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1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sells for a record US$38,115,000

Just when we thought the record for the world’s most expensive car was set last year, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO recently sells at Bonhams for US$38,115,000, making it the most valuable and coveted car in the world. Read the rest of the story at: 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sells for a record US$38,115,000

Japanese 111-year-old becomes world's oldest man

Sakari Momoi, a former high school principal who was born on February 5, 1903, received a certificate from Guinness World Records confirming the achievement. Dressed in a black suit, white shirt and silver tie, Momoi told assembled media at the Tokyo care home where he lives that he did not plan on going anywhere just yet. Show More Summary

US remembers aid workers killed in conflicts

last weekNews : The Newsroom

US Secretary of State John Kerry appealed Tuesday for better protection for aid workers in conflicts around the world as the number killed hit a record in 2013. Figures published Tuesday by the consultancy group Humanitarian Outcomes said 155 relief staff were killed last year, mainly in Afghanistan, Syria, South Sudan, Sudan and Pakistan. Show More Summary

Watch: Triple-E Leaves Port With World Record Load

On July 21, 2014, the MV Mary Maersk departed Algeciras, Spain with a world record 17,603 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), the most TEU's ever loaded onto a single vessel. The post Watch: Triple-E Leaves Port With World Record Load appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Free Will Astrology: Week of August 21, 2014

By  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): An American named Kevin Shelley accomplished a feat worthy of inclusion in the “Guinness Book of World Records.” While wearing a blue satin martial arts outfit, he smashed forty-six wooden toilet seats over his head in just one minute. Some observers may be inclined to dismiss his efforts as […]

9 Moms Who Set World Records Birthing Babies

Post by Judy Dutton. Yes, motherhood is a feat unto itself. But sometimes we just have to marvel at moms who accomplish stunts so far from the norm, it's astonishing their stories are true. If you've ever wondered how old a mom can be...Show More Summary

Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200

MONROVIA/GENEVA, Aug 19 (Reuters)- Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200. Show More Summary

Thousands in Harbin gather to play the hulusi, breaking Guinness World Record

A total of 1,141 hulusi players gathered in People’s Plaza to play music during the Harbin Summer Concert, forming a mass ensemble that earned them a spot in the Guinness World Records. The event organizer revealed his team had been preparing for six years, Tencent News reports. [ more › ]

All The Words In The World. Pronounced.

  Today’s Cool Site of the Day is Forvo, the largest pronunciation guide in the world. Ever wondered how a word is pronounced? Ask for that word or name, and another user will pronounce it for you. You can also help others by recording your pronunciations in your own language. Show More Summary

Multiple world auction records set as Bonhams two-day Quail Lodge Sale makes history

last weekArts : Artdaily

The second day of Bonhams highly anticipated Quail Lodge auction saw many world records set for Maserati, Mini, Napier, Rolls-Royce, Speedwell and, most famously, Ferrari. With 117 cars on offer and a 92% sell-through rate, the two-day...Show More Summary

These Bhutanese Postal Stamps Play Like Real Vinyl Records

The most valuable stamp in the world is a red smudge, but the coolest postal payments just might be these itty bitty stickies from 1970s Bhutan. They'd legally get your letter where it needed to go, and play the country's national anthem (yes, really!). Read more...

World Records: British Chef Sets World Record for Longest Cooking Demo

Kyle at a demo in early 2014. British chef Gareth Kyle "cooked non-stop" for 41 hours to set the World Record for the longest non-stop cooking demonstration in history (pending Guinness' final approval). According to the BBC, Kyle did...

Nasdaq Surges Back To March 2000 Highs

The lack of World War 3 this weekend was the perfect catalyst for buying stocks back up towards record highs... because Putin must have folded, right? Oil prices slipped, with WTI briefly back under $96, which lifted Trannies 1.75% on...Show More Summary

Massive 1,000-pound Alligator Harvested in Alabama, Potential World Record

Last weekend a group of hunters in Alabama took what may be the largest American alligator ever harvested. The behemoth 15-foot-long, 1,011.5-pound beast was bagged by a family from Thomaston. According to the Daily Mail, Mandy Stokes, her husband John...

Joey Chestnut -- EATS 384 GYOZAS ... Sets New World Record

Joey Chestnut has reclaimed his title as KING OF THE GYOZAS... eating 384 of the dumplings in 10 minutes this weekend... shattering the world record. TMZ Sports has the footage... showing the legendary competitive eater dominating reigning…

Robin Williams Recorded Touching Video for Terminal Cancer Sufferer, Signed Off With a Kiss and a Song, Before His Own Anguish Led Him to Take His Life

The death of actor Robin Williams has devastated fans around the world, who loved the comedian for his sense of humor, but also for his amazing heart. Williams showed his generosity of spirit before he died when he recorded a video for...Show More Summary

World’s Longest Sofa

1 Km in length and a seating capacity of 2500 persons, Guinness World Record has been set for the longest sofa, in Russia.

Christian Recording Artist Vicky Beeching Reveals She Is Gay: How Should Christians Respond?

Believers throughout the English-speaking world were shocked and saddened to hear that Vicky Beeching, a greatly loved songwriter and worship leader, has announced that she is gay. How should we respond?

Slumping shares

last weekNews : Daily Chart

Events, dear boy, events are driving share prices lower AFTER enjoying record highs in 2013 and continuing to rally, the MSCI world share-price index peaked in July this year. Equities are down by 3% since then, on worries about geopolitical risk in Ukraine and the Middle East. Show More Summary

World's most-pierced man refused entry into Dubai

Rolf Buchholz holds the Guinness World Record for most piercings, but that doesn't help his international travel plans. Interestingly, Buchholz, 55, claims he was stopped by Dubai officials not because his piercings would set off the...Show More Summary

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