Longest Cat Whiskers The world's longest whisker on a cat measured 13.9 cm (5.5 in) on 18 February 2003 and belongs to Sylvester, a 3-year-old black and white longhaired cat owned by Amy Heckethorn (USA) of Burlington, Iowa, USA. Sooo Here I have gathered some of those funnier world records… Hope you enjoy reading them, and hey, who knows, maybe someday you’ll be IN them!! Cynthia Fastest Furniture The Casual Lofa, a motorized sofa built by Edd China and David Davenport, has a top speed of 140 km/h (87 mph). Powered by a Mini 1300 cc engine, it is licensed for use on UK roads and is Tallest Man steered by turning a medium pizza pan. The tallest man in medical Longest Sneezing Bout Most Nutritive Fruit history for whom there is The longest sneezing bout ever recorded was that of 12 year old An analysis of 38 fruits schoolgirl Donna Griffiths of Worcestershire, UK. She started commonly eaten raw (as irrefutable evidence is sneezing on January 13, 1981, sneezed an estimated million opposed to dried) shows Robert Pershing Wadlow. He times in the first 365 days, and achieved her first sneeze free the avocado (Persea was born at Alton, Illinois, day on September 16, 1983 the 978th day. Her sneezing put americana) has the USA, on February 22, 1918, and Donna's face on the pages of newspapers around the world. highest calorific value, Longest Tongue when he was last measured Well wishers inundated her with handkerchiefs and letters with 163 kilocalories per British chauffeur Stephenfound to suggesting different cures. on June 27, 1940, was Taylor has a Cherry 100 g. edible Stem Knotting tongue that measures a gob-smacking Al Gliniecki of Gulf Breeze, Florida, USA, tied into knots 39 cherry stems in three minutes using his tongue at the Guinness World of Records Experience, Orlando, Florida, on January 26, 1999. 9.4 cm (3.7 in) from the tip to the center of his closed top lip. King Tongue Steve's lengthy licker beat the previous record, held by fellow Brit Mark Leonard and his 9-cm (3.54-in) tongue, by less than half a centimeter. Not only can he touch his nose with his tongue – he can drive it right up his nostril! Most Hand Amputations On Same Arm "It felt amazing to put two arms round the ones I love," said New Zealand's Clint Hallam after his 1998 hand transplant at Lyons, France. At the time, the operation was hailed as a great success. Soon after the operation Hallam stopped taking the drugs he'd been prescribed. These drugs were intended to stop the body rejecting the new limb, but Hallam said the side effects were unbearable. He finally had the limb amputated in February 2001 at a hospital in London, UK. be 2.72 m -8 ft 11.1 in- tall. Largest Feet Matthew McGrory's claim to fame as having the largest feet is an expensive title, with a pair of shoes costing him up to $22,745. Matt is 2.3 m (7 ft 4 in) tall and weighs 280 kg (617 lb). Longest Female Legs At the age of 17, Sam Stacey of Stainforth, Doncaster, England, had the world's longest legs, verified at an incredible 126.36 cm (49.75 in) – the same height from hip to heel as an average 10 year old! Longest Cat If Frieda Ireland’s pet cat Leo were a human being he would weigh about 100 kg (220 lb) and stretch over 2.5 m (8 feet) tall. As it is, the mammoth moggie is as long as an 8-year-old child and has paws so big they can fit into a size 2 child’s shoe! Verismo’s Leonetti Reserve Red – otherwise known as Leo – is a Maine Coon cat owned by Frieda Ireland and Carroll Damron of Chicago. Normally a large breed, Maine Coons often weigh as much as 10 kg (22 lb), but Leo weighs in at a mog-nificent 15.8 kg (35 lb) and measures a record-breaking 121.9 cm (48 in) from nose to tail. DID YOU KNOW? The average beard grows 14 cm in a year, and in an average lifespan, a clean-shaven man will trim off nearly 3.5 kg of whisker hair. Hottest Spice The world’s hottest spice is the Red Savina Habanero. It has a rating of 350,000–570,000 on the Scoville scale (an index for measuring the hotness of chilies), compared with a score of 2,500–5,000 for the