Guinness World Records’ Weirdest Records Of 2015

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NEW YORK – From super-long tongues to leaping cats, a host of weird and wacky landmarks have made the cut for the 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book out on Thursday.

Some of the weirder world records that made the cut include:

  • Most Apples Crushed With The Bicep
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    Linsey Lindberg aka Mama Lou set a world record by crushing eight apples with her bicep. Once an accountant, she now blows up and pops hot water bottles and rips telephone directories in half.
  • Longest Jump By A Cat
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    The longest jump by a cat is six feet and was achieved by Alley, owned by Samantha Martin of Austin, Texas.
  • Largest Electric Guitar
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    The largest playable guitar in the world measures 43 feet, 7.5 inches tall; 16 feet, 5.5 inches wide’ and weighs 2000 pounds. Modeled on a 1967 Gibson Flying V, it was built by students from Conroe Independent School District Academy of Science and Technology, Conroe, Texas, at a cost of $3,000.
  • Longest Tongue
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    Nick “The Lick” Stoeberl has the world’s longest tongue, measuring 3.97 inches from tip to closed lip. The artist and comedian has always known his tongue was large, and he says, “My dad was a huge KISS fan, and may have wanted me to be a rock star. I may have been the answer to his prayer.” Stoeberl says that the only downside is “that I have to spend longer brushing my tongue in the morning.”
  • Largest Yo-Yo
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    The world’s largest yo-yo measures 11 feet, 9 inches and weighs 4,620 pounds. Built by Ohio resident Beth Johnson, it took a year and a half to complete, but is fully operational.
  • Tallest Teenager
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    Broc Brown, 17, of Jackson, Michigan, stands 7 feet, 1.5 inches tall. Although he can dunk, he’s too big for basketball. He wears size 24 athletic shoes — bigger than those worn by Shaquille O’Neal.
  • Largest Afro (Male)
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    Massachusetts resident Alan Edward Labbe boasts the record for largest male afro. His massive hairstyle measures 5.75 inches in height, 8.5 inches in width, and boasts a circumference of 5 feet and .75 inches.
  • Longest Usable Golf Club
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    Denmark’s Karsten Maas has taken his love of the game to the extreme with his longest ‘usable’ golf club. Measuring 14 feet, 5 inches long, the colossal club can drive a ball 542 feet, 10.16 inches.
  • World’s Shortest Cat
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    The world’s shortest cat is Lilieput, a nine-year-old female munchkin cat, who measured 5.25 inches from the floor to the shoulders on July 19, 2013. She is owned by Christel Young of Napa, California,
  • Largest Collection Of Comic Books
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    Bob Bretall, 52, has been collecting comic books since the age of 8. Now he has more than 94,268 unique comic books as of May 1, 2014. Bretall’s collection weighs an estimated 8.3 tons –- as much as 118 adult men. Bretall has said he will never sell any of his comics, and will “leave that to [his] kids when it becomes their inheritance to do with as they will.”

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