Have you ever wanted to be sort-of-famous for something kind of pointless and beauty-related? Guinness World Records can help!
"One of the world's best-known brands with 98% prompted recall in the English-speaking world," whatever the hell that means, Guinness isn't just beer. In fact, Guinness beer is only kind of tied into the world-record thing. However, I wouldn't be surprised if some people were drunk when they came up with some of these record ideas.
Here are some of the most interesting and WTF Guinness World Records related to beauty.
LARGEST COLLECTION OF LIP BALMS
I know, we all think we could qualify for this one, but do you have 492 different lip balms? That's what it'll take to beat the collection belonging to Eleanor Miller of Israel.
LARGEST COLLECTION OF HAIRPINS AND HAIR CLIPS
Think 491 is a big collection? Pshaw! V. Rama, a teenager in India, made it into the book by hoarding 549 types of hair doohickeys, none of which she appears to be wearing here:
MOST COSMETIC PROCEDURES
Cindy Jackson has undergone 47 cosmetic procedures, nine of which were surgical operations, since 1988. The Mensa member and self-proclaimed Global Plastic Surgery & Anti-Ageing Expert has spent about $100,000 on three facelifts, two nose jobs, two eye lifts, liposuction of a bunch of parts, cheek implants, lip enhancement, and ever so much more.
MOST PEOPLE SIMULTANEOUSLY APPLYING LIPSTICK
Latin American brand Esika brought together 1,002 women--all "beauty consultants" for the company--to put on lipstick at the same time in August 2012.
Look how excited they were about it.
No, not longest eyelashes, plural. There's a dude in Gainesville, Florida, who has a single crazy eyelash that's 2.75 inches long.
MOST HEADS OF HAIR DYED BY AN INDIVIDUAL IN 24 HOURS
In February 2012, Damien Bennett of Ireland dyed the hair of 62 people in support of the Irish Cancer Society, and also in support of hair color that doesn't occur in nature.
LONGEST-EVER NAILS ON A WOMAN
Lee Redmond is practically a household name! If you haven't seen this lady before, I will have to assume you were literally born yesterday.
Lee's nails made it to total length of more than 28 feet. But tragically, she lost her nails in a car accident in 2009. Not kidding.
LONGEST HAIR ON A WOMAN
Xie Qiuping is famous in her home country of China for her 18-foot-long hair. Amazingly, this hasn't been a lifelong endeavor. She only stopped cutting her hair at age 13.
LONGEST HAIR EXTENSIONS
If you can't beat 'em, fake it, I always say (but actually never).
Jade Bryer donned the 1,185.7-foot hair extension, made by four employees and two students at Stroud College in the UK.
MOST LEGS WAXED IN AN HOUR
NADS! Remember that stuff? The lady behind it, Susanne Baird, who obviously didn't know what that word means in the US before starting to sell her products here, ripped the hair out of 32 pairs of legs in 60 minutes. And there's footage!
Which one would you try to beat? Or would you come up with a totally new one? (You can do that!)