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Last updated on: September 21, 2011 11:03 IST

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Rediff.com brings to you some of the weirdest records set around the world.


Chris 'The Duchess' Walton shows off her Guinness world record holding fingernails outside the New York Public Library in New York. Her nails measure 10 feet 2 inches on her left hand and 9 feet 7 inches on her right hand that she has been growing for 18 years

 

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Photographs: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
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In this handout picture, the world's steepest roller coaster "Takabisha" with a free falling angle of 121 degrees is seen at Fuji-Q Highland amusement park in Fujiyoshida, west of Tokyo. According to the amusement park, the roller coaster is registered as the world steepest roller coaster in the Guinness World Records and cost about 3,000,000,000 Japanese Yen ($37, 000, 000) to build

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Septuagenarian Isobel Varley poses during 'II Expotatoo' tattoo fair in Gijon, northern Spain.

Varley, who was born in 1937, is the most senior tattooed woman in the world, according to the Guinness World Records.

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Majed Elmalk, who currently holds the world record for holding the most scorpions in his mouth, poses for a photographer in Riyadh

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Thousands of naked volunteers pose for US photographer Spencer Tunick at Mexico City's Zocalo square. A record 18,000 people took off their clothes to pose for Tunick in Mexico City's Zocalo square, the heart of the ancient Aztec empire

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Alexandr Belozor paints on the bottom of the Black Sea near Yalta, during an attempt to create the largest underwater painting. Belozor, 47, successfully created a 70 by 100 centimetres painting underwater while witnessed by a representative from Ukraine's national book of records

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Peter Koppen of Germany holds one of the 12 paper ships, made from 5.5 by 8 millimetre paper sheets, he folded during the Impossibility Challenger in Dachau, north of Munich.

Koppen, 61, set a new world record by folding the 12 micro-ships in a time of 22 minutes and 5 seconds

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Guinness World Record's Tallest Living Dog, Giant George, poses with its owner David Nasser during a photo call in New York. Giant George, a great Dane, measures over 3 feet 5 inches (104cm) from ground to top of shoulders, 7 feet 3 inches (220cm) from tail to nose and weighs 245 lb (111kg)

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Samat Hasan, a 24-year-old stuntman from Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, walks on a tightrope in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province. Walking on a 700-metre-long (2,300 ft) rope with a 3.1-centimetre (1.2 inches) diameter and set at a 39-degree gradient, Hasan successfully broke the Guinness World Record for aerial tightrope walking after failing in a previous attempt in October last year

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Junrey Balawing, the "World's Shortest Living Man" declared by the Guinness World Records, holds a ruler in front of his family and townmates in Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte in southern Philippines. Balawing was certified by the Guinness World Record as the shortest man in the world with standing and lying down average measurement of 23.5 inches (59.93 cm) on his 18th birthday. The previous title holder was Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal who measured 26.4 inches (67.06 cm), and 2.9 inches (7.36 cm) taller

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People stand together as they create the biggest human smiley in the world on the Zagreb main square. As many as 768 Croats managed to create the biggest human smiley breaking the Guinness World Record. The previous record involved 551 participants and was reached in the Latvian capital of Riga

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Resting on tables, it sprawled through El Morro, an old Spanish fort overlooking Havana Bay. The cigar eclipsed the previous record cigar of 148 feet 9 inches (45.38 metres), both rolled by Jose Castelar Cairo, better known as "Cueto".

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