WORLD RECORDS - WOMEN
The smallest kerbside space successfully reversed into by a woman, was one of 19.36m equivalent to three standard
parking spaces, by Mrs. Caroline Wizz (GB) driving an unmodified Vauxhall Nova Swing on 12th October 1993. She
started the manoeuvre at 11:15am in Ropergate, Pontefract and successfully parked within three feet of the
pavement, 8 hours 14mins later. There was slight damage to the bumpers and wings of her own and the two adjoining
cars, as well as a shop frontage and two lampposts.
The longest journey completed with the handbrake on, was one of 313 miles from Stranraer to Hollyhead, by Dr. Julie
Thorn, at the wheel of a Saab 900 on 2nd April 1987. Dr. Thorn smelled burning two miles into her journey at
Aird, but pressed on to Hollyhead with smoke billowing from the rear wheels. This journey also holds the records
for the longest completed with the choke fully out and the right indicator flashing.
Traffic Light Cosmetics
The longest spell spent oblivious to traffic lights whilst applying make up was one of 1hr 51mins 38secs. by
Miss J. Dobson at a road junction in the centre of Preston on the 1st August 1975. Miss Dobson, a piano teacher,
beautified herself through 212 cycles of the light, creating a tailback of irate motorists stretching 28 miles towards Leeds.
Group Toilet Visit
The record for the largest group of women to visit a toilet similtaniously is held by 147 workers at the dept. of
Social Security, Long Benton. At their annual celebration at a nightclub in Newcastle upon Tyne on 12th
Oct 1994. Mrs. Beryl Crabtree got up to go to the toilet and was immediately followed by 146 other members of
the party. Moving amass the group entered the toilet at 9:52pm and after waiting for everyone to finish, emerged
2hrs 37mins later.
WORLD RECORDS - MEN
On 9th june 1996, Mr. Harold Brayson (GB) struck his thumb with a stone masons mallet whilst breaking concrete in
his back yard in Tewksbury, Gloucestershire. He went on to swear for 14mins 7secs. without stopping once or repeating
a swear word. He later attempted to better this feat on BBC TV's Record Breakers programme by dropping a car battery
on his foot. It ended in failure when he repeated the word b@stard after 12mins 58secs.
The greatest amount of beer drunk before going to the lavatory was 25.5 litres (45 pints) of assorted weak lagers,
by Mr. George Wingfield downed in various pubs in Knutsford high street, Cheshire between 12:15pm and 2:38pm on 22nd
The longest pee delivered at one continuous scoot was one of 36 mins 24secs by Mr George Wingfield (GB) in the
doorway of a newsagents shop in Knutsford high street on 22nd December 1986. Mr Wingfield was arrested and charged
with a public order offence 17 mins into his record attempt, but arresting officers had to wait a further 19mins 24sec
before taking him back to the station for a kicking.
Hottest Curry Eaten
Many claims are made about the ferocity of curries eaten, but in the main they are difficult to substantiate. The
hottest verifiable curry eaten was a XXXHot Chicken Murg Thaal with extra chillies consumed by George Wingfield (GB)
at the Bengal Tiger Restaurant, Knutsford on 23rd December 1986. The curry was reportedly so hot that between kitchen
and table it burst into flames, singeing the waiters eyebrows.
The largest and most catastrophic fart was one dropped by Mr. George Wingfield (GB) in the car park of the Dog and
Duck, Knutsford, on the morning of the 24th December 1986. Suffering from terrible guts Mr. Wingfield gingerly attempted
to squeeze one out whilst bending to pick up his car keys, but the resulting flatulant explosion blew his entire
digestive tract out of his arse. Attending firemen hosed down his smoking guts for two hours before paramedics
with breathing aparatus could begin the process of pushing them back up.
The greatest number of press-ups done in front of some girls on a beach is 6 by Wayne Fletcher (GB) whilst on holiday
in San Antonio, Ibiza on 19th August 1988. The girls went off with a waiter.
Loudest Car Stereo
The Saisho stereo fitted in the Mk.II Escort belonging to Wayne Fletcher (GB) reached a momentary peak noise level
of 312dB whilst waiting at some traffic lights next to some girls in Stockport, Cheshire on 8th July 1988. This
noise level is equivalent to 8 Concordes taking off inside the car. The girls walked off.
Judged as a proportion of the overall value of the car, the accessories fitted to the Mark II Escort of Wayne Fletcher (GB)
add up to the world's most expensive car customisation project at 105761%. Between 8th March 1986 and 22nd September 1996,
Fletcher has spent a grand total of 63,456.99 pounds sterling at the Stockport branch of Halfords in attempt to attract
girls to his vehicle. His fruitless purchases include a Paddy Hopkirk Full Body Styling Kit (3500 pounds), 'Nightrider'
style Disco Stop Lights (199 pounds), Split 45 Weber Carburettors x4 (200 pounds), Scorpion Talking Alarm, (500 pounds)
and a Cromium plated Mock Twin Exhaust Extension (285 pounds). The car is currently valued at 50 - 60 pounds.
Longest Wheel Spin
The greatest length of time a car has screeched its wheels to impress some girls was achieved on 9th July 1988 by
Wayne Fletcher (GB) in his Mark II Escort. When traffic lights in Stockport, Cheshire turned green Fletcher attempted
to pull off at such speed that his front wheels spun for an amazing 42 secs before the car began to move. Both tyres
fell to pieces and the clutch dropped out twenty yards down the road. The girls walked off.