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Diet Cig Are Graduating from Being a College Band

Photo: Andrew Piccone The music world loves a band that has earned its keep—tour van veterans who only found recognition after they’d played a thousand VFW halls and recorded a dozen demos, and that’s far from some dumb trope. It happens. Show More Summary

Kim Kardashian Sets the Record Straight on New Baby Boy's Name

Post by Kelly Bryant. Ever since she announced her second child is a baby boy, the world has been speculating on what Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby name will be for their little guy, particularly after making such a splash with North West. Show More Summary

What does an intellectually dishonest review look like? Just ask The Economist!

The Economist’s review of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me was predictably atrocious, but having just read the book this morning — and remembering the publication’s record on reviewing books about race — I thought it best to subject the atrocious thing to the kind of punishment all of its ilk deserve. Hope you […]

This Man Kicked Himself in the Head 134 Times in 1 Minute

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

We’ve all done or said something so embarrassing that we’ve wanted to kick ourselves in the head. But that wasn’t the motivation for Puskar Nepal of Nepal who holds the Guinness World Record for kicking himself in the head the most number of times in a single minute. Show More Summary

A defiant Tiger Woods jokes that he doesn't have his 'AARP card yet'

At 39-years-old and ranked 241st in the world, Tiger Woods is now fielding questions not only about his chances of catching Jack Nicklaus' majors record but also retirement. While most of the United States slept, Tiger Woods met the media at St. Show More Summary

Two Americans created a great business building the world's tallest flagpoles for dictators — see some of their record-breaking designs

Over the last decade a surreal battle has played out across the globe: The race to build the world's tallest flagpole. Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Jordan, and the UAE have all held the record at one point — locked in a bizarre nationalist rivalry pushing flagpoles ever-taller. Show More Summary

Hong Kong's Jia Jia set to take title as oldest ever panda in captivity

2 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Ocean Park Hong Kong's long-time resident panda Jia Jia will turn 37 this summer, making her the next Guinness World Record holder for the oldest panda in captivity. [ more › ]

The UN's Obsession with Israel by the Numbers

The record of the United Nations on the world’s only Jewish state expressed in simple numbers convicts the UN itself of suffering from a serious obsession with that tiny country.

What AC Milan's Summer Spending Means for the Rest of Serie A

For much of Silvio Berlusconi's tenure as owner of AC Milan, the club was known for splashy expenditures. Berlusconi broke the world transfer record three times in the 1980s and has made other high-profile buys that cemented his reputation as a big spender. Show More Summary

Daring 101-Year-Old Woman Abseils Down Tower To Set World Record

To set a world record is pretty cool. To break your own world record is just plain badass. And that's exactly what 101-year-old Doris Long s... Read more: Doris Long, Daring Doris, Abseiling, Abseiler, Guinness World Records, Centenarian, post50, Fifty, Voices, Fifty News

Manchester United equal record fee spent by English club on player aged over 30 [Infographic]

Manchester United fans had to pinch themselves to make sure they weren’t dreaming when the club confirmed the signing of Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich. The World Cup-winning midfielder is one of the best players in the world and immediately improves United’s often uninspired midfield. Show More Summary

Hear This: Minutemen’s abstractions ensured “#1 Hit Song” would be anything but

In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week: songs with the word “hit” somewhere in the title. Minutemen “#1 Hit Song,” (1984) Even though they don’t hold the world record for the shortest song ever—that designation goes to Napalm Death—California’s Minutemen were punk’s test case for economical songwriting. Show More Summary

Apple’s Share of Phone Handset Industry Profits Climbs to 92 Percent

Shira Ovide and Daisuke Wakabayashi, reporting for the WSJ: Roughly 1,000 companies make smartphones. Just one reaps nearly all the profits. Apple Inc. recorded 92% of the total operating income from the world’s eight top smartphone makers in the first quarter, up from 65% a year earlier, estimates Canaccord Genuity managing director Mike Walkley. Show More Summary

This Guy Made an Album Recorded Entirely at Guitar Center, and It Actually Kind of Rules?

Finally, what the world has been waiting for! An album made from field recordings at Guitar Center! Well, another album made from field recordings at Guitar Center! Glassine, a.k.a. 30-year-old Danny Greenwald from Maryland, recorded...Show More Summary

Box Office: ‘Minions’ Dethrones ‘Jurassic World’, Posts Record Opening Weekend

Minions has dethroned Jurassic World at the box office, and that's not all. The animated prequel has posted a record opening weekend. The post Box Office: ‘Minions’ Dethrones ‘Jurassic World’, Posts Record Opening Weekend appeared first on Rickey News Videos.

Elektra One Solar becomes first solar-electric aircraft to cross the Alps in both directions

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

It's been quite a month for electric aircraft. First, the Solar Impulse 2 broke distance and duration records when it flew from Japan to Hawaii. Then, two competing teams both claimed to have made the world's first electric flight across...Show More Summary

Women and Natural Disasters: Protecting the World's Most Vulnerable Populations

Over ten years ago, on December 26, 2004, an earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia triggered one of the deadliest tsunamis ever recorded, an event that ushered the destruction of over 200,00 lives -- and even more livelihoods -- throughout Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the east coast of Africa. Show More Summary

Heat Waves, Open Windows, and an Increase in Burglaries

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Do open windows lead to more burglaries? pavla/Shutterstock We just had the hottest June on record and people have been leaving doors and windows open—giving the rest of the world an opportunity to listen to couples and roommates fighting...Show More Summary

Minecon 2015 Wrapup

From a gathering of ~50 people in 2010, Minecon 2015 with 10,000 attendees created a new world record for the biggest convention for a single game. Minecon 2015 Experience Do you want to know what what it feels like to be at Minecon? Minecraft Modding Workshop Devoxx4Kids was fortunate to give Minecraft Modding workshops to ~200 kids at Minecon 2015. Show More Summary

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