These days, with the advent of the internet and web video, we can see pretty much everything that is going on in the world and one of the most exciting things we can see is videos of amazing people setting Guinness World Records. A new video of a guy setting the record for the tightest parallel parking job has been popular on YouTube today and it inspired us to put together a list of the 10 most unbelievable Guinness World Record videos.
I remember when I was growing up I had a the Guinness Book of World Records and I used to get so much enjoyment out of flipping through, reading the short descriptions and trying to imagine what it was like to be there when the records were broken. Now you can see all sorts of record-breaking video clips on YouTube. Here are some of the craziest and most unbelievable record-breaking YouTube videos.
Tightest Parallel Parking Job
In New Zealand a driving champion claims the world record for the tightest parallel parking job in the video below, which has been spreading quickly around YouTube today. The man, whose name isn’t given in the video or description, slides into a space only 27 centimeters wider than the length of his car, beating the previous 32-centimeter record.
Most Spiders On A Body For 30 Seconds
Tom Buchanan, an Australian kid, claimed the world record for the having the most spiders on his body for 30 seconds. He had 125 Golden Orb spiders on his body for a total of 55 seconds. Golden Orb spiders are not poisonous, according to Buchanan, but they do bite and can make your body swell up. Fun, eh? Embedding has been disabled for this video, so click to watch here.
World’s Tallest Man
Check out the world’s tallest man in the video below. Sultan KÃ¶sen of Turkey measured in at a staggering 8 feet 1 inch. He recently took the record from Xi Shun of China, who measures 7 feet 8.95 inches. KÃ¶sen also has the world’s largest hands and the world’s largest feet, making him a triple-Guinness World Record holder!
Most Full Contact Punch Strikes In 1 Minute
How many times do you think you could punch someone in a single minute? Could you do 45 punches in a minute? 60? 100? The world record, which you can see in the video here, is a whopping 347 punches in a minute. I wouldn’t want to run into this guy in a dark alley, would you?
Most Rotations of a Human Flag in 30 Seconds
Rebecca Peache of the United Kingdom achieved the Guinness World Record for the most rotations of a human flag in Beijing in 2007. She rotated 40 times in 30 seconds. You can see the feat in the clip by clicking here, as embedding has also been disabled for this video. While the act at the beginning is cool, and definitely worth watching, the actual record setting doesn’t begin until 6:29.
Furthest Under Ice Swim
Dutchman Wim Hof is literally a human iceman. He swam 57.5 meters under sub-zero ice-cold water wearing only swim trunks and goggles. Hof keeps from freezing because he has perfected an ancient form of yoga called inner fire, which allows him to keep his temperature even. He still looks pretty cold when he gets out of the water though.
Heaviest Car Balanced On The Head
The record for the heaviest car balanced on the head goes to John Evans, who balanced a 352 pound gutted Mini car on his head in 1999. I wonder if balancing stuff that heavy on your head causes any kind of damage? Click here to watch the video.
World’s Stretchiest Skin
Gary Turner of the UK has a rare medical condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which allows him to stretch his skin a lot more than the normal human being. He can stretch everything from his eyelids to his neck skin, his legs, and more. He can even stretch his neck skin all the way up over his mouth. It’s sort of disgusting, but you just can’t look away. When asked if he can tie his skin in a knot he says, “well that’s stretchin’ it a bit.” Click here to watch the video.
Furthest Throw of a Person
Juha Rasanen of Finland set the record for the furthest throw of a person in Madrid in 2006. Unfortunately there are no subtitles on this clip, but you can watch Rasanen’s throws at 3:32, 4:41 and 5:56. I feel sorry for the guy that’s being thrown, but I guess it’s cool that he got to be a part of a record-setting throw.
Most Bras Unhooked in a Minute
This last video is my favorite record-setting clip on YouTube. Chris Nicholson sets a Guinness World Record by unhooking 20 bras in one minute, one-handed, and he could have unhooked a lot more than that. I wonder how this guy got so good at unhooking bras? Watch the video here.