883.631 km (549 miles 110 yards or 549.062 miles) Sandra Barwick (New Zealand) Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia 18-24 November 1990
The longest stuffed snake measured 1,768.8 m (5,803 ft 1.66 in), and was achieved by Hastings Community House (Australia), in Hastings, Victoria, Australia, on 22 March 2013. This project involved many local senior citizens, who over 20 months knitted and crafted the snake, with the help of the local community.
The most people attending a business speed networking event is 475 participants at an event organised by the Australian Institute of Management Queensland (Australia) at the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, on 17 October 2013. Split into five large groups, the networkers had 21 meetings each in order to allow for the fact that there may be an odd number of participants. This ensured all participants had at least 20 meetings.
The most eyebrow waxes in eight hours by a team is 382 and was achieved by Benefit Cosmetics (Australia) in Sydney, Australia, on 21 April 2012. The event was part of Benefit’s global attempt to set the record for the most eyebrow waxes in 24 hours at multiple venues.
The longest ramp jump on a quad bike is 53.92 m (176 ft 11 in) by Jon Guetter (USA) at the Crusty Demons Night of World Records at Calder Park Raceway in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on 29 March 2008. Jon Guetter, Age: 25, (Can Am 450), USA
The most powerful trebuchet with projectile weight 20 kg and over threw a 1968 VW Beetle car weighing 766 kg (1,688 lb 11.84 oz) a distance of 76.94 m (252 ft 5 in) creating a power output of 58,936 kg.m (426,285 lb.ft). It was built by Nova FM – Partridge (Australia) in Granville, New South Wales, Australia on 5 August 2011. The trebuchet was of a whip or chain type and utilised a 20 metric tonnes (22.05 Imperial tons) counterweight to propel the VW Beetle. Continue reading →
The official world water speed record is 275.97 knots (511.11 km./h, or 317.58 mph) by Ken Warby in the unlimited-class jet-powered hydroplane Spirit of Australia on Blowering Dam Lake, New South Wales, Australia, on 8 October 1978. However, it is estimated that Warby reached an estimated 300 knots (555 km/h., or 344.86 mph) unofficially at the same location on 20 November 1977.