The 1974 Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun featured an “astro spiral” jump, in which an AMC Hornet X hatchback drives up a corkscrewed ramp and turns 360? along its long axis, connecting successfully with a landing ramp on the other side of a river near Bangkok, Thailand. The stunt was pulled off by Loren “Bumps” Willert (USA). The actual Hornet used in the movie is preserved at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, UK.
The hairiest teenager is Supatra “Nat” Sasuphan (Thailand) according to the Ferriman Gallwey method of evaluation of Hirsutism. She was measured on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Rome, Italy, on 4 March 2010. Meeting Nat was one of the many highlights of the show for on-screen adjudicator, Marco Frigatti. “She’s a remarkable little girl,” says Marco. “She’s proud of who she is and wants to be treated just like everyone else. She’s not the one with the problem – it’s only those Continue reading →
Warrior King (2005) took $11.9 million (£7.9 million) at the US box office.
The animal orchestra with the most members is the 12-piece Thai Elephant Orchestra at the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre, Lampang, Thailand. The orchestra was founded by Richard Lair and David Soldier (both USA) in 2000, with the aim of conserving the Asiatic elephant species. The elephants, aged between 7-18, improvise their own music on a variety of percussion and wind instruments. Their music is now commercially available on their 13-track CD, and a second, Elephonic Rhapsodies, (produced by the Mulatta label) will soon be released. Continue reading →
The largest aqua aerobic display was achieved by 2,047 participants at Pattaya beach (Thailand) during an event organised by the Royal College of Physicians of Thailand and the Ministry of Public Health (both Thailand) on 25 April 2009. Press release: The Largest Aqua Aerobics Display organized by the Royal College of Physicians of Thailand, together with Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Naval Medical Department, Chonburi Province, Chonburi Provincial Administrative Organization, Pattaya City, Burapha University, Thai-Rai-Poong Network and many local administrative organizations, Continue reading →
The largest canned food structure consisted of 247,580 cans and was achieved by the Architecture Students of Chulalongkorn University and the Food Industry Network Co.,Ltd. (both Thailand) at the IMPACT Exhibition Centre, Nonthaburi, Thailand, on 3 March 2011. The overall dimensions of the structure were: height 374.6 (147.48 in); length 857.2 cm; (337.48 in) width 1705.8 (671.57 in). It took 18 hours and 100 people to complete the record breaking structure which represented the Bangkok new House of Parliament currently under construction. More information on the Continue reading →
The largest elephant buffet involved 269 Asian elephants gathering to eat over 50 tonnes (110,000 lb) of fruit and vegetables from tables during the annual elephant parade held on 14 November 2003 in the Surin Province, Thailand. The tables are 80-120 cm (30-47 in) high and 400 m (1,312 ft) long and are covered with silk cloth with the food laid out on them. Food includes pineapples, watermelons, cucumbers and sugarcane.
The largest facial yoga class involved 220 participants and was organised by Smooth E Company Limited(Thailand) at Siam Paragon in Bangkok, Thailand, on 12 September 2010. The class lasted 35 minutes and was organised to promote skin health improvement by facial yoga.
The largest human centipede consisted of 2,961 people in an event organized by Have A Good Dream Co. Ltd. and Thai Beverage Marketing Co. Ltd. (all Thailand) at Ratchaborikanukro School, Ratchaburi, Thailand on 16 June 2010. The participants walked 30 metres, as required by the guidelines.
The largest human star consisted of 2,458 participants and was achieved by Nu Skin (China) in Phuket, Thailand, on 24 April 2013. The record attempt was held during a team-building trip to Phuket, attended by members of the Nu Skin team from all over the world.