We’re all familiar with packing into the car for a long road trip. If you’re in a normal sedan you could fit four, maybe five people. In a bigger car like an SUV or a van, you could get past half a dozen. What about forty-one people? Squeezing as many people as possible into a single car is a common college game, but this is going overboard.
Still, a total of forty-one people squeezed themselves into a Toyota Rav 4 at the Toyota Centre Krasnoyarsk Zapad in Russia, which helped them earn this Guinness record.
The Incredible Rubber Man
Want to be famous like Garry Turner? Well, all you'll need is a rare medical condition known as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. It affects the soft tissues in the body.
The effects of the syndrome include hypermobile joints and incredibly loose skin, which is what Garry Turner has. He holds the record for stretchiest skin since 1999. He can stretch the skin covering his stomach to more than six inches, and he feels no pain whatsoever. Born in Briton, Garry Turner is a sideshow performer and was part of something called “The Circus of Horrors” in 2005.
Dagwood Would Be Proud
As kids, you might have tried to make the biggest sandwich ever, but you probably never made a sandwich that was bigger than your head. TH Outdoor & Events LLC, however, has decided that they would, in fact, do that. They made a sandwich in 2016 that had sixty layers in it (approximately twenty inches tall), using salami, bread, and mustard.
There's no indication of what is or isn't a layer. The previous sandwich that broke the record used peanut butter, bacon, and marshmallow, which might have also gotten the award for the hardest sandwich to eat in the history of ever.
You can start working on this next world record right now: Just settle onto your toes and forearms in a position called a plank. It's a common exercise to work multiple areas of the body, but unless you're trained, you'll start feeling the burn after just a few seconds.
A few seconds wasn't long enough for Mao Weidong of China, who decided to set a record that will make us all start sweating. In 2016, the forty-five-year-old Chinese policeman set the record at eight hours and one minute!
Hey, a Record I Could Beat
Eating a hamburger is usually a slow, lingering affair. You want to take in every single bit of wonderful beefy flavor before you're left with a sad, empty plate. That wasn't the case for Takeru Kobayashi when he got the world record for most hamburgers eaten in three minutes in 2014 in Milan, Italy.
He pounded twelve patties, complete with buns and, oddly, mayonnaise. It's a dark horse pick, but we support it. Also, twelve hamburgers in three minutes don't leave a lot of time to taste all that good stuff, so maybe we're not so interested in it.