Meet the Guy With Record ... for the Most Records

Plus, 10 of the most bizarre (and often gross) records
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2010 1:34 PM CST
Guinness World Records Day: Ashrita Furman Holds Record for Most Records; Plus, 10 Truly Bizarre World Records
In this photo, released by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Ashrita Furman gyrates as he hula hoops underwater Thursday, May 10, 2007, at Island Dolphin Care in Key Largo, Fla.   (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Bob Care)

(Newser) – Arguably the most impressive of all the Guinness World Records: the record for having the most Guinness World Records. That honor belongs to Ashrita Furman, who has set 312 records since 1979 and currently holds 120 titles, the Wall Street Journal reports. Among his feats: 27,000 jumping jacks, the fastest mile on a pogo stick, 50 hours of hand-clapping, 12 miles of somersaulting, fastest one-mile sack race, and building the largest popcorn structure and the largest lollipop.

Furman is taking part in Guinness World Records Day today; in honor of the event, The Frisky lists 10 truly bizarre records:

  • An English man ate 36 cockroaches in one minute.
  • A man in Milan pulled 907 pounds using his eye sockets.
  • Another man moved 37.4 pounds of maggots using his mouth.
For the complete list—including the world's oldest male stripper—click here. (Read more Ashrita Furman stories.)

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