|Around the world in 180 days
Phileas Fogg went Around the World in 80 Days in the classic 1956 movie. But Fogg was a fictional character and so he didn’t make it into the Guinness Book of World Records, recalls the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. But, recently, Laura Massey-Pugh and Stevie Massey circumnavigated the world in 180 days on a tandem bicycle and won Guinness’ official recognition for their 18,000 mile triumph. It was the first time that the record keepers awarded recognition for the event to a male-female tandem team. A women’s team holds the record for their event, having biked the world in 263 days, 8 hours and 7 minutes; a men’s team did it in 281 days, 22 hours and 20 minutes.
What’ll he do when he turns nine
Maddock Lipp of Golden, CO is eight years old and likely to soon receive recognition by the Guinness World Record judges for being the youngest person to have skied the slopes of all the world’s seven continents, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. According to Guinness, to date “the youngest person to ski on all seven continents is Victoria Rae White beginning at the age of 9 years 88 days in Zermatt, Switzerland and ending aged 10 years 79 days in Winter Park, Colorado, USA, 16 March 2008.” Despite his age Maddock has been skiing for half his life, so far; he put skis on for the first time when he was four years old.
This is no tall story
Colombian Edward Hernandez recently surrendered his Guinness World Record title to Azerbeijanian Afshin Ghaderzadeh, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. What is the title, you ask? It turns out that Ghaderzadeh is 2.7 inches shorter than the former record holder. He recently measured in as the shortest man on the planet at a height of 2 feet, 1.6 inches compared to Hernandez’ 2 feet, 4 inches. Ghaderzadeh was one and a half pounds when he was born; he’s 20 years old now and weighs in at 14.3 pounds.