There are a lot of champions in Canada. Prepare to be surprised if you’ve ever wondered about the various Guinness World Records Canadians hold. Numerous strange and wonderful awards are given out in the nation, some of which are so unbelievable that it’s difficult to believe they’re real.
Canada has won awards from extremely old pigs and extra-large naan breads to chainsaw juggling and enormous LEGO flags. Only in Canada, eh?
Largest human maple leaf, Guinness World Records Canada
Many Canadians gathered to form a massive maple leaf in 2017 to commemorate the country’s 150th birthday. North Vancouver, British Columbia’s Grouse Mountain, attracted the group of 1,589 people. The attempt, it turns out, was the best way for the organizers to commemorate the thrilling milestone that the Great White North had attained.
The biggest maple leaf
This title is positively Canadian! The largest maple leaf in the world, measuring 53 cm (20.86 in) in width and 52.2 cm (20.55 in) in length, was found on December 14, 2010, in Richmond, British Columbia, by Vikas Tanwar and his family.
Largest Naan Bread in the World, Canada world records
What can only be referred to as a monster naan was produced by Loblaw Companies Limited in Toronto in 2016. The enormous creation was over 16 feet tall and shockingly heavy at 32 kilograms. A lot of bread, that is!
Oldest pig in the world
Calgary is home to the oldest pig in history. Ernestine was almost 23 years old when she obtained her Guinness World Record; she was born on July 17, 1991. Erne, you’re doing fantastic.
Largest dome igloo (ice)
Canada holds the record for the largest dome igloo because everyone knows how cold their winters can get there (ice). In 2011, ZIP ZAG.ca built a structure in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, with an internal diameter of 9.2 m (30 ft 5.5 in) and an internal height of 5.3 m (17 ft 8 in).
The igloo was constructed out of 2,500 ice blocks and measures 5.68 meters (18 feet 8 inches) in width and 9.89 meters (32 feet 5.5 inches) in height.
Most People Wolf Howling, Guinness World Records Canada
Have you ever heard a group of hundreds howling like wolves? That occurred in 2017 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls. At once, over 800 people howled in celebration of Canada Day’s 150th anniversary. That’s really neat.
Most People Making Maple Taffy
There isn’t much that is more distinctly Canadian than this. 495 people gathered in Quebec to make maple taffy simultaneously in 2014. They not only set a record, but they also received a tasty reward at the end!
The biggest LEGO brick flag
This record serves as evidence that Canada is a pretty proud country. The largest-ever LEGO brick flag measures 11 feet high by 21 feet wide and features a maple leaf. It was constructed in celebration of Canada Day 2018 and is made up of an astounding 248,062 tiny bricks.
Heaviest aircraft a man has ever pulled, Canada world records
One of the most well-known Canadian record holders is Kevin Fast, who holds an amazing number of strongman titles. One of his most notable accomplishments was pulling a CC-177 Globemaster III that weighed 188.83 tonnes (416,299 lb) in 2009! In just one minute and 16 seconds, he moved the aircraft 8.8 meters (28 feet, 10.46 inches) at the Canadian Forces Base in Trenton, Ontario.
He also holds 10 other records, including the Most people supported on the shoulders, Heaviest house pulled by a man, and Most cars pulled by an individual (male).
Smallest country flag
Canada may have produced the smallest national flag in the world, but the nation is still quite big! On September 6, 2016, the Institute for Quantum Computing in Waterloo, Ontario, measured a particle that was 0.697 square micrometers in size. The process of oxidizing a silicon wafer in a tube furnace to produce a layer of silicon dioxide with a carefully selected thickness gave the object its color.
The red color of the flag is caused by thin-film interference effects in the silicon dioxide layer.
However, the flag is too small to be imaged using standard imaging methods, so the only images of the flag we can see are in grayscale from electron microscopy. The flag was designed by the Institute for Quantum Computing to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday and to highlight the country’s efforts in quantum and nanoscale research.
Street hockey’s longest marathon
Ever felt worn out following a hockey game? not this worn-out! The record-breaking street hockey marathon lasted a whopping 105 hours and 17 minutes, or roughly four days. It took place in 2008 as part of the Hockey For Life fundraiser, and the final score was 2,524 to 2,489.
There are the top 10 Weird Guinness World Records You Didn’t Know Canada Had. Do you add anything?