What would you think you can do permanently? Odds are that most people who read this can name at least one thing they enjoy or are fairly good at. What’s yours, huh? There just might be a national record for whatever you ask. From hopping on a pogo stick to hanging from a wire, there are fitness records for almost anything.
Any kiss with anyone you love strongly can feel like it’s going to last permanently. Some individuals, however, are not satisfied to just leave it there; they want to measure exactly how long their lip-locking lasts. The existing record is held by Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat of Thailand, who managed to remain tied in the lips for 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds on Valentine’s Day 2013.
A sauna competition was held every year in Heinola, Finland, starting in 1999. Although most sauna clients enjoy a temperature of 80 degrees Celsius, the saunas used in this competition are elevated to 110 degrees Celsius. It is higher than the boiling point of the water. Participants had to stay inside for as long as humanly possible. The men’s champion lasted 3 minutes and 46 seconds in 2009.
The suffering of cold weather is often likened to burning. Keeping your hand in iced water can become exaggerated in less than a minute. Worse, while hot weather can kill you quickly, most individuals can last a long time in the cold. And that’s why the cold durability records are so hotly contested.