Human beings are capable of remarkable feats. Yet, while there are those who strive to be the best, pushing themselves to the limits, there are those who break records in somewhat unconventional methods.
South African newspaper The Newcastle Advertiser put together a list of its five strangest records ever awarded as part of its ‘Strange Saturday’ campaign. Johnny Strange’s ‘most apples chainsawed out of own mouth’ record came in at number 2.the list of bizarre records was as follows;
1. Simon Elmore’s ‘most straws stuffed in own mouth’ Guinness World Record,
2. Johnny Strange’s ‘most apples chainsawed out of own mouth’ Guinness World Record,
3. Josef Todtling’s ‘furthest distance dragged by a horse while on fire’ Guinness World Record,
4. Christine Walton’s ‘longest fingernails’ Guinness World Record,
5. Kim Goodman’s ‘furthest eye pop’ Guinness World Record,
Part of Alex Watt’s “Something…” series on the Isle of Wight; “Something Strange” was part Q&A, part cabaret, and all awesome. ‘An evening with…’ style show with Johnny Strange followed by a mix of incredible stunts and an official Guinness World Record attempt.
With support from The Isle of Wight’s very own The Ventnor Darlings and Alisha Bleue the show brought in an audience of all walks of life and supplied a huge mix of cabaret style performances.
Johnny Strange recently got up close and personal with a chainsaw on Dutch TV show, Wedden Dat Ik Het Kan.
Johnny Strange was invited to perform on SBS6’s TV show Wedden Dat Ik Het Kan, the Dutch version of TV show “Go For It!” (UK) and “Challenge Me!” (USA). Strange teamed up with hosts Sylvie Meis and Jeroen van der Boom to perform a variation of one of his death defying stunts with a chainsaw.
Against the clock he had to chainsaw as many apples out of his mouth in just one minute, this dare devil challenge was featured in the 3rd season of the show.
Johnny Strange recently took part in a Guinness World Records’ Facebook Live broadcast.
Facebook Live host, Paul “Pee Wee” Wiggins, joined Johnny for a broadcast held on the Guinness World Records Facebook page. The live chat lasted approximately 45 minutes and included demonstrations of some of Johnny’s bizarre antics as well as an ‘Ask Me Anything’ Q&A with questions being submitted by some of the 198,000+ viewers and read out in real time via Facebook.
This was only part one of Johnny’s appearances on Guinness’ Facebook Live broadcasts, with the second instalment scheduled for 13th December 2016. Watch the short clip below, or if you want to watch the full 45 minute video head over to the Guinness World Records Facebook page over at;
Johnny Strange spent the weekend in Ireland performing at the Galway Tattoo Show. The show brought together some of the world’s best international tattoo artists and some of Ireland’s best tattoo talent.
As well as Johnny Strange’s comedy/ daredevil show the event also featured walkabout entertainment, live music, an art gallery, body painting, a tattoo cinema, photo booths, market stalls and traders.
Fresh back from Cezanne, France, Johnny Strange has just finished performing at the 2016 Cezanne Tattoo Convention AKA Convention Tattoo Aix.
Between performing stunts such as fire eating, whip cracking and hammering nails into his face he managed to catch up with l’Homme Tatoué, The Tattooed man, Pascal Tourain and The American Hustler, Richie Bulldog.
Image by World Tattoo Events and Spot The Spirit Photography.
With the 2016 Guinness Book being released this week it’s time to once again look into the amazing, unique and often bizarre world of Guinness World Records.
The world’s best-selling annual is back and bursting with thousands of amazing new records, never-before-seen images, fact-packed infographics and mind-boggling trivia. So, get ready for your yearly dose of mind-blowing superhuman achievements from Guinness World Records – the global authority on record-breaking.
Johnny Strange features in the 2016 edition book for his records “Fastest time to break 16 concrete blocks on the body” and “Most apples chainsawed out of someone else’s mouth in one minute”.
Blackpool has long been known for it’s dingy and drab tattoo parlours however things have changed a lot since the “good old days” of backstreet scratching. Blackpool is now considered ‘the tattoo capital of Britain’, according to The Mirror, with an estimated 1 tattoo parlour for every 2,867 people in Blackpool!
If that wasn’t enough, it’s also home to Tatcon Blackpool, an event dedicated to celebrating the art of tattooing – both past and present. This show also marked Johnny Strange’s 2nd performance at the convention in as many years, and once again proved to be an audience favourite.
You can check out the video below to see some of the artists and interviews of what the weekend had to offer, Video by Anna Paprzycka.