Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Norris McWhirter

I'm still trying to decide on which world record I should attempt to break... any ideas?
Heres some more inspiration.

Greatest Distance Jumped On A Pogo Stick
Ashrita Furman of Jamaica, New York, USA, set a pogo stick jumping distance record of 37.18 km (23.11 miles) in 12 hours 27 minutes on June 22, 1997 at Queensborough Community College Track, New York, USA.

Greatest Distance Moonwalked in One Hour
Adam Hall of San Francisco, California, was over the moon aftering moonwalking through the backstreets of Denver, Colorado, for a distance of 2.41 km (1.5 miles) in one hour on October 22, 2002. A "moonwalk support crew" shadowed 25-year-old Adam in an automobile, measuring his distance with an odometer.

Longest Continuous Clapping
The duration record for continuous clapping, sustaining an average of 160 claps per minute, audible at 110 m (120 yd), is 58 hr 9 min by V Jeyaraman of Tamil Nadu, India, from February 12-15, 1988.

Longest Time Spent in Attic
Stephan Kovaltchuk spent 57 years in his attic in Montchintsi, Ukraine, before emerging at the age of 75 in September 1999 because his sister, who had looked after him, had died. Having originally gone into hiding from the Nazis, who occupied Ukraine in 1942, he remained in isolation to avoid the draft by the Russians after the Red Army's victory over the Germans.

Balancing On One Foot

The longest recorded duration for balancing on one foot is 76 hr, 40 min by Arulanantham Suresh Joachim at Vihara Maha Devi Park Open Air Stadium, Sri Lanka, from May 22–25, 1997.

Heaviest Weight Lifted With Ear
The heaviest weight lifted using only the ear is 51.7 kg (113 lb 15 oz) by Zafar Gill (Pakistan), who lifted gym weights hanging from a clamp attached to his right ear and held the weight for seven seconds on May 26, 2004 at Lahore, Pakistan.

Most Beer Kegs Balanced On Head
England's John Evans balanced 11 empty beer kegs on his head for the required 10 seconds on Guinness World Records: Primetime, on June 17, 1998.

Stair climbing by bicycle - most steps
The record for the most steps climbed on a bicycle is 1,374 by Xavi Casas (Andorra) at the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France on May 26, 2004.

Largest Collection Of Hair (Historical Figures)

John Reznikoff of Connecticut, USA, has accumulated a collection of hair from 115 different historical celebrities. This collection of famous locks is insured for $1 million and includes genuine tresses from the heads of Abraham Lincoln, John F Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, Napolean, Elvis Presley, King Charles I, and author Charles Dickens.

Most Layers of Paint on a Ball

The most layers on a ball of paint is approximately 17,994 on a baseball owned by Michael Carmichael of Alexandria, Indiana, USA. Since first painting the ball in 1977, he and his wife Glenda have added nearly two coats of paint a day and, as of June 2004, the ball had a circumference of 2.77 m (9 ft 1 in).

2 Comments:

At 8:02 am, Blogger The Guru said...

The attic one sounds interesting.

 
At 8:11 am, Blogger big dave said...

you gonna try beat it? oh please...

 

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