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Watch the World’s Fastest Clapper Make History

Bryan Bednarek has some quick hands.

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The World’s Shortest Escalator

Here's one tourist attraction that won't leave you breathless!

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Meet Dina Manfredini, The New World’s Oldest Person

On Tuesday, Bessie Cooper of Georgia died at the age of 116. She was the world's oldest person, and her passing opened the door for somebody else to grab that distinction.

Enter Dina Manfredini of Johnston, Iowa

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‘Gangnam Style’ Tops Justin Bieber for Most Viewed YouTube Video Ever

Back in August, the Psy song 'Gangnam Style' took the world and the internet by storm, right at a time we were finally getting sick of that 'Call Me Maybe' tune.

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Original ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Artwork Sells for Record-Breaking Amount

We've been mourning the sad loss of 'Calvin and Hobbes' ever since cartoonist Bill Watterson stopped producing the beloved comic strip in 1995. But apparently the strip hasn't gone completely forgotten, since a piece of original 'Calvin and Hobbes' artwork recently broke a record at auction by selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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96-Year-Old Farmer Sets Record for World’s Oldest Dad

A farmer in India recently became the world's oldest dad at 96-years-old. But what's even more impressive is that he broke a record set by himself two years prior. How the heck does this guy keep going?

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Amber ‘DJ AJ’ Jacobs Is World’s Youngest DJ

The Guinness World Records has named Amber Jacobs (aka DJ AJ) the youngest DJ on the airwaves. At the tender age of six, the precocious Amber is making headlines for sharing the music that she loves on air for listeners to enjoy and is already an internet sensation.

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Watch Felix Baumgartner’s Jump From the Edge of Space

In case you completely avoided all contact with the internet yesterday, Felix Baumgartner's jump from 128,100 feet about Earth was a success.

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Red Bull to Launch Dude at Earth From Space

Okay. We get it, Red Bull -- you're EXTREME. They've certainly proved that point with their historic mission, which should be taking place today if weather holds. A trained pilot will be going a record 120,000 feet above the surface of the earth in a balloon, and then he's going to jump out and fall towards the earth at supersonic speeds.

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Woman Sets Record for Smallest Waist

Setting any kind of record must be pretty awesome. Having the lowest voice on the planet or making the largest Frito pie in all of crunchy snack history garners major bragging rights. It seems like everyone these days wants to take a crack at making things bigger, better, or taller, but in the case of Nerina Orton, she’s aiming for small. Really, really small.

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Heaviest Pumpkin Ever Nets Man $15,000

Ron Wallace was able to grow a pumpkin to 2,009 pounds. And now the Greene, RI man is $15,500 richer for it.

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Man With World’s Lowest Voice Makes Record Book

How low can you go? Tim Storms might be tired of that question, but he’d probably be willing to bet you a large sum of money (if he’s a betting man) that he can sing a heck of a lot lower than you, or anyone you know, can.  Tim’s deep register is so low, in fact, that Guinness World Records named his voice as the lowest human voice on the planet.

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‘Gangnam Style’ Sets World Record for Most Liked YouTube Video

"The song is characterized by its strongly addictive beats and lyrics, and is thus certain to penetrate the foundations of modern philosophy." That's the description of this video on YouTube. And they might be right -- Psy's 'Gangnam Style'

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Pittsburg Cartoonist Goes for A-Maze-Ing World Record

Remember when you always tried to solve those kid menu mazes, only to realize your eyes felt like they were permanently crossed afterwards? Well, 40-year-old cartoonist Joe Wos basically does that for fun, and now he's trying to turn his hobby into world record.

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World’s Tallest Mohawk Found

Can you imagine making use of three cans of hair spray every day? Kazuhiro Watanabe, a funky fashion designer from Japan sure can. To be honest, this guy doesn’t put that much product in his hair every single day, but when Guinness World Records gives him a call, and asks him to get ready for a photo shoot, he’s on the job, reading to show off his spectacular Mohawk.

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