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Brazil's Tallest Man Finds Love

Growing up, Joelison Fernandes da Silva thought finding love would be a tall order. The 7-foot, 8-inch Brazilian grew up with low self-esteem after... Read more: Weird Photos & Videos, World Records, Anatomical Wonders, Video, Joelison...Show More Summary

Dad And Daughter Have World's Widest Tongues

A man in Syracuse, New York has reason to be tongue-tied: He's been declared the person with the world's widest tongue. Byron Schlenker, 47, won th... Read more: Video, Weird for Aol, Weird Photos & Videos, World Records, AnatomicalShow More Summary

Joe De Sena: What It Takes to Break a World Record: The Story of Michael Wardian

Uncertainty often makes us hesitant, but when used as motivation, it can produce the most outstanding results. The most successful people I've come across have mental discipline, they harness uncertainty and embrace the possibility of failure. Show More Summary

World's Oldest Person Dies At Age 116

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Just days after becoming the world's oldest documented person, 116-year-old Gertrude Weaver has died in Arkansas. The Willi... Read more: Near Weird, Gertrude Weaver, Gertrude Weaver Dies, Gertrude Weaver Worlds...Show More Summary

Meet The 13-Year-Old Girl Who May Have Just Made Climbing History

And obviously she celebrated with ice cream. Read more: Ashima Shiraishi, Rock Climbing, Spain, World Records, Teen News

Ian Spanier: RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Leif Becker, Karate World Record Holder

Being able to do what you love these days, much less being able to connect it to a great cause, isn't easy. Karate master Becker, who holds the worl... Read more: Karate, Leif Becker, Guinness World Records, Board Breaker, Bullying, Ian-Spanier-Photography, Portrait, Right Next Door, Exposure, Los Angeles News

Stuart Claxton: Guinness World Records: Real Heroes

These sorts of discussions -- what is the fastest, tallest, biggest, shortest -- must occur all the time in the 81,400 pubs across the country while people were having a pint. With this in mind, he decided to create a book listing all these superlatives. Read more: Guinness World Records, Norris McWhirter, TED Talks, Guinness, TEDx ROSARIO, Books News

World's Oldest Woman Says Turning 117 Is No Big Deal

The oldest woman in the world, Japan's Misao Okawa, celebrated her birthday today (it's actually March 5), and though she's also one of the oldest peo... Read more: Misao Okawa, Misao Okawa Oldest Woman, post50, Oldest Person in the World, Oldest Woman in the World, Guinness World Records, Centenarians, Longevity, Birthdays, World's Oldest Woman, Misao Okawa Birthday, Fifty News

Your New Bacon-Eating Champ Wolfs Down So Much Little Piggy

Your move, Ron Swanson. Matt 'Megatoad' Stonie, one of Major League Eating's top two eaters in the world, just set the bacon-eating record by housi... Read more: Matt Stonie, Matt Megatoad Stonie, Major League Eating, Bacon World Record, Bacon, Bacon Eating World Record, Matt Stonie 182 Slices of Bacon, Joey Chestnut, World Records, Weird News News

It's Hip To Have 8-Foot Hips

Huge hips may be the hot new body part, no ifs, ands or really big butts about it. That's the prediction of Claudia Floraunce, 40, an aspiring actr... Read more: Weird for Aol, Anatomical Wonders, Near Weird, Weird Photos & Videos, Weird News Original Video, Video, World Records, Weird News News

Utah Woman Has Caught 46 Bridal Bouquets

A Utah woman says she has smashed the world record for catching bridal bouquets at weddings and now is seeking recognition for it. Salt Lake City'... Read more: World Records, Weird Photos & Videos, Video, Weird News News

Get Lost In The World's Biggest Ladyrinth

The labyrinth of Franco Maria Ricci (photo: Carlo Vannini) Bambù the terrier makes an excellent guide. He races around on all fours through the... Read more: Travel, Labyrinth, Maze, Eccentric, Architecture, World Record, Bamboo, Crazy Travel Destination, Travel Destination, Italy, Italy Travel, Destinations, International Destinations, Travel News

Kevin Bell: The Invention of Joggling, the Goofiest Sport in History

Joggling is a unique challenge, even for talented athletes. As fatigue sets in, it becomes increasingly difficult not to drop the balls. A joggler has to ignore the million nagging disturbances of pain, other runners, and changes in the running surface. Read more: Sports, Juggling, Joggling, Guinness World Records, Arthritis, Sports News

This Man Claims To Be The World's Most Traveled Person

You may think you've traveled a lot, but no one -- literally, no one -- has traveled as much by air as 74-year-old Fred Finn, at least according to th... Read more: Hpl, Video, Fred Finn, Guinness Book of World Records, Fred Finn Most Well Traveled Man, Guinness Book of World Records Travel, Travel World Records, The Concorde, Hplifestyle, Travel News

She Interviewed Her Way Into The Guinness Book Of World Records

Seventeen-year-old celebrity journalist Pavlina Osta is a marathoner, but not in the run-a-million-miles-and-get-sweaty way. Pavlina's an interview m... Read more: Guiness Book of World Records, Guiness World Record, Pavlina Osta, Pavlina Osta World Record, Fearless Teens, Teen News

5 Religious Guinness Records Smashed In 2014 (And 5 More Waiting To Be Broken)

(RNS) Some churches conduct pageants. Some temples host dinners. And others spend weeks or months meticulously planning how to break a Guinness World... Read more: Interfaith, Guinness World Records, Guinness Book of World Records, Guinness World Records 2014, Religion News

STOP THE PRESSES: Record Set For World's Largest Paper Wad

A state agency in Minnesota is claiming the world record for largest ball of paper. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says the ball measures 9... Read more: Paper Wad, Paper Wad Record, Minnesota Paper Wad, World's Largest Paper Wad, World Records, Guinness World Records, Amazing, Weird News News

1,039-Person Nativity Scene Reportedly Breaks World Record

A full 1,039 people, as well as a camel and several sheep, took part in a massive nativity scene filmed in Provo, Utah on Dec. 1 that reportedly broke... Read more: Nativity, Nativity Scene, The Piano Guys, Piano Guys Nativity Scene, Guinness World Records, Guinness World Record Nativity Scene, Largest Nativity Scene, Church of Latter Day Saints, Mormons, Religion News

This Is What A 400-Pound Wedding Dress Looks Like

Here's a wedding dress for the bride that has everything. Minnesota artist Gail Be spent the last three-plus years creating a 400-pound wedding dre... Read more: 400-Pound Wedding Dress, Gail Be, Beaded Wedding Dress, World Record, World Record Wedding Dress, Wedding Dresses, Love and Sex, Weddings News

WATCH: 2,000 Elementary School Kids Break Hip Hop Dance Record

For most people, the thought of 2,000 elementary school kids yelling and jumping in unison is enough to trigger nightmares. For Alabama's Patti Rutlan... Read more: World’S Largest Hip-Hop Dance Performance, Largest Hip Hop Dance Ever,...Show More Summary

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