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The Rock set a world record for most selfies in 3 minutes

Now you know which mark to beat, everyone! The Guinness Book of World Records needs some quality control, perhaps. It's well-known that you can just sort of make up your own category, but we're fully expecting someone is going to come along and smash this record in short order. Show More Summary

The world record for hoverboard flight has been set and I didn't even know hoverboards existed.

yesterdayHumor / odd : Happy Place

No, not the electromagnetic skateboard model tested by Tony Hawk, this hoverboard is the real deal. It's a board...that can hover and fly...for a shockingly long time. The Guinness Book of World Records may seem like a throwback to the 20th Century, but they're a crucial necessity in this world of constant innovation and online video. Show More Summary

Match of the Day enters record books

Match of the Day has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the longest-running football TV show in the world.

Guinness Book of Records Awards a Rescued Cat Named Merlin for Having the World’s ‘Loudest Purr By a Domestic Cat’

2 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A petite tuxedo cat named Merlin, a rescue who lives with his human Tracy Westwood in Torquay, Devon, UK, has been awarded the Guinness World Record for having the “Loudest Purr by a Domestic Cat“. Merlin’s purr reached an amazing 67.8 db(A). According to Westwood, Merlin’s purr can be a bit distracting. Occasionally when he’s […]

PETA Says Britain’s Oldest Pub Offends Chickens

Guest post by Michael Strickland Founded in the 700’s (not a typo. Seven hundreds, not seventeen), The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes it as Britain’s oldest pub. Since 1872 it has been known as Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, but … Continue reading ?

What Every Country Can Learn From Ecuador

On Saturday, in often sweltering heat, more than 44,000 people in Ecuador sowed their way into the Guinness Book of World Records by planting 647,250 trees of over 200 species in one day.

Hennessey HPE800 Camaro Z/28 In Action: Video

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

When you take your lead sled to the same shop that produced the Venom GT, which earned its way into the book of Guinness World Records as the fastest production car in the world back in 2013, you expect a certain level of performance as a result. Show More Summary

How Shankaradeva spread bhakti in Assam

People in traditional attires play their drums during an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Record at a field in Titabar town in the northeastern Indian state of Assam January 6, 2013. A total of 14,833 Assamese people … Continue reading ?

Bugatti Chiron Mule Testing At Nurburgring: Video

4 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

With the Bugatti Veyron off into the history books after a production cycle that lasted a decade and 450 units built, the Guinness World Record for the fastest production car is now owned by a supercar that can no longer be purchased. Show More Summary

Nashville StandUp’s comedians set new world record for continuous show at 184 hours, 16 minutes

Congrats go out to all of the Nashville comedians and stand-ups who dropped in while visiting the Wild West Comedy Festival last weekend, as Nashville StandUp’s “Broken Record Comedy Show” indeed broke the Guinness Book of World Records and set a new mark for Longest Stand-Up Comedy Show -- Multiple Comedians. Their effort lasted 184 hours […]

Nashville comedians attempting eight-day “world record” continuous comedy show

If the show goes on, by 8:04 p.m. Central Daylight Time tonight, the comedians in Nashville, Tenn., will have broken the Guinness Book of World Records time for the longest continuous stand-up comedy show. And then it'll go on and on and on some more. The Laugh Factory in Hollywood has the record with an […]

Ursula K. Le Guin On Gender, a Possible HBO Adaptation, and the Double Standards Faced by Female Writers - "You know, what the hell?"

last monthHumor / odd : Geekosystem

At 85, National Book Award Winner Ursula K. Le Guin remains a progressive and incredibly valuable voice in genre writing, and in an in-depth, jealousy-inducing recent interview with Den of Geek, she opened up about what it's like to continue creating new content and the changes that she's witnessed throughout her incredible career.

They're Making Radio Plays Out Of Ursula K. Le Guin's Novels!

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This is excellent. They're doing audio versions of three of the Earthsea books, along with The Left Hand of Darkness. Plus a new radio documentary, Ursula Le Guin at 85. Read more...

Slaves Forced to Help With Guinness-World-Record Attempt

If you are thinking, well, why do I even have slaves if I can't force them to help me get into the Guinness Book of World Records, you are missing the point entirely and are also an extremely bad human...          Related Stories Men...Show More Summary

116-Year-Old Woman Shares The Secret To A Long Life

Camden, Arkansas is the home of the Gertrude Weaver who is being recognized by the Guinness World Book of Records as the oldest living person in the world. At 116-years-old, Gertrude has outlived her husband and three of her children, according to THV11. Show More Summary

Breast Enhancement! Everything You Always Wanted to Know

Book review: The Scoop on Breasts "When I was a child," writes Dr. Ted Eisenberg, "I never dreamed I would grow up to be a cosmetic breast surgeon." Not only did he do just that, but he currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most breast augmentation surgeries performed in a lifetime. Show More Summary

Thumbelina, the Smallest Horse in the World, Steals Hearts Everywhere

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

This adorable creature is Thumbelina, (previously), the Guinness Book of World Records title holder for the smallest horse in the world. Thumbelina is a dwarf, born to two mini horse parents. She is only 17.5 inches high and weighs 57 pounds; most large breed dogs would outweigh and tower over her. Show More Summary

Watch This Hearthstone Player Set A World Record With A Single, Never-Ending Turn

Yesterday, an enterprising Hearthstone player hatched a plan to set one of the strangest world records in the Guinness Book; he intends to stretch a single turn into a 40-hour marathon. And he's doing it right now.Click To Continue Reading

Contest: Win a copy of Half Wild, the brand new YA sequel from Sally Green

Author Sally Green made a splash with her debut novel Half Bad. The YA fantasy broke a Guinness World Record (it’s the most translated book by a debut author before publication), was named one of Publishers Weekly’s best books of 2014, and is already on its way to becoming a film. Show More Summary

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