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Who better to review a new sci-fi book than Ursula Le Guin? The Guardian editors couldn’t think of a better candidate either. She reviewed the new story collection Three Moments of an Explosion by the English writer China Miéville. Sample quote: “Pastiche, when present, is so skilful that it can go unnoticed.” You could also read […]

Mandolin record attempt next week at Galax

This year at the Old Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, VA we will be attempting to take back the Guinness Book World’s record for the Largest Mandolin Ensemble in the history of the world to Team USA on Tuesday, August 4th on the bleachers of the Galax […]

World’s Oldest Panda Jia Jia Celebrates 37th Birthday With Cake And Bamboo [Video]

The world’s oldest panda, Jia Jia, celebrated her 37th birthday on Tuesday, July 28, earning her the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living panda ever in captivity, and the oldest panda still living in captivity. To commemorate...Show More Summary

The fastest accelerating electric vehicle in the world hits 100 km/h in 1.779 seconds

A team of students from the University of Stuttgart are anxiously awaiting to hear from the Guinness Book of World Records, who will bring them news as to whether or not they have officially built the fastest accelerating electric vehicle in the world.

World’s oldest panda celebrates with cake and bamboo. Happy Birthday Jia Jia!

Celebrations took place Tuesday July 28 at the Ocean Park Center in Hong Kong as their oldest Giant Panda, Jiu Jiu turned 37 and her place in the Guinness Book of World Records as not only the oldest living panda in captivity, but the oldest panda to in

Happy Birthday, Snooty!

Wow, 67 years of Bringin’ The Blorp! Snooty is the world’s oldest Manatee, and his birthday is today! “Snooty, the world’s most famous manatee and verified OLDEST by the Guinness Book of World Records turns 67 years old this weekend in Sarasota, Florida! Everybody in Tampa Bay is super proud of him and loves him […]

Will You Buy the Commodore 64 Smartphone?

If you’re over a certain age, you will probably remember, at least, hearing about the Commodore 64. The 8-bit computer was released in January 1982 and, believe it or not, went on to be recognized in the Guinness Book of … More » The post Will You Buy the Commodore 64 Smartphone? appeared first on EveryJoe.

Leading authors call for government probe of Amazon’s ‘damaging’ power

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Authors including Malcolm Gladwell, Ursula Le Guin, Michael Chabon and Ann Patchett are putting their names to a letter attacking Amazon’s “abuse of its dominance in the world of books” and calling on the US justice department to investigate the retailer’s “power over the book market”. The letter,...

A Very Important Manatee Just Got Inducted Into The Guinness Book Of World Records

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Snooty is turning 67 years old. Were he human, Snooty would be eligible for full retirement. As a manatee, the monthly stipend wouldn't help him much. Luckily, Snooty's in for something even greater: making it into the Guinness BookShow More Summary

Did Microsoft Keep The $2.5B Minecraft "Real" At This Year's Minecon 2015?

Minecon 2015 Opening Ceremony (Credit: Patrick Moorhead) I attended Minecon 2015 last week in London, which, according to The Guinness Book of World's Records, was the largest gathering for any single game. Over 10,000 Minecraft players, YouTubers, merchandise sellers, server providers and yes, Microsoft, came together to celebrate all things Minecraft. [...]

Honda Civic Tourer breaks world record for fuel efficiency with 83 mpg across 24 countries

Honda’s Civic Tourer just made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for lowest fuel usage in a month-long trek across 24 adjoining European nations, coming in at an average of 83 mpg for its revolutionary diesel engine. The previously estimated

The world's biggest sneaker collector is selling off more than 2,500 sneakers

Jordan Michael Geller is the biggest sneakerhead you’ll ever meet, and the Guinness World Record Books agree. Geller opened his Las Vegas (...)

Watch the World's Tallest Sand Castle Get Built to an Insane Height

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Summer has come, and with it, a new World's Tallest Sand Castle certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. A half-dozen CAT movers and excavators (along with some human help for the finer details) helped to construct the sand castle in Rio de Janeiro. Show More Summary

Brooklyn Woman Becomes Oldest Living Person After Turning 116-Years-Old

A Brooklyn woman is celebrating her 116th birthday today, and it’s being documented by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Rachel Dolezal -- I Was a Model Citizen (PHOTOS)

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

Rachel Dolezal got all sexy during a modeling shoot... with a weave that could have gotten her in the Guinness Book.  Rachel posed in 2012 in Spokane, with the help of a professional photog. She's said in the past it took her 3 days to put in…

Os Guinness: How Rick Warren Won Over a 'Gay Rights' Activist With the Subversive Love of Christ (CP Interview 2/2)

For Christians to be persuasive, their message must be centered on and shaped by the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, Os Guinness argues in his new book, "Fool's Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion."

"One Piece" Sets a Guinness World Record

Eiichiro Oda’s popular manga "One Piece" has set a Guinness World Record for "the most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author."

Os Guinness: Why Balaam's Ass Is the Patron Saint of Apologetics and Christians Need to Recover the Art of Persuasion (CP Interview 1/2)

Christians have lost the art of persuasion and they need to get it back, Christian author Os Guinness argues in his new book, "Fool's Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion."

R.I.P Christopher Lee: The Screen’s Most Prolific Star

This week, fans around the world said goodbye to the most prolific movie actor of any generation, Sir Christopher Lee, who died last Sunday at the age of 93. Christopher Lee became recognized in 2007 by Guinness Book of World Records...Show More Summary

Why Does Ursula K. Le Guin Hate Amazon?

Ursula K. Le Guin’s poorly-argued and evidence-free rant against Amazon is more about her hatred of capitalism than about Amazon’s actual effect on the market for books. Here’s Le Guin: [Amazon’s] ideal book is a safe commodity, a commercial product written to the specifications of the current market, that will hit the BS list, get to […]

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