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Most Countries Visited In 24 Hours

01:09 Australia

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.

Fastest Time To Drive To Every Capital City In The UK And Ireland

04:52 England

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. #RecordSetterBook01

Most Miles Ridden On A Motorcycle

03:15 United States

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.

Fastest Crossing Of Honduras By Motor Vehicle

02:42 United States

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.

Longest Transcontinental Limousine Journey

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.

Fastest Time To Name Every Country In The World (Circa 1998)

02:58 United States

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. [#WRAS07][]

Most People Playing Lagerphones At Once

02:24 Australia

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.

Fastest Country Alphabet Starting With Every Letter Except "X"

00:08 United States

Mick Cullennamed countries beginning with every letter but “X” in 8.25 seconds. He performed the feat in alphabetical order.

Fastest Time To Recite All 50 United States In Alphabetical Order While Riding On A Pogo Stick

00:43 United States

Shauna Pharris recited all 50 United States alphabetically while riding on a pogo stick in 23.62 seconds. The feat was achieved on October 18, 2009 at the Saucony Originals tent at the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, California. #TI01

Most Visitors Greeted At The Entrance Of A Canadian Province By A Bagpiper

02:07 United States

Mallory Wolchuk greeted 501 visitors at the border entrance to Nova Scotia[]playing thebagpipes. Her father Doug McManaman was on hand to count the visitors and shoot the video evidence.

Fastest Time To Type The Name Of Every European Country

01:02 United States

Brandon DeGroot typed the name of every European country in 52.23 seconds. DeGroot used the gameSporcleto set the record.

Most Capitals Of Sovereign Countries And Non-Sovereign States And Regions Named While Blindfolded

11:34 Nepal

Nikesh Thapaliya named the capitals of 195 sovereign countries and 20 of the non-sovereign states and regions while blindfolded.

Longest Indian National Flag

01:48 India

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.

Fastest Time To Read The Names Of 56 Countries Aloud

00:35 United States

Mick Cullen read the names of 56 countries aloud in 16.55 seconds.

Most National Twitter Trends Mentioned In A Single Tweet

India

Dinesh Shivnath Upadhyaya posted 10 French national Twitter trends in a single tweet. See post here.

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