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October sets 5th monthly heat record of the year

1 hour agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Don't be fooled by all that snow. The latest weather data shows the world is on pace for a record hot 2014

Video: amazing record-breaking parallel parking

2 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

No back and forth bullshit when Han Yue made the Guinness World Record for the tightest parallel park, 8 cm (3.15") in a MINI 3-door Hatch, during the China Drift Championship.

The World's First Rural Feed-In Tariff?

How do we move clean energy access beyond just a light bulb? With millions of dollars in new investment capping a record year for beyond the grid solar markets, that's the question many are now asking. This record investment is building markets, starting with pico solar products like lanterns, from the bottom up. Show More Summary

51-Foot-Long Fire Breathing Dragon is Declared The World’s Largest Walking Robot

3 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

A 51-foot long fire-breathing robotic dragon built by Zollner Elektronik AG of Zandt, Germany was declared the World’s Largest Walking Robot by Guinness World Records. The dragon, which was first displayed in September 2012, has made appearances in plays and fairs around the country. images via Zollner Elektronik AG

A Cardboard Mask That Teleports Your Eyes To Your Belly Button

Inspired by the work of Oliver Sacks and V.S. Ramachandran, this Kickstarter wants to help you see the world a little differently. In the entire body of medical literature, there has never been a recorded case of a person with a functional set of eyes in their stomach. Show More Summary

Dig this: JCB GT sets land-speed record, with a twist

12 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

We’ve all heard about the AMG GT, but what about the JCB GT? Setting a precedent for big yellow machinery the world over, the JCB backhoe has set a world record of 116.82km/h in Bathurst, NSW. Remember that next time you are stuck behind one on a country road. Originally built to perform wheelies and other [...]

This Is How You Fold The Perfect Paper Aeroplane

I used to flip the end of the wings of paper aeroplanes upward and breathe on the head of the aeroplane to make it fly farther. According to John Collins — the maker of the paper aeroplane with the world record for the longest distance — I was doing it wrong. This video shows how to do it properly. More »      

O'Keeffe painting sells for more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist

16 hours agoArts : Artdaily

This morning in Sotheby?s New York auction of American Art, Georgia O?Keeffe?s iconic flower painting Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 sold for a remarkable $44,405,000 ? more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist, and more than seven times the previous auction record for O?Keeffe. Show More Summary

See Why People Gathered In A Stadium To Watch This Guy Park A Car

17 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Yes, there is a Guinness World Record for "the tightest parallel park." And Han Yue beat it this week; sticking a Mini Cooper between two other cars with not more than 3.15" to spare. Also, he did it in one motion. Read more...

An Ode to the Duchess of Alba’s ‘Rebel Nobel’ Style

18 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

The duchess of Alba, the richest woman in Spain, died today at the age of 88. The duchess (full name: Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart) was known for her many titles: According to the Guinness Book of World Records, she had more than any other aristocrat. But it was... More »

The Microsoft Engine That Nailed The World Cup Is Making NFL Playoff Predictions — Here Are Its 12 Playoff Teams Right Now

Microsoft Cortana, the Windows phone virtual assistant that uses a Bing Predicts algorithm to predict every NFL game, is now predicting which teams will make the NFL playoffs. The algorithm has a 65.2% record picking games this season, which is roughly the same record that Las Vegas betting favorites have. Show More Summary

You think it’s cold? This video shows record cold temperatures are a thing of the past

22 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A surge of Arctic air has left much of the continental U.S. shivering in unusually bitter November cold. But this early foray into winter weather is just a small blip in the overall global picture, which is of a warming world that is still on track to see 2014 set the mark for hottest year on...

It’s Amazing That The Old Record Industry Existed In The First Place

By Philip Kaplan on The world was abuzz this week with reports that Taylor Swift removed her music from Spotify. She called the service “a grand experiment” and said she wanted no part of it. Music writer Bob Lefsetz said it’s just a PR stunt. Show More Summary

Floral Trend Finally Hits the Art World

Georgia O’Keefe's Jimson Seed/White Flower No.1, 1932, sold last night at Sotheby's New York for the world record $44.4 million for any female artist. Rest assured, the painting is of a flower, since, you know, that's what women really want. (No disrespect to the deserving O'Keefe, though.) ... More »

Number of Ultra Rich Increased 6% in 2014

Wealth-X and UBS World Ultra Wealth Report 2014: 12,040 new ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals were minted this year, pushing the global UHNW population to a record 211,275, a 6% increase from 2013. The combined wealth of the world’s UHNW individuals – defined as those with US$30 million and...

World’s Total AuM = Record $68.7 Trillion

Boston Consulting Group has a new report out concluding that, “The asset management industry has achieved its strongest year of growth since the onset of the financial crisis.” As always, the consulting firm’s annual report on global asset management is a dry, number-laden and utterly fascinating look at the business of overseeing money. Ignore the...Read More

World’s Largest Containership Also Sets Record for Largest Engine Ever

With a capacity to carry 19,000 TEUs, the recently named MV CSCL Globe is the world’s largest containership by cargo capacity. But that’s not all it’s known for. The newbuild [...] The post World’s Largest Containership Also Sets Record for Largest Engine Ever appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Watch Alabama Students Break the World Record for Largest Hip-Hop Dance Performance

yesterdayNews : NewsFeed

Also probably the most people singing “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” at once

3 Predictions for the Over-Hyped Music Streaming Business

The music industry has drastically changed in recent years. We no longer live in a world where we anxiously wait outside of a record store to get a new album. In fact, we no longer want to buy albums at all. Today, streaming music is the go-to way to consume music. Show More Summary

CSCL’s New Containership Sets Two World Records

Largest boxship undergoes tests, powered by largest engine China Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd. (CSCL) ran sea trials from October 17-20 on its newbuilding,

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