Pushing the physical limits of mankind, Jesse James sets a world record
for the shortest thumb on a fully grown human. James’ thumb, which
measures just 1 1/2 inches in length, was documented at the Burning Man
festival in Black Rock City, Nevada on August 29, 2008. Dan Rollman and
Tonya Zohba, Executive Committee Members of the Playa Book of Records,
were on hand to measure and videotape the record-setting digit.
Seacute;bastien Doiron made the world’s smallest deck of cards. The 54
cards in the deck (jokers included) each measure 2mm in width and 3mm in
length (0.079 inches x 0.118 inches). No cards in the deck exceed these
The jokers feature smiley faces, and V, D and R respectively stand for
Valet (Jacks), Dame (Queen), and Roi (King).
Susie Brown endured tremendous pain, but managed to triumph by setting a
new record for the world’s longest bruise: 14 1/8 inches. This bruise
demolished former record holder Kevin’s 10.4 inch bruise.
The record was set on August 30, 2008 at the Burning
Man festival in Black Rock City, Nevada. Paul Mitchell and Dan
Rollman of the Playa Book of Records Executive Committee were present to
videotape and measure the evidence.