Largest Hula World Record and Why It Matters

True Strange News: Sept. 12 — Getti Kehayova, in Las Vegas (@getti_hulahoops on Instagram) now holds the Guinness World Record for largest hula hoop spun by a female. Getti said she had to practice for a year to accomplish this record breaking hula and she used a protective vest to keep from damaging her ribs. The former circus performer achieved the record by spinning a hula hoop measuring 17 feet and 1/4 inches in diameter around her body three times. (UPI) Miss Kehayova told True Strange News recently that although her custom made hoop was constructed of titanium, a light … Continue reading Largest Hula World Record and Why It Matters

Stray Dog Joins Human Race in China

A stray dog joined a 100-meter foot race in Yinchuan City, China, and came in second. Since the dog was not in place at the starting blocks and since the video available doesn’t show exactly when the dog joined the race, it is difficult to say if this was a fair second place. Still funny. Video: Runners in a 100-meter race in China were surprised when a stray dog joined the competition — and nearly came in first. A video filmed Thursday at the Beifang University of Nationalities in Yinchuan City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, shows a white dog joining … Continue reading Stray Dog Joins Human Race in China

All-Japan Pillow Fighting Championship

This is the strangest thing I’ve seen today. Did you know that there is a real pillow fighting sport in Japan? In the small fishing town of Ito, 150 kilometers south of Tokyo, teams gathered from across the region to compete in the event that has been one of Japan’s quirkiest since 2013. Started by a group of high school children in Shizuoka, the game is based on the age-old ritual of pillow fighting when away from the supervision of teachers and parents at a sleep-over or on a school trip. The game starts with all five players ‘sleeping’ under … Continue reading All-Japan Pillow Fighting Championship

New Record: For High-Heels Marathon

Few can run a 6 hour 4 minute marathon and only one person so far has done so in high heels. This fast fashionable feet feat recently won one Christelle Doyhambehere a place in the Guinness World Records. She accomplished this at the Paris marathon a few days ago, with a time of 6:04:07. Christelle Doyhambehere, 34, of Pau, smashed the record previously set at the Chattanooga, Tenn., marathon by U.S. woman Irene Sewell, who ran the 26.2 miles in 7:27:53. Read more: UPI Yes, there’s a record for high-heeled marathon running. And when Doyhambehere ran in just over six … Continue reading New Record: For High-Heels Marathon

The World Record In Human-Powered Flight Still Stands from 1988

Few things seem less likely than extended human-powered flight, but it has been done. The Icarus Cup is an ongoing competition for human powered flight. Below is a video of Zak Moore’s 1km flight in the 2018 Icarus Cup. If you think that’s cool, consider this: The world distance record for human powered flight has stood since 1988 at 115.11 km. That’s an amazing 71.52 miles. Kanellos Kanellopoulos (Greece) pedalled his Daedalus 88 aircraft 115.11 km (71.52 miles) from Heraklion, Crete, to the Greek island of Santorini on 23 April 1988. His epic flight lasted 3 hr 54 min 59 … Continue reading The World Record In Human-Powered Flight Still Stands from 1988

A 1.4 Million Dollar Speedy Pigeon

The most unlikely news I saw today was this: Armando, a champion speedy pigeon, was purchased for a record 1.4 million dollars by a Chinese bird racing enthusiast. PIPA, the website that organized the auction for Belgian breeder Joel Verschoot, said a pigeon named Armando was purchased by a Chinese buyer for $1.4 million, the highest price ever paid for a racing pigeon. The website said it expected Armando, considered to be “the best long distance pigeon of all time,” to sell for a large amount, but officials were shocked by the size of the final bid. … The previous … Continue reading A 1.4 Million Dollar Speedy Pigeon

Strange Golf: Eagle Helps Man Make Hole-in-One

Here’s a strange once-in-a-lifetime experience: If this YouTube video is to be believed, an eagle took an interest in a British Columbia man’s golfball and dropped it into the hole for him before flying away, giving him an unoffical hole-in-one and one amazing true strange story. Can eagles be trained? This could create a whole new hybrid golf sport. I’d watch more golf if trained eagles were part of it. “I was playing my first round of golf of the season. 2nd hole, par 3, I hit my tee shot onto the green. As I walked towards it, a Bald … Continue reading Strange Golf: Eagle Helps Man Make Hole-in-One

(Video) Surfing Santas, A Brief History

Merry Christmas. Here is a strange and festive annual holiday happening you may want to check out if you find yourself near Cocoa Beach, Florida: Surfing Santas. The event has grown since it was started in 2009 and now thousands attend to watch and hundreds participate by surfing in costume each Christmas Eve. This year (yesterday) some 600 Santa surfers attended and raised money for charities. Monday’s Surfing Santas event raised $40,000 for two local nonprofit organizations: Grind for Life, which helps people with cancer, and the Florida Surf Museum. These Santas weren’t riding sleighs and were more likely to … Continue reading (Video) Surfing Santas, A Brief History