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16 Of The Most Shocking World Records That You Never Knew Existed

How many powdered doughnuts can you eat in three minutes?

Posted on September 26, 2018, at 5:39 p.m. ET


Since 1955, Guinness World Records has pushed human creativity, talent, and skill to its limits and beyond. From the absurd to the near impossible, these books have inspired generations of readers and has come to reflect the trends and innovations of each passing era — and the 2019 edition is no exception.

“Over time we have increased the number and types of records we monitor, continuously opening new records that reflect the world’s diversity and people’s varying passions and unique skills,” Guinness World Records spokesperson Hannah Ortman told BuzzFeed News. “We believe that everyone can be amazing at something,” Ortman says, “and that through reading our annual edition, each person can find the categories that they are passionate about.”

Here are some of the recent Guinness World Records that will surprise and amaze you.

Oldest professional club DJ — 83 years old

Held by Sumiko Iwamuro, aka DJ Sumirock, of Japan.
Guinness Book of World Records

Held by Sumiko Iwamuro, aka DJ Sumirock, of Japan.

Longest time controlling a soccer ball by foot while on the roof of a moving car — 93 seconds

Achieved by Ash Randall of the UK on Nov. 15, 2014.
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Achieved by Ash Randall of the UK on Nov. 15, 2014.

Most powdered doughnuts eaten in three minutes — nine doughnuts

Achieved by Kevin "L.A. Beast" Strahle of the US on May 12, 2017.
Guinness Book of World Records

Achieved by Kevin "L.A. Beast" Strahle of the US on May 12, 2017.

Fastest speed in a jet-powered go-kart — 112.29 mph

Achieved by Tom Bagnall of the UK on Sept. 5, 2017.
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Achieved by Tom Bagnall of the UK on Sept. 5, 2017.

Most body modifications for a male — 516

Held by Rolf Buchholz of Germany and verified on Dec. 16, 2012.
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Held by Rolf Buchholz of Germany and verified on Dec. 16, 2012.

Largest collection of interlocking plastic brick sets in a private collection — 3,837

Achieved by Frank Smoes of Australia on May 9, 2017.
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Achieved by Frank Smoes of Australia on May 9, 2017.

Most consecutive one-handed back handsprings — 34

Achieved by Zama Mofokeng of South Africa on March 4, 2017.
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Achieved by Zama Mofokeng of South Africa on March 4, 2017.

Largest rideable hexapod robot — 29 feet, 2 inches tall and 16 feet, 4 inches in diameter

Achieved by Matt Denton of the UK and verified on Nov. 15, 2017.
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Achieved by Matt Denton of the UK and verified on Nov. 15, 2017.

Most double-Dutch style skips by a dog in one minute — 128

Achieved by Geronimo, a female border collie and kelpie cross, and her owner, Samantha Valle of the US, on April 7, 2014.
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Achieved by Geronimo, a female border collie and kelpie cross, and her owner, Samantha Valle of the US, on April 7, 2014.

Largest collection of clown-related items — 4,348

Achieved by F.M. Kahn of Germany on April 11, 2017.
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Achieved by F.M. Kahn of Germany on April 11, 2017.

Most dice stacked on a cat’s paw — 10*

*Nine dice pictured. Achieved by Bibi and his owner, L.C. Siew of Malaysia, on June 18, 2017.
Guinness Book of World Records

*Nine dice pictured. Achieved by Bibi and his owner, L.C. Siew of Malaysia, on June 18, 2017.

Fastest 50-meter hand skating — 8.55 seconds

Achieved by Mirko Hanßen of Germany on Nov. 16, 2017.
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Achieved by Mirko Hanßen of Germany on Nov. 16, 2017.

Largest knitting needles — 14 feet, 6.33 inches, with a diameter of 3.54 inches.

Made by Elizabeth Bond of the UK and measured on June 13, 2017.
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Made by Elizabeth Bond of the UK and measured on June 13, 2017.

Oldest performing female flying trapeze artist — 84 years old

Achieved by Betty Goedhart of the US, as of July 1, 2017.
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Achieved by Betty Goedhart of the US, as of July 1, 2017.

Most sausages produced in one minute — 78

Achieved by Barry John Crowe of Ireland on April 3, 2017.
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Achieved by Barry John Crowe of Ireland on April 3, 2017.

Longest reverse vault in parkour — 4 feet, 3.8 inches

Achieved by Ryan Luney of the UK on June 22, 2016.
Guinness Book of World Records

Achieved by Ryan Luney of the UK on June 22, 2016.

To pick up your copy of Guinness World Records 2019, visit guinnessworldrecords.com.

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