People Explain Which Major Records Will Likely Never Be Broken
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Usain Bolt's 9.58 second 100-meter dash at the 2009 IAAF World Championships.

2,019 people performing "mattress dominoes" in Rio De Janeiro in 2019.

Audra McDonald's six Tony award wins and being the only actor to win in all four acting categories.

These are only a few of the most notable, and unusual world records that have yet to be beaten.

Records some even think might never be beaten.

Redditor badblackguy7 was curious to hear what other world records people think will never be broken, leading them to ask:

"What is a record, sports or otherwise, that will likely never be broken?"


Let's hope so!

"FDR being elected US president 4 times."- holyhellnothingworks

Unbroken thanks to modern technology

"The Lion King as the highest VHS sales of all time."- Fawqueue

Once in a lifetime

"Jacque Villeneuve, Michel Schumacher and Heinz Harald Frentzen set the exact same time in qualifying in the 1997 European grand Prix."

"To the THOUSANDTH of a second."- DaBi5cu1t

Do NOT try this at home

"Oh I know this one."

"When I was a kid, we had a Guinness book of records lying around that we liked to browse in while bored."

"There was this one guy in it who held a record for most bikes eaten."

"No, you did read that right."

"He ground up a bike and slowly consumed it over I don't know how long a time."

"The record was accompanied by a note that no further records of bike eating would be accepted, as it was deemed too dangerous."- Picajosan

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They made sure this will never happen again

"The longest professional tennis match of all time."

" John Isner vs Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon 2010."

"It lasted 11 hours 5 minutes, spanning 3 days of play, with a final score of 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68"

"It was already nearly twice as long as the previous record holder."

"The reason it will likely never be broken is that every professional tournament except for one, Roland-Garros, now has tiebreaker rules that limit the number of games that can be played in final sets."

"Although it’s hypothetically possible at RG, clay court tennis is not at all conducive to the serve-and-volley style of play that led to the insanely long 5th set of Isner-Mahut."- MSims2992

"California here I come..."

"The current record for the Cannonball Run, a drive from NY to LA, is about 25.5 hours."

"It was set in May of 2020, and the drivers were able to make use of the lack of traffic due to the pandemic to break the record."

"Barring another similar world changing event, traffic conditions will probably never be what they were when that record was set."- SexyNeanderthal

Any other challengers?

"Aleksandr Karelin."

"Greco-Roman wrestler."

"887 wins to 2 losses."

"Entered 9 world championships and never lost a bout in them."- minorboozer

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Winning is just showing up.

"Glenn Hall played 502 consecutive games as an NHL goalie."

"Zero chance that will ever be broken, goalies these days rarely play more than 3/4 of an 82-game season, let alone numerous seasons without a night off."- ButtholeQuiver

Whoosh!

"Surprised no one mentioned the unlimited water speed record."

"The current unlimited record is 511.11 km/h (317.59 mph)."

"Achieved by Australian Ken Warby in the Spirit of Australia in 1978."

"It hasn’t been broken to this day due to how dangerous it is to go at those sort of speeds on the surface and plenty of people have passed away trying."- Sliiated

"I'll be waiting, waiting for you..."

"The longest non consecutive billboard 200 album streak belongs to none other than, The Dark Side Of the Moon by Pink Floyd."

"It currently has been on the chart for 962 weeks."

"Second in line is Legend, by Bob Marley and the Wailers, at 733 weeks, meaning Marley and the wailers would need almost 4.5 years of time on the charts, with Floyd being absent, in order to take the number one spot."- Floyd-Van-Zeppelin

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There is a likely chance that these records will never, in fact, never be broken.

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