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TRANSPORT:- ships, cars, planes, roads, railways, motorcycles, etc.

EARTH:- cities, countries, mountains, seas, etc.

SPACE:- stars, moons, planets, comets, etc.

HUMANS:- tallest, shortest, fattest, etc.

ACHIEVEMENTS:- talking, ,money, prizes, typing, running, inventing, etc.

CREATURES:- animals, insects, reptiles, tallest, biggest, fastest, etc.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY:- chemicals, computers, microscopes, energy, etc.

BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES:- highest, oldest, flats, buildings, castles, etc.
 

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TRANSPORT

MOTORCARS

OLDEST MODEL:-
bullet TWO-FOOT LONG STEAM-POWERED MODEL
bullet CONSTRUCTED BY FERDINAND VERBIEST (DIED 1687)- A PRIEST
bullet NATIONALITY: BELGIAN
EARLIEST FULL-SCALE AUTOMOBILE:-
bullet MILITARY STEAM TRACTOR
bullet COMPLETED AT THE PARIS ARSENAL
bullet OCTOBER 1769
bullet BY NICOLAS-JOSEPH CUGNOT (1725-1804)
bullet NATIONALITY: FRENCH
bullet REACHED A SPEED OF 3.6 KM/H
EARLIEST PASSENGER CARRYING AUTOMOBILE:-
bullet STEAM POWERED ROAD VEHICLE
bullet CARRIED 8 PASSENGERS
bullet BUILT BY RICHARD TREVITHICK (1771-1833)
bullet NATIONALITY: BRITISH
bullet PLACE: CAMBORNE, CORNWALL, ENGLAND
bullet YEAR: 1801
PRODUCTION:-
bullet 1989
bullet 47 697 698 CARS WERE MANUFACTURED
LARGEST MANUFACTURER:-
bullet GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION
bullet DETROIT, MICHIGAN, USA
bullet 756 300 EMPLOYEES
bullet PRODUCED 948 000 VEHICLES IN 1992
bullet $126 BILLION INCOME IN 1989
LARGEST CAR FOR PRIVATE USE:-
bullet BOGATTI 'ROYALE' 41
bullet KNOWN AS 'GOLDEN BOGATTI'
bullet EIGHT-CYLINDER ENGINE; 12.7 LITRES CAPACITY
bullet 6.7 METRES LONG
bullet ONLY 6 ASSEMBLED AT MOLSHEIM, FRANCE
bullet BY : ETTORE BUGATTI
bullet NATIONALITY: ITALIAN
bullet YEAR: 1927
LARGEST ENGINE:-
bullet CAPACITY= 13.5 LITRES
bullet US PIERCE-ARROW 6-66 RACEABOUT (1912-1918)
MOST EXPENSIVE CAR:-
bullet XJ220 JAGUAR
bullet BRITISH= 402418 POUNDS
CHEAPEST CAR OF ALL TIME:-
bullet RED BUG BUCKBOARD
bullet 1922
bullet BUILT BY BRIGGS & STRATTON
bullet MILAWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, USA
bullet 120-150 US$
FASTEST:-
bullet ROLLS ROYCE AVON 302 JET POWERED THRUST 2
bullet DESIGNED BY JOHN ACKROYD
bullet DRIVEN BY RICHARD NOBLE
bullet SPEED= 1019.467 KM/H 633.468 MILES PER HOUR
bullet PLACE: BLACK ROCK DESERT, NEVADA, USA
bullet YEAR: 1983
WORST DRIVER:-
bullet 75-YEAR OLD MALE DRIVER
bullet RECEIVED 10 TRAFFIC TICKETS
bullet DROVE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD 4 TIMES
bullet COMMITTED 4 HIT-AND-RUN OFFENCE
bullet CAUSED 6 ACCIDENTS
bullet ALL WITHIN 20 MINUTES!!!!!!!
bullet MCKINNEY, TEXAS, USA
bullet 15 OCTOBER 1966
LARGEST CAR PARK:-
bullet WEST EDMONDON MALL
bullet EDMONDON, ALBERTA, CANADA
bullet 20 000 VEHICLES
HEAVIEST LOAD:-
bullet JOHN BROWN ENGINEERS & CONTRACTORS
bullet MOVED THE CONOCO KOTTER FIELD PRODUCTION DECK
bullet 3805 TONNES
bullet PLACE: CONTINENTAL NETHERLANDS OIL CO., LEIDSENHAGE, NETHERLANDS
bullet YEAR:- 1984
bullet TIME: TOOK 3 DAYS TO ACHIEVE
NON- STOP DURATION:-
bullet SCALEXTRIC JAGUAR KJ8
bullet RAN NON-STOP 866hr 44min 54sec
bullet 2850.39 KM 1771.2 MILES
bullet YEAR: 1989
bullet ORGANIZED BY: BRYAN G. APPS
PLANES

