drummer-world record set by Eric Okamoto
[Aug 4]CARY, N.C., US--Eric Okamoto is drumming 27 times a second
which makes his the new world record holder for fastest drummer.
His minute-long stretch of 1,620 beats earned
him one of two world records earlier this week at an International
Music Products Association show in Austin, Texas.
"The first 30 seconds you're really happy about
it," laughed Okamoto. "And the last 30 seconds you're really struggling
to get through it."
Okamoto broke his own world record in double strokes
(a beat which goes left-left right-right) and set a new record in
paradiddles (a different kind of stroke that goes left-right-left-left,
right left right right). (more...)
pogo sticking world record set by Ashrita Furman [Aug 3] NEW YORK, NY--Bouncing his way across the bottom of
the pool on a pogo stick, New Yorker Ashrita Furman travelled 1,680
feet, establishing a new World Record.
Furman is well acquainted with the pogo stick,
having set numerous records on the device including the fastest
mile and the longest distance. "it was really exciting actually.
I think there's a future for this sport." says Furman.
After a short break, Furman set out to break his own
record for underwater hula hooping.
drive wipping-world record set by Blancco [August
3]JOENSUU, Finland-- Data security specialist Blancco has announced
a world record for the speed at which its Pro 4.7 software can securely
overwrite large amounts of hard drive data.
Their product Blancco - Pro was able to erase
210 terabytes of data in a production environment within 19 hours,
which translates to erasure speed over 184 GBs per minute and over
3 GBs per second!
unnamed datacentre customer in Germany recently used the product
on its fibre channel SAN to destroy 210TB of data held on a large
number of hard disks in only 19 hours. This was equivalent to wiping
184GB every minute, or 3.06GB every second, the company said. (more...) Most
coconuts broken-world record set by Sarada Lahangir [August 2] BHUBANESWAR, India--Keshab Swain cracked open
72 green coconuts by his elbow to claim a place in the Book of World
Keshab Swain said: 'Such a record has never been made.
Earlier, a record was made by a German national of breaking 65 coconuts
in August 13 (2005).'
A fight instructor in the Oriya theatre
world, Keshabh always wanted to get into the Book of World Records.(more...)
quilt-world record set by Daphne O’Connor
1] NEWBURGH, US--A Father’s Day gift for God is what City of Newburgh
resident Daphne O’Connor calls her latest quilted creation, a 3,000
square foot blanket she has piecing together in her mind for years
This quilt is made up of 40 bedspreads knitted together,
each with a distinguishable thought.
Most have the name of a country and a quote, mostly from
O’Connor said she had made a blanket for the White
House shortly after the 9/11 attacks, and that this was her follow-up
to that piece. (more...)
lingcod caught by Robbie Hammond set world record
[August 1] NINILCHIK, Alaska--A 20-year-old angler on his first
fishing trip to Alaska caught a world-record lingcod Friday about
80 miles south of Ninilchik, Alaska. Photo:
Robbie Hammond poses next to his 82.6 pound world-record lingcod
caught Friday about 80 miles south of Ninilchik.
The large female, caught by Robbie Hammond from
Discovery Bay, Calif., weighed 82.6 pounds and measured 55 inches
long. It beat the old record fish, caught in 2002 by Charles Curney,
by just 1 pound.
"I feel very lucky," said Hammond, who also caught
a 124-pound halibut Thursday.
Generally, fish tend to lose moisture and
weight the longer they are removed from water. Nearly five hours
after it was caught (more...)
shallow dive-world record set by Darren Taylor [July
31] TOKYO, Japan-- Darren Taylor, otherwise known as Professor Splash,
have set the new world Record for the highest shallow dive: 10.70
meters (35 feet) into 30 centimeters (12 inches) of water into a
an interview with 9NEWS, Professor Splash said his technique is
to "skip accross the water" when he makes contact with it.
He also added that "experience and research" is the
key to his success and that what he does is not easy. "My latest
dive in Tokyo was scary," said Professor Splash.
Splash must be happy though; not only has he likely set the Guinness
World Record, but he has also broken his own record for the third
The daredevil continues to keep busy, now focusing
on high dives and fire diving.(more...)
