Kevin C. balanced 51 American quarters on his elbow and caught them.
Jerry Paffendorf destroys $72 American dollars with the express purpose
of reselling it for more, a new world record. He began shredding the
bills with a blender, but ultimately resorted to ripping the bills by
hand. Paffendorf now plans to sell the creation as an artwork on eBay,
with a starting price of $73.
Paffendorf performed the feat on February 17, 2009 at a World Record
Appreciation Society event at the Hemlock Tavern in San
Francisco, California. Dan Rollman and Debbie Hampton were present as
Kevin C. Murray balanced 51 American pennies on his elbow and caught
Areen Movsessian of Classic Bakery owns a fondant topped cupcake
appraised at $42,000, a new world record. The cupcake was embellished
with nine .75 ct. round diamonds, and finished with one 3 ct. round-cut
diamond, donated by Jonathan Mervis. This value of this cupcake beat the
previous record by $12,000.
The dessert was designed in Gaithersburg, Maryland on April 15, 2009.
Alan Tarwater and Jonathan Mervis were present as witnesses.
Mortimer Blackwell placed $20.01 US on an electronic chessboard.
Joseph Sanford has 29 Looney Tunes money stickers in his
Doug S. won $200 on a scratch off lottery ticket.
John Sabanovich held four $2 bills in his hand while dribbling a money
print baksetball and wearing money print shoes.
Frank McKinney designed and built a certified green mansion valued
at $29 million dollars (U.S.). The house has a Silver LEED rating
from the U.S Green Building Council, a Certified Florida Green Home
rating from the Florida Green Building Coalition, and meets the
Energy Star for Homes criteria established by the U.S. Environmental
The house includes an innovative use of solar, water, and materials.
Super energy efficient appliances cut down on electrical consumption by
On certain days the home will be energy neutral, and can generate enough
electricity to run two average-sized homes. The house used enough
reclaimed and renewable wood to save over 10.5 acres of rain forest.
A system that collects runoff water from the cedar roof fills the water
garden. The system collects enough reusable water to fill the average
size swimming pool every 17 days.
McKinney donated money from the sale of the house to the Crush It
Charity, which builds houses and self-sufficient villages in Haiti.
Read more about the house here.
Attendees of the Inventgenuity Festival created a money chain made
up of $436.32. The money was then donated to the International Rescue
The record was set on February 21, 2010 at the 2nd Annual Brooklyn
World Record Day, an event hosted by RecordSetter in conjunction
with Beam Camp as part of their Inventgenuity Festival.
Alex Bradford spun an American quarter for 19.68 seconds.
Bryan Vitale placed an American quarter on the tip of a bent metal
coat hanger and spun it for two minutes, 56.20 seconds.
Read about the Kennedy half dollar here.
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