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The 220-foot-tall Steel Curtain roller coaster in Pennsylvania set three records when it opened this year.

Tourist attractions that smashed world records in 2019

From extreme roller coasters and one-of-a-kind exhibitions, here are attractions across the world that broke records in 2019.
Aries Susanti Rahayu smashes the speed climbing world record.

A speed climber dubbed ‘Spider-Woman’ destroyed a world record while injured in a mind-boggling gold-medal climb

Speed climbing will make its Olympics debut in Tokyo next year, where Aries Susanti Rahayu is an obvious favorite to take home the gold.
A photo taken March 11, 2019, shows babies inside incubators at the maternity ward of the Rabta hospital in Tunis.

74-year-old woman in India may be the oldest ever to give birth after delivering twins

Doctors say the delivery was a "medical miracle." If her age is confirmed, 74-year-old Erramatti Mangayamma would be the oldest woman to give birth.
The eDumper was unveiled in April

This massive 121-ton electric dump truck never uses more energy than it generates on its own — here’s how that works

Researchers in Switzerland, along with a mining company, built the massive truck to haul lime and marl rocks.
There's no limit to how many records someone can break.

8 people who hold multiple Guinness World Records

Breaking a Guinness World Record is a big deal — and it's an even bigger deal when you can break more than one.

A Hong Kong couple bought a single parking space for $433,000 and flipped it for $760,000 in just 9 months

A single parking space in Hong Kong resold for HK$6 million ($760,000), setting a new property world record. A local couple initially bought the spot in the luxury Ultima complex in 2017 for HK$3.4 million ($430,000), and resold it nine months later for nearly double that.
Liz Lllorente.

A personal trainer set a world record for the most burpees done in 60 minutes — but internet critics say she was doing them wrong

Liz Llorente, a personal trainer from Australia, has set a new world record for most burpees done in one hour. However, not everybody is impressed, and internet critics are arguing Llorente wasn't actually doing burpees.
George Corones swam 50 metres in 56.12 seconds at an official event in Queensland, Australia.

An Australian swimmer just smashed a world record at 99 years old

George Corones was "quite delighted" at the result in Queensland, Australia.

The two-hour ‘moonshot marathon’ — a physical feat long thought impossible — could finally happen in 2017

Next year, three Nike runners will be trying to push the limits of human performance by completing the fastest marathon ever. Here's what it'll take.