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Fastest 100 m rap jumping

The fastest 100 m rap jumping was 14.09 sec achieved by Luis Felipe de Carvalho Leal (Brazil) on the RB1 building in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 23 October 2011. Luis Felipe de Carvalho Leal broke his own record set only in September.

Greatest robbery of a bank

Excluding the $1 billion (then £572 million) which former President, Saddam Hussein ‘authorised’ his son to take from the Central Bank of Iraq in March 2003, the largest amount of money stolen from a bank by robbers is estimated at 164,755,150 Brazilian reais ($69.8 million, £38.6 million). A gang of 6-10 robbers previously ‘operating’ as a landscape company in a nearby building, dug a tunnel measuring 78 m (256 ft) long, at 4 m (13 ft) below street-level, which ended directly below the Banco Central Continue reading →

Greatest vocal range, female

Georgia Brown (Brazil), has a vocal range of eight octaves, extending from G2 to G10, as verified at Aqui Jazz Atelier Music School in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 18 August 2004. The highest note that she hit, the G10, is techincally not a musical note but a frequency. The full range was verified by music experts using a piano, violin and Hammond organ.

Largest artificial Christmas tree

The world’s highest artifical Christmas tree measured 52 m (170.6 ft)and was covered in green PVC artificial foliage. The ‘Peace Tree’ was designed by Grupo Sonae Distribuição Brasil and displayed in Moinhos de Vento Park, Porto Alegre, Brazil from 1 December 2001 until 6 January 2002 Including the dove on top, the tree measures 55 m (180.4 ft). The metal structure (built by Medabil Varco Prudent S.A.) was covered with 12 m (39.3 ft)of green synthetic foliage and decorated with 3,000 Christmas balls and 200 Continue reading →