5. Farthest Distance to Be Carried by Other People: 9.4 Miles


In order to disprove the myth that New Yorkers are unfriendly, American comedian and filmmaker Mark Malkoff — the same man who lived in his bathroom for five days and previously visited all 171 Manhattan locations of Starbucks in 24 hours — asked strangers to give him a lift across the entire length of Manhattan.

In an incredible demonstration of kindness and generosity, Malkoff was carried 9.4 miles by 155 random people on December 18-19, 2009, which happened to be the coldest day of the year. The journey began at the southernmost end of Manhattan at Staten Island Ferry Terminal and ended at the northernmost end at 140th Street with Malkoff taking no forward steps on his own.