On May 10th and 11th, 2013, over 80 LEGO enthusiasts gathered in Denmark in effort to achieve the Guinness World Record for longest plastic toy train track. It all began when LEGO fan Henrik Ludvigsen look around and realized that he had an exceptionally large number of rails in his collection. Show More Summary
Glenn Fleishman at The Economist: Chris Hadfield has captured the world's heart, judging by the 14m YouTube views of his free-fall rendition of David Bowie's "Space Oddity", recorded on the International Space Station (ISS). The Canadian astronaut's clear voice and capable guitar-playing were complemented by his facility in moving around in the microgravity of low-earth [...]
David Rudisha already has an Olympic gold medal and a world record to his name. But there's one thing he certainly doesn't want: to make it rain.
Most video game special editions range around $100-200 on the high end. Grid 2 developer Codemasters has decided not only to outdo that figure, but to blow it away with a world record that is unlikely to be topped anytime soon. The Grid 2 "Mono Edition," which only goes to a single customer, costs a cool $190,000. Show More Summary
Smule may be only five years old, but the California development firm started in part by Jeff Smith and Stanford assistant professor Dr. Ge Wang has had an amazing impact on the world. The company shared some stats with Evolver.fm that...Show More Summary
Grid 2: Mono Edition has been dubbed the "Most Expensive Video Game Commercially Available -- Special Edition" by the Guinness World Records group. This PS3 game package goes far beyond your typical DLC and cloth maps, though. For example, each copy includes real life car racing. Show More Summary
French cyclist François Gissy strapped a rocket to the frame of his bike and achieved a top speed of 263 kilometers per hour (163mph) in an epic thrill ride that took place at abandoned runway in the northeast of France. Pushing a simple mountain bike to
At the time of writing, Daft Punk’s mega-hit Get Lucky has been streamed on Spotify more than 28 million times around the world, a figure we know because the music-streaming... Keep reading ?
The Solar Impulse, flying from Phoenix to Dallas this week, set an absolute distance world record for solar-powered aviation. The departure from Phoenix was picture perfect. After a blessing from the Apache Spiritual Leader and the well-timed assistance of their ground crew, Solar Impulse lifted off so quickly it seemed nearly impossible. Show More Summary
Bandai Ltd, the creators of Space Invaders will be launching the world’s smallest Infrared Remote controlled helicopter early next month. Nana Falcon as it is officially called had entered the Guinness Book of Records last month as the smallest Infrared ….
The art of Ben Enwonwu (1917 ? 1994) took centre stage at Bonhams? sale of Modern and Contemporary African Art at Bonhams New Bond Street, May 22, with a new world record for the artist at £361,250 against his previous best of £125,000. Show More Summary
Kid President is back with a solution to fix global sadness. Hint: It includes dance parties, and everyone in the world recording themselves laughing and...
TiVo has become the Kleenex of the TV world — a once dominant brand that’s become a generic commodity. Yes, we still call recording a TV show “TiVoing.” But as cable and satellite companies started offering their own DVRs and...
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It might have been the new world record. Instead it was enjoyed as fish tacos on a Baja beach. Last week, angler Kevin Shiotani landed an amberjack near Cerralvo Island in the Sea of Cortez after a grueling 25-minute battle that most of the Tailhunter...
Throughout the stock market's record run, U.S. stocks have largely ignored troubling signs about the global economy. But last night, a 7% plunge in Japan's stock market sent the yen soaring against the dollar and shot bond yields sky-high, raising concerns about the nation's ability to service its massive national debt. Show More Summary
In today's world, nothing escapes the fact that we are moving in a direction where quantifying and recording stuff obsessively is sort of the norm. We use Foursquare to check into places, we annoyingly take photos of our meals with Instagram, and we share our thoughts on Twitter. Show More Summary
As the global PC market continues to spiral downwards, Lenovo, the world’s second-largest PC maker after HP, has reported solid earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter and full-year ended March... Keep reading ?
In the last quarter-century or so that has made up the digital revolution, one universal axiom has held true: evolve or die. Record labels were too busy suing pirates in the 1990s to adapt their business model to the digital world, newspapers were consigned to the recycle bin of history after failing to convert the economics of print to the...
There's got to be something in the water. A Chicago-area middle school is claiming they are home to the most sets of twins in one grade of any scho... Read more: Guinness World Records Twins, Wilmette Twins, World Twin Records, Highcrest...Show More Summary