Guinness World Record holders are inspiring - not just because some of them work hard to make history - but also, because a lot of them prove that anyone and everyone can do something special - literally - anyone. In honor of those inspirational record breaking mavericks, we're showing you 8 of our favorite crazy, delicious, super cute, and hilarious, records that just might inspire you to show off your hidden talents too.
1. Largest Vegan Cake
To raise awareness about veganism, Swedish vlogger Therese Lindgren gathered together her friends and decided they were going to make the world's largest vegan cake. To make it, the group used around 196 pounds of yogurt, 98 pounds of sugar, 78 pounds of strawberries, and 137 pounds of semolina, a flour made from durum wheat. When finished, the cake, made in 11 pound slabs, baked 10 at a time, measured at a total of 1019 pounds and 6 oz.
And soon, we're sure any of the 2,000 that got to try the cake is bound to win the Guinness record for "Most Times One Person Mentioned How Much Better Vegan Cake is Than Non-Vegan Cake and How It's Sooo Much Better For You".
2. Fastest Flight in an Iron Man Suit
It might not look like Tony Stark's iron suit, but this jet engined powered getup helped get Richard Browning into the Guinness Record Book for the "Fastest Speed in a Body Controlled Jet Engine Powered Suit" - yes, there's a record category for that. Richard made history in Gravity Industries' body suit, powered by 6 kerosene-filled micro gas turbines. Richard was able to reach 32.02 mph in his suit, flying over a minimum distance of 328 feet, earning himself and the suit a new world record!
But before you run to the store to get one, not that you could, know that Richard said he had to work on his core before the flight attempt so he could balance and hold his position in the air while flying. Still, even with the required ab exercises, this kind of technology would definitely make your morning commute a lot better.
3. Dog with the Longest Tongue
You'd better bring a towel if you want this record-breaking dog to give you kisses! Mochi the St. Bernard was awarded the record of "Longest Tongue on a Dog" this year, thanks to her 7.3 inch long licker. That's like a deli sandwich sized tongue!
Now that she's gotten herself a world record, the South Dakota pup has come a long way. Adopted from the Big Dogs Huge Paws rescue home when she was two, Moshi goes to show how extraordinary rescue pups can be. Her owner Carla said that she hopes Moshi's world record will bring attention to others about "how much joy rescued animals can bring to their family". Well, joy, and a little bit (or a lot) of slobbery smooches.
4. Longest Lady Legs
Speaking of lengthy body parts, this year, Russian model, Ekaterina Lisina joined the world record holder club when her glorious gams got her the "Longest Legs, Female" record. Her record-kicking legs officially measure at 52.2 inches on the left, and 52 inches on the right, giving her, not only the "Longest Legs, Female" world record, but also the world record for "Tallest Professional Model" at 6'8. But Ekaterina's legs aren't just for looking good in designer clothes.
Before pursuing her dream of becoming a fashion model, her long legs also helped her play basketball professionally and took her all the way to the Olympics, where she won a bronze medal! Aside from never having to ask anyone to get something off the highest shelf in her home, Ekaterina also says that another great perk of having long legs is being able to walk faster than others, which anyone whose ever walked on a city sidewalk can definitely be jealous of.
5. Tallest Cat
But it's not just the ladies that can score world records with their long legs. One feline from Ferndale, Michigan won the world record for "Tallest Living Domestic Cat". Arcturus, the Savannah cat, measures at 19.1 inches. The cat is so big, it uses a medium dog sized doggy door to get outside!
And before you try to tell us that his size isn't that impressive, consider that the average cat is about 12-13 inches tall, and if you were to translate Arcturus' size into human proportions, he would be equal to a 10 foot human! But he's not the only feline at Lauren and Will Powers' home that's earned itself a Guinness World Record....
6. Longest Cat Tail
Meet Cygnus, Arcturus' cat brother, and holder of the Guinness record for "Longest Tail on a Living Domestic Cat". What are the Powers' feeding these felines! The Silver Maine Coon's tail measures at a crazy 17.58 inches, and is so much longer than the cat's body that his owners say he's always getting his tail into things accidentally.
But the fame hasn't gone to either of the cats' heads, not because of their humility - the cats are so big, it would just take fame too long to get there.
7. Largest Hula Hoop Spun
As impressive as this world record is, watching it in the process of being achieved is just hilarious. Japanese performer Yuya Yamada set the world record for "Largest Hula Hoop Spun", in regular hula hoop fashion, by spinning a 16 foot, 10 inch hoop, six times. "Hoopman Yu-Ya" created the aluminum hoop himself, and as crazy as it looks to accomplish, he nailed it.
And now we kind of want to hoop in that big thing too...it looks like fun!
8. Fastest Time to Travel in A Contortion Roll
Need inspiration to get back into yoga, or into stretching in general? Chinese contortionist Liu Teng might be the kick in the rear you need to work on almost kicking your self in the head.
The 25 year old performer rolled her way into the Guinness Book of Records by traveling 65 feet, in a feet over heels contortion roll, in 15.54 seconds, beating the previous record of 17.47 seconds. Teng's achievement is rad by itself, but it's also an awesome reminder of how any of us can do anything we put our minds too, as long as we're willing to stretch a bit for it...
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