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Crazy carvers! Sizable sweets! Prodigious pumpkin pies! The fall is upon us, and with it comes the most terrifying of all holidays: Halloween! To celebrate, the ghoulish record keepers at Guinness World Records have summoned up their favorite frightening feats!
From the frozen lakes of Norway to the coast of California, Guinness World Records has dug up plenty of skeletons – er, Halloween records – from its closets. We’ve listed some of our favorites from The Guinness Book of World Records 2014 Edition!
The Fastest Time To Carve One Ton Of Pumpkins is 3 hours 33 minutes 49 seconds, achieved by Stephen Clarke at Harrah’s Casino Resort, Atlantic City, NJ on October 29, 2008.
Most Body Modifications by a Female at 49 mods was achieved by “Vampire Lady” Maria Jose Cristerna (pictured; right) of Mexico.
The Largest Pumpkin Pie weighed 2,020 lbs and measured 12 ft 1 in long. It was made by New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers in Ohio, USA, on October 8, 2005.
The Heaviest Pumpkin weighed 2,009 lbs when it was presented by Ron Wallace at the New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off at Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, Massachusetts on September 28, 2012.
The Most People Wearing Costume Masks was 27,080, organized by Angels Baseball at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA, on May 10, 2011.
The Largest Butterscotch Candy was made by Nidar, Trondheim, Norway and weighed 3,527 lbs. The Smorbukk variety of candy was displayed at the Nidar factory on August 12, 1997. The giant candy measured 5.02 ft x 5.02 ft x 17.7 in and was a scaled up version of the original product that is commercially available in Norway.
All these and much more can be found in The Guinness Book of World Records 2014 Edition book in stores now!
Longest Walk Through a Haunted House at 4,235 ft 5 in
Who: “Dead or ALIVE” house
Where: Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan
When: October 4, 2011
The Fastest Time To Carve One Pumpkin at 20.1 seconds
Who: David Finkle
Where: Colchester, New York
When: October 7, 2010
The Largest Pumpkin Sculpture weighing 1,818 lb and 1,693 lb
Who: Ray Villafane
Where: New York, New York
When: October 7, 2010
Most People Unwrapping a Candy Simultaneously at 614 people
Who: School Wide Activities Team at Tarleton State University
Where: Stephenville, Texas
When: October 22nd-23rd
The Largest Gathering Of Zombies at 9,592
Who: New Jersey Zombie Walk
Where: Asbury Park, NJ
When: October 5, 2013
The Most Dogs In Costume Attire At A Single Location is 1,326
Who: by Nestle Purina Pet Care
Where: Beggin’ Pet Parade in Saint Louis, Missouri
When: February 12, 2012
Largest Halloween Gathering at 17,777 people
Who: NBC Sports
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: October 31, 2010
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