World Record

A Pakistani student Rai Haris Manzoor has made a new world record by passing the O-Level examination of the University of Cambridge at the age of nine years. He completed the courses of seven classes in 17 months.

Previously, the record of the youngest O-Level student was with Sitara Brooj Akbar of Chiniot in Punjab. She passed the exam at the age of 11.

Resource: Dawn.com

Sherlock: The World Record Attempt

How do you fancy helping to set a new world record?

On August 31 2014, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Foundation will attempt to break the World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed up as the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.

The challenge will be hosted at Temple Newsam, a beautiful historic country house a short distance outside of the city of Leeds, with the chief aim of helping to raise funds towards a new £2m Yorkshire Brain Research Centre.  Attendees can choose to dress as any incarnation of Sherlock Holmes they wish from his long and storied history.

Registration is £15 and in return participants will receive a Deerstalker hat, a pipe and a magnifying glass. Prizes will be given for the best dressed Holmes. Sherlock fans can enter a raffle for £5 to win signed goodies from the cast of Sherlock, including Benedict Cumberbatch signed photographs, Sherlock script and books. 100% of proceeds will go to the Yorkshire Brain Research Centre.

Clair Challenor-Chadwick, Appeal Director of the Yorkshire Brain Research Centre, said: “Sherlock may live at Baker Street, London, but according to the most influential fictional biography of Holmes by Baring-Gould, Holmes was born in Yorkshire, the youngest of three sons of Siger Holmes and Violet Sherrinford. We wanted to reclaim him for Yorkshire, and he is the perfect inspiration for our Appeal as the world’s brainiest detective.”

Clair added: “We are calling on collective brain power to help raise funds for this important cause! If you love Sherlock you will love this fun family event, expect special guests and some great  entertainment.”

Register for the event at www.sherlockworldrecord.com
 
 For special announcements and event news follow @yorkshirebrain, #sherlockrecord

youtube

WORLD RECORD 1000 yard shot with a 9mm Hand Gun! | S&W 929 by Jerry Miculek

This is a video of famed shooter Jerry Miculek popping a balloon with a special edition (named after him) 9mm Smith &Wesson revolver from 1,000 yards (~ 914-meters, 3000-feet, ~3/5 of a mile). Jerry says he had to compensate for about 150 feet of bullet drop during its 4-second journey downrange.