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Transcript of World Records
Worlds tallest man
What we are doing today:
Different world record facts
Rolf Buchholz from Dortmund, Germany
53 years old
2 horn implants on his forehead
As of August 2010, he has 16 piercings in his right ear, 15 in his left ear, 25 in his eyebrows, 8 in his nose, 158 around and on his lips, 2 in his tongue, 8 in the rest of his body, 3 in his nipples, 4 in his navel and 278 in other areas...
Most pierced man
To inform what crazy things people are doing these days, how these unique people get so talented, and talk about different world records
the best global performance ever recorded and verified in a specific skill or sport. The book Guinness World Records collates records, from first and best to worst human achievements, to extremes in the natural world and beyond.
Oldest women to live
Jeanne Louise Calment (France)
122 years and 164 days
She lived through two World Wars, the development of television, the modern motor car, aeroplanes and numerous other items which are taken for granted today.
Asked on her 120th birthday what she expected of the future, she replied, "a very short one"
The tallest man living is Sultan Kösen
Measured 251 cm (8 ft. 3 in) in Ankara, Turkey on February 8th 2011
The part-time farmer was the first man over 8 ft. to be measured by Guinness World Records in over 20 years.
Worlds longest finger nails
The longest fingernails on a pair of male hands belonged to Melvin Boothe (USA) whose
nails had a combined length of 9.85 m (32 ft 3.8 inch)
when measured in Troy, Michigan, USA on 30 May 2009. Unfortunately, Melvin passed away in December 2009.
The most seedless grapes stuffed in the mouth is 79, achieved by Dinesh Shivnath Upadhyaya, in Mumbai, India, on April 8th 2012.
We need 3 brave volunteers with big mouths!
Take out a half sheet of paper and a pen and get ready to show what you've learned!
1. How old is the oldest woman to live?
2. Where is the most pierced man from?
3. Is Melvin Booth, a male with the longest fingernails, still alive?
4. How tall is the tallest man?
a) 251 cm
b) 251 ft
c) 302 ft
d) 300 ft
Do you think some world records give certain people bad publicity?
Why do you think world records Exist? Why are they so important to people?
Do you think world records affect unique people in a good or bad way?
5. What was the most dramatic event in Lee Redmond's life? (female with the longest nails)
a) Her dog Rex died
b) Lost her nails in car accident
c) Broke her leg
d) Died her hair blue on accident
6. A world record is ...
a) A talk about aliens
b) Silly comment
c) Funny story
d) The best global performance
7. Where is the hairiest teenager girl from?
b) Planet Mars
8. Is the hairiest teenager girl happy and excited to tell her story?
9. What is the name of the guy with the big mouth in the video?
A female Lee Redmond had the longest fingernails
Their length was 8.65 m (28 ft. 4.5 inch)
Lee has not cut her nails since 1979
Unfortunately all of her nails broke off in a car accident
Lee says that losing her nails was the most dramatic event of her life
Supatra "Nat" Sasuphan (Thailand)
Nat says, "I don't feel any different to anyone else, and I've got lots of friends at school."
Now a celebrity, she's starting to enjoy her fame, and was thrilled by the chance to visit a foreign country.
"It's really fun and exciting," she told us, "and it's my first time on a plane. I've never been outside Thailand."
Her most exciting experience was the moment she was crowned Hairiest Child. "Being hairy makes me special," she said, adding: "This the happiest day of my life!"
The oldest woman is 122 years old
The most pierced man is from Germany
Melvin Booth, a male with the longest fingernails, is no longer alive
The tallest man is 251 cm tall
Lee Redmond, a female with the longest fingernails, tells that the most dramatic event of her life was losing all of her nails in a car accident, but she admits that it is much easier to live without those nails
A world record is the best global performance
The hairiest teenage girl is from Thailand
The hairiest teenage girl is happy and excited to tell people about her life and her unique look
Some people work hard for these talents and accomplishments, and others are just born with it!
Heaviest weight lifted by human beard
The heaviest weight lifted by human beard is 140 lb 16 oz
Achieved by Antanas Kontrimas (Lithuania) on June 26th 2013