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Gross New World Records

The 2008 edition of the Guinness book of World Recordshas just been published, and it’s chock full of new records! And, apparently in an effort to make my job easier, the latest edition includes a pullout section of the world's grossest records! For example:
 
Weird Foodstuffs:
 
G.P. Vijayakumar, a yoga instructor in India, slurped 8 fish into his mouth and out his nose in one minute. (And who even knew that was a cateory you could get a record in -- fish mouth/nose slurping!)
 
Michael Lotito, of France, has eaten 128 bicycles, 15 supermarket shopping baskets, 6 chadeliers, and 2 beds.
 
C. Manoharan of India swallowed 200 earthworms in 30 seconds.
 
Feats of Endurance:
 
Sit down for these: Dong Changsheng of China hauled an automobile using ropes that were connected to hooks attached to his lower eyelids. His countryman, Li Jianhua, pulled a car the longest distance with a rope attached to his ear.
 
Jackie Bibby, an American, sat is a bathtub with 75 extremely deadly western diamondback rattlesnakes.
 
Brazilian Elaine Davidson, currently a resident of Scotland, has the most body piercings: 4,250!
 
Overgrowth:
 
Vietnam’s Tran Van Hay hasn’t had a haircut in 30 years and his hair is now 20 feet long!
 
In Utah, Lee Redmond’s fingernails are each about 2-1/2 feet long!
 
 
What's the grossest record you ever broke? Send me a note and let me know!

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Burning Down the Mouse

The Rodent that Laughs Last, Laughs Best

Let's be generous. Maybe Luciano Mares was tired. According to the New York Times, the Fort Sumner, New Mexico resident had been outside for awhile, raking leaves. He had just set a pile of them on fire when he went back into his house and caught a mouse.

He had to dispose of the pest -- and that's when he had his not-so-bright idea. He went back outside and threw the live mouse on the burning pile of leaves.

Understandably, the mouse didn't like that at all. The mouse, on fire, ran back into Luciano's house, and hid underneath a window. The flame from the mouse caught on the drape, and spread out from there, ultimately burning down Luciano's entire house. Everything in it was destroyed. Luckily no one was hurt -- no human, that is.

Luciano spent the night in a motel, no doubt contemplating the fickle nature of fate, and perhaps pondering if the high pitched chattering sound he heard was a mouse laughing.



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