12 Amazing Accomplishments And Works Of Art Done in Record Time

It took all of 25 days to film Memento.
12 Amazing Accomplishments And Works Of Art Done in Record Time

Ah, the wonders of the modern world... and, for that matter, of the pre-modern one. From the Oregon Trail computer game to the Colosseum, from George Frideric Handel to Freddie Mercury, there are countless examples of people achieving amazing feats in a remarkably short amount of time, in everything from video games to songs to literal skyscrapers. Today, we're going to cover some of those countless examples - 12 of them, to be exact.

This list is kind of a testament to the power of creativity and inspiration, and also the power of the universe to totally surprise you when it comes to making estimates of any kind for a remotely elaborate project. Plus it's pretty much a reminder that absolutely extraordinary, earth-shattering things can be accomplished in a flash. So sit back, relax, and take a look at these twelve amazing stories of lightning-fast success in pretty much every field under the sun.

Quick and efficient.

GRACKED MEMENTO Christopher Nolan made Memento in only 25 days of filming, and Carrie-Anne Moss' parts were done in a mere 8 days. Considering how amazingly complex the movie is, that feels like he was using some kind of cheat code.


Educational video game classic: 65 million copies sold.

GRACKED THE OREGON TRAIL The Oregon Trait Introduction Options Quit Travel the Trail Three teachers created the Oregon Trail computer game in 1971, and it was coded in all of 10 days. It's become one of the most popular educational video games ever, selling over 65 million copies so far.

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