Malaysia’s records: Bigger, better, faster, more

Malaysia’s records: Bigger, better, faster, more

TREE PLANTING 110,461 trees planted in one minute. The event took place on Oct. 5, 2000, to celebrate World Habitat Day 2000.

LONGEST HULA HOOPING Nine-year old Ashwita Ramesh Nair surpassed her previous record for the longest hula hooping for a total of two hours, 12 minutes and 17.4 seconds nonstop. The feat was achieved on Oct. 15, 2005.

PLANE PULLING On Sept. 30, 1990, R. Letchemanah became the first Malaysian to use his hair to pull an aircraft. This Herculean task involved dragging a 32.5-ton (71,650 lbs.) Boeing 737 over a distance of 55.3 feet at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Subang.

TALLEST PENCIL A.W. Faber-Castell (M) Sdn Bhd took four months to complete a 66.4-foot tall pencil made of kiln-dried Jelutong sawn timber. The pencil is now housed at the company’s premises in USJ, Subang Jaya, Selangor.

LARGEST BEAN ART A total of 250 students from the Central Academy of Art and 250 volunteers took two days and two hours to complete a 104-foot long, 87.9-foot wide, Buddhism Auspicious Design collage made entirely from 12 tons of beans.

MOST EGGS CRUSHED WITH THE WRIST Sivasamy s/o Balakrishnan of Panaikkulam Village, Perak, crushed 25 eggs in 30 seconds. He placed the egg on the back of his wrist and bent his fingers backward to break the eggs. The feat was achieved on Sept. 20, 2005 at his work place, the Restaurant Naina Mohammed in Ipoh, Perak.

LONGEST ABBREVIATION The longest know abbreviation is S.K.O.M.K.H.P.K.J.C.D.P.W.B., the acronym for Syarikat Kerjasama Orang-Orang Melayu Kerajaan Hilir Perak Kerana Jimat Cermat Dan Pinjam-Meminjam Wang Berhad. The shorter version of this abbreaviation reads S.K.O.M.K.

SMALLEST SHREW The smallest adult specimen of the pentailed shrew (Ptilocercus lowii) of Malaysia has a length of 3 inches. It has a head and body length of 4 inches, its tail is 5 inches, and it weighs as little as 1.2 ounces.

MOST FREQUENT BEST MAN As of March 2006, Ting Ming Siong of Sibu, Sarawak, is still the most frequent best man with 1,395 times from 1975 to present day.

Source: The Malaysia Book of Records, 2007.

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