Guinness World Records of the Decade (10 pics)

Darren Taylor performed the highest shallow dive at the LA County Fairgrounds


Guinness World Records celebrates a collection of world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. Having shortlisted a top 100 from every record set in several categories during the past 10 years, GWR now wants the the global online community to vote for the their favorite. Here are ten record breakers that stand-out from the list.


He Ping Ping, the world's smallest man, and Svetlana Pankratova, the woman with the longest legs in the world.


Rev. Kevin Fast set the record for the heaviest vehicle pulled over a level 100ft course in Ontario, Canada, in 2007.


The largest hamburger is 185 pounds (84.14 kg) and is available for $499 at Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar in Michigan, USA.


Jackie Bibby beat the world record for the most rattlesnakes held in the mouth in 2009.


Englishman John Lynch holds the record for most body piercings at 241 piercings, including 151 in his head and neck.


Melvin Boothe has the world's longest fingernails on a pair of hands with a combined length of 32 feet (9.85 meters).


Lucky Diamond Rich has spent over 1,000 hours having his body modified. He has even tattooed his eyelids, skin between the toes, ears and gums!


Ashrita Furman traveled the longest distance on a pogo stick at 23 miles.


American Bryan Berg built the largest free-standing house of cards at 7.86 meters tall in Dallas.

Guinness World Records website
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Comment by Kim Spindler on January 11, 2010 at 5:40am
I always see John Lynch on the tube, he scares me a little!
Comment by Eugene on December 30, 2009 at 12:14am
@Kevin - lol...seriously some of these records are straight ridiculous...
Comment by Kevin on December 29, 2009 at 11:38pm
why in the world is there a record for most rattlesnakes held in mouth? This may also be the holder of the biggest dumbass record.
Comment by sAm on December 29, 2009 at 2:54pm
These are all pretty amazing. My vote goes for John Lynch, that man looks CRAZY!
Comment by Ramzi Smida on December 29, 2009 at 2:22pm
Thanks for these records, Eugene. I think the funniest among them is ping ping Vs Svetlana Pankratova while the most disgusting John Lynch, but the best one for me is that giant cheap cheese-hambuger :-) (very delicious) :-)
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