There's a world record for just about everything, and your name doesn't have to be Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt to break one. There are some easy world records that anyone can beat which don't take both natural talent and countless hours of training to achieve.
These are the kinds of records that take little skill, can be learned quickly, and often are just plain dumb. These are the records that might exist just because they can -- that are so crazy or over-the-top, someone is willing to attempt to try them to have their name in history books.
These are the unsung heroes: the ice cream stackers, the mattress divers, the cup musicians.
And while these records seem silly, don't laugh. Regardless of what they achieved, they are on top of their game. Think you can beat one of them? Take a look at these records and see for yourself.
Largest Hot Dog Cart
- Record Holder: Marcus Daily
- Where: Union, MO, USA
- When: October 28, 2013
Many of these size records are up for grabs with the right level of dedication and the right amount of funding. Hot dogs are as American as apple pie, so it makes sense that the record for the largest hot dog cart is held by a person from the US.
The cart in question measures 9 feet, 3 inches in width, 23 feet, 2 inches in length, and 12 feet, 2.75 inches in height from the ground to the handle. The added bonus here is that a cart of this size will always be noticed at an event - which is definitely good for sales.5141,967Does this seem easy to beat?
Most Lit Candles in the Mouth
- Record Holder: Dinesh Upadhyaya
- Where: Mumbai, India
- When: July 10, 2016
This record is for anyone who has a big mouth and no aversion to candle wax. The current record for lit candles in the mouth is 17. Dinesh is probably a huge hit at birthday parties.
The video above is from November 2015, when Dinesh first set the candle record with 15. Eight months later, he smashed his own record by lighting 17 candles and sticking them in his mouth.4511,804Does this seem easy to beat?
Most Functional Gadgets in a Cosplay Suit
- Record Holder: Julian Checkley
- Where: Galway, Ireland
- When: November 1, 2015
When it comes to cosplay, fans can either go big or go home. Julian Checkley certainly went big with his Batman suit that featured 23 functioning gadgets including a fireball launcher, smoke bombs, and a grapnel gun. In truth, all you need to do to beat this record is copy Checkley's design and add one more item that works. A built-in cooler for long nights in the Batcave, perhaps?4251,703Does this seem easy to beat?
Most Ice Cream Scoops Balanced on a Cone
- Record Holder: Dimitri Panciera
- Where: Forno di Zoldo, Italy
- When: September 20, 2015
Dimitri Panciera is the king of balancing copious amounts of ice cream on a single cone. He smashed his previous record of 109 scoops with a 121-scoop effort back in September 2015. This record could easily be beaten.
All it takes is determination, a cool climate (to prevent melting), and, of course, lots and lots of ice cream.4471,845Does this seem easy to beat?