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Largest pizza delivery

The largest pizza delivery was organised by Pizzas 4 Patriots (USA), who sent 30,000 pizzas with DHL Express to the United States Armed Forces, in Kandahar Airfield, Bagram Airbase and Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, on 4 July 2012. The 12 inch pizzas were made by Great Kitchens, Inc. in Illinois and the delivery started on 21 June 2012. After arriving in Afghanistan the pizzas were then further transported around Afghanistan and Kuwait by the United States Armed Forces. The organisation Pizzas 4 Patriots undertook the attempt Continue reading →

Most foreign troops deployed in a single nation

By December 2010, there were 131,730 foreign troops from 48 different nations deployed under the auspices of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan to deal with the Taliban insurgency and other problems in that country. The top contributor is the United States, with 90,000 personnel representing just over 68% of the total.

Treadmill, Distance run in 24 hours – team (female)

The greatest distance run on a treadmill in 24 hours by a team of 12 women is 317.66 km (197.38 miles) and was achieved at Lashkagar Forward Operating Base, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, from 11 to 12 June 2009. The 12 runners were members of the Army, Royal Air Force and Civil Service, deployed on Operation Herrick 10. The attempt commenced at 2000hrs on the 11th of June and finished on the 12th of June 2009. Temperature reading was 45 degrees. The aim of the challenge Continue reading →

Youngest identified group of drug addicts

Young Afghan women with babies have produced the youngest group of drug addicts, which is increasing rapidly and giving rise to the youngest drug addicted population in the world. The mothers often become addicted to heroin and opium, products of Afghanistan’s poppy crop, because their husbands smoke heroin, and most of the children become addicted to drugs because their mothers blow heroin smoke at them to calm them. Narcotics are also used for children to relieve pain, hence children as young as two have been Continue reading →