10 meter slow cycling – Anne van Gorkom – 23.5 seconds
Cycling 10 meter as slow as possible with a bike that only has a backpedal break and no gears. The entire width of the road (3 meters) can be used. The ground cannot be touched with your feet. The distance is counted as 10 meters from front wheel till front wheel
Highest house of cards – Arjen Monden and Anouk Meesen – 3 floors high
Try to build a house of cards of as many floors as possible within 10 minutes. Cards have to stand on their short side and a triangle counts as a floor.
Chugging 1 liter of water – Tom Sparidans – 10.1 seconds
Try to chug a liter of water as fast as possible. The time starts as soon as the challenger lifts the glass and stops when the empty glass touches the bar again. The previous record has been set on the 11th of March 2010 by a certain old board member and did this in 16.6 seconds
Chugging 0.5 liters of beer – Rowan Muller – 3.5 seconds
Try to chug 0.5 liters of beer as fast as possible. The time starts as soon as the challenger lifts the glass and stops when the empty glass touches the bar again. The records was during the activity of the Van-der-Waals fraternity in formation P.E.N.T.A. on the 11th of March 2013
Chugging 1 liter of beer – Pim Keizer – 11.5 seconds
The same challenge of 0.5 liters. The records was set at the Hawking Oktoberfest of 2018 (October 8). This yields a volumetric flow rate of a 86.96 mL/s. Luckily, a bucket was put in place very quickly (thanks Mathijs).
People in a bubble bath – First Years Weekend 2009 – 47
On the 13th of September 2009, the Sunday of the first years weekend, a new record was created in the bubble bath. A few board members of Focus, some kandis, sjaarzen, children and two men were present amongst the bubles during this joyful ocasion
Cleaning up the Borrel – Multiple people – 19:59
Finishing the cleaning up after a regular thursday Borrel as soon as possible. The record has been set on the 26th of Juli 2018 by Tom van Waveren (tender), Rik Lengers (tender), Mathijs Mientjes (tender), Mendy Bink (tender), Eva van Bastelaar (tender), Robin Elich, Rob Teeuwen, Niki Tumelaire, Rick van den Berg and Thijmen Staps.
Decimals of Pi – Fe Fan Li – 265 decimals
Naming as many decimals of Pi by heart. The record has been set on the 9th of March 2020
Marshmellows – Rob old board member 2007-2008 – 40 marshmellows
Try to put as many marshmellows in your mouth. The marshmellows are not allowed to be swallowed and as soon as marshmellows start to fall out of the mouth they have to be pushed back in. The record was set on the 9th of October 2007
Easter eggs – Thijs de Gijsel – 19 chocolate Easter eggs
Try to put as many chocolate Easter eggs in your mouth. The chocolate Easter eggs are not allowed to be swallowed and as soon as chocolate Easter eggs start to fall out of the mouth they have to be pushed back in. The record is needed to be set while at an Easter brunch. The record was set on the 16th of April 2021. That day Bas van Dijck was second with 18 Easter eggs.
Handstand – Frank Jehoel – 0:02:36 hours
Make a handstand where a wall can be used as support. The time starts as soon as the challenger stands on his hands. The records was set on the 3rd of December 2007
Try to touch the ball as many times as possible without using hands or clamping the ball. As soon as the ball touches another object of the floor, counting is stopped.
|Name||# keepie uppies||Date|
|Thomas-Jan van Raaij||156||25-03-2020|
|Thomas-Jan van Raaij||290*||25-03-2020|
|Thomas-Jan van Raaij||460**||26-03-2020|
|Thomas-Jan van Raaij||2206||17-04-2020|
*Including an around-the-world every 50th keepie uppie
**Performed while wearing tight jeans
Not blinking – Alex Zwanenburg – 0:05:33 hours
Not blinking for as long as possible. As soon as the observer sees a blink, the counting is stopped. The record has been set on the 3rd of December 2007
Holding your breath – Peter van Kruisbergen – 0:03:06 hours
Try to stay with your head underwater for as long as possible. As soon as the challenger can take a breath again, the counting stops. The record has been set on the 3rd of Deceber 2007.
