6 Worst World Record Fails

6 Worst World Record Fails

Some people attempt world records,
and sometimes they fail epically. Let’s talk about that. ♪ (theme music) ♪ – Good Mythical Morning.
– Since 1955, Guinness breweries,
that’s right, the people that make the beer
have also been publishing the Guinness Book of Records.
Formally know as the – Guinness Book of World Records.
– When did that change? Recently!
They took the ‘World’ out even though it still applies
to the world. Does it now include the universe?
Is that what it is? – Maybe they’re opening it up to aliens.
– Aliens! – I don’t know.
– How do they know? – How do you verify that?
– Well you have to look in – the record book and verify it.
– It’s a circle. What began as just records of the natural
world and other interesting records, – expanded to include competition.
– Like the biggest rock? Things like that.
Maybe longest river. I don’t know.
Tallest tree. – That type of stuff.
– Okay. But then it expanded to include
competitions and abstract feats including: Largest rubber band ball;
700,000 rubber bands. Most concrete blocks broken while holding
an egg; 24. – Most snails on face;
– 18. – 43.
– Woah. – Twice as many as I would’ve thought.
– Farthest milk squirt from eye; – 12 meters.
– Nine feet, two inches. – A lot shorter than I would have thought.
– (laughs) But sometimes people attempt records,
and they don’t make it into the book. They fail epically,
and a lot of those times, those fails are documented,
and thankfully, for all of us,
we now have access to that documentation. And we’re bringing them to use.
Starting with the most Smurfs in one place.
Yes ladies and gentlemen, this was attempted in 2008.
394 Croatians attempted to break the record of the most people
dressed up in Smurf costumes – (Link) Oh, they were dressed.
– (Rhett) in one place. – They were dressed up.
– Yeah. These weren’t an actual corralling of
actual Smurfs. No,
that record is just like 17. – Actual Smurfs.
– But it is in Croatia – That’s where they’re from.
– because the actual Smurfs are – from Croatia.
– These are just people dressed up as Smurfs.
Okay, so they thought that they needed, oh, all we need is 291 Smurfs.
That’s the old record. So they went to 394.
They thought they had broken it by more – than 100.
– Okay. Yeah. Then after they did this whole thing,
they found out the next day that previously, the year before in 2007,
a group of college students had already broken the record with 451 Smurf
people. So there’s two bad ideas here.
First, dressing up like a bunch of Smurfs. That’s a bad idea that you want to set
that record. – It looks fun.
– And bad idea number two is you didn’t research it.
You would think that if you have an idea like,
“Hey, let’s dress up like Smurfs,” that you would at least know the
existing record. – You’d think.
– Yeah. – But they–
– That’s the only thing you need to know. But they didn’t.
It took them 24 hours to find out, so there was 24 hours of glory,
and it made them feel that much stupider for then realizing that they hadn’t
broken anything. Well I’m sure they had a great time.
When you dress up like that, and get blue like that,
and get together in a group of people, – I mean all kinds of things happen.
– Well when you realize you don’t break a world record,
that’s when you get blue. – (laughs) I got one for you.
– (laughs) Let’s move on and forget that comment
ever happened. – The world’s largest sandwich
– Oh. was attempted to be made back in 2008 in
Iran. One thousand Iranian cooks began work
on a nearly 5000 foot sandwich. – That’s a long sandwich.
– Over 1500 meters. That might be the longest sandwich
in the world. The sandwich contained 1000 kilograms,
over 2200 pounds of ostrich meat. – Oh.
– Which is very popular in Iran. – There’s a lot of meat on that ostrich.
– Or I-ran, – depending on how you want to say it.
– Iran. A large crowd showed up to watch them
assemble this sandwich. (yelling) Hey!
We’re making an ostrich sandwich! They got– I mean–
I would show up – Yeah.
– if I wasn’t driving to a sense – of that thing.
– Yeah. I love big sandwiches. I want to see the world’s largest sandwich
happen. – Yeah.
– And everybody’s excited. It takes a while to assemble
this sandwich. And according to the pictures,
they are very sanitary about it. (Link) (laughs) Yeah they were.
So they assemble the sandwich. – Boom! Done!
– Wow! Set a record! Call Guinness! And then the crowd–
