record breakers: July 2012 Archives

275x250.jpg This isn't a story about a skateboarding giant, the UK’s largest skateboard has been created to mark the fact two thirds of children think the Olympics will only be worth watching when more extreme sports like skateboarding are included, obviously.

Measuring a staggering seven metres in length, two and half metres in width and at a metre high, the oversized board weighs as much as a baby African elephant – so any ‘ollies’ or ‘kick flips’ are probably out of the question.   

It was created by sweet brand Mega Mouth and took a team of six engineers 300 hours to complete. The mega-sized skateboard can also hold up to 30 children at one time and weighs 250kg.

British under-14 skateboard champ said: "This is the most awesome board I’ve ever seen and I think it’s fantastic that so many kids are keen to see skateboarders compete on such a grand stage.

275x250.jpg Well the 2012 Olympics is almost here and the world's top athletes will be competing against each other and the record books. So we here at Newslite are celebrating in the only way we know how -- by looking at some of the weirder sporting champions.

Together with Guinness World Records, who have released the e-book 'Totally Bonkers Sporting Champions' we will count down to the London games with one quirky record holder per day.

Today we meet John Evans who balanced a gutted Mini car weighing a total of 159.6kg (352lb) on his head for 33 seconds at The London Studios, London, England, on May 24, 1999.

275x250.jpg The world's tallest Lego tower has been built at LegoLand Windsor after thousands of helped to construct the gargantuan structure.

Topped off with nine Team GB LEGO Minifigures, the 32m tower takes the record from a 31.9m tower which was built in Seoul earlier this year.
 
"We are delighted to reclaim the record for Britain," said the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort’s Divisional Director, Sue Kemp. 

"We last held it in 2008 when it was a mere 29.26 metres tall. We’re very grateful to the thousands of people who helped create the tower, which is made from over 500,000 bricks.  It took four days to build and is certainly an impressive feat."

275x250.jpg Well the 2012 Olympics is almost here and the world's top athletes will be competing against each other and the record books. So we here at Newslite are celebrating in the only way we know how -- by looking at some of the weirder sporting champions.

Together with Guinness World Records, who have released the e-book 'Totally Bonkers Sporting Champions' we will count down to the London games with one quirky record holder per day.

Today meet pooch Cinderella May, a Holly Grey who set the world record for the highest jump cleared by a dog after clearing 172.7 cm (68 in) at the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge National Finals in 2006.




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