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Fastest marathon wearing armour

The fastest marathon in armour is 6 hr 46 min 59 sec and was achieved by Peter Pedersen (Denmark) at the HC Andersen Marathon, Odense, Denmark, on 21 September 2008. Peter wore full medieval battle armour including boots, helmet, gauntlets and the total weight was 28 kg before and after the race.

First Jpeg

Jpeg, standing for Joint Photographic Experts Group, is one of the best known digital image formats. It was developed in order to standardize the techniques for digital image compression and is used in the internet and on digital cameras. The earliest images which use the JPEG compression method are a set of 4 test images used by the Jpeg Group called ‘Boats’, ‘Barbara’, ‘Toys’, and ‘Zelda’, created on 18th June 1987 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission Continue reading →

Heaviest boat pulled

George Olesen (Denmark) pulled a 10,300 tonnes passenger ferry a distance of 5 m 10 cm (16 ft 8.8 in) at Gothenburg Ferry Terminal, Gothenburg, Sweden, in June 2000. There were no passengers or cars on the ferry. The record was recorded for Swedish TV.

Highest jump by a rabbit

The world record for the highest rabbit jump is 99.5 cm (39.2 in) and was achieved by Mimrelunds Tösen (The Lassie of Quivering Grove) who was owned by Tine Hygom (Denmark) in Herning, Denmark on 28 June 1997. The rabbit was black and white and was a member of Aase Bjerner’s rabbit club in Horsens, Denmark. No photos of the record event exist, but, other photos of them are on Aase’s web page (http://www.kaninhop.dk/uk/). Aase is a rabbit high jump judge and has confirmed all Continue reading →