Category Archives: WORLD RECORDS

NiK WALLENDA TiGHTROPE WALK WORLD RECORD OVER GRAND CANYON

NiK WALLENDA TiGHTROPE WALK WORLD RECORD OVER The GRAND CANYON

~ Sunday 23rd june 2013 ~

Nik Wallenda became the 1st person in the World to high-wire walk across the Grand Canyon on the 23rd June 2013 (USA). Nik Wallenda crossed the Little Colorado River gorge in Navajo territory outside the Grand Canyon National Park‘s borders. Continue reading

WORLD’S HiGHEST BASE JUMP by VALERY ROZOV From MOUNT EVEREST World Record

WORLD’S HiGHEST BASE JUMP ~ VALERY ROZOV FLEW FROM MOUNT EVEREST 

Valery Rozov the 48 year old Russian extreme sport star made the world’s highest BASE jump when he flew off the north face of Mount Everest on Continue reading

PSY BREAKS ANOTHER GUiNNESS WORLD RECORD & YOUTUBE WORLD RECORDS WiTH “GENTLEMAN” MUSiC ViDEO

Guinness World Records.com website Psy new YouTube World Record Gentleman song 2013 performing concert singing
www.GuinnessWorldRecords.com website ~ Psy secures new YouTube World Record with Gentleman ~ 25th April 2013

PSY BREAKS ANOTHER GUiNNESS WORLD RECORD & YOUTUBE WORLD RECORDS WiTH NEW “GENTLEMAN” MUSiC ViDEO ~ May 2013

Psy was awarded the Most viewed video online in 24 hours Guinness World Record on the 14th April 2013 with his new music video Gentleman, which received 38.4 million views on YouTube within it’s first 24 hours (actual total views = 38,409,306). Psy’s recent World records for the Gentleman music video include Continue reading

UNiCYCLE WORLD RECORD by Samuel Johnson around Australia

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www.LoveYourSister.org ~ the official website for the Unicycle World Record attempt by Samuel Johnson for Breast Cancer Research, for the love of his sister (website screen March 2013)

Unicycle rolling wheel green seat pedals moving animated gifUNiCYCLE WORLD RECORD Attempt by SAMUEL JOHNSON to raise over $1 Million for Breast Cancer Research for the love of his dying sister Connie

www.LoveYourSister.org

Samuel Johnson’s sister Connie is dying of Breast Cancer, so he set out on an epic challenge RiDiNG AROUND AUSTRALiA ON A UNiCYCLE!.. It’s all about keeping the promise he Continue reading

GANGNAM STYLE YOUTUBE ViDEO 1st To Get 1BiLLiON ViEWS

The Gangnam Style music video by Psy on YouTube became the 1st in the world to have 1 billion views, on the 21st December 2012.

YouTube added a special commemorative dancing Psy animated gif to the counter.

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Official Gangnam Style YouTube Video counter

GANGNAM STYLE ViDEO NEWS UPDATE ~ 6th April 2013

Psy’s Gangnam Style YouTube video reached 1.5 billion views on the 6th April 2013.

WORLD NEWS ABOUT GANGNAM STYLE 1 BiLLiON ViEWS on YOUTUBE:

COCKATOO BiRD DANCiNG GANGNAM STYLE on YouTube video…

PSY RELEASES FOLLOW UP SONG / MUSiC ViDEO ON YOUTUBE ~ 12th April 2013

Gentleman was the follow up single released by Psy on the 12th April. The first public performance of the song, with an associated dance, was unveiled at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul on the 13th April 2013. The main lyric line of the song is often mistaken for “I’m a mother f**ker gentleman”, but is actually “I’m a mother father gentleman”. 

As of the 1st May  2013, the Gentleman video has been viewed more than 265 million times on YouTube, setting a few YouTube records, including the most views in its first 24 hours, most views in any 24 hours, the fastest music video to reach 100 million views, and fastest video to reach 200 million views.

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FELiX BAUMGARTNER JUMPS From THE EDGE OF SPACE To BREAK SOUND BARRiER & WORLD RECORDS

::WORLD NEWS:: 14th October 2012 :: Austria’s Felix Baumgartner landed in the history books on Sunday 14th October, after free falling for 4:20 minute, reaching a maximum of speed of 1,342.8 km/h (833mph), and breaking 3 world records while breaking the sound barrier.

Really high to see how small we are quote Felix Baumgartner Red Bull Stratos Mission edge Space World record 2012
“Sometimes we have to get really high to see how small we are” ~ Felix Baumgartner Red Bull Stratos Mission To The Edge Of Space world record 2012

BONNiE DOG ATTEMPTS WORLD RECORD JUMP On Same Day As Felix Baumgartner’s world record jump on Sunday 14th October 2012 ~ Victoria, Australia

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Jumping Bonnie makes a world record jump attempt at Gunyah.org Animal Healing Sanctuary on the actual day of Felix Baumgartner’s world record jump ~ Photo by Anton K ~  Sunday 14th October 2012

Please visit jumping Bonnie’s webpage at Gunyah Animal Healing Sanctuary on Facebook & Gunyah.org because Bonnie & her furry friends need your help!

