If you’ve come to that point in your life where it’s time to make your mark you might want to go after one of the weirdest world records tracked by Guinness. Of course, some records can’t be beaten voluntarily, like trying to break the world record for the longest attack of the hiccups (68 years!) or the longest time living with a nail stuck in your head (a man in the UK had a rusty one-inch nail stuck between his ear and eye for 22 years). But there are plenty or world records which can be smashed with just a bit of perseverance and a wallop of insanity. Try one of these: hold your breath for more than 13 minutes, 42 seconds; jump on a pogo-stick 177,738 times; do 125 one-finger push ups; make a balloon dog behind your back in under 9.26 seconds; eat five watches in less than 1 hour, 34 minutes; lie in a bathtub full of maggots for more than an hour and a half; or type the words “one” to “one million” in less than 16 years. Good luck!

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