Sign up for the TODAY newsletter
You have successfully subscribed to the TODAY newsletter.
Subscribe now and get trending stories, celebrity news and all the best of TODAY.
Weird and wacky Guinness World Records 2017
From the largest ukulele to the longest dog tail, see the wacky and wonderful record breaking stars of Guinness World Records, 2017.
Most ice cream scoops balanced on a cone
Dimitri Panciera balanced 109 scoops on a cone in 2 minutes and 50 seconds in Italy. If you think that's cool, check out how Bria Roberts tried to set the Guinness World's Records title for jumping rope with a leg behind her head on TODAY!
The largest clogs (wooden shoes, that is) measure 11-feet-5-inches long, 5-feet-10-inches wide and 4-feet-10 inches-tall and were created by Jim Bolin of the U.S. and verified in Casey, Illinois. The shoes were shaped and carved by chainsaw. Each shoe weighs approximately 1500 pounds.
The largest gape measures 3.5 inches, and was achieved by Bernd Schmidt in Wendlingen, Germany. Ashrita Chinmoy is the Guinness World Record holder for holding the most Guinness World Records. But can he set a new one live on TODAY for most balloons burst with the mouth in 30 seconds? Watch him make the attempt on air.
Largest knitting needles and crochet hook
The largest knitting needles measure 13 feet, 0.75 inches long and have a diameter of 3.25 inches. They were made by Jim Bolin and were presented and measured at Monroe Elementary School, Casey, Illinois. The knitting needles were used to knit a tension square of 10 stitches by 10 rows by Jeanette Huisinga.
The largest mailbox measures 5,743.41 feet and was created by Jim Bolin and verified in Casey, Illinois. There is a hidden stairway located in the post stand, and visitors can climb up inside the actual mailbox.
The largest pitchfork measures 61 feet, 1 inch long and 8 feet, 5 inches wide and was created by Jim Bolin and verified in Casey, Illinois. The pitchfork is on display in front of a local restaurant and weighs approximately 1,940 pounds.
Largest wind chime
The largest wind chime measured 42 feet long and consisted of five metal tubes suspended 49 feet from the ground. It was made by Jim Bolin in Casey, Illinois.
Highest bar jump cleared by a llama
The highest bar jump cleared by a llama is 3 feet, 8.5 inches, achieved by Caspa, owned by Sue Williams, in Cheshire, U.K. And gymnast Raymond Butler broke the Guinness World Record for the longest back-flip into a pair of pants live on TODAY: See video here.
Most tattooed female senior citizen
The most tattooed female senior citizen is Charlotte Guttenberg, who has covered 91.5% of her body with tattoos, as confirmed in Melbourne, Florida.
Most tricks performed by a cat in a minute
The most tricks performed by a cat in one minute is 20, achieved by Didga and her owner, Robert Dollwet, in Tweed Heads, Australia.
Largest collection of coprolites
The largest collection of coprolites (fossilized feces) belongs to George Frandsen and consists of 1,277 coprolites, as verified at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Florida.
Largest chess piece
The largest chess piece is a king measuring 16 feet, 7 inches tall and 6 feet, 8 inches in diameter at its base. It was created by Gitok and was presented and measured in Kalmthout, Belgium.
Youngest female with a full beard
The youngest female with a full beard is British-born Harnaam Kaur, who was 24 years and 282 days old when she was confirmed to have a full beard, in Slough, U.K.
Largest collection of hamburger-related items
The largest collection of hamburger-related items belongs to Harry Sperl (aka Hamburger Harry) and consists of 3,724 items, verified in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Longest distance pulled by a horse while on fire
The longest distance pulled by a horse while on full body burn is 1640.42 feet, achieved by daredevil Josef Tödtling in Teichalm-Fladnitz, Austria. He protected himself from the flames with several layers of clothing, a cooling gel and metal shin and elbow pads. Illusionist Lucas Wilson attempted to set a new record for the fastest escape from a straitjacket in suspension and chains on TODAY. See the video here.
Longest tail on a dog
The longest tail on a dog measures 30.2 inches, achieved by Keon, who is owned by Ilse Loodts, in Westerlo, Belgium.
The fastest speed achieved on a monowheel motorcycle is 61.18 mph, by the U.K. Monowheel Team and Kevin Scott, riding WarHorse, at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire, U.K.
The largest ukulele is 13 feet, 1.08 inches long and was created by Lawrence Stump and measured in Lansing, Michigan.
Largest ice cream scoop
The largest ice cream scoop is 6 feet, 4.7 inches long and was achieved by Dimitri Panciera, as measured in Forno di Zoldo, Italy.
Tallest dog living (female)
The tallest female dog living is Lizzy, who measured 37.96 inches tall in Fort Myers, Florida. Lizzy lives with her owner Greg Sample in Alva, Florida, and was age 7 at the time of verification.
Largest golf tee
The largest golf tee measured 30 feet, 9 inches long with a head diameter of 6 feet, 3 inches and a shaft width of 2 feet, 1 inch. It was made by Jim Bolin and was presented and measured in Casey, Illinois. The golf tee was made out of yellow pine boards that were glued together to form a large block, out of which the tee was shaped using chainsaws.
Longest monster truck
The longest monster truck was created by Brad and Jen Campbell of Big Toyz Racing and is currently operated by Russ Mann. The truck measured 32 feet long at Last Stop in White Hills, Arizona.
Longest domestic cat (living)
The longest domestic cat is Ludo at 3 feet, 10.59 inches long. He is owned by Kelsey Gill. Ludo is one of the oldest American breeds: a Maine Coon, named after the U.S. state.
Largest foot rotation
The largest external foot rotation is 157 degrees and was achieved by Maxwell Day in London.
Largest horn spread on a goat (living)
The largest horn spread on a living goat is 53.23 inches, and was achieved by "Rasputin" in Lienz, Austria.
Most tricks performed by a dog in one minute
The most tricks performed by a dog in one minute is 32, achieved by Smurf and his owner Sarah Humphreys in Hertfordshire, U.K.
Oldest manatee in captivity
The oldest manatee in captivity is Snooty, aged 66 years, 38 days as of August 28, 2014. Snooty lives at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Florida.
Largest loop-the-loop in a car
The largest loop-the-loop in a car measures 62 feet, 7.1 inches in diameter and was achieved by Terry Grant and Jaguar at the Niederrad Racecourse in Frankfurt, Germany.
Largest rocking chair
The largest rocking chair measures 56 feet, 1 inch tall and 32 feet, 10 inches wide and was created by Jim Bolin and verified in Casey, Illinois. The rocking chair is on display outside of Casey City Hall.
Largest Afro (male)
The largest Afro on a male was 10 inches in height, 9 inches in width and 5 feet, 10 inches in circumference, and belonged to Tyler Wright. It was measured in St Louis, Missouri. See Guinness World Records from 2016 here!