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June 19, 1988

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1988 the world’s longest sausage was created in London and it measured in at 13 miles long. Both Texas and Australia complained and said that they weren’t even given a chance to compete and … Continue reading

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February 6, 1971

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1971 NASA Astronaut Alan B. Shepard used a six-iron that he had brought inside his spacecraft and swung at two golf balls on the surface of the moon. He shanked the first one and … Continue reading

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August 24, 1960

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1960 the lowest temperature in world history was recorded. Temperatures measured at the Vostok, Antarctica research station dipped to -128.6 degrees Fahrenheit (-89.2 degrees Celsius). On this same date the temperature at the equator … Continue reading

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February 25, 1974

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1974, Veronica and Colin Scargill of England began a tandem bicycle ride that began in New York City and lasted until August 27, 1975 and saw the couple cross the entire world and spanned … Continue reading

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February 9, 1992

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1992, Thomas Scholl of Germany set a world record when he yodeled 22 tones in 1 second with 15 of them being in a falsetto. Hot yodeling groupies immediately flocked to him demanded his … Continue reading

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December 22, 1939

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1939, seventeen year old Gloria Jacobs became the first girl to hold a world pistol record when she shot 299 out of 300 possible points. Her boyfriend was seen to sweat and twitch as … Continue reading

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August 28, 2004

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2004, George Brunstad, at age 70, became the oldest person to successfully swim the English Channel. The swim from Dover, England, to Sangatte, France, took him 15 hours and 59 minutes. In contrast, the … Continue reading

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August 16, 1960

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1960 the free-fall world record was set by Joseph Kittinger. He fell more than 16 miles (about 88,000 feet) and reached a speed of 614 mph before opening his parachute over New Mexico. He … Continue reading

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December 19, 1887

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1887 Jake Kilrain and Jim Smith fought in a bare knuckles fight that lasted 106 rounds. At that time, a round lasted until one fighter was knocked down, and the fight lasted until one … Continue reading

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November 14, 1889

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1889, New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began an attempt to surpass the fictitious journey of Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in less than 80 days. Bly succeeded … Continue reading

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