Over the decades, the residents of Texas have been known for breaking and holding spectacular world records. Most of the things done by the Texans are impressive, hence recognized by Guinness World Books. Therefore, millions of people try their luck every day to beat these bizarre records. Below are some of the famous Guinness World Records achieved by the Texans over the years.
World’s Largest Cowboy Boots
Bob Wade, a resident of San Antonio, built the largest cowboy footwear in 1979. It is the world’s biggest cowboy boot according to the Guinness World Records, with dimensions of 35 feet and 3 inches tall. For decades, the residents of Texas and other people have been coming to the North Star Mall in San Antonio to view this amazing sculpture.
World’s Largest Gingerbread House
The 39,201.8 cubic foot edible gingerbread mansion, built in 2013, beat all the previous records. Its contractors made it at Traditions Golf Club in Bryan, Texas to gather funds for the St. Joseph hospital. Although it no longer stands, the residents of the region are still proud of it because of its recognition in the Guinness World Records and of the great cause that building it supported!
Tallest Freestanding House of Cards
Bryan Berg built this unusual structure in 2007 in Dallas. It was a free-standing house made of unglued playing cards measuring more than 26 feet tall.
Largest Playable Electric Guitar
The students of the great Independent School District Academy, based in Conroe, built the largest playable electric guitar measuring 16 feet and 5.5 inches wide. The height of the astonishing guitar is 43 feet and 7.5 inches. Additionally, it weighs 2,000 pounds.
Longest Freestyle Rap Record
Aten Williams holds the Guinness World Record for the longest freestyle rap. The incredible artist achieved this in Timberglen Park in Dallas, where he rapped for 17 hours and 7 seconds.
Largest Amount of Frito pie
In 2012 at the State Fair, the coordinators of Frito-Lay teamed up to prepare and serve the largest Frito pie. The amounts of the ingredients used to make it included 580 bags of shredded cheese, 660 cans of chili, and more than 635 bags of chips. They served 5,000 people to celebrate the 80th Frito’s corn chips anniversary.
Tallest Bluebonnet Flower
Arthur Bullis Cash and Margaret Lipscomb discovered the tallest bluebonnet flower in 2005 in the Big Bend National Park. Its measurements were 64.75 inches tall, hence recognized as a Guinness World Record.
We know that everything is bigger and better in Texas and these World Record Holders remind us that everything really means EVERYTHING when is comes to holding a World Record Texan Style!