South Carolina May 06, 2015
These 10 Really Crazy World Records Are Held In South Carolina
Obtaining a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records is always beyond exciting and creates quite a story for the rest of us to tell. South Carolina is not without those record holders. We can claim everything from a record-breaking pepper to the fastest golf cart ever to run Darlington!
1. Carolina Reaper owns the World Record for the Hottest Chili Pepper. Created by Ed Currie who owns PuckerButt Pepper Company in Fort Mill, SC. But, before you taste-test this bad boy you need to realize that it is 100 times hotter than a jalapeno! Um, no thank you, I like my esophagus and my stomach.
2. & 3. Two...count them TWO World Records for bonnethead sharks. The first one is hold by Martin Arostegui from 2011 for the longest one at 36 inches. Carter Wells, a 13-year-old Carolina native, caught the heaviest bonnethead shark at 28 pounds. Because of that shark, he holds three titles: All-Tackle, Male-Junior, Men's 30-pound test line class.
4. Katie Stagliano, a 13-year-old at the time, holds the World Record for World's Largest Cabbage at 40 pounds! What do you do with a 40 pound cabbage? Katie wasn't going for the largest, she was wanting to do something else extraordinary with her crops. She gave this to the Tri-County Family Ministries, a local soup kitchen. It helped to feed over 300 people! Way to go Katie!
5. South Carolina has some of the best fishing spots as we can see. W.B. Whaley caught a World Record Channel Catfish out of Santee-Cooper on 7/7/1964 coming in at 58 pounds!
6. Cameron Dorn was born to do great things and in 2014 he accomplished a great thing. He won at spot in the Guinness World Records for the most burpees performed - 10,000 to be correct- so that he could give money to Ware Shoals High School for cross country clothing and equipment as well as to Seeds of Hope in Haurez, Peru.
7. No one likes sit-ups. It is one of those exercises that we tend to shy away from except for Capt. Wayne E. Rollins of Elloree, SC. In July of 1971, Capt. Rollins did 40 sit-ups a minute for 7 hours 27 minutes for a total of 17,000 sit-ups.
8. Tim Montgomery, a South Carolina native, earned a place in history with a 100-meter dash at 9.78 seconds. Now that's fast!
9. World Record Shellcracker, weighing in 5 pounds 7 1/2 ounces, caught in South Carolina August 1998.
10. Plum Quick Motors from Fort Mill, SC, doesn't play around. When they say they are going to make something fast...they make it fast. So fast, that it wins a coveted place in the record books for the fast golf cart clocked at 118 mph! Wow!