Over the weekend, millions of people tuned in world wide to see Fearless Felix Baumgartner sky dive from a height of more than 128,000ft. Risking his life Baumgartner managed to break three world records: the highest freefall jump, the fastest freefall speed and the highest balloon flight by a human. He is also the first man to break the sound barrier.
There are many world records from the death defying to the unusual to the downright crazy. Here are some of our favourite and strangest;
- The most ice cream scoops balanced on a cone is 71 and was achieved by Dimitri Panciera (Italy) 2012.
- The record set by Dan Abbate for the largest hotdog commercially available is The Big Hot Dog which weighs 7 lb and measures 16 in long and 4 in in diameter.
- The most expensive pair of cufflinks sold and recorded was in 1996. Sold to Michael Jackson, the cufflinks were made from diamonds and sapphires set in platinum and 18-carat gold and went for £23,850.
- In April 2011, Charlotte Lee won the record for the largest collection of rubber ducks, she has 5,631 different rubber ducks!
- World records can also be broken by our furry friends, in 2003 Augie, a golden retriever owned by the Miller family in Dallas, collected and held five tennis balls in his mouth!
- The heaviest motor cycle ever recorded was the Harzer Bike Schmiede, built by Tilo and Wilfried Niebel of Zilly, Germany. It weighs a scary 4.749 tonnes.
- The smallest living horse recorded in 2006, is a miniature sorrel brown mare who measures 17.5 in to the withers and is called Thumbelina.
We think it’s also possible that we hold a world record… the record for the most cufflink designs created by one company!