90 Second highlight video…

Felix’s Point of View from helmet cam during the Red Bull Stratos Free Fall

I’m inspired by people like Felix Baumgartner who dare to dream, and fly with a faith in themselves, with a DO rather than die thinking about it attitude ~ Anton K
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Felix Baumgartner was a special guest on the Graham Norton Show (BBC One) on Friday 2nd November 2012, sitting on the sofa with singing star Robbie Williams who performed his new single, Candy; plus comedian Paul O’Grady and ballet star Darcey Bussell. See the video… 

5 YEAR OLD FELiX DREW HiMSELF PARACHUTiNG
Felix Baumgartner drew a picture of himself parachuting down to earth while his family watched, and gave it to his mother, when he was 5 years old in 1974. Felix’s mother handed it back to him 12 years later, when he did his first skydive on the 23rd of August 1986.

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The drawing by 5 year old Felix Baumgartner, given to his mother in 1974
Mission Accomplished – Red Bull Stratos – World Record Freefall video…
I liked Felix’s Facebook: www.Facebook.com/FelixBaumgartner 
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Felix on Facebook featuring his parachute landing for his world records at Roswell, New Mexico, USA (1,210,764 likes as of 15 October 2012)

I liked Red Bull Stratos on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RedBullStratos 

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www.Facebook.com Red Bull Stratos page featuring Felix Baumgartner, the Austrian skydiver touchdown on Earth landing in Roswell, New Mexico, USA (702,223 likes on Facebook as of 15 October 2012)
“Sometimes we have to get really high to see how small we are”
~ Felix Baumgartner
LEGO Felix Baumgartner Red Bull Stratos Mission skydiving space capsule hot air balloon jump Model Maker Fair Vienna Austria 2012
LEGO Felix Baumgartner in the Red Bull Stratos hot air balloon capsule (Viral video ad for Model Maker Fair Vienna Austria 2012)

LEGO Felix Baumgartner Red Bull Stratos Mission skydiving space capsule jump Model Maker Fair Vienna Austria 2012
LEGO Felix Baumgartner ready to do the free fall jump from the Red Bull Stratos capsule (Viral video for Model Maker Fair Vienna Austria 2012)

MiSSiON TO THE EDGE OF SPACE For New WORLD RECORDS

~ Tuesday 9th October 2012 

Red Bull Stratos and Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner are on a mission to break a World record, with a 39km (128,097 ft) skydive over Roswell, New Mexico, USA.

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Felix Baumgartner in the Red Bull Stratos Mission To The Edge Of Space, World record attempt over Roswell, New Mexico, USA (Computer Generated Image ~ October 2012)

The Red Bull Stratos: Mission To The Edge Of Space will see Felix Baumgartner ascend 39km (128,097 ft) over Roswell, New Mexico in a helium balloon, then free falling to Earth from the balloon for 5 to 6 minutes, until the parachute is pulled, and contact is made with the ground after 10 minutes. If all is successful, Felix Baumgartner will break the sound barrier, and become the first human to do so without vehicular power. A successful jump will also result in Felix breaking 3 more world records; the highest manned balloon flight, the highest altitude jump, and the longest time in free fall. The latter 2 records are held by retired United States Air Force Colonel Joe Kittinger.

See the Supersonic Freefall – Red Bull Stratos computer generated imagery video… 

Red Bull Stratos and the mission to the edge of space, is attempting to transcend human limits that have existed for 50 years. Felix Baumgartner is supported by a team of experts, and plans to ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon, then make a freefall jump to earth at supersonic speeds, before parachuting to the ground. This mission attempt holds the potential to provide valuable medical and scientific research data for future pioneers. The Red Bull Stratos team brings consists of the leading minds in aerospace medicine, balloon fabrication, capsule creation, engineering and pressure suit development. It also includes retired United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Kittinger, who holds 3 of the records Felix Baumgartner will attempt to break. Joe Kittinger‘s record jump from 102,800 ft in 1960 was done when no one knew if a human could survive a jump from the edge of space. Joe also had taken a balloon to 97,000 feet in Project ManHigh, and survived a drogue mishap during a jump from 76,400 feet in Excelsior I. Joe’s helium balloon was launched from the back of a truck. He wore a pressurized suit in an open, unpressurized gondola. The Scientific data captured from Joe Kittinger‘s jump was shared with U.S. research personnel for development of the space program.

