2020 turned out to be hard for ordinary people as we are. And even harder it turned out to be for people who got into the Guinness world records book in 2020. Let's look at the craziest world records, which occurred in this fucking year. And so, world records 2020, let's go!
A 62-year-old man broke the world record for an eight-hour plank
WOW! Did you hear that?! Eight Fucking hours plank at age of 62! I do not have enough words to describe it, it is incredible. Dudes, I'm 23, I'm at the very dawn of my strength, I've even practiced sports before, but after 30 seconds holding the plank, I shake like a washing machine! Well, alright, a minute, 5, 10, 30 minutes ... but 8 hours!!!WTF? How is it even possible? At first, I didn't believe it, but that is what it is. We should all remember his name, George Hood, a retired police officer and now a personal trainer, what is interesting ‒ he broke the first record in 2011 and was able to hold the plank for over an hour. But he lost his record and here he successfully returns his title. Let's move on to faster records.
A woman broke the world record for eating the most tomatoes in one minute
A competitive eater Leah Shutkever from England holds multiple titles in competitive eating. This time, she was able to eat 8 tomatoes in a minute, which’s amazing. I guess she was just too good at swallowing. Great job. The next hero of the story could also participate in eating tomatoes, I suppose…
The world's largest mouth gape belongs to a teenage boy in Pennsylvania
This guy certainly has everything to break the previous record with tomatoes if he would train hard…
Phillip Angus from Boyertown, Pennsylvania, had a dentist officially measure the gape, which typically runs from the upper and lower incisors. So, his gape is 3.75 inches, breaking the record of 3.4 inches. It is better to see the photo of Phillip.
Let’s move to the next record and the next youngster.
A 10-year-old boy is called a math genius after solving 196 math questions in one minute
As for me, math was and is something very difficult to understand… But it is not about Nadub Gill, a 10-year-old who has always been great at math, but this year, he proved just how much of a genius he is. Seven hundred children attempted the record for the highest score achieved on ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ in one minute after practicing their times tables during the lockdown. The competition was fierce with some excellent scores submitted by children from all around the world. However, it was Nadub who smashed the record and claimed the title! That is kind of unbelievable for me too…
A group of British soldiers was able to pull a van almost 50 miles
12 troops from the 3 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps (RLC), tried to break a brand-new record for the farthest distance pulling a vehicle in 12 hours (team). The vehicle, which weighed nearly 4,000 pounds, was dragged around Blenheim Palace, Oxford (UK). There was a team of 12 alternated shifts every 10-20 minutes. Incredible, but they managed to pull it 76.38 km (47.46 miles).
The purpose of the challenge was to raise awareness and support two important causes close to their hearts. This was a good job.
This year, a woman broke the record for the longest swim under the ice for females
At the beginning of 2020, in February, Amber Fillary dove under 13.4 inches of ice in Oppsjø, Norway, and swam for 229.659 feet. She now holds the title for «the longest swim under ice, breath held (no fins, no diving suit) female». Wow, she was really on fire, otherwise, I have no idea how that was possible.
Kurt Cobain's guitar sold for a record-breaking $6 million
People have always been crazy about music and movie stars, but this time the love has broken a record. Can you just imagine, that a guitar could be sold for $6 million? I couldn’t, but still, it was. Kurt Cobain played the 1959 Martin D-18E guitar in 1993 when he recorded the live album "MTV Unplugged in New York" with his band Nirvana. It became the most expensive guitar ever sold at auction. We mentioned the MTV live concert of Nirvana, which was fantastic, but the next record-breaking concert was a little bit unusual.
The world's deepest underground concert occurred this year at 6,213 feet below sea level
A band of four musicians performed a 50-minute concert in the Vale's Creighton Mine in Sudbury, Ontario. The Shaft Bottom Boys wore official uniforms and hard hats to protect themselves during the performance, but that didn't stop the concertgoers from dancing and tapping their feet along to the music.
"Bohemian Rhapsody" over 100 times
One woman, Joanne Connor, earned the title of "most cinema productions attended" after seeing "Bohemian Rhapsody" over 100 times. Oh my god, do you have a job? She earned the Guinness World Record title of "most cinema productions attended – the same film."
Here is what she said about it: «I love this movie. It is the best I have ever seen. It is such a 'feel-good' movie and takes those of us that weren't there right to Wembley Live Aid. Also doing it to continue the legacy of the legend, Freddie Mercury and the music of Queen.» She is very crazy about it. Let’s move to the last one but not the simple one…
Man solved a Rubik's cube while juggling faster than anyone before
Practice makes perfect… This is the absolute truth for Daryl Tan, who was long practicing his unique ability to solve a Rubik's cube while juggling before he even knew there was a world record to break. And of course, he broke it. We knew that Asians are very talented, but solving a Rubik’s cube while juggling in 17.16 seconds, it’s too much…