If you ever need to block off a street, David Morgan of the UK has the largest collection of different traffic cones in the world at 137. While that may seem meager, this is actually about two-thirds of all the types ever made.
If you want plastic food, Akiko Obata from Japan has 8,083 prepared food-related items. The collection, which set the record in 2014, includes magnets, stationery, toys, food replicas, keychains, and much more.
While the term “record-breaking” is thrown out a lot, the designation of holding a Guinness World Record has a certain awe-inspiring quality.
Since 1955, the company has been showcasing amazing and unusual records set be people from all over the world. Did you know you could visit the highest outdoor elevator, eat at the world’s most expensive restaurant, or walk the world’s narrowest street?
That’s right. Here are some fascinating destinations that hold amazing records of their own that you might not have known even existed.
Largest Indoor Ski Resort
You’ve probably never even thought about skiing indoors, but you can do it in record-breaking fashion at the world’s largest indoor ski resort in the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. Skiers can swish through year-round snow and over 1,000 feet of runs, tube slides that let you toboggan through the snow, and a Freestyle Zone for practicing jumps.
When Andy Donaldson was looking for a house in 2013, he couldn’t believe how awful some of the property pictures were, so much so that he decided to start a Tumblr account and collect pictures from around the world.
“I was constantly appalled by the quality of some of the images,” he said. “I stuck some on Facebook along with some snarky comments and it went down well with friends, so I started a blog.”
The site went viral that September and has had million visits to date, with the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and Australia providing most of the visitors.
Donaldson, a senior digital manager, insisted all the photos are genuine and from real property sites, from South Africa to Kazakhstan. He added that among his biggest fans are estate agents themselves.
“Reaction from estate agents has been universally positive,” he said, “and many of them have featured the blog on their own sites as an illustration of how not to do it.”
And if they needed more proof, here you go…
Potential buyers are asked not to question what goes on with the dolls when no one is looking…or even when they are.
We’re spoiled today in that we have the Internet and Food Network and availability to fresh ingredients in which we can make meals that are actually relatively appetizing, in most cases.
And a lot of us grew up with grandparents telling us how they could feed a family of 23 on a package of beef, gelatin, and a pound of potatoes, and they often tried to force you to eat some of their “favorite classic recipes.”
Those recipes usually included words like “mold,” “loaf,” “salad,” “casserole,” and Jell-O, along with a lot of mayonnaise and even more NOPE.
Call me spoiled, but these horrifying meals should be left in the past.