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sarongsong
2004-Nov-18, 05:10 AM
"...The ranking was decided by an online poll started when the 2005 edition was published in August. Here are the results, followed by the year of the record-setting: ..."
http://tinyurl.com/6ksvh

Normandy6644
2004-Nov-18, 05:34 AM
3. Most Current Guinness World Records Held -- Ashrita Furman of Jamaica, New York, holds 20 official world records, including milk-bottle balancing, lunging, skipping, forward rolling and glass balancing.


I like that. A record for most records. :lol:

ToSeek
2004-Nov-18, 03:10 PM
I hope they're not encouraging further competition in the "shallow dive" category.

Candy
2004-Nov-18, 03:15 PM
Most Lightning Strikes Survived -- Virginia park ranger Roy C. Sullivan is the only known human to live through seven separate bolts of lightning, from between 1942 and 1977. Must not be Catholic.

[I'm visualizing Caddy Shack and the Priest.] 8-[

ToSeek
2004-Nov-18, 05:27 PM
Most Lightning Strikes Survived -- Virginia park ranger Roy C. Sullivan is the only known human to live through seven separate bolts of lightning, from between 1942 and 1977.

The amazing thing is that when he first made the Guinness Book he'd only been struck three times....

sarongsong
2004-Nov-18, 08:39 PM
And here's a recent runner-up to #4's "Highest Fall Survived Without a Parachute...":
Skydiver Survives 3,500-Foot Fall (http://www.avweb.com/newswire/10_47b/briefs/188598-1.html):
"...He said he was skydiving in an effort to overcome his fear of heights...Williams suffered three cracked vertebrae and a dislocated finger..."

A Thousand Pardons
2004-Nov-19, 11:20 AM
And here's a recent runner-up to #4's "Highest Fall Survived Without a Parachute...":
Skydiver Survives 3,500-Foot Fall (http://www.avweb.com/newswire/10_47b/briefs/188598-1.html):
"...He said he was skydiving in an effort to overcome his fear of heights...Williams suffered three cracked vertebrae and a dislocated finger..."
but...he had a parachute...

Bawheid
2004-Nov-19, 12:04 PM
Most Lightning Strikes Survived -- Virginia park ranger Roy C. Sullivan is the only known human to live through seven separate bolts of lightning, from between 1942 and 1977.

The amazing thing is that when he first made the Guinness Book he'd only been struck three times....

Ole Roy wakes up in the morning and thinks, "Seems stormy today, better get the tall copper pole out of the garage and take a walk around...."

Candy
2004-Nov-19, 01:05 PM
And here's a recent runner-up to #4's "Highest Fall Survived Without a Parachute...":
Skydiver Survives 3,500-Foot Fall (http://www.avweb.com/newswire/10_47b/briefs/188598-1.html):
"...He said he was skydiving in an effort to overcome his fear of heights...Williams suffered three cracked vertebrae and a dislocated finger..." I wonder if he got over his fear of heights? :lol:

Candy
2004-Nov-19, 01:11 PM
10. Furthest Eyeball Popper -- Kim Goodman of Chicago, Ill., who can pop her eyeballs to a protrusion of 0.43 inches beyond her eye sockets. 1998. This one is just gross. :o

I wonder is she has GRAVES' EYE DISEASE (http://home.velocitus.net/deecee/eyedisease.htm)? (very nice web site, BTW)

2004-Nov-19, 01:15 PM
10. Furthest Eyeball Popper -- Kim Goodman of Chicago, Ill., who can pop her eyeballs to a protrusion of 0.43 inches beyond her eye sockets. 1998. This one is just gross. :o

I wonder is she has GRAVES' EYE DISEASE (http://home.velocitus.net/deecee/eyedisease.htm)? (very nice web site, BTW)


YUCK! :o :o :o :o :o

Normandy6644
2004-Nov-19, 02:12 PM
10. Furthest Eyeball Popper -- Kim Goodman of Chicago, Ill., who can pop her eyeballs to a protrusion of 0.43 inches beyond her eye sockets. 1998. This one is just gross. :o

I wonder is she has GRAVES' EYE DISEASE (http://home.velocitus.net/deecee/eyedisease.htm)? (very nice web site, BTW)

I saw her on some TV show once (actually I think it was the Guiness World Record show). It was insane, it was like she was a cartoon or something. So crazy!

Kizarvexis
2004-Nov-19, 07:52 PM
And here's a recent runner-up to #4's "Highest Fall Survived Without a Parachute...":
Skydiver Survives 3,500-Foot Fall (http://www.avweb.com/newswire/10_47b/briefs/188598-1.html):
"...He said he was skydiving in an effort to overcome his fear of heights...Williams suffered three cracked vertebrae and a dislocated finger..."

Here is a fall from much higher in WWII.


Man Survived 22,000-Foot Fall Out of Bomber (http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-news/1071076/posts)
Albuquerque Journal | 2/3/04 | Paul Logan
Posted on 02/03/2004 8:54:26 PM PST by woofie

Alan Magee of Angel Fire ranked among the luckiest of those who served in the Army-Air Force during World War II.

A B-17 ball turret gunner, Magee had no choice but to jump out of a disabled, spinning-out-of-control bomber from about 22,000 feet.

A drop of more than four miles. Without a parachute. And Magee miraculously lived.

His incredible story was featured in a 1981 Smithsonian Magazine on the 10 most amazing survivals during World War II.

