(WorldKings) On December 2, 2023, in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), the World Records Union (WorldKings) officially awarded a new World Record certificate to “Map of Vietnam" - the bamboo toothpick artwork was conceived by architect & record holder Hoang Tuan Long. The work features 1,8m x 2,8m in size, is made of over 115.000 bamboo toothpicks, and attracted 11.898 participants over the course of 8 months in 10 locations in South, Central, and North Vietnam.
[WorldKings - World Almanac Event 2023] 26th year anniversary of the establishment of the World Forum of Fisher Peoples (November 21, 1997 – November 21, 2023)
(WorldKings.org) The World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP) is a mass-based social movement of small-scale fisher people from across the world, founded on 21 November 1997 in New Delhi, India, by a number of mass-based organisations from the Global South.
WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Asia Records Institute (ASRI): World Cosplay Summit: World’s longest-running dedicated cosplay event
(WorldKings.org) Debuting in Nagoya, Japan, in 2003, the annual World Cosplay Summit has been held 21 times since then, and is the World’s longest-running dedicated cosplay event.
WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Australia Records Institute (AURI) Michael Smith: World's first person to solo navigate the world in a single-engine flying boat
(WorldKings.org) Michael Smith achieved the challenge in 2015, flying his tiny amphibious plane, the Southern Sun, for over 480 hours and making stops in 80 cities along the way.
WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Europe Records Institute (EURI) Jason Lewis and Stevie Smith: World's first human-powered circumnavigation
(WorldKings.org) The world's first human-powered circumnavigation was achieved by Jason Lewis and Stevie Smith, who departed from Greenwich, London on July 12, 1994, and returned on October 6, 2007, after traveling 74,843 kilometers by bicycle, rowboat, sea kayak, and foot.
[WorldKings – World Almanac Event 2023] 103rd anniversary of the establishment of Scholastic Corporation (October 22, 1920 - October 22, 2023)
(worldkings.org) Scholastic Corporation is an American multinational publishing, education and media company that publishes and distributes comics, books and educational materials for schools, parents, and children. Products are distributed via retail and online sales and through schools via reading clubs and book fairs.
[WorldKings – World Almanac Event 2023] 27th anniversary of the establishment of World Osteoporosis Day (October 20, 1996 – October 20, 2023)
(worldkings.org) World Osteoporosis Day is observed annually on 20 October, and launches a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. Organized by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), the World Osteoporosis Day campaign is accompanied by community events and local campaigns by national osteoporosis patient societies from around the world with activities in over 90 countries.
[WorldKings – World Almanac Event 2023] 11th anniversary of the establishment of World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day (October 19, 2012 – October 12, 2023)
(worldkings.org) The Pediatric Specialty Group established the first World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day on October 19th, 2012. The day is held in conjunction with Bone and Joint Action Week.
WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Africa Records Institute (AFRI) Kalonga Village Primary school: World's first 3D-printed school
(WorldKings.org) Kalonga Primary School opened in June 2021.
[WORLDKINGS - PART 2] Top 500 Immutable World Records (P.506) BAGTAG (Netherland): World's first company to create electronic bag tag
(worldkings.org) BAGTAG was launched in 2018 by the Dutch company BAGTAG in partnership with the Lufthansa Group. On September 23rd, 2023, World Records Union (WorldKings) officially declared BAGTAG as the “World's first company to create electronic bag tag”.