A team of four travelers – Yvo Kuhling (Netherlands), Liselott Martynenko Agerlid (Sweden), Philomena O'Brien (Australia) and Todd Hepworth (Australia) traveled to 17 countries in 23 hours, 30 minutes.
They visited Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and The Netherlands.
The trip began at Samac in Bosnia and Herzegovina on June 1, 2012 at 20:43. In each country the team got out of the car to step foot in the country and take a couple of photos. A cracking playlist and in-car menu kept the team's morale high throughout the attempt.
A GPS tracker recorded the trip at around five minute intervals and included each country as well. Learn more about the feat here.
Matt Piper, Gareth Jones, and Lloyd Jones set off from London (England)
and drove to Cardiff (Wales), Dublin (Ireland), Belfast (Northern
Ireland) and finally Edinburgh (Scotland) in 23 hours and 10 minutes, a
new world record.
This feat was achieved on April 3, 2009. Piper, Jones, and Jones took
the drive as a fundraiser for the British Red Cross on behalf of
their organization, Wendy’s Appeal.
NOTE: This record is dangerous and should only be attempted by trained professionals.
In a feat that took almost 20 years to accomplish, former Wisconsin
senator Dave Zien put a world record 1,000,000 miles on his Harley
Davidson FXR motorcycle.
Zien began the journey in 1991. On April 4, 2009, Zien hit the million
mile mark. Tony Sanfelipo was on hand to document and confirm the
mileage. Read more about his journey here.
Marc and Lucas crossed Honduras by motorcycle in 4 hours and 55 minutes.
They began in El Amatillo at the El Salvador border, and exited to
Nicaragua through the town of at El Espino. The clock stopped when they
reached the border. See their route here.
Marc and Lucas set the record on November 8, 2008. Marc rode a BMW
1150GS and Lucas was on a KTM 990.
Mark Sinclair and Suna Taymaz drove a limousine 5959 miles across three
continents, a new world record. The trip began in Las Vegas, Nevada,
where they bought a 1988 Lincoln Town Car Stretch Limousine. From
Las Vegas, they drove to a shipping facility in New Jersey via San
Francisco, California. The vehicle shipped to Ipswich, United Kingdom
where they picked it up and drove through France, Spain, Gibraltar,
Morocco, Mauritania and Mali.
The trip ended on February 2, 2008 in Timbuktu, Mali. Details of the
journey can be found at LimoToAfrica.org.
Craig Zucker named every country of the world in one minute, 44.16
seconds. The countries he named were ones that existed in 1998.
Zucker performed the feat on July 14, 2009 at a World Record
Appreciation Society event in New York City. Dan Rollman and Corey
Henderson were present to witness and time the feat.
134 people played lagerphones at the same time, a world record. The
record was set in Australia at a festival celebrating 150 years of
Queensland. Read more about the event here.
Mick Cullennamed countries beginning with every letter but “X” in 8.25
seconds. He performed the feat in alphabetical order.
Martin recited all 50 United States alphabetically while riding on a pogo stick in 20.91 seconds.
Mallory Wolchuk greeted 501 visitors at the border entrance to Nova
Scotiaplaying thebagpipes. Her father Doug McManaman was on hand
to count the visitors and shoot the video evidence.
Brandon DeGroot typed the name of every European country in 52.23
DeGroot used the gameSporcleto set the record.
Nikesh Thapaliya named the capitals of 195 sovereign countries and 20 of
the non-sovereign states and regions while blindfolded.
Together with management and staff at Lotus Lap Public School
Dishuknagar, Hyderabad, Dr. Venkata Chary Chintapatla. Ph.D displayed a
1,947 foot long, 4 foot wide Indian national Flag on the occasion of
64th Mega Independence Day Celebrations at Mini Tank bond Saroornagar,
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India on 14th August 2010.
Mick Cullen read the names of 56 countries aloud in 16.55 seconds.
Dinesh Shivnath Upadhyaya posted 10 French national Twitter trends in a
single tweet. See post here.
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