Michigan May 02, 2015
These 10 World Records Might Be Crazy… But Michigan Holds Them All
Being the best at something is no easy feat, but somehow these Michiganders not only succeeded in being the best, but also in being the best in the world. Check out some of these record-breakers.
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10) Largest snow ball
In 2013 students at Michigan Tech University broke the Guinness World Record for the largest snowball, which measured in at 32.94 ft in circumference.
9) Most rubber chickens thrown into the air
Also in Grand Rapids, Gilda’s LaughFest organizers broke a record in 2011 when they managed to get people to toss 925 rubber chickens into the air all at once.
8) Largest sandwich
Credit for this monster goes to Wild Woody’s Chill and Grill in Roseville.
7) Largest attendance at a hockey game
A World Record for Attendance at a Hockey Game was set in 2010 at “the Big Chill” at the Big House in Ann Arbor when more than 100,000 people came to watch Michigan play Michigan State. Needless to say, Michigan won, 5-0.
6) Tallest dog
Great Dane Zeus of Otsego took the Guiness Book of World Records title for tallent dog in 2012 and 2013. He measured in at 7 foot, 4 inches on his hind legs. Sadly, this dog went to heaven in 2014.
5) Largest gathering of people wearing animal noses at one time
In 2012 Gilda’s LaughFest broke an unusual record in 2012 when 607 people gathered, all wearing bird beaks in Grand Rapids.
4) Largest raft of small boats together
Suttons Bay Floatilla snagged a Guiness World Record for the largest raft of kayaks and canoes to ever float together in 2013 with a whopping 2,099 vessels all together.
3) Longest hopscotch course
This course went 3.75 miles throughout the city of Detroit. The record was kept, even with serious threats, including rain that would have washed away the chalk outline.
2) Youngest professional drummer
Julian Pavone of Macomb Township was named the World’s Youngest Professional Drummer in 2011. He was only 5 when he first went pro.
1) Biggest burger
Dubbed the "Absolutely Ridiculous Burger," this 134-pound wonder made at Mallie's Sports Grill and Bar in Southgate gained worldwide recognition in 2008.
For obvious reasons, these record-holders caught our eyes. Tell us, can you remember other worthy records broken right here in Michigan? Let us know!