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Longest passenger train

A passenger train created by the National Belgian Railway Company (NMBS) measured 1732.9m (5685.3ft) and consisted of 70 coaches pulled by one electric locomotive. It traveled 62.5km (38.9miles) from Ghent to Ostend on April 27, 1991. The train was a once-off creation in aid of a Belgian cancer research charity called ‘Kom op tegen kanker’ (Fight Against Cancer) and its journey was broadcast live on Belgian television. It weighed 2,786tonnes and made the journey in 1hr 11min at an average speed of 52.8km/h (32.8mph). There Continue reading →

Longest strudel

The longest strudel measured 703.74 m (2038 ft 10 in) in an event organised by HUBO in Brussels, Belgium, on 29 November 2009. The event was organised to celebrate the launch of the 100th HUBO chain store. The ingredients are attached to claim.

Longest video games marathon playing an action adventure game

The longest marathon playing an action-adventure videogame lasted 109 hours exactly and was achieved by Tony Desmet, Jesse Rebmann and Jeffrey Gamon (all Belgium) who played Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft, 2010), at the GUNKtv World Record Gaming Event in Antwerp, Belgium, from 18 to 22 December 2010. The record attempt started with 20 participants. The three record holders were the only ones who were able to survive to the end.

Most cars loaded into a plane in one hour

The most cars loaded into a plane in one hour is 30 and was achieved by smart, TNT and TopGear Italy at Liege Airport, in Liege, Belgium, on 23 October 2008. The whole attempt lasted only 35 m 45 sec. The attempt started once the cars (all smarts) had been placed on the palets near the Boeing 747 plane. And was over when the doors of the plane were closed and ready to take off.