One of the new record holders set to appear in the 2015 edition of the “Guinness Book of Records” is Alley the flying cat, who jumps farther than any other kitty on the planet. Alley was rescued in Chicago by Samantha Martin, a trainer for the traveling cat circus Acro-cats (how did I not know that [...]
Thought you had a lot of Doctor Who related knick nacks at home? Perhaps not as many as this man from Manchester in the UK does - he's just entered Guinness' Book of World Records for having over one-and-a-half thousand bits of Who merchandise in his collection. Read more...
YouTube Link Takeru Kobayashi of Guinness Book and award-winning competitive eating fame, and the tiny hamster, of tiny hamster fame, face off against each other in a hot dog eat-off. The hot dogs (made to scale, in fairness to T.H.) fly off the plates until one competitor makes it to 10. Who will take the title? Click play and see for yourself. Via Laughing Squid.
Think of it as Comic-Con, 19th-Century Style. This past weekend, hundreds of Jane Austen devotees descended upon the British city
Carnegie Mellon University students painted a fence for 70 years, with the Guinness Book of World Records calling it "the most painted object in the world" with six inches of paint covering it. It would collapse under the weight of all those coats in 1993, but a new concrete fence was built to replace it. Show More Summary
There had better be a lot of pencil-sharpening going on at the Guinness Book of World Records headquarters, because there’s a new sheriff in town, in the form of up to 550 Jane Austen fans dressed in petticoats, smocking, chemises and more. According to The Telegraph, the merry band of men, women and children overtook […]
In honor of the release of the 2015 Guinness Book Of World Records, HuffPost Live is joined by some of the record holders themselves, including Nick S... Read more: World's Longest Tongue, Guinness Book of World Records, Hpl, Nick Stoeberi, HuffPost Live 321 News
On November 19th, beloved author Ursula K. Le Guin will join the ranks of Ray Bradbury and Arthur Miller when she receives the National Book Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of her contribution to "American literary heritage." The award will be presented to Le Guin by Neil Gaiman, because sometimes the world is a beautiful and fantastical place.
The National Book Foundation's announced that this year's recipient of the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters is Ursula K. Le Guin. In an added bit of joy to an already excellent piece of news, Neil Gaiman will present her with the award. Read more...
Every year, the National Book Foundation awards the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to an author “who has enriched our
More than a year after the British media decreed Bob Bretall owns the world’s largest comic book collection, Guinness World Records makes it official.
Also: Ursula K. Le Guin and Louise Erdrich will receive lifetime achievement awards; Judge Judy is giving away her new book for free.
Some people get into the record books by a nose, but Nick Stoeberl got into Guinness World Records by a tongue. Stoeberl, 22, an artist and comedia... Read more: World's Largest Guitar, Smallest Cat, Craig Glenday, World Records, Weird...Show More Summary
Though just 24 years old, Jennifer Lawrence has already had an extraordinary career. In 2010, she garnered critical acclaim--not to mention her first Academy Awards nomination--for the gritty indie drama Winter's Bone. In 2013, she won...Show More Summary
Sci-fi novelist Ursula K. Le Guin will received the National Book Awards 2014 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Le Guin will be honored at the 65th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner in New York on November 19th. Show More Summary
Maibam Itomba Meitei of India earned his place in the Guinness Book of World Records after managing to perform 16 consecutive pull-ups using his pinkies on March 15th, 2014. Meitei trained for 14 years to accomplish the feat.
The National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards, announced today that it will award its 2014 Medal… Read More
Jennifer Lawrence can now add Guinness Book World Record holder to her resume. In the midst of the nude picture hacking scandal, a ray of light has beamed down on Jennifer Lawrence. According to the official Guinness World Records site,...Show More Summary
Asmir Begovic scored by far the most incredible goal of the Premier League season last year, unwittingly and inadvertently scoring from a bog standard kick out against Southampton, when the bounce deceived Artur Boruc at the other end of the pitch. Not only was it incredibly early – 13 seconds in, – but it was […]
The 2015 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records hits shelves next week, and a number of familiar faces have been inducted. Shakira, Jennifer Lawrence, Miley Cyrus, and Katy Perry are among those to set new records, while movies like Frozen and The Wolf of Wall Street have also made their marks. Show More Summary