Badminton world No.1 Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) has won the Badminton World Federation Super Series Masters Finals in every year that it has been held –2008, 2009 and 2010.
The Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus) normally has two humps, while the Arabian camel or dromedary (Camelus dromedarius) normally has just one. During the early 1970s, however, German zoologist Dr Bernhard Grzimek documented an apparently unique, freak dromedary that possessed no fewer than four distinct, fully formed humps. Its very fortunate original owner sold the animal for almost $10,000 in the town of Hodeida, Yemen.
The greatest distance travelled in 24 hours by a team doing cartwheels is 50 km (31 miles) by a team of ten from Beausejour Gymnos (Canada) at the track in Memramcook, New Brunswick, Canada, from 8-9 September 2006. Team members were: Sasha Kennedy, Vanessa Bradley, Emma Cooney, Nathalie Colpitts, Jordan Hope, Veronique Roussel, Tanya McMahon, Kerry McMahon, Jeff Gallant and David LeBlanc
The most people performing cartwheels at the same time was 482, in an event organised by Gym XL Amersfoort and Nika Hoogland gymnastic club in Schothorst, Netherlands on 10 July 2009. Despite the weather conditions the event still took place as planned. The participants were of all ages and the younger children were accompanied by adults.
The fastest time to shoot 25 clay pigeons is 31.98 seconds and was achieved by Drennan Kenderdine (UK) at Rugby & District Trap Club, Rugby, Warwickshire, UK, on 22 March 2014.
The longest spit of a cherry stone in competition is 28.51 m (93 ft 6.5 in) by Brian “Young Gun” Krause (USA) at the International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship at Eau Claire, Michigan, USA in 2004. On the same day in the freestyle competition he spat a stone 33.62 m (110 ft 4 in).
The 1929 class of Miss Blanche Miller’s Kindergarten and Continuation School, Bluefield. West Virginia, USA had their first reunion after 70 years. Ten members of the class had died but of the remaining, 55% were in attendence.
The fastest time to climb the height of Everest (8,848m 29,028ft) on a ‘versaclimber’ exercise machine is 2 hr 45 min 53 sec by a team of eight females – Bridget Funnell, Victoria Brown, Natasha Jones, Sarah Ruscombe-King, Sandra Heard, Margaret Reeve, Sandra Cann and Nicola Hammond (all UK) – at the Fusion Gym, Bude, Cornwall, UK, on 24 September 2006.
The fastest time to climb the height of Everest (8,848m 29,028ft)* on a ‘versaclimber’ exercise machine is 1 hr 56 min 8 sec by a team of eight. Royal Airforce firefighters Richard Saville, Edward Kerry, Steve Wilson, Chris Grimshaw, Charlie Boyes, Dan Levy, Dave Rome and Kevin Williams (all UK) broke the record at the NAAFI Bar, Mount Pleasant Airfield, Falkland Islands on 27 April 2004. * this is the previously recognised official measurement of 8,848 m or 29,028 ft.
The closest an asteroid has ever been observed to pass by the Earth is around 6,500 km (4,000 miles), by the asteroid 2004 FU162 on 31 March 2004. The asteroid, which measures only around 6 m (19 ft) across is too small to be classified as an asteroid (which must be at least 50m across) and would most likely have burned up in Earth’s atmosphere had it collided with the planet.