Niki Yoshiuchi combines his bicycle and yo-yo skills en route to setting
a world record for the longest yo-yo sleeper while doing a one-foot
track stand. Yoshiuchi stayed balanced for 33.41 seconds.
The record was set on August 9, 2008 at the International Yo-Yo Open
in New York City. Niki used a YoYoJam Hitman yo-yo. His bike was a
53 cm Iro Mark V. Witnesses were Colin Nissan and Talia Ledner.
Phil Billingham, Shannon Currie, Duncan Mackenzie, and Gerry Mulligan traveled to 18 countries in 24 hours.
They visited Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Germany, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, France, Luxemburg, Belgium, and Holland. Read more about their journey here.
Guy Overfelt shows off his world record-holding 1,896 cubic inch
inflatable Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am. The airfilled vehicle
measures 204quot; long, 84quot; tall and 54quot; wide.
Overfelt submitted the record on March 31, 2009. He keeps the vehicle at
his home in San Francisco, California.
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.
Matthew Gallagher covered the floor of his 187.2” 1995 Dodge Ram Van
with hardwood flooring, a new world record. With the help of his
girlfriend’s father, Gallagher spent 25 hours covering the entire 106"
back area with flooring.
The vehicle was measured and documented on April 28, 2009 in Covington,
Kentucky. Kelly Lueke was present as a witness.
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.
Dylan R. connected 25 Thomas the Tank Engine Trains at once.
Laura Tedford and Jonathan Gutierrez got stopped by the police and
ticketed twice in three hours, a world record. Tedford was ticketed for
not wearing her seat belt, and Gutierrez was ticketed for going 46mph in
a 30mph zone. Both tickets were issued on a road trip to South Padre
Scott Sleder, Josh Gardner, and Tyler Ewen all parked their Jeep
Libertys in one driveway.
Benjamin Fields parked his Kia Spectra between two adjacent vehicles
with exactly two inches of space between the Kia and each vehicle in
front and back of the car.
Gavin Martin completed seven consecutive push-ups in the bed of a 1993
B2200 Mazda pickup truck, with the bed turned into a swimming pool.
Alex J. completed 21 u-turns in two minutes.
Paul Bryan fit 1600 pounds of recyclable paper in a Ford Fusion and
drove it safely to a recycling station.
Bryan set the record as part of Fusion 41, a URDB World Record
Challenge created by the Ford Motor Company.
Don Diamond sold 540 cars off his lot between January 1, 2009 and
December 31, 2009.
See the year-end financial statement here.
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