Composer Franz Liszt's hotness is a matter of historical record. Such was his beauty, talent and benevolence, the Hungarian pianist was said to bring about states of 'mystical ecstasy' and 'asphyxiating hysteria' in his fans. Many doctors felt he posed a public health risk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Frank Sinatra died the night of Seinfeld's finale and his ambulance made it to the hospital in record time because traffic was so light due to everyone watching the show. groovyhistory.com/frank-s…
Ronald Reagan holds the record for both the coldest Inauguration (7 degrees) and the record for the warmest Inaguration (55 degrees) weather.gov/lwx/events_In…
North Korea's tallest building is a 105 story hotel began in 1987 and holds the Guinness World Record for tallest unoccupied building in the world. insider.com/abandoned-hot…
The highest g force voluntarily experienced by a person was 46.2 g's by John Stapp. He rode a rocket sled that reached a top speed of 632 MPH, The land speed record at the time and he stopped in 1 second. For a brief moment his body weighed 7700 pounds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
A physics paper published in 2015 had 5,154 authors, breaking the record for largest number of contributors to a single research article. Only the first nine pages of the paper describe research on the size of the Higgs boson, while the remaining 24 pages list the authors and their institutions. nature.com/news/physics-p…
Hear 'n Aid was a charity record by 40 heavy metal musicians. Aware that the funds raised from similar events such as Band Aid were squandered due to corruption and disorganization which led to "food rotting on docks", Hear 'n Aid instead used funds to purchase and ship agricultural machinery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
Charles M. Schulz created a series of 'Peanuts' comic strips when Hank Aaron was on his way to break Babe Ruth's record of 714 home runs. Hank faced death threats from fans who did not want him to break the record. blog.newspapers.com/hamme…
In 2007, 33-year-old Steve Way weighed over 100kg, smoked 20 cigarettes a day & ate junk food regularly. In order to overcome lifestyle-related health issues, he started taking running seriously. In 2008, he ran the London Marathon in under 3 hours and, in 2014, he set the British 100 km record en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
The world record for longest stare (40 minutes, 59 seconds) was set in 2011 at an Australian staring competition. At 17 minutes, the crowd became angry. At 30 minutes, contestants said they were bored. medicaldaily.com/man-who-…
Chuck Yeager enlisted as private, was an aircraft mechanic before becoming a pilot, got shot down over France but escaped, had 11.5 aerial victories, broke the sound barrier and multiple speed records as a test pilot, and retired from the US Air Force after 34 years as a brigadier general. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
Sister Nancy, singer of Bam Bam which has been sampled many times by the likes of Kanye West and Jay-Z, didnt get any royalties from her record up until 2014. She was working in a bank in New York and decided to take the record label to court. She now gets 50%. okayplayer.com/music/sist…
Today I learned of Jerrie Cobb, who started flying at age 12 and later set world records for distance flight, speed, and altitude. She played semiprofessional softball to help finance her aviation, ranked in the top 2% of all astronaut candidates, and pioneered humanitarian flights earning a Nobel nomination. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
11,000 year old footprints of giant sloths have been found preserved in gypsum in New Mexico. Some also have human footprints within them, which effectively records all the action of a sloth hunt learningenglish.voanews.c…
Today I learned about Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff Sr, who holds the record for the longest given name. His full name clocks in at 666 characters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hub…
David Bowie was so unconvinced of the commercial viability of his album "Low" that after its release he decided to tour as Iggy Pop's keyboardist instead of promoting the new record. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22…
There has been no correlation between Punxsutawney Phil's predictions and what the country has seen weather-wise each year. For 120 plus years records have been kept, Phil's six-week prognostications have been correct only around 39 percent of the time wmcactionnews5.com/2020/0…
In 2019, a nurse set the record for the fastest marathon in a nurse's uniform, but was originally rejected by Guinness World Records, because she was wearing scrubs and pants, and not a blue and white dress, apron, and a nurse's cap. After backlash, they backed down and accepted her record edition.cnn.com/2019/05/0…
The Inka never developed writing but instead had a system of tying knots called khipu in which the color, direction and structure of the knots communicated different information. While most of it is numerical, fully cracking the code reveal a phonetic khipu alphabet with records of history. discovermagazine.com/plan…
The journalist Nellie Bly got bored of writing about fashion and gardening and instead went undercover in a mental asylum to expose the horrible conditions there. She later travelled around the world by balloon in record time. irishcentral.com/roots/hi…
Shaquille O’Neal holds the record for biggest total purchase in Walmart history. Shaq spent $70,000 in one stop at Walmart in 2008. businessinsider.com/walma…
In Bugattis world record video of the Chiron going from 0-400kmph-0, the one-shot scene of the car accelerating was achieved by simply using another Bugatti Chiron as the camera car because nothing else on set was fast enough to record the shot. youtu.be/YTJr5bMWVyo
A constipated lizard had a poop so large it was 80% of its entire body mass, a world record. orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/a…
The iconic riff to Rage Against The Machine's "Killing in the Name" was conceived while guitarist Tom Morello was giving a student a guitar lesson. He then stopped the session to record the part. abc.net.au/triplej/hottes…
An Australian sheep named Chris, whose mobility had been impaired as a result of the weight of the fleece he had grown over more than 5 years, was found wandering alone by a hiker. It's estimated that the record breaking long merino wool was enough to make 30 jumpers but had no commercial value en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Celine Dion's vocal performance for "My Heart Will Go On" was recorded in only one take as a rough demo. She intended to re-record it but Titanic composer James Horner loved it and left the vocals untouched when he produced the final mix. people.com/music/celine-d…