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The Red Bull Stratos graphic comparison chart comparing the helium balloon sizes of Felix Baumgartner & Joe Kittinger with the Statue of Liberty and a standard hot air balloon
LAUNCH ABORTED ~ Tuesday 9th October 2012
The launch of the Red Bull Stratos capsule was stopped at 11:42 a.m. local time in Roswell, New Mexico, just before Felix Baumgartner’s massive 30 million cubic foot balloon had been fully inflated, ready for take off. The Red Bull Stratos team postponed the launch due to strong winds at 700 feet, at the balloon’s top, while waiting for the right weather. See the 1st Attempt Aborted due to Gusty Winds – Red Bull Stratos video…
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Felix Baumgartner ready for launch as he attempts a World record at Roswell, New Mexico, USA ~ 9th October 2012
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Red Bull Stratos ground control communicating with Felix Baumgartner at the launch at Roswell, New Mexico USA ~ 9th October 2012
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Felix Baumgartner after launch aborted and postponed at Roswell, New Mexico, USA ~ 9th October 2012
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Red Bull Stratos launch aborted and postponed at Roswell, New Mexico, USA ~ 9th October 2012

Visit the official website www.RedBullStratos.com 

Note: Searches for Alex Baumgartner: A considerable amount of high ranking traffic started arriving at this page via searches for Alex Baumgartner, on the day of Felix Baumgartner‘s world record jump, due to an error made in the title of the main image graphic. ~ Anton K (14th October 2012)

Allan Stewart the World's oldest university graduate aged 97 years old on Weekend Sunrise ~ Sunday 6th May 2012

WORLD’S OLDEST UNiVERSiTY GRADUATE AGAiN ~ 97 year old Allan Stewart

Allan Stewart, the World's oldest university graduate aged 97 years old at the Southern Cross University graduation on 4th May 2012
Allan Stewart, the World's oldest university graduate aged 97 years old at the Southern Cross University graduation on 4th May 2012

“People should never use the excuse that ‘I am too old to study’ or ‘I have left my run too late’,” ~ Allan Stewart

97 year old Allan Stewart from Australia became the World’s oldest university graduate for the second time, more than 70 years after attaining his first degree. He surpassed his own Guinness World Record when he graduated with his 4th degree, a Master of Clinical Science (Complementary Medicine) from Southern Cross University in Lismore, on Friday the 4th of May 2012. Allan achieved his first Guinness World Record title 6 years earlier, at the age of 91, when he completed a law degree at the University of New England.

“I can hang up my mortar board and academic robes after this one, although I said that after my last degree and then I got bored” ~ Allan Stewart

Allan Stewart is a Sydney-born great-grandfather, and retired dentist, now living at Port Stephens. He attained his first degree in 1936, when he graduated with a Bachelor of Dentistry with Honours from the University of Sydney. He later completed a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Northwestern University in Chicago, and practised as a dentist in London, Sydney and rural northern NSW.

“I have so much time on my hands these days and I like to keep mentally active.” ~ Allan Stewart

Allan said fitness and having a focus in life was a key to his longevity and intellectual stimulation.

“It is never too late to expand your mind, make new friends and challenge yourself to achieve something worthwhile.” ~ Allan Stewart

Allan Stewart the World's oldest university graduate aged 97 years old on Weekend Sunrise ~ Sunday 6th May 2012
Allan Stewart the World's oldest university graduate aged 97 years old on Weekend Sunrise ~ Sunday 6th May 2012

Allan Stewart still lives independently at the age of 97, and also acts as a carer for a friend. He thinks about each day and what he wants to achieve, and says that gives him focus and purpose. Allan said “There’s a lot of surprise but I think the fact that I’ve done what I’ve done has been an encouragement to a lot of people, particularly older people and say baby boomers to do the same”

Doctor Sonia Brownie, a Southern Cross University lecturer said she did a double take when she first saw an enrolment application with a date of birth of 1915. “When I initially saw his application for enrollment I trotted back down to the student liaison team because I saw the date of birth 1915 and I said for them to check that he indeed was a man well into his senior years,” she said. Mr Stewart studied mostly by correspondence online, and is known to be excellent at time management.

 

Allan Stewart, the World's oldest university graduate at home ~ May 2012
Allan Stewart, the World's oldest university graduate at home ~ May 2012

When Allan was not studying for his fourth degree, he was walking, gardening, fishing, playing golf, and assisting in the local community technology centre. Allan says it’s one of his paradigms to keep the mind and body active. “When you do graduate it’s not just sufficient to say well I’ve gone so far, I feel that you need to continue learning,” he said.

“I’m a great believer from a health point of view, as you are ageing, to make sure you have sufficient exercise of the mind and sufficient exercise of the body” ~ Allan Stewart

In the future, 97 year old Allan plans to take it very easy and relax with friends and family, including his 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

“You are never too old and it’s never too late to study” ~ Allan Stewart

Allan Stewart, World's oldest university graduate aged 97 years old, at Southern Cross University graduation ~ 4th May 2012
Allan Stewart, World's oldest university graduate aged 97 years old, at Southern Cross University graduation ~ 4th May 2012

“It’s never too late to live your dream” ~ Anton K. Kressnig