Tag: world record

Mar 15, 2015

Drone Explores Hang Son Doong, the Largest Cave in the World

Drone Explores Hang Son Doong, the Largest Cave in the World

Experience the world’s largest cave, Vitenam’s Hang Son Doong, from a quadcopter’s POV. The video was filmed by Ryan Deboodt near the entrance and the first and second dolines (skylights), which are 2.5 and 3.5 km inside the cave respectively. Deboodt used the following gear: Canon 6D, Canon 16-35mm f4, DJI Phantom 2, GoPro…

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Mar 12, 2015

Charles Eugster Runs 200m in Under a Minute. Charles Eugster is 95-Years-Old

Charles Eugster Runs 200m in Under a Minute. Charles Eugster is 95-Years-Old

Watch 95-year-old Dr. Charles Eugster set a new age-group World Record in the indoor 200m—his age-group is 95 years and over. His new record of 55.48″ knocked a massive 2.4″ off the previous record, set by American Orville Rogers in March 2013. To learn more about Eugster, visit http://www.silvergreysportsclub.com.

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Feb 26, 2015

Fisherman Catches and Releases Record Breaking 280-pound Catfish

Fisherman Catches and Releases Record Breaking 280-pound Catfish

Fisherman Dino Ferrari caught and released a Wels Catfish weighing 280-pounds (127 kg) and measuring 8 ft 9 in. (2.67 m) in length. The 280-pound behemoth is believed to be the largest catfish ever caught with a rod and reel. Ferrari caught the fish on 19 February 2015 in the Po Delta, an area…

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Feb 19, 2015

Meet Patrick, the World’s Oldest and Largest Living Wombat

Meet Patrick, the World’s Oldest and Largest Living Wombat

At 84 pounds (38 kg) and 29 years of age, Patrick is the world’s oldest and largest known living common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus). This is his story. Photograph by Ballarat Wildlife Park Patrick has lived nearly his entire life at the Ballarat Wildlife Park in Victoria, Australia. He was hand-raised by…

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Jan 28, 2015

The Largest Airplane Ever Built

The Largest Airplane Ever Built

The Antonov An-225 Mriya is a cargo aircraft that was designed by the Soviet Union’s Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s. It is powered by six turbofan engines and is the longest and heaviest airplane ever built, with a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tonnes. It also has the largest wingspan of any aircraft…

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Jan 14, 2015

The Largest Creatures in the Ocean [Chart]

The Largest Creatures in the Ocean [Chart]

A team of scientists led by Craig McClain have just published, “Sizing ocean giants: patterns of intraspecific size variation in marine megafauna“, a research paper dedicated to the review and analysis of 25 ocean giants ranging across the animal kingdom. The paper explains: The largest living representatives of most taxa occur in the oceans……

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Jan 8, 2015

Antiques Roadshow Tells Woman Her Baseball Cards are Worth $1 Million

Antiques Roadshow Tells Woman Her Baseball Cards are Worth $1 Million

Watch the biggest sports memorabilia valuation in Antiques Roadshow history. The collection includes some of the first baseball cards ever printed, along with personal letters from members of the Boston Red Stockings from the 1870s.

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