EARLIEST FLIGHT:-
bullet PLACE: KILL DEVIL HILL, KITTY HAWK, NORTH CAROLINA, USA
bullet TIME: 10:35 AM
bullet DATE: 17 DEC 1903
bullet FLYER 1
bullet AIRSPEED: 48KM/H 30MPH
bullet ALTITUDE: 2.5-3.5M 8-12 ft
bullet DISTANCE: 36.5M 120 ft
bullet DURATION: 12 SECONDS
bullet DRIVEN BY: ORVILLE WRIGHT
bullet WATCHED BY: WILBUR WRIGHT, 4 MEN AND A BOY
LARGEST WING SPAN:-
bullet HUGHES H.4 HERCULES FLYING BOAT
bullet WING SPAN = 97.51M X 66.64M 319ft X 218 ft
EARLIEST SUPERSONIC (FASTER THAN SOUND) FLIGHT:-
bullet 1947
bullet CHARLES ELWOOD YEAGER
bullet EDWARDS, AIR FORCE BASE, MUROC, CALIFORNIA, USA
bullet BELL XS-1 ROCKET PLANE
LIGHTEST PLANE:-
bullet GYPSY SKYCYCLE
bullet 111 KG 245lb
bullet BUILT IN 1985
FASTEST AIRLINER:-
bullet SUPERSONIC BAC/AEROSPATIALE CONCORDE
bullet FLOWN 1969
bullet 2333 KM/H 1450MPH
bullet MORE THAN TWICE THE SPEED OF SOUND
FASTEST PLANE:-
bullet 3529.56KM/H 2193MPH
bullet MORE THAN 3 TIMES THE SPEED OF SOUND
bullet LOCKHEAD SR-71A BLACKBIRD
bullet FLOWN BY: CAPTAIN ELDON W. JORSEZ AND MAJOR GEORGE T. MORGAN
bullet NEAR BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA, USA
LARGEST AIRPORT:-
bullet KING KHALID INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
bullet OUTSIDE RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
bullet COST 2.1 BILLION POUNDS
bullet AREA = 225 KM SQUARED
LONGEST AIR TICKET:-
bullet 12 M 13FT
bullet COST $4500
bullet ISSUED TO MR. BRUNO LEUNEN
bullet BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
bullet 1984
bullet USED FOR AN 85623 KM 53203 MILE TRIP ON 80 AIRLINES WITH 109 STOPOVERS
BUSIEST AIRLINE:-
bullet USA
bullet MORE THAN 450 MILLION PASSENGERS PER YEAR
MOST EXPERIENCED PASSENGER:-
bullet EDWIN A. SHACKLETON
bullet BRISTOL, AVON, ENGLAND
bullet FLEW 462 TIMES
bullet NATIONALITY: BRITISH
YOUNGEST PILOT:-
bullet 15 YEARS 5 MONTHS
bullet SGT THOMAS DOBNEY
bullet NATIONALITY: BRITISH
bullet 1941
MOST FLYING HOURS:-
bullet JOHN EDWARD LONG (PILOT)
bullet NATIONALITY: AMERICAN
bullet 58 205 HOURS
SHIPS

EARLIEST SHIPS:-
bullet ABORIGINAL DOUBLE-CANOES
bullet BELIEVED TO BE USED AS EARLY AS 55 000 BC
bullet TRAVELLED FROM NEW GUINEA TO TORRES STRAIT
EARLIEST SURVIVING SHIP:-
bullet PESSE, NETHERLANDS
bullet USED ABOUT 6315 BC
LARGEST BATTLESHIP:-
bullet YAMATO
bullet JAPANESE
bullet COMPLETED IN 1941
bullet SUNK IN 1945
bullet MASS = 73977 TONNES
bullet LENGTH = 263 METRES
FASTEST WARSHIP:-
bullet SES 100B
bullet US NAVY HOVERCRAFT
bullet 170KM/H
LARGEST SUBMARINE:-
bullet RUSSIAN TYPHOON CLASS SUBMARINES
bullet MASS = 26 500 TONNES
bullet 170 M LONG
bullet ARMED WITH 20 OVERHEAD MISSILES
MOST MASSIVE COLLISION:-
bullet 1977
bullet OFF THE COAST OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
bullet TANKER VENOIL STRUCK HER SISTER SHIP VENPET
LARGEST PORT:-
bullet PORT OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY, USA
bullet NAVIGABLE WAVEFRONT OF 1215 KM 755 MILES
bullet AREA = 238 KM SQUARED 92 MILES SQUARED
bullet TOTAL CAPACITY OF 391 SHIPS
YOUNGEST TO SAIL ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN:-
bullet 17 yr 176 days
bullet DAVID SANDEMAN
bullet NATIONALITY: BRITISH
bullet 43 DAYS, 1976
OLDEST TO SAIL ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN:-
bullet 76 yr 165 days
bullet STEFAN SZWARNOWSKI
bullet NATIONALITY: BRITISH
bullet 72 DAYS, 1989
MOTORCYCLES

