We humans can do amazing things -- whether it's out of sheer will to live (see "surviving adrift at sea") or an intense desire to be globally recognized for a bizarre achievement. Can you guess what these record breakers got up to?
A man named Roy C. Sullivan survived the most lightning strikes. How many bolts hit him over his lifetime?
American Gary Hatter took the world's longest lawnmower ride from May 31, 2000, to Feb. 14, 2001. How far did Hatter ride?
14,594 miles (23,487 kilometers)
24,594 miles (39,580 kilometers)
34,594 miles (55,674 kilometers)
Jayasimha Ravirala gave the world's longest lecture from in March 2007. For how long did he speak?
Australian swimmer Susie Maroney completed the longest ocean swim in history. How far did she go?
22 miles (35 kilometers)
122 miles (196 kilometers)
212 miles (341 kilometers)
In 1997, Sri Lankan man Arulanantham Suresh Joachim set a world record for balancing on one foot. What's the record?
40 hours, 16 minutes
64 hours, 44 minutes
76 hours, 40 minutes
What's the record for most cockroaches eaten at a sitting?
In 1960, Donald Campbell fractured his skull in a car crash during speed trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Since then, no one has survived a crash at higher speeds. How fast was Campbell going?
360 mph (579 kph)
406 mph (653 kph)
466 mph (750 kph)
What's the world record for most books typed backwards?
What's the longest known time that anyone has survived adrift at sea?