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Houston Anchor Makes Guinness Book of World Records

"Ward is known for beginning every newscast with the phrase, 'Good evening, friends.'"

Muhammad Ali's Playful Sense Of Humor Shines In 2001 'Oprah' Clip

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Rain washes out attempt to set record Greek sirtaki dance

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 […]

Getting in rhythm: Over 31,000 in China set dance record

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 […]

Open Wide: World's Longest Pizza Stretches for 1.15 Miles

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,...

World's Oldest Human Dies at 116

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

The World's Oldest Person Has Died In Brooklyn At Age 116

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 › ]

Is this Four-Year-Old the “Youngest Dinosaur Educator”?

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  Sydney based Hill Wang and Qing Zhang have put forward their four-year-old son to the […]

Oldie but Goodie: Little Things That Keep AK-47 on Top of the World

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.

Hanging With Al Jaffee, MAD Magazine's 95-Year-Old Journeyman Cartoonist

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

Giant Duck-Billed Dinosaur is a Record Breaker

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

10 Awesome Horror Films of This Millennium From DevilDriver’s Neal Tiemann

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 […]

This Fall, All Your Book-Buying Money Totally Belongs to Ursula K. Le Guin

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

Brooklyn man breaks binge-watching Guinness World Record

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

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.

Planned Tower in Dubai May Become the World's Tallest

3 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Whether it ultimately makes the Guinness Book might come down to a technicality.

Ode to a nightingale

Reflections on the peerless P Susheela, who’s found her way into the record books. When I learnt that P Susheela had found her way into the Guinness Book of World Records and the Asia Book of Records for singing the most number of songs in Indian languages, there were two reactions. The first, a smile – […]

Nissan sets drifting record with GT-R Nismo

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Nissan has drifted its way into the record books—the Guinness ones—by drifting a GT-R Nismo at a staggering 189.49 mph. Not only did the custom GT-R nearly hit 190 mph, it did so at a 30 degree angle. As the automaker previewed earlier this week, it traveled to Fujairah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates with a...

Go, Look: 95th Birthday Party For Al Jaffee

This recent event at Sardi's celebrating the great cartoonist Al Jaffee's 95th birthday looks like a lot of fun. Even the Guinness Book Of World Records showed up -- via a citation for the length and relentless nature of the cartoonist's...Show More Summary

Inside the Mind of James Patterson

With over 300 million copies of his books sold worldwide, including 114 New York Times bestsellers and 67 New York Times #1 bestsellers (a Guinness World Record), James Patterson is one of the most prolific and successful authors on the planet. Show More Summary

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