Well Guinness was there. – Okay.
– To certify it. Then the crowd starts devouring
the sandwich before the Guinness officials
could certify the length of the sandwich. – They ate the sandwich too soon!
– Well they like ostrich. – Can you really blame them?
– (giggles) You put a big ostrich sandwich in front of
me and see how long it lasts. It’s like they’re measuring one end
and all of a sudden they’re like, “What? What? Hol–
Crumbs? What happened here?” That’s a fail.
That’s a big fail, but I don’t know if it matches
Snapple’s 2005 attempt at the world’s largest popsicle.
Yes, this was a publicity stunt to promote a new flavor of Snapple:
Kiwi strawberry. – Okay. This is good so far.
– Seems like a great idea. The previous record–
They were going to beat the record by more than five feet.
They were gonna get this thing up to – 25 feet tall.
– Wow. Over 20 tons.
They did– They went through all of this stuff.
They got these specialists, like ice sculpting specialists involved.
They brought it out in this completely frigid truck,
totally frozen. – (Link) Sure.
– And then all you gotta do to set the record is get the popsicle out there,
and get it straight up. – It’s gotta sit on its own.
– But it was so hot that day – Oh.
– in Manhattan, – (laughs)
– that it began to melt, and before they could get the thing
fully straight up, it just started melting like crazy.
I mean, (stutters) you see the video.
They open up the thing that’s holding the popsicle and it’s just a river
of Snapple. – (Link) Oh no.
– (Rhett) A river of Snapple flows down the streets.
The fire department has to clean this – thing up with fire hoses.
– (Link) Oh gosh. (Rhett) And then they only
got it to 25 degrees from horizontal. That’s a fail.
I mean, when you don’t get the–
The popsicle fully– – Full massed.
– It’s a fail. But there was a lot of free Snapple
in the gutters. – I’m sure people enjoyed that.
– The rats were just living it up for – a few days.
– “Wow this is unusual. – Kiwi Strawberry! I like that!”
– Okay. The world’s biggest popsicle makes sense
to me. I thought that you were gonna say that
they ate it before – they certified that one too.
– No. – Because it melted.
– You can’t put your teeth into it. – Do it in a frigid place.
– You know that. This one’s weirder.
The most bras chain-linked together. – Hm.
– Attempted in– – I’ve thought of this.
– (laughs) Attempted in 2011 in Worchester, UK.
They wanted to create a bra chain over 100 miles long.
Over 163 kilometers. – Yeah. Who doesn’t?
– Using, quote, – old, unwanted bras.
– (Rhett) Yeah, you gotta get rid of them. This was an event to raise money for
women’s charities. Breast cancer research.
So, I mean, this was a great cause,
and they start hooking this thing together, by the way,
there was a previous record. – Yeah.
– People had done this in the past – in Australia.
– Well it seems obvious. They had linked 166,000
braziers together. How do you come up with this stuff?
So they start linking these things together hour after hour, linking them together.
By hour nine– – That’s a long time in.
– They have taken groups of 200 linked bras out of bags,
and then they’re hooking those together, and then they get exasperated and give up
because they can not get the bras out of the bags untangled.
So they thought about how easy it was to connect the bras,
but what they didn’t think about was – the thing everybody knows,
– Yeah. – how difficult it is to un-connect a bra.
– Yeah. So they had a whole mangle of them in
trash bags, and they just said,
“You know what? Forget it.” – Yeah. Give it up.
– It’s over. – I have trouble with my bra bags too.
– Nine hours in. I used to saw ‘brawl’
until like four years ago. – ‘Brawl’?
– Like a fight in a street? Yeah like ‘brawl’ because of where
I’m from. – Brawl!
– I’m from there too, Rhett. – (Link and crew laughs)
– But I’ve never called it a ‘brawl’. – A brawl.
– A brazier. – (inaudible)
– An over the shoulder boulder holder. Okay, this one’s got an incredible video
associated with it. A guy named Thomas Alexander Demitriwix
was on a show in Denmark, and he was attempting to break open 100
coconuts with a karate chop in under two minutes,
and you can see how that went. That’s a lot of coconuts.
They’re all lined up on the– I don’t know what they’re saying,
but they’re probably saying, “Are you about to break 100 coconuts?”
And he’s like, – “Yeah! I’m gonna do it with my hand.
