The greatest distance covered on a hand-cranked cycle in 24 hours is 649.85 km (403.80 miles) and was achieved by Thomas Lange (Germany) during the Bike Sebring 12/24 Hours, Sebring, Florida, USA from 14-15 February 2009. This broke the previous record set by Keane West (USA) at last year’s race. In fact it was his world record achievement that drew attention to the race and attracted competitors from across the United States and the world. Keane West finished second to Thomas Lange this year but Continue reading →
The greatest distance flown when setting a FAI hang gliding record is 700.6 km (435.33 miles) by Manfred Ruhmer (Austria) from Zapata to Lamesa, Texas, USA on 17 July 2001.
On 24 November 2008 Eric Scott (USA) flew 457 m (1,500 ft) across a 320 m-deep (1053 ft) part of the Royal Gorge, Colorado, USA, using a wearable rocket belt. He completed the flight, without parachute, in 21 seconds, leaving just 12 seconds of reserve fuel.
The farthest distance jumped underwater on a pogo is 512.06 m (1,680 ft) set by Ashrita Furman (USA) at the Nassau County Aquatic Center in East Meadow, New York, USA, on 1 August 2007.
The record for the farthest distance pushing a car in 24 hours by a team of two is held by Matt O’Brien and Dustin Wells (USA). They pushed a Ford Windstar minivan for a total of 82.4 km (51.2 miles) in California, USA, from 14-15 June 2008.
Katya Davidson (USA) travelled a distance of 612.13 m (2,008 ft 4 in) whilst skipping on a 60 cm (24 in) high globe at the Red, White & Blue Parade, Citrus Heights, California, USA on 28 June 2003.
The record for the longest distance on static cycles in 24 hours is 1,335.5 km (829.84 miles) and was achieved by the New York Sports Clubs/Cadence Cycling Team consisting of Tucker Brown, Chad Butts, Holden Comeau, Mikael Hanson, Thomas Wood (all USA) and Stefan Kusurelis (Germany) during Saints & Spinners – The 24-Hour Spin Party and Benefit at Grand Central Terminal, New York, USA, on 19 January 2008.
The farthest distance to blow a coin is 4.947 m (16 ft 2.76 in) and was achieved by Ashrita Furman (USA) in the gymansium of the Jamaica YMCA in Jamaica, New York, USA on 9 October 2010.
London Bridge, unable to handle increasing volumes of traffic, was auctioned in 1962 to Robert McCulloch (USA) for $2,460,000 (£876,000). It was dismantled and moved brick-by-brick to Lake Havasu City, Arizona (USA) where it was reassembled and opened in 1971. The bridge was moved a total of 8,530 km (5,300 miles). There is an apocryphal story that McCulloch had bought the wrong bridge, and that he thought he was buying Tower Bridge. McCulloch ardently denies the story – the bridge was sold by the City Continue reading →
The farthest distance to fire a pumpkin is 1,690.24 m ( 5,545.43 ft) and was achieved by Ralph J. Eschborn II, Alex C. Eschborn, Eric J. Eschborn, Pete Hill, Stefan Hill, John Piel, Verne Weidman, Don Brill, and Harry Harding (all USA) using their “Big 10 Inch” air cannon in Moab, Utah, USA, on 9 Sep 2010.