Canadian professional swimmer Maggie MacNeil won gold at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Swimming Championships and broke the world record for the 50-meter backstroke.
Record-breaking performance: MacNeil, 21, bested seven other competitors at the United Arab Emirates’ Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi on Monday, according to Swimming World Magazine.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated in order to fix a mistake in the headline.
Filipino athlete Ernest John “EJ” Obiena has set a new pole vaulting Asian record after winning a gold medal at the 2021 Golden Roof Challenge in Austria on Sept. 11.
A Google engineer from Japan has broken the Guinness World Record for the most accurate value of pi.
Emma Haruka Iwao, who has been with Google for more than three years, used the company’s cloud-computing service to calculate pi to an astronomical 31.4 trillion digits, beating Peter Trueb’s record of 9 trillion in November 2016.
A farmer from Holualao, Hawaii has been making news lately for his incredibly large avocados, which are as heavy as a human baby.
Huang Junkai, a 13-year-old teen from Shanghai, China, recently beat his own world Double Dutch record during an international competition.
At the recent Double Dutch Contest Shanghai Vol. 5 last Sunday, Huang smashed his own record after he skipped 136 times in just 30 seconds, which equates to an average of 9.07 times per second, Global Times reported.
A Rubik’s Cube boy wonder from Xiamen, Fujian province, China recently broke two Guinness World Records consecutively in a single day.
In the first clip, 13-year-old Jianyu Que solved three puzzles simultaneously using both his hands and feet. He was able to start a new record of 1 minute and 36.39 seconds, according to Guinness World Records.
Masazo Nonaka, who is known as the world’s oldest living man, just turned 113 years old on Wednesday.
The Japanese grandpa celebrated his birthday with his family in his hometown of Ashoro on Hokkaido island.
A sixth-grader has been making headlines in China for towering over his classmates at 6 feet 9 inches tall.
For starters, Xiaoyu was born to tall parents. His father is over 1.8 meters (5 feet 10.87 inches), while his mother and grandfather both stand at over 1.9 meters (6 feet 2.80 inches).
A group of students in Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, has broken the record for “Most Skips Over a Single Rope in One Minute.”
The E-Jump Fuji group managed to jump over the spinning rope 230 times thanks to their specialty of fast-skipping in a figure-eight form.
A 117-year-old Japanese woman known for being the world’s oldest person passed away on Saturday evening.
Nabi Tajima, who was born on August 4, 1900, was the last known person to be born in the 19th century. She lives in Kikai, a town in Kagoshima Prefecture on Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands.
Masazo Nonaka, a 112-year-old Japanese man who was officially recognized as the oldest living man in the world, says the secret to his longevity is bathing in hot springs and eating sweets.
Nonaka, from Ashoro on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, became the title holder three months after the passing of previous record breaker, Spain’s Francisco Nuñez Olivera, who had passed away last January at the age of 113, according to Guinness World Record.
The world record for the highest priced Chinese ceramics sold was broken after a rare brush-washing bowl was bought in Hong Kong for a whopping $37.7 million.
Bidding on the 900-year-old ceramic bowl started at a hefty 80 million Hong Kong dollars ($10.2 million).