World Record Facts 7

  • The world’s widest river is the Amazon river.
  • The oldest public park in the U.S. is Boston Common.
  • The surface speed record on the moon is 10.56 miles per hour. It was set in a lunar rover.
  • The Angel of the North, Gateshead, UK, with a wingspan of 177 ft/54 m, is the largest sculpture of an angel in the world.
  • The oldest domestic cat was a male named Grandpa that lived to be 34 years, 2 months, and 4 hours.
  • The largest Great White Shark ever caught measured 37 feet and weighed 24,000 pounds. It was found in a herring weir in New Brunswick in 1930. The harmless Whale Shark, holds the title of largest fish, with the record being a 59-footer captured in Thailand in 1919.