As we talk about throwing a pot, don’t picture a piece of pottery getting smashed to pieces on the floor or wall. There’s probably a Guinness record for that, too, but that’s not what we’re here for. To throw a pot also means to shape it on a pottery wheel, and a man by the name of Joel Cherrico made a hundred and fifty-nine in a single hour, netting him the record in 2016.
It all went down in Collegeville, Minnesota by Cherrico, who did it in a pub in front of a small crowd.
Are There Different Categories for Males?
Do you know how to spin a hula hoop? Good. What about a hula hoop that's seventeen feet and a quarter of an inch in diameter? It takes way more strength, way more concentration, and even some protective gear to pull that off, but Getti Kehayova did it, earning herself a record for “Largest Hula Hoop Spun by a Female.”
Maybe there's a guy out there with a slightly bigger one, we don't know. Kehayova had to use a protective vest to spin the hoop, and she still almost broke a few ribs doing it. She spun the hoop three times, earning herself a record.
Having a bee on you is never a favorite thing. You could get stung! Of course, if you're just chilling, the bee is probably just chilling, too. One man, Gao Bingguo, has the record for the most bees on him at a single time. In 2015, he had an absolutely astounding 1.1 million bees crawling over him at a single time.
The bees added two-hundred and forty pounds, he was stung over two thousand times, and his body temperature rose to about a hundred and forty degrees Fahrenheit.
We Can't Even Do It With Our Hands
Shooting an arrow might not be something you need to survive anymore, but it's still a cool skill to have. Impress your friends and put food on the table at the same time. Want to make it even more impressive? Do what Brittany Walsh can do, and shoot an arrow with your feet while pulling a handstand. Walsh holds the record for the farthest arrow shot using feet.
She's managed more than forty feet, gripping the bow and drawing the arrow with nothing but her toes. She, of course, also does it while balancing on her hands. And, like, upside-down. Neat.
One Thirsty Bird
Polly is sick of crackers – Polly needs something to drink. One Polly set a world record by doing just that, opening thirty-five canned drinks in a single minute. That's faster than two seconds per drink, which is about how fast we open them, though we usually aren't going for a record. The bird, a Macaw named Zac from San Jose, didn't have opposable thumbs to work with, he was using his feet.
That's a lot more than we could open with our feet in a single minute. After all that work, Polly has earned a tall, cool one.