‘Guinness World Records 2019’ Features Some Truly Weird Feats


Guinness World Records has just released its 2019 edition, and, of course, the record holders are getting lots of media attention.

This year, no one may get as much ink as Rolf Bucholz of Dortmund, Germany, but he had a head start, since most of his body is covered with tattoos.

Bucholz was selected as the World’s Most Pierced Male in 2010, but the new Guinness book says he’s now also the man with the Most Body Modifications ― a whopping 516.

Bucholz’s feat is extreme, but he’s joined in the new book by a host of other weird world records:

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    Rolf Bucholz has 516 piercings and implants on his body.

  • Longest Time Controlling A Soccer Ball With The Soles While On The Roof Of A Moving Car

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    Ash Randall of Cardiff, U.K., managed to control a soccer ball with his feet while on a moving car for 93 seconds.

  • Longest Duration Balancing A Guitar On The Forehead

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    Josh Horton balanced a guitar on his noggin for 7 minutes, 3.9 seconds. 

  • Most Dice Balanced On Cats Paw

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    Bibi, a cat in Malaysia, managed to balance nine dice on his paw.

  • Most Powdered Donuts Eaten In 1 Minute

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    Kevin Strahle was able to eat nine powdered donuts in 60 seconds.

  • Oldest Performing Trapeze Artist

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    Betty Goedhart, an 85-year-old woman from Escondido, California, is the oldest performing trapeze artist.

  • Most Sausages Made In 1 Minute

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    Barry John Crowe, a butcher in Cavern, Ireland, made 78 sausages in a minute.

  • Most Skips By A Dog And Person In 1 Minute On A Single Rope

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    Jessica and her human, Rachael Grylls, managed to skip rope 59 times together.

  • Largest Knitting Needles

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    British resident Betsy Bond has knitting needles measuring 14 feet, 6.33 inches in length, and 3.54 inches in diameter.

  • Most Hula-Hoops Spun Simultaneously On Multi-Body Parts

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    Germany’s Dunja Kuhn is able to spin 59 hula-hoops at the same time on different parts of her body.

  • Highest Jump By A Dog

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    Feather, a dog in Frederick, Maryland, is able to jump 75.5 inches off the ground.

  • Fastest 50M Time Done While Skating On Hands

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    Mirko Hansen of Germany is able to skate 50 meters in 8.55 seconds — on his hands.

  • Longest Reverse Vault In Parkour

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    Ryan Luney of Carrickfergus, U.K., is able to reverse-vault an incredible 14 feet, 3.8 inches.

  • Fastest 100 Meters On Space Hopper

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    Ali Spagnola, of Los Angeles, managed to bounce 100 meters on a space hopper ball in only 38.22 seconds.

  • Oldest DJ

    Shinsuke Kamioka/Guinness World Records

    SumiRock, an 83-year-old woman in Tokyo, still DJs at clubs at least once a month. 

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