Guinness World Records has been recording the interesting and weird accomplishments of talented humans since 1955
Istanbul (Daily Sabah)
1. Cem Karabay, with the assistance of his diving crew, successfully remained underwater for 135 hours, two minutes and 19 seconds, earning him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
2. Organized under the coordination of the Antalya Governorship, the record for the highest number of organ donations made in one hour was broken in seven minutes.
3. Blind singer Metin Sentürk entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest blind driver.
4. Kemal Gökgül now holds the record for ironing 464 clothing items in 42 hours, performed at a mall.
5. An art teacher in Trabzon and his 100 students set a record of creating the world's largest marbling art.
6. The world's longest pismaniye - a type of cotton candy specific to Turkey - was made in Izmit at the Turkish Cotton Candy Festival.
7. In a record experiment organized by Danskeyfi Akademileri, 198 couples performing the Batchata Dance managed to get Turkey in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most crowded group that performed the dance without flaw and in synchronization.
8. Namık Ekin, a national judo team trainer continuously performed the tatami move for 24 hours, making 4,627 hits.
9. Zahit Okurlar, a shoe cobbler in Konya made the world's biggest shoe in size 455.
10. Ali Bahçetepe received two separate world titles for breaking concrete blocks with his bare hands.
11. Store assistants in Bursa shook hands with 12,972 customers in 11 hours, setting a new record.
12. Safa Önal, a veteran screenwriter for Turkish Cinema broke a world record for having 395 scripts filmed.
13. Turkish scuba diver Sahika Ercümen broke the subglacial diving record by covering 110 meters under ice in Austria's Weissensee Lake.
14. Murat Aksu broke the world record for the longest shish kebab at the 2010 "Traditional Turkish Festival" held in the United States.
15. The specially made 198 kilogram kebab placed on a 5-meter-tall spit in Ankara made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.
16. National Marathon Swimmer Mehmet Gedik broke the Guinness record for staying in an ice-filled bathtub at -9 degrees Celsius for 51 minutes.
17. Mehmet Özyürek took the Guinness World Record for the "world golden nose" for an 8.8-centimeter-long nose.
18. A handbag company in Konya entered the book of records with a 6.3-meter-tall gigantic bag weighing 900 kilograms.
19. 580 students from nine different universities across Turkey set a record for the world's longest graffiti scroll extending to 760.28 meters
20. The 30 day knitting event organized by the Bayrampasa Municipality had 45 people knit a 45-meter-long, 18-meter-wide jumper that got them in the Guinness Book of World Records.
21. The Kusadası Professional Chefs Association organized the fifth Open Buffet Festival and set a new record with 1,028 different dishes.
22. The efes (in history, efes were the leaders of Turkish irregular soldiers and guerillas from the Aegean Region of Anatolia, called the Zeibeks and Kızan) clad in ethnic costumes made it into the book of records with an organization in Aydın, an Aegian province of Turkey.
23. Elif Kocaman, the world's shortest woman and Sultan Kösen, the world's tallest man continue to maintain their Guinness title.
24. Members of the Adana Southern Rotary Club broke Japan's record for "the world's largest peace picture mosaic" at the Portakal Çiçegi Karnavalı (Orange Blossom Carnival) in Adana.
25. Özden Gelinlik Moda, a bridal store in Istanbul's Bagcılar district set a record with a wedding dress featuring 45,026 Swarovski crystals, taking five days to make.
26. Retired Underwater Defense (SAT) Commando Namık Ekin broke the world record by swimming under water covering over 34,800 meters in 24 hours.
27. Akın Gökay was rewarded a certificate for collecting 412 chess sets since 1975.