Gender Addedums to Guinness Book of World Records
The smallest curbside space successfully reversed into by
a woman was one of 19.36m, equivalent to three standard
parking spaces, by Mrs. E. Simpkins (GB) driving an
unmodified Vauxhall Nova Swing on 12th October 1993.
She started the maneuver at 11:15am in Roper Street,
Pontefract, and successfully parked within three feet of the
pavement, 8 hours 14 mins later. There was slight damage
to the bumpers and wings of her own and the two adjoining
cars, as well as shop frontage and two lampposts.
The longest journey completed with the handbrake on was
one of 313 miles from Stranraer to Holyhead, by Dr. Julie
Thorn (GB), 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 Holyhead 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
Traffic Light Cosmetics:
The longest spell spent oblivious to traffic lights whilst
applying make up was one of 1hr 51min 38sec by Miss J.
Dobson (GB) at a road junction in the center 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 the
Group Toilet Visit:
The record for the largest group of women to visit a toilet
simultaneously 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 (GB) got up to go to the toilet and was
immediately followed by 146 other female members of the
party. Moving en masse, the group entered the toilet at
9:52pm and after waiting for everyone to finish, emerged
2hrs 37mins later.
On 9th June 1996, Mr. Harold Brayson (GB) struck his thumb
with a stonemason's mallet whilst breaking concrete in his back
yard in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. He went on to swear for
14min 7sec without stopping once or repeating a swear word.
He later attempted to better this feat on BBC TV's Record
Breakers program by dropping a car battery on his foot.
It ended in failure when he repeated the word 'bastard' after
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 (GB) downed in various pubs in Knutsford,
Cheshire between 12:15pm and 2:38pm on 22nd December
The longest piss delivered at one continuous scoot was one
of 36 mins 24secs by Mr George Wingfield (GB) in the doorway
of a newsagent's 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, where he reputedly broke the
world 'falling downstairs' record. However, this could not
be substantiated because there were apparently no witnesses.
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 XXX Hot Chicken Murg Phaal 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 spontaneously burst into flames, singing the waiter's
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 bad guts, Mr. Wingfield gingerly attempted to squeeze one
out whilst bending to pick up his car keys, but the resulting
flatulent explosion blew his entire digestive tract out of his
anus. Attending firemen hosed down his smoking guts for two
hours before paramedics with breathing apparatus 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
Loudest Car Stereo:
The Saisho stereo fitted in the Mk 2 Ford Escort belonging to
Wayne Fletcher (GB) reached a momentary peak noise level of
312dB whilst waiting at a set of 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
Judged as a proportion of the overall value of the car, the
accessories fitted to the Mark 2 Escort of Wayne Fletcher (GB)
add up to the world's most expensive car customization project
at 105761%. Between 8th March 1986 and 22nd September
1996, Fletcher has spent a grand total of $63,456.99 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), 'Nightrider' style Disco Stop Lights
($199), Split 45 Weber Carburettors x4 ($200), Scorpion Talking
Alarm, ($500) and a Chromium plated Mock Twin Exhaust Extension
($285). The car is currently valued at $50 to $60.
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 2 Escort. When traffic lights in
Stockport, Cheshire turned green, Fletcher attempted to pull
off at such speed that his rear wheels spun for an amazing
42 secs before the car began to move. Both tires fell to pieces
and the clutch dropped out twenty yards down the road. The
girls walked off, laughing.