The 10 Best Guinness World Records Broken by Houston
Everyone loves a story of accomplishment, and Houston has them in spades. Quite a few Guinness World Records have been won either in the city or by our people, and today we celebrate the ten best.
Jason David Frank - Most pine boards broken in freefall
The former Tommy Oliver from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers has gone on to an impressive martial arts and MMA career after his time on the show. He also has one of the most badass records in the world when he broke seven pine boards in the middle of a skydive. The previous record was two. That's right, when he was riding in a giant robotic dragon and spinkicking alien monsters, that was his warm-up.
Channel Tapper - World's longest tongue (female)
Someone that never has trouble reaching the last bit of ice cream in the cone is Chanel Tapper, whose tongue reaches 3.8 in. Though she was born in California, she moved to Houston in 2011 and was living here when she was recognized for having grown the largest known female tongue in the world.
Hennessey Venom GT - Fastest production car to travel from 0 - 300 km/h (0-186 mph)
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Though it's not made in Houston, that where John Kiewicz drove the Hennessey Venom into the record books for the fastest time from 0 to 300 km/h in a production car. At Ellington Field in January 2013, the Venom managed to to so in 13.63 seconds.
Matthew Feldman - Joggling
Joggling, the practice of juggling while joggling, takes great skill and coordination. Rice University's Matthew Feldman actually holds several world records in the discipline including fastest 5 km (3.1 mi) joggling with five objects at 27 min 6.74 sec when he was 18, and the fastest 400m while juggling five objects at 1 min 10.50 sec.
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