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15 Quirkiest Achievements in the Guinness World Records 2015
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Break out the measuring tape, because there's a whole new group of world records for you to beat.

The Guinness World Records 2015 edition debuted Wednesday and with it, pages and pages of delightfully strange world records. It covers everything from the tallest teenager and the shortest cat to the largest Yo Yo and the longest golf club.

Though there's a fresh crop of new faces in this year's addition, there are also veteran champions who've proudly held on to the top spot in their categories. See both in all their quirky, world-dominating glory in the gallery below.

  • 1. Largest Disco Ball - Bestival

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    This massive disco ball measures 10.33 meters (about 33 feet) in diameter. Engineers dressed as space men pulled together to hang this giant sparkling orb above this U.K. music festival.

    IMAGE: JOSEPH OKPAKO/GETTY IMAGES
  • 2. Longest Tongue - Nick Stoeberl

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    While the average human tongue measures about 4 inches in its entirety, Stoeberl's tonguemeasures 3.97 inches from the tip to the middle of the closed lip. The artist and comedian hails from California and is appropriately nicknamed "The Lick".

    IMAGE: COURTESY OF GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2015 EDITION
  • 3. Longest Jump by a Cat - Alley

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    This flying cat hails from Austin, Texas and can jump 6 feet.

    IMAGE: COURTESY OF GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2015 EDITION
  • 4. First Musical Act to Perform a Concert on Every Continent - Metallica

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    The metal group set the record December 2013 after traveling to Carlini Station in Antarctica to entertain 120 scientists and competition winners. In their hour-long record breaking set, they performed 10 tracks.

    IMAGE: TIM MOSENFELDER/GETTY IMAGES
  • 5. Largest Yo-Yo - Beth Johnson

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    According to Guinness World records 2015, this colossal toy measures 11 feet, 9 inches and weighs a whopping 4,620 pounds. Surprisingly, this giant construction took only a year and a half to build, and is fully functional.

    IMAGE: COURTESY OF GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2015 EDITION
  • 6. Most Apples Crushed With the Biceps in One Minute - Linsey Lindberg

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    Lindberg, also known as Mama Lou, can thank her muscular arms for the claim to this unusual world record title. According to Guinness, she squashed eight apples in Los Angels, California on June 26, 2013.

    IMAGE: COURTESY OF GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2015 EDITION
  • 7. Shortest Cat - Lilleput

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    This nine-year-old munchkin cat measures only 5.25 inches from the floor to the shoulders. She's owned by Christel Young and lives in Napa, California.

    IMAGE: COURTESY OF GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2015 EDITION
  • 8. Largest Collection of Comic Books - Bob Bretall

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    A life-long collector, Bretell has saved 94,268 comic books since he was 8 years old. According to Guiness, his collection is estimated to weigh 8.3 tons, which is as much as 118 adult men. He told Guiness he'll never sell his comics, and will leave them to his children as an inheritance.

    IMAGE: COURTESY OF GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2015 EDITION
  • 9. Largest Collection of James Bond Memorabilia - Nick Bennett

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    The UK native boasts a collection totaling 12,463 pieces at last count. Though Bennett has had a fascination with 007 since he was 7 years old, he began building his collection at age 28 afterGoldeneye hit theaters. He keeps his collection in a private area, away from the prying eyes of friends.

    VIDEO: YOUTUBE, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS
  • 10. Longest Golf Club - Karsten Maas

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    This Denmark native created the world's longest usable golf club, measuring 14 feet, 5 inches in length. According to Guinness, he's uses his gigantic club to send a ball flying 542 feet, 10.62 inches.

    IMAGE: COURTESY OF GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2015 EDITION
  • 11. Smallest Caravan - Yannick Read's QTvan

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    This sweetly named little caravan packs a full size bed, lighting, a TV, a sink and a kettle into a vehicle that measures only 7 feet, 10 inches in length, 5 feet, .24 inches in height and 2 feet, 7.9 inches in width. According to Read, its name comes from three favorite British obsessions: Queuing, tea and caravans. And yes, this little guy is fit for the road.

    VIDEO: YOUTUBE, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS
  • 12. Largest Electric Guitar - Scott Rippetoe

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    Believe it or not, this enormous instrument is playable. It measures 43 feet, 7.5 inches in height, 16 feet, 5.5 inches in width and weights 2,000 pounds. According to Guinness, students from Conroe Independent School District Academy of Science and Technology in Texas modeled the guitar after a 1967 Gibson Flying V. It cost only $3,000 to build.

    IMAGE: COURTESY OF GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2015 EDITION
  • 13. Fastest Dog on Two Paws - Jiff

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    This Internet-famous little pomeranian holds two records: fastest time to cover 10 meters on his hind legs and fastest time to cover five meters on his front legs.

    VIDEO: YOUTUBE, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS
  • 14. Tallest Teenager - Broc Brown

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    Born April 15, 1997, this Michigan high school student is a towering 7 feet, 1.5 inches tall. Though Brown is too big to play basketball, Nike has supplied him with size 24 athletic sneakers, which according to Guinness, is larger than those worn by Shaquille O'Neal.

    IMAGE: COURTESY OF GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2015 EDITION
  • 15. Longest Fingernails - The Dutchess

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    The Dutchess -- a.k.a. Christine Walton from Las Vegas, Nevada -- has held the top spot since 2011. At last measurement, her nails were measured at 23 feet, 11 inches. That's roughly the equivalent of a president's nose on Mount Rushmore.

    IMAGE: SETH WENIG/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Source:mashable.com
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