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Record-breakers in the news today

It’s been revealed that a passenger aircraft had a narrow miss with an unidentified object over in Scotland last year.

The Airbus A320 was making its final approach to Glasgow Airport on 2 December when an object passed about 300ft underneath it. 

The world’s first UFO sighting by a pilot occurred on 31 January 1916, when a British pilot near Rochford, Essex, reported seeing a row of lights, resembling the lighted windows on a train carriage, that rose up into the sky and disappeared.

Nevada has become the first US state to allow residents to play poker online for money

The state legalised online poker in February, with others across the US such as New Jersey and Delaware, now set to follow suit.

The largest online poker tournament featured 200,000 participants and was organised by PokerStars. The result was announced at the Hilton Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic, on 4 December 2011.

The tournament was won by a player from Russia who took home an impressive prize of $40,258.83 (£25,747.90 / 1,254,210 Russian Roubles).

Twelve-year-old Ye Wocheng, is set to become the youngest player in the history of the European Tour on Thursday at the Volvo China Open in Binhai Lake, Tianjin.

Wocheng will be following in the footsteps of his fellow record-breaking countryman Guan Tianlang, who took the title for youngest golfer at the US Masters, after competing at Augusta at the comparatively elderly age of 14 years and 169 days old.

 

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