I’ll confess that I’ve never been totally sure what the point of the Guinness Book of World Records is. Most of the “records” in it seem to be pretty arbitrary, and really, the only thing earning one gets you is bragging rights—often about something weird, and often only until someone else swipes the crown from your sad, no-longer-relevant little head.
That said, though, congrats to Betty White for earning the actually-quite-impressive Guiness World Record for Longest TV Career for an Entertainer (Female). Now THAT takes dedication! Betty will be included in the 2014 edition of the tome—along with a number of other celebs: Taylor Swift is now the First Solo Female With Two Million-Selling Weeks on the US Albums Chart; Rihanna is the Most “Liked” Person on Facebook; Justin Bieber (ugh, I know, right?) is the Youngest Solo Artist to Have Five US #1 Albums AND the First Musician with a Music Channel Viewed Three Billion Times; and One Direction has the Most Twitter Followers for a Pop Group.
…Is it just me, or do some of those categories seem strangely specific? Heck, if we’re getting THAT detailed when it comes to our World Records, let’s go ahead and give these celebs these other awards that I just made up:
– Most Slightly Scandalous Selfies Posted to Instagram: Heidi Klum
– Actress Whose Character Inspired the Greatest Number of Haircuts in a 10-Year Period: Jennifer Aniston
– Most Shirtless Onscreen Performances: Matthew McConaughey
– Entertainer Most Frequently Photographed Not Wearing Underwear (Male): Jon Hamm
– Entertainer Most Frequently Photographed Not Wearing Underwear (Female): Britney Spears
– Most Parodied Person on Twitter: Taylor Swift
– Family with the Greatest Fixation on One Letter of the Alphabet: The Kardashians (of course)
– Person Most Frequently Spotted in Public Wearing Something She’s Already Worn at Least Once Before: Kate Middleton
Tell us: What strangely specific Guinness World Records would YOU award to your favorite (or most hated) celeb?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.