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Photo via NYSCI Flickr Welcome to December, a time for rewatching Love Actually and reconnecting with all the delightful obsessives out there responsible for insane gingerbread architecture. Recently the Guinness Book of World Records declared this creation, lovingly and meticulously...
More than 400 bored pregnant women took part in the "World's Largest Prenatal Class" in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province that created a new Guinness World record. The Guinness book has a long and distinguished history of exploiting highlighting people who are uncomfortably tall or shockingly malformed, or who have cooked a lot of rice. Show More Summary
Records celebrating the smallest and largest are an important part of this years Guinness World Records book, but editor Craig Glenday said he wants to include new records as well, such as fastest 100 meters run by a woman in high heels, or the largest set of vacuum cleaners. Check out 15 amazing world record [...]
Uh, hello Guinness Book of World Records? We've got your fastest celebrity marriage right here! We were surprised in a good way when we heard that Clint Eastwood's daughter had married Jonah Hill's brother. Can you imagine the stoic hilarity of a Eastwood-Hill dynasty? In the future, Hollywood would probably be run by their offspring. Then, we [...]
When you’re the former Guinness Book of World Records title holder for the most Christmas lights strung on a home, there is no way you can slack off when it comes time to reclaim your title. That being said, we’re pretty interested in taking a peek at the electric bill for an Australian family that’s made a comeback from last … [More]
Ashrita Furman is “The Record Breaker.” Describing the Guinness Book Of Records as his bible, this health food store owner from Queens, New York has set 350 world records, a record in itself, many of which could be described as utterly… Documentary “The Record Breaker” – A Story of Determination and Utter Silliness is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
Colonel Meow is the Internet's most famous feline dictator — and now he's receiving support from his thousands of "minions" as he battles health problems in the hospital.The 2-year-old kitty, who secured a spot in the Guinness Book of...Show More Summary
“My friend Anne is the owner of Colonel Meow, the cat with the Guinness Book record for longest fur, and she is asking for help in the form of thoughts and good vibes. The Colonel has undergone surgery already and survived, but there is still some issues that the doctors cannot figure out! Here’s his […]
The Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing died this weekend. Letters of Note reprints her response to an invitation to be made a Dame: “Surely there is something unlikeable about a person, when old, accepting honours from a institution she attacked when young?” (Also read Lessing’s stories for The New Yorker.)...read more
Thunder Law of the Harlem Globetrotters broke the Guinness Book Of World Records record for the longest made basketball shot on Thursday. Law broke the previous record by nailing a basket from 109 feet and 9 inches away from the hoop. Go to :38 secs to see the shot, he has to go all the way to the bleachers to break the record: Join the conversation about this story »
Did you know that Kristen Wiig is actually attempting to break the Guinness Book World Record for Most Dresses That Look Like Boring White Envelopes? I wasn’t that surprised either. Read More...
An attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest pillow fight was scheduled for 1 a.m.
We live in a time of riches, as far as fantasy book series go — tons of sprawling sagas are being told, by authors with a huge diversity of styles. But if you want a life-changing visit to a fantasy world, you can't do any better than Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea. Here are ten reasons Le Guin's fantasy series still rules. Read more...
Cheerleader Mikayla Clark made it into the Guinness Book of World Records after doing 44 consecutive back handsprings in 34 seconds. And what have you done with your life. Eats half a tub of Chocolate Cookie Butter. Read more...
Whether this will make it into the Guinness Book is up for debate.
Just looking at this giant tribble rabbit is probably all the evidence you need to pronounce it as the world's fluffiest bunny, but that's why you're not a Guinness Book of World Records judge. Of course, even if this specific bunny isn't officially the fluffiest, he does have impressive hair volume. Show More Summary
China is now home to over 54,000 cenetarians with the oldest being a 127-year-old uyghur woman named Alimihan Seyiti. If confirmed by the Guinness Book of World records, she could go down as the oldest women ever. [ more › ]
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest recorded bullfrog jump — achieved by "Rosie the Ribeter" — is at least 7.15 feet (2.18 meters). But the farthest jump scientists have ever recorded in the lab is only 4.2 feet (1.29 m). So what gives? Read more...
For the fourth year in a row, the Chicago suburb of Highwood has its eye on the Guinness Book of World Records as it prepares for its annual Pumpkin F... Read more: Highwood Pumpkin Festival, Highwood Pumpkin World Record, Pumpkin World Record Highwood, Highwood Pumpkins, Chicago News