The largest legal document is an insurance policy measuring 9 m (29 ft 4 in) X 6 m (19 ft 8 in) issued by ING Asigurari de Viata (Romania) and signed in Varna (Bulgaria) on 15 March 2008. The insurance policy was signed by Mr. Bram Boom, who was going into retirement after being the General Director of ING Romania, and was a surprise for him. Carlos Martinez adjudicated.
The world’s largest martenitsa is 10.74 km (6.67 miles) long and was created by Miroslava Ivailova, Anastasiya Velikova and Slavena Daneva (all Bulgaria) in Ruse, Bulgaria, on 28 February 2014. Making a martenitsa is a Bulgarian tradition to welcome springtime.
The world’s largest statue of the Virgin Mary with Jesus measures 14 m (46 ft) high and stands on a base 17 m (55 ft 9 in) tall. It was unveiled on 8 September 2003 and stands overlooking the city of Haskovo, Bulgaria.
The longest Tyrolean traverse measures 1,550 metres (5,085 ft 3 in) across the Malyovitsa and Orlovets peaks in Bulgaria. It was erected by the STISKALITI climbing wall team and crossed by Daniel Stefanov (Bulgaria) in 5 hr 34 min on 19 September 2008.
The most cocktails commercially available is 2,014, achieved by Pencho Penchev (Bulgaria) at Pench’s Bar in Varna, Bulgaria, on 14 March 2014. Pencho now holds this record for the fourth time and is already working on an even bigger menu!
The most forward rolls in one hour is 1,330 and was set by Ashrita Furman (USA) in Kaliyakara, Bulgaria, on 8 January 2007. Ashrita covered a distance of 3.4 km (2.11 miles) during the attempt.
The oldest tank design was created by the Italian artist and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), who draughted and tested some innovative inventions, amongst which were early concepts for a tank. There was provision for outward facing guns, and the whole machine was covered in wood for protection. It was designed for locomotion with wheels rather than tracks such as those fitted to modern tanks, hence it would have been very difficult and cumbersome to manoeuvre. Although the tank was never actually built, however a Continue reading →
232 kg Szymon Kolecki (Poland) Sofia, Bulgaria 29 April 2000
165 kg Georgi Markov (Bulgaria) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 20 September 2000 . Sports reference text: 165 kg Georgi Markov (Bulgaria) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 20 September 2000