– Here he goes. – You just tell me when to go.”
– (counting down in different language) – Oh!
– Nope. – What?!
– Out. Aah!
He’s missing! – He’s hitting just the metal bar.
– He’s not even hitting the coconuts! He’s lost heart!
He’s lost it! – (yells)
– Look! No– He’s– Look! – Yep! Yep! Ugh, no.
– He’s back? – Is he coming back?
– Look, she’s breaking in. He doesn’t have anything to say,
and neither do I. Woah, he’s got a hurt hand.
I’ll tell you that right now. – He didn’t hit any coconuts!
– Well he hit a few. – He didn’t break any.
– He hit like three, and then he started just
hitting the gutter. I think this must have been a
last minute substitute. He was like,
(southern accent) – “Where’s the guy
– (giggles) that’s supposed to break the coconuts?
Sir, get in here!” (normal voice) And he’s like,
“I– Oh– I’ll go for it!” – Oh! Oh! Oh! This is impossible!
– If you’re gonna try to break a record, you should practice first.
(stutters) I mean, at least you gotta – be able to make contact with a coconut.
– I don’t know. Maybe the coconuts were just extra hard
that day. – Okay.
– (crew laughs) – That happens.
– I would have thought– – Extra crispy.
– I would’ve thought that was the most extreme example until I ran across this one.
Smashing watermelons with your head. This is from a Dutch game show, so,
there’s some subtitles. So let’s watch this together.
It’s probably simultaneously the most painful and entertaining thing I’ve
ever watched, period. Alright. He bets he can do this. Gotta break them all with his head.
Two minutes. That’s a long time. – Ew! Ew! Ew! Ew!
– Oh. That’s– – (giggles)
– He’s having a little trouble. – Maybe the watermelons are hard that day.
– (laughs) – Just like the coconuts!
– He didn’t break the first one. – It’s alright.
– Hold on, – you can’t get help from the host.
– He just– Look! Look! – Look at the crowd.
– Maybe his hair is slowing him down. What?
He’s hitting each one like – eight to twelve times.
– And everyone is feeling bad for this guy. – Look at that girl.
– Oh. My. Gosh. Oh goodness.
Oh my gosh. – He’s loosing steam.
– The producer is like, “You need to tell this guy to stop.
He’s gonna kill himself with a watermelon – Look.
– on national television.” And he does stop him. Oh my gosh.
That’s like self induced torture, man. I will never look at a watermelon the same
way again. Well I’ll never try to break one with my
forehead. – Oh my gosh. I’m sorry, dude.
– I do have a lot of leverage though. I think I could, yeah.
I think I could do that. (laughs) Yeah,
I think the hair was slowing him down. Oh, don’t do that one!
As a matter of fact, – don’t try any of these.
– Well I think the moral of the story is if you want to break a world record,
you should either attempt it on your own,
ahead of time, – Privately!
– or do research about what record you’re – breaking. That’s the moral.
– Thanks for liking and commenting – on this video.
– You know what time it is. – I’m Melissa from South Carolina.
– And I’m Katie from New Jersey. And we’re in northern Ireland in
Giant’s Cosway, and it’s time to spin the
Wheel of Mythicality. You should go to our Facebook page and
take part of the 12 Mythical Days of Christmas because
if you win today’s challenge, you can win eight different pieces
of merch. – Do you see how this works, people?
– Accumulative! Every single day you get an extra thing.
Somebody’s gonna win 12. Or just buy the merch.
Rhettandlink.com/store . Click through to Good Mythical More
where we have honorable mention: World record fails.
Some of them are almost as bad as these. Rhett brags about his new pony.
(laughs) – What?
– You see what I got? – No.
– I got a little– It’s like a–
It’s a pony. – My mama got it for me.
– Rhett, you got a pony? For Christmas!
Early Christmas present! – Yeah, but–
– You’re kidding me! I’ve been asking about it.
You see how the hair flows on the back? Well now that I look over at it,
yeah. – Yeah, and he eats–
– I don’t know how I didn’t notice your – pet pony there the whole time.
– It’s so majestic. You don’t have one.
Where’s yours? – Mine eats oats.
– I’m sure you’re not– Anything I give it–
It’s got a little saddle that matches it. You see that?
And look, it’s even got little shoes.
What about your pony? You don’t even have one.
Mine’s got a saddle, – and I’m making a wig out of it’s mane.
– (crew laughs) I’m sure your mom’s gonna give me
one later. [Captioned by Hayleigh:
GMM Caption Team]

