1. Cat sets world’s loudest purr
Early in January, Merlin broke the record for loudest cat purr at 98dB.
5. Smallest stop motion film
IBM set a record in April for “The Boy and His Atom” made with… wait for it.. atoms. It is the smallest stop motion film ever recorded.
6. Youngest pilot to circumnavigate the globe
The record for youngest pilot to circumnavigate the globe was broken three times this year. First by Captain James Anthony Tan of Malaysia who finished his circumnavigation in May (age 22), then by Jack Wiegand of Fresno, California who finished his circumnavigation in June (age 21). Ryan Campbell currently holds the record at age 19. He finished his circumnavigation in September.
7. Largest Lego Model
More than 5 million LEGO bricks were used to create a life sized replica of the Star Wars’ X-wing fighter jet.
“The model weighs nearly 20,865 kilograms, stands 3.35 meters tall and 13.1 meters long, with a wingspan of 13.44 meters.” source
8. Tightest parallel parking
10. Most claps in a minute
Bryan Bednarek is the current record holder for most claps in a minute at 802.
12. Oldest person to climb Mount Everest
On May 23, 2013 Japan’s Yuichiro Miura became the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest at the age of 80. He had previously climbed the mountain in 2003 and 2008.
15. Longest domino chain
About 5000 books were used by a Belgian book association to set the largest domino book chain. It was made t
16. Fastest 100-meter run on all fours
Kinichi Ito breaks his own record as the fastest man to run a 100-meter distance on all fours. His previous record, set last year, was 17.47 seconds. This year he finished at 16.87 seconds.
18. Largest floating Christmas tree
In Rio de Janiero Brazil, the worlds largest floating Christmas tree was lit up recently. It stand 279 feet and uses 3.1 million lights.
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