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Most Annotated Genome

United States

5094 annotated genes have been documented in David Ewing Duncan’s genome, a new world record. His DNA has been read by three different companies, who’ve collectively checked 1.7 million locations out of the 3 billion positions of his DNA. His report from SNPedia can be read here. The record was documented on June 7, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Mike Carioso, curator of SNPedia, was present to serve as the witness.

Most Mouse Clicks In 10 Seconds

01:15 Norway

Tom Andre Seppola clicked three mouse buttons a total of 402 times in 10 seconds. He used the website www.pacraig.com/click to document the feat. (This record was also performed for 30 seconds in which he clicked 1,045 times, averaging 348 clicks per 10 seconds.)

Tallest Origami Stellated Icosahedron

United States

The finished Stellated Icosahedron model measured 21 x 21 x 21 inches. It was folded from 30 pieces of 22-inch square colored poster board.

Most Screws In A Clavicle Bone

United States

Eric Hagood has eight screws placed in his collar bone. See full-sized image here.

Largest Group Of Nobel Laureates To Remove A Sword From Someone's Throat

United States

On October 1, 2009, during the 19th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts, eight Nobel Prize Laureates removed a 22-inch solid steel sword from Ig Nobel Prize Laureate sword swallower Dan Meyer’s throat. The Nobel Laureates involved:[ Rich Roberts][] - Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine, 1993[ Wolfgang Ketterle][] - Nobel Prize in Physics, 2001[ Dudley Herschbach][] - Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1986[ Paul Krugman][] - Nobel Prize in Economics, 2008[ Roy Glauber][] - Nobel Prize in Physics, 2005[ Frank Wilczek][] - Nobel Prize in Physics, 2004[ Martin Chalfie][] - Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2008[ William Lipscomb][] - Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1976 tag:RecordSetterBook01 [ Rich Roberts]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RichardJ.Roberts [ Wolfgang Ketterle]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WolfgangKetterle [ Dudley Herschbach]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DudleyR.Herschbach [ Paul Krugman]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PaulKrugman [ Roy Glauber]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RoyJ.Glauber [ Frank Wilczek]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FrankWilczek [ Martin Chalfie]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MartinChalfie [ William Lipscomb]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lipscomb

Most Expensive Certified Green Home

United States

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 Protection Agency[]. The house includes an innovative use of solar, water, and materials. Super energy efficient appliances cut down on electrical consumption by nearly 60%. 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.

Fastest Time To Say First 100 Digits Of Pi With Eyes Closed

00:28 Singapore

Cheong Siong recited the first 100 digits of Pi with his eyes closed in 9.41 seconds.

Most Handmade Yeast Frogging Plates Prepared In A Single Sitting

United States

Michael Smith prepared 19 frog plates by hand in a single sitting. He performed the feat in the Rose Lab at Princeton University. Each frog plate is a 96-well plate with strains of yeast at the top, diluted down the lanes. Each frog plate was plated onto at least two plates to confirm growth (-URA and -URA Galactose). Professor Mark Rose was present to witness the achievement. See full-sized images here and here.

Most Yeast Plasmid Transformations Performed In A Single Sitting

United States

Michael Smith of Princeton University’s Rose Lab successfully performed 147 yeast plasmid transformations by hand in a single sitting. Each transformation was conducted in a microcentrifuge tube, and then plated onto -URA glucose media.

Fastest Time To Create An Isometric Cube Using Microsoft Word

00:04 United States

Thomas McGinniss created an isometric cube in Microsoft Word in .81 seconds.

Most Chemical Symbols In A Tweet

India

Dinesh Shivnath Upadhyayaposted a tweet containing 77 symbols from the Periodic Table Of Elements.

Most Consecutive Tweets Featuring Mathematical Or Physical Constants

India

Dinesh Shivnath Upadhyaya posted 21 consecutive tweets of different mathematical constants and physical constantstohis Twitter account. He set the record between 3:44 PM and 3:49 PM on October 8th, 2010.

Most Operating Systems Running On A Computer At Once

England

Adam Hartshorne ran five operating systems on his computer at once.

Most Chemical Element Symbols From The Letters Of "LIVESTRONG" In A Single Tweet

India

Dinesh Shivnath Upadhyaya posted a tweet containing 27 chemical element symbols of the Periodic Table Of Elements from the letters in “LIVESTRONG” in a single tweet.

Fastest Time To Recite The Periodic Table While Doing A Headstand

01:00

Daksh Choudhary recited the periodic table of the elements in 49.31 seconds while performing a headstand.

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