World Records

No business, no boozing, no casual sex: when Togo turned off the internet

When young people started mobilising online against Togo’s president, the state switched off the internet. In the week that followed, people talked more, worked harder and had less sex – all of which proved bad news for the government<p>On 5 September, at about 10am, the government of Togo cut off the …

West Africa

6-foot-nearly-9-inch tall model holds the title for world's longest legs

Model and former basketball player Ekaterina Lisina of Russia boasts the Guinness World Record for World's Longest Legs (female). The 29-year-old …

World’s biggest Game Boy gets Guinness World Record

A Belgian student has created the world’s largest functioning Game Boy console, and got himself in the Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition.<p>The …

Pepper X Claims to Be the New 'World's Hottest Chili'

The breeder behind the Carolina Reaper has a new, potentially record-breaking chili: Pepper X.<p>During the Cold War, the nuclear arms race led to talk …

A grandma thinks she’s taken photos of fairies playing in the woods

A woman is convinced she has taken photos of fairies while walking in a park with her granddaughter.<p>Debbie Garland, 55, claimed she spotted ten or …

East Yorkshire

Boater's first trip to New Orleans aims for world record | NOLA.com

For those who know Cincinnati native Marc Phelps well, his aspiration to break a world record was no surprise.<p>Phelps, who has traveled by motorcycle …

New Orleans

Horror crimes in our midst

HAVE you ever heard or read of a criminal being sentenced to a total of 480 years in jail? With an average lifespan of 78 years, that's about six …

Crime

Qld monster up among world's largest crocs

CROCO-METRE - SOME OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST CROCODILES

North Queensland

Kipchoge, Bekele, Kipsang to Race for World Record at 2017 Berlin Marathon

BERLIN – The world’s fastest marathoners head to Germany for this weekend’s Berlin Marathon to try and break Dennis Kimetto’s marathon world record …

Sports

Man grows world’s heaviest carrot

A dad in Minnesota has unearthed a weird, tangled mess of a carrot — and it could score him a world record.<p>Chris Qualley, 34, is believed to have …

Judy Garland Costumes and More Up for Auction in Los Angeles

Julien's Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house, has announced its highly anticipated event Icons & Idols: Hollywood AND MORE to take …

Los Angeles

Electric bus sets new world record for single charge

<b>In a week when we asked our readers if large electric vehicles were practical, an electric bus has set a new world record for EVs, racking up 1,101.2</b> …

Engineering

A student built the world's largest Game Boy in his his school lab

It's been 28 years since Nintendo gave us the classic Game Boy. Now, a student in Belgium has super-sized it, building the largest Game Boy in the …

An electric bus just broke the world record for distance traveled on a single charge

Going the Distance<p>When California-based automaker Proterra took one of their all-electric Catalyst E2 Max busses to the Navistar Proving Grounds in …

Electric Vehicles

Saint Louis du Ha!Ha! gets Guinness World Record nod for its exclamation marks

Quebec town recognized as the only community in world with 2 exclamation marks in its name<p>A small community in Quebec has entered the Guinness World …

Canada

Rare 'Harry Potter' book sets world record at auction

Harry Potter

British cyclist bikes around the world in record 78 days

A British cyclist set a new world record by biking around the world in less than 80 days.

Maker Faire Milwaukee Attempts to Set World Record for Largest Gathering of Daleks

Calling all Daleks! The fourth annual Maker Faire Milwaukee needs you! One of the many fun happenings taking place this weekend, September 23–24 at the Wisconsin State Fair Park, is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of Daleks. Faire organizer Pete Prodoehl …

Maker Faire

World's Largest Game Boy is a record-breaking gaming achievement

Nintendo is the undisputed ruler of the handheld video game console market.<p>From the release of the original Game Boy back in 1989 to the success of …

National Concert Series Hopes to Combat Gun Violence by ‘Sharing a Message of Love and Kindness’

Americans across the country are taking a stand against gun violence with an organized series of concerts and one giant, global sing-along.<p>From …

Guns

Woman breaks records with her 18-foot-long fingernails

It may have taken her 20 years, but Ayanna Williams finally did it: She broke the record for the longest fingernails in the world.<p>The Texas native is making headlines for her wild talons, which measure out to be a combined total of 18 feet and 10.9 inches, to be exact. Williams is set to be …

AOL

Turkey’s ‘resistance media’ refuses to buckle

ANKARA, Turkey — Sendika.org is a popular news site in Turkey, carrying news that the mainstream media often shun, wary of angering the government. …

Banned

Episode 795: Is Record Breaking Broken?

Ashrita Furmon has broken more than 600 records— earning him the Guinness World Record for most records broken. He grew up reading the Guinness Book of World Records. A lot of kids did. It's one of the best selling books of all time.<p>But book sales have been dropping and now Guinness has started …

Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin?

Pumpkin is an iconic American food, as much as turkey, corn, and cranberries. Since the early European settlers first saw the squash, we've been …

Pumpkins

Daredevil Sets World Record Reaching 207mph On a Rocket-Propelled Bicycle In Just 4.8 Seconds

French daredevil François Gissy set a world record on November 7th, 2014 by reaching 207mph on a homemade rocket-propelled bicycle in 4.8 seconds at …

Daredevils

Proterra claims world record, says its electric bus traveled more than 1,100 miles on a single charge

Proterra, the electric bus company based in Burlingame, Calif., with an assembly plant in City of Industry, claimed a world record for electric vehicle range on Tuesday.<p>Its Catalyst E2 all-electric bus traveled 1,101.2 miles over a test track on a single charge, the company said.<p>That bests a range …

Electric Vehicles

5-year-old DJ Arch Jnr secures Guinness World Record title

HOT TOPICS:<p>Johannesburg – 2015 <i>SA’s Got Talent</i> winner Oratilwe Hlongwane, popularly known as DJ Arch, has earned himself a Guinness World Record.<p>The …

News (South Africa)

Here's Our New Look at Lara Croft and Her Freakishly Long Neck

We’ve gotten the first poster and trailer tease for the <i>Tomb Raider</i> reboot, starring Alicia Vikander as the new Lara Croft... and guest-starring a …

Geek

Man Sets Crazy Fast Marathon Record in a Three-Piece Suit

He averaged 6:16 per mile—while wearing wool.<p>The Guinness World Record for fastest marathon in a suit now belongs to Matthew Whitaker, a 25-year-old lawyer from North Bondi, Australia, who ran 2:44:28 at the Sydney Marathon on Sunday.<p>Whitaker averaged 6:16 pace while wearing a three-piece wool …

Marathons

What Can a Nice Scotch Teach You About Experiential Marketing?

Some things must be seen, tasted, smelled, heard, or felt to be believed. Sure, this is a nice sentiment and all, but it’s not something that’s easily conveyed in a marketing campaign. You can’t just tell consumers how great your candles smell or how comfy your mattress pad feels. Consumers need to …

Entrepreneurship