The farthest basketball shot made backwards was 22 m (72 ft 2 in) by Rômulo Fontoura (Brazil) at the Reinan Batista sports complex in Baixa Grande, Brazil, on 20 August 2011. Fontoura made his successful basket on his 20th attempt at the backwards, overhead shot.
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.
The fastest time to scan and bag 50 shopping items is 1 min 53 sec and was achieved by Rosilda Ferreira (Brazil) at Prezunic Supermarket in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 6 February 2009. 50 different items must be scanned and the last item scanned must be a Guinness World Records edition.
The fastest time to solve a Rubik’s Cube using the feet is 27.17 sec and was achieved by Gabriel Pereira Campanha (Brazil) at the Santo Amaro 2014, in São Paulo, Brazil, on 5-6 April 2014.
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 →
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.
A grapefruit grown by Cloy Dias Dutra (Brazil), weighed 3.210 kg (7 lb 1 oz) and had a circumference of 70 cm (2 ft 3 in) Niteroi, on 9 November 2006.
Gisele Bündchen (Brazil) earned $25 million (£15.4 million) in 2010, placing her at the top of the list of highest-paid supermodels. She has worked for famous brands such as Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace.
To date, City of God (2003) has taken $30.6 million (£19.2 million) worldwide and $7.5 million (£4.7 million) at the US box office.
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 →