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Deepest swimming pool for diving

The Y-40 diving pool in Montegrotto Terme, Italy, has a depth of 42 m (137 ft 9.54 in) at its deepest point and contains around 4.3 million litres (945,867 gal; 1,135,939 US gallons) of thermal water. The facility, designed by Emanuele Boaretto and supported by the “Boaretto Group Hotel and Resort”, was officially inaugurated on 5 June 2014 and is used for dive training, leisure diving and scientific research. The pool is 21 m (68 ft 10.77 in) long and 18 m (59 ft 0.66 Continue reading →

Farthest distance driven using an internal combustion engine in one hour

The greatest distance driven in one hour by a car with an internal combustion engine is 353.409 km (219.598 miles), by Helmut Henzler (Germany) and Keke Rosberg (Finland) in a prototype Volkswagen diesel-powered car on 18 October 1980 at the Nardo circuit in Italy. Official FAI (world motorsports governing body) record. Please note that there are no guidelines for this record – claimants should be referred to the FAI (www.fai.org) for details on how to go about breaking this record.