As Comic-Con begins yet another flashy fest, one of alternative fiction's true masters, Ursula K. Le Guin, is shaping her forthcoming book, "Words Are My Matter." Find the full archive of "Patt Morrison Asks" podcasts here or search for "Patt Morrison Asks" on iTunes. To read this week's column,...
Comic-Con, that massive San Diego convention that spawned an international franchise for fans of sci fi and fantasy comics, films, television and genre books, began in 1970, in the basement of a San Diego hotel. The year before, the singular writer Ursula K. Le Guin had already published the best...
The 97-year-old Master Yoga instructor was named the World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher by the Guinness Book of World Records back in 2012, and she’s only achieved more since then.
In addition to the original Earthsea stories, The Books of Earthsea will also feature an introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin, an essay called "Earthsea Revisioned," and a new Earthsea story entitled "The Daughter of Odren."
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, this title was held by the Barnes & Noble bookstore in New York City, which covered 154,250ft². Unfortunately, the 5th Avenue flagship store closed down in 2014.
"Ward is known for beginning every newscast with the phrase, 'Good evening, friends.'"
The late Muhammad Ali retired from boxing in 1981 having broken several records, but by 2001, there was a different title he could proudly claim, according to the Guinness Book of World Records: the most written-about person in history. Thanks...Show More Summary
CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) — Torrential rain has dashed hopes in Romania of setting a Guinness Book world record for Greece’s famous sirtaki dance. Romanians were attempting to break the world record for the dance made famous in the 1964 movie “Zorba the Greek” before a storm struck this Black Sea port on Saturday. Organizers declared […]
BEIJING (AP) — China’s dancing grannies have taken their moves to the record books. Guinness World Records says more than 31,000 Chinese participants have set a record for mass plaza dancing in multiple locations. It says on its website that 31,697 participants in Beijing, Shanghai and four other cities set the new mark on Saturday […]
Guinness World Records has confirmed there's a new superlong pizza for the books—and it was meticulously crafted in the Italian city that claims itself as the "heart and soul" of the tasty dish, per NPR. One hundred chefs gathered in Naples Wednesday, merging 4,400 pounds of flour, 3,...
Susannah Mushatt Jones, the Guinness Book of World Records holder for oldest living human being, has officially passed that distinction on to someone else. Multiple outlets have announced that she passed away on Thursday, May 12. She...Show More Summary
Susannah Mushatt Jones—Tee (short for Auntie) to her 100 nieces and nephews, Miss Susie to her friends—has died in Brooklyn at the age of 116, bequeathing the Guinness Book Of World Records title of Oldest Person. Born on July 6th, 1899?the same year Queens and Staten Island joined New York City?Jones was the last known living American who experienced the 1800s. [ more › ]
Australian Four-Year-Old Dinosaur Expert in the Guinness Book of Records? During Everything Dinosaur’s daily trawl of news channels looking for prehistoric animal related media releases and dinosaur news stories we came across this piece from the Australian media outlet 9news.com.au. Sydney based Hill Wang and Qing Zhang have put forward their four-year-old son to the […]
Durability, low production cost, availability and ease of use are the features, which assured the Kalashnikov AK-47’s global success. The legendary assault rifle has made it into the Guinness Book of Records as the most widely spread weapon in the world, with 100 million Kalashnikov rifles currently in use.
For his 95th birthday last month, legendary cartoonist Al Jaffee received a plaque from the Guinness Book of World Records congratulating him on being the longest working cartoonist in history (at "73 years, 3 months"). For most of that...Show More Summary
Shantungosaurus giganteus Exhibit Recognised by Guinness Book of Records Everything Dinosaur has received reports from Chinese news agencies that a dinosaur exhibit in the Zhucheng Dinosaur Museum (Shandong Province, China), has been recognised by the Guinness World Records organisation as being the largest hadrosaurid skeleton on display. Show More Summary
Metal band DevilDriver are known for their love of vicious riffs as well as their penchant for absurdly large circle pits, which have been denied by the Guinness Book of World Records. And while it’s totally obvious that vocalist Dez Fafara (Coal Chamber) is a huge horror fan, what you might NOT known is that […]
Chances are, you already have a whole shelf full of Ursula K. Le Guin books. You’re not a monster, right? But you’re going to have to make some room on that shelf this fall, because two very special titles are coming down the pike. Read more...
Alejandro “AJ” Fragoso broke one of the most prestigious, honorable Guinness World Records in the book last week — by binge-watching 94 hours of television shows.