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26Turkish F-keyboard

The Turkish F-keyboard was designed using studies on bone and muscle anatomy of the fingers and letter frequencies in the Turkish language. With this scientific preparation, Turkey has broken 14 world records in typewriting championships between 1957 and 1995. - Source

27. An Ethiopian Olympic runner named Abebe Bikila couldn't find a comfortable pair of shoes, so he ran the 1960 Olympic Marathon in Rome barefoot, finished first, and set a new World Record. - Source

28. A budgie named Puck is listed in the Guinness World Book of Records as "The bird with the largest vocabulary in the world " with a vocabulary of 1728 words. Also, he wouldn't just mimic, he would often create his own phrases and sentences. - Source

29. Hydrogen bombs usually do not contain hydrogen because it is difficult to store. They instead use lithium that is split into hydrogen by an atomic bomb. It worked so well that the first bomb went off with 3 times the expected yield, set the world record, and still holds the US record for yield. - Source

30. Thomas Silverstein holds the world record for being isolated from the rest of the world. He has been in solitary confinement since 1983 and is still going. - Source

31Vesna Vulovic

A bomb went off in a commercial airliner, blowing it into several pieces and fell for 3 minutes before crashing on a frozen mountaintop. One woman named Vesna Vulovic survived and now holds the Guinness World Record for the highest fall survived without a parachute, at 33,330 feet. - Source

32. Belgium beat Iraq to get the world record for having no government for the longest time (250 days in 2011). - Source

33. Sergey Bubka broke the pole vault world record in 1984 and then kept breaking it every year after by as small an amount as possible for the reward money. - Source

34. On January 22, 1943, the temperature in Spearfish, South Dakota, changed from -4°F to 45°F in just two minutes, setting a world record. This was caused by a Chinook wind, which increased the temperature eventually up to 54°F before dying down, dropping the temperature back to -4°F. - Source

35. An airplane crashed into the Empire State Building in 1945. Among other damages, plane parts severed the cables for an elevator and the woman (Betty Lou Oliver) inside fell over 70 stories. She lived and holds the world record for the longest survived elevator fall.

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36Charles King

Former president of Liberia Charles King holds the Guinness World record for the most fraudulent election ever having won the 1927 election with 234,000 votes in a country of 15,000 voters. - Source

37. According to Guinness World Records, the longest recurring actor in any video game franchise is Kane, from the Command and Conquer series, played by Joseph D. Kucan. - Source

38. Iran tried to get into the Guinness book of world records by making the world's largest sandwich. But people started eating it before it could be officially measured so they failed. - Source

39. Jonathan Lee Riches got the Guinness world record for having filed the highest number of lawsuits in the world. When he heard of this, he sued the Guinness Book of World Records. - Source

40. A man named Benjamin Gwin holds a Guinness World Record for most completions of Dark Souls using alternative controllers (including a Rock Band drumkit).

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41Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest grossing actor of all time. His movies had made more than $7.4 billion as of 2011. - Source

42. A Spanish athlete named Miguel de la Quadra Salcedo added 20 meters to the javelin throw world record in 1956 using a style that was later banned due to the danger it posed to the public. - Source

43. In 2014, Betty White was awarded the Guiness World Record for “Longest TV Career for an Entertainer (Female),” with a 1939 debut. - Source

44. A cheetah named Sarah holds the record for the fastest 100-meter sprint in the world with 5.95 seconds. - Source

45. Armenian fin swimmer Shavarsh Karapetyan was finishing a 12-mile run when he heard a bus crash into the water. He dove down 33 feet and rescued 20 people, 1 at a time. He is an 11-time World Record holder, 17-time World Champion, 13-time European Champion and 7-time USSR Champion. - Source


The world record for keeping a pair of ferrets in your pants is 5 hours and 30 minutes. - Source

47. Teddy Roosevelt once held the World Record for most hands shaken in one day, with 8510 at a White House Reception. - Source

48. Guinness World Records had to ban a certain type of paper aircraft after a guy flew it for 30 minutes straight. - Source

49. The Guinness World Record for longest note ever recorded on a saxophone, at 45 minutes and 47 seconds, is held by Kenny G. - Source

50. In 1945, 900 Japanese soldiers were forced to retreat through 10 miles of mangrove swamp, during which hundreds were to be eaten by the thousands of saltwater crocodiles lying wait, in what is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the "Worst crocodile disaster in the world". - Source


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