10 World Records that Are Nearly Impossible to Break

by Rajarshi Saha3 years ago
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Guinness World Records have been proudly documenting numerous accomplishments of millions of amazing people around the globe since 1955 in their annual publication. Many records among them have been broken multiple times, while others are waiting to get listed in the Guinness Book. But there are some records, some of which are so bizarre, and in some cases, the record-holders set the bar so high with their devotion that it is nearly impossible they will be ever broken. Listed below are 10 world records that are nearly impossible to break.

1 Kevin Fast, a pastor from Canada, holds nine amazing Guinness World Records for the heaviest powerlifting. The highlight of his illustrious career was when he pulled a 188.83-ton CC-177 Globemaster III over a distance of 8.8 meters.

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From pulling trucks to pulling airplanes, the 58-year-old pastor from Canada can do it all. He still holds nine amazing world records for pulling and supporting extreme weights, which includes an airplane. It’s hard to imagine, isn’t it?  But on 17 September 2009, Kevin Fast pulled a CC-177 Globemaster III, at Canadian Forces Base in Ontario.

He pulled that gigantic plane weighing an astounding 188.83 tons over a distance of 8.8 meters by only using his body. That was the highlight of his career. That record also helped him to raise $65,000 for charity. Some of the other records which definitely need to be mentioned are most people supported on the shoulders, a 40-ton house pulled by a man, and pulling a fire engine over 100 feet.

“Most people in religious circles find it hard to believe that I do all these feats of strength. A pastor is usually small and weak. But my parishioners here at the church are always supportive. We are a nice big family and they like to hear about my exploits.” he said. He lives with his three children and his wife Suzanne in Cobourg, Canada, and donates all of his wealth generated from his stunts to local charities. (source)


2 Mr. Roy C. Sullivan was recognized by Guinness to be the only person who survived after being struck seven times with lightning bolts. These strikes happened between the years 1942 to 1977. He died at the age of 72 by committing suicide.

Roy Sullivan
(Right) Roy Sullivan with his hat damaged by a lightning bolt. Image Credit : National Park Service / Allthatsinteresting.com , Unsplash.com

The odds of getting struck by lightning at one point during a person’s lifetime are 1/15,300. Now, imagine this… being struck by lightning seven times. We are not kidding around. Against all odds, Mr. Roy C. Sullivan, an ex-park ranger, is the only person who was struck by lightning seven times, and he survived.

Thanks to his misfortune, he earned the title of “The Human Lightning Conductor.” People usually can not survive a single lightning strike, whereas Sullivan is fortunate enough to survive seven times from the first strike in1942 until the last one in 1977. However, being the sole survivor in the world of lighting bolts has some consequences.

Lightning caused numerous injuries to Sullivan’s body, which include losing a toenail, both his eyebrows, a burn on his left shoulder, his hair was set on fire twice, and his legs, ankle, chest, and stomach were burned. He lived for 72 years before committing suicide in 1983 due to depression. (source)

3 Michel Lotito, a French national, has been recorded to have the world’s strangest diet. Since 1966, his diet included 18 bicycles, 15 supermarket trolleys, seven TV sets, six chandeliers, two beds, a pair of skis, and a Cessna light aircraft. He died of natural causes on June 25, 2007.

Michel Lotito
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If you are one of those people who loves tasting every aspect of a dish, then maybe you would not like this guy. Michel Lotito  holds the world record for having the “Strangest Diet.” Mr. Lotito, born in 1950 in France, developed a bizarre habit of eating dangerous and pointy objects like glass and metal since his childhood days, which are not even remotely possible for a normal human body to digest.

But guess what? He was perfectly fine with that. In fact, the French man ate an entire Cessna 150 airplane, which he started eating in 1978, as he had to eat it piece-by-piece. After examination, doctors discovered a unique and robust digestive system, with an incredibly thick stomach lining and intestines, which allows him to safely consume literally anything.

He had a diverse diet during his lifetime starting from 1959. By 1997, he consumed nearly 9 tons of metal. Impressive, isn’t it? But the peak moment in his illustrious career came when he ate that entire airplane. This great entertainer died on June 25, 2007, aged 57, due to natural causes. (source)


4 Thomas Blackthorne from the UK is booked in Guinness World Records for the heaviest weight lift with a human tongue. He lifted 12.5 kg (27 lb) hooked through his tongue on the set of El Show Olímpico, in Mexico City, Mexico, on 1 August 2008.

Thomas Blackthorne
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Weight lifting is all about the power of muscles. Well, that’s a general opinion, but Thomas Blackthorne does not believe in that statement. He surprised the world when he managed to lift 12.5 kg with his tongue only.

The tongue was pierced by a hook holding the four weights. He trained himself for over six years in order to do this dangerous act. While Thomas was performing on the stage,  the audience was so terrified and worried about him that they prayed for him to get through his act without any injuries.

He came out with flying colors by holding the weights for over five seconds without any causing injury to his tongue. He accomplished this extraordinary record on the set of El Show Olímpico, in Mexico City, Mexico, on 1 August 2008. He attempted the act in 2004 as well, making him the only man who broke his own record. (source)

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