News:Zimbabweans in the Guinness Book of Records

<vote /> Over the past couple of years Zimbabweans have attempted to set world records for example the attempt to have the largest pillow fight or Mungoshi's attempt in 2003 to beat the longest continuous speech. Despite these failed attempts there are actually Zimbabweans who set records that have not been broken yet. Here's a list of records set by Zimbabweans which are currently in the World Guinness Book of Records:

1. Largest game of pick up sticks

The largest game of pick up sticks is 9.10 m (29 ft 10.3 in) long and 14.5 cm (5.7 in) in diameter and was played by the pupils of St. Johns Preparatory School in Harare, Zimbabwe, on 21 July 2007. The game consisted of 30 plastic sticks (7 yellow, 7 red, 7 blue, 8 green and 1 black). A full game was played by four teams of 112 children each.

2. Most bee stings removed

The greatest number of bee stings sustained by any surviving human subject is 2,443 by Johannes Relleke at the Kamativi tin mine, Gwaii River, Wankie District, Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) on 28 January 1962. All the stings were removed and counted. Johannes Relleke currently resides in Australia.

3. Longest golf putt in a major tournament

The longest recorded holed putt in a major tournament is 33.5 m 110 ft by; Zimbabwean Nick Price in the 1992 United States PGA. Jack Nicklaus of USA also set the same record in the 1964 Tournament of Champions as well as Bob Cook of USA who sank a putt measured at 42.74 m 140 ft 23/4 in on the 18th at St Andrews in the International Fourball Pro Am Tournament on 1 Oct 1976.

4. Lowest single round at the Masters

Zimbabwean golfer Nick Price jointly shares the lowest score with Greg Norman. Price scored 63 at the 1986 Masters.

5. Youngest Test match captain

The youngest Test captain was Tatenda Taibu aged 21 years 2 days on 6 May 2004, for Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka at Harare, Zimbabwe.

6. Most official languages in a country

The country with the most official languages is Zimbabwe with 16. These are: Chewa, Chibarwe, English, Kalanga, Koisan, Nambya, Ndau, Ndebele, Shangani, Shona, sign language, Sotho, Tonga, Tswana, Venda and Xhosa. The legal status is codified by Zimbabwe's new Constitution, approved by Parliament on 9 May 2013.

Source: Guinness Book of World Records

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