Death, where is thy sting?

January 27, 2009

A number of readers wrote in following my recent post about the guy who holds the world record for the largest number of scorpions in his mouth.

While many people would rather not put scorpions where they chew their beef jerky, they seem eager to go for some other record in the scorpion category.

There are lots to choose from. This woman here just set a record for the longest stay with 5,000 live adult scorpions.

And that isn’t all. Here are some of the other records still up for grabs:

  • Most live scorpions up your nose
  • Most live scorpions hidden in your uncle’s hoagie
  • Most live scorpions in your high school graduating class
  • Most live scorpions left under the seat in dark a Port-a-john

Line up, folks, there are plenty of scorpions to go around!

Video of the Scorpion Queen

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Thailand’s ‘Scorpion Queen’ Kanchana Kaetkaew, poses with scorpions at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum in Pattaya, January 24, 2009. Kanchana set a new 33 day record for the longest stay with 5,000 live adult scorpions. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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I think some people will do anything to get in the record books, but whereas years ago it used to be “normal” things, anything to do with stuffing poisonous creatures up your nose or any other of these things is just a little too weird don’t you think?

Ok, go for the record to see how many people you can fit in a Mini Cooper or Volkswagen Beetle, but this! If they get stung, there is nobody else to blame…

Posted by Tony | Report as abusive

We should totally set the record for most comments on a blog about world records. Or we could all get together and set a record for most people to all jump at the same time. Or world’s biggest game of red rover. If there’s a record for longest stay with 5000 adult live scorpions, then there’s got to be a red rover record.

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