The Guinness Book of Records, or more commonly known as Guinness World Records, was first published in 1955 by Hugh Beaver and was intended to keep track of unbelievable world records achieved throughout the history by people. The book is published annually, updating previous records with new ones, but some world records are made to never be broken by people who have a unique, special talent which they were born with.
There is a wide variety of records which people challenge for each year, from most hot-dogs eaten in a minute to, well, most toilet seats broken with your head. Surely many of these people know what they are doing and most of them worked for years to train themselves to succeed, but some of these records are made to never be broken in the near future.
It is always interesting to find out about what the human body can do and how certain people use it to their advantage. They reach new horizons with unforeseen results and the intention of dominating a certain sector to which they devote to for years in order to become the very best.
15. The Fastest Man In The World
Who doesn’t know about the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt? In 2009, he was declared “The World’s Fastest Runner” due to his incredible performance at Rio’s 100m lap sprint which was completed in less than 10 seconds with a top speed of 45 km/h. Bolt won 3 different gold medals for the 200m run (19 seconds) and the four 100m laps finished in just 37 seconds, speeds which were believed impossible to be achieved by today’s human. But the 30-year-old Jamaican sprinter managed to defeat these principles through his unbelievable agility which proved everyone wrong.
Bolt was the first athlete to win multiple consecutive Olympic titles and was declared the athlete of the year in 2008, shocking millions with his rare talent.
14. The Richest Man In The World
We all know him; he has reinvented the 21st century with his innovative software which has brought people and PCs closer than ever. Bill Gates is the richest man in the world with a current net worth of $80 billion thanks to his massive business ― Microsoft. Gates dropped out of Harvard along with his friend, Paul Allen in 1975, and founded Microsoft just 2 years later.
His operating system, Windows, runs on over 60% of today’s computers, conquering its well-known competitors, Apple OS, Linux, and Ubuntu. Gates was born on the 28th of October and is currently 61 years old, but he was not the richest person to have ever lived, though.
The richest person ever recorded was John D. Rockefeller, which had an estimated net worth of over $300 billion from his “Standard Oil” business, which was profiting from the rising demand for oil in 1890 (which made him become America’s first billionaire), but that is not it. The actual richest person to have ever lived was Caesar Augustus, with a net worth of $4.6 trillion, since he owned all of Egypt.