- Shortest Cat
Lilleput, a nine-year-old female Munchkin cat, measures 5.25 inches from the floor to the shoulders. She holds the record for the world’s shortest cat.
2. Fastest Walking Dog on Two Legs
Walking upright on his two hind legs, Jiff the Pomeranian covered 32 feet in 6.56 seconds at TOPS Kennels in Illinois on Sept 9, 2013. Jiff can also walk on his two front paws, covering 16 feet in a record 7.76 seconds – which is the fastest pace walking on front legs by a dog.
3. Largest Water Lily
Native to freshwater lakes and bayous in the Amazon basin, the giant water lily, Victoria amazonica, has floating leaves measuring up to 10 feet across and is held in place on an underwater stem that is up to 26 feet long.
4. Hairiest Male Afro
Alan Edward Labbe holds the world record for having the largest male afro. His hairdo (or rather hair-don’t) measures at 5 feet in circumference.
5. Tallest Toothpick Sculpture
Stan Munro used over 250,000 toothpicks to build a model of the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, the world’s tallest building. It took Munro around six months to complete the 16 foot 8 inch tall sculpture.
6. Biggest Oil Lamp
The world’s largest oil lamp was manufactured by the municipality of Almócita in Almeria, Spain on May 11, 2013. The lamp has a volume of 172.4 gallons of oil!
7. Fastest Time to Eat a Jelly Donut with No Hands
Oli White ate an entire jelly donut without using his hands and without licking his lips in 28.75 seconds, setting a new Guinness world record.
8. First Folding Car
The Hiriko Ford, an electric car with a chassis that folds itself up, can shrink from a length of 8 feet 7 inches to 6 feet 9 inches. Three Hirikos can park in the same space as one four-door sedan. The car was invented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and developed by Denokinn.
9. Smallest Caravan
Designer Yannick Read created the QTvan, the world’s smallest caravan, in June 2013. The QTvan is just 7 feet 10 inches long, 5 feet high, and 2 feet 7 inches wide.
10. Most Expensive Necklace
“The Incomparable” necklace contains a 407.48-carat flawless diamond and 102 “satellite” diamonds. Manufactured by the Switzerland-based Mouawad jewelers, the necklace is valued at an incredible $55 million dollars! The flawless diamond was discovered some 30 years ago in the Congo.