2019 has been a record-breaking year around the globe with many world records being recorded. From amazing athletes to global temperatures, here are a few world records which were achieved in 2019.
In December Australia saw its hottest day with an average maximum temperature of 41.9 degrees and in July, global temperatures were the hottest ever recorded at an average of 16.75 degrees.
Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge set a world record for completing a marathon in less than two hours and U.S. gymnastics star Simone Biles scooped five gold medals in October to take her World Championship medal haul to an amazing 25 medals.
Back in October, Qantas Airlines completed the longest non-stop passenger flight from New York to Sydney which took 19 hours and 16 minutes.
In July 2019, a pair of 1972 Nike Moon Shoes were sold at a Sotheby’s auction for $427,000, breaking the world record for the most expensive pair of sneakers sold at auction.
Actress Jennifer Aniston amassed 1 million followers in just five hours and 16 minutes after she joined Instagram, making her the fastest user to gain a million followers.
On May 17, Guinness World Records announced that Miyako Sonoda and Masao Matsumoto, a couple from Japan, were the oldest married couple with a combined age of 210 years and 121 days.
In India a ring with 7,777 diamonds worth almost $5 million set a record for having the most diamonds set in one ring.
Finally, free-diver Anthony Williams from New Zealand set a record for diving 230 feet under ice while holding his breath for nearly two and a half minutes.