The Guinness World Records is doing a tremendous job since 1955, documenting achievements, feats, and characteristics of people across the globe. They also catalog them in their annual publication. There are many records that people went on to create over the years.
People broke a few of these records after a while, and some were broken more than once. However, there exist some records which people are yet to break. They could be broken one day, but they are intact right now since the record’s creation. Below are some of them for you. Have a look.
World’s Record-Breaking Record Breaker
For most people, it is a dream to create or break a record, even once. And then, they would talk about it all their lives and bask in its glory. However, Ashrita Furman is one guy who can never rest after creating or breaking a record. Instead, what he does is surpassing as many records as a human possibly can. This is probably why he has the record for having maximum broken records of all time to his credit.
In a nutshell, Ashrita is a record-breaking record-breaker and has surpassed over 600 records in around three decades. But, only 200 of them stand currently in recent times. His very first achievement was when he knocked out 27,000 jumping jacks within a time gap of just 6 hours and 45 minutes. Post that, he took this job seriously and went on breaking one record after another.
The Most Decorated Olympian in the World Ever
Earning a gold medal in any sport is not a cakewalk at all. It takes rigorous training, complete devotion, and massive determination to accomplish the task. Moreover, you compete with the best athletes from all corners of the world, and you can give it a try once every four years. That’s tough. Laying hands on a single medal is an incredible feat in itself. That instantly puts you in a league of your own and, of course, at the top of your game.
Michael Phelps is one such sportsperson who has left the world awestruck with his achievements at the Olympics. He holds the record of having more gold medals under his belt more than any other sportsperson in history. He has won 28 Olympic medals throughout his career. Twenty-three out of them are gold medals, while three are silver, and two are bronze medals. Aside from that, he has also set records for Most Silver Medals Awarded in a Single Olympic Swimming Race, Fastest Swim Long Course, and several others.
World’s Longest Fingernails
You probably have come across a picture of Shridhar Chillal whenever you open a copy of the iconic Guinness World Records. It must have left you in a state of shock and wonder how someone could do it. This man from Pune, India, holds the record for having the longest fingernails in the world. As per the documents, Shridhar didn’t cut his fingernails for close to 66 years! That’s incredible! Of course, it has never been possible for him to use that hand for any purpose. Therefore, he grew the nails in only his left hand, while trimming the nails on his right hand perfectly in shape!
After he cut his nails, it went on to measure 909.6 cm. He had to face many hardships while growing his nails for that long. However, the pain was worth it. The nails are now for everyone to see in Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, which is one of the most famous areas of New York City, Times Square.
The Highest Grossing Movie in the World
Avengers: Endgame, hit the screens in 2019. It went on to become the highest-grossing film ever, surpassing James Cameron’s iconic movie, Avatar. According to statistics, Endgame got a staggering $2,797,800,564 at the worldwide box office. However, there are chances that this record might one day be broken. If you adjust the gross amount for inflation, it would probably be Gone with the Wind, which hit the screens in 1939 went on to collect $390 million at the global box office.
Someone is yet to break these Guinness World Records. However, it remains to be seen how they fare in the coming four to five years. This particular period is going to be crucial. But we are sure we would witness some people striving their best to break these records, and probably create a few new fun records too.