While the term “record-breaking” is thrown out a lot, the designation of holding a Guinness World Record has a certain awe-inspiring quality.
Since 1955, the company has been showcasing amazing and unusual records set be people from all over the world. Did you know you could visit the highest outdoor elevator, eat at the world’s most expensive restaurant, or walk the world’s narrowest street?
That’s right. Here are some fascinating destinations that hold amazing records of their own that you might not have known even existed.
Largest Indoor Ski Resort
You’ve probably never even thought about skiing indoors, but you can do it in record-breaking fashion at the world’s largest indoor ski resort in the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. Skiers can swish through year-round snow and over 1,000 feet of runs, tube slides that let you toboggan through the snow, and a Freestyle Zone for practicing jumps.
Growing up, University of Texas at Austin junior Joel Weber, 25, loved tree houses and had a fascination with “living small.” After spending some time living in Central America, he became even more fascinated with the concept.
He saw how small and simple the people there lived, and that it was more about community.
So when he transferred to UT, he felt that everything fell into place to make his plan a reality. He decided to ditch the dorm scene and opted for a 145-square-foot space instead.
Redditor Stephaniiie and her boyfriend wanted a portable retreat from the Canadian backcountry that would be a bit more comfortable than a tent, so they picked up a 1968 Flat Top Boler fiberglass trailer.
For those who aren’t up to date on their history of Canadian trailers, the Boler is somewhat of a Canadian classic. Introduced in 1968, the famous ‘egg on wheels’ had a simple design that made it a very popular lightweight family travel trailer.
The inside included a stove, fridge or ice box, sink with hand pump, and amazingly, the trailer could sleep four people. The rear dinette table between the seats lowered to created a double bed, and the front gaucho converted into bunk beds.
This vintage trailer was in great condition, with no leaks, great guts, working appliances, and new tires. And, best of all, it could fit their huge dog a lot more comfortably than a tent!
Though it is kind of hard to believe you could fit four people inside that tiny camper! Let alone a dog…
There are certain movie scenes that are so poignant or engaging that you don’t even realize you’re holding your breath while you’re watching it. They become iconic and familiar to pretty much anyone who has seen the movie (and even those who haven’t).
A good film is a true work of cinematic art and, as these images prove, they stay with you long after the credits roll.
They say that everyone has a twin somewhere in the world. Most of us will never come across that doppelgänger given the vast expanse of the world, but if you’re a celebrity, your face is plastered everywhere and there are thousands of people who think they look like you. But what about people from the past?
Whether it’s a convict from the 1800’s who looks like Justin Timberlake or an ancient pope who looks so much like Sylvester Stallone that you will be amazed, these celebrities have twins from the past that might make you believe in time travel.
Jimmy Fallon and Turkish revolutionist Mahir Cayan
We’re spoiled today in that we have the Internet and Food Network and availability to fresh ingredients in which we can make meals that are actually relatively appetizing, in most cases.
And a lot of us grew up with grandparents telling us how they could feed a family of 23 on a package of beef, gelatin, and a pound of potatoes, and they often tried to force you to eat some of their “favorite classic recipes.”
Those recipes usually included words like “mold,” “loaf,” “salad,” “casserole,” and Jell-O, along with a lot of mayonnaise and even more NOPE.
Call me spoiled, but these horrifying meals should be left in the past.
Although you probably don’t give the names and logos of your favorite brands very much thought, the companies behind the brand names usually have a method to their madness — and the proof is in the numbers.
The final product was the fifth fragrance produced that CoCo Chanel chose, the launch date was the fifth of May, and Marilyn Monroe said she “slept in the nude — except for five drops of Chanel No. 5.”