The Guinness Book of World Records was originally used as a reference for bars to keep on hand to settle bar bets about the biggest, smallest, fasted, longest, and weirdest things in the world. Now with the advent of the Internet, a physical book is no longer needed to settle a bet, but the tradition of wanting to be the biggest and best at something has not faded away.
Nowadays, it is less about topping someone else's record, and more about coming up with a record that nobody has tried yet. Especially when it comes to food. This list includes ridiculous things such as the most oysters eaten in three minutes, the biggest hot dog on the market, the most milkshakes made with someone's nose, and more. You would think that there isn't any uncharted territory left for food-related records, but someone always manages to come up with another batch of crazy and pointless feats for the next year.
Hungry? Feas on these 20 of the most insane food-related world records out there right now. Which ones do you think are the most impressive? One thing's for certain, you probably won't be in the mood to eat after this list!
Largest Pizza Dough Spun in Two Minutes
Tony Gemignani of the U.S. set this record in 2006 with a 33-inch wide pizza base. Now the problem is finding an oven that will fit it all.
The Most Ice Cream Scoops on a Single Cone
On July 22, 2002, an Italian man named Dimitri Panciera managed to balance 71 scoops of ice cream on one cone, gaining him the world record. Granted, it was technically gelato, but it still counts.
Highest Toast-Popping Toaster
Who knows why this would be useful in any circumstance, but the toaster designed by Freddie Yauner of the United Kingdom can launch toasted bread 8.6 feet into the air.
Largest Commercially Available Hot Dog
You can get a 7-pound hot dog from Gorilla Tango Novelty Meats. That's a lot of mystery meat to consume in one sitting.