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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 home to Australia, crossing the Equator along the way. Her journey, if she can complete it, will last eight months and cover 23,000 nautical miles. Not everyone is impressed by the young woman’s moxie, deeming it “ignorant to attempt such a feat, at such a tender age and with so little trans-ocean experience.” Meanwhile, Watson is blogging her adventure. Bon voyage, Jessica! [Jessica Watson] Keep reading »

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 food. She also had a weakness for chocolate, which—wait, isn’t that toxic for dogs? “She once ate an entire bag of Reese’s peanut butter cups,” her owner says. Chanel’s passing is super sad (will the summer of death stop already?), but this just proves to me that cats are where it’s at. The world’s oldest cat is 36. [AP via Yahoo News] Keep reading »

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 hours to bake and required 800 eggs and 200 pounds of sugar and flour. Slices were sold to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer organization, so it didn’t go to waste! But I’ve got an issue—what makes this a cupcake besides the cupcake wrapper? If a cupcake is just a miniature cake, isn’t something that big just a cake in disguise? [Associated Press] Keep reading »

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 his name in the book again. That’s 220 flag tattoos in all, and he’s starting the tattoos on his forehead. They’ll wrap around his head after that. And any flags that don’t fit on there will go, well, everywhere else. Including his peen. If Obsessive Record Breaking were a disorder, Rishi would have it. He’s broken four other records—including “World’s Oldest Adoptee,” “World’s Tallest Sugar Cube,” stuffed straws in his mouth to attain “Most Straws to Fit in a Person’s Mouth,” and guzzled a bottle of ketchup. All because … who knows? I’d like to add “World’s Most Bored Man” to the list. Seriously, get a life. [Telegraph UK via Needles and Sins]

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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 the Guinness Book of World Records, but they think they’ve set the record for the largest game of mattress dominoes ever played. And since there is no other documented and submitted game of “mattress dominoes,” there’s a pretty good chance they’ll win. Thankfully, the group not only sent their video in to Guinness but also posted it on YouTube. Please enjoy their awesomely creative take on a classic game. With a surprise twist at the end! [Daily Mail]
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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 “largest gathering of people wearing underpants” currently held by the 146 English men who depants-ed last month. Runners who finish the 1.7 mile run, appropriately led by NY mayor candidate, The Naked Cowboy, will win a pair of boxers, further encouraging their undie exercise. But for some athletes in tonight’s run, not only are they breaking a world record, they are also warming up for the Nautica NYC Triathlon happening on Sunday. [Huffington Post]

This undie-run is a pretty fantastic world record goal, but I think Frisky readers can do better!
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