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Shakira Broke A Facebook World Record

Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira broke a record this week: She became the first person in the world to garner 100 million fans on Facebook. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, she set the record after posting a picture of herself at Maracanã Stadium in Brazil last week. Show More Summary

The World's Largest Floating Prison Is In New York City

Docked off the Bronx in Long Island Sound, the Vernon C. Bain Correctional Center prison barge is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest operational prison ship in the world. Yet many people might be surprised to find out it exists. More »      

The World's Largest Floating Prison Is In NYC

Docked off the Bronx in Long Island Sound, the Vernon C. Bain Correctional Center prison barge is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest operational prison ship in the world. Yet many New Yorkers might be surprised to find out it exists. Read more...

9 Ways To Observe And Deduce Like Sherlock Holmes

Since his first appearance in 1887, Sherlock Holmes has become an industry — the Guinness Book of World Records notches him as the most-played movie character in history, with some 200 actors playing the role — and a metaphor for clear thinking. Show More Summary

Remote Control Car Hits 314kmh, Caught On Film: Video

Remote Control car enthusiast Nic Case has broken his own Guinness Book of World Records speed for an RC car, with a 314km/h (196 MPH) pass. Case was sure to have his camera handy to capture the new record (see video, above), although the RC car is merely a streak of colour as it flashes past the control line at Formula 1-rivalling speeds. Show More Summary

Rockstar Wins With GTA V and GTA Online Content and Events

It’s not new news that, according to Metro, ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (GTA V) has smashed seven Guinness World Records, including best-selling video game of all time, and only entertainment property (including books and movies) to gross over $1 billion dollars, which it did in its first three days on the market. Furthermore, it wouldn’t

Inside the Mind of an Inventor

last monthOdd : Neatorama

Vimeo Link Stamford, Lincolnshire, U.K. inventor Colin Furze's wacky creations have been featured previously on Neatorama. Furze, a plumber by day, is in the Guinness Book of World Records for the World's Fastest Pram, Longest Motorbike and Biggest Bonfire entries. This Vimeo Staff Pick gives viewers insight as to the thought processes that led to his various creations.

Donnie Wahlberg & Jenny McCarthy's Wedding Will Include Their Three Sons in a Big Way

Donnie Wahlberg and his fiance Jenny McCarthy cuddle close for a photo opp while attending the Guinness Book Of World Record Event for most people bowling simultaneously across multiple venues on Saturday (June 21) in New York City. The 44-year-old actor/singer recently opened up about their upcoming nuptials. “We have three boys together,” Donnie told [...]

What book changed the life of Elizabeth McCracken? (very good answers)

What book changed your life? The Guinness Book of World Records. I mean that earnestly. It was the book that taught me that the world was full of passionate, peculiar human beings. And these parts: Where do you feel most free? In airport bars. How do you relax? In movie theatres. A longer FT interview […]

The world's largest video game collection sold for $750k

The world's largest video game collection has been auctioned for $750,250. Earlier this month we reported on Buffalo, New York resident Michael Thommason, who made history by having the Guinness Book of World Records certify his gaming collection as the largest in existence. Show More Summary

The World's Largest Video Game Collection Just Sold For $750,000

Towards the end of 2013, the Guinness Book of World Records confirmed that Michael Thomasson was in possession of the world’s largest and greatest video game collection. Now he has sold all 11,000+ video games for a mind boggling $750,250. More »      

The World's Largest Video Game Collection Just Sold For Over $750,000

The world's largest collection of video games has sold for $750,250. The collection has over 11,000 unique video games, and is officially recognized by Guinness Book of World Records. The official certificate is included, along with a lifetime subscription to Retro Magazine. Show More Summary

Alex Trebek Has Hosted His Way Into The Guinness Book Of World Records!

We don’t see this record being broken anytime soon! Except by himself when he shows up for work on Monday! LOLz! Alex Trebek has been hosting Jeopardy since 1984, and he’s finally gotten some huge recognition for it! The 73-year-old is now the Guinness World Record holder for the "most game show episodes hosted by the same [...]

World's oldest cat dies at 24 years old

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

RIP, Poppy. Poppy, the world’s oldest cat, has died at the ripe old cat age of 24. More at the Guinness Book of World Records.

Watch 1,000 People Cry Eating Ghost Peppers

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

The Bhut Jolokia, or "ghost pepper" was, for a time, the hottest pepper on the planet, as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. It is definitely hotter than your run of the mill tabasco sauce. 1,000 people in Copenhagen downed one simultaneously as part of a spicy stunt put on by pepper enthusiast Claus Pilgaard. There were tears. Read more...

Poppy, World's Oldest Cat, Dead at 24

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Poppy the cat died on Friday, just weeks after she was officially named the world's oldest cat by the Guinness Book of World Records. Read more...

World's Largest Video Game Collection Up For Auction

2 months agoOdd : Geekologie

Note: Worthwhile interactive panoramic shots of the collection HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized largest video game collection is currently up for auction on GameGavel. Bidding is currently just over $100,000 with five days remaining. Show More Summary

Oculus Rift Creator Might Try To Buy The Largest Video Game Collection In The World (FB)

The world's largest video game collection — as recognized by Guinness Book of World Records — is currently being auctioned off by GameGavel.com, an auctions site "for gamers and geeks." The collection, consisting of over 11,000 video games, has a current bid of $50,000. Show More Summary

Books on Sale: Kristen Callihan, Jo Beverley, Ursula K. Le Guin, and 50% Off at Tantor

by SB Sarah RECOMMENDED: Firelight by Kristen Callihan is still $1.99 digitally right now. This is the first book in the Darkest London series- a very popular paranormal historical/steampunk series. Celia reviewed it for the 2013 RITA® Reader Challenge, and gave it an A, saying: "Let’s just get it right out there: I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Show More Summary

World's largest video game collection is being auctioned off

On 3rd December 2012, Buffalo, New York resident Michael Thommason made history by having the Guinness Book of World Records certify his gaming collection as the largest in existence. At the time it consisted of 10,607 games, though Thommason noted in a YouTube comment last November that it was nearly 12,000 titles strong. Show More Summary

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