The real estate markets have bounced back and firmed up after hitting rock bottom during the economic downturn. Luxury properties are coming back on the market and consistently creating new records. 18, Carlton House Terrace, a mansion...Show More Summary
A one of a kind Hermès 32cm Matte Geranium Porosus Crocodile & Black Togo Leather Sellier Kelly Bag with Feet set a world record as the most valuable Kelly bag sold at auction when it realized $125,000 in Heritage Auctions' $3.8+ million Holiday Luxury Signature Auction in Dallas. Show More Summary
It's a bifurcated world in the stock market today, with indexes hitting new record highs and these 3 laggards suffering steep declines
WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT: Jumping through 10 panes of glass. JULIA SCARE: Ellen and Julia Roberts scare Julia Louis-Dreyfus. SELF-TITLED: Beyoncé explains the meaning behind her album. BRIAN DRAKE: Wingsuit flyer makes a very low to the ground pass. For recent...
This year the dash cam reached maturity, going from capturing weedy little videos of Russian car crashes to recording global news events. And these are the very craziest dash cam vids of 2013 from the whole world over. Read more...
Imagine seeing 1,500 people breaking a world record by performing the hit song Cups in one room! Are you trying to imagine it? Well, now you don't have to anymore because it actually happened!! The catchy melody from Pitch Perfect started with Anna Kendrick and now it has thousands upon thousands of people performing it! And how could you [...]
By definition, world records are pretty weird. Someone or something does something that has never been done before. But some world records are weirder than others, such as the one set by the guy who squirted milk out of his eye. This...Show More Summary
www.fide.com World Youth Chess Championships 2013: opening ceremonyOn 17 December 2013 an opening ceremony of the World Youth Chess Championships 2013 took place. This year a record number of 1850 chess players from 120 countries of the world is taking part in the competition. Show More Summary
Las Vegas acrobat and stuntman Jesus “Half Animal” Villa attempted to add to his collection of world records earlier this year when he tried jumping, headfirst, through ten consecutive panes of tempered glass. It didn’t go so well. The...Show More Summary
Two hundred and eleven journalists are in jail around the world, the second-worst year on record since the Committee for the Protection of Journalists began its annual census in 1990. This year marks a slight improvement on 2012's record high of 232, but the figures--which cover all reporters imprisoned as of December--still make depressing reading. Show More Summary
The St. Louis Cardinals were the best team in the National League last season. Whether you use the measuring stick of regular-season record or simply the idea of which team represents the league in the World Series, the Cardinals were...Show More Summary
For the second consecutive year, Turkey was the world’s leading jailer of journalists, followed closely by Iran and China. The number of journalists in prison globally decreased from a year earlier but remains close to historical highs. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser...
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Notable recordings from the world of pop music. WARNING: Songs streaming below contain explicit lyrics. Flying Lotus His oozing talent may never lift him to Beyoncé levels, but this intrepid L.A. producer dropped a water balloon on us last week, too. With a proper Flying Lotus album due out next year, “Ideas+drafts+loops” appeared out of […]
Tuffy the Clown made national news back in August, after a liberal recorded his clownish antics at the Missouri State Fair Rodeo, and put the video up on youtube for the world to see. Contrary to popular belief, Tuffy was not the clown...Show More Summary
The most successful and influential progressive rock band in the world, Yes, will celebrate its prolific tenure at Atlantic Records with a new boxed set that contains all 12 of the studio albums they recorded with the label. Each one features the re-mastered sound and bonus tracks that originally appeared in 2003 and 2004, […]
The campaign, created by Airbnb's agency of record, Pereira & O'Dell in San Francisco, takes a creative spin on travel. Instead of promoting the site's unique rental properties in a traditional way, the company commissioned a team of artists to create
Screencraft media have sent in their spectacular look at all the Richards family have done with their Guinness World Record Christmas light display on Tennyson Crescent in Forrest, raising money for SIDS and Kids ACT. Well worth a l...
Beyoncé’s fifth studio album Beyoncé has broken iTunes sales records, selling 828,773 copies in just three days after its surprise midnight release on Friday, December 13. The majority of sales came from the US, where the album sold 617,213 copies and has set a new first-week digital sales record, Apple announced Monday. Show More Summary