Daniel Ostrander

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100 thoughts on “6 Worst World Record Fails

  1. SHAY SHAY_da best says:

    i was born in 2008

  2. KandiKaneYT says:

    My dad is iranian

  3. Isabelle Fardella says:

    An "Over shoulder bolder holder." = Link's definition of a bra. 😂

  4. Josh doe says:

    who is watching in 2018?

  5. Hi I'm Trash says:

    Brain damage waiting to happen

  6. Ryan smith says:

    Holy lmfao. That watermelon dude was hilarious!!!! Least you should know that ya gotta have a hard head!! Gezz!! Lmao

  7. Casper Hoe says:

    im from denmark and i cam tanslate 1 2 3 go

  8. Yolanda Gonzalez says:

    Who's watching this in 2017

  9. H. F. says:

    That milk squirt sounds and looked terrifying

  10. Thane Parker says:

    Most like on one video!

  11. Courtney Warner says:

    I'm from Tennessee & I know alot of ppl who for whatever reason pronounce bra the same way as Rhett used to: brawl. Idk why. Must be a southern thing

  12. Princess YuBeace says:

    "This is from a dutch gameshow."
    Me, a dutch: …oh no…

  13. Leagh Donnelly says:

    yay I'm from northern Ireland too

  14. Hatface San says:

    Biggest planet on earth

  15. TheGamingBaconator says:

    So sad that these people couldn't break their wheeled rolled records…

  16. EFKR says:

    I think you should break the record of the most subscribers

  17. Darren Freeman says:

    I'm Iranian

  18. Darren Freeman says:

    I'm Iranian

  19. Darren Freeman says:

    I'm Iranian

  20. Darren Freeman says:

    I'm Iranian

  21. Darren Freeman says:

    I'm iranian

  22. Darren Freeman says:

    I'm iranian

  23. Darren Freeman says:

    I'm iranian

  24. Darren Freeman says:

    I'm iranian

  25. Darren Freeman says:

    I'm iranian

  26. Michael Steurer says:

    Ha I got an ad featuring Rhett and Link before the video.

  27. thebestpig 03 says:

    Northern ireland

  28. Rokidza says:

    1:52 lol i was there

  29. Titan Gamer 201 says:

    Wait how do they know how large the sandwich was if the people ate it before measurements

  30. A Santi says:

    Hahaha god dam lefty

  31. Brett_Kendrick says:

    Its the Guiness Book of Multiverse and Parallel Universes .

  32. Madeline Dawncaster says:

    over should boulder holder

  33. Josh Xavior says:


  34. RAH says:

    I swear the coconut guy was the funniest thing ever. Link made it even funnier 😂. Also play it in slow motion

  35. Miranda Milner says:

    One of the girls in the “it’s time to spin the wheel of mythicality” had a Harry Potter Slytherin scar!

  36. Dark Ronin says:

    I’m Iranian and I feel stupid because of the stupid dumb crowd😔😔

  37. Penguinssss says:

    The average weight of a male ostrich is 250lbs and a 220lbs for a female… So that sandwich had roughly 9.5 full ostriches on it. DAMN!

  38. HāX Gloomy_ beer says:

    Do they have guinness book of world record of most fail attempt of a world record

  39. A and J says:

    I have seen the watermelon one

  40. Loose Seeds says:

    Why though how much did that last one have to hurt 😬?!

  41. Dan Parks says:

    The world record of the biggest secret is the carwash all squared

  42. Eric Watts says:

    That guy had to horribly concuss himself bashing his head like that. That shouldnt be allowed on any gameshow ><

  43. Jasmine Farrow says:

    I think you should bring your tour of mythicality to the UK and get everyone to turn up as Smurfs. You'd break that record for sure 🙂

  44. Newfie Greg says:

    so those cooks were aso dressed like smurfs so they basicly broke 2 records

  45. Dakota Summers says:

    1.2 thousand people slipped on a world record book and hit their heads on the dislike button… (Sigh)

  46. bananabuttersomethin says:

    The bra people should've kept them laid out in a line. You can't be putting bras in bags and expect them not to tangle!

  47. SmashMan Weegee says:

    Over shoulder boulder holder

  48. Kara Biel says:

    I wish I was present during the Snapple thing, cuz I'd be taking advantage and filling up any container I could of the drink for my own!😋😎

  49. Elli Sowers says:

    I need a shirt that says let’s talk about that

  50. King Stuff says:

    Hay, the only smart thing the watermelon breaker did was use the strongest part of his skull, the forehead.

  51. King Stuff says:

    Hay, the only smart thing the watermelon breaker did was use the strongest part of his skull, the forehead.

  52. King Stuff says:

    Hay, the only smart thing the watermelon breaker did was use the strongest part of his skull, the forehead.

  53. Hayhee says:

    I swear sometimes he's calling him rat

  54. Charlotte says:

    "attempted in Worshashur, UK" 😅 It's pronounced 'wuss-tah-shir' haha but it is difficult to get from the spelling I'll admit (Worcestershire)

  55. Devbo Slice says:

    Watermelon guy will have CTE for life. He gave himself a frontal cortex lobotomy.

  56. Sally Otley says:

    "Over shoulder boulder holder."- Link 2014

  57. The Kuudere Dude says:

    This is why breaking records shouldn't be done in public, but are publicity stunts. DAMN IRANIANS

  58. Leon Draw says:

    i hate ads

  59. Jade S says:

    And thankphilly

  60. SomeRandomDude says:

    i love Kiwi-Strawberry snapple (like i take those large bottles & drink 3 in a day lol) so i would devour the popsicle before it melted… or sit under that stream of it.

