What is the highest vertical leap recorded in sports?

Answer Kadour Ziani, a basketball player with the traveling group Slamnation, achieved the highest recorded vertical leap at 60 inches. Other professional athletes have tried to come close to that mark, i... Read More »

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What was the highest wind speed ever recorded in Portland, Oregon?

October 12, 1962 was the windiest day on record in Portland, Oregon. The Columbus Day storm produced frequent 88 mph wind gusts and an estimated peak wind gust of 104 mph at the Portland Airport. A... Read More »

What was the highest wind speed ever recorded at ground level and where was it measured?

In January 2010, the World Meteorological Organization officially ratified a new ground-level wind speed record of 253 mph, recorded April 10, 1996, at an automated weather station on Barrow Island... Read More »

What is the average vertical jump?

The vertical jump height is measured by the distance between someone's highest possible reach with outstretched fingertips and the highest point he or she can reach by jumping. This distance is an ... Read More »

What is used to measure vertical jump?

There are several ways to measure vertical jump, but the most used method in professional and college sports as of June 2010 is the Vertec Jump Measurement System. The Vertec is a stand with a ser... Read More »