Everyone knows about big-named Guinness Book of World Records, but nobody ever heard about some Russian book of Russian records. Recently we found out that such a book exists. It is called Marvel and we are proudly present first post with the most extraordinary records from the book. Our theme for today is Human.
The tallest man on the Earth was not American Robert Wadlow (his height was just 272cm or 9 feet) but Russian man Fyodor Makhov. He was 285 cm or 9.5 feet tall and his weight was 182 kilos or 405 lb. Makhov died in 1905 and was aged 25.
The hairiest ones
The hairiest people on the Earth were father and son Evtikhaevi, farmers from Kostroma region. Everybody called them “dog-people.” In 70’s of the last century they were a hit of all Russian fares. Bodies and faces of Adrian and Fyodor were covered with hair all over.
Twins and doubles
The most extraordinary world record became 16 pair of twins born of Russian farmer woman who lived in 18-th century.
First wife of Fyodor Vasilyev, who lived in Shuisky region, gave birth 27 times: 16 twins (world record), 7 triplets and 4 quadruplets. 67 children had survived and what is most amazing thing, the overwhelming majority of them lived through the elderly.
The oldest triplets
On the 5-th of March, 1939, in Ukrainian city Yevpatoria in the family of Medvedev’s there were born triplets twins – Svetlana, Valentina and Nadezhda girls. Thus far there are no triplets twins oldest than Medvedev sisters. All of them got secondary and higher education and reared a child. Moreover, all of them have grandchildren. By the way, in addition they are the most similar triplets as well. While on a presentation of a record book “Marvel-90” they came up at the platform dressed in the same clothes, no one could tell who was who.
104 years within marriage
This unusual world marriage record was made by Dzhafarovi family from Yanshak village (Azerbaijan.) Ilyas and Hatin until quite recently were the oldest married couple in the world as well (Hatin died in 1990 aged 120 years.)
48 children adopted
Alexandra Derevskaya from Ukrainian town Romni adopted 48 children of different nationalities (17 of them were girls and 31 boys.)
Alexandra was born in 1902 in Grozny city, her father was oil worker. In between two wars – the Civil War and the Great Patriotic one – she became a foster mother of 14 children. A bit after she adopted 34 children more. At a time 22-25 children were at school. Alexandra Derevskata died in summer 1959.
Long life secret
In Azerbaijan mountain village Pirassura, which is located 2200 meters or 7200 feet high, Mahmud Eyvazov lived for 152 years (1808 – 1960.) Till the very last days he worked at the field, took baths in spring water and slept in the open. He was the head of the family consisting of 150 members. His time in employment was 135 years.
He believed that long life secret is hidden in five living conditions: daily labor, cold-treated body, hardened nerves, good character, healthy food and mountain climate.
There are 2 embalmed dead bodies known at the territory of CIS countries and which are located in mausoleums: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924) in Moscow and well-known surgeon that was a participant of heroic defensive operation of Sevastopol city, Nikolay Ivanovich Pirogov. His body is located in Ukrainian town called Vinnitsa.
Method that his body was embalmed with is still unknown. They say that receipt for his mummification was composed by Pirogov himself.