MOST WORLD RECORDS are pretty standard — the world’s smallest man (21.5 inches tall), the world’s oldest twin sisters (103 years old), or the world’s highest standing jump (4 feet 10 inches onto a platform) are all interesting factoids to know.
But other records are totally wacky, and just a bit silly really. These categories are often completely invented and submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records. Sometimes, they even make it into the official book itself.
So in honor of the release of the Guinness Book of World Records 2013, here are some of the silliest records broken by people around the world.