2020 Guinness World Records: Shortest horse, largest hula hoop and more weird feats

The newly released Guinness World Records book isn't limited to records that show off years of dedicated practice or unique traits you were born with — it's also a place where people with very odd and specific talents can set records that most people would consider too strange to even try.

The video above lists some of the weirdest new additions to the famous book, including Nilanshi Patel, who just set the record for longest hair on a teenager. The 16-year-old has been growing out her hair since she was six, and now her hair is measured at a whopping five feet, seven inches — which is longer than her height.

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German Oliver Struempfel competes to set a new world record in carrying one liter beer mugs over a distance of 40 m (131 ft 3 in) in Abensberg, Germany September 3, 2017. Struempfel carried 27 mugs over 40 meters to set a new world record.

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German Oliver Struempfel competes to set a new world record in carrying one liter beer mugs over a distance of 40 m (131 ft 3 in) in Abensberg, Germany September 3, 2017. Struempfel carried 27 mugs over 40 meters to set a new world record. 

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German Oliver Struempfel competes to set a new world record in carrying one liter beer mugs over a distance of 40 m (131 ft 3 in) in Abensberg, Germany September 3, 2017. Struempfel carried 27 mugs over 40 meters to set a new world record. 

(REUTERS/Michael Dalder)

German Oliver Struempfel competes to set a new world record in carrying one liter beer mugs over a distance of 40 m (131 ft 3 in) in Abensberg, Germany September 3, 2017. Struempfel carried 27 mugs over 40 meters to set a new world record. 

(REUTERS/Michael Dalder)

German Oliver Struempfel competes to set a new world record in carrying one liter beer mugs over a distance of 40 m (131 ft 3 in) in Abensberg, Germany September 3, 2017. Struempfel carried 29 mugs over 40 meters to set a new world record. 

(REUTERS/Michael Dalder)

German Oliver Struempfel competes to set a new world record in carrying one liter beer mugs over a distance of 40 m (131 ft 3 in) in Abensberg, Germany September 3, 2017. Struempfel carried 29 mugs over 40 meters to set a new world record. 

(REUTERS/Michael Dalder)

German Oliver Struempfel competes to set a new world record in carrying one liter beer mugs over a distance of 40 m (131 ft 3 in) in Abensberg, Germany September 3, 2017. Struempfel carried 29 mugs over 40 meters to set a new world record. 

(REUTERS/Michael Dalder)

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It takes Patel, who says she never set out to achieve her record, at least 90 minutes to dry and comb all the way through her hair, which she started growing out after receiving a disastrous haircut.

Then there's Getti Kehayova, a former circus performer who set the record for the largest hula hoop spin. Her hula hoop is a little over 17 feet in diameter, beating out the previous record-holder Yuya Yamada, whose hoop was only 16 feet in diameter. The hula hooping may look and sound easy, but Kehayova has to wear a protective vest to keep her ribs from breaking.

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British fitness personality Joe Wicks holds his nephew Oscar as he leads an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest High Intensity Interval Workout in Hyde Park in London, Britain July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall
British fitness personality Joe Wicks leads an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest High Intensity Interval Workout in Hyde Park in London, Britain July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Participants attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest High Intensity Interval Workout in Hyde Park in London, Britain July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall
British fitness personality Joe Wicks leads an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest High Intensity Interval Workout in Hyde Park in London, Britain July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall
British fitness personality Joe Wicks leads an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest High Intensity Interval Workout in Hyde Park in London, Britain July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall
Participants attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest High Intensity Interval Workout in Hyde Park in London, Britain July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall
British fitness personality Joe Wicks leads an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest High Intensity Interval Workout in Hyde Park in London, Britain July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall
Participants attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest High Intensity Interval Workout in Hyde Park in London, Britain July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall
Participants attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest High Intensity Interval Workout in Hyde Park in London, Britain July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall
British fitness personality Joe Wicks leads an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest High Intensity Interval Workout in Hyde Park in London, Britain July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall
Participants attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest High Intensity Interval Workout in Hyde Park in London, Britain July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall
British fitness personality Joe Wicks leads an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest High Intensity Interval Workout in Hyde Park in London, Britain July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall
British fitness personality Joe Wicks leads an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest High Intensity Interval Workout in Hyde Park in London, Britain July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall
British fitness personality Joe Wicks leads an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest High Intensity Interval Workout in Hyde Park in London, Britain July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall
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Animals have set some weird records, too. Bombell was named the world's shortest male horse and Joy set the record for most tricks performed by a pig in one minute. 

Check out other weird new World Record feats by watching the In The Know video above.

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Aerialist Erendira Wallenda hangs beneath a helicopter during a stunt over the Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls, New York, June 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff Robins (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Aerialist Erendira Wallenda hangs beneath a helicopter during a stunt over the Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls, New York, June 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff Robins (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Aerialist Erendira Wallenda hangs beneath a helicopter during a stunt over the Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls, New York, June 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff Robins (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Aerialist Erendira Wallenda hangs beneath a helicopter during a stunt over the Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls, New York, June 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff Robins (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Crowds gather at Terrapin Point on Goat Island in Niagara Falls, New York to watch Aerialist Erendira Wallenda hang beneath a helicopter during a stunt over the Horseshoe Falls, June 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff Robins (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Aerialist Erendira Wallenda hangs beneath a helicopter during a stunt over the Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls, New York, June 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff Robins (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
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