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The First Car Race in America Reached Speeds of 7 Mph

Reading Time: 2 minutes Holy Toledo. The first car race in America reached average speeds of 7 mph (11 km/h). Although it was over a century ago, it surely must be described as the most mind numbingly boring race event of the last several hundred years. Going back to the late 19th century, the automobile was a relatively new …

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The Longest Story Ever Written by One Person is Peanuts

Reading Time: 3 minutes The longest story ever written by one person is not a gripping series of novels, nor is it The Never Ending Story (boy, was that a misleading title), it’s none other than Peanuts, the comic strip written by Charles M. Schulz. Clearly this is a rather big claim to make, especially with so many long and fantastic …

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The Most Babies Born To One Mother Was 69

Reading Time: 2 minutes The most babies born to one mother belongs to a woman from Russia during the 18th century. During her life she gave birth to what can be best described as a nerve wracking 69 babies, and nearly all of them survived. Today families usually restrict the number of children to between two or three on average. …

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Most Babies Born to One Mother at Once

Reading Time: 2 minutes It has been reported via social media, and a few suspect websites that an Indian woman set the enviable record for the most babies born to one mother at once. It was reported that she had delivered eleven babies, all at once, in a single pregnancy. Now that’s quite a massive number, and probably more suited …

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The Longest Sneezing Fit Ever Recorded Lasted 978 Days

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that the longest sneezing fit ever recorded lasted a whopping 978 days? As amazing as it sounds, it’s absolutely true. The poor unfortunate woman who suffered for over two agonizing years was Donna Griffiths from Worcestershire, England. For many of us who suffer a bout of the sniffles it usually lasts no more …

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Longest Hiccups Ever Recorded Lasted 68 Years – Charles Obsorne

Reading Time: 2 minutes The longest hiccups ever recorded lasted an agonising 68 years and finally ended for Charles Osborne, the unfortunate title holder, eleven months before his death. For most people who suffer an attack of the hiccups it is usually nothing more than an annoying inconvenience. Often it will last no more than an hour, and can be …

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