Recording Breaking News

There are literally records out there being broke each and every single day of our lives. You may have even broken a record yourself, and you aren't even aware of it. In this world today there's just about a record for anything that you can imagine. We're going to take a look here at some very unique records. Records like the oldest, the heaviest, the tallest, the largest, the biggest, the longest, the widest, the shortest, and so on. If you would like you will even have the opportunity here to help us establish our very own world record.

Lets start off with something that you'll never guess. Who do you think the world's largest tire manufacture is? For starters it's not Firestone, Good Year, or Bridge-stone. The record belongs to Lego. Lego has easily beaten all of the other tire manufacturers, and they produce millions of tires every year.

The record for the oldest living tree officially belongs to a spruce tree in Sweden that has a root system that's been continuously growing for almost 10,000 years. The oldest standing tree is a bristle-cone pine in California that's been around for over 4,600 years.

The very first thing to have ever be sold on EBAY was actually broken. It was a broken laser pointer, and it fetched a whopping $14.83 on the market.

The oldest bride was married at 102 years old to an 83 year old man. Minnie Munro married Dudley Reid in Australia, and who says love ends at a certain age.

In the world of food there's the largest meatball weighing in at 1,110 pounds in Columbus, Ohio. The heaviest wedding cake tipped the scales at 7.5 tons, and it took a team of 57 chefs to make & bake it.

The tallest living man is Turkish born Sultan Kösen, and he towers high up into the sky at 8 foot 3 inches. In the animal world the tallest dog is a Great Dane by the name of Zeus, and he's a whopping 3 foot 8 inches tall. Can you imagine how much it would cost to feed these two?

Lady Gaga might currently be the most famous celebrity on the planet, but Charlie Sheen racked up well over one million followers on Twitter in just a little over 24 hours. I don't think that nobody on the hub pages can touch that!

Today phones are getting smaller and smaller with cell phones and smart phones. However the Netherlands holds the record for the biggest telephone. It towers 19 foot 11 inches into the air, and it weighs a hefty 3.8 tons. A crane is needed just to raise the handset to make a call.

Everyone knows that the longest wall is in China, and that Hong Kong has the most sky scrapers. But did you know that the shortest street was in Scotland, and that's it's only 6 foot 9 inches long. You'll never have to worry about running out of gas on that road.

Hamburg, Germany has the most bridges with over 2,302 of them. The widest bridge is in Sydney Australia, and It's 160 feet wide. That's wide enough for for 8 lanes of traffic, two railroad tracks, one bicycle track, and a footpath. The chicken wouldn't have any excuse there for not getting to the other side.

Star wars is the most successful merchandising franchise in all of the motion picture business. The movie has pulled in over 30 billion dollars. Maybe all of those Star Wars groupies know more than we think.

The longest burning light bulb in the world is still burning in California. It's a little hand blown 4 watt light bulb, that been burning ever since it was first turned on in 1901. I guess someone forgot to turn the lights off when they left.

My graduating class in High school had over 600 folks in it. Now if you all think that your school was big, then you haven't seen anything yet. There's a school in India that has an enrollment of over 39,000 children. When the City Montessori School first opened in 1959 there were only 5 students. Try finding yourself in that graduating class photo.

Now if you're on Facebook, and you would like to be apart of this world record breaking event, then I'd like to invite you to click on the above link and join us. We are well on our way, and hopefully someday we will all hold the world record. I promise you it's quite painless, and we really need all of your support. Thank You!

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Attikos 4 years ago from East Cackalacky

I broke a record just the other day. An old Elvis 45 single. It was no valuable first edition, or anything like that, but it had sentimental value. I'll miss it.


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

It was fun reading these statistics...Great job in assembling.


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

Charlie Sheen is an interesting joker and I know nobody on the hub pages can touch his twitter followings because all I have is nine.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Very cool hub and very interesting. I love weird world's records! Great job!


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Wow - 10,000 year old roots! It's a perfect description of how I wake up feeling some mornings! LOL I NEVER would have guessed Lego but once I read it, it made perfect sense. I read about Zeus,t he worlds tallest dog. He actually gives himself a drink at the faucet! He is trained to turn it on and off himself! Now , only if we could train some HUMANS so well! I'm not on Twitter, but if I was I would gladly follow the crazy and zany antics of Mr. Sheen. He makes more sense right now than the Presidential candidates.

This was a fantastic hub!


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida

TheHoleStory...found this hub to be very informative..going to a party this week-end and now I have little known facts to repeat..I'm sure with these I will be the life of the party..thanks for sharing..and when people ask me if all this is true, I will give them your name, as read on the internet it must be true...thanks for sharing...loved your words...and of course the hub...


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weavesandbraids 4 years ago from Africa

Interesting.

Reading those records made me realise that my daily routine may just be breaking some obscure record.

Two days ago, it took me 3 and a half hours to drive a distance of about 10km through Lagos traffic.


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BongSantos 4 years ago from Philippines

Informative, useful, and interesting. Now, I'll have to face up to my ignorance (lol) on a number of things. Thanks for this post.


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MizBejabbers 4 years ago

What a fun hub! I enjoyed it very much. I just really can't get over all the effort that goes into those big meat balls and cakes, though.


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Mellonyy 4 years ago

Wow, I didn't know that Charlie Sheen racked up over one million followers on Twitter. Very interesting and useful information found here. Thanks for sharing!


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alancaster149 4 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

I'm breaking records all the time: numbers of dishes washed after dinner, numbers of comments on other people's Hubs, numbers of times I've gone up- and down-stairs because I've forgotten stuff!

Seriously, though, this is a great piece of ephemera reporting, voted 'up' and 'interesting'!


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GiblinGirl 4 years ago from New Jersey

Cool hub. I love reading trivia like this.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A great read and thanks for sharing.

Enjoy your weekend.

Eddy.


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shara63 4 years ago from Delhi

gud information & great statistics..it was fun reading them!


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lmpounds 3 years ago from St. Louis

Love this kind of thing. Now I really want to take a trip to the Netherlands :)


Estefany 23 months ago

All of my school aged kidods are involved with some kind of extra-curricular activy. My 16 year old son is on the drumline at his high school, my pre-teen daughter is on the volleyball and softball teams and my 8 year old son is halfway to his black belt in Taekwondo.My little guy who stays home with me and does flash cards during the day has extra-curricular activities of napping and cuddling with Mommy and Daddy! =)

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