10 most difficult records riddlesRecords quiz
Which leaning tower leans the most?
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Leaning Tower of Suurhusen
Leaning Tower of Shiraz
Leaning Tower of Ząbkowice Śląskie
Leaning Tower of Suurhusen is the world's most leaning, beating the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa by 1.22°.
The only player to have received a Super Ballon d'Or...?
On December 24, 1989, Alfredo di Stefano was awarded a Super Ballon d'Or. To this day, he remains the only player to have received this award. It was an accolade awarded by France Football in recognition of his outstanding career achievements. Johan Cryuff and Michel Platini were shortlisted for this award as well. But Real Madrid's Blond Arrow won the vote and was given this unique distinction.
What is the name of the longest river in Russia?
The Lena is the easternmost of the three great Siberian rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean (the other two being the Ob and the Yenisei). It is the 11th longest river in the world and has the 9th largest catchment area. It is also the 3rd largest river in Asia. It is the largest among the rivers whose catchment is entirely within the Russian territorial boundaries.
What is mined in the world's deepest mines?
The TauTona Mine is a gold mine in South Africa. At approximately 3.9 kilometers deep, it is home to the world's deepest mining operations, rivalled only by the Mponeng gold mine. The name TauTona means "great lion" in the Setswana language.
What tree species has the widest trunk girth in the world?
The Tree of Tule is one of a number of old Montezuma cypress trees that grow in Santa Maria del Tule, Mexico. It is one of the oldest and largest in the world and has the widest girth. It has a height of forty meters, a volume of between 700 and 800m3, an estimated weight of 630 tons and a circumference of about forty meters.The trunk is so wide that thirty people with arms extended joining hands are needed to encircle it.
How tall was the tallest person ever in recorded history?
Robert Wadlow from Alton, Illinois was 2.72 m in height and weighed 220 kg at the time of his death at age 22. His great size and his continued growth in adulthood were due to hyperplasia of his pituitary gland, which results in an abnormally high level of human growth hormone.
Who was the first person to sail single-handed around the world?
The first person to complete a single handed circumnavigation was a retired Master Mariner, originally from Canada, but subsequently a citizen of the USA, Joshua Slocum. He sailed in 1895 on a route that took him across the Atlantic, down South America and through the Magellan passage, and then on to Australia, South Africa and home. He had rebuilt his 35 foot sloop Spray by himself before he sailed and proved a good and safe seaboat and brought him safely home in 1898.
Which currency went through the worst hyperinflation ever recorded?
Directly after the end of WWII, Hungary went through the most severe known incident of inflation ever recorded, peaking at 1.3 × 10^16 percent per month (prices doubled every 15 hours). When the pengő was replaced in August 1946 by the forint, four hundred octillion pengő became 1 forint.
Which writer is the most prolific writer of all times?
Lope de Vega
Corín Tellado (1927- 2009) was a prolific Spanish writer of romantic novels and photonovels that were best-sellers in several Spanish-language countries. She published more than 5,000 titles and sold more than 400 million books which have been translated into several languages. She was listed in the 1994 Guinness World Records as having sold the most books written in Spanish, and earlier in 1962 UNESCO declared her the most read Spanish writer after Miguel de Cervantes.