In China’s eastern Anhui Province, a pig that was born without hind legs learn to walk using only its front legs. Its amazing to see this pig, who is now a darling of the whole village, hoists it’s whole body like a gymnast to walk around.
At 115 years and 102 days at the time of this writing, Besse Berry Cooper of Monroe, Georgia in the United States is currently the world’s oldest living person since June 21, 2011 following the death of the ex-title holder Maria Gomes Valentim who was from Brazil.
Besse Cooper – Oldest Living Person Since June 2011. Image via
Besse Cooper, who now lives in a nursing home in Monroe, was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records and was included in the book’s 2011 edition. She was born on August 26, 1896 in Tennessee and moved to Georgia during the World War I to find work as a teacher. She had four children, 12 grandchildren, and many great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Besse Cooper and the Guinness Book 2011 Edition. Image via
The Modern Times Forever is considered the longest film ever made to date. It was made by a group of Danish artists, Superflex, and was played via a projector at the 2011 festival IHME Project 2011, on the side of Stora Enso Building in Helsinki, Finland on March of 2011. The film is 240 hours or 10 days long.
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The film is about what thousands of years of decay will do to modern architecture in the future compressed into the span of the 240 hours.
A giant Weta, found in the Little Barrier Island in New Zealand island, is thought to be the largest insect in the world to have been found to date. This gigantic insect weighs 71 grams – that’s heavier than three mice and even some bird species like the sparrow. It was found be adventurer Mark Moffett of Colorado, USA up in a tree after two days of searching.
Giant Weta – the largest insect ever found. Image via
Weta is the name given to about 70 insect species that can only be found in New Zealand. It’s body is similar to a cricket. The specimen that was found by Mr. Moffett had a wingspan of only seven inches but it’s body is huge in insect standard.
Artamène ou le Grand Cyrus (English: Artamène or Cyrus the Great) is the longest book ever written. This novel has ten volumes and was written by siblings Madeleine and Georges de Scudéry of France from 1649 to 1653. The book is composed of 2,100,000 words in over 8000 pages and was written in the French language.
The novel has more than four hundred characters and over one hundred settings. It has complex structure and plot making it difficult for the reader to acquire an overall grasp. If you however have time and can understand French, you can read it online at http://www.artamene.org.
Madeleine and Georges de Scudéry authors of Artamène ou le Grand Cyrus. Image via
This replica of the 1858 Remington New Model Army revolver is considered as the world’s largest revolver. It measured 4 feet and 2 inches in length and stand approximately 1 feet and 4 inches and was included in the
2005 edition of Guinness Record book. It was constructed by Ryszard Tobys of Poland.