Logan Busch's Webbed One won the Angels Camp competition on May 19 with a leap of 18 feet, 6 inches. The old record was 17 feet, 4 inches set in 1995 by a frog named Hoppy.
Webbed toes are the result of a congenital defect known as syndactyly. The term comes from the Greek word syn, meaning "together" and daktylos, meaning "finger." People with webbed toes have two groups of fingers instead of three. They usually appear on their big toes but can also be found on their second, fourth, and sometimes third toes as well. The condition can also affect other parts of the hand such as fingers or wrists. It is not likely to go away without treatment because it does not come from injury; rather, it is a natural part of birth.
People with webbed toes are more likely to have other health problems as well. For example, they are more likely to have kidney defects, respiratory issues, and heart conditions. That is why it is important to see a doctor if you experience pain or discomfort when walking or standing for long periods of time.
The best way to care for your webbed toes is through regular checkups with an orthopedist.
Ellery Clark of the United States won the event with a leap of 5 feet 11 inches (1.81 meters). The second-place jumpers could only accomplish five feet, five inches, or 1.65 meters. With the invention of the eastern cut off by American M.F. Sweeney about this period, high jump tactics began to evolve. Sweeney's cut off was an elastic band used to limit how far a jumper's foot could travel in the air; before this innovation, serious injury often resulted when athletes' legs gave out from under them.
American Ellery Clark became the first national champion in 1892. He was followed by William Massie of England in 1895 and 1896, and then by Sweeney himself. In 1897 the high jump was removed from the Olympic program because it was not considered an athletic event at that time. It returned in 1904 with Clark again named champion. He is still the only man to have his name engraved on more than one Olympic trophy.
Clark died in an automobile accident in 1909 at the age of 36. Today, he remains the highest-scoring American high jumper of all time.
Igor Syomidin of Russia is the current world record holder with 2 meters (6 ft 8 in). He improved upon that mark in 2015 by jumping 2 meters 44 seconds at the Russian Championships held at Saint Petersburg Stadium.
21 feet and 5 3/4 inches The current record is 21 feet, 5 3/4 inches, or 7.16 feet per jump, established in 1986 by "Rosie the Ribiter" and rider Lee Giudici. At the latest Jubilee, the scientists saw that the jockeys' frogs leaped approximately 5 feet per try on average. Thus, Rosie accomplished her record with about 100 tries.
Frogs can jump over 6 feet from the ground up to 70 times their body length! A human being can jump about 1 foot 10 inches from the ground. That's why frog jumps are important to know for science and sports too.
The world record for frog jumping is 21 feet, 5 3/4 inches. It was set in 1986 by Rosie II and Lee Giudici. There are still jockeys riding amphibians today. The largest frog jouster's name is "Rosie the Ribitter". He has been jumping for more than 20 years now!
People often think that frogs must be able to jump very high to reach such a large size, but that's not true at all. Some species of frogs can jump as high as 2 feet, while others can barely manage half that. The biggest frog in the world is actually a species of toad called the Bombina maxima. It can grow to be nearly half a pound and it can jump as far as 12 feet from a standing start!
Brett Williams set a Guinness World Record standing jump of 65 inches in 2019. An athlete does a standing platform jump by jumping from the ground to a platform constructed at a specific height. The record was set at Western States Trail Race in California.
The first recorded instance of an athlete standing on a platform and throwing a ball into a hoop was done in 1892 by William Stanley, who played for the Cincinnati Red Stockings of the National League. He used a rubber ball, but modern balls are now used instead. His score was 80 feet, 10 inches.
In 1937, Joe Ganser scored 88 feet 6 inches at a track meet which is still ranked as the highest score ever achieved with a basketball. That same year, Charles Jones threw a baseball 95 miles per hour (153 km/h).
In 1958, Ray Guy became the first player to make 100 million dollars when he earned $100,000 for throwing a ball through a hole cut out of a piece of cardboard 70 times during a game between his teams the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears.
In 1975, John Barnes threw two balls into two hoops simultaneously, scoring 100 points in a tournament held by Princeton University. The record has since been broken several times.
Maddison Maddison and his Yamaha YZ 250 motorbike successfully leapt 96 feet (29 m) onto the Arc de Triomphe in front of Paris Las Vegas on January 1, 2009, live on ESPN, and then descended an 80-foot (24 m) drop from the monument safely to ground level. The stunt earned Maddison $100,000.
Maddison was riding a custom-made bike built by his father, David. The son had been watching when his father jumped the same arc on a similar machine back in 1995 and had been eager to follow in his footsteps.
Maddison started his career as a stuntman after being inspired by his father's work. He first performed a jump off the Eiffel Tower in 2001 at the age of 18. A few months later he did another one off this same tower but this time wearing a jet-powered suit that was supposed to protect him from injury but instead caused some damage to himself when the fuel tank exploded.
After this incident he decided to take a break from performing stunts but returned in 2004 and has not stopped since then. In 2007 he became the youngest person ever to ride a motorcycle around the world. During this trip he also jumped over 70 buildings and monuments including this one on New Year's Day 2009.
He is known for being extremely cautious before every jump.