Garland of clothes – Multiple people – 22.76 meters
Make a garland of clothes that is as long as possible. The clothes can be taken apart but cannot be torn. In addition, the garlan has to be one piece which means that the clothes have to be connected without the use of any tools. The record has been set on the 3rd of December 2007 by Marijn Kemper, Frank Jehoel, Geert va nden Burg and Martin van Mourik.
Throwing eggs – Aart Ligthart and Kim Alards – 26.3 meters
Try to play catch with a raw egg for as long a distance as possible. The egg has to be thrown by one person and caught by another. Tools cannot be used. If the egg breaks than the record is invalid. The record has been set on the 28th of May 2010
Standing on one leg – René Joosten – 0:42:19 hours
Try to stand on one leg for as long as possible. It can be either the left or the right leg and the foot of the used leg is not allowed to move. In addition any other bodyparts are not allowed to be in contact with any other objects, people or the floor. The records has been set on the 3rd of December 2007.
Finishing GA minutes – Bouke van Belois – 62 minutes after closing GA
Finish the minutes of the GA, but without having them checked by any other board members. The time as counted from the moment of closing the GA. The record has been set on the 20th of April 2021. The minutes are of the Lustrum GA, which had a length of 159 minutes. The previous record was set by Lieke Ruijs which made the minutes in 3 hours and 44 minutes. These minutes were of the financial GA of the 26th of May (the length of the GA in question was 73 minutes).
Log throwing – Daniël den Boer – 10 meters over a field
Daniël threw a log of about 1.20m long and 12cm in diameter over a distance of 10 meter over a field, where the farthest point of the log counted. The record has been set on the 21st of March 2010.
Flipping beer coasters – Jeff Schulpen – 40 coasters
Try to flip a stack of coasters from the table with the back of the hand and then catching them immediately after. The criteria is the size of the stack of coasters. The record has been set on the 25th of January 2018 with Deugniet coasters
Most well visisted N-party – AC Acceptable – 369 visitors
The activities committee “Acceptable” sold an impressive number of 276 tickets to the party during the pre-sale. At the door another 93 tickets were bought. With a total of 369 sold tickets, this has been the most well visited N-party ever! The record has been set on the 10th of October 2017.
Most broken bones in a boardyear – Board of Fluïdum – Twice double fracture
During the boardyear of Fluïdum two board members (Kjeld and Jelle) have managed to acquire a double fracture during a Van-der-Waals activity.
First off Kjeld (while being a commitee member) managed to break his collarbone in three pieces by stumbling on the easy blue ski slope.
Not long afterwards Jelle also managed to secure a double fracture. This one was within the jaw, which happened during the HiXi to Strasbourgh.
Most broken collarbones in a committee year – GPA 2020/2021
Within the committee 2 broken collarbones have been counted. Once by Sammie Alolabi due to falling of a mountain bike and the second time by Paul van Kuppevelt while crashing into someone at a hockey training.
Most members present during a GA – Apollo – 61
As many members as possible have to have signed the attendance list with validity to cast a vote. The record is about total attendance during the GA and not concurrent attendance. The record has been set on the 3rd of June 2020 during the election GA.
Solving a 3×3 Rubik’s cube
Solve a 3×3 Rubik’s cube as fast as possible.
|Ricardo Loock||20.59 seconds||27-03-2020|
|Fe Fan Li||16.67 seconds||27-03-2020|
|Arthur Groot Zevert||13.33 seconds||27-03-2020|
Academic year 2020-2021
Q4 – Jeu de Boules tournament: First-years weekend
Q3 – The Smartest Committee: Study tour abroad
Q2 – Online Game Night: Small study trip abroad
Solving a 2×2 Rubik’s cube – Jesper Levels – 123.77 seconds
Solve a 2×2 Rubik’s cube as fast as possible.