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What are some of the more interesting entries from the Guinness Book of World Records?

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Jan 3, 2017 in Fun & Humor ☻ by Didge (2,796 points)

Did you know that the world's longest nose belongs to Mehmet Ozyurek and measures 8.8 cm?


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TheOtherTink Jan 3, 2017

Um... I hesitate to speculate about what some of his other measurements may be. :O :angel:

Didge TheOtherTink Jan 3, 2017

There is no scientific data to indicate that any relationship exists between the size of a man's nose and his, ah, feet. 

TheOtherTink TheOtherTink Jan 3, 2017

Donald Trump agrees with you, Didge.  :D

And Ozyurek's wife must have been relieved to learn that.   :)

Didge TheOtherTink Jan 3, 2017

There's an old saying on the flip side of the planet: "Big man big prique; little man all prique." It wouldn't take much imagination to fit Mr Trump in there somewhere. :P

Rooster Jan 3, 2017

Worlds biggest onion ! Big mother ! 


Didge Rooster Jan 3, 2017

Now there's a challenge. How big would a steak have to be to match up to that onion when it was fried? And if such a steak existed, would there be a new record set for eating the world's largest steak in one sitting?

TheOtherTink Rooster Jan 3, 2017

Well, Didge, if you assume the pictured onion is about 8 inches in diameter and about 12 inches tall, it would have a volume of about 25 ordinary-size onions.  Assuming that the pictured onion has the same water content and density of an ordinary onion, and that one ordinary onion would go with an 8-oz steak, the steak to go with the large onion should be about 12.5 lbs.  The winner of the annual Nathans hot-dog eating contest (who can scarf down 60 or 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes, if I remember correctly) might be able to manage a 12.5 lb steak plus the onion, but he would need more than 10 minutes for chewing. :)

Didge Rooster Jan 3, 2017

Dang, Tink, that's scientific! I was just wondering and you worked it all out. :)

Marianne Jan 4, 2017

Wow - that reminds of Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac and his big nose!

And there was, though, a real Cyrano de Bergerac - novelist, playwright, duelist - i.e. Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac:

There are lots of Guinness world records:


(tallest and smallest horses)


heaviest lemon

Didge Marianne Jan 4, 2017

Those lemons are very testicular! I wonder what that makes the guy beneath them? 

TheOtherTink Marianne Jan 4, 2017

@ Didge:

He looks a bit scrofulous to me.  :P

Didge Marianne Jan 4, 2017

Or even scrotulus!  

My spell checker hated that. :(

TheOtherTink Marianne Jan 4, 2017

@ Didge:

These spell checkers are very stodgy when it comes to coining new words. :wassat:

Marianne Marianne Jan 5, 2017


Oops - lol - now that you mention it ... :O :angel: :D

That looks indeed scrofulous, as T(h)ink says, and I could add definitions like scabrous and salacious.

Lol - your creation would be a great rhyme, but the regular "al" ending is "tenacious" and - perhaps - less salacious.

But there are much more suggestive fruits, like the sea coconut

or certain "ugly" fruits and vegetables.


Marianne Marianne Jan 5, 2017

Lol - this one is more suggestive:


(Lodoicea maldivica)

Funny, the ending "...ulous" reminds me also of "ridiculous", or "cuculus", a cockoo genus (and if you remove one of the "cu" particles, you will find the "a" word in English and German, and the "c" word in French and Italian (and Spanish and Portuguese), which becomes rather often "cul-cul") - lol.

TheOtherTink Marianne Jan 5, 2017

OMG, Marianne, tell her to put some clothes on!  I'm blushing!  :blush: And on a public website!  :O


Marianne Marianne Jan 7, 2017

Lol - would an extra large bermuda help? :D:angel::D

TheOtherTink Marianne Jan 7, 2017

@ Marianne:

I don't care where she's doing it... it's indecent exposure!  :O :blush: :D

Marianne Marianne Jan 8, 2017


There seems to be a shortage of decent clothing for this size - :O:blush::angel::D.

TheOtherTink Marianne Jan 8, 2017

@ Marianne:

Then she had better stay at home.  :D :blush: :O :angel: :)

Marianne Marianne Jan 10, 2017

Well - she is at home - on or under the tree, or at the museum! :D:D

TheOtherTink Marianne Jan 10, 2017

In the adult section of the museum, I hope!  :blush: :D

Marianne Marianne Jan 11, 2017

Lol - is there an adult section at the museum?

It is probably the:

or, in nature

(... there seems to be no mention about minimum age ...)

But wait a minute - there are erotic or sex museums (or sections) in several places:

and, in NYC, with minimum age (18 years):


TheOtherTink Marianne Jan 11, 2017

Fifth Avenue at 27th, eh?  Thanks for the info, Marianne!  I'll go there this weekend.  :)


Marianne Marianne Jan 11, 2017


Lol - :O:angel::D:D:D.

Thank you for the good laugh - just super!

TheOtherTink Marianne Jan 11, 2017

@ Marianne:

Only please don't tell anyone I'm going there.

I have my reputation to think of.  :blush: :O :D

Marianne Marianne Jan 16, 2017


Lol - I won't :D:D:D.


TheOtherTink Marianne Jan 16, 2017
@ Marianne:

I went there yesterday, wearing a disguise. 
They had never seen anyone there with a burqa before.  :)
Didge Marianne Jan 16, 2017

Clever! ☺

Marianne Marianne Jan 17, 2017


Lol - take your pick.



TheOtherTink Marianne Jan 17, 2017

The ghost I met at the museum wasn't wearing a sheet... she was stark naked. :O :blush: :D

Marianne Marianne Jan 17, 2017

Lol - and how did you react? :blush::O:D

TheOtherTink Marianne Jan 17, 2017

I wondered if she was cold, until I realized she was made of wax.  :D

But then I complained to the management, explaining that such depictions were in violation of Sharia law.

At that point, they refunded my admission money and escorted me to the exit.  :O

Marianne Marianne Jan 30, 2017

Lol - oops - that couldn't have been a ghost.

But I remember having visited Madame Tussauds wax museum in London - long ago.

And there was neither a ghost.


TheOtherTink Marianne Jan 31, 2017

@ Marianne:

But surely a wax Lady Godiva must have been there?  :O :blush: :D

Marianne Marianne Feb 1, 2017

I can't remember - there were so many historical and more recent celebrities, and I visited several museums and monuments.


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