The world fastest unassisted swim across the English Channel is 6 hours and 58 minutes. The distance is approximately 33km (21 miles). Due to the currents, the actual swimming distance is much longer.
The world's record for the longest pencil is held by the company BIC, set in October 2017. The pencil measures 3582.6 feet (1091 meters) long. It was made with a graphite core and polystyrene, allowing it to be bendable.
Each main cable in San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge is made of 27,572 individual thinner wires. It took 80,000 miles (128,748km) of wire to make up each cable, which has a final diameter of 36.3 inches (92.4cm).
Japan is the "vending machine capital of the world." Beer, whiskey, cigarettes, underwear, sausages, rice, eggs and potted plants are just a few of the many items you'd find in Japanese vending machines.