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The Most Profitable Quarter of Any Company Ever

Greg Kumparak, writing for TechCrunch: This page charts the past record holders. Until today, Russia’s Gazprom (the largest natural gas extractor in the world) held the record at $16.2 billion in a quarter. Apple now holds the record: $18.04 billion in profit, fiscal Q1 of 2015. Absolutely. Show More Summary

Mother Informed Both Could Die, But Miracle Twins Smash Guinness Record By Being Born 87 Days Apart

A birth of twins with 87 days between the two has been confirmed to have smashed the previous Guinness World Record for the “longest interval between the births of twins”. For Maria Jones-Elliott it had been one of the hardest pregnancies ever. Show More Summary

Hysterics (Girl Unit) – “Empty”

5 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Ever since the release of his instant-classic 2010 single “Wut,” the British producer Girl Unit has been one of the leading lights in the world of forward-thinking dance music. Girl Unit also records thoughtfully bummed-out, relatively insular club music under his Hysterics alter-ego, and he’s got a Hysterics EP coming out next week. One of [...]

Apple beats world record in quarterly profits -- S&P

Boosted by hot iPhone sales, the company topped the $15.9 billion earned by ExxonMobil in the second quarter of 2012, says Standard & Poor's.

American Airlines' fuel-buying bet pays off in record profit

American Airlines, the world's largest carrier, took a big gamble in fuel buying last year — and it paid off in record profit.

Apple’s quarterly profit set new world record for any company, says Standard & Poor’s

Apple didn’t just set a new record for the company when it beat every forecast in the Q1 results announced yesterday, it set a new world record for the most profitable quarter of any company in history, says credit ratings giant Standard & Poor’s. Its net profit of $18B far exceeded the previous record of […]

Apple hits record $74.6M first quarter revenue, most profitable public company in the world

Apple Inc. yesterday announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter which ended December 27, 2014. The Cupertino, California-based tech giant posted record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and a record quarterly net profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 … Continue reading ?

How big was Apple's first quarter? Pretty damn big

Apple likely set the world record for quarterly earnings on Tuesday with $18 billion, a figure that beat Russian oil company Gazprom's 2011 record of $16 billion While there are a few companies — including Walmart — that still generate more revenue than Apple, when it comes to earnings, Apple is in a class by itself. Show More Summary

New Guinness World Record: Man Takes 1,449 Selfies in One Hour

17 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

(Photo: Patrick Peterson) I have never taken a selfie, so I am very, very far behind Patrick Peterson, a cornerback on the Arizona Cardinals football team. He’s a fast actor with both a football and a cellphone. On Tuesday, Peterson secured a Guinness World Record by taking 1,449 selfies with a cellphone in just one hour. Show More Summary

NFL star sets Guinness World Record—for selfies

For this Arizona Cardinal, Super Bowl week was the perfect occasion to attempt record.

Xbox Sales Are Down & Mortal Kombat X Details - IGN Daily Fix

Xbox hardware sales are down & popular character reveal for Mortal Kombat X. Plus, new Xbox One Update, Capcom announces Dragons Dogma Online & Planetside 2 sets World Record.

Michelin-Starred Chef Sat Bains Will Cook a Meal on Mount Everest

He hopes to set a Guinness World Record for "highest formal dinner party." Chef Sat Bains, whose namesake restaurant in Nottingham, England boasts two Michelin stars, has a sky-high Guinness World Record in his sights: According to the...Show More Summary

Patriots say there’s nothing suspicious about their ball security

As Deflategate has dominated the football world over the last 10 days, it’s been pointed out that the Patriots have a suspiciously good track record for avoiding fumbles. Is that because they’re using deflated footballs, which are easier to grip? Not according to the players on the Patriots, who instead say that they simply go…

Dark Souls Speedrunner Breaks World Record Without Realizing It

It's fun to watch people speedrun Dark Souls. It's a game famous for its punishing difficulty, yet speedrunners show how it's possible to bend the game to your will. 19-year-old Alex (aka NaxHPL) just achieved the world record for one way to complete the game, allowing him to finish it in 25 minutes and 17 seconds. He didn't even realize he'd become a record holder! Read more...

Bentley Appoints Michael Winkler As New U.S. Chief

23 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Bentley, which is enjoying record sales at the moment, here in the U.S. and across the world, has announced it is appointing Michael Winkler as the new head of Bentley Motors Inc., the automaker’s unit responsible for the Americas. A total of 3,186 Bentleys were sold in the Americas in 2014, representing 29 percent of total deliveries...

The world's oldest known snake fossils: Rolling back the clock by nearly 70 million years

Fossilized remains of four ancient snakes have been dated between 140 and 167 million years old -- nearly 70 million years older than the previous record of ancient snake fossils -- and are changing the way we think about the origins of snakes.

Time-Lapse Video Allows Couple to See Their Baby Three Days After Conception

In May 2014, Laura and Richard Lawrence welcomed their daughter, Matilda, into the world. However, before they met her, they were able to see her through EmbryoScope technology, which produced a record in pictures and videos of the very beginning of her life. According to the Cleveland clinic, this technique allows embryo cell division to […]

The real world is external?

Dr. Henry Kissinger once wrote: "the West is deeply committed to the notion that the real world is external to the observer, that knowledge consists of recording and classifying data—the more accurately the better." This as anyone can see is...

Preparing For Their 67th Wedding, This Couple Has Been Keeping Photographers Across The World Very Busy

Most people get married once, maybe twice, but Alex Pelling and Lisa Gant are about to get married for the 67th time. Having gotten married so many times, and in over 50 countries, this couple probably holds the record for the most wedding photos. “When Alex Pelling and Lisa Gant were researching weddings, they found [...]Show More Summary

After Ebola: Why Rural Development Matters in a Time of Crisis

To date, the spread of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has sickened more than 21,000 people and claimed over 8,600 lives. According to the World Health Organization, it is the largest such epidemic ever recorded. But recently, a ray of hope emerged. Show More Summary

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