From 1845 to 1852, there was the Irish Potato Famine. 1 million deaths.
In 1921, there was the great Russian famine. 5 million deaths.
In 2012, there was the great Starbucks famine. 32 million deaths.
According to MSNBC, Felix Baumgartner traveled faster than the speed of light on his descent from the upper atmosphere. Truly an inspiration.