The shortest scheduled flight in the world is from Westray to Papa Westray in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. The distance is one and one-half miles, and the flight lasts 74 seconds. […]
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch is the longest village name in the world (and third longest geographical name). it is located in Wales, and yes there are four l’s in a row!
The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million. source
American Magician, Illusionist and Endurance artist David Blaine has broken several world records and astonished millions of people. He has been encased in ice for 63 hours, 42 minutes, and 15 seconds; […]
Forget Peter Piper and his Peck of Pickled Peppers. Psychologists have come up with what may be the world’s most frustrating tongue-twister. It may not make much sense, but the phrase ‘pad […]
The record distance for being dragged by a horse while one’s body is on fire is held by Halapi Roland of Hungary. The record distance is 472.8 meters (1151 feet 2 inches).
Author Ernest Hemingway was an accomplished fisherman. He caught 7 marlins in one day — a world record at the time. Some of his techniques were not very sportsmanlike, however, such […]
Luciano Pavarotti made 165 curtain calls after singing Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” in Berlin on February 24, 1988. The curtain calls and applause lasted for 80 minutes. source