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MOST POISONOUS ANIMAL
Poison Arrow Frogs are also called poison dart frogs. The Blue poison frog is one of the most striking of the poison arrow frogs. It is a mid-sized frog in the Dendrobates family with its length ranging from 3.0 - 4.5 cm. They usually weigh approximately 3 grams. Poison arrow frogs vary in length from 1.5 cm - 7 cm. This frog lives in the tropical rainforest.
 
MOST PROLIFIC TV PRODUCER
Aaron Spelling has produced a total of 3,842 hours of television since 1956, comprising 3,578 hours of TV series and 264 hours of TV movies. His output has included Charlie's Angels, Dynasty, 7th Heaven, Melrose Place and Beverly Hills 90210, which features his daughter Tori.
MOST HOME RUNS--SEASON
Barry Bonds, of the San Francisco Giants capped his incredible 2001 season by hitting 73 home runs. Bonds also set records for the highest slugging percentage in a season at .863 and most home runs per at-bats by going deep every 6.52 at bats.


FASTEST LAND ANIMAL

The fastest of all land animals over a short distance is the Cheetah of the open plains of east Africa, Iran, Turkmenia and Afghanistan with speeds of up to 63 miles per hour over level ground.


LARGEST STRAWBERRY

A strawberry weighing 8.17 ounces (231 g) was grown by G. Anderson, Folkestone, Kent, England, 1983.
MOST ADVANCED ORDERS AND LARGEST FIRST-RUN PRINT
JK Rowlings' Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth book in the acclaimed series, received world record advanced orders of 5.3 million copies from around the world. The book also holds the record for the largest first-run print with 4.8 million copies, of which 3.8 million were printed in the USA (40 times as many as an average best seller) and 1 million in the UK.

WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE SLIPPERS

The ruby slippers Judy Garland wore when she played Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (1939)sold for a record $165,000!

World's Most Expensive Slipper

World's Largest Sneakers WORLD'S LARGEST SNEAKERS
If cases of elephantitis are excluded, the biggest feet currently known are those of Matthew McGrory (born May 17, 1973) of Pennsylvania, USA, who wears US size 29.5 sneakers!

WHEELIE JOURNEY
Kurt Osburn rode a Wheelie on his bicycle from Hollywood, CA (USA) to the Guinness World Records Experience in Orlando, FL. from April 13th to June 25th, 1999. He rode 2,839.6 miles on one wheel setting a new Guinness World Record and becoming the first person in history to ride a bicycle wheelie coast to coast!

Interesting Facts: averaged 50 miles a day with winds in excess of 40 miles per hour, traveled on the 110 Highway, was chased by dogs almost everyday, had 4 flat tires (on the rear tire of course), over 1.8 million pedal revolutions from start to finish.

Most Portrayed
MOST PORTRAYED CHARACTER
In horror movies, the character most often portrayed is Count Dracula, created by the Irish writer Bram Stoker (18471912). Representations of the Count outnumber those of his closest rival, Frankenstein, by 161 to 117!
WORLD'S LARGEST WAIST
Walter Hudson (USA) had a 9 ft. 11 in. waist (size 119 inches) in 1987. His typical daily snack was 12 doughnuts, 10 bags of potato chips, 2 giant pizzas, and half a cake!
 
World's Tallest Man

THE WORLD'S TALLEST MAN

Robert Wadlow, born in Alton, Illinois, USA, February 1918, Robert Pershing Wadlow grew to the height of 8 ft 11.1 ins by the time of his death aged 22!
MOST EXPENSIVE WINE
The highest price paid for any bottle has been 105,000 British Pounds ($157,000 US) for a 1787 Chateau Lafite claret sold to Christopher Forbes (USA) at Christie's London on December 5, 1985. The price was affected insofar as the bottle was initialed by Thomas Jefferson (1743 1826), 3rd President of the United States!
FIREWALKING DISTANCE
Gary Shawkey, of Orlando, Florida, USA, walked 50.29 m (165 feet) over burned embers of cedar wood, with an average temperature of 1,800 degrees F (982.22 C) at the Central Florida Fair in Orlando, Florida, USA, on March 4, 2000!
Firewalker
LARGEST ICE CREAM SUNDAE
A sundae made by Palm Dairies LTD at Alberta, Canada on July 24 1988, had 20.27 tons (44,689 lbs, 8 oz.) of ice cream, 4.39 tons (9,688 lbs, 2 oz.) of syrup and 2.37 kg (537 lbs, 3 oz.) of topping!
Monsieur Mangetout

MONSIEUR MANGETOUT
Michael Lotito (b. 1950
) of Grenoble, France has eaten metal and glass since 1958. Experts x-rayed his stomach and note his ability to consume 2 lbs (900 g) of metal per day. Since 1966, he has consumed 18 bicycles, 15 shopping carriages, seven television sets, six chandeliers, two beds, a pair of skis, a computer, and a Cessna light aircraft
!

MOST EXPENSIVE TRIP
TO SPACE
U.S. space tourist and Californian millionaire Dennis Tito waves as he tries on his space suit, April 17, 2001 at Baikonur cosmodrome. Tito, together with two Russian Cosmonauts Yuri Baturin and Talgat Musabayev, are scheduled for launch to the orbital International Space Station on April 28. Tito paid the Russians nearly $20 million for his flight and the Russians are prepared to launch him over the objections of NASA and other partners.




World's Oldest InvertebrateWORLD'S LARGEST INVERTEBRATE
The Atlantic giant squid (Architeuthis dux) is the largest known invertebrate. The largest ever discovered was a 2.2 ton specimen that washed ashore in Thimble Tickle Bay, Newfoundland, Canada on November 2, 1878 - it had a body length of 20 feet!

 
HAMBURGERS
Peter Dowdeswell ate 21 burgers (with buns) each weighing 3 oz. (100 g) in 9 minutes 42 seconds on June 30, 1984 at Birmingham, England!



Fastest Drummer



FASTEST DRUMMER

Johnny Rabb was formally recognized as the fastest drummer in the world when he drummed 1,071 strokes in 1 minute on May 27, 2000 at the Guinness World Records Experience in Orlando, FL
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