Posts tagged "world records"

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 structure that was probably a bakery in Regensburg, a town that has a lot of history to uncover. It was firebombed during World War II,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 16, 2015

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 kitty on the planet. Alley was rescued in Chicago by Samantha Martin, a trainer for the traveling cat circus Acro-cats (how did I not know that…

By: Claire Hannum / September 17, 2014

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 amazing, right? Between Kazuhiro's new record and NASA's mohawked hottie, this punk rock hairstyle is definitely having a moment (in related news, it might be…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 18, 2012

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 previous high school student's record of 12 folds in 2002. The class was guided by their mathematics teacher James Tanton, who has waited seven year…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / January 14, 2012

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 break the world record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24 hour period, beginning on October 11 at 3 p.m. and ending…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 7, 2011

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 renew their vows, again and again, each time in a different location. On October 2nd, they renewed their vows for the 99th time, making it…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 5, 2011

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 finally agreed to marry Forrest—on his 100th birthday. The two tied the knot in Southern California on March 19 in a joint wedding and centenial birthday party.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 4, 2011

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 born last Thursday, April 22, weighing just 6 pounds, which means he's overthrown (underthrown?) the current Guinness record for a newborn horse, 9 pounds. Click…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 27, 2010

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 left Sydney on October 18. From there, she will travel from Australia to New Zealand, Fiji to Kiribati, Chile to South Africa, and then back…

By: Susannah Breslin / December 4, 2009

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 old age of 21, which equals about 147 in dog years. The secret to her longevity? She exercised daily, and had chicken with her dog…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 1, 2009

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 holder eight times over and by an estimated 2 million calories...that's about 1,600 days worth of calories, by my calculations. The decadent beauty took 12…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 17, 2009

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 World Records, has decided to get a tattoo on his body of every flag of every country in the world in order to get hi…

By: Nikki Dowling / August 11, 2009

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 top of them as they fall. A group of employees at Bensons for Beds in England has done just that. The 41 participants are awaiting confirmation from…

By: Daniela Guernica / July 31, 2009

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 on tonight in NY’s Central Park has a purpose! If all 500 runners drop trough tonight, they will officially break the world record for the…

By: Daniela Guernica / July 24, 2009

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.

By: Catherine Strawn / March 31, 2008