The deepest concert underground was at 1271 m (4,169 ft 11 in) below sea level at Pyhäsalmi Mine Oy, Pyhäjärvi, Finland and was performed by Agonizer (Finland) on 4 August 2007.
A team from Espoon Ammattioppilaitos (a Finnish technical school) consisting of Tapio Heino, Aaro-Pekka Nousiainen, Sampo Vuolteenaho, Ahmed Abdirizag, Janne Spanow, Panu Natunen, Mikael Gorski, Juha Määttä, and Sami Rissanen, dismantled a five-door family saloon car in 35 minutes on 28 November 2001. The car was essentially a ‘rolling shell’ with all parts removed except for the bodywork, chassis and axles. In accordance with the rules, the entire vehicle had to be broken up into pieces small enough to pass through one of the tyres Continue reading →
The fastest half marathon ran while barefoot on ice or snow is 2 hr 16 min 34 sec by Wim Hof (Netherlands) near Oulu, Finland, on 26 January 2007. Done for the Discovery Channel’s ‘Real Superhumnas and the Quest for the Future Fantastic’.
Sami Ahola (Finland) hit a ball at a speed of 174km/h (108.1 mph) at the Lahti Indoor Arena, Finland on 20 February 2002. Finnish sportman Lauri ” Tahko ” Pihkala created the game from European baseball 1922. The main difference is that the feeder throws the ball straight upwards, standing beside the player who hits the ball. The ball must weight: mens ball 155-165g. Womens ball 130-140g. The balls diameter has to be 21,5 – 22,5 cm. The bat can be maximum 90 cm long.
Tuomo Kostian (Finland) climbed a 5 m (16.4 ft) rope feet first until his whole body cleared the measured distance in a time of 13.7 sec, at the studios of Guinness World Records, Helsinki, Finland on 21 October 2001.
Riding a Honda CBR600 F2, Lantinen Jouni and Pitkänen Matti (both Finland) swapped places in 4.18 sec travelling at a record average speed of 140 km/h from the time they began and ended the manoeuvre on the Paimio to Muuria highway, Finland on 3 July 2001.
The highest speed ever reached in a speed skydiving competition is 526.93 km/h (327.41 mph) by Christian Labhart (Switzerland) at Utti, Finland at the World Cup June 4/6, 2010.
The fastest time to solve a Megaminx (Rubik’s Cube) is 46.81 sec and was set by Simon Westlund (Sweden) at the Helsinki Open 2011 held in Helsinki, Finland, on 22-23 January 2011.
In May 2008 Finnish computer programmer Jerry Jalava lost part of a finger in a motorcycle accident. He made a 2 gigabyte USB memory stick prosthetic for his finger, allowing him to carry his data around with him constantly. The idea came to him when doctors, having learned of his profession, joked that he should make a ‘finger drive’ for his hand.
The greatest distance travelled nordic skiing in 24 hours was 433.459 km (269.34 miles) and was achieved by Teemu Virtanen (Finland) at Kuortane, Finland, on 16-17 November 2010. Amazingly, Teemu Virtanen, took only two short breaks during his attempt and averaged a speed of 18 km/h throughout the journey.