Tag Archives: Armenia

First leather shoe

The earliest leather shoe is 5,500 years old and was discovered by archaeologists in the Areni-1 cave, in the south-eastern Vayotoz Dzor province of Armenia in 2008. The shoe, made of a single piece of hide leather and shaped to fit the wearer’s foot, is 24.5 cm (0.8 ft 10 in) long, complete and well preserved thanks to the thick layer of sheep dung in which it was covered and the stable, cool and dry conditions in the cave. Although the Areni-1 finding is the Continue reading →

Heaviest deadlift with one finger

The heaviest deadlift with one finger was 116.90 kg (354.72 lb) by Benik Israelyan (Armenia) with his right middle finger in Yerevan, Armenia, on 11 June 2011. Israelyan held the weight off the ground in a locked body position for 7 seconds. He lifted a collection of weightlifting plates vertically bound together by a metal rod in the center.

Largest published crossword

The largest published crossword contains 132,020 squares with 12,842 clues across and 13,128 clues down and was compiled by Ara Hovhannisian (Armenia) in Yerevan, Armenia, from November 2007 to October 2008. The crossword measures 5.68 m² (61.14 ft²) and was published in a special edition of “Russiky Crossword.”

Longest non-stop double track cable car

The longest non-stop double track cable car is 5,752 m (18,871 ft) and was achieved by the Tatev Aerial Tramway in collaboration with National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia, in Tatev, Armenia, on 16 October 2010. The tramway, designed by Garaventa (Switzerland), connects the village of Halizor with the secluded medieval Tatev Monastery, offering a spectacular journey across the Vorotan River Gorge. The design process and foundation work began in 2009, with the opening ceremony of the aerial tramway and the official launch of the Tatev Continue reading →

Most consecutive gymnastics one-arm giants (high bar)

The most consecutive gymnastics one-arm giants on a high bar was 76 by David Fahradyan (Armenia) at the Youth Gymnastic Sports School in Yerevan, Armenia, on 13 November 2010. A high bar giant is the completion of a full-body, 360-degree swing around a high bar, beginning and ending with a temporary handstand at the top of the rotation.

Tallest rideable unicycle

The tallest rideable unicycle measures 3.08 m (10 ft 1.26 in), and was ridden by Mushegh Khachatryan (Armenia), in Yerevan, Armenia, on 28 September 2013. Mushegh rode his unicycle over a distance of 25.19 m (82 ft 7.73 in).