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The World’s Largest Crocheted Blanket

Knitters from across India and 13 other countries came together in Chennai, India at the end of January 2016 in an attempt to crochet the largest ever single blanket. The successful world record attempt was attempted by the Facebook group ‘Mother India’s Crochet Queens’ and produced a blanket that was over 120,000 square feet (over […]

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Culture

Fancy A Ride On The Longest Bicycle In The World?

If you like your mode of transport to turn heads, then this unique bike, designed by the Dutch cycling organisation Mijl Van Mares Werkploeg, should certainly do the trick. The bike has officially become the ‘World’s Longest Bicycle’ and measures in at an impressive 35.8m (117 ft 5 in). The length of the bike was […]

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Fun Culture

The Wierdest World Records

While elite sporting events such as the Olympics and World Cup may only bring success to the very best athletes, the beauty of world record attempts is that, just about anybody can have a go at just about anything. Whether it be the amount of plates you can spin at one time or how many […]

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Fun Culture

Biggest Food and Drink Records

If you’ve ever watched the TV programme ‘Man vs Food’ you will already be familiar with some people’s obsession with creating bigger and bigger food and drink. Restaurants and bakeries all over the world have attempted to make giant sized replicas of popular dishes. While many have failed in their quest for greatness, some have […]

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Natural Wonders

General Sherman – The biggest tree in the world

Key facts about the tree Located in Sequoia National Park It is the biggest sequoia tree on planet Earth (not to be confused with the tallest or widest tree!) The crown width is 33 metres General Sherman is 83.8 metres tall Mr Sherman is 2,000 years old Sequoia trees are famous for their height and mass, they are also considered […]