For many people, bacon is one of the most deliciously yummy things to eat. In 2013, Bacon Bling sandwich got into the Guinness Book of World Records as being the most expensive bacon sandwich. It contains a "rare breed bacon," eggs, truffle oil and black truffles, gold leaf and dust, and saffron. It was priced at $235.
Those who happened to be in the Philippines this May were lucky to become witnesses of breaking a Guinness Record. 15,185 lanterns were released within 10 minutes, making the sky look as if the stars suddenly got closer. This was done at the University of the Philippine Visayas.
Even if your eyesight is 20/20, you`ll need help reading this book. Simple reading glasses probably won`t do either. Japan`s Toppan Printing set a record in March 2013 creating the smallest book ever. Its dimensions are 0.0291 x 0.0295 inches, and it has 22 pages, mostly filled with images of flowers.
The name "The Boy and His Atom" sounds pretty mundane at first, right? Well, guess what the movie is made with? Atoms! Yes, tiny particles the molecules consist of. IBM set a record for the smallest stop motion film ever recorded in April 2013.
This year was the year of breaking the record of being the youngest pilot to circumnavigate the globe. At first, it was James Anthony Tan from Malaysia, who did this being 22 years old. Next was Jack Wiegang of Fresno, California, at 21 years old. Finally, the winner became a 19-year-old - Ryan Campbell from Cooma, Australia - who flew around the world in September 2013.
More than 5 million LEGO brickswere used to create a life sized replica of the Star Wars X-wing fighter jet. Themodel weighs nearly 20,865 kilograms, stands 3.35 meters tall and 13.1 meterslong, with a wingspan of 13.44 meters.
How much would you pay for a Sony PlayStation 3 game? If you can spend all the money you want, you might as well get Grid 2: Mono Edition. It is the most expensive game to ever be sold, and it is priced at $190,000. Why so expensive? It comes with an actual BAC Mono car!
There are many bans on smoking, and you can see those signs pretty much everywhere these days. However, a record-breaking sign was created in the Philippines in June 2013. 13,892 people got together and participated in the largest human no smoking sign. This took place at the Bicol University football field.
If you are complaining that you`re reaching the top of the hill or already over it, and that is your excuse for not doing awesome things any longer, stop. Yuichiro Miura is 80 years old and on May 23, 2013 he climbed the Everest! Granted, it wasn`t an unfamiliar journey for him for he climbed the great mountain in 2003 and in 2008, but still!
People make art from all kinds of "ingredients" these days. Orange Julius joined the renowned fruit sculptor Shawn Feeney, and together they created the largest fruit sculpture ever! It is a 10-feet-tall tree made with 1,200 pieces of orange, pineapple, strawberry, peach, and mango. Is it lunchtime yet? That sounds like a great meal!
That pumpkin would definitely make an awesome Jack o` Lantern! If not a standard one, at least this would surely be the biggest. Tim Mathison, California`s lumber salesman, has grown the largest pumpkin to date. It weighs 2,032 pounds and it took 105 to grow this humongous beast of a vegetable.
Who hasn`t played with dominoes, patiently creating long lines of standing up pieces and then one move changes it all. Some don`t stop creating these wonders even when they are grown up. 4,845 second-hand books smoothly tumbled in the largest domino book chain. This record was set in Belgium in November 2013.
Sometimes record breakers manage to break their own records. This happened to Kinichi Ito, who ran 100-meter distance on all fours in 14.47 seconds in 2012. In 2013, he managed to beat that time and completed the distance in 16.87 seconds.
Would you like to play in a ball pit but always are told that you`re too big for that? Well, no more! Check out the record-setting ball pit at the Kerry Hotel in Shanghai, China. More than 1 million balls were used to fill this pool. Jumping in 1, 2... 3!
Christmas cheer is always connected with Christmas trees. The world`s largest Christmas tree that floats was lit up in 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, the capital of Brazil. This humongous tree is 279 feet tall. For comparison, the US Statue of Liberty is 305 feet tall from the base to the very top. This Christmas tree also features 3.1 million lights.