Every year, Guinness World Records receives a multitude of applications for various records. Some of these records are astonishing, while others are just plain bizarre. In this article, we will explore the most bizarre Guinness World Records in entertainment that you didn’t even know existed.
The Longest-Running TV Show
Do you know which television show has run for the longest time? You might be surprised to learn that it’s a children’s show called “Blue Peter” which first aired in the UK in 1958. The show is still running to this day, making it the longest-running children’s TV show in the world. The show has received many accolades over the years, including winning a BAFTA Children’s Award in 2002.
The Most Tattooed Senior Citizen
Isobel Varley holds the record for being the most tattooed senior citizen. At the time of her death in 2015, at the age of 78, she had over 200 tattoos all over her body. She started getting tattoos at the age of 49 and became a Guinness World Record holder in 2000. Her tattoos were a mix of symbols, animals, and people, and she was very proud of her unique appearance.
The Longest Marathon Watching TV
We all have our favourite TV shows, but have you ever watched TV for days on end? Suresh Joachim holds the record for the longest marathon watching TV. He watched TV for 69 hours and 48 minutes in 2005, beating the previous record of 50 hours and 5 minutes. The event was held in a theatre in Sri Lanka, and Joachim had to stay awake and alert throughout to break the record.
The Most People Wearing Superhero Costumes
Superheroes have always been popular, and in 2010, a group of 1,580 people in Australia decided to dress up as their favourite superhero to break a Guinness World Record. The event was held in Melbourne, and participants dressed up in costumes inspired by superheroes from comics, movies, and TV shows. The event was a huge success, and the record still stands today.
The Tallest Dog Ever
Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, but have you ever seen a dog that stands over 7 feet tall on its hind legs? That’s exactly what the Great Dane, Zeus, was able to do. He was named the tallest dog ever by Guinness World Records in 2012. Zeus measured 44 inches tall at the shoulder and weighed over 155 pounds. Sadly, he passed away in 2014, but his legacy lives on.
The Longest Time Balancing a Pool Cue on the Chin
Balancing a pool cue on your chin might seem like an easy task, but it’s quite challenging. Ashrita Furman holds the record for the longest time balancing a pool cue on his chin. He balanced the cue for 1 hour, 3 minutes, and 14 seconds in 2015, beating his previous record of 1 hour and 2 minutes. Furman has also broken other records, including the most Guinness World Records held by an individual.
The Most People Dancing in Hobbit Costumes
The Hobbit is a popular book and movie series, and in 2014, a group of 1,084 people in New Zealand decided to dress up in Hobbit costumes to break a Guinness World Record. The event was held in Wellington, and participants dressed up in costumes inspired by characters from the book and movie series. The event was a huge success, and the record still stands today.
In conclusion, Guinness World Records has some of the most bizarre and unique records in entertainment. From the longest-running TV show to the most tattooed senior citizen, these records are proof that anything is possible. Whether you’re a fan of superheroes or the Hobbit, these records are sure to inspire you.