  61. Miledith says:

    Most smurfs in one place aka League of Legends community

  62. Casual Iguana says:

    This is honestly one of the funniest episodes of GMM

  63. xydoit says:

    Its like you talk Hebrew

  64. leash44 says:

    I'm excited Christmas is coming soon :3

  65. bwfchamp7 says:

    I’ve never heard of smashing watermelons. But have you heard of Smashing Pumpkins? They say the worlds a vampire

  66. Louis Valentin says:

    Im from Denmark and i watched that

  67. 6laderunner says:

    I used to love the Guinness Book of World Records as a kid (especially the hand-illustrated edition), but now every time I hear of a new record, it’s basically Guinness’ version of clickbait. They hardly ever have any substance. I suspect an effort to pander to the internet has a lot to do with their quality issues. So many of them seem like gimmicks or records created to promote something.

  68. 6laderunner says:

    Ostrich… will it sandwich? Evidently a little too well.

  69. Dominique Dean says:

    This was the first time I realized that GUINNESS does the Guinness world records

  70. KingK21 !!! says:

    Thank you Rhett…you said Iran correctly. 😁

  71. Colin Woodward says:


  72. Dr-Awesome says:

    I have to say this

    Tíocfaidh ar lá

  73. Maswiyat I says:

    Rhett's kiwi, link's strawberry :3

  74. BluFondue says:

    2018 anyone?

  75. ajax 711 says:

    over shoulder boulder holder

  76. Rachael Abigail says:

    It includes stars, planets and galaxies now sooo yeah

  77. Snail polish says:

    Hfifter gamadi sandvich in Romanian this means huge awesome sandwich

  78. Jonah Bloom says:

    "Over the shoulder Boulder holder" Nice

  79. diamndz1021 says:

    3:51 that kills me! HEY WE'RE MAKING AN OSTRICH SAMWICH!!!

  80. Jake J Ames says:

    What about the guy that broke a finger trying to pierce a coconut with said finger.

  81. Oman Pilato Tv says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFvTjQOLDWc here are some crazy record fails

  82. Kitaa Allen says:

    My stepsisters father held the Guinness record when he smashed smashed 47 watermelons with his head in one minute. At a melon festival in chinchilla, qld, Australia. In 2012 I think it was The head smashing has now been banned but he almost beat the record for melon punching at 71 in a minute. At the festival we also have melon seed spitting competition. And melon skiing where you cut a melon in half and gut them and put them on your feet and get towed by a vehicle. Us Australians have strange ways to entertain ourselves.

  83. Zach Morris says:

    Do you want ants?

  84. Robbie Kessinger says:

    COCONUT guy in the E.R. after
    DOCTOR: So what happened to your hand?
    WANNA BE RECORD HOLDER: TRIED to break 100 coconuts to set/brake a record.
    DOCTOR: 🤔 hmmmm… WTF WERE YOU THINKING!?!¿!?!¿!? 💩HEAD!!!!! They are not balloons…😲😲😲

  85. Robbie Kessinger says:

    Remember Dr.Evil was dutch too…

  86. HammyHamburger3 says:

    I broke the world record of most comments on a subscribe button, I got 0.9

  87. Kyle Stewart says:

    That attempted bra-chain record story just goes to show..

    When you need to get a job done, maybe hire some men. They're far less likely to give up after only 9 hours.

  88. Jack Bodmer says:


  89. Jack Bodmer says:

    to my channel

  90. Nives xo says:

    Ohhh I'm a proud Croatian hahaha 🙂

  91. D Thurston says:

    thats a girl with the melons

  92. pittkendoka says:

    Thats sandwich made in Iran failed because it didn't have bacon or ham.

  93. GroenFan says:

    Ahoyhoy There ,Fellow YouTuberinos! I've had more Gastropods🐚 on my face than forty-two. I believe I had had about fifty garden snails 🐌on my head and face to impress some kids at a school field day.

  94. Tim Weldon says:

    Loving the tree guys!

  95. Tim Weldon says:

    Wow, that's how you get ants!

  96. Lori Going crazy McKellar says:

    Over the shoulder boulder holder !!! LMFAO

  97. Atom Gaming says:

    2019 No Likes

  98. esther greaves says:

    Does anyone know what those purple things are in the theme song?

  99. Alex Watts says:

    Why did Link say Worcester like that 😭

  100. a p says:

    What's a popsicle??

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