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Dancers, spear catcher and weatherman mark Guinness World Records Day

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Thursday is the 10th annual Guinness World Records Day, and people around the globe are trying to set records catching underwater spears, doing the cancan and throwing basketballs.

ETF Market Vital Signs, Nov. 13: U.S. Stocks Climb, Natty Gas Sinks

U.S. stocks rose, lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit another record finish. A positive revenue report from Wal-Mart Stores lifted shares of the world’s largest retailer to the biggest one-day gain in six years. Falling crude-oil prices continued to weigh on energy stocks, but a late-day news report that Halliburton was in talks to [...]

Paper Magazine Attempts to Break the Internet, But Al Roker Actually Succeeds

Today’s U.S. trending topics: #rokerthon, #FixTheInternet, and #BreakTheInternet. Wait …#rokerthon? It turns out that Al Roker is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the longest uninterrupted live weather report. The record is 34 hours. Roker started the report at 10:05 pm last night, and will continue through 8am tomorrow morning. Show More Summary

Rokerthon: Al Roker Attempts 34-Hour Weather Broadcast

Do you want to hear about the weather? Well, you might want to tune into the Rokerthon. Al Roker is attempting to break a Guinness World Record by talking about the weather for 34 hours. According to CNN, the current world record is only 24 hours but Norwegian meteorologist Eli Kari Gjengedal completed a 33-hour […]

Photo of the Day: World's Tallest Man Meets World's Shortest Man

2 weeks agoOdd : The Daily What

To celebrate Guinness World Records Day, this happened. The tallest man in the world, Sultan Kosen (8 feet, 3 inches) met the shortest man in the world, Chandra Bahadur Dangi (21.5 inches) in London. Meanwhile, in NBC studios in New York, Al Roker is livestreaming his bathroom breaks, er, trying to break the world record for longest weather forecast.

The World’s Largest Shoe and 10 Other Odd Guinness World Records

2 weeks agoNews : NewsFeed

The world's tallest man met the world's shortest man today to break a Guinness World record, but that's just one of the strange record-breaking moments you can see here

Harlem Globetrotter Sets World Record for Longest Backward Shot

Setting world records is nothing new to Thunder Hall of the Harlem Globetrotters. Last year, Hall set the Guinness World Record for the longest basketball shot which was made from 109 feet 9 inches. This year Hall decided to out do himself, but with a backward shot.

Al Roker tries to break record for weather reporting

There are world records you're aware of: strongest man, oldest woman, smallest person. And then there are world records you've never heard of: such as world's longest weather report. And on Friday morning just after 5 a.m. PT, "Today" weatherman Al Roker should have the record.

Al Roker tries to break record for weather reporting

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

There are world records you're aware of: strongest man, oldest woman, smallest person. And then there are world records you've never heard of: such as world's longest weather report. And on Friday morning just after 5 a.m. PT, "Today" weatherman Al Roker should have the record.

Look at this incredible image of the world's tallest man and shortest man standing next to each other

Today is the 10th annual Guinness World Records Day, and in London, the world's shortest man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, met his counterpart for the first time in Sultan Kosen, who holds the world record for tallest man. Dangi, 77, hails from Nepal and is just 21.5 inches tall, while Kosen, of Turkey, stands at 8 feet 3 inches. Show More Summary

The World’s Tallest Living Man and the World’s Shortest Living Man Meet in London on Guinness World Records Day

2 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

photo by Daniel Deme/Wenn.com On November 13, 2014 the World’s Tallest Living Man, a 31-year old man named Sultan Kösen, from Ankara, Turkey who stands at 8’3?, and the World’s Shortest Living Man, a 74-year old man named Chandra Bahadur Dangi from Purandhara, Nepal who stands at 21.5?, met for the very first time during […]

Photo: World's tallest man hanging out with world's smallest man

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

The world's shortest man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, greets the tallest living man, Sultan Kosen, to mark the Guinness World Records Day in London November 13, 2014. Read the rest

Watch Al Roker attempt a world record with 34-hour weather report

Here's what's happening in Al Roker's neck of the woods: He's aiming to break the Guinness World Record for longest weather report. Dubbed the #Rokerthon, America's favorite weather man is attempting to report on sunshine, raindrops and windchill for 34 hours straight. Show More Summary

Today is Guinness World Record Day, and weird things are happening

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Penguin people! Tall people! Short people! People who made a real, REAL big shoe! In a thinly veiled marketing ploy, Guinness wants everyone with weirdly specific but generally useless talents or traits to try setting a record today. You may have heard, for example, that noted White House pants-pooper Al Roker is embarking on his own […]

Tallest, shortest men meet for Guinness World Records Day

Here is the long and short of it — the world’s tallest and shortest men met for the first time in London.

Al Roker's 34-Hour Live Television Marathon Is a Glorious Mess

Dog poop, chicken wings, hugging a television screen, and an MSNBC anchor in her pajamas. Last night I watched an hour of Al Roker's attempt to break the world record for longest live television weather report, and something's definitely broken, but it isn't the record. Read more...

World Record Attempt of the Day: Al Roker Presents 34-Hour Weather Forecast

2 weeks agoOdd : The Daily What

It is Guinness World Records Day, and NBC's Al Roker is attempting to do what no other weatherman has done before: a 34-hour, uninterrupted forecast. Rokerthon, as they are calling it, kicked off at 10:05 p.m. ET Wednesday night, and will continue until around 8 a.m. Show More Summary

Watch Tears For Fears Play “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” & “Sowing The Seeds Of Love” On Kimmel

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Tears For Fears released “Sowing The Seeds Of Love” on their 1989 record The Seeds Of Love, and last night they performed the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The band also performed their classic “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” from 1985?s Songs From The Big Chair, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year. [...]

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