Americans have done some truly bizarre things, but making a Guinness world record entails a lot of passion and a little bit of crazy!
Here’s a list of seven truly ridiculous world records held by Americans over the years.
1. The most people catching a wave on a single surfboard
Sixty-six surfers achieved the record for the largest number of surfers ever to ride a wave on a single surfboard, on June 20, 2015, in Huntington Beach, California. They balanced themselves for an impressive 13 seconds as spectators cheered on.
2. The largest rubber band ball
Joel Waul made the largest rubber band ball that weighed 9,032 lbs. in Lauderhill, Florida, on Nov. 13, 2008. He named it “Megaton.” The ball was made up with 700,000 rubber bands of all sizes. Waul started creating the giant rubber ball in April 2004. After completion, the ball stood 6 feet, 7 inches high from the ground.
3. The longest pizza
Volunteers at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, made the longest pizza with a length of 1.32 miles (2.13 kilometers), on June 10, 2017. More than 100 people spent more than 54 hours to create this massive pizza. Approximately 17,700 lbs. of dough, 5,000 lbs. of tomato sauce and 3,900 lbs. of mozzarella cheese were used to create the longest pizza.
4. The most people opening umbrellas at the same time
Fans at Angel Stadium in California set a truly unique world record for the most umbrellas opened at the same time in a confined space between innings. The umbrellas opened collectively during the game between the Minnesota Twins and the Los Angeles on June 14, 2016.
5. The longest nails
Chris Walton from Las Vegas set a bizarre world record for having the longest fingernails. Her nails measured a whopping 6.02 meters. The 45-year-old, who is also a talented singer, has not gone near nail clippers since 1990.
6. The largest glass of margarita
The world’s largest glass of margarita could hold 32,176 liters; it was created by Margaritaville Casino in Las Vegas on Oct. 14, 2011.
7. The largest collection of sneakers
Jordan Michael Geller has collection of the Nike Air Jordan Retro line at the "ShoeZeum" in downtown Las Vegas. Record keepers at Guinness World Records certified that Geller's ShoeZeum, a shrine to Nike that he said included one of every model of Air Jordans ever made. Geller made the record for the world's largest collection of sneakers, with more than 2,500 pairs.
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