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Courage & Endurance


Deepest No Limits Free Dive By A Woman
The record depth for the dangerous sport of no limits free diving by a woman is 125 m. (411 ft.) by Audrey Mestre Ferrera at La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain on May 13, 2000. Taking just one single breath she was underwater for 2 min. 3 sec. The depth is greater than Japanese submarines reached during World War II.

Born August 11, 1974 in France, Audrey Mestre Ferrera began scuba diving when she was 13 and was a certified diver at 16. She moved to Mexico with her family when she was in high school and went on to study biology at La Paz University. She became aware of Francisco "Pepin" Ferrera (a previous male record holder) in the mid 1990s and wrote her thesis on him. In 1996 she had the opportunity of diving with him, they fell in love and moved to Miami together.

Snake Bath Tub Sitting
Jackie Bibby and Rosie Reynolds-McCasland of Texas, USA, hold the record for sitting in a bathtub with the most live rattlesnakes. Jackie and Rosie sat in two separate tubs, each with 75 Western Diamondback rattlesnakes, on September 24, 1999, in LA, California, USA. Jackie has been handling snakes since 1968. He has been married three times though is not currently married but does live with his girlfriend of several years, Vickie Morgan. His last marriage was on a TV show called Real People in a pit of 300 rattlesnakes. Rosie has been handling snakes since 1999 with a life-long friend, Steve Raines. Rosie toured a show in which she climbed into a sleeping bag that Steve filled with snakes. Then she would slowly crawl out.

Fastest Ascent Of Mount Everest
Babu Chhiri Sherpa completed the fastest ascent of Mt Everest, from the base camp at 5,350 m (17,552 ft) to the summit, in 16 hr 56 min, on May 21, 2000. Babu Chhiri began his mountaineering career as a porter, helping a Russian team climb Mt Kanchenjunga, the world’s third tallest mountain. He first climbed Mt Everest in 1990.

Highest Bunjee Jump From A Building
A.J. Hackett (New Zealand) leaped off the Sky Tower Casino, the highest building in Auckland, New Zealand, plunging 180.1 m. (590 ft. 10 in.). His fall ended just 12 m. (40 ft.) above the concrete pavement before he rebounded.

Most Skips In 24 Hours
Ashrita Furman from New York, USA, achieved 130,000 skips on a rope in a 24-hour period in Badung, Indonesia, on January 23–24, 1999.

Longest Continuous Clapping
The duration record for continuous clapping, sustaining an average of 160 claps per minute, audible at 110 m (120 yd), is 58 hr 9 min by V Jeyaraman of Tamil Nadu, India, from February 12-15, 1988. He decided to break this record to raise funds for the Rotary Club of Madras North’s polio immunisation program and the in-patient ward of the Hindu Mission Hospital in Tambaram.

Longest Kiss
Karmit Tzubera and Dror Orpaz were the eventual winners of a kissing contest held at Rabin Square, Tel-Aviv, Israel, after kissing for 30 hours 45 minutes, on April 5, 1999. So devoted were Dror and Karmit they didn't take a single break during their passionate kissathon - not even to sit down! As well as super supple lips and a lotta lurve, Dror and Karmit were handsomely rewarded for their lip service with a trip around the world and $2,500 cash.

Longest Lecture Marathon
The longest lecture marathon was by Jacob Solomon from Israel, for 26 hours from 8 a.m. on November 1st, to 11 a.m. on November 2nd, 2001.It was held at the Anglican International School, Jerusalem, Israel.

Longest Paperclip Chain
The longest paperclip chain made by an individual in 24 hours measured 819.33 m. (2,688 ft.). It was created by Jeanine Van der Meiren in January, 2000, using a total of 22,025 paperclips.

Longest time spent on tightrope
The world tightrope endurance record is 205 days, set by Jorge Ojeda-Guzman of Orlando, Florida, USA. He walked on an 11-m. (36-ft.) long wire, which was 10.7 m. (35 ft.) above the ground.



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