By definition, world records are pretty weird. Someone or something does something that has never been done before.
This past year, HuffPost Weird News went to great lengths, not just to cover the weird records, but to tell the stories of the people who set them.
World’s Biggest Hips
Mikel Ruffinelli, 39, a 420-pound woman with an eight-foot circumference, set the new world record for World’s Largest Hips, according to the World Record Academy. The mother of four, from Los Angeles, stands at just 5-foot-4, has a proportionally small 40-inch waist, and is completely content with her shape.
World’s Tallest Man Gets Married
At 8-foot-3, 30-year-old Sultan Kosen has the high honor of being the world’s tallest man. In October, his 5-foot-9 girlfriend, Merve Dibo, offered him her (much smaller) hand in marriage, at a wedding ceremony held in Mardin, Turkey.
Fastest Tightrope-walking Dog
Ozzy, a Border Collie/Kelpie cross from Norfolk in the United Kingdom got into the record books this year in the category, “Fastest Crossing of a Tightrope by a Dog.”
Fastest Goat Skateboarding
Happie, a Nigerian dwarf cross goat in Fort Myers, Fla., became one of the newest Guinness inductees when he rode a skateboard 118 feet in 25 seconds.
Most People Simultaneously Twerking
In September, 358 New Yorkers helped set the Guinness World Record for most people simultaneously twerking with the help of Big Freedia — a hip hop artist known for her booty poppin’ videos.
Squirting Milk From The Eye
In November, Brandon Youngblood Kee set a world record for “Fastest Time To Ignite Five Targets By Squirting Milk From The Eye”, beating the old record of one minute, 44 seconds.
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