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5 weird Guinness World Records title holders in Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is home to quite a few Guinness World Records holders. In fact, Utah is home to over 130 world record holders from most bridal bouquets caught to longest fingernails recorded. 

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Here are five weird Guinness World Record holders that live in Utah:

Top 5 weird Guinness World Record holders in Utah 

Most bridal bouquets caught

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The most bridal bouquets caught is 50 and was achieved by Jamie Jackson. (Photo Credit: Guinness World Records)

According to the Guinness World Record website, the most bridal bouquets caught is 50 and was achieved by Jamie Jackson at the weddings of friends and family across the USA, between 15 June 1996 and 30 April 2016.

Jamie “The Bouquet Slayer” Jackson is a resident of Salt Lake City, Utah. She keeps all of the bouquets she catches displayed in a cabinet case (dried and labeled) as a memory of the weddings.

Out of the 50 weddings Jackson has attended, only four divorces came out of it. She considers herself to be a bit of a good luck charm. 

 

 

 

Most Rubix cubes solved while running a 5K

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Nitin Subramanian solving Rubik’s cube while running 5 km. (Photo Credit: Guinness World Records)

Nitin Subramanian solved a rotating puzzle cube for the first time in 2010. He quickly found a passion for cubing and went to his first Rubik’s Cube competition in 2014. After getting involved with the speedcubing community, he began organizing competitions and traveling the country to compete at various competitions; his favorite being CubingUSA Nationals 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. On January 21, 2019, he solved 77 Rubik’s cubes while running 5 km. 

 

 

 

 

Fastest half marathon dressed as a rancher (male)

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The fastest half marathon dressed as a rancher is 1 hr 36 min 32 sec, and was achieved by Josh Conner. (Photo Credit: Guinness World Records)

When Utah resident Josh Conner received his first copy of the Guinness World Records book, he dreamed of being a titleholder ever since.

Conner then went on to run the fastest half marathon dressed as a rancher in 1 hr 36 min 32 sec, at the Snow Canyon Half Marathon in St. George, Utah on November 2, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

Most participants in a game of “Simon Says”

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The world record for the largest game of “Simon Says” involved 12,215 participants at the Utah Summer Games Opening Ceremony in Cedar City, Utah on June 14, 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most consecutive axe juggling catches

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Snow juggling axes to achieve a Guinness World Record title. (Photo Credit: Guinness World Records)

Utah resident Benjamin Snow has been a lifelong fan of Guinness World Records and often wondered which records he could attempt. According to the Guinness World Record website, Benjamin loved juggling when he was growing up and was thrilled with the idea of holding a record in it, especially when considering the “danger” aspect of juggling axes.

When he first started, he was barely hitting 200 consecutive catches, and his forearms would be very sore for a few days after. Within a few weeks, he was up to about 500 consecutive catches, and the soreness was not nearly as prominent the day after his sessions.

Then, on August 12, 2020, Snow achieved 937 axe juggling catches in American Fork, Utah. 

 

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