The first person to walk the length of the Amazon River was Ed Stafford (UK) and he completed the trip in 2 years, 4 months and 8 days (860 days), finishing on 9 August 2010. Ed started on 2nd April 2008 and walked 24 of the 28 months with Cho, his guide and friend, from Peru to Brazil. The course of the river that he walked was 4,345 miles. If you add the 145 miles that he walked from Pacific Ocean to find the source then that totals Continue reading →
The highest commercially navigable lake is Lake Titicaca, which lies in the Altiplano at a height of 3,810 m (12,500 ft) above sea level on the Andean border between Peru and Bolivia. Its surface area covers approximately 8,300 km² (3,200 miles²) and has an average depth of between 140-180 m (460-590 ft), i.e. deep enough for the safe passage of commercial vessels. The freshwater lake also sustains an archipelago of over 40 floating islands made entirely from boyant totora reeds, and which are home to Continue reading →
The highest gas pipeline reaches a maximum height of 4,900 m 52 cm (16,077 ft 9 in) in its KP 161 when measured on 16 August 2009. It is managed by Peru LNG S.L.R. and Techint S.A.C. and covers from Chiquintirca, Ayacucho, to Pampa Melchorita (Peru). The highest point coordinates are (S 13°18´02.1″ / W 74°35´15.9″) in the Peruvian Andes. This pipeline connects with the Peru LNG plant in Pampa Melchorita, which is the first natural natural gas liquefaction plant in South America passing over Continue reading →
The largest Cajon ensemble was achieved by 1,050 participants in an event organised by RSANTA CRUZ EIRL (by Rafael Santa Cruz) in Lima, Peru, on 11 April 2009. The main idea was to give promotion and publicity to Cajon (Peru’s Patrimony musical instrument).
The Uros Islands in Lake Titicaca (Peru/Bolivia) are made from mats of reeds tied together, and are constantly under construction, as they rot away over a three-month period. On 3 May 2011, the following copy was removed from the attempt text as it was incorrect: “The largest of the Uros Islands is Taquile Island, which is around 1 km (0.6 mile) wide and 7 km (4 miles) long.” This island is a natural island that is not part of the Uros Islands. Don’t include this Continue reading →
The largest parade of Honda motorcycles is 1,180 motorcycles and was achieved by Naysha Racing (Peru) in Pucallpa, Peru, on 15 July 2012. The event was an open invitation to members of the public who own Honda motorcycles and the majority of the participants were from the city of Pucallpa although fans came from all over the Amazonian region and even the capital, Lima, to participate. The route went from the Plaza de Armas in the centre and ended over 5 km later at the Continue reading →
The largest potato pie weighed 5.37 tonnes (11,858 lb) and was made by the District Municipality of Carmen de la Legua Reynoso and displayed in the main square of Miguel Grau Seminario, Carmen de la Legua Reynoso, Callao, Peru on 16 July 2004. The pie was baked as part of the festivities surrounding the 2004 COPA América soccer competition held in Peru and was originally planned to be in the shape of a football shirt.
The most couples hugging simultaneously is 5,369 and was achieved by Omar Villalobos Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito “Santa María Magdalena” at the Estadio Ciudad de Cumana del Instituto Peruano del Deporte, in Ayacucho, Perú, on 14 February 2012 The 10,738 people were present for a festival of music and the record attempt, the hug was symbolic and a message to people in Perú and the world that Ayacucho is no longer a place of violence (it was a Shining Path stronghold in the 90s) Continue reading →
The most different makes of motorcycle in a parade is 31 at an event organised by the Asociación Automotriz del Perú (Peru) in Lima, Peru, on 7 July 2013. The parade was the third annual “Desfile Patrio” organised by the AAP for all the various motorcycle clubs in Peru. The course was 28 km in length going through the historic centre of Lima before going along the coast and finishing on one of the beaches. The 31 brands that took part are – Lambreta Trading Continue reading →
Fulvia Celica Siguas Sandoval (Peru) has had 64 surgical operations since December 1979 to complete gender reassignment. Of these, over 25 have been to her face and neck, with other alterations including ear reductions, transformations to her legs and arm liposuction. Fulvia – a transsexual TV clairvoyant – hit the headlines back in 1998 when she registered as mayoral candidate in Lima, Peru. She sadly passed away on 10 September 2004 at home in Lima, Peru.