The record for driving to the highest altitude by car is 6,688 m (21,942 ft) achieved by Gonzalo Bravo and Eduardo Canales (both Chile) with a 1986 modified Suzuki Samurai on the slopes of the Ojos Del Salado volcano, Atacama, Chile on 21 April 2007.
The fastest time to solve a Rubik’s Clock (Rubik’s Cube) is 5.05 sec and was set by Sevastiàn Pino Castillo (Chile) at the Bicentenario Open held in Santiago, Chile, on 25-26 September 2010.
Christian Eide, Morten Andvig, Rune Midtgaard and Mads Agerup (all Norway) trekked from the Messner Start on the Filchner Ice Shelf to the Geographic South Pole in 24 days 8 hours and 57 mins between 2 December and 26 December 2008.
The highest astronomical observatory is the University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory, located at an altitude of 5,640 m (18,503 ft) on the summit of Cerro Chajnantor in a scientific reserve called Atacama Astronomical Park, Chile. The observatory houses a 1-m (3 ft 3.37 in) infrared telescope called miniTAO, which saw first light on 23 March 2009.
A bunch of grapes grown by Bozzolo Y Perut Ltda of Santiago, Chile in 1984 weighed 9.4 kg (20 lb 11½oz).
The largest swimming pool in the world is the San Alfonso del Mar seawater pool in Algarrobo, Chile. It is 1,013 m (3,324 ft) long and has an area of 8 ha (19.77 acre), it was completed in December 2006.
First isolated from a water sample collected off the Chilean coast in April 2010, Megavirus chilensis (or MGVC) has the largest capsid (protein shell) of any known virus, measuring 440 nm in diameter. This virus’s total diameter is approximately 700 nm, making it larger than some bacteria, and big enough to be seen not only with an electron microscope but also with a normal light microscope. Moreover, its genome (genetic complement) is a linear, double-stranded molecule of DNA consisting of 1,259,197 base pairs, which is Continue reading →
The most durable polo player is Pablo Moreno Wilson (Chile) (b. 15 October 1924), who has been playing polo regularly for over 62 years. Beginning in 1941, he has played in over 500 tournaments in different countries including Argentina, Peru, England, Brazil and South Africa. He still plays regularly now 78 years old, and was one of the first players to join the Chilean Polo Federation on its inception in May 1953.
The Atacama Desert, Chile, covers only 105,200 km² (40,600 miles²).
The world record for the highest number of different fruits produced from the same tree is five: apricot, cherry, nectarine, plum and peach. The fruit species were grafted on to a prune tree in 2000 by Luis H. Carrasco E. (Chile) of Lo Barnechea, Santiago, Chile. Luis H. Carrasco E. is how he likes to spell his name.