The crazy, bizarre world of weird records

The crazy, bizarre world of weird records

An apprentice of beekeeper She Ping uses burning incense to drive off bees from She's face as he assists covering She's body with bees in order to break a world record in Chongqing Municipality. She Ping, 32, broke the world record on Wednesday by covering his body with 33.1 kilograms of bees (about 331,000 bees), overtaking the last world record of 26.8 kilograms of bees which was attempted by a Jiangxi province beekeeper Ruan Liangming in 2008, local media reported. (REUTERS)

Chris "The Duchess" Walton shows off her Guinness world record holding fingernails outside the New York Public Library in New York. Her nails measure 10 feet 2 inches on her left hand and 9 feet 7 inches on her right hand that she has been growing for 18 years. (REUTERS)

Staff members try to move a huge trolley case during the 100th Chinese Export Commodities Fair in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong province. This trolley case has been certified as the world's largest by the Guinness World Records and measures 175cm (5ft 9in) by 115cm (3ft 9.3in) by 46cm (1ft 6.1in) thick. (REUTERS)

Seventy-four scuba divers dance to set the world record for an underwater dance class at Sydney's Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. The divers were required to dance simultaneously for ten minutes to set the record, with the event also raising money for charity. (REUTERS)

Workers roll a rubberband ball to a scale for certification of weight during a Guinness Book of World Records official weigh-in in Chicago. The 4,594 pound (2,084 kg) ball beat the previous record of 3,120. (REUTERS)

Runners dressed in inflatable Sumo costumes take part in a charity 5km (3 miles) run at Battersea Park in London. Organisers claimed a new world record for a mass Sumo suit gathering at the annual event. (REUTERS)

A Pygmy Marmoset (Callithrix pygmaea) is seen at a primate rescue and rehabilitation center near Santiago. The Pygmy Marmoset, known as the world's smallest monkey and under danger of extinction, was confiscated after being found inside the clothes of a Peruvian citizen during a highway police check at the northern city of Antofagasta, some 1367 km (849 miles) of Santiago. (REUTERS)

The world's longest cigar that stretched 268 feet 4 inches (81.8 metres), or most of the length of a football field, is seen in Havana. Resting on tables, it sprawled through El Morro, an old Spanish fort overlooking Havana Bay, where Cuba is holding its annual International Tourism Fair. The cigar, once it is officially accepted by Guinness World Records in London, will eclipse the previous record cigar of 148 feet 9 inches (45.38 metres), both rolled by Jose Castelar Cairo, better known as "Cueto". (REUTERS)

Estonia's strong man team pulls "Baltic Queen", a 21746 ton passenger ferry, in Tallinn. The athletes set a new world record for the heaviest weight pulled by manpower, organizers said. (REUTERS)

Children hug trees as they prepare to take part in an attempt to create a Guinness World Record for the most number of people hugging trees for two minutes in Kathmandu. 879 people took part in the event, which was held on World Environment Day to spread the message of saving the environment. (REUTERS)

Grower Pete Glazebrook poses for photographers with his onion weighing 17lb 15.5oz (8.150kg), that now holds the world record holder for being the heaviest onion, at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England. The show marking its 100th year, has introduced a giant vegetable class for the first time. (REUTERS)

25-year-old German Lutz Eichholz rides his unicycle along upright beer bottles in Tel Aviv, during his attempt to break the world record. Eichholz on Monday set a new Guinness world record by riding his unicycle over a 8.93-metre-long row of 127 beer bottles. According to organisers, the previous record was 7.99 metres. (REUTERS)

Guinness World Record holder for the 'Most Pierced Man', Rolf Bucholz of Germany, poses showing some of his 453 piercings in Dortmund. (REUTERS)

Etibar Elchiyev poses with 50 metal spoons magnetized to his body during an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for "Most spoons on a human body" in Tbilisi. (REUTERS)

A Guinness World Record for the longest train of a wedding dress is attempted in front of the Parliament palace in Bucharest. The 2,750 meter long train broke a previous record of 2,488 meters. It is made of 4,700 meters of material using 1,857 needles, taking 100 days to made. (REUTERS)

Thaneshwar Guragai spins a basketball on a toothbrush while holding the toothbrush in his mouth for exactly 22.41 seconds to break the last Guinness record of 13.5 seconds set by Thomas Connors of UK in Kathmandu. (REUTERS)

Mexican workers prepare the largest sandwich in the world, in the main Zocalo square in Mexico City. The sandwich, weighing 3,178 kg (6,991 pounds), was made by Mexican company Bimbo in conjunction with McCormick, Fud, Chalet and Petalo Jumbo. It was certified by Guinness Book of World Record officials today. (REUTERS)

Brian Spotts of the US works to balance 439 eggs on their ends on the floor of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne. Spotts, who lives in Colorado, travelled to Melbourne to attempt a new world egg balancing record which currently stands at 420 eggs. (REUTERS)

Samat Hasan, a 24-year-old stuntman from Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, walks on a tightrope in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province. Walking on a 700-metre-long (2,300 ft) rope with a 3.1-centimetre (1.2 inches) diameter and set at a 39-degree gradient, Hasan successfully broke the Guinness World Record for aerial tightrope walking after failing in a previous attempt in October last year, local media reported. (REUTERS)

Chefs cook an omelette during a Guinness World Records attempt for the world's largest omelette in Ankara. The Turkish Egg Producers Association celebrated World Egg Day on Friday with an attempt to cook the world's largest omelette weighing 6 tonnes with a total of 432 litres of oil and 110,000 eggs used. The current record holder for the largest omelette was one made in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, on 9 October 2009 weighing 3.625 tonnes. (REUTERS)

A Jordanian worker performs noon prayer on a huge sofa in Amman. The sofa, measuring seven metres long and two metres tall, took about seventy metres of material and two weeks to complete. Its owner hopes it would be considered for the Guinness Book of Records for the biggest sofa in the world. (REUTERS)

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