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The current record will stand

Drat. Another vacation plan down the tubes:

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Attention climbers: Please keep your clothes on while climbing Mount Everest.

Nepal's mountaineering authorities are calling for a ban on nudity and attempts to set obscene records on the world's highest mountain, officials said Wednesday.

Last year, a Nepali climber claimed the world's highest display of nudity when he disrobed for several minutes while standing on the 29,035-foot summit with the temperature about 14 degrees Fahrenheit.

Have you noticed what a "Guinness World Records" culture we've fallen into? On the home page right now, Guinness is featuring "heaviest weight dangled from a swallowed sword" and "most modeling ballon sculptures made in an hour." Man, that's real news. What superhuman, heroic achievements!

UPDATE: Some of the craziest Guinness records, including "longest distance walking over hotplates," "record for milk squirting from the eye" and "most head spins in a minute."