Microsoft holds some surprising Guinness World Records: fastest texting on a smartphone and fastest texting on a smartphone while blind folded. This is largely thanks to a new Swype-like keyboard used in the latest version of Windows Phone, 8.2, a feature called Word Flow. The fastest time was recorded by […]
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SAP BMMsoft, HP, Intel, NetApp and Red Hat built a computer system that holds 12.1 petabytes. But Facebook has a bigger one.
By day, Jon Lovitch is the executive sous chef at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. But by night, he’s the creator of what has become, officially, the largest gingerbread village in the world. With 164 separate structures that weigh in at a total of 1.5 tons, this […]
Thunder Law of the Harlem Globetrotters broke the Guinness Book Of World Records record for the longest made basketball shot on Thursday. Law broke the previous record by nailing a basket from 109 feet and 9 inches away from the hoop. Go to :38 secs to see the shot, he […]
People do the craziest things.
“Grand Theft Auto V” has landed itself in the Guinness World Records seven times so far. That’s not surprising considering the game reached $US1 billion dollar in sales in an insane amount of time — three days. Naturally, most of the records have to do with the game’s sales mark. […]
Move over Miley Cyrus, the newly appointed “Queen Diva” of twerking is Big Freedia, who earned a Guinness Book of World Records title today by gathering 358 people in Manhattan’s Herald Square to booty shake simultaneously. It was, as they say, a “Record Breaking Booty Shaking.” How does one accomplish […]
People do the craziest things.
After a string of failures.
[credit provider=”AP Images”] A Georgian woman who claimed to have been born in 1880 has passed away, supposedly at the age of 132, according to The Independent.The woman, Antisa Khvichava, reportedly had a Soviet-era passport stating her age. But it was never verified, and Guinness World Records lists 116-year-old Besse […]
The Guinness World Records 2013 edition is out and there’s a brand new category in it — Youngest Investment Banker.
[credit provider=”Screenshot via the Evening Standard” url=”http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/bartenders-recordbreaking-cocktail-dream-in-ruins-as-50000-cognac-bottle-is-smashed-7961588.html”] A bartender’s decision to let a customer hold an expensive bottle of cognac literally smashed any chances of him mixing the world’s most expensive drink, according to London’s Evening Standard.Last week the bartender, Salvatore Calabrese, was supposed to mix the $7,800 “Old and […]
[credit provider=”Screenshot via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfBs727fZJY”] George may be the biggest dog in the world, according to World Records, but he’s not smug or self-satisfied about it.The Daily News conducted an adorable mock interview with George (whom they call the “greatest Dane”), and what a charming dog he is!
[credit provider=”Guinness”] Guinness was founded in 1759 but didn’t publish its first ad until 1794.In the early 20th century, the brewery began setting the standard for beer advertising with witty, engaging ads that helped create arguably the best-known beer worldwide.
Guinness World Records says a 23.5 inch man in the Philippines is the shortest man in the world.
[credit provider=”worldrecordsacademy” url=”http://www.worldrecordsacademy.org/youngest/youngest_licensed_stockbroker_John_Wang_Clow_sets_world_record_112722.html”] A big thanks to our readers for bringing this to our attention.Seventeen year-old John Wang Clow was recently named the world’s “youngest licensed stockbroker” by Guinness World Records for passing his Series 79 exam.