Ketchup packet created by Heinz set world record [July 30] Collinsville, Illinois -- The citizens of Collinsville,
Illinois have created the worlds largest ketchup packet in an attempt
to set a world record and raise money for the Collinsville Christian
Academy, which was recently destroyed by fire.
H.J. Heinz Co. sponsored the event by donating 4000
bottles of it's world famous ketchup. The bottles were sold for
$1.00 each and purchasers can add the contents of their bottle to
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"That's a lot of ketchup," said Heinz spokeswoman
The 8' X 4' plastic pouch has a 130 gallon capacity.
Hundreds in the city, home to a 52-metre-tall
water tower shaped like a condiment bottle and touted as the World's
Largest Ketchup Bottle, showed up to participate in the ketchup
filling and other fundraising (more...)
inmates dancing-world record set by Philippines prisoners
[July 28]CEBU, Philippines--1588
inmates from Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center
(CPDRC) in Cebu, Philippines set a a world record for most inmates
dancing simultaneously in same place. They also set the new world
record for the most number of individuals dancing to “Thriller”
at the same time and in the same location. Photo:
Prisoners at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center
perform a synchronized dance as part of their exercise routine in
Cebu, central Philippines.
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Hundreds of inmates at the prison in Cebu, Philippines,
have taken to performing large-scale dance numbers to such classics
as Michael Jackson's "Thriller,"
Hotdog" by "The Maskulados" and several songs from the
Act" films to help pass the time while serving sentences
or awaiting trial. (more...)
expensive pot-world record set by Fissler's saucepan [July 27] Idar-Oberstein, Germany --A £100,000 pot adorned,
with gold and diamonds from german producer Fissler has become the
most expensive pot in the world and set a world record.
The pot is based on a saucepan of 28 cm
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The handles on the lid and sides as well as the name logo are made
from almost one kilogram of solid gold (750/yellow gold) and are
studded with more than 200 diamonds (more...)
Group to learn dancing set world record in Moscow [July 26] MOSCOW,Russia --Muscovites set up a new record in
mass dancing, which was immediately registered in the Russian book
1830 people came together to Moscow Stadium
of Luzhniki at 4.30 pm and started to learn Cha Cha Cha. The lesson
was given under the only dance coach, who managed to control all
the dance lovers trying to repeat the movements shown by him.
Besides, another record was set during
the “Learn to dance!” festival held in Luzhniki. Every guest could
try different dance styles – hip-hop, jazz-modern, ballroom dancing,
tango, flamenco, etc.(more...)
run of the Race to the Clouds-world record set by Tajima
[July 25] PIKES PEAK, Colo. — Nobuhiro Tajima, President of Suzuki
Sport, has won the 85th anniversary run of the world classic Pikes
Peak International Hill Climb in 10 minutes and one second, breaking
the record previously held by New Zealander Rod Millen driving a
Toyota 13 years ago. Photo:
Sitting on top of the world: This Suzuki Sport XL7 Hill Climb Special
set a new record at the 85th-anniversary Pikes Peak International
Hill Climb. -click
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The precise record set by “Monster” Tajima and
the SUZUKI SPORT XL7 Hill Climb Special is as below: Nobuhiro Tajima
ran the first section to “Picnic Ground” in the elapsed time of
'Debke' folk dance set world record in Acre
[July 24] Old City of Acre, Israel -- A record 2,743 people danced
for seven minutes straight holding hands in a human chain that stretched
down Hagana Street in Acre's famed Old City, smashing the previous
record of 1,700 set in Toronto a few years ago. Photo:
Israeli Arabs dancing the largest and longest 'Debka' routine in
world history in Acre on Sunday. (Yaron Kaminsky/ Haaretz)
The Debke is a six-step dance that is performed while
holding hands in a line.For years it has been a mainstay of weddings
and communal celebrations in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and even Turkey
and Iraq. (more...)
book-Harry Potter final book set world record [July
23] New York, US -- The final instalment in the Harry Potter series
has set a new record as the world's fastest-selling book. Photo:
Children pose with the final chapter in the Harry Potter series;
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows in Hong Kong 21 July 2007.
World Records Academy is the first world
records certifying organization which recognize and announce officially
the new world record set by the last Harry Potter's book. (more...)