15 Baffling And Crazy World Records You Probably Never Knew Existed
The Guinness World Records have now existed for over 60 years. People have often performed crazy tasks just to enter their names into the world record. However, some will shock you with the sheer luck they displayed.
There are some categories that will completely baffle you. It will make you question human sanity and most of all, how far people are willing to go to just get some attention and fame. It may have started as a simple concept but is now one of the wackiest books in the world. It includes nearly everything. Check out some of the weird records we have listed.
1How did it all start?
The Guinness World Records are now over 60 years old. It all started when Sir Hugh Beaver got into an argument in 1954. He tried to settle a pub argument over which was the fastest game bird. He failed to find an answer in any reference book. This inspired him to write a book, which now holds some of the weirdest, coolest and most interesting or shocking things in the world.
2Spearfish, South Dakota
On January 22, 1943, in the city of Spearfish in South Dakota the temperature rose from -4°F to 45°F in just two minutes! This was due to the Chinook wind which raised the temperature till 54°F before it died down. This set the world record for the fastest recorded change in temperature.
3 “Streamlined Motorcycles Under 1,000cc”
On 26 August 1967, 68-year-old Burt Munro set the record for the highest speed recorded in the category. His motorcycle was an Indian Scout purchased in 1920. He had modified it for over 40 years to achieve high speeds. The record speed he set was 295.453 km/h (183.59 mph). In 2014, his son John realized there had been a calculation error. The final speed was found to be 296.2593 km/h (184.087 mph).
As cool as it is, it is not real, and we know that. However, Cosmonaut Sergei K. Krikalev holds the world record for time traveling. He had spent a total of 803 days, 9 hours and 39 minutes in space. Based on Einstein’s theory of relativity, several conclusions were drawn. This meant that time, for Sergei was slightly faster than on Earth because he was further away from Earth’s gravity. Thus when he came back to Earth, he essentially came back to his past. In space, he had traveled 0.02 seconds into his own future.
In the year 1958, two pilots, Robert Timm, and John Cook decided to create the record for longest flight endurance. They took off from McCarran Airfield in Las Vegas. They were given food and water by hoisting a bucket on a rope by a chase car which matched the speed of the aircraft and refueling was done similarly. They spent 64 days, 22 hours, 19 minutes, and 5 seconds in flight. They landed at McCarran Airfield on February 7, 1959, and their record still holds.