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Longest throw-in (Football)

The longest throw-in (football) was 51.33 m (168 ft 4.8 in) by Thomas Gronnemark (Denmark) at the grounds of FC Horsens in Horsens, Denmark, on 18 June 2010. Gronnemark’s successful “flip” throw came on his seventh attempt of the day, performed as a demonstration at a girls’ football camp.

Most dishes washed at one time

The world record for the most dishes washed at one time is 23,892. Following the serving of pasta Bolognese, a team of 150 people from Vester Hæsinge Idrætsforening, Brobyværk Idrætsforening and Sandholt-Lyndelse Forsamlingshus cleaned the dishes using one litre (0.2 gal) of Fairy Liquid at the Langelandsfestivalen in Rudkøbing, Denmark on 28 July 2004 . After the serving of 3.75 tonnes (8,267 lb) of hot pasta bolognese, the dishes were washed from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. by 150 people, using 26 sinks and 200 Continue reading →

Oldest amusement park in operation

Bakken, located in Klampenborg, North of Copenhagen (Denmark), opened in 1583 and is currently the oldest operating amusement park in the world. The park claims to have over 150 attractions, including a wooden roller coaster built in 1932. In medieval Europe, most major cities featured what is the origin of the amusement park: the pleasure gardens. These gardens featured live entertainment, fireworks, dancing, games and some primitive amusement rides. Most closed down during the 1700’s, but Bakken is the only one to survive.

Oldest continuously used national flag

The oldest, continuously used national flag is that of Denmark. The current design of a white Scandinavian cross on a red back ground was adopted in 1625 and its square shape in 1748. In Denmark it is known as the ‘Dannebrog’ or ‘Danish cloth’. Although Denmark was never part of the Roman Empire, similar designs were used by the Empire to represent provinces, as the white cross is symbolic of Christianity. The Scandinavian cross has its horizontal stripe slightly to the left hand side of Continue reading →

Oldest purpose-built cinema in operation

The oldest cinema still in operation today is the Korsør Biograf Teater in Korsør, Denmark, which has been in operation from 7 August 1908. The Cinema actually opened at the Hotel Korsoer on 30 Jan 1907 but moved to its current location at 17 Jens Baggesens Gade in the summer of 1908 with the opening week beginning on 7 August. The programme for the first show was listed in the local newspaper the Korsoer Avis on August 7 and listed six films: 1. En Rejse Continue reading →

Fastest goal scored in ice hockey

Per Olsen scored 2 seconds after the start of the match for Rungsted against Odense in the Danish First Division at Horsholm, Denmark on 14 Jan 1990. Three goals in 10 seconds was achieved by Jorgen Palmgren Erichsen for Frisk v. Holmen in a junior league match in Norway on 17 March 1991.