world records

The Five Coldest and Hottest Places on Earth

January 8, 2013, 12:07 am

Vostok Station in Antarctica is one of the coldest places on Earth. The Russian research station is where the lowest recorded temperature was taken at -89.2 degrees Celsius [...]

Man Visits All Countries Without Flying

November 27, 2012, 2:06 pm

A British man is the first person ever to travel to every country in the world without flying.

120,000-Foot Skydive Aborted Due to Winds

October 9, 2012, 10:33 pm

Felix Baumgartner, the Austrian daredevil, who was to skydive out of a balloon 23 miles above New Mexico, called off the event due to winds.

Woman Claiming to be World’s Oldest Dies in Georgia

October 7, 2012, 4:50 pm

A woman who claimed to be the world’s oldest died in the Georgian village of Sachino, it was reported Sunday.

97-Year-old Message in Bottle Found, Breaks Record

August 30, 2012, 5:03 pm

A 97-year-old message in a glass bottle was found by a fisherman near the Scottish island of Shetland, setting a new Guinness World Record.

Limbless Frenchman Swims Icy Bering Strait

August 19, 2012, 4:34 pm

A French swimmer without arms and legs swam across the icy waters of the Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia, aided by prosthetics that look similar to paddles, becoming [...]

German Solar Power Output Sets World Record

May 29, 2012, 2:53 am

German solar energy production reached a world record of more than 20 gigawatts of output, according to an energy institute.

Japanese Woman Becomes Oldest to Climb Everest

May 20, 2012, 3:25 pm

A 73-year-old Japanese woman successfully climbed Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain, breaking her own world record.

Berlin Marathon: Patrick Makau of Kenya Wins, Doesn’t Break World Record

September 26, 2010, 4:59 pm

The Berlin Marathon, despite heavy rain and fog, was won by Patrick Makau from Kenya on Sunday.

‘Pirates’ Force Abandonment of Jet Ski Ride World Record Attempt

September 4, 2010, 5:01 pm

A raft of difficulties forced three intrepid adventurers to abandon their London to New Zealand charity jet ski ride.

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