Friday 30 December 2016

Quickest Facts About 2016


The year(2016) is almost over, so let’s catch up on some of the weird events of 2016 that you may have missed.

1. A new record for solving a Rubik’s cube was set at 4.73 seconds. The old record was 4.74 seconds.

2. The record for open distance paragliding was smashed by three Brazilians “flying as a gaggle” for more than 11 hours covering more than 350 miles.

3. Joey Chestnut, the world’s top competitive eater, set a new record by eating 73.5 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.

4. Two brothers won a grave-digging competition at a burial and cremation exhibition in Slovakia.

5. New York’s Metropolitan Opera was evacuated when a man sprinkled the cremated remains of his musical mentor into the orchestra pit.

6. At San Diego Zoo, a Tasmanian devil named Nick became only the second of his species to receive a pacemaker to make his heartbeat normal.

7. A team of sniffer dogs at Manchester Airport proved good at discovering small amounts of cheese and sausages but not so good finding drugs.


8. A delay in repairs to roads in Brussels was blamed on mice eating the plans.

9. A Colombian woman was arrested at Frankfurt airport for having cocaine in her breast implants.

10. A 62ft-high wave between the UK and Iceland became the highest ever recorded.



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