Friday, December 18, 2009

Weird News Central: A Decade Of Big, Fat, Hairy, Scary Records

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – These are good times for a man who can put 11 rattlesnakes in his mouth.

Jackie Bibby, “The Texas Snakeman,” is one of the top contenders in the race for the decade’s most amazing world records.

He set Guinness’ snake-in-the-mouth record in 2001 and has also entered books by getting in a tub with 87 slithering reptiles.

AOL Senior Correspondent Buck Wolf has been handicapping Guinness’ “Top Records Of The Decade” and here are his top picks:

  • Michael Hebranko, who once tipped the scales at 904 pounds and got down to 198. Over the years, he ballooned up and down, setting a record for loosing 5,000 pounds over a lifetime.

  • Ashrita Furman, who’s Guinness royalty, setting 245 random world records – 101 of which he still holds – including the fastest time to run a mile with a milk bottle balanced on his head.

  • Suresh Joachim, who holds the world’s longest Michael Jackson-inspired moonwalk at 30 miles, could pull off an upset.

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