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Local links: Michael Furrh uses 30-foot driver to break own World Record

In what has become an annual ritual, Michael Furrh made his bid for entry into the Guinness Book of World Records last Friday. Furrh, 49, hit a drive 34 yards in the air, good enough to break his own record. It wasn't the distance of the drive at Waterchase Golf Club in Fort Worth that was remarkable. Show More Summary

Shorties (An Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin, Destroyer's Dan Bejar on Creativity, and more)

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Ursula K. Le Guin. The Creative Independent interviewed Destroyer frontman Dan Bejar. 26 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists Saturday (bringing the...

New World Record for Fire-breathing Full Twist Backflips

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

You have to wonder how a category like "the most fire-breathing full twist backflips performed in one minute" ever was accepted for the Guinness Book of World Records. He needed eight such backflips for the record, but Australian acrobat Aiden Malacaria managed to do ten of them. Show More Summary

The Ancient Origins of Our Modern Obsession With Breaking World Records

The impulse now exemplified by the Guinness Book of World Records dates back centuries—but how do you measure a record without a stopwatch?

BlizzCon's World of Warcraft diorama featuring real players is an incredible feat

To celebrate the new World of Warcraft expansion Battle for Azeroth, Blizzard nonchalantly built "the largest videogame diorama ever," as per the Guinness Book of World Records. Why they didn't announce this during the keynote is anyone's...Show More Summary

Watch 245 People Jump And Swing Off A Bridge Like A Giant Dangling Snake

No longer confined by the limitations of a printed book, the Guinness Book of World Records has infinitely expanded to include almost every kind of questionable achievement humanity can attempt. Even grabbing 244 friends, jumping off a bridge and swinging by a rope is enough to gain you pseudo-fame -- at least until 246 people try the same thing. More »      

Scuf Gaming Announces New Ali-A Themed Controllers

Alastair “Ali-A” Aiken has become a gaming celebrity thanks to getting into the Guinness Book of World Records for setting various records in Call of Duty and Minecraft. Just in time for the […] The post Scuf Gaming Announces New Ali-A Themed Controllers appeared first on Geek.com.

Ursula K. Le Guin on Growing Old

last monthHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

TGB reader John Starbuck recently forwarded to me an old issue of Brain Pickings, Maria Popova's weekly blog post of her thoughtful writing on books, art, philosophy, the internet and, over the years, just about anything that captures her interest...

Usula K. Le Guin on Growing Old

last monthHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

TGB reader John Starbuck recently forwarded to me an old issue of Brain Pickings, Maria Popova's weekly blog post of her thoughtful writing on books, art, philosophy, the internet and, over the years, just about anything that captures her interest...

He's a record breaker! Crouch in Guinness World Records book

Stoke's Peter Crouch enters the 2018 Guinness World Records book for the most headed goals scored in the Premier League.

Episode 795: Is Record Breaking Broken?

The Guinness Book of World Records had a problem: It made its money selling books, but book sales aren't what they used to be. So Guinness changed what it was selling, and who they were selling it to.

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

3 months agoTechnology / 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

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