Every country dreams of getting bigger, better, and more impressive than others. Some countries are destined to have the world’s longest-running river or the highest mountain top, but other countries make their own way to our list through persistence, creativity, and hard work of the people who successfully wrote their names on the pages of history. Keep reading to learn more about Top 5 records from around the world.
1. China – The Nation with Most Records
This fascinating country hasn’t only settled with its highest population on earth or being the home to the world’s longest wall -The Great Wall of China-, but China’s desire for progress has led the country to claim about 100 official Guinness World Records over the years. Many of these were achieved by organizing the most people to carry out a task collectively like applying make-up, playing Mahjong, and dressing as Lara Croft.
Yet one of the funniest record-breaking scenes to watch is China’s largest human mattress dominoes; on the 23rd of July 2016, 2,016 workers stood with mattresses strapped to their backs and started to gradually fall in the way that dominos do. It took 15 minutes till the last participant could fall.
The title belongs to Ayd Group, Stylution Int’l Corp; it’s a company that produces and sells …. mattresses DUH!!!
2. USA – The American Dream
The United States of America holds many Guinness titles, it’s believed that each of the 50 states has set at least one Guinness record. From the people of Alaska who grew the world’s heaviest cabbage to the Vermont man who managed to catch a grape in his mouth that was dropped from a height of 101 feet; it’s that kind of creative, wild broken records that catches the attention.
But in March 2022, one of the most unique automobiles to ever roll had finally been restored and it’s ready to cruise.
Jay Ohrberg -the famous car customizer- first built a 60- feet car back in 1986 in Burbank, California. He built the world’s longest car back then and called his masterpiece: The American Dream.
Nowadays, the legendary car got stretched to 100 feet breaking the 1986’s record. This car is equipped to suit a king; it roles on 26 wheels with a waterbed, swimming pool, jacuzzi, bathtub, mini-golf course, several TVs, a refrigerator, and can fit more than 75 people!
If you think filling up your car tank is bad with those prices, Thank God you’re not driving the American Dream!
3. Russia – The Largest and The Most Extraordinary
From being the largest land on earth as it covers one-tenth of all the land on Earth, to some of the most outstanding records. Russians are truly distinguished with how much talent and effort they put into challenges; remember how fearful it was watching acrobats walking the line in the circus! Your heart would skip a beat every time they take another step on the line. Well, in 2019, a group of slackliners walked a line of more than 1000 feet between two Moscow City skyscrapers at an altitude of 350 meters above ground which is higher than the Eiffel Tower!
Feeling amazed yet? In 2015, a retired 86-year-old Russian teacher managed to climb Mount Kilimanjaro – the highest summit in Africa- setting a world record with the oldest lady to climb Kilimanjaro. It wasn’t an easy thing for Angela Vorobeva to put up with the climbing, but she was a worthy competitor for all the young climbers who thought of the harsh conditions and the 4,600-meter altitude as an impossible mission.
Age is just a number, right?
4. Taiwan – The Bubbly Record
Taiwan gives an impressive example of teamwork and collaboration. Most of this country’s records are out of thousands of people who manage to come together to do the same act.
2,496 people broke the record for mass hula hooping, 4,645 young violinists came together to have the largest violin ensemble, 1,303 people forming the largest parade of electric scooters … and the list goes on and on.
But a very special individual stood out with just blowing bubbles! Performance artist Su Chung-Tai shows an exquisite talent in how smooth he can control both his hands and breath. And so his name is etched on a variety of amazing bubbly records; he holds the world record for bouncing soap bubbles 424 times, blowing 3,766 bubbles in a single wand dip, and getting 61 bubbles on a paper in one minute. Yet his best catchy performance is blowing 1,339 bubbles inside one large bubble in a single time which broke his previous record of only 779 bubbles inside a large one.
His performances are very relaxing and breathtaking to watch, but imagine being the person counting the bubbles!
5. Canada – A book of kindness
In 2020, the world, as we knew it, was rocked by the globally challenging Covid-19 pandemic. Lockdowns, economic dilemmas, and loss of lives were the masters of the scenes back then. Yet the light of hope kept blinking through the darkest times because of the many deeds of kindness.
Publishers in “North Star Success Inc.” in Canada came up with this great idea of having a book about the memories, experiences, and observations of people during this pandemic.
“COVID ACTS OF KINDNESS” was published on July 15th, 2021, after 184 authors from all around the globe have shared their stories of kindness, courage, and compassion during Covid in 384 pages.
On September 1st, 2021, this book broke the Guinness World Record of “Most Authors Signing the Same Book online simultaneously”.
It was just an amazing book that even became officially more amazing.