BRAZILIAN WORLD RECORDS
How are Brazilians represented in the Guinness Book of World Records? Well, besides all of the soccer-related records that Brazilians have set… (I don’t really need to mention that Brazil is the country with the most World Cup titles, né?) But apparently Brazilians have set world records in other categories. Here is a list of the most bizarre Brazilian world records that I could find:
1. The Largest Bag of Popcorn
In September of 2003, a company filled a bag of popcorn that was around 4 meters high and 2 meters wide in Porto Alegre (RS). Brazilians love their popcorn (called pipoca in Portuguese).
2. The Largest Guava
This one’s not really that surprising considering the sheer quantity of guavas that you find everywhere in Brazil. But this guava weighed 555 kilos and was made into 925 cans of delicious goiabada (find out what goiabada is at this here). This happened in the city Venda Nova do Imigrante (ES) in 2000.
3. The Highest Cemetery
In Santos (SP), the cemetery Memorial Necrópole Ecumênica, inaugurated in 1984, is ten stories high.
4. The Largest Collection of Cachaça Bottles
This one’s not all that surprising. The Brazilian José Moisés de Moura collected “Marvada” Cachaça bottles since 1986. Today, his cellar in Lagoa do Carro (PE) has 6,850 different bottles.
5. The Shortest Couple
Douglas Maistre Breger da Silva and Cláudia Pereira Rocha are the shortest couple in the world: he measures 90 cm and she 93 cm. They were married in Curitiba (PR) in 1998.
6. The Most Soccer Ball Dribbles
Ok, so here’s one soccer related Brazilian record. You know when you try to keep the soccer ball off the ground by kicking it repeatedly in the air? (In Brazil these are called “embaixadinhas“). Well, Brazil holds both the male and female record for this. Martinho Eduardo Orige kept the ball in the air for 19 hours and 30 minutes and Cláudia Martini for 7 hours and 5 minutes