14 Fantastic Facts & Records Around The World We Bet You Didn’t Know

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The world is running ahead very fast and its difficult for anyone to remember even the awesome things that happened few years back. Records are being broken every single day and it becomes impossible to keep in mind all the things you come across. Human voluntary mind can process twenty million bits per second. This means as days by we may forget the most important memories and glorious things that ever happened.

Here we have assembled all the 14 awesome records and facts of the world that most of you might not know.

1) Bill Gates has been declared the richest man in the world for the 16th time by Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of global billionaires.


2) Kim Ung-yong has the highest IQ ever in the world, with an IQ of 210.


3) Tallest and shortest man in the world: 31-year old Sultan Kösen from Turkey measures in at 8 feet, 3 inches. Chandra Bahadur Dangi, the 75-year-old man from Nepal is 1 foot, 7 inches tall.


4) No doubt that Sachin Tendulkar has scored the highest number of runs in Cricket: 15921 runs in 200 matches in test cricket and 18,426 runs in ODI.

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5) The most goals scored in a specified period is 1,279 by Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Brazil) known as Pelé, from 7 Sep 1956 to 1 Oct 1977 in 1,363 games. His best year was 1959 with 126 goals.


6) Artur Friedenreich (Brazil, 1892-1969) scored an undocumented 1,329 goals in a 26 year first-class football career, between 1909 and 1935.

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7) The heaviest person in medical history was Jon Brower Minnoch (USA) with 442 kg.


8) The country with the highest number of Nobel laureates is US winning 353 Nobel prizes in all the categories.


9) World’s largest pizza commercially available is 1 m 37 cm (4 ft 6 in) by 1 m 37 cm (4 ft 6 in) and is sold at the Big Mama”s and Papa”s Pizzeria, Los angeles, California. It is a square pizza which is said to serve between 50 and 100 people. It has a cost of $199.99 excluding taxes :)



10) Muthaya Muralitharan, the Sri lankan bowler is scoring the highest number of wickets in test and ODI matches. 534 wickets in test matches and 800 wickets ODI.

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11) The tallest dog ever is ‘Zeus’ (USA) a Great Dane, who measured 1.118 m (44 in) tall on 4 October 2011 and is owned by Denise Doorlag and her family, of Otsego, Michigan, USA


12) According to the UN, the country with the highest divorce rate in the world is the Maldives with 10.97 divorces per 1,000 inhabitants per year. The strange part is that, this country is the most preferred one for newly weds. Better not to opt Maldives for your honeymoon 😛


13) The greatest fully authenticated age to which any human has ever lived is 122 years 164 days by Jeanne Louise Calment of France.


14) According to Cisco, South Korea has the best broadband service in the world, with an average download throughput of 33.5 megabits per second – nearly three times the speed of second-place Hong Kong – an average upload throughput of 17 megabits per second.


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