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viernes, 10 de mayo de 2013

#1. Sniff That!

#1. Sniff That!

Ah, the pleasant sweet aroma of flowers, or a cake baking in the oven, or a freshly cut fruit, or steaming stew on a cold morning! But what if instead, you come across a stinking sock or someone who hasn't washed their shirt for ages? We all know the feeling! 

Guess what Madeline Albrecht has to say about this? She was employed at a testing lab (Hill Top Research Laboratories in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) for the footwear and foot care brand Dr. Scholl's. Her long career of 15 years at the lab allowed her to set the world record for sniffing 5,600 feet (approx.) and armpits whose count has not been determined. How's the stinking sock looking now?

#2. Tattooed!


#2. Tattooed!



If getting a tattoo were to represent a reading on the 'bravery meter,' then the machine would have probably breathed its last while working with two people - Julia Gnuse and Lucky Diamond Rich.

 Julia Gnuse, also known as the 'Illustrated Lady,' holds the record for the most tattooed woman in the world. 95% of her body flaunts tattoos of cartoons, her favorite actors, and other type of art.

 Holding the record for the most tattooed person in the world, however, is Lucky Diamond Rich, with 100% of his body decorated in ink. So, how much does your 'bravery meter' read?



#3. Age No Bar!

#3. Age No Bar!


What do you think most people do in their eighties? Johanna Quaas is 86, and guess what she does? She competes in gymnastics competitions.

That's not all! She is a regular participant in these competitions, where she wins as well!

 Born on November 20, 1925 in Germany, Johanna is the oldest gymnast in the world. She performed her first competition at the age of 56. As soon as she wakes up, Johanna goes up and down the stairs. Go Super Granny!

martes, 7 de mayo de 2013

#4. No Strings Attached!

#4. No Strings Attached!


Some strings are used to fasten stuff, some for music, some for making a string phone, and some for whirling pebbles at passers-by. But there are some strings that do not have to be in such states of high tension. All they have to do is explore narrow caves and trenches, and finally come out to see the daylight.


 Justin Therrien (USA) is the man known for inserting a 77.79 m (255 ft 2 in) long string through his nose and getting it out of his mouth. He achieved this feat in 1 minute, on May 15, 2012.
 I guess Mr. String was dying to take a shower after his long and slimy trip!

#5. Who Moved My Maggots?

#5. Who Moved My Maggots?

Maggots are larvae of flies, commonly found in decaying organic matter - slimy and disgusting! But, when they are found in someone's mouth - downright bizarre! 


Charlie Bell (UK), moved 17 kg of maggots in one hour, using only his mouth. This maggot feat was performed by Bell at Pinewood Studios, UK, on April 7, 2007.

#6. Bubble Them!

#6. Bubble Them!


Who doesn't like bubbles? We all like to blow them, and see them dancing in the air, before they touch something and go pop! 

Fan Yang, a Canadian bubble artist, knows the magic of making bubbles do more than just going pop! 
On September 19, 2012, Yang enveloped 181 people inside a single, 4 m tall soap bubble, at Science World in Vancouver, Canada. Yang also holds many world records for performing other marvelous feats with soap bubbles. He set his first record by making the largest spherical soap bubble (2.3 m in circumference), in the year 1992, in Berlin, Germany.