Man to walk marathon backwards

A man who once crawled the London Marathon while dressed as a gorilla is to walk the entire 26.2 miles backwards in aid of Ukraine. Tom Harrison said he is taking on the challenge as a way of “looking over my shoulder for Ukraine”. The project manager said he hopes the “quirky” and “eye-catching” scheme idea will help to draw attention to the cause. His funds will be donated to the Red Cross.

Titanic-tongued man sets Jenga record

A US man with the world’s longest tongue set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest time to remove five Jenga blocks with the tongue. Nick Stoeberl of California, managed to remove the five Jenga blocks from a stack in 55.526 seconds, winning the curious honour. He also uses his “record-breaking tongue” to paint, said UPI.

Dinosaur had longest neck

The Mamenchisaurus sinocanadorum had the longest neck of any animal that has ever existed, measuring nearly 50ft, a new study has found. The Telegraph said that the “crane-like projection” allowed the creature to stand in a single spot “hoovering up tons of vegetation” but “expending little energy”. The Mamenchisauridae family “roamed East Asia” approximately 174 to 114m years ago, claim scientists.

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