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In the human world, breaking a world record means achieving the absolute heighest level in whatever it is you do, whether it's impressive, ridiculous, or just plain gross (or all three, for that matter). As it turns out, the same is true in the animal world! Here are some of our favorite record-holding critters. 

Largest Horn Circumference
Largest Horn Circumference

According to Guinness World Records, a steer named Lurck holds the world record for horn circumference, at 37.25 inches around. Good luck taking that bull by the horns!

Longest Migration
Longest Migration

According to the Smithsonian National Zoo, arctic terns make a 22,000-mile round trip to and from the Antarctic every year! 

Most Venomous Animal
Most Venomous Animal

According to the Smithsonian National Zoo, a single box jelly -- also known as a sea wasp -- can contain enough venom to kill 60 full-grown humans. Stay away!

Longest Domestic Cat
Longest Domestic Cat

According to stewiecat.com, Stewie, a Maine Coon cat from Reno, Nevada, was 48.5 inches long! 

Highest Ranking Camel
Highest Ranking Camel

The title in this category belongs to Bert, the Reserve Deputy Sheriff for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, San Dimas, USA, according to Guinness World Records. We're not sure what other ranks camels hold or have held, so we'll have to take their word for it. 

See also: 11 Mind-Blowing Facts About Animals

Most Dangerous Ant
Most Dangerous Ant

Sure, they're creepy looking, but how dangerous can ants really be? Well, don't take bulldog ants lightly. Equipped with barbed mandibles and a venomous sting, they have actually been fatal to humans on several occasions, at least three in modern times according to Guinness World Records.

Longest Dog Tongue
Longest Dog Tongue

Had enough of crazy measurements yet? No? Meet Puggy, who, despite his name, is most certainly not a pug. He is, however, the owner of a 4.5 inch long tongue, good enough for a Guinness World Record!

Largest Invertebrate
Largest Invertebrate

There's hardly any competition in this category. According to the Smithsonian National Zoo, the largest giant squid ever found was 59 feet long!

Tallest Dog
Tallest Dog

We'd like to introduce you to Giant George, a 43" tall, 7'3" long great dane! Despite his imperious appearance, though, the guy is really a sweetheart!

Strongest Animal (Pound For Pound)
Strongest Animal (Pound For Pound)

According to the Smithsonian National Zoo, the rhinoceros beetle can lift 850 times its own weight. Quite the feat of strength!

Loudest Animal
Loudest Animal

Surprised to see the winner here? The blue whale's low-frequency sounds can be detected (if not outright heard) from up to 500 miles away, according to Smithsonian National Zoo!

Most Tennis Balls Held At Once
Most Tennis Balls Held At Once

This retriever, Augie, holds the Guinness World Record for most tennis balls held in her mouth at one time, with eight! 

Smallest Living Horse
Smallest Living Horse

According to Guinness World Records, Thumbelina, a miniature mare, measures only 17.5 inches to the withers! So no, you can't ride her. 

Fastest Dog On A Scooter
Fastest Dog On A Scooter

Norman, the scooter riding dog, covered 30 meters in 20.77 seconds (breaking his own world record of 21.75, and shattering the previous record-holder's mark by over 10 seconds) according to Guinness World Records. What a run!

 

See Also: This Skateboarding Dog Just Set A Guinness World Record!

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