This is a list of 10 fascinating people who hold the record for the most bizarre, paranormal and sometimes odd things. Many of us cannot even think to do what many of these people did. There are situations which are also heartbreaking like the one with Zhen Siong. So here they are.
1. Jessica Gaude, the fattest child:
Gaude earned the title of the fattest child in the world at the age of 7. She weighed 222 kilograms in grade one. The mother spoils her by giving foods that Gaude loves and craves. Her diet consists of an intake of 10,000 calories per day.
2. Rifca Stanescu, World’s Youngest Grandmother:
Rifca Stanescu, a Romanian Gypsy, was 12 years old when she had her first child. She also got married at 11 when her husband was 13. Her daughter recently got married when she was 10 and had a child 6 months later in March of 2011. Rifca was only 23 at the time. She is the youngest grandmother.
3. Zhen Siong, Youngest heart attack victim:
This 13 year old from Lukut is the youngest in the country to have died of a heart attack. The last record breaker for the youngest heart attack victim was 27 years old. The boy was 6 feet tall and loved to play basketball. Before his death in 2008, he complained about chest pains.
4. Jordan Romero, youngest person to climb Mt. Everest:
In May of 2010 Romero completed his final stretch of his climb up the northeast ridge of Mt. Everest. This happened a day after the 13 year old, his father, his step mother and 3 guides entered the death zone at 26, 246 ft. He completed his mission on May 22, 2010.
5. Sean Stewart, the world’s youngest father:
In January of 2008, Sean Stewart became the youngest father. He was only 12 years old when his girlfriend gave birth to his son. The girlfriend was 16 years old and the next door neighbour.
6. Ben Jelf, youngest world speed record holder:
This British youngster was declared the World’s and European Powerboat Racing Champion. Jelf follows the footsteps of his grandfather who began racing in 1966 and is battling prostate cancer. Some of the proceeds would go to find a cure for it.
7. Jordan Maguire, youngest to reach North Pole:
This Scottish teenager is the youngest to reach North Pole at age 15. Interestingly enough he did it by foot on a 10 day trip from Northern Russia. He needed to raise 18,0000 pounds to fund the trip.
8. Sergey Karjakin, youngest International master (Chess):
At 11 years and 11 months, Karjakin became the international master and the youngest grandmaster in history of chess. He was playing chess since he was 5 and had won World Chess U12 championship in 2001.
9. Marc L. Griffin, youngest judge:
What is the world coming to? This attorney persuaded the county commissioners to appoint him the justice of the peace. He learned about the vacancy after studying law in high school.
10. Julie Sheldon, World’s Youngest Swimmer:
Sheldon was only 9 months old when she learned how to swim. Wow!