Ah, India — the land of Bollywood movies, the Taj Mahal and…Guinness world record addicts. Apparently, people in India are a bit obsessed with getting their 15 minutes of fame, and 70-year-old Guinness Rishi is the poster child of this trend.
The man’s most notable feats include:
- Most continuous time riding a motor scooter (1,001 hours)
- Producer of the world’s smallest Koran (he’s Hindu by the way)
- Fastest consumption of ketchup (he apparently hates ketchup too)
- Most flag tattoos on his body (officially 220, but he’s added 146 since then)
Last month, he ran for municipal elections in an attempt to be the world’s most defeated politician. He made sure not to do any campaigning whatsoever, but still got 30 votes.
Apparently, Rishi isn’t alone in his world record quest. India’s Guinness applications are up 178% over the past five years, and the organization plans to open a full office in Mumbai next year to keep up with the crowds of quirky record breakers.
I guess when you’re literally India’s one in a billion, you’ve got to find a way to stand out, right?