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15 Of The Weirdest Entries In The 2019 Guinness World Records

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When we're young, we're taught that each and every one of us possess a special talent.

Whether it be with a musical instrument, paintbrush, or a football, we all have hobbies that make us proud.

Unfortunately, no matter how skilled we are in a specific area, chances are there's someone who's just a little bit better.

But just how talented are our mysterious competitors? Well, most of them are good enough to earn a coveted spot in the Guinness World Records 2019.

Every year, the reference is updated to showcase the world records of both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.

These accomplishments range from any kind of food eaten in a specific time frame to the oldest person to still participate in a particular activity.

And although some can seem serious, others are hilarious or can put us in awe, and all deserve to be celebrated.

Here are 15 of the zaniest entries in the 2019 Guinness Book of World Records.

1. Most Dice Balanced On A Cat's Paw

Although you wouldn't expect this to be a talent any animal could muster, Bibi the cat, from Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia was able to stack 10 dice on his paw.

His balancing act from 2017 earned himself and his owner L C Siew a spot in the iconic records book.

2. Most Body Modifications (Male)

We've all seen a handful of people sporting body modifications over the years, but no one has has as many as Rolf Buchholz.

The man from Dortmund, Germany has a whopping 516.

3. Oldest Professional Club DJ

Nowadays anyone with headphones and a mix table think they can be a DJ, but it's an act that takes significant skill - if you want to sound good.

Sumiko Iwamura is a restaurant owner and cook by day, but at night she transforms into rock-star DJ Sumirock.

She scores the title of bring the oldest professional club DJ at 83 years, 188 days.

4. Oldest Performing Flying Trapeze Artist

Not everyone has the skill to be a trapeze artist, especially if they're legally considered a senior.

At 84 years and 249 days old, Betty Goedhart is the oldest performing trapeze artist. Even more impressive, she only began taking trapeze classes at the age of 78.

5. Most Hula-Hoops Spun Simultaneously On Multi-Body Parts

While we all played with hula-hoops as a kid, it was often difficult to keep them around your waist for more than a handful of seconds, let alone on any other part of your body.

However, Dunja Kuhn from Germany brings us all to shame, as she's managed to spin an incredible 59 hoops on multiple body parts.

6. Most Sausages Made In A Minute

Not only is Barry John Crowe a skilled butcher who has taken the title of the most sausages made in one minute - at an astounding 78 - he has created 36 different types of sausages, such as chocolate chip and honey comb-flavored ones.

Talk about a banger.

7. Largest Knitting Needles

These aren't your grandma's knitting needles.

Elizabeth "Betsy" Bond, from Wiltshire, England has created the world's largest knitting needles at 14 feet and 5 inches long.

She created them for an exhibition, and hopes her record inspires her peers to "just keep striving and pushing forward."

8. Largest Rideable Hexapod Robot

No, this isn't an action movie, this is a real, massive robert.

Matt Denton from Winchester, England holds the record for the largest rideable hexapod robot at 9 feet 2 inches tall, and 16 feet 4 inch wide.  

The 45-year-old said he's been interested in engineering since he was a child, when he got his first LEGO kit and saw Star Wars in theaters.

9. Fastest Speed In A Jet-Propelled Go-Kart

We all love go-karting for its speedy run on a racetrack, but nothing tops Tom Bagnall's personal creation.

The man from Staffordshire, England has won the title of building the world's fastest jet-propelled go-kart, which travels at a brisk 112.29 mph.

10. Fastest Time To Bunny Hop 15 Hurdles On A Trials Bicycle

This may seem like a weird combination, but in case you ever wanted to bunny hop 15 hurdles on a trials bicycle, you need to beat Joe Oakley's time if you want to make it into the Guinness World Records.

Can you accomplish the feat in less than 13.88 seconds?

11. Fastest 50m Hand Skating

Some people can't even skate, let alone skate on their hands, but Mirko Hanáen in Bocholt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany can enjoy this feat, and roll at an incredible speed.

In 2017, Hanáen broke the record for performing the fastest 50m Hand Skating in only 8.55 seconds.

12. Fastest 10m Walked On A Slackline En Pointe

Ballet is a challenging dance in itself, but doing so on a slackline seems incredibly more difficult.

But Olga Henry, from Santa Monica, California holds the record for the fastest time walking 10 meters on a slackline en pointe, in only 2 minutes and 33.71 seconds - without even falling off!

13. Most Double Dutch-Style Skips By A Dog In One Minute

Another impressive animal accomplishment, Geronimo, a border collie/Australian kelpie cross, has earned the title for the most double dutch-style skips by a dog in one minute at 128.

For reference, the human record is only five jumps above at 133, which was achieved by Huang Junkai, Jiang Dali and Jin Zhenyu from Shanghai, China.

14. Largest Origami Rhinoceros

We often see origami pieces no bigger than the size of our palm, so the the size of the largest origami rhinoceros really makes you do a double-take.  

Standing at 7.83m long and 4.06m high, this unbelievable paper rhinoceros was created by Liu Tong and The Mixc shopping mall in Shanghai, China.

15. Longest Time Controlling A Soccer Ball With The Soles Of His Feet While On A Moving Car

If you've never seen a person control a soccer ball while laying down on the roof a moving car, you're surely missing out.

But, if you want to break the record for the longest time to do so, you'll have to beat Ash Randall, who's able to perform this for what was most likely an agonizing 93 seconds.

[H/T: Daily Mail, BBC]

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