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21 Unbelievable Animals Holding Guinness World Records

Guinness World Record Holder Dog
Guinness World Record Holder Dog. Image by @ finnyboymolloy via Intsagram

Despite their diverse sizes, shapes, and species, these remarkable animals all have one thing in common: The same foods have records that are considered unbelievable world records. Consider a squid having eye balls of soccer ball size or a crocodile with the most feared bite in the world.

In all parts of the world, these magicians always come up with new features and wonderful natural characteristics that amaze the human intellect.

Finley Molloy, The Tennis Ball Champion

Guinness World Record Holder Dog
Guinness World Record Holder Dog. Image by @ finnyboymolloy via Intsagram

Finley Molloy, a Golden Retriever from New York, holds the Guinness World Record for holding six tennis balls in his mouth at once. Starting at the age of two, Finley gradually taught himself to pick up more balls, eventually reaching this impressive milestone, which was recognized officially this year.

Jonathan: The Oldest Tortoise

Jonathan The Tortoise
Jonathan The Tortoise. Image (Screenshot) by GuinessWorldRecords.com

Even today Jonathan, who was hatched in 1832, is alive and is holding the world records of the oldest living specimen of tortoise. Jonathan is 192 years old and has seen history, even great powers and empires decline and disappearance and even the two world wars. It would be too stringent to say that he has not aged well but it can be said that his species is very much hardy.

Norman: Speedy Scooter Dog

Norman the Scooter Dog
Norman the Scooter Dog. Image (Screenshot) via Guinnessworldrecord.com

Norman the dog is not just exceptional, this canine has taken Guinness World Records as a quickest on scooter as well as bike. His owners first paid attention to his tricks at an early age, and now the cute Norman is fond of wheels and can boast not only good speed but also incredible skills.

Franchesca: Rabbit with Longest Fur

Franchesca the Rabbit
Franchesca the Rabbit. Image (Screenshot) via guinessworldrecords.com

Now, it is time to tell about Franchesca, a rabbit that has the longest fur in the world among members of her kind – her fur is white, very thin but at the same time incredibly frizzy and is more than half a meter long. Measuring 14.37 inches, “Executor,” She has always long hair and due to her looks, people may mistake her for a Pekingese dog, which is adorable.

Cassius: Giant Saltwater Crocodile

Cassius the Largest Crocodile
Cassius the Largest Crocodile. Image via Adam Millward via guinnessworldrecords.com

One of the largest saltwater crocodiles named Cassius who is 5. 92 meters long has been registered in Guinness World Records. Almost twice as long as a ping-pong table, this massive guy was caught in Northern Australia and now lives on a wildlife ranch where visitors are still fascinated by his length.

Saltwater Crocodile: Most Powerful Bite

Saltwater crocodile.
Australia zoo, beerwah, South queensland, Australia. Image via Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

One of the most dangerous creatures is the saltwater crocodile, which has the strongest bite within the animal world and equals to 3,700 PSI. This incredible strength which has been ranked as the biggest by Guinness World Records is way above even those of human beings whose bite force averages 150 to 200 pounds per square inch.

Snooty: Longest-Lived Manatee

Snooty, a Caribbean manatee, passed away at seventy. This makes him one of the oldest Caribbean manatee’s ever. Hearing many people say how much his life was valued and treasured at the South Florida Museum and knowing that he lived to a record 66 years and 38 days making him a holder of the Guinness World Record Warner loved every moment of his reporting job.

Sperm Whale: Loudest Animal

sperm whale
A mother sperm whale and her calf off the coast of Mauritius. The calf has remoras attached to its body. Gabriel Barathieu, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Apart from being the largest toothed predator on Earth the sperm whale is also known to be the noisiest animal alive as it produces sound that reaches 188 decibels a sound that is so loud it can be detected from a distance of 900km.

Up to 200 decibel it can produce its clicks which are louder than the sound of space shuttle take off. Without making a mistake, this extraordinary sound reception is an essential element of the whale’s signal and positioning system.

Horned Dung Beetle: Strongest Insect

Dung beetle
Dung beetle (Deltochilum mexicanum) 3, Colombia. Image via Charles J. Sharp, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The horned dung beetle is capable of exerting a force of 1,141 times its own weight thus is recognized and awarded a place in the Guinness World Records. This strength they compared to a human force pulling six double-decker buses, illustrating the unmatched power the beetle possesses despite its small size.

Arctic Tern: Longest Migration

The arctic tern is known to be the bird that covers the largest distance in a single migration. The small bird is well-known for its ability to travel around forty-nine thousand miles each year, with the bird’s migration spanning from the Arctic Circle to the Antarctic and back again.

