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Archery – most hits of a revolving target in one minute using a mirror

The most archery hits of a revolving target in one minute using a mirror is 5 and was achieved by Anthony Kelly (Australia) in Armidale, New South Wales, Australia, on 18 December 2013. For this record, Anthony had to fire at a single target set on a rotating wheel. However, he could only aim by looking into a mirror. Had he looked directly at the target, the attempt would have been disqualified. Anthony attempted this record previously on Indian TV in 2011 on the set Continue reading →

Bravest donkey

On 19 May 1997 Murphy, an Australian Army donkey, was posthumously awarded the RSPCA Australia Purple Cross, an award for animal bravery, at the Australian War Memorial on behalf of all donkeys that had served in the 1915–16 Gallipoli campaign. During the abortive offensive in the Dardanelles in 1915–16 Murphy carried the wounded from the front on a perilous journey down the exposed rocky gullies to reach field hospitals. Murphy was trained by 22-year old stretcher bearer John Simpson Kirkpatrick to carry his wounded victim Continue reading →

Fastest wheelbarrow race – 100 m

The record for the fastest wheelbarrow race over 100m is 14 seconds by Otis Gowa and was filmed on location for Guinness World Records at Davis Park, Mareeba, Queensland, Australia on 15 May 2005. The person pushed in the wheelbarrow was Stacey Maisel, she is 41 years old and weights 50kg. 

Fastest 10 km pushing a pram

The fastest time to complete the 10 km (6.2 miles) Pram Pushing race is 34 min 19 sec by Russell Stokes pushing his daughter Paris, at the Sydney Striders 10k Race, Sydney, Australia, on 1 March 2008. The pram used was a Phil and Ted’s All Terrain Buggy. It was commericially available and had not been modified.

Fastest 4 x 100 metres relay in high heels

The fastest time to run a 4 x 100 metres relay is 1 min 4.19 sec and was achieved by The Pinkettes Brittney McGlone, Jessica Penney, Laura Juliff and Casey Case (all Australia) at the Venus Embrace Closest Stiletto Relay event held in Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 28 September 2010. A custom-made 7cm high and 1.5cm wide device was used to measure the heels of each participant. Only heels that were taller and thinner than this were approved for the event. The course was measured Continue reading →

Fastest 50 m by a human wheelbarrow

The fastest 50 m by a human wheelbarrow team is 14.87 sec and was achieved by Josh McCormack (the wheelbarrow) and Arjuna Benson (the pusher) (both Australia), at the Sports campus of Carey Baptist Grammar School, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on 9 September 2008. During the same event, the record for the largest human wheelbarrow race was broken. Josh is 16 years old, and Arjuna is 15.