Victor Hugo's Les Miserables contains one of the longest sentences in the French language 823 words without a period.
Karen Roman grew the world's largest cauliflower. It weighed 22 pounds.
Lang Martin balanced seven golf balls vertically without adhesive at Charlotte, NC on 9 February 1980.
The longest bout of sneezing recorded was by Donna Griffith. It began in January 1981 and continued until September 1983. It lasted for 978 days, and 4,687,514 gesundheits.
The world's biggest trap (called a bunker in Europe) is Hell's Half Acre on the 535 m 585 yd seventh hole of the Pine Valley course, Clementon, NJ, built in 1912 and generally regarded as the world's most trying course.
The first skyscraper in the United States was built in Chicago.
The highest wind velocity ever recorded in the United States was 231 miles per hour, on Mount Washington, New Hampshire, in 1934.
The world's tallest mountains, the Himalayas, are also the fastest growing. Their growth - about half an inch a year is caused by the pressure exerted by two of the earth's continental plates (the Eurasian plate and the Indo-Australian plate) pushing against one another.
France had the first supermarket in the world. It was started by relatives of the people who started the Texas Big Bear supermarket chain.
Zaire is the world leader in cobalt mining, producing two-thirds of the world's cobalt supply.