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This Family’s House Is A Record-Breaking Winter Wonderland

This Family's House Is A Record-Breaking Winter Wonderland
Go Big Or Go Home!

This Australian home holds the Guinness World Record for the most Christmas lights on a residential property. The home’s owner took a week off to install the 502,165 lights on his house. What a winter wonderland. [ITN]

World’s Heaviest Woman Is Shedding The Pounds With The Sex Diet

World's Heaviest Woman?
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Fat Shaming Controversy
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"Fat" Beauty Queen
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Pauline Potter took the title of the Guinness Book World Record’s Fattest Woman at 728 pounds. She packed on the pounds after divorcing her husband Alex, binging on about 10,000 calories a day. I’ll provide some calorie math for you. Ten thousand calories a day works out to be four bowls of cereal, a box of cookies and cheese curls for breakfast, a super-sized fast food meal and an order of chicken nuggets for lunch, three servings of pasta for dinner and a pint of Ben & Jerry’s for dessert. This diet led Pauline to health complications and immobility. Her son had to help her use the bathroom. Keep reading »

This Man Holds 121 Guinness World Records

I am obsessed with Guinness World Records. Someday, I aspire to set a record of my own. For those of you out there who are equally as compelled by them, I’d like to introduce you to a very important world record holder, Mr. Ashrita Furman. He holds the world record for … holding the most Guinness World Records. When his latest world record was documented last week—the record for the “most lemons caught blindfolded in one minute by a team of two”—it brought his record tally to an astonishing 121. But that’s nothing—in his 56 years, Ashrita has set 342 records, from doing the most jumping jacks in a row to juggling underwater while surrounded by sharks. And apparently this health food store manager in Queens has set records all over the world—on seven different continents to be exact. My. Hero. [Newser] Keep reading »

10 Really Bizarre Guinness World Records

Happy Guinness World Record Day! In honor of this special day, which makes otherwise rational people do ridiculous things to get their name in the (kinda) history books, we’ve rounded up some of the weirdest records out there. Find out what they are after the jump. Keep reading »

2 Dudes Break The World Record For Kissing

I’d like to extend a shout-out to Matt Daley and Bobby Canciello, two college dudes who set out to raise awareness for LGBTQ equal rights by breaking the Guinness World Record for the “longest continuous kiss.” After a 33-hour kissing sesh, they walked away with some tired lips and a world record. They both have boyfriends who are randomly not each other, but they called their long lip-lock “nothing more than a kiss between two men” and an “attempt to change social norms.” Extremely impressive, boys. Now go put on some chapstick. [She Wired] Keep reading »

“Hellcats” To Set A Guinness World Record

For the past, oh, 20 years, I have wanted few things more than to set a Guinness World Record. Last year, I determined that the most likely way to do this is by gathering a mass group of people to do an activity together, à la getting the most people dressed as Smurfs to one place. It looks like The CW’s new show “Hellcats” has read my mind. (Which is doubly meta since the show about the rough-and-tumble world of college cheerleaders is based on my book, Cheer!.) To promote the show, which stars Aly Michalka and Asley Tisdale, The CW is holding a world record attempt. TOMORROW. Keep reading »

World’s Fattest Mother Wants To Become World’s Fattest Woman

Wouldn’t life be liberating if you never had to worry about what you ate for fear of packing on the pounds or destroying your health? For Donna Simpson of New Jersey, life is that great. You see, Donna already weighs 602 pounds and has held the Guinness World Record for world’s fattest mom since 2007, when she gave birth to her daughter Jacqueline during a high-risk Caesarean procedure. But she wants to gain 400 more pounds so her total weight will be at least 1,000 pounds. Then, Donna might hold the record for world’s fattest woman. Donna, who wears a size XXXXXXXL, can’t go more than 20 feet without sitting down, and needs a mobility scooter to go shopping, consumes 12,000 calories a day to reach her goal. And as you guessed it, vegetables aren’t on the menu, although sushi is her favorite food. Donna makes her money through a website in which male admirers pay to watch while she consumes fast food. Her food bill is $750 a week. Yet Donna insists she’s healthy and her weight gain goals won’t be harmful. “I love eating and people love watching me eat,” she said to the Daily Mail. “It makes people happy, and I’m not harming anyone.” [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

5-Year-Old Body Builder: Kid Sensation Or Child Abuse?

Am I the only one who thinks there is something really wrong with a 5-year-old who has a six-pack? The kid you are looking at (to the left) is one Giuliano Stroe, the 5-year-old who is the toast of Romania after walking on his hands for 33 feet with a medicine ball between his legs and securing a Guinness World Record. His father has been taking him to the gym since he was born and training him vigorously since the age of 2. Pops feels there is no danger in training Giuliano hard, even though he’s barely old enough for kindergarten, but I’m wondering why no one is questioning his safety. It can’t be good to put such physical strain on a body that’s still developing, not to mention the psychological damage he’s probably doing to this kid. I’m sorry, but does anyone else feel like this child is being exploited, kind of like Balloon Boy? And just for the record, I am also against 5-year-old girls getting spray-tanned for beauty pageants. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

The World’s Oldest Woman Dies At 115 Years Old


The world’s oldest person, 115-year-old Gertrude Baines, died peacefully in her sleep Friday morning. The saucy senior citizen was born in 1894 and grew up in Georgia. Her father was a slave and she lived through the height of segregation. She was married and divorced once, and had a daughter in 1909 who died of typhoid when she was 18 years old. Despite her difficult path, Gertrude wasn’t a curmudgeon. In fact, the caretakers at her nursing home describe her as sweet and sassy. Gertrude made the news last year when she voted for Barack Obama, and on her 115th birthday, she said she’d like to live another four years just to “vote for Barack again.” Before the last election, Gertrude had only voted once before, for John F. Kennedy. She told the LA Times that she supported Obama “because he’s for the coloured” and that she kept a signed picture of the prez on her wall. [Reuters] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Chinese Couple Attempts To Break Wedding Gown Record

A Chinese bride wore what she’s hoping will break the Guinness World Record for longest wedding gown train. Guests spent more than three hours unfurling the 1.2 mile-long train complete with 9,999 silk roses. It was the groom, Zhao Peng, who thought of the idea and says the length and the number of roses could make history. The dress cost around $5,856, so his mother thinks it was a waste of money. But the romantic gesture made his bride laugh and cry. The things some men will do for love. [Reuters] Keep reading »

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