Did you know that there is actually an official sport called banzai skydiving? That’s right, it involves throwing a parachute out of a plane and then jumping after it, the aim being to freefall to the ground. The longest time ever recorded between skydiver and parachute leaving the plane and linking up is 50 seconds. Craig Glenday, editor of Guinness World Records, has used Banzai Skydiving as an extreme example of the book’s policy to keep records for record categories in which only the life of the participant would be put at risk. Continue reading for more interesting, yet true, facts you might not have known about.


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