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'Game of Thrones': What the Hell Is A Kingsmoot?

1 hour agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Plus, Maisie Williams accepts the series entry into the Guinness Book of World Records, and where's Nikolaj Coster-Waldau filming?

For Naturephiles Only: A Typeface Made Of Trees

Yes, someone has translated the texts of Borges, Ursula K. Le Guin and others into dense typographic forests. Irish artist Katie Holten's new book About Trees is not just a book about trees—it's written in Trees. Read Full Story

Celebrating 60 years of Guinness World Records

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

On Aug. 27, 1955, the first 198-page edition of 'The Guinness Book of World Records' was printed for the first time. In honor of 60 years of the gross, scary, and truly bizarre, check out some of the craziest records.

Guinness celebrates 60 years of marking world records

The first Guinness Book of World Records was created 60 years ago today and has prevented many pub arguments from becoming a bar room brawl

Guinness Book of World Records celebrates big milestone

What started as a bit of harmless promotion for the brewery has become one of the best-selling books of all time

Guinness names new holder of world's oldest man title

World record book announces new oldest man following death of 112-year-old Tokyo man

Corduroy, World’s Oldest Cat, Reclaims Title He Held In 2014 [Video]

They say cats have nine lives, and it seems the world’s oldest cat has used his sparingly. Corduroy, the cat, has just been confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living cat. According to the Guinness World Records...Show More Summary

Ursula K. Le Guin: By the Book

The author, most recently, of the updated “Steering the Craft: A 21st-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story,” avoids “fiction about dysfunctional urban middle-class people written in the present tense.”

Shorties (Ursula K. Le Guin on Books and Reading, Stream the New Teen Daze Album, and more)

Ursula K. Le Guin talked books and reading with the New York Times. NPR Music is streaming Teen Daze's new album Morning World. Book Riot listed podcasts hosted by authors. Red Bull Music Acadamy interviewed singer-songwriter Elijah Wald. Books as...

Mandolin record makes the news

The projected new Guinness Book World Record for Largest Mandolin Ensemble, set yesterday at the Old Fiddler’s Convention at Felt’s Park in Galax, VA, was celebrated by WSLS television, the NBC affiliate station in Roanoke, about 2.5 hours away. A crush of local media was on […]

Moment Four

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 months 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

2 months 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. [...]

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