UNBELIEVABLE FEATS OF HUMANS
Added on: 29th Dec 2016
LIFTING A CAR WITH BARE HANDS
In 2012, in Glen Allen, Virginia, 22-year-old Lauren Kornacki
rescued her father, Alec Kornacki, after the jack used to prop
up his BMW slipped, pinning him under it. Lauren lifted the
car, then performed CPR on her father and saved his life.
LONGEST ICE BATH
Known as “The Iceman,” Wim Hof, a Dutch stunt performer,
holds 20 world records including the world record for the
longest ice bath. In 2011, he broke his own previous
records by staying immersed in ice for 1 hour,
52 minutes and 42 seconds.
FIFTY MARATHONS IN FIFTY DAYS
Calling it the 50/50/50, American ultra-marathon runner
Dean Karnazes ran 50 marathons in 50 US states in 50
consecutive days, beginning with the Lewis and Clark
Marathon in St. Louis on Sept. 17, 2006, and finishing with
the New York City Marathon on Nov. 5, 2006. After
finishing the feat, Karnazes decided to run
home to San Francisco from New York City.
John Evans, known as the “professional head balancer,”
was able to balance a 159 kilogram (352 pound) mini cooper
on his head for 33 seconds in 1999. Holder of another
32 world records, he has balanced other things on
his head including 101 bricks and 235 pints of beer.
In 1964, Randy Gardner, a high school student in
San Diego, California, stayed awake for 264.4 hours
(11 days, 24 minutes), setting the world record for
sleeplessness. Gardner appeared to have fully
recovered from his loss of sleep as no long term
psychological or physical effects have been
observed on him.
LONGEST UNDERWATER BREATH-HOLD
On 28 February 2016, Aleix Segura Vendrell, a professional
free-diver from Spain, set the new world record for the
longest time breath held voluntarily when he held his
breath under water for 24 minutes and 3.45 seconds.
HELICOPTER PULLED WITH EAR
A Georgian man, Lasha Pataraia, earned himself a place
in the Book of World Records by pulling a 7,734 kilogram
(17,015 pounds) military helicopter using just his left
ear. He set the world record by pulling a MI8 helicopter
26 metres and 30 centimetres (28.4 yards and 11.8 inches).
Known as the Human Spider, Alain Robert, a French rock
and urban climber, is famous for his free solo climbing and
scaling skyscrapers using no climbing equipment. Robert
has climbed landmarks including the Burj Khalifa in Dubai,
the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House, the Petronas
Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur and the Sears Tower in Chicago.
HUMAN LIGHTNING ROD
American park ranger in Shenandoah National Park in
Virginia, Roy Cleveland Sullivan was hit by lightning on
7 different occasions between 1942 and 1977 and
survived all of them. Known as the “Human Lightning Rod,”
he is recognized by Guinness World Records as the
person struck by lightning more recorded times than
any other human being.