How is a Guinness World Records video relevant to a medical blog? Well, if you have a few minutes to spare and watch some of the videos from the official YouTube channel of Guinness World Records, you can't help but notice that a few of the record attempts definitely look hazardous to the health of the contestants: http://www.youtube.com/user/GuinnessWorldRecords/videos
Heaviest weight lifted with the eyelid
Car Drawn By Hook Through Mouth
Truck Pulled By HAIR?!
Heaviest road vehicle pulled by teeth
Coconut Smashes To The Head?!
Most scorpions in the mouth
Climbing Stairs... WITH YOUR HEAD
Chainsaw Juggling... On A UNICYCLE
Most pig iron bars broken with the head in one minute
Most boiled eggs swallowed and regurgitated
In this video, 18 members of the Climb Fit Team (all Australia) squeezed into a standard Smart Car on the set of Australia Smashes Guinness World Records, at the Warringah Mall, Sydney, Australia, on 25 January 2010:
The record is now at a limb-bending 20 and was achieved by the Glendale Cheerleading Team (USA) on the set of 'Guinness World Records Gone Wild' at The Staples Center in Los Angeles, USA, on 28 September 2011.
Now, this is impressive: Most consecutive ninety degree push ups. In this video, Christian Bázan (Spain) executed 12 consecutive 90 degree push ups on the set of 'Guinness World Records', Madrid, Spain, on 16 January 2009. The Record now stands at 13 and was achieved by Jesus Villa (USA) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on 18 September 2010.