Records

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 – A certain old board member – 16.6 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 records has been set on the 11th of March 2010

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

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

Keepie Uppie

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 uppiesDate
Jan Schoof15228-10-2010
Thomas-Jan van Raaij15625-03-2020
Thomas Kok20025-03-2020
Thomas-Jan van Raaij290*25-03-2020
Thomas Kok45226-03-2020
Thomas-Jan van Raaij460**26-03-2020
Thomas Kok202028-03-2020
Thomas-Jan van Raaij220617-04-2020

*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 – Arjen Monden – 23 hours and 17 minutes after closing

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 4th of February 2010. The minutes are of the GA of the 3rd of February (the length of the GA in question was 80 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 bear 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 Fluidum – Twice double fracture

During the boardyear of Fluidum 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 members present during a GA – Quasar – 56

As many members as possible have to have signed the attendance list. The record is about total attendance during the GA and not concurrent attendance. The record has been set on the 12th of March 2018.

Solving a 3×3 Rubik’s cube

Solve a 3×3 Rubik’s cube as fast as possible.

NameTime neededDate
Ricardo Loock20.59 seconds27-03-2020
Fe Fan Li16.67 seconds27-03-2020
Arthur Groot Zevert13.33 seconds27-03-2020