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Most eyebrow waxes in 24 hours (multiple venues)

The most eyebrow waxes in 24 hours at multiple venues is 2,216 and was achieved by Benefit Cosmetics (USA) at 15 locations around the world from 21-22 April 2012. The attempt began at 2:30 a.m. GMT in Sydney, Australia on 21 April and culminated at 2:30 a.m. GMT on 22 April in San Francisco, California, USA.

Most water rockets launched in 24 hours (multiple venues)

The most water rockets launched in 24 hours at multiple venues is 2,531 and was achieved by University of Central Lancashire (UK) at venues throughout the world, on 5 July 2012. This record attempt took place to raise awareness into physics research, specifically the launch of the UCLAN -NASA HI-C Solar observing mission. The attempt took place in venues across the world from primary schools to science museums.

Ladder climbing – farthest distance in 24 hrs (team)

The farthest distance climbed on a ladder in 24 hours by a team of ten is 114.17 km (70.94 miles) and was achieved by members of the Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service (Isle of Man) in Douglas, Isle of Man, from 13 to 14 July 2012. During their attempt the group also broke the 8 hour record and the individual 24 hour ladder climbing records.

Greatest distance by canoe (kayak) – 24 hours (flowing water)

The greatest distance by canoe/kayak in 24 hours on flowing water was 449.04 km (279.02 mi) by Carter Johnson (USA) down the Yukon River starting in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada, from 25-26 June 2011. Carter used two different GPS devices to record his attempt, a Garmin Oregon 450 and a Garmin Etrex. Carter was followed by a support team for the entire 24 hours. The members of the support team were Greg McHale and Mike Richards.

Fastest motorcycle

All photos courtesy Nathan Allred You might not recognize a streamlined motorcycle as being a motorcycle at first glance. But all it takes is to catch one in action to know that those who ride them are literally pushing the edges of extreme speed. More than 50 years after the first modern, fully streamlined motorcycle was designed and concepted, Rocky Robinson of the USA broke the record for the fastest land speed on a motorcycle. Riding his Top Oil-Ack Attack on 25 September 2010, Robinson Continue reading →

Youngest person to win the Wild West Arts’ Texas skip race

Cody Lamb (USA), two-time winner of the “Rising Star” award at the Will Rogers Expo (2005-06), is, at 11 years old, the youngest competitor to win the Texas skip race, at the Will Rogers Wild West International Expo, Claremore, Oklahoma, USA in 2006. Along with his mother Kim and father Dan, Cody  was inducted into the National Knife Throwers Hall of Fame in Austin, Texas, USA, in 2007 as the “Western Performing Family of the Year”. 

Most albino siblings

All four children of Mario and Angie Gaulin – Sarah (b. 15 September 1981), Christopher (b. 24 February 1983), Joshua (b. 25 October 1987) and Brendan (b. 13 July 1989) (all Canada)  – were born with the rare genetic condition oculocutaneous albinism. Three of the brothers are pictured above. Their father also has the condition and their mother carries the gene. The Gaulin’s share their record with the Sesler brothers from the USA. Of the eight children born to George and Minnie Sesler (USA), the Continue reading →