Everyone wants to be the best at something and Guinness World Records has created an outlet of recognition for even the most bizarre feats, including:
- Largest bubblegum bubble,
- World’s heaviest onion,
- Largest house of cards,
- Longest fingernails.
While some world records are more innocuous than others, some people are willing to go to extremes to solidify their place as the best. In attempt to push the limits like never before, some world record hopefuls have lost their lives.
Here are 10 people who passed away trying to break world records.
1. 17-year-old Haris Suleman attempted to fly around the world to promote education and break the world record for the “youngest pilot-in-command in history to circumnavigate the earth in a single-engine plane in 30 days.”
Suleman started the expedition in the United States with his father, Babar Suleman, as his co-pilot. Tragically, the plane ended up crashing in the Pacific Ocean. Haris’s body was recovered, but his father and the wreckage of the plane was never found.
2. 56-year-old Guy Garman, also known as “Doc Deep,” attempted to set the world record for the deepest recreational scuba dive of 1,200 feet.
Everything went as planned when Garman descended into the waters off the Saint Croix coast, however, he never reached the rendezvous point. When his body and equipment were eventually recovered, it was determined that Garman’s cause of death was drowning.
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