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June 13, 1922

On June 13, 1922, Charles Osborne of Anton, Iowa started something that would outlast his first marriage. He started hiccupping at the age of 29 and wouldn’t stop until 68 years later on June 5, 1990. This is the longest… Continue reading

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February 1, 1929

On February 1, 1929, Charles Rigoulet of France achieved the first 400 pound ‘clean and jerk’ as he lifted 402.5 pounds. No one thought this record would ever be broken. Olympian weightlifters now use 400 pounds to warm up. The … Continue reading

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April 26, 1980

On April 26, 1980, professional stuntman, Peter Horak set the world record for the longest jump by a jet-boat during the filming of the movie, “A Man Who Fell From the Sky”. He jumped 120 feet with the boat. Since … Continue reading

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