Endurance

Numbers to Know for Human Endurance (May be outdated)

World Records from (c) Guinness World Records 2005: Special 50th Anniversary Edition, published by Guinness

FASTEST TALKER: 260 words in 23.8secs.

HIGHEST SHALLOW DIVE: 8.90m into 30cm of water.

BREATH HELD VOLUNTARILY: 13mins 42.5secs in 1959.

LONGEST TIME TO ENDURE FULL BODY ICE CONTACT: 1hr 17mins.

MOST ONE-FINGER PUSH-UPS: 124.

HIGHEST TIGHTROPE WALK: 3,150 metre.

WALKING – GREATEST DOCUMENTED LIFETIME MILEAGE: 34,501 miles (while carrying a 3.7 meter cross over seven continents); check out the adventures of Arthur Blessit’s wood).

HIGHEST G-FORCE ENDURED VOLUNTARILY: 82.6g for 0.04secs.

MOST LIGHTNING STRIKES SURVIVED: 7 (Roy C Sullivan in Virginia).

FASTEST SPEED DRAGGED BEHIND A MOTORBIKE: 156mph on 2mm titanium-soled boots.

MOST CONSECUTIVE FOOT JUGGLING FLIPS WITH A HUMAN: twelve 360o revolutions (using feet)

MOTIONLESS: (stood) 20hrs, 10mins and 6secs.

LARGEST CHEST: 315cm.

LONGEST JOKE-TELLING MARATHON: 12,682 in 24hrs.

BLINDFOLDED SPEED RECORD: 164.87mph on a motorbike.

LONGEST TIME ON ONE FOOT: 76hrs, 40mins.

MOST TENNIS BALLS HELD IN ONE HAND: 18 for 10 seconds.

OLDEST BAREFOOT WATER-SKIER: George Blair, 87.