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First use of marine mammals in defence

The earliest use of marine mammals in active military defence was during the Vietnam War between 1970–71, when five US Navy bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) were sent to Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam to defend US military boats from enemy swimmers. This followed on from the first successful open-sea military exercise using a dolphin, near La Jolla, California, USA in 1965. ‘Tuffy’ dove 60 m (200 ft) to deliver supplies to Sea Lab II installation and also guided swimmers to safety. The animals are used as Continue reading →

Longest baguette

The longest baguette measures 111 metres (354.17 ft) and was achieved by the Big C Supercenter (Vietnam) at the Big C Supercenter An Lac Car Park, in Binh Tan District, Ho Chih Minh City, Vietnam, on 22 August 2009. The longest-baguette record was attempted by the Big C Supercenter. In conjunction with their holding company, Casino Group?s 111th Anniversary, they had attempted to bake a baguette measuring 111 metres in a specially constructed oven measuring over 120 metres. The dough was baked by 11 bakers Continue reading →

Longest running mechanical spinning top

The longest running mechanical spinning top duration is 24 hr 35 min 15 sec and was achieved by TOSY Robotics JSC (Vietnam) at their office in Ha Noi, Vietnam, on 23 May 2011. TOSY Robotics JSC is a high-tech toys and robotics manufacturer. Each spinning top uses a motor and is powered by four AAA batteries.

Largest jigsaw puzzle – most pieces

The jigsaw puzzle with the most pieces consisted of 551,232 pieces and was completed with an overall measurement of 14.85 x 23.20 m (48 ft 8.64 in x 76 ft 1.38 in) by 1,600 students of the University of Economics of Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), at the Phu Tho Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on 24 September 2011. The jigsaw puzzle depicted a lotus flower with six petals in symbolic representation of the six areas of knowledge envisaged by the Mindmap study Continue reading →