Geert Adriaans Boomgaard, born 1788, was the first known supercentenarian (lived to be 110 years old). He outlived all his 12 children and his record for longest living male was not surpassed until 65 years after his death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gee…
In 1965, Randy Gardner stayed awake for 11 days and 24 minutes. It still holds the record for the longest, non-drug induced, attempt at staying awake wbur.org/npr/562305141/el…
From 1984-89, Madonna had a record-breaking 15 "Top 5" US hits in a row: Like a Virgin, Material Girl, Crazy for You, Angel, Dress You Up, Live to Tell, Papa Don’t Preach, True Blue, Open Your Heart, La Isla Bonita, Who’s That Girl, Causing a Commotion, Like a Prayer, Express Yourself & Cherish en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad…
The Japanese monarchy is the oldest continuous hereditary monarchy in the world starting with Emperor Jimmu in 660BC. Although the verified records for the first emperors have been lost there is evidence that shows that the line has been unbroken since approximately 500AD with Emperor Kinmei. seattletimes.com/nation-w…
Dave Grohl wrote and recorded an entire album by himself, singing and playing each instrument in the studio. He chose the name Foo Fighters to hide his identity. After a record label picked it up he needed to recruit members to perform the songs live. Thus the Foo Fighters were created. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo…
Ken Jennings, who has the record for the longest winning streak on Jeopardy with 74 straight wins, answered "Who is Jones? (referring to Olympian Marion Jones)" on Final Jeopardy in his 1st win. The judges almost marked it as incorrect, which would've ended his streak before it even began. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
Today I learned about Rosie the Ribiter, the American Bullfrog that holds the record for longest frog jump with a leap of 21 ft, 5 in in 1986. The prize for anybody to beat the record stands at $5000 USD roadsideamerica.com/story…
The Red Hot Chili Peppers had signed a deal with Sony to record "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" but were phoned,congratulated and encouraged by Mo Ostin the CEO of Warner so they re-negotiated and recorded with Warner. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blo…
Jazz bassist Ron Carter appears on over 2.200 records. He holds the record for the most recorded jazz musician in history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron…
Today I learned of the Citadel of Erbil, a mound continuously inhabited since 5000 BC. In 2007 all inhabiants were temporarily evicted to conduct a restoration project, except for a single family, who was allowed to stay as to not break the continuous habitation record. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cit…
Atari programmers met with Atari CEO Ray Kassar in May 1979 to demand that the company treat developers as record labels treated musicians, with royalties and their names on game boxes. Kassar said no and that "anyone can do a cartridge." So the programmers left Atari and founded Activision en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Act…
The only two U.S. states to never record a temperature above 100 degrees are Alaska...and Hawaii infoplease.com/math-scien…
A soviet MiG-25 reached an altitude of 123,523 feet in 1977, besting the SR-71 blackbird's altitude record of 85,069 feet by 45% nationalinterest.org/blog…
Apple Corp, holding company for the Beatles' record company, settled legally with Apple Computer five known times after repeated breaching of an agreement stating that Apple Computer would not enter the Music business en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App…
Despite being blind in one eye, ice hockey player Frank McGee set the record for most goals in a Stanley Cup game when he scored 14 against the Dawson City Nuggets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
There is a man called JosΓ© Salvador Alvarenga who holds the Guinness World Record for longest time being lost at sea. He was lost for 438 days in a boat that was about 7 meters long and almost one meter wide. He survived by eating raw fish, turtles and birds and by drinking rain water. smh.com.au/lifestyle/how-…
In 1990, Judas Priest was sued over a suicide pact made by two young men in Nevada. The lawsuit by their families claimed that their album Stained Class contained hidden messages. The case was dismissed by the judge for insufficient evidence of placement of subliminal messages on the record. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bac…
Today I learned of The Rolling Stones Mobile Studio (Invented by the Rolling Stones in 1968 to free them from having to record in one place) Also borrowed by bands such as Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Iron Maiden, and Fleetwood Mac en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rol…
In 2015, two day care teachers were charged with child abuse for running a toddler Fight Club in Cranford, NY, where they'd pit children aged 4 to 6 against each other, record it while quoting the book and movie and post it on Snapchat. nypost.com/2015/09/01/day…
Zero Freitas has the largest collection of vinyl records in the world, over six million. Stored in boxes in a 25,000-square-foot former factory in SΓ£o Paulo, at an average of 40 minutes per record, listening 10 hours per day, it would take over 1,095 years to hear each track. theguardian.com/music/201…
2 weeks after the 1972 democratic convention, vice presidential nominee T.Eagleton had to withdraw from the race because of a media campaign targeting his rumoured history of depression and shock therapy. 77% of voters polled at the time, said that his medical record would not affect their vote en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Γ…lesund, Norway burned down in 1904 and Kaiser Wilhelm II. sent 4 warships to build shelters and barracks, giving refuge to around 10,000 people, and rebuilding the city in record time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3…
A fish called the Bony-eared Assfish holds the record for the smallest brain-to-body weight ratio of any Vertebrate en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon…
We don’t know who invented the iconic post-type fire hydrant because the patent office records were destroyed in a fire in 1836. govtech.com/question-of-t…

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