Body Modifications (female)

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Mexican citizen, Maria Jose Cristerna has the world record for most body modifications in her body. It is one of the strange Guinness world records. She had tattooed 96 percent of the body and has a total of 49 body modifications. It includes transdermal implants on the forehead, chest, and arms, multiple piercings on eyebrows, lips, nose, tongue, ear lobes, belly button, and also in nipples.

Maria is a popular businesswoman, lawyer, activist, and tattoo artist. She is widely known as the ‘Mexican vampire women’ or as she prefers ‘The Jaguar Woman’. In addition, Maria evaluates this modification as activism against domestic violence toward women.

About the Record

The application for this record titled ‘Most body modifications (female)’ will only be accepted if the applicant is 16 years of age or over. Maria achieved the record on 16 February 2012. 96 percent of her body covers in tattoos according to the Record. This is one of the strange Guinness world records.

Stretchiest skin

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Garry Turner from the UK is able to stretch the skin of his stomach to 6.25 inches due to a rare medical condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. He is a sideshow performer who holds the current Guinness world record for the stretchiest skin in the world. It is one of the strange Guinness world records.

The Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a disorder of the connective tissues affecting the skin ligaments and internal organs. The loosening of the skin is because of the defective elasticity of collagen in the body which strengthens the skin.

About the Record

The performance of Turner for the record was on October 29, 1999, on the set of “Guinness World Records: Prime Time” in Los Angeles, United States. He is known as the elastic man because of this feature of his skin. This is one of the strange Guinness world records.

Most cosmetic procedures

Strange Guinness World Records

Cindy Jackson, an American citizen has the Guinness world record for undergoing most cosmetic procedures in a lifetime. She had spent almost 74 lacks on these cosmetic surgeries. She is working as a plastic-surgery consultant and also giving anti-aging advice.

Cindy had done a total of 47 surgeries from 1988 onwards. It includes 9 full-scale surgeries, 3 full facelifts, 2 nose operations, 2 eyelifts surgeries, liposuction, and surgeries for the knee, waist, and abdomen, surgery in thigh, jawline, and chin, implants in lips and cheeks, chemical skins, chin bone reduction, and also semi-permanent makeup. It is one of the strange Guinness world records.

About the record

She achieved the Guinness world record with the title ‘Most cosmetic procedures’ on 07 February 2005 for undergoing a total of 47 surgeries for cosmetic purposes. This is one of the strange Guinness world records.

Longest fingernails on a pair of hands (female) – ever

Strange Guinness World Records

The longest fingernails belong to an American citizen, Lee Redmond. She started to grow her fingernails in 1979. She had carefully manicured and cared for them and reached a total length of 8.65 meters (28 ft. 4.5 in) which is long as a school bus. After receiving the award, unfortunately, she lost her nails in an automobile accident in early 2009. It is one of the strange Guinness world records.

About the Record

The Guinness record was awarded on the set of Lo Show Dei Record in Madrid, Spain on 23 February 2008. Also, the longest individual nail was the right thumb at 90 cm (2 ft. 11 in) long. She achieved the record after going 19 years without filing her nails. This is one of the strange Guinness world records.

Most piercing in a lifetime (female)

Strange Guinness World Records

According to the Guinness world record, Elaine Davidson (Brazil) has the record for the most pierced female in a lifetime. She received her first piercing in January 1997. She was a restaurant owner and added and replaced jewelry on her body and face. To enhance her look she also adds brightly colored makeup-wearing feathers and streamers in her hair along with tattoos. It is one of the strange Guinness world records.

About the Record

Elaine Davidson from Brazil achieved the Guinness world record entitled ‘Most piercing in a lifetime’. In 2001 she had 720 pearls on her body along with 192 on her face. Based on the latest information, she has 6925 piercings on her body. However, by increasing the number of piercing on her body, she is breaking her own record for years. This is one of the strange Guinness world records.

Are you ready to break a record?

All of us like to have celebrity status. Isn’t it? Then why don’t you think about creating a new world record in your name? There are several world records that you can break without taking great effort and talent. The Guinness world records add new records every year and they accept applications from the public.

The procedures of Guinness world Records are simple that every common people can try at once. You have to follow the rule given by the authority, find an apt record item and record your attempt, upload it to YouTube and also wait for the verification. Let’s try to make some strange Guinness world records.


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