Iron Man's Record Weekend Walt Disney Co.'s (NYSE: DIS) "Iron Man 3? could save the summer box office yield all by itself. Like several serial movie franchises, each installment tops the next. Theater owners, along with Disney shareholders,...Show More Summary
It's happening: The World Meteorological Organization’s Statement on the Status of the Global Climate says that 2012 joined the ten previous years as one of the warmest — at ninth place — on record despite the cooling influence of aShow More Summary
Malaysians vote in record numbers in an election that could weaken or even end the rule of the world's longest-ruling coalition. Asia Correspondent John Sparks gives his view.
Floyd Mayweather Jr delivered another masterclass as he defeated WBC welterweight title challenger Robert Guerrero on points in Las Vegas to lift his career record to 44-0. The American boxer, a multiple-weight world champion, is nigh on peerless. The year outside the ring, including two months in jail, had done nothing to diminish Mayweather's class, [...]
Shane Dorian and Shawn Dollar win a bunch of money and set world records at the 2013 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards Steve Sherman and Jimmicane takes us behind the scenes (thanks)
Harry Bensley took up the challenge to walk around the world wearing the helmet from a suit of armour for a $100k dollar bet (then £21k), the largest ever recorded bet on record at the time. He became known as “The Man in the Iron Mask.” There is some doubt about how much of this journey was actually completed. Show More Summary
Nigeria's press freedom record is on the decline. For the first time since 2008, when CPJ began publishing its annual Impunity Index, Nigeria has made the list of the "worst nations in the world for deadly, unpunished violence against the press."...
“A Boy and His Atom” holds the distinction of being the world’s smallest stop-motion film according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Created by IBM, the film showcases individual atoms moving to create a simple and whimsical narrative. IBM… The World’s Smallest Movie is a post by Alec Banks on Highsnobiety.
Tomas Zaborsky scored a goal and an assist and Rastislav Stana recorded 24 saves as Slovakia beat France 6-2 in the opening game of the world hockey championship on Friday.
My favorite movie of all time is "Coming to America." Even though I own it on DVD, I watch it whenever it comes on TV, even if it's in the middle of the movie. I don't care. I can anticipate every scene. I know the characters well, and I say the words in the script [...]
Next up under the heat of Nardwuar’s microphone is musician, record producer and joint frontman of The Roots, Questlove. Take a look at the video above to see Questlove discuss what reeled him into the world of hip hop, Nardwuar’s insistence… Watch Nardwuar Interview Questlove is a post by Maude Churchill on Highsnobiety.
Look at that face. #REDONK. Sally M., the floor is yours. “This is Lucy- she holds the Guinness World Record for Smallest Working Dog.” “This is Gabriel, like the angel but NOT. Lucy’s older brother. A pirate. Taught her ALL the BAD tricks she knows.” “Lucy is a rescue, once homeless and now holds a [...]
In an article for FP this week, Freedom House Vice President Arch Puddington laid out the 10 worst countries in the world to be a journalist. The list contained well-known dictatorships such as North Korea, Syria, and Cuba -- and also...Show More Summary
Trex Company Announces First-Quarter Net Sales of $108 Million, EPS of $1.25 Record Quarterly Income 2Q13 Revenue Guidance of $103 Million WINCHESTER, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Trex Company, Inc. ( NYS: TREX ), the world's largest manufacturer...Show More Summary
The Attack, an important cameo glass plaque by Thomas and George Woodall, smashed world records selling for £169,250 at Bonhams, New Bond Street on 1st May, as part of the British and European Glass Sale. The lot was secured by a buyer in the saleroom after a lengthy bidding battle. Show More Summary
Like most of the world, China loves Iron Man 3. According to Chinese film website mtime.com, Marvel's Armored Avenger generated $21.1 million in box office receipts during its debut there, a new record. Transformers: Dark of the Moon,...Show More Summary
We noted in March that all U.S. intelligence agencies – including the CIA and NSA – are going to spy on Americans’ finances. The IRS is joining the fun. U.S. News and World Report noted yesterday: [The IRS] will use in robo-audits and...Show More Summary
One of the biggest themes in global markets is the search for yield. Government bond yields across the developed world are at or near record lows as central banks continue full-on monetary easing. One major side effect of depressed yields...Show More Summary
Manchester United was finally surpassed by Spain's Real Madrid as the world's most valuable team this year, but the British juggernaut is still making record profits as it signs sponsorship deals around the world and delivers on the pitch.
Soap actor William Roache has been charged with rape. According to BBC News, Roache, an 81-year-old actor most notable for holding the Guinness World Record for longest-serving soap actor, was charged on Wednesday with two counts of rape against an underage girl. The charges date back almost 50 years, with the accused allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl in 1967. [...]Show More Summary