The fastest time to break 5 glass bottles with one hand is 40.46 seconds and was achieved by Alberto Delgado (Spain) on the set of Lo show dei record in Madrid, Spain, on 23 February 2008.
The fastest time to burst 200 balloons with a nail is 37.35 seconds and was achieved by Davide Benetello (Italy) on the set of Lo show dei record, in Madrid, Spain, on 16 February 2008.
The record for the fastest time to pop 1,000 balloons is 8.78 seconds and was achieved by OC&C Strategy Consultants (UK) during their annual International Training Week in Barcelona, Spain on 8 September 2007.
Inaki Gil Diez de Argote (Spain) rolled ten Panda cars (weighing 750 kg or 1,653 lb) 180° onto their roofs in a time of 1 min 44 sec at the studio of El Show de los Récords, Madrid, Spain on 15 November 2001.
The fastest time to toss 20 beer kegs over a 5 m (16 ft 4 in) high bar is 7 minutes 10 seconds and was achieved by Juha Rasanen (Finland) on the set of â€˜Lo show dei recordâ€™, in Madrid, Spain, on 9 February 2008. This record is part of the GWR Italian show 2008 which was recorded in Spain.
The fewest moves used to complete a Rubik’s Cube is 22 and was achieved by Jimmy Coll (Belgium) at the Barcelona Open 2009, in Terrassa, Spain, on 24 April, 2009. The record was equalled by Istvan Kocza (Hungary) at the Czech Open 2010 held in Pardubice, Czech Republic, from 16 to 18 July 2010.
Draughts, known as checkers in North America, is believed to have originated on the French/Spanish border in the 12th century, when backgammon pieces were placed on a chess board and moved as in the well-known game of the time, alquerque. The earliest book on the game was by Antonio Torquemada of Valencia, Spain in 1547. Information from Archives (e.g. 1994). Submitted for use in Scholastic’s Modern Marvels.
The first ever circumnavigation of the world was accomplished on 8 September 1522, when the Spanish vessel Vittoria, under the command of the Spanish navigator Juan Sebastian de Elcano, reached Seville in Spain. The ship had set out from Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Andalucía, Spain, on 20 September 1519, along with four others as part of an expedition led by the Portugese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. They rounded Cape Horn, crossed the Pacific via the Philippines, and returned to Europe after sailing around the Cape of Good Continue reading →
The first English team to achieve the domestic League, domestic Cup and European Cup treble in the same season was Manchester United (UK), who won the English Premier League and FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League in 1999.
Maria Dolores Montesinos Fernández (Spain) cast a weighted fly into a fish bowl with a neck diameter of 17.5 cm (6.8 in) without touching the sides from a distance of 7 m (22.96 ft) at the studios of El Show de los Récords, Madrid, Spain on 11 December 2001.