New record for the Nerja Caves Speleology Club

At the weekend, six local members of the Neja Caves Espeleology Club beat their own depth record by descending to 600 metres in the Sima Gesm, the deepest cave in Andalucia and the third deepest in the world.

Another record for Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi continues to break records and set new standards, this time coming on as a substitute against Deportivo on Saturday to score in his 17th consecutive La Liga game to pass Pole Teodor Pewterek’s 1937-38 world record of scoring in 16 straight games for Ruch Chorzow.

Picasso sets new record

Pablo Picasso’s 1932 painting ‘Nu au Plateau de Sculpteur (Nude, Green Leaves and Bust)’ has set a new record for a painting sold at auction, selling for $106 million at Christie’s in New York. The painting, depicting the artist’s mistress, Marie-Thérèse Walter, has only been publicly exhibited once since 1951, the year it changed hands.

It was THAT big

Ian Welch, a biologist from Aldershot, has been helping with a stingray tagging programme in Thailand. Deciding to go fishing, he ended up landing the biggest ever freshwater fish caught with a rod, a stingray no less. It took him ninety minutes to haul the monster from the water, about 10 metres deep at that point, and it required the …