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What are some current world records that you either admire or find bizarre beyond belief?

Asked by ucme (47044points) June 17th, 2010

Just got through looking in the Guinness Book of Records with my son.Many impressive feats & some that just gross you out.Which do you have respect & kudos for & which do you find are wacky crazy or just plain dumb?

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Highest Recorded Number of Children
The highest officially recorded number of children born to one mother is 69, to the first wife of Feodor Vassilyev (1707–1782) of Shuya, Russia. Between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 confinements, she gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets. 67 of them survived infancy.

Stretchiest Skin
Garry Turner, of Caistor, Lincolnshire, England, stretched the skin of his stomach to a distended length of 15.8 cm (6.25 in) on the set of Guinness World Records: Primetime in Los Angeles, California, USA, on October 29, 1999.
Garry has a rare medical condition called Elhers-Danlos Syndrome, a disorder of the connective tissues affecting the skin, ligaments and internal organs. With this condition, the collagen that strengthens the skin and determines its elasticity becomes defective, resulting in, among other things, a loosening of the skin, and “hypermobility” of the joints. In more serious cases, it can cause the fatal collapse or rupturing of blood vessels.
(This guy has the same condition as a dear friend of mine. She spends most of her time in a wheelchair, because any time she walks she risks dislocating her hips and knees, and spending months in the hospital)

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Dumb: Pole-sitting for 196 days.
Kudos: Pole-sitting for 439 days.

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Heard about this woman who kicked in the air 800 times in a row. I always thought that this was pretty odd.

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