Posts tagged "world records"

Man Goes Full-Hog On Autumn And Attempts To Set A Pumpkin Boat World Record

Thanks to the great Guinness Book, there are a lot of weird food-related records we can all work towards breaking. There’s the most juice extracted from grapes by treading in one minute;…

Lauren Vinopal | September 15, 2015 - 6:00 pm

The World’s Oldest Pretzel Has Ruined Pretzels For Me

Last week, the world’s oldest pretzel was found in Germany. It’s 250 years old and it looks all sorts of unappetizing. Ew.
Anyway, apparently the pretzel was found in a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 16, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Meet Alley The Record Holding Flying Cat

One of the new record holders set to appear in the 2015 edition of the “Guinness Book of Records” is Alley the flying cat, who jumps farther than any other…

Claire Hannum | September 17, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Meet The World’s Tallest Mohawk And 10 Other Huge, Crazy, Colorful Hairdos

This is Kazuhiro Watanabe. Last week he shattered the world record for tallest mohawk with his massive spike of hair that reaches 3 feet, 8.6 inches above his head. Pretty…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 18, 2012 - 2:00 pm

World Toilet-Paper Folding Record Broken By High School Students!

This is no Halloween prank: Massachusetts teens have officially broken the world toilet-paper-folding record. Students from the St. Mark’s School in Southborough completed 13 folds and 8,192 layers, beating a…

Huffington Post Weird News | January 14, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Michelle Obama To Set Jumping Jack World Record

Michelle Obama is our hero. She is using the get-lots-of-people-to-do-a-simple-thing strategy in order to set a Guinness World Record. More specifically, she is teaming up with National Geographic Kids to…

Kate Torgovnick/ | October 7, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Couple Renews Vows For 99th Time

Lauren and David Blair tied the knot in 1984. But they didn’t want their public pledge of love for each other to be a one-time thing. So they decided to…

Kate Torgovnick/ | October 5, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Meet The World’s Oldest Newlyweds

It took Rose Pallard a long time to commit to her boyfriend, Forrest Lunsway. Thirty years, in fact. The two had been together that long when 90-year-old Rose…

Kate Torgovnick/ | May 4, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Einstein The Horse Is Smaller Than Your Cat

With the Kentucky Derby this Saturday, we have horses on the brain, and the cutest one we’ve ever seen came into the world just last week. Einstein the horse was…

Catherine Strawn | April 27, 2010 - 1:20 pm

16-Year-Old Attempts To Sail Solo Around The World

Jessica Watson, 16, is an Australian sailor who is attempting to set a world record by being the youngest person to ever sail around the world solo. The Queensland resident…

Susannah Breslin | December 4, 2009 - 2:50 pm

Chanel, The World’s Oldest Dog, Kicks The Bucket

R.I.P., Chanel. The wire-haired dachshund whom the Guinness Book of World Records crowned the “World’s Oldest Dog” at a birthday party last May is dead. She lived to the ripe…

Kate Torgovnick/ | September 1, 2009 - 4:40 pm

1,224-Pound Cupcake Wins World Record. We Want To Eat It!

The world’s largest cupcake was unveiled this weekend at a car show in Michigan. The behemoth triple vanilla cupcake with pink frosting weighed in at 1,224-pounds, beating the former record…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 17, 2009 - 9:30 pm

Man Gets 220 Flags Tattooed On Him To Break A World Record. WTF?

Indian dude Guinness Rishi is a perfect example of how not all goals are good ones. This guy, who had his first name changed to honor the Guinness Book of

Nikki Dowling | August 11, 2009 - 2:59 pm

Group Tries To Set World Record For “Mattress Dominoes”

Apparently, all you have to do to break a world record is tip over a mattress. OK, well, lots of mattresses. And you physically have to be on…

Daniela Guernica | July 31, 2009 - 5:10 pm

Runners Drop Their Drawers To Break World Record

A group of people in New York finally give us all a good reason to run around in our underwear. Not only is it fun, but the 500-person panty-run going…

Daniela Guernica | July 24, 2009 - 3:01 pm

Swapping Spit

How many germs were spread in the breaking of a world record this weekend, when 100 people participated in a French kissing chain? Many.

Catherine Strawn | March 31, 2008 - 6:30 pm