EARLIEST:-
bullet WOODEN FRAMED MOTORIZED BYCICLE
bullet BUILT AT BAD CANNSTATT, GERMANY
bullet 1885
bullet BY GOTTLIEB DAIMLER (CO-FOUNDER OF MERCEDES BENZ)
bullet DRIVEN BY WILHEL MAYBACH
FASTEST RACING MOTORCYCLES:-
bullet HONDA, SUZUKI AND YAMAH RACING MOTORCYCLES
bullet ALL REACH 300 KM/H 186MPH UNDER RACE CONDITIONS
HIGHEST SPEED:-
bullet DONALD A. VESCO
bullet NATIONALITY: AMERICAN
bullet LIGHTNING BOLT STREAMLINER
bullet 512.733 KM/H 318.598MPH
LARGEST PYRAMID:-
bullet ROYAL SIGNALS WHITE HELMETS
bullet A PYRAMID OF 54 MEN ON 8 MOTORCYCLES
bullet IT WAS ONLY HELD BY MUSCLE AND DETERMINATION ONLY
bullet 1992
BACKWARDS RIDING:-
bullet SIGNALMAN DEWI JONES
bullet ROYAL SIGNALS WHITE HELMETS
bullet DISTANCE = 33KM 20MILES
bullet TIMES = 90 MINUTES
bullet NATIONALITY: AMERICAN
ROADS

OLDEST:-
bullet SWEET TRACK
bullet SOMERSET LEVELS NEAR SHAPWICK, ENGLAND
bullet BUILT IN 3800 BC
LONGEST MOTORABLE ROAD:-
bullet PAN-AMERICAN HIGHWAY
bullet FROM ALASKA (USA) TO SANTIAGO (CHILE)
bullet 24140KM 15000 MILES
HIGHEST:-
bullet 13KM LONG
bullet 6080 M HIGH
bullet GANGDISE, TIBET
LONGEST TRAFFIC JAM:-
bullet STRETCHED 176 KM 109.3 MILES!!!
bullet FROM LYON TOWARDS PARIS (FRANCE)
bullet 16 FEB 1980
bullet  
bullet 1.5 MILLION CARS
bullet EAST-WEST GERMAN BORDER
bullet 1990
RAILWAYS

EARLIEST TRAIN:-
bullet WAGONS RUNNING ON WOODEN RAILS
bullet FIRST USED IN 1550
bullet LEBERTHAL, ALSACE, FRANCE
FIRST STEAM LOCOMOTIVE:-
bullet BUILT BY RICHARD TREVITHICK
bullet COALBROOKDALE, SHROPS, ENGLAND
bullet 1803
FASTEST:-
bullet 9851 KM/H
bullet ON AN UNMANNED ROCKET SLED OVER A 15.2KM 9.5 MILE LONG RAIL TRACK
bullet WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, NEW MEXICO, USA
bullet 1982
FASTEST NATIONAL RAIL SYSTEM:-
bullet 515 KM/H 320MPH
bullet FRENCH SNCF HIGH SPEED TRAIN TGV (TRAIN A GRAND VITESSE)
bullet BETWEEN COURTALAIN AND TOURS
bullet 1990
LONGEST TRACK:-
bullet 9438 KM 5864MILES
bullet TRANSIBERIAN LINE
bullet MOSCOW (RUSSIA) TO NAKHODIKA (RUSSIA) ON THE SEA OF JAPAN
bullet 97 STOPS ON THE JOURNEY
bullet IT TAKES 8 DAYS 4 HOURS 25 MINUTES
LARGEST STATION:-
bullet GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL
bullet NEW YORK CITY, USA
bullet BUILT FROM 1903-1913
bullet 19 HECTARES 48 ACRES
bullet ON AVERAGE : 550 TRAINS PER DAY
bullet ON AVERAGE : 200 000 PEOPLE PER DAY