In the third week of November people from all over the world come together to break their limits and overcome all imaginable challenges.
November is the selected month of the year for celebrating Guinness Records Day.
Immortalized by The Simpsons on GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS day. It is world-famous and its first version was celebrated in 2004. Today at The Woman Post we want to dedicate this day to the women who have obtained this recognition in different areas.
In general, breaking a record entails having a specialty, being very persevering, having courage, and in many cases taking your skills to the extreme. Thanks to these recognitions, women everywhere have made themselves visible and inspired many and many more.
Dr. Jane Goodall
Heading this list of spectacular women who have broken records, we have perhaps one of the world’s most renowned and long-lived scientists. Dr. Jane Goodall (UK) broke the record for the oldest study of wild primates on the planet: 58 years and counting.
Goodall, as a girl, had the dream of dedicating herself to studying wildlife and traveling to the African continent to live with the animals and tell stories about them. So when she was old enough to decide what to do, she didn’t falter and took off on a plane to the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve in Tanzania to study the resident primates.
Today thanks to Googall, there is a national park and the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), which was established in 1977. Today it is also dedicated to spreading the importance of wildlife conservation.
Kayla Itsines – Multiple exercise records
Kayla Itsines is a 25-year-old Australian entrepreneur. For Guinness World Records Day in 2016, Kayla assembled a giant group of her fans in Australia to break five records in a single day. Working together, the group of female athletes managed to break 5 world records: 1. most people doing jumping jacks (2,192 people), 2. most people running without moving (2,195 people), 3. most people doing abdominals simultaneously (2,005 people), 4. Greater number of people performing “lunges” simultaneously (2,146 people) and 5. Greater number of people doing squats (2,201 people).`
Stéphanie Gicquel – The most extended trip across Antarctica on skis
Adventurer Stéphanie Gicquel from France achieved a total distance of 2,045km without the help of motors or dogs in 75 days and crossed Antarctica on just a pair of skis. Ella, Stéphanie, explained that conditions on the isolated continent are the windiest, driest, and coldest in the world.
Since the discovery of the South Pole in 1911, fewer than 10 explorers have attempted to ski across Antarctica, relying on the exertion of their legs and arms. Few people in the world would take such an arduous journey but for Stephanie her passion to explore fueled her to continue skiing. In addition to achieving a world record, the expedition also raised more than 10,000 Euros for Petits Princes, a French foundation dedicated to granting the wishes of sick children.
Dolly Parton -Country music icon
In 2018, Dolly Parton held Guinness records for most decades with a US Hot Country Songs Top 20 hit and the most US Hot Country Songs hits by a female artist.
Parton has influenced the music industry, beating other country music icons such as George Jones, Elvis Presley, and Reba McEntire, Parton is the only artist with top 20 hits in six consecutive decades (1960-1910).
Peggy Whitson – Longest Living Astronaut
At the age of 56, American astronaut Peggy Whitson was part of a space launch and broke the world record for the most days in space. Along with engineers Thomas Pesquet (France) and Oleg Novitskiy (Russia), she arrived on the International Space Station from November 2016 to May 2017. Peggy has had an adventurous career working for NASA since 1996 and holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry
Harnaam Kaur – The world’s youngest woman with a full beard
Harnaam Kaur was recognized for wearing a beard of more than 15 centimeters at the age of 24, becoming an anti-bullying activist and model with a fascinating story. In 2016 Kaur e became the first bearded woman to walk the runway at London Fashion Week.
“I was born to help others to be more confident and comfortable with who they are,” said this inspiring record holder.
Every year, in November, will know more special people around the world who have been able to have other amazing records.