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18 Most Remarkable World Records Broken In 2013

2013 saw numerous records broken. Here are some of the most remarkable ones.

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1. Cat sets world's loudest purr

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Early in January, Merlin broke the record for loudest cat purr at 98dB.


3. World's most expensive bacon sandwich


Priced at $235, the Bacon Bling sandwich has set the record for most expensive bacon sandwich. The sandwich contains a "rare breed bacon," eggs, black truffles, truffle oil, gold leaf, gold dust and saffron.

5. Smallest stop motion film

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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

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10. Most claps in a minute

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Bryan Bednarek is the current record holder for most claps in a minute at 802.


15. Longest domino chain

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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

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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

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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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