Vitomir Maričić, From Croatia, In September 2021, Has Broken The Guinness World Records For The Longest Underwater Walk Without Coming Up For Air. Vitomir’s 107 M (351 ft 0.5 in) Walk Broke The Previous Record Of 96 M (314 ft 11.5 in), Which Was Held By A Fellow Croatian, Boris Milosic, When He Walked In March Of 2020.
The Largest Ever, 58-Foot-Tall, Rogue Wave Has Been Recorded In The Waters Off British Columbia, Canada, In Nov. 2020. Rogue Waves, Also Called Killer Waves, Are Unpredictable, And Little Is Known About How They Form. And So, Studying Rogue Waves Could Help Scientists Better Understand The Forces Behind Them And Their Potential Impacts.
A New Guinness World Records Has Been Set In The Balancing Category By A Man From Yemen. Mohammed Muqbel Set The New Record When He Balanced/Stacked 4 Eggs On Top Of Each Other, Breaking His Previous Guinness World Records Of Stacking 3 Eggs. Mohammed Attributted His Success To “Tremendous Patience, Focus, And Calmness. Congrats!
A Lightning Bolt That Crossed Three Southern US States, Texas, Louisiana, And Mississippi In April 2020, According To World Meteorological Organization, Has Broken A New World Record By Being The Longest Lightning At 477 Mile Long. The Previous Record Was Set By A 440.6 Miles (709 km) Lightning Bolt, Which Was Recorded In Brazil In 2018.
NASA Plans To Crash The International Space Station (ISS) Into Point Nemo, In The South Pacific Ocean, By 2031. Point Nemo Is The point In The Ocean That is Farthest From Land, And It Has Been A Watery Grave For Many Other Spacecrafts. The ISS, Launched In 2000, Has Received More Than 200 Astronauts From 19 Different Countries.
Pakistan Has Made History With The Appointment Of Ayesha Malik, Age 55, As Its First Female Supreme Court Judge, In A Judiciary That Is Considered Conservative And Male-Dominated. Pakistan Is Said To Be The Only South Asian Country To Have Never Had A Female Supreme Court Judge, With Only 4% Of High Court Judges Being Women.
Zara Rutherford, A 19-Year-Old Belgian/ Briton, Has Made History As The Youngest Female To Fly Solo Around The World. She Accomplished The Feat With Her Shark UL Plane In 5 Months, Covering 28,000 Nautical Miles, And Stopping In 41 Countries And 5 Continents. But Travis Ludlow, At 18 Years, Is Generally The Youngest World Solo Pilot .
British-Belgian teen becomes youngest woman to fly solo round the world
Maya Angelou, Legendary Poet And Activist, Has Become The First Black Woman Printed On The US Quarter. Maya’s Quarters Are The First, In The American Women Quarters Program, To Honor Prominent Women In US History. Other Quarters, Later In 2022 Through 2025, Will Feature Others Like Sally Ride–The First American Woman Astronaut In Space.
A Set Of Californian Twins Have Achieved An Extremely Rare Feat By Being Born In Different Years. The Male Twin, Alfredo Antonio Trujillo, Was Born On New Year’s Eve Of 2021. While The Sister, Aylin Yolanda Trujillo, Arrived 15 Mins Later, At Exactly Midnight On Jan. 1st, 2022. The Probability Of This Happening Is Said To Be 1 In 2 Million.
NASA Is Said To Have Funded A Year-Long Program In Princeton, Which Paid 24 Priests To Find Out How The World’s Religion Would React If Evidence Of Alien Life Was Discovered. This Study Does Make One Curious About NASA’s Confidence In Finding Alien Life, Especially Given The Advances In Technology Like The James Webb Space Telescope.
TikTok, Previously Ranked No. 7 For Web Traffic, Has Surpassed Google And Facebook To Become The Year 2021 Most Visited Internet Platform. This Ranking Is Based On Cloudflare Data Of Website Generated Traffic In 2021. The Other Top 9 Ranking Websites Are Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, YouTube, Twitter, WhatsApp.
Nasa’s Parker Solar Probe Is Now The First Spacecraft To Touch Our Sun. The Probe Successfully Flew Through The Sun’s Upper Atmosphere To Sample Our Sun’s Particles And Magnetic Fields. This Feat Will Give Us Deeper Insights Into Our Sun’s Evolution And Impacts On Our Solar System, Inferably Teaching Us About Other Suns In The Universe.
Malta Has Became The First European Country To Allow Limited Possession And Cultivation Of Marijuana For Personal Use. The Law Allows Adults In Malta To Possess Up To 7g (0.25 oz) Of Cannabis And Grow Up To Four Plants. However, Adults Are Banned From Using It In Public Or Smoking In Front Of Children–Liable To A Fine OF 300-500 Euros
UAE Will Be The First Nation In The World To Formalize A Work Week That is Shorter Than 5 Days. This Comes When The UAE Adopts A 4.5-day Workweek, Beginning Jan 1, 2022, With Weekends To Comprise Friday Afternoon, Saturday, And Sunday. The Change Is Expected To Boost Work-Life Balance/Enhance Social Wellbeing, While Increasing Performance.
Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Survey, By Comparing The Cost In Dollars For Goods And Services In 173 Cities, Has For The First Time Named Tel Aviv, Israel, As The World’s Most Expensive City To Live In, While Paris And Singapore Came A Joint Second. Zurich Came Third. Damascus, In War-Torn Syria, Remains The World’s Cheapest City.
An Indian Government Survey, Between 2019 And 2021, Shows That, For The First Time In History, India Now Has More Women Than Men, With 1,020 Women For Every 1,000 Men. The Survey Of 650,000 Households Also Shows A Decline In India’s Reproductive Rate, Implying That India’s Current Population Of 1.4 Billion May Be Near Its Peak.
NASA Has Launched A Spacecraft To Test The First Technology That Could Save The Earth From Catastrophic Asteroid Impact. The Nasa’s Dart Mission Will, In Late Sept. Or Early Oct. 2022, Crash A Spacecraft Into A Non-threatening Asteroid Called Dimorphos, At 15,000 Miles/Hour, To Test How Difficult It Is To Stop A Huge Space Rock From Colliding With Earth.
Watch NASA’s DART Mission Launch (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) Official Broadcast/Stream
Portugal Has Passed A Law That Bans Employers From Contacting Employees After Work Hours. The Law, Amid A Surge Of Home Workers, Is Part Of An Effort To Appeal To Remote Workers Coming To Portugal And To Promote Healthy Work-Life Balance. Employers, According To The Law, Could Face Financial Penalties For Contacting Employees Outside Of Work Hours.
Law Makes It Illegal For Employers To Contact Workers When They Are Not At Work
A New Record May Have Been Set For The Longest Flight Over Water By An All-Electric Plane. The 48-Mile Flight Was Made Across The Cook Strait, New Zealand. And The Plane Was Piloted By Gary Freedman, The Founder Of The Record-Setting All-Electric Plane Company, ElectricAir, For ~40-Minutes From Omaka To Wellington Airport. Cool!
Electric Plane Flies Across New Zealand Strait For the First Time
William Shatner, Who Played Captain James T. Kirk In The Original “Star Trek” Series More Than 50 Years Ago, Has Overthrown Wally Funk To Become The Oldest person, At 90 Years Of Age, To Venture Into Space. He Became A Real “Space Explorer” Via Jeff Bezos Blue Origin’s New Shepard On Wednesday The 13th Of October 2021.
William Shatner becomes oldest person to go to space