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Jan Dhan Yojana Enters Guinness Book Of Records. But Banks Are Bleeding High!

PM Modi’s ambitious plan to include all Indians under banking system: Jan Dhan Yojana, has been featured in Guinness Book Of World Records. A new world record has been created as Indian Government opened 1.8 crore new bank accounts between...Show More Summary

20 Fun Cat Facts to Share with Your Kids

This post is brought to you by: I love facts. When I was a kid, I'd spend all afternoon examining every page of the Guinness Book of World Records, and I loved perusing the World Book Encyclopedias. Yeah, I'm that old. Thank goodness...Show More Summary

This Man Claims To Be The World's Most Traveled Person

You may think you've traveled a lot, but no one -- literally, no one -- has traveled as much by air as 74-year-old Fred Finn, at least according to th... Read more: Hpl, Video, Fred Finn, Guinness Book of World Records, Fred Finn Most Well Traveled Man, Guinness Book of World Records Travel, Travel World Records, The Concorde, Hplifestyle, Travel News

Minecraft dominates Guinness Book of Records’ Gamer Edition

Minecraft has tons of records listed in the Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer’s Edition.

Saying Goodbye to HubSpot

I joined HubSpot on February first of 2009. In the six years since then we set the Guinness World Record for world’s largest webinar and we went public. I got married, wrote and published four books and moved to Las Vegas. I built and...Show More Summary

She Interviewed Her Way Into The Guinness Book Of World Records

Seventeen-year-old celebrity journalist Pavlina Osta is a marathoner, but not in the run-a-million-miles-and-get-sweaty way. Pavlina's an interview m... Read more: Guiness Book of World Records, Guiness World Record, Pavlina Osta, Pavlina Osta World Record, Fearless Teens, Teen News

Newswire: Eminem is getting sued for allegedly stealing a sample used in “Rap God”

Words can hurt, and sometimes they hurt the pocketbook. That’s currently the case for Eminem, whose song “Rap God” entered the Guinness Book of World Records for containing the most words in a hit single (1,560, according to Guinness—we lost count after 23). Show More Summary

5 Religious Guinness Records Smashed In 2014 (And 5 More Waiting To Be Broken)

(RNS) Some churches conduct pageants. Some temples host dinners. And others spend weeks or months meticulously planning how to break a Guinness World... Read more: Interfaith, Guinness World Records, Guinness Book of World Records, Guinness World Records 2014, Religion News

Milk shortage shuts top ice-cream store

An ice-cream store listed in the Guinness World Records book has become the latest victim of Venezuela's economic crisis. ||| Caracas - An ice-cream store listed in the Guinness World Records book for its 863 different flavours has become...Show More Summary

Milk shortage shuts famouss ice-cream store

An ice-cream store listed in the Guinness World Records book for its 863 different flavours has become the latest victim of Venezuela's economic crisis. ||| Caracas - An ice-cream store listed in the Guinness World Records book for its 863 different flavours has become the latest victim of Venezuela's economic crisis. Show More Summary

Books Suck: Why I Love My Kindle More Than Dead Trees

Harry Guinness states his case in this post on Make Use Of. "As someone who’s dropped a Wheel of Time novel on my face, I can tell you the debate on reading experience is well over. Modern e-readers hold thousands of novels, weigh next to nothing, have built in lights, high resolution screens and don’t give you a concussion when they hit your nose. Show More Summary

Ursula K. Le Guin: How the Sci Fi Channel wrecked my books.

You can see posts from readers wondering why authors let Hollywood change their stories pretty much every week on various SFF message boards. Ursula K. Le Guin offers some insight on the process that saw her classic Earthsea series get adapted for television. Show More Summary

Here’s how to set a running record: Take a look at the Guinness record book

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

For most of us, it would be impressive enough just to run a marathon. For some runners, the elusive goal is qualifying for the Boston Marathon. And then there are those strivers for whom that’s not enough. They want the Guinness book of world recordsto memorialize their name. Show More Summary

HOLY CRAP: Jetpack Man Performs Amazing Flight Formation with Acrobatic Plane [Video]

From Jetman Dubai: Swiss ex fighter pilot, Guinness Book record holder and first man to fly with a jet-propelled wing, Yves Rossy A.K.A. Jetman is back in the sky pushing the boundaries of aviation by completing a sensational formation flight with Aerobatics Champion Veres Zoltán in Dubai! Jetman Dubai, in partnership with XDubai, has just […]

The Guinness Book of World Records Remembers Zeus, the World’s Tallest Dog

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

In honor of its 60th anniversary, the renowned Guinness World Records is looking back on the people, animals, places and things that helped shape the year. One such story is that of Zeus, the Great Dane who stood over 7 feet tall and held the most recent record for “World’s Tallest Dog“. Sadly Duke passed […]

Open Thread: “We Will Need Writers Who Can Remember Freedom”

Ursula K. Le Guin accepts the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 65th National Book Awards on November 19, 2014: “We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did theShow More Summary

‘The Simpsons': 52-Year-Old Michael Baxter Gets Back Tattoo Of 203 Characters

Michael Baxter wants to get his name in the book of Guinness World Records for his massive back tattoo honoring The Simpsons. Daily Mail reports that the 52-year-old grandfather has approximately 203 characters from the long-running animated television series all featured within the same artistic tattoo. Show More Summary

Let’s talk about science fiction books by women

From Tiptree to Leckie to L’Engle and Cherryh, science fiction has a rich history of women writing progressive and popular fiction. One could argue that modern science fiction was vitalized by Shelley, and Ursula K. Le Guin has been an ambassador for fantastic and thoughtful fiction for decades. Show More Summary

INTERESTING STUFF – 29 November 2014

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

URSULA LE GUIN'S DON'T-MISS SPEECH On 19 November, 85-year-old fantasy and science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin accepted the Medal for Distinguished Contributions to American Letters at the 2014 National Book Awards ceremony. It's not that she doesn't already have...

Achievements in Achievement II: More Brits breaking boundaries you didn’t even know exist.

I love the Guinness Book of World Records, especially reading all their entries about people who make records in things nobody would ever do. For instance, in Sydney, Australia, Chayne Hultgren swallowed three swords at the bottom of an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Show More Summary

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