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PSG get Cavani, Lindsay Lohan gets reality show, and Putin gets into a sub – News in World Records

 
 
 
 
 
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Today's record breakers in the news

We kick of today’s NIWR with the world of sport, where Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of striker of Edinson Cavani from Napoli on a five-year deal.

The Uruguay international has long been tipped for an exit from Stadio San Paolo, with the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City all previously linked with the forward's signature.

The expected fee for Cavsani's services is believed to be 63 million (£55million) fee - if confirmed it would beat the current French Ligue 1 transfer record of £52m set when Colombia forward Radamel Falcao signed for Monaco from Atletico Madrid earlier this year.

The overal record for most expensive football player, single transfer belongs to Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo following his £80 million (€92.27 million; $131.86 million) move from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009.

The UK government has announced that driverless cars will be tested on public roads by the end of the year.

The plans have been unveiled by the Department for Transport, as part of a £28bn investment in British roads to reduce congestion.

Driverless cars are guided by a system of sensors and cameras and are seen as potentially safer and more efficient than regular vehicles.

The first car with a constant crash-avoidance system was the Volvo XC60. Released in 2008, the car constantly monitors the possibility of a nose-to-tail crash via a laser in the windscreen which check for slow-moving traffic 6–8 m (19 ft 8 in–26 ft) ahead of the front bumper.

At speeds less than 30 km/h (18 mi/h), the City Safety system brings the vehicle to an abrupt halt if the driver doesn't brake in time.

Russia's "action man" president, Vladimir Putin has been at it again, this time diving to the bottom of the Baltic sea aboard a red submersible to explore a 19th century shipwreck.

The 60-year-old plunged 50 meters below the water to examine a frigate which sank in the Gulf of Finland in 1869.

The world's largest shipwreck is the 321,186-tonne deadweight VLCC (very large crude carrier) Energy Determination which blew up and broke in two in the Strait of Hormuz, Persian Gulf on 12 December 1979.

The ship was not carrying any cargo at the time but its hull value was $58 million (£26 million at 1979 rates).

Finally to the world of showbiz, where Lindsay Lohan is set to follow in the footsteps of Ozzy Osbourne and Kim Kardashians with her own reality TV show.

US cable network OWN has commissioned the series which will follow Lohan's attempts to remain healthy and rebuild her acting career.

The largest television audience for a reality programme record was set by the final episode of CBS' Survivor programme in the USA. Approximately 51 million people, or 41% of America's viewing public, watched Richard Hatch (USA) win the $1 million (£660,000) prize money on 24 August 2000.

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