The fastest journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats by unicycle was 6 days 8 hr 43 min achieved simultaneously by Sam Wakeling and Roger Davies (both UK) from 12-19 September 2009. The duo rode to raise funds and awareness for ‘Wake Up! Uganda,’ a charity working for community development and education in Uganda. The attempt was also ratified by the Land’s End John O’Groats Association.
The best bowling average recorded by an individual player, having bowled a minimum of 2,000 deliveries is 10.75 by George Lohman playing for England in 1886-96.
A record 41,599 questions were answered correctly in a quiz held at the Oak n Ash pub at Walmley, W Mids from 9–15 June 1994. The final scores were 20,245 for Team A and 21,354 for Team B, with 10,366 wrong answers.
The largest simultaneous quiz at multiple venues involved 2,679 participants at an event organised by Oundle Macmillan Support Group (UK) at 39 venues across the UK on 24 February 2012. The quizzes started at 7:45 p.m. GMT. The same quiz was used at all locations, and consisted of 8 rounds of 10 questions each.
The most Quadtrac tractors cultivating simultaneously in the same field is 50 was achieved by Helen Rainthorpe (UK) in Hemswell, Lincolnshire, UK, on 28 July 2012. The record attempt was organised by Helen Rainthorpe in memory of her father John Rainthorpe, with the aim of raising money for Cancer research. All the tractors were Case IH Quadtracs. Participants came from afar to take part, some as far as Aberdeen.
The most people performing ‘see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’ in 24 hours (multiple venues) was 12,588 participants, in 42 venues across the globe and was achieved by the World Hepatitis Alliance, on 28 July 2012. The venues were located in Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, UK, Ukraine and USA. The World Hepatitis Alliance is a not-for-profit international umbrella Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) whose membership is composed of Continue reading →
The most airfields visited in 24 hours by a fixed-wing aircraft is 68, achieved by Mike Roberts (UK), who flew a Piper PA-28 181 between Alscot and Wellesborne, UK, on 21 June 2011. The registration of the aircraft is G-BYSP. Mike took off from the first airfield at 04:46 a.m. and touched down at the last airfield at 23:29 p.m.
The greatest distance by kart in 24 hrs outdoors is 1,696.8 km (1054.34 miles) achieved by Howard Kayman (UK) at the Teeside Autodrome, Middlesbrough, UK, on 27-28 August 2010. Howard took part in the 24 hr ‘Help for Heroes’ fundraising challenge in 2010 and is planning to also challenge other prominent racers from the US and UK for the 48 hour record attempt.
The record for the greatest distance by a karting team using hand controls, in 24 hrs outdoors is 1,888.60 km (1,173.52 miles) achieved by team Kartforce at Teesside Karting’s track at Redcar & Cleveland Offroad Centre, Middlesbrough, UK, on 9 to 10 July 2012.
The most people wearing paper crowns in 24 hours (multiple venues) was achieved by 14,621 participants from the Camping and Caravanning club (UK) on 4 June 2012 It was broken by 101 sites across the UK to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee in the UK