There are regular ol' spoken word albums, and then there's The Dream World of Dion McGregor. This curiosity, distributed by Decca Records in 1964, is a recording of the songwriter talking in his sleep, ostensibly narrating aloud whatever strange nighttime visions running through his brain. Read more...
The Nike krypton fluoride (KrF) laser at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL; Washington, DC) has earned the coveted Guinness World Records title for achieving "Highest Projectile Velocity" of greater than 1,000 km/s, a speed equivalent...Show More Summary
The oldest profession in the world seems to be getting a corner office in the most prestigious site for professionals. According to Sumerian records, the first exchange of money for sex dates back to 2400 BC. Greeks enjoyed both male...Show More Summary
In an era when hospitals, physician offices, insurance companies, and patients are thoroughly entrenched in digital records, we’re quickly reminded of the risks when cyberattacks threaten our private medical data. The world received one of these serious reminders on August 18, when Community Health Systems (CHS) announced that data on 4.5 million patients had been
Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt is hoping the roof will be closed when he runs his first-ever race in Poland at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in Warsaw on Saturday. The Jamaican world record holder will have his eyes on a special...Show More Summary
Mo'ne Davis made headlines last week when she became the first girl to throw a shutout game in the history of the Little League World Series, and now the 13-year-old is breaking records again as the first Little Leaguer to grace a national Sports Illustrated cover. Show More Summary
Guinness World Records announced Wednesday that Sakari Momoi, an 111-year-old retired teacher who lives in Tokyo, is now the oldest living man. The avid Chinese poetry reader succeeds Alexander Imich, a New Yorker who died in June at 111. Here, TIME rounds-up other known super-centenarians.
by John Herrman Can you imagine reading a story like this about yourself? A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man… Asked how he felt about the record, Momoi pushed...Show More Summary
A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man. Sakari Momoi received a certificate from Guinness World Records today. He succeeds Alexander Imich of New York, who died in June at the age of 111 years, 164 days. The world's oldest living...
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
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 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
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.
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 […]
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
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
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 › ]
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
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
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...