record breakers: April 2012 Archives

275x250.jpg A 12-year-old skateboarder has achieved what many other, more experienced athletes have tried for years – to land their first ever 1080 on a skateboard.

Tom Schaar from Malibu recently became  the first skateboarder ever to complete three full  rotations in the air with the board beneath him and then land.

And we know that's impressive because skateboarding legend Tony Hawk -- who pulled off the first 900 degree spin on a half pipe at the 1999 X Games -- thinks so.

Tweeting after hearing of the stunt he said: "In the last year I've seen Shaun White try 1080s & Mitchie Brusco crash-land a few. Tom Schaar nailed it."

275x250.jpg A little puppy called Beyonce -- which had to be revived by mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and chest compressions when she was born -- is thought to be the world's tiniest.

The Dachshund mix was part of a litter of five born earlier this month to a mother who had been taken in by The Grace Foundation, which takes in unwanted animals.

Bosses from the organisation have submitted an application to the Guinness Book of World Records to see if Beyonce is the world's smallest puppy… or at least the smallest New York Times subscriber.




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