World Records That Have Never Been Broken
The Heaviest Weight Supported By a Human Tongue
World’s Longest Fingernails
The International Space Station (ISS) cost about $150 billion. Although mainly paid for by the US and Russian governments, some money came from Europe, Canada, and Japan. The ISS currently costs NASA about $3 billion per year.
World’s Most Targeted Person (By Lightning)
You know the saying that lightning never strikes the same place twice? It’s total B.S., which is clear if you ever learned what a lightning rod is, but be that as it may, the chances of getting struck by lightning at one point during a person’s lifetime are 1/15,300. Now, that’s a pretty rare occurrence, to be sure, but what about getting struck by lightning more than once in your lifetime? Unless it happens a fraction of a second after the first strike, the odds are astronomical, but don’t tell that to Roy C. Sullivan — he was struck seven times, and he survived!
His misfortune earned him the nickname, “The Human Lightning Conductor,” and while a single lightning strike will often kill a person, Sullivan survived being struck seven times, beginning in 1942 and ending in 1977 with his last strike. He wasn’t unmarred by the strikes and racked up a list of injuries, including losing a toenail, both his eyebrows, a burn on his left shoulder, his hair was set on fire… twice, and his legs, ankle, chest, and stomach were burned. After surviving seven lightning strikes, he died by suicide in 1983, supposedly, of a broken heart.