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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!