Update on ... ... records
Friday 08 August 1997
In January, a new US record was set for the most snow in a single day when 77 inches fell in a 24-hour period in Buffalo, NY.
In January, a common tern broke the record for the longest known flight by a wild bird when it flew well over 16,000 miles in a single journey from Finland to Australia.
In Rockford, Illinois, Janet Pasaye gave birth to the second of a pair of twins on 28 January, exactly 92 days after the first had been delivered. This is a new record for the longest time between twins.
In Bonn in April, an engineering student set a new speed record for in-line skates after holding on to the back of a Porsche as it towed him to a speed of 153 mph. He clung to a specially built rack on the back of the car.
In May, a Swiss buyer paid 16,100 Swiss francs (pounds 8,000) for a box of 25 Cuban cigars. The average of pounds 320 per cigar was a new record.
In May, Hugh Edeleanu set a new record of 22hr 10min 30 sec for driving a mechanical digger from John O'Groats to Lands End.
Life & Style blogs
WWE 2K15 gameplay trailer: First look at Sting, Triple H and Daniel Bryan in next-gen graphics
iOS 8 apps and features: eight iPhone settings you need to look at after you install the update
iPhone 'Wave': iOS 8 hoax claims you can charge your iPhone in the microwave - you can't
First day of Autumn: Google Doodle celebrates 2014 Autumn equinox
What does human meat taste like?
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
- 2 Rihanna 'nude pictures' claims emerge on 4Chan as hacking scandal continues
- 3 Kim Kardashian 'nude photos' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence scandal
- 4 'F*ck it, I quit': KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quits live on air in spectacular fashion
- 5 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
£16500 - £20000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: We are currently r...
£100 - £125 per day: Randstad Education Crawley: KS2 PPA Teacher currently nee...
£40000 - £45000 per annum + pension, healthcare,25 days: Ashdown Group: An est...
£28000 per annum: Ashdown Group: IT Software Application Support Analyst - Imm...