A teenager has won the world record for the most amount of times someone has kicked themselves in the head in one minute. Puskar Nepal smacked himself on his forehead 134 times in 60 seconds using an alternating foot technique.
An Australian man typed every number from 1 to 1,000,000 in words, not numbers, on his typewriter. It took him 16 years.
The world record for fastest 1-mile run by a 5-year-old is 6:33.
Poon Kim holds the record for surviving adrift in a life raft at 133 days in 1942-43. When told no one had ever survived longer on a raft at sea, he replied, “I hope no one will ever have to break that record.”
Last week, Francois Gissy strapped rockets to a bicycle and reached 207 MPH (333 km/h) in under five seconds. What did you do last week?
Norris Kellam’s great talent in life was floating. For which he earned the name “The Human Cork.” In May 1933 he attempted to break the world record for staying afloat by floating in a saltwater pool in Norfolk, Virginia for over 86 hours. Unfortunately he didn’t make it. After 71 hours and 19 minutes he was overcome by sharp cramps and sunburn and had to climb out of the pool.
There was a woman in 1972 who possessed a visual acuity 20 times better than average. She could identify people at a distance of more than a mile (1.6 km).
Fran Capo currently holds the Guinness record as the fastest talking woman in the world — 603.32 words in 54.2 seconds. Here she demonstrates her talent as well as the frenetic personality that unsurprisingly accompanies her unique skills…
Dosha, a 10-month-old pit bull mix living with her master in Clearlake, California, had a really bad day on April 15, 2003. That morning, she jumped a fence to escape her yard and was subsequently hit by a pickup truck. Dosha was glassy-eyed and limp when the police arrived. Thinking that the dog was fatally wounded, the cop shot Dosha in the head, just below her right eye, to put her out of her misery. Animal control arrived and put what they thought was a carcass in a plastic bag. They transported Dosha back to the dog pound and loaded her into a freezer. Two hours later, a worker opened the freezer to find Dosha sitting up, still in the bag.
Farthest distance thrown by a tornado and survived is more than 1,300 feet (398.37 meters). On March 12, 2006, tornado may have carried Matt Suter, a 19-year-old high school senior, farther than any other human being who lived to tell about it. Suter was at his grandmother’s mobile home that night with grandma and a disabled uncle. He awoke in a field, alive and unharmed except for a small scalp wound. Miraculously, his grandmother and uncle also survived the disintegration of their mobile home after being pinned to the ground by heavy furniture.