Click on the title above for the rest of the story.

Kizarvexis

Candy
2004-Nov-19, 08:02 PM
Here is a fall from much higher in WWII.

Eyewitnesses saw Magee crash through the Nazaire train station's glass skylight, breaking his fall. When he regained consciousness, Magee said to his captors: "Thank God I'm alive."

Magee's injuries included 28 shrapnel wounds. A lung and kidney were hit. His nose and an eye were ripped open. His broken bones included his right leg and ankle. A right arm was nearly severed.

Jenkins said the Germans decided that anyone who could miraculously survive deserved "real special attention."

With the German doctors' help, Magee fully recovered.I'm speechless. No parachute.

George
2004-Nov-19, 11:51 PM
What about a Guinness category of "most posts on a bulletin board"? That might make things interesting around here. :)

I searched for the worlds largest bar of soap. I helped make it last year and it was submitted to Guinness but I don't see it. It was a little over 6 tons 10' x 7' x 4' roughly. We added coloring and scent, too. It is currently in Dallas.

sarongsong
2004-Nov-19, 11:54 PM
...I'm speechless. No parachute.
World's smallest 'chute (http://www.canopypiloting.com/home.asp?ItemID=102&rcid=82&pcid=81&cid=82) (39 sq. ft.)...and then there's these guys closing in on chuteless skydiving:
http://www.extremesports.co.il/images/gallery/b_11.jpg
http://www.avweb.com/newspics/wingsuit.jpg
Wing Suit article (http://www.avweb.com/newswire/10_24b/briefs/187449-1.html)
So far, they use back-up chutes, but the goal is to not. Right now two of the best, Jeb Corliss and Luigi Cani, are practising in nearby Perris, California:
"...When Corliss is ready to make the jump without the parachute, the Malibu native will depend on the wing-like webbing of the wing suit to capture air, filling up the suit's cavities and slowing his descent to a hopefully survivable speed."
---North County Times
Nov. 17, 2004 (article and pic in the print-edition only)
RealPlayer FeedRoom has a video "Lose the Chute" (http://real.feedroom.com/smile.jsp?&sp=4&cp=3).

Candy
2004-Nov-20, 04:47 PM
What about a Guinness category of "most posts on a bulletin board"? That might make things interesting around here. :)

I searched for the worlds largest bar of soap. I helped make it last year and it was submitted to Guinness but I don't see it. It was a little over 6 tons 10' x 7' x 4' roughly. We added coloring and scent, too. It is currently in Dallas. Whatcha gonna do with that big bar of soap? 8-[

Candy
2004-Nov-20, 04:51 PM
So far, they use back-up chutes, but the goal is to not. They look like little snow angels in the sky. :wink:

Sammy
2004-Nov-20, 05:03 PM
So far, they use back-up chutes, but the goal is to not. They look like little snow angels in the sky. :wink:

I'd be concerned about looking like a big grease spot on the ground!

Candy
2004-Nov-20, 05:19 PM
So far, they use back-up chutes, but the goal is to not. They look like little snow angels in the sky. :wink:

I'd be concerned about looking like a big grease spot on the ground! Hey, maybe that's what the big bar of soap if for! :lol:

sarongsong
2004-Nov-20, 08:02 PM
Vaguely recall Ming the Merciless from the early Flash Gordon series using his cape to do this, in 'ye olde video vaulte'.

George
2004-Nov-22, 08:32 PM
What about a Guinness category of "most posts on a bulletin board"? That might make things interesting around here. :)

I searched for the worlds largest bar of soap. I helped make it last year and it was submitted to Guinness but I don't see it. It was a little over 6 tons 10' x 7' x 4' roughly. We added coloring and scent, too. It is currently in Dallas. Whatcha gonna do with that big bar of soap? 8-[

"Well, sometimes we sits & think and sometimes we just sits"....
http://img29.exs.cx/img29/5156/TonsofSudsGals.th.jpg (http://img29.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img29&image=TonsofSudsGals.jpg)
The lady on the right (Melissa Johnson?) lost her mother to schleroderma. She had this crazy idea to have a fund raiser by making the worlds largest bar of soap. She has a small soap business and was able to give the info we needed to help her. Suppliers donated all materials to her due to her diligence and timing (and prayer).

http://img5.exs.cx/img5/2712/TonsofSudsBaruncrated.th.jpg (http://img5.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img5&image=TonsofSudsBaruncrated.jpg)

It weighed in a little over 6 tons. Much heavier than the prior world record.

Candy
2004-Nov-22, 08:35 PM
It weighed in a little over 6 tons. Much heavier than the prior world record.You were raped. That thing is huge. :o

George
2004-Nov-22, 08:39 PM
It weighed in a little over 6 tons. Much heavier than the prior world record.You were raped. That thing is huge. :o

Candy, this is TEXAS!! [We can smell worse than most, some say :roll: ]

Candy
2004-Nov-22, 08:44 PM
It weighed in a little over 6 tons. Much heavier than the prior world record.You were raped. That thing is huge. :o

Candy, this is TEXAS!! [We can smell worse than most, some say :roll: ] That's a whole other thread. :D

George
2004-Nov-22, 09:00 PM
It weighed in a little over 6 tons. Much heavier than the prior world record.You were raped. That thing is huge. :o

Candy, this is TEXAS!! [We can smell worse than most, some say :roll: ] That's a whole other thread. :D

:) . More like a rope! :)