Box Jellyfish: Deadliest Venom

The box jellyfish has one of the strongest venoms that exist on the planet and is most potent for the heart, nervous system and skin cells. With its venom strong enough to kill any human being within the five minutes record it was given by the guinness world record.

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird: Fastest Wing Beats

Male Annas Hummingbird (Calypte anna) in flight with a green background. Image via depositphotos.

If one wanted to be a bird, one should be precisely a ruby-throated hummingbird; this miniature bird possesses the record for the highest wing flapping rates ranging from 200 per second and gaining the world record.

This tremendous speed is actually essential in enabling it to hover and turn in an incredibly swift and compact manner, even outcompeting other hummingbirds with a flight rate of 90 flaps per second.

Bulldog Ant: Most Dangerous Sting

Bull Ants
Giant Bulldog Ant Myrmecia brevinoda of Australia kills it’s prey by stinging it’s victims to death. Image via Deposit Photos

The largest ants and the toughest ants are the bulldog ants located in Australia, and they have the most lethal sting as per the Guinness database. It has a reputation in terms of hostility and timid reluctance, and with its well-known ability to kill an adult human within the space of 15 minutes not to mention the fact that this is one of the most infamous bugs.

Basilisk Lizard: Water-Running Wonder

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Basilisk or Jesus Christ Lizard (Basiliscus basiliscus). Image by buteo via depositphotos.com

The basilisk lizard is one of the largest lizards in the world and, in fact, this sun-loving lizard has recently been entered in the record books as the largest animal capable of running across water. It can actually run upto a distance of 14 feet while walking on two legs and another 4 feet when on all fours, proving indeed an excellent example of adaptation.

African Elephant: Best Sense of Smell

African elephant
African elephant in musth. You can tell he’s in musth by the liquid (temporin) being secreted from the temporal glands in his face. Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The African elephant which is a resident of the savannah is credited by the Guinness world records as having the best sense of smell in the whole world. Having the most olfactory receptor genes than any other mammal with double the genes found in dogs, elephants are highly sensitive to smell; they can smell items from far-off distances.

Great White Shark: Largest Predatory Fish

Hunting of a Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias). South Africa Image Via Depositphotos

Today, the great white shark has a distinct honor of holding the record for the largest predatory fish in the world. Growing to a size of up to 15 feet in length and can weigh up to 1700 pounds, these sharks are swift and effective predators, made famous by firms and television.

Polar Bear: Largest Land Carnivore

Polar bear with her cubs.
Polar bear with her cubs. Image by SURZet via Depositphotos

The habitat of the species is the Arctic region and the animal is as massive as it can weigh up to 1,320 pounds and has a length of up to 8 feet; it is the largest land carnivore. These are real bears; they are highly skilled hunters and are recorded in the Guinness Book of records as being highly adaptive to extreme Arctic conditions.

Beaked Whale: Deepest Dive

Goose Beaked whale dolphin Ziphius cavirostris ultra rare. Image via Depositphotos

The beaked whale also came to prominence for holding the record for the deepest diving known till date by a mammal, which is a staggering 9,874 feet deep in the ocean. This was observed in the year 2014, and its duration was 2 hours and 17 minutes, firmly indicating the abilities of this giant when it indulges in deep sea tourism.

Colossal Squid: Largest Eyes

Biggest Eye in the Animal Kingdom
Biggest Eye in the Animal Kingdom. Image (Screenshot) via mission-blue.org

Intelligence: Another fascinating feature of this sea behemoth is that it has the largest eyes of any known specimen of lampfish, which are about the size of soccer balls. This Guinness World Record is quite illustrative and captures the role of the squids adaptable ability to its environment by having the ability to sense prey within the depths of the ocean.

Hercules: Largest Liger

Largest living Cat
Largest living Cat. Image (Screenshot) via guinessworldrecords.com

Currently, Hercules – the liger living on Myrtle Beach Safari receives the award for being the world’s largest living example of the breed; he weights 922 pounds and is 131 inches long. His size and ability to bench press an astonishing amount of weight has had many come to see him, however, his owner’s recent mishaps might not be a plus to his entertainment business.

Ostrich Egg: Heaviest Egg

The largest egg on record that has ever been laid weighs about 5 lbs and it was laid by an ostrich in Sweden. This Guinness World Record captures the rippling muscles of ostriches while at the same time highlighting the fact that the bird has an incredibly high rate of fertility as well as laying relatively large and nutritious eggs.

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