Saturday, September 18, 2004

Ah, now I recall...."Guiness" didn't always refer to a bottle of stout....

Back in the days of my proto-youth, I nursed a brief -- two or three years -- fascination with the Guiness Book of World Records, along with various classmates in school. We'd each get a copy of the current book in that school book club thing we were all in, and we'd sit around during reading periods and whatnot thumbing through the book, looking for oddities and trying to decide which record would be the coolest to break. This fascination, of course, ended with the realization that girls were, in fact, not "icky" at all, but it was fun while it lasted.

So here's a list of the 50 weirdest world records, courtesy MeFi. Some of these, really, are just freaking bizarre -- why would anyone want to be the world's champion at sniffing feet, for example? How many people are there who probably could pop their eyeballs out farther than that woman who can pop hers out to 11mm? (Here's what it looks like.)

Well, anyway, there's some weird records there. (And it's not even "Burst of Weirdness" time, because I've got something even freakier in reserve. Good week for weirdness, this was.

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