Kenyan’s Eliud Kipchoge, sets new world record for men’s marathon

  Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge set a new world record for the men’s marathon on Sunday, clocking 2hr 01min 39sec to improve the previous world mark by more than a minute. Below is a list of the last 10 men’s world records for the marathon, held over a distance of 42.195 km (26 miles). 2:01:39: EliudContinue reading “Kenyan’s Eliud Kipchoge, sets new world record for men’s marathon”

The BIGGEST dog in the world

by David Moye Talk about exceeding expectations: A former runt of the litter has grown up to be the tallest dog in the world. Guinness World Records declared Freddy, a 4-year-old Great Dane in Leigh-on-Sea, U.K., the world’s tallest living dog in December. Claire Stoneman, his proud owner, announced the news on Dec. 20. FreddyContinue reading “The BIGGEST dog in the world”

World’s oldest person dies in New York at age 116

The death of 116-year-old Susannah Mushatt Jones in New York City on Thursday leaves just one person on Earth who was alive in the 1800s. Born about a month before 1900 began and when England’s Queen Victoria was still on the throne, Emma Morano is now the oldest living person. Incredibly, she still lives onContinue reading “World’s oldest person dies in New York at age 116”

Award given for world’s ugliest dog

A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left her a bit hunchbacked, is the winner of this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog contest. The pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix and her owner took the $1,500 prize Friday night, besting 25 other dogs competing in the contest that applauds imperfection, organizers said. And though theContinue reading “Award given for world’s ugliest dog”

Researchers break spinning world record

A team of researchers at the University of St Andrews have made it into the record books by creating the fastest rotating man-made object ever recorded. Professor Kishan Dholakia, Dr Yoshihiko Arita and Dr Michael Mazilu of the University’s School of Physics and Astronomy, managed to spin a tiny sphere of calcium carbonate 600 millionContinue reading “Researchers break spinning world record”

Andy Grant defies odds to become runner after waking up from operation to remove leg below knee and finding key word missing from You’ll Never Walk Alone tattoo

A Royal Marine who had his leg blown off, leaving his Liverpool FC tattoo missing a word and reading You’ll Never Walk, has defied the odds to become a runner and climber. Andy Grant, 26, had his limb amputated after he stood on an improvised explosive device (IED) while on routine foot patrol in Afghanistan.Continue reading “Andy Grant defies odds to become runner after waking up from operation to remove leg below knee and finding key word missing from You’ll Never Walk Alone tattoo”

70 year old man flies hot air balloon underground to set new world record

An Australian hot air balloon pilot succeeded in flying a balloon deep underground a cave in Croatia, a feat he believes is a world first. On Sept. 18, Ivan Trifonov, 70, descended into Mamet Cave on Velebit Mountain in Croatia, and managed to come back up about 25 minutes later. Using a specially designed balloonContinue reading “70 year old man flies hot air balloon underground to set new world record”

Google executive Alan Eustace jumps 130,000ft from edge of space, setting new record

A 57-year-old Google executive is the world’s new space daredevil. Alan Eustace yesterday traveled more than 25 miles up to the top of the stratosphere in a balloon and then parachuted back down to earth in Roswell, NM, at speeds of up to 822mph. In doing so, Eustace not only broke the sound barrier andContinue reading “Google executive Alan Eustace jumps 130,000ft from edge of space, setting new record”

Indian boy has 232 teeth removed

Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation. Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side of his lower jaw and the case was referred to the city’s JJ hospital, where they found he wasContinue reading “Indian boy has 232 teeth removed”