It seems that since the Guinness Book of Records became popular in 1955, people are constantly trying to break other people's records, or even set new ones, and sometimes absolutely ridiculous ones. But there are such records that cause surprise and even shock that someone could set them, and we guarantee that no one will be able to beat them during our lifetime.
Ted Saint Martin has never played basketball, even in college, but he has been setting amazing marksmanship records all his life. He started with the record of Harold Levitt, who scored 499 goals, in 1975, and broke it with a score of 739 hits. And at the age of 75, Ted set a record of 5,221 hits in the basket.
Roy Sullivan worked as a caretaker in the American Shenandoah National Park. Nothing unusual happened in his life, except that in the period from 1942 to 1977, he was struck by lightning 7 times, which was officially registered and confirmed by the park's doctor. By the way, Sullivan has been attracted to lightning since childhood — he later admitted that when he was mowing the grass with his father, lightning struck directly into his scythe.
An unusual case happened to Charles Osborne at the age of 28 — he picked up a pig carcass weighing 159 kg and fell. It would seem nothing like that, only right after that Charles had a hiccup attack that lasted 68 years. This did not prevent him from leading a normal lifestyle — Charles was married twice and had 8 children. The hiccups suddenly stopped in 1990, however, Osborne did not have time to enjoy it, as he died just a few months later from an ulcer. It has been estimated that Charles Osborne hiccupped about 595 million times.
We can't even imagine why no one can beat this record. Or maybe he doesn't want to. Australian Graham Barker started doing this in 1984.
The cult album of the pop king Thriller, which includes such hits as Beat It, Billie Jean, Thriller, went platinum for a record 30th time last December.
In 1916 , the student football team Georgia Tech defeated rivals from the Cumberland team with a score of 222:0.
In November 2012, 28 British gymnasts set a world record by fitting into a BMW car in 10 minutes.
One of the most famous athletes of the XX century, the Canadian hockey player set 61 records during his career, including the highest number of goals (894), the number of assists (1963), goals scored in one season (92) - the list can be continued indefinitely.
American Robert Wadlow was the tallest recorded person in history — 272 cm. Robert suffered from a pituitary tumor and acromegaly. At the age of 8, his height was already 188 cm, and at the age of 18 — 254 cm. After graduating from high school, Robert toured all the states of the USA with a circus, then entered college to study law. Everyone who knew him loved him and called him a kind giant. But over time, Robert's health deteriorated, and at the age of 22 he died of sepsis caused by an infection from a crutch.
In 1999, during a baseball game, Fernando Tatis, playing for the Cardinals, set a record by managing to make two grand slams during one inning. Yes, his team, of course, won.
Yes, and they set such records. In 2013, rap singer Big Fredia organized an event during which 358 people simultaneously twerked.