[WORLDKINGS - PART 2] Top 500 Immutable World Records (P.504) Bedford FC (The United Kingdom): World's first Bitcoin-funded football team
(worldkings.org) Bedford FC is the world's first bitcoin-funded football club. It was acquired by local businessman and bitcoin evangelist Peter McCormack in December 2021. On September 19th, 2023, World Records Union (WorldKings) officially declared Bedford FC as the “world's first Bitcoin-funded football team”.
[Worldkings] Top Influential Young Talents in the World (P. 49) Mack Rutherford (2005, Belgium): The youngest pilot to fly solo around the world
(Worldkings.org) Mack Rutherford is a British-Belgian aviator who, on August 24, 2022, at the age of 17 years and 64 days, became the youngest person ever to fly solo around the world.
[Worldkings] Top 200 breakthrough research works in the world (P. 47) Stanford scientists create a new paint that significantly reduces energy consumption (USA)
(Worldkings.org) Researchers show that their newly invented paints, which they produced in a wide array of colors, can reduce the need for both heating and air conditioning in buildings and other spaces, like trains and trucks for refrigerated cargo.
[WORLDKINGS] On this day - August 30, 2023 – The 40th anniversary of Guion Bluford becoming the first African-American in space (1983)
(Worldkings.org) Guion Bluford made history on August 30, 1983 when he became the first African American in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
[Worldkings] Top 200 breakthrough research works in the world (P. 44) University of Oxford develops a new model capable of predicting 10-year breast cancer risk (UK)
(Worldkings.org) Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a new model that predicts a woman's likelihood of developing and dying of breast cancer within ten years.
[Worldkings] Top 200 breakthrough research works in the world (P. 20) US scientists create groundbreaking neural probes for brain research without surgery
(Worldkings.org) Tiny, ultra-flexible neural probes without cranial surgery open up new potentials for in vivo brain research.
[Worldkings] Top 100 pioneers in all fields (P. 96) Mary Pickford (Canada): The world's first million-dollar movie actress
(Worldkings.org) In 1916, Mary Pickford – ‘America’s Sweetheart’ – signed a contract that for the first time guaranteed a Hollywood actress a million-dollar paypacket.
[WORLDKINGS] On this day – June 9, 2023 – The 95th anniversary of Kingsford Smith completing the first transpacific flight (1928)
(Worldkings.org) On June 9, 1928, a huge crowd gathered at Eagle Farm Airport to greet and congratulate Brisbane-born pilot Charles Kingsford Smith and other crew on completing the first transpacific flight.
[Worldkings] Top innovation events in the world (P. 122) Stanford University announced a breakthrough powder capable of disinfecting contaminated water when exposed to sunlight (USA)
(Worldkings.org) A team of researchers from Stanford has developed an innovative powder that uses sunlight to kill bacteria in water. This could be a life-changing invention for billions of people worldwide.
[WORLDKINGS] On this day - May 24, 2023 – The 340th anniversary of the Ashmolean Museum - the world's first university museum opening in Oxford, England (1683)
(Worldkings.org) Ashmolean was born when wealthy antiques house Elias Ashmole donated his collection to the University. It opened as Britain's first public museum and the world's first university museum in 1683.