7 Amazing (Yet Uninspiring) Feats of Human Endurance

Kathy Benjamin and Jim Avery of Cracked have composed a list of seven people who did amazing things of no importance whatsoever. Marva Drew, for example, typed all of the numbers from 1 to 1,000,000:

So when her young son came home from school and said that his teacher told the class that it was impossible to count to a million, she took action. After all, it was 1968. First you get kids thinking they can't count ridiculously high for no reason, then you have kids getting ridiculously high for no reason, then you have the collapse of Western Society.

Well, Marva Drew wasn't going to stand for it. She was going to show the world that you COULD count from one to one million. But Guinness World Records usually likes some sort of proof, and "I promise I thought them all in my head" wasn't going to fly with those eggheads. So, like anyone else in the 1960s on a mission, Marva sat down at her typewriter and began typing. She typed for the next SIX YEARS. The result was almost 2,500 pages full of numbers.


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