Posts Tagged: ‘world records’

According to this article, there is a corpse flower blooming right now in Switzerland. It’s a big deal because it is a rare event: What a stinker! World’s smelliest flower opens for the first time in 75 YEARS For botanists, it doesn’t get more exciting than this – after 75 years, the Titan Arum plant […]

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Anyone who has ever played with Hot Wheel cars knows that there are two staples in the track layout arena: There is the loop, and there is the jump. At the Indy 500 this year, they are scaling the jump up to real life: World-Record Jump Attempt Set for Indianapolis 500 A dedicated crew of […]

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This article identifies the world’s second deadliest toxin – a substance called palytoxin: World’s 2nd deadliest poison, in an aquarium store near you Venom enthusiasts know that the potency of poisons is measured using the LD-50 – the dose that will kill half a group of mice after a set time. The most venomous snake […]

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The world’s most expensive dog has been crowned – it’s price set at nearly £1million or $1.5 million according to this article: The million-pound mutt: Red Tibetan Mastiff becomes world’s most expensive dog A red Tibetan mastiff has become the priciest dog in the world after being sold for 10 million Chinese yuan, or £945,000. […]

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In the movie “Up”, a house floats using normal helium balloons that you might find at a birthday party: Could this ever happen in real life? Probably not, because real houses are really heavy. The Sheetrock alone weighs many tons. But if you stripped down a house to its barest essentials, used foam for the […]

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The photographs of the world’s largest Cylindrical Aquarium are amazing: AquaDome, the largest Cylindrical Aquarium Elevator The video even more so: The aquarium in the lobby of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin. A million liters of saltwater, thousands of fish and 13 million Euros spent for the aquarium alone. Opened up 2003. This is […]

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The Guinness Book of World Records has named the world’s hairiest girl: The ‘wolf child’ delighted to be named the world’s hairiest girl – because it makes her more POPULAR at school Supatra is one of just 50 known sufferers of Ambras Syndrome – caused by a faulty chromosome – to be documented since the […]

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Bryan Berg uses no glue or tape – just playing cards leaning against each other for support. Yet he is able to build amazing structures using tens of thousands of cards. Like this one with 22,000 cards: Here’s the world record structure, built over 6 weeks using 219,000+ cards: And its destruction: How does he […]

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This week at the Australian Open, we witnessed an amazing 39-shot rally between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray: But that is not the world record. The world record is a 45-shot rally between Lleyton Hewitt & Roger Federer that is even more amazing: [[[World Record #160 – Surfing for 26 consecutive hours, riding 147 waves]]] […]

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This video describes one man’s successful attempt to break the world record for the longest surfing session. He surfed for 26 consecutive hours and rode 147 waves: What could have gone wrong? For one thing, there is this risk – 25 foot waves: – Surfer Seriously Injured At Mavericks Surf Spot (video) – “The surfer, […]

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