- I don't know how mankind has survived as long as it has. You have to wonder when our gene pool includes people like the guy who ran barefoot across 140 hot stove elements. (I'm not sure if that number is correct, because while I was watching the guy, I was thinking, "Now, if this guy had 15 inch toenails that might burst into flames while he's doing this, that would really be something!")
- I think past humans were much smarter than recent generations. I mean, if God had suspected that Noah's sons, having a little down time after mucking out the giraffe stalls, would say, "Dude, let's see if we can hold the tarantulas in our mouths while we blow soap bubbles!", I'm pretty sure He would have bagged the whole ark idea and had Himself a do-over.
- 100% of the insane records are held by men. It has something do with the way their brains work, I guess. I don't know a single woman who would wake up one day and say, "Gee, my abs workout went so well yesterday, I think I'll let 7 trucks drive over my belly today." Or, "Hmm, there's not much on my agenda this afternoon. It might be a good time to hook some cables to a van and see if I can pull it with meat hooks pierced through my back muscles."
I think there's a chance one of my sons could someday be in the record books. They've already got a good start on one category: Largest Indoor Compost Heap Made Entirely of Hanes Underwear.