jalapeño. Fastest Car Window Opened by a Dog The world record for the fastest time a dog has unwound a non-electric car window is 13 seconds and belongs to Greatest Distance Egg Dropping Striker, a border collie owned and The greatest height trained by Francis V. Gadassi of Hungary. from which fresh The record was set on August 14, 2003, in eggs have been Quebec City, Canada. dropped to earth and remained intact is Cat With The Most Toes There is no wind up, honest! When the 213 m -700 ft-. This was achieved by A five-year-old rescue wants to cool his way into crafty caninecat named Jake has clawedoff, he the David Donoghue Guinness World Record book as the moggy with most toes. Jake, pushes the window handle down with an from a helicopter on orange tabby from Bonfield, Ontario, Canada, checking his paws and up with his snout, has seven toes – August 22, 1994. complete with claws and padsif on each paw, and beats the every turn to see – the window has David threw the eggs previous record holder, Mickey the tabby cat from Deep River, lowered. onto a golf course in New York, USA, who has 27 toes. Language With Fewest Irregular Verbs Blackpool, The artificial language Esperanto has no irregular verbs. It was first Lancashire, UK. published by its inventor, Dr Ludwig Zamenhof (1859-1917) of Warsaw, Getting the physics right is a vital part Poland in 1887, and is now estimated (by textbook sales) to have 1 of the record. "You Most shopping sprees without buying anything million speakers. Longest Car have to get the The longest amount of uncountable long (100-ft), 26car ever built is a 30.5-m Record held by French-American Alix Armour with an impressive forward velocity wheeled limousine, designed by Jay Ohrberg of shopping sprees without any shopping bags on equal to the Burbank, California, USA. Used mainly in films and the way out. downward velocity, exhibitions, its features include a swimming pool with Pen With Most Functions then get the egg to diving board and a king-sized waterbed. The car is The SmartQuill, developed by British land nearly designed to drive as a rigid vehicle, or it can be Telecom, can function as a diary, perpendicular on a changed to bend in the middle. calendar, contacts database, alarm, steep slope," says note taker, calculator, pager, e-mail David. receiver - and pen. Fastest Yodel Longest English Word Consisting Only Of Vowels "Euouae", at six letters long, is the longest English word consisting only of vowels, and the word with the most consecutive vowels. It is a medieval musical term that indicates the vowels of the syllables of "seculorum Amen," which ends the Latin hymn "Gloria Patri". The fastest yodel was 22 tones (15 falsetto) in one second on February 9, 1992, by Thomas Scholl of Munich, Germany. Largest AnimalFree Circus The largest Most Sophisticated Toilet animal-free The Washlet Zoe is the most sophisticated circus is toilet in the world. Produced by Toto, the Cirque du Washlet first went on sale in Japan in May, Soleil. Its 1997. This remote-controlled restroom 1992 Japan revolution has a record-breaking seven flash tour, functions. They include an automatic, self“Fascination lifting lid and a built-in flush simulator that ”, had 61 creates a sound effect to cover embarrassing performers noises. The seat is heated and the unit . automatically freshens the air after use. Most Expensive Pet Wedding In September 1996, two rare “diamond-eyed” cats, Phet and Ploy, were married in matching pink outfits at a ceremony in Thailand's biggest discotheque. It cost Phet’s owner, Wichan Jaratarcha, 410,979 Thai Bhat ($16,241). Longest Palindrome The longest known palindrome – a word that reads the same backwards or forwards – in any language is the 19-letter word saippuakivikauppias, which is Finnish for "a dealer in lye", meaning a seller of soap stone. The longest palindrome in the Oxford English Dictionary is the 12letter tattarrattat, a nonce word (invented for a particular event or occasion) meaning rat-a-tat.
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