Brand new edition of the guinness book of records (2009) goes on sale and to celebrate its release – two world record holders got together over in london’s trafalgar square for a photo shoot – russian svetlana pankratova holds the record for the longest legs (gosh they’re long…my goodness…however she’s not the tallest person in the world) and he pingping who happens to be the world’s shortest man! the 20-year old hails from china and measures in at a mere 2ft 5in (sadly last month sandy allen recognized as the world’s tallest woman (at 7ft 7in) died at age 53) congrats to all the new record holders – i absolutely loved the guinness book of records when i was a kid – i was always trying to figure out how i could get listed in that book! (perhaps tara reid should apply for the sloppiest drunk celebrity title while amy winehouse can apply to be crowned the biggest celebrity druggie…although she might have to fight with her junkie pal pete doherty over that one!) popbytes over & out for now.
Peel is officially the world’s smallest car
Nano might be the world’s cheapest car, but the world’s smallest car – Peel 50 hit the headlines this week. Designed as a “city car” for Ripley’s by the London-based Peel Engineering Company, the one-seater Peel Trident weighs about 68 kilograms, is battery-operated, and travels about 64 kilometers per hour. It costs about 25,000 U.S. dollars to produce. The Peel P50 is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the smallest road legal car ever produced. In the picture, the Peel is turned around by two men in front of Ripley’s Believe it or Not on the 42nd Street sidewalk near Times Square in New York early last month. The two-seat, battery-powered mini car is said to offer a cure for New York City’s congestion and parking woes.
The world’s smallest production car was built by PEC-The Peel Engineering Company, on The Isle Of Man between 1962 and 1965. The Peel Engineering Company were originally the makers of fibre-glass fairings and small boats when they turned their skills into car production. It was called the Peel P50 and first retailed for £150
Jeff Lane demonstrates how he can easily lift the “World’s Smallest Car”, the Peel P50 in Nashville. Lane and his wife Susan, owners of the Lane Motor Museum, sponsored a micro and mini car drive around Percy Priest Lake in Nashville.
Jeff Lane leads a procession of micro and mini cars around Percy Priest in Nashville, Tenn., with his 1963 Peel Trident vehicle. The Trident gets 60-miles per gallon. The tour started at the Lane Moto Museum in Nashville, which is owned by Jeff and his wife Susan.
This is the world’s smallest (and cutest) combo meal. It consists of a little cheeseburger with all the fixins, a very small fry, and a miniscule soda. It’s all real too. Burger is about 1″ round.