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A NEW WORLD RECORD: Stunt driver parallel-parks with just 3 inches to spare. See, for a spot that …

A NEW WORLD RECORD: Stunt driver parallel-parks with just 3 inches to spare. See, for a spot that tight I’d be more inclined just to, you know, drift it in sideways.

Market Wrap: "It's Turmoil" - Overnight Gains Wiped Out, Futures Trade Below 2000 On SNB "Shock And Awe"

To paraphrase a trader who walked into the biggest FX clusterfuck in years, "it's total, unprecedented market turmoil." So while the world gets a grip on what today's historic move by the SNB means, which judging by the record 13% collapse...Show More Summary

Chemical analysis of ancient rocks reveals earliest record yet of Earth's atmosphere: Isotopic memory of atmospheric persistence

Chemical analysis of some of the world's oldest rocks has provided the earliest record yet of Earth's atmosphere. The results show that the air 4 billion years ago was very similar to that more than a billion years later, when the atmosphere...Show More Summary

'Harry Potter' Pushes Universal Studios Japan Toward Record Visitor Numbers

The park has seen 10 million visitors so far this financial year, with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction the big draw. read more

Are There Any Michael Crichton Books Left To Turn Into Movies Or TV?

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Michael Crichton is one of the authors with the best track records of being adapted successfully to movies and television, from Andromeda Strain to Jurassic World. So it makes sense that super-agency ICM has signed a deal to develop his work, especially previously unfilmed works. But what's left to adapt? Read more...

Minecraft Breaks 12 World Records, Including Largest Beta

Plus, an entire country was recreated to scale in the game. Hint: it's not Russia.

Despite Poor Record, Michigan Needed Brady Hoke Era to Happen

If we lived in a perfect, sun-shiny world, Brady Hoke would be remembered for being a tremendous mentor and father figure to hundreds of Michigan football players. If it were all about doing the right thing, he’d be remembered for graduating 69 of 69 seniors prior to 2014. Show More Summary

Minecraft dominates Guinness Book of Records’ Gamer Edition

Minecraft has tons of records listed in the Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer’s Edition.

Teams better than individuals at intelligence analysis, research finds

When it comes to predicting important world events, teams do a better job than individuals, and laypeople can be trained to be effective forecasters even without access to classified records, according to new research.

Cool Graphic Thing: The World Built a Record Number of Skyscrapers in 2014

Image by CTBUH via Archinect As the international arbiter of skyscrapers, the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CBTUH) has finally published their data-rich overview of 2014, which proved to be a record-setting year. To start, last year saw...

Record Labels Try to Force ISP to Disconnect Pirates

A long running legal battle between the world's largest record labels and an Irish-based ISP has resumed today. Sony, Universal and Warner want UPC to warn and disconnect subscribers found sharing infringing content online but the ISP doesn't want to foot the bill. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services.

Top Stories: Paris Victims' Funerals; Mubarak Conviction Overturned

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: A Nigerian Catholic archbishop asks the world for its outrage over Boko Haram's mass slayings; Indonesian divers retrieve a crashed AirAsia jet's voice recorder; and how to watch Comet Lovejoy.

Saying Goodbye to HubSpot

I joined HubSpot on February first of 2009. In the six years since then we set the Guinness World Record for world’s largest webinar and we went public. I got married, wrote and published four books and moved to Las Vegas. I built and...Show More Summary

In a Record Year for Skyscrapers, China is Miles Above Everyone Else

The world built a record 97 buildings that were 200 meters (656 feet) or taller in 2014, and for the seventh year in a row, China completed the greatest number of them, according to a new report.

The Decemberists – “A Beginning Song”

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The Decemberists have shared “A Beginning Song,” another new song that serves as the closing track for their forthcoming album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World. It’s the fourth new song we’ve heard from the record — following “Make You Better,” “Lake Song,” and “The Wrong Year” — and it’s accompanied by a [...]

One Million Cent Pyramid in Vilnius, Lithuania

On January 1st, 2014, Lithuania officially changed their national currency to the Euro, joining many other European nations in using the widely accepted monetary system, so to celebrate, they broke a world record with a pyramid made out of their disused coins. Show More Summary

PlanetSide 2 players planning world record attempt for Jan. 24

PlanetSide 2 players are trying to beat the Guinness world record for the largest number of gamers simultaneously in a single instance of an online FPS. That's kind of a mouthful, isn't it? In any event, organizers have taken to the PS2 forums and are planning to pull 1,100 players together on the Jaeger server on January 24th. Show More Summary

Bachelor’s degree at 95, Worlds Oldest Person to Graduate

2 weeks agoOdd : Off Stuff Magazine

I first saw this meme floating around a couple of years ago. But what’s the story of the lady in the picture? Nola Ochs. She holds the Guinness World Record as the oldest person to graduate from college, earning her Bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University at age 95. She didn’t stop there, getting […]

Fake or Real? – The Audio Recording of Swami Vivekananda at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893

The world first connected with the real Hindu world and the original teachings of... [Visit original source www.hindu-blog.com to read the entire content and more such articles.]

World leaders at Paris march criticized for freedom of speech records

More than 40 world leaders joined around 3.7 million people all over France on Sunday to show solidarity with the victims of the attack on the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and the subsequent attacks around Paris last week The rallies were also seen as a statement in defense of freedom of speech, and freedom of the press. Show More Summary

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