Over the last few years, China has taken pride in doing some astounding record breaking, and this year has been no exception. Let us now celebrate those proud individuals who put themselves into the Guinness World Record book by doing what no one else ever could or would.
10) Shanghai Tower sets three Guinness World Records with its super-fast elevator
Sure the 632-meter-tall Shanghai Tower is impressive and all, but what about that elevator?
9) Woman claims she’s been pregnant for 17 months, doctors say no way
While a normal pregnancy will be about 9 months or 280 days, this Hunan woman claimed to be pregnant for 517 days and counting.
8) 715 girls in Xiamen dress up together as Japanese maid-servants, break yet another Guinness World Record
Previously, this record had been held by Seattle with 695 maids, Xiamen crushed it by adding an extra 20 ladies. We don’t know how the city of Seattle will ever recover.
7) Beijing SWAT team member planks for 8 excruciating hours, smashes world record
The previous record was a mere 4 hours and 26 minutes, which was set two years ago. Way to improve, right?
6) Guangxi chef roasts 216 lambs to perfection at the same time, claims yet another Guinness World Record
Meet Jiang Linsheng. He has roasted more lambs simultaneously than anyone else in recorded human history.
5) China box office took in $548 million last week, shattering world record held by the US
In the seven-day period from February 8th to Valentine’s Day, China’s box office made a bigger profit than it did over the entire year of 2006. Just one more sign that China will soon become the world’s biggest box office.
4) China discovers world’s deepest underwater sinkhole in South China Sea
No wonder China wants the South China Sea so badly!
3) 30,000 dancing aunties from all across China set a new Guinness World Record
Back in May, 30,000 aunties from all around China danced together as one, shattering the record for the largest choreographed square dance in human history. What a time to be alive.
2) Alibaba smashes Singles Day sales record again, rakes in $12 billion in sales in first 12 hours
While it didn’t quite reach its $20 billion projection, Alibaba enjoyed another record-shattering Singles Day shopping extravaganza this November. Raking in $11.9 billion in sales in the first 12 hours, before ending up with a grand total of $18 billion for the day. Not too shabby.
1) Thousands of brave tourists cram onto the world’s longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge
After what felt like an eternity of waiting, the world’s longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge finally opened in August in Zhangjiajie… before closing just a few weeks later because it was too popular. Not to worry though, it’s walkable again now.
WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS…
Check out last year’s top moments here.
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