Australia is definitely beaming with holiday spirit. The country's capital, Canberra, has a tradition of stringing Christmas lights at a shopping center, but this year, the city managed to set a world record with a display of about 1.2 million LED lights, beating out Uzbekistan's 2012 record by almost 200,000 bulbs. Read full article >>
Dad-of-three David Richards strung up almost 1.2 million tiny bulbs in the shape of three gifts in the downtown Canberra CBD mall.
The Western world's first gene therapy drug is set to go on sale in Germany with a 1.1 million euro ($1.4 million) price tag, a new record for a medicine to treat a rare disease.The sky-high cost of Glybera, from Dutch biotech firm UniQure...Show More Summary
Today Canberra makes history as the SIDS & Kids ACT Christmas Lights in the City breaks the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the world’s largest LED light image display. Canberra CBD Limited CEO Jane Easthope is delighted with the record breaking display. “On behalf of Canberra CBD Limited I’d like to congratulate everyone who participated in [...]
At a cost of $1.4 million per patient, Glybera will be used to treat a rare genetic disorder that clogs the blood with fat. After years of development, gene therapy is finally arriving. But as to who will be able to pay for it, well, that's another issue. Read more...
“It is a very expensive hobby, but I wanted to set this record to give a message to the world that Arabs are not only interested in speeding cars and flashy things." - Guinness World Record holder, Ahmed bin Fahad Full interview here Link
While the US decides takes the day off after another near-record low volume surge to a new all time high in the S&P500, a level which is now about 125 point away from Goldman's year end target for 201 6, the rest of the world will be patiently awaiting to see if oil's next step, as a result of today's OPEC meeting will be $60 or $100. Show More Summary
A Nintendo fan from the United Arab Emirates has earned a Guinness World Record for his haul of classic games and memorabilia. 33-year-old Ahmed bin Fahad has amassed more than 8000 Nintendo games, consoles and accessories in his spare time. Show More Summary
Bonhams? sale of California and Western Paintings and Sculpture achieved more than $2.9 million and broke five world auction records on November 24 in Los Angeles. The auction, simulcast in San Francisco, featured 172 lots of Western...Show More Summary
It’s been 21 years since the Wu-Tang Clan took the hip-hop world by storm with their brilliant debut record Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and since then many of them have gone on to have successful solo careers, most notably members Ghostface Killah, Method Man and the dearly departed Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Show More Summary
Are you wondering who holds the world record for doing donuts around a car that is driving on two wheels? Of course you are. Well, it belongs to these guys in China. Why is this a record? Read more...
I love the Guinness Book of World Records, especially reading all their entries about people who make records in things nobody would ever do. For instance, in Sydney, Australia, Chayne Hultgren swallowed three swords at the bottom of an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Show More Summary
Here's a wedding dress for the bride that has everything. Minnesota artist Gail Be spent the last three-plus years creating a 400-pound wedding dre... Read more: 400-Pound Wedding Dress, Gail Be, Beaded Wedding Dress, World Record, World Record Wedding Dress, Wedding Dresses, Love and Sex, Weddings News
Nyvlt-art/Shutterstock By Ludwig Burger and Ben Hirschler The Western world's first gene therapy drug is set to go on sale in Germany with a 1.1 million euro ($1.4 million) price tag, a new record for a medicine to treat a rare disease. The...Show More Summary
If you haven't been watching American Horror Story: Freak Show, then you might not know about Jyoti Amge. She plays Ma Petite, and she holds the real-life Guinness World Record title for world's smallest woman. And those who do know that don't seem to be able to let her forget it. Show More Summary
We've heard of brothers teasing sisters but not like this! Phans of Rihanna around the world have been waiting with bated breath for her next record, but they might get something to be thankful for REAL SOON. [ Video: Rihanna Teases Us All With A Snippet Of A New Song! Listen To It HERE! ] Rumors have been [...]
Just days after Lionel Messi broke the La Liga record to become Spain’s all-time leading top goalscorer, the Barcelona man broke yet another scoring record on Tuesday night in the Champions League. Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona won 4-0 away at APOEL Nicosia, and in the process the Argentine superstar overtook Raul as the new […]
Largest gathering ever of Santa's little helpers near Bangkok
Remember when we mentioned that Joey Chestnut set a new world record for competitive eating? He ate 9.35 pounds of turkey in only ten minutes!! That's insane. Sounds like he's the quickest eater in the world! The human world, at least. [ Related: Dog Gets Life Saving Makeover! ] If there were ever a competitive eating competition of people [...]
Chinese bookstores: In the Nov. 25 Section A, an article about the evolving business strategies of Chinese bookstores in the San Gabriel Valley said that Rebecca Zhang owned a World Books store on Garvey Boulevard. The street is Garvey Avenue, in Monterey Park.