LONDON (Reuters) – Guinness International Data celebrates its annual information day on Thursday, honouring an extended checklist of people that have achieved extremely implausible issues higher than someone else.
The International Data Day ceaselessly features a Rubik’s dice solved in not likely instances in opposition to the clock, and this yr was once no exception. China’s Que Jianyu recorded the quickest time to crack the puzzle the other way up: 15.84 seconds.
The Harlem Globetrotters, the U.S. stunt basketball group, most often fields a lot of record-setters, or no less than attempters.
This yr, one in all them was once Torch George, who controlled essentially the most under-the-leg tumbles, 32 of them — and at five ft three inches (1.60 meters) may additionally set a checklist as essentially the most diminutive Globetrotter.
Underneath-the-leg tumbles are a type of horizontal roll, supporting your self on one hand whilst dribbling a basketball with the opposite hand, between your legs. Don’t do that at house.
Any other Globetrotter, Bull Bullard, controlled to sink the arena’s longest basketball shot launched in the course of a backflip, 17.71 meters, or 58 ft and a little. (A basketball court docket is 94 ft lengthy.)
In a class all his personal was once Aaron Fotheringham of america, who set 3 information, none of which sound simple.
They have been: the tallest quarter pipe drop-in whilst in a wheelchair, 8.four meters; absolute best wheelchair hand plant, additionally 8.four meters; and the farthest wheelchair ramp bounce, 21.35 meters.
And sure, that implies he introduced himself down a ramp and flew greater than 21 meters, in a wheelchair. Don’t do that any place.
(Reporting through Larry King; enhancing through John Stonestreet)
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