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27 of the strangest world records ever attempted

People will do some pretty crazy things to get in the record books. Though some world-record holders are physical anomalies — like the world's tallest person, or the shortest — the Guinness Book of World Records is filled with some incredibly...Show More Summary

‘All The Money In The World’ Trailer: Big Names Play With Big Money In Ridley’s Scott’s Getty Kidnapping Film

The Guinness Book of Records pegs you as the richest private citizen in the world — at the time the richest dude in the history of the world. Your teenage grandson is kidnapped for ransom. What do you do? How about … nothing? Here’sShow More Summary

"What Happens When a Science Fiction Genius Starts Blogging?"

The New Republic asks (on the occasion of Ursula K. Le Guin's publication of a book collecting selections from her blog):For Le Guin, imaginative fiction is not “escapist” in the usual, derogatory sense, but in a different, subversive sense: “The direction of escape is toward freedom,” she notes. Show More Summary

Two Cats from the Same Household Have Guinness World Records

It's a pretty rare and incredible thing to have one pet who finds himself in the 2017 Guinness Book of World Records, but it's nothing short of mind-blowing to have two pets achieve such an impressive status. But that's exactly the case for Drs. Show More Summary

Square-Enix creates 6-minute long Dragon Quest X commercial, the longest ever on Japanese TV

Believe it or not, the commercial above could find its way into the Guinness Book of World Records. Square-Enix has created a 6-minute commercial for Dragon Quest X, and it's the longest commercial to ever air on Japanese TV. The funny part about it all is that it prominently features the Wii U!

Platini's biggest fan earns soccer memorabilia records

A Cypriot man who idolizes French soccer great Michel Platini has earned two entries in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest collections of soccer and sporting memorabilia        

Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2018 - Smash Bros. page previews

Super Smash Bros.'s two pages in Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2018 I h ave to get myself into a Guinness World Records book. There are so many weird records, I'm sure I could find one to lay claim to. Maybe most Smash Bros. games played while snacking on pizza rolls...

Do the Robot: 1000 bots boogie into the record books

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A new Guinness World Record was recently set in China when 1,069 simultaneously completed a choreographed dance routine. This was the third time in twelve months the world record for "most robots dancing simultaneously" has been broken... Continue...Show More Summary

Brea grad blasts record with Nerf gun

Brea Brea Olinda High Class of 1998 graduate Mark Rober has been packing some pretty big heat recently. What’s more, he’s used it to blast his way into the “Guinness World Records 2017: Blockbusters!” book. To win an office “arms race” not long after he started a new engineering job in Silicon Valley, Rober spent […]

Erle Stanley Gardner: A Writing Machine

Erle Stanley Gardner is credited by the Guinness Book of World Records as being the fastest author of this century. It was his habit to tape 3-by-5 inch index cards around his study. Each index card explained where and when certain key incidents would occur in each detective novel. Show More Summary

Durant scores in India with big crowd at basketball clinic

2 months agoBasketball / NBA : USAToday: NBA

The Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant and 3,459 children from the Reliance Foundation Junior NBA program in India entered the Guinness Book of World Records on Friday after holding the world's largest basketball lesson in multiple venues        

Jaguar barrel rolls the E-Pace into the Guinness Book of World Records

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Some car manufacturers use motor shows to launch their cars, and some favour intimate events full of influencers and celebrities who can drum up some #hype. Jaguar decided to take a different approach for the E-Pace, which was launched...Show More Summary

'Candy Crush' Game Show Already Breaking Guinness Book Records

Candy Crush Saga [Free] has conquered many a phone screens since it first came out, and it's still going strong with around $1 billion dollars revenue a year. And it's about to come to your TV screens too, as you might already know. Apparently, the Candy Crush TV show is already a part of the

Watch this 91-year-old gymnast's fantastic parallel bars routine

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Johanna Quaas, 92, is the "world's oldest gymnast," according to Guinness World Records. Quaas literally wrote the book on gymnastics, a textbook titled Gerätturnen. She still competes regularly as evidenced by this incredible video. Here's Quaas's fan page.

This Is Why The Aliens Won't Visit: A $2,300 Gold-Covered Hamburger

4 months agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

According to the Guinness Book Of World Records, this is the world's most expensive hamburger (which is technically a cheeseburger), the creation of Nederland chef Diego Buik. What the hell does your $2,300 get you? Hopefully not a bad...Show More Summary

The Mother of All Flamingo Collections

Congratulations are in order to Cindy Dunlow of Ocala, Florida. She's officially set the new record for the world's largest pink flamingo-themed collection. As first reported by the Ocala Star Banner, the Guinness Book of World Records recently presented Dunlow with the honor. Show More Summary

Shorties (Summer's Best New Books, Mary Timony on the Helium Reunion, and more)

BuzzFeed, the Globe and Mail, and HuffPost previewed summer's best new books. The A.V. Club interviewed Mary Timony about the Helium reunion. The Times Literary Supplement interviewed author Ursula K. Le Guin. Stream a new Grizzly Bear song. Female poets...

Artist hopes for Guinness record with 700-metre Quran

Self-taught Egyptian man spent three years reproducing the Muslim holy book on a huge paper scroll.

Porsche tows Airbus A380 into the record books

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

When you're thinking of tow cars, Porsche probably isn't a name that immediately springs to mind. That could change, because a diesel Cayenne has just broken the Guinness World Record for Heaviest aircraft pull by a production car... Continue...Show More Summary

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