The Most Disgusting World Records Ever

At some point in the 20th century it became very important to hold a world record. Whether it was for something interesting, like running fast, eating the most pizza (what a dream!), or for something totally gross it didn’t matter. Just as long as a world record was set. This list of the nastiest of these records is here, tallying up all the gross things that people have done to get their names in the history books (specifically that one with "Guinness" on the cover). Whether these world record holders let a bunch of slimy snails perch on their faces, or sat in a bathtub full of maggots, the people list of the most disgusting world records ever will forever be remembered as mavericks and international heroes.

The gross world records on this list aren’t just people eating bugs or letting bugs sit on them, there are also some pretty foul records about what people will let happen to their body. For instance, have you ever been interested in whether or not your eyes can shoot milk? Probably not, but that’s why you don’t have any world records hanging on your wall. As Steve Guttenberg once said, “no risk, no reward." The folks on this list have taken huge risks in the name of bringing home that much desire world record, and we salute them. Grab a barf bag, cue up some inspirational music, and check out this list of the most disgusting world records.

Vote up the grossest world record, out of those collected here , and if you’ve been trying to break one of these disgusting feats – tell everyone about it in the comments.
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  • 1
    2,189 VOTES

    Most Maggots Moved by the Mouth in One Hour

    It's not totally clear why this is world record worthy, but whatever floats your boat. Charlie Bell, a former steel worker (who is presumably now working full time at cleaning out his mouth), reportedly carried two square feet of live maggots in one hour from one container to another, using only his mouth.
    2,189 votes
  • 2
    2,016 VOTES

    Most Cockroaches Eaten

    Ken Edwards of Glossop, Derbyshire ate 36 cockroaches in one minute on the set of The Big Breakfast, on March 5, 2001. Unsurprisingly, no one has tried to break this record.
    2,016 votes
  • 3
    1,843 VOTES

    Longest Maggot Bath

    A British woman named Christine Martin holds the world record for the longest maggot bath, spending 90 minutes bathing in 10 gallons of creepy crawlers. Or as some like to call it, watching the new Adam Sandler movie. BOOM! ROASTED!
    1,843 votes
  • 4
    1,889 VOTES

    Most Cow Brains Eaten

    Before being bested at eating hot dogs by American hero Joey Chestnut, Takeru Kobayashi ate 17.7 pounds of cow brains to set a world record in 2006 that probably no one will ever try to break again.
    1,889 votes
  • 5
    1,534 VOTES

    Largest Nose Hair Collection

    Michael Bailey, a man from Springfield Illinois, has 584 nose hairs in his collection as of 2009. There's no word on if all of the hairs are his or if he farmed them out. Either way, it's very gross.
    1,534 votes
  • 6
    1,426 VOTES

    Farthest Nasal Ejection of Spaghetti

    Kevin Cole holds the record for blowing the longest strand of spaghetti out of a nostril in a single blow. The 1998 record was set with a spaghetti strand measuring 7.5 inches long. Way to ruin pasta for everyone, Kevin.
    1,426 votes