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Michigan Senior Citizen Dubbed World’s Best Carnival Game Player

Have you ever really wanted a carnival prize but couldn't win it no matter how hard you tried? Peter Drakos doesn't have that problem. In fact, the 64 year old Detroit resident may just be the best carnival game player in the world.

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World’s Largest Cheeseburger Is Actually Pretty Disgusting

We're angry. Angry that somebody would take the time to make a cheeseburger so gigantic that it's actually kind of disgusting, and not even invite us over to have some of it. Well, Black Bear Casino, you can guess where we WON'T be going for vacation this year. 

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Man Sets Record for World’s Fastest Bass Guitarist

Congratulations are due to Jayen Varma for playing the bass guitar faster than anybody else in the world. At 324 beats per minute, he manages to keep going for over an entire minute. An impressive feat that unfortunately does really not sound very good at all.

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World's Shortest Woman Man
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World’s Shortest Man Meets World’s Shortest Woman

At 24.7 inches, Jyoti Amge of India is that shortest woman in the world. But she's not the world's shortest adult. That distinction would belong to Chandra Bahadur Dang of Nepal, who stands 21.5 inches. The record keepers at Guinness decided to get the two record holders together, and from the sounds of it everybody had big fun.

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Man With the World’s Deepest Voice Can Only Be Heard by Elephants

Every day you should find something to be grateful for. Today we're grateful that the man with the world's deepest voice uses it mostly for singing 'Amazing Grace' and never uses it for making the brown sound. 'South Park'-ers known what we're talking about. Although the idea that Tim Storms could do that if he wanted to probably adds to the excitement of seeing him in concert.

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World’s Oldest Person, Besse Cooper, Turns 116 Years Young

Some might find the 116th birthday marker to be a little daunting. However, if you are healthy and lucky enough to be one of only eight people to celebrate it, we are positive the ride has been one for the books.

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Quadruple Amputee Swims Every Intercontinental Strait, Makes History

Well, we were feeling pretty proud of ourselves for finally looking up that Couch to 5k thing, but it's going to take a little more than that to impress Phillippe Croizon. The quadruple amputee has made history by swimming intercontinental straits linking Oceania, Asia, Europe, America and Africa.

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Reddit Sets Guinness World Record for Largest ‘Secret Santa’

After a year of petitioning to the folks at Guinness, RedditGifts finally accomplished their goal of obtaining a world record. The online gift exchange, which has been providing year round Online Secret Santas since 2009, now holds the title for "The Largest Online Secret Santa Game."

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Ronn Matt Is Our New Cherry Pit-Spitting World Champion!

If you can believe it, there is such a thing as an International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship and for the last 20 years the winner has been a member of either the Krause or Lessard families. But not this year. This year belongs to 46-year-old Ronn Matt of Chicago, who was able to spit a cherry pit 69 feet, making him the new world champ.

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Joey Chestnut and Sonya Thomas Win Big at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut of San Jose, CA, once again reigned supreme at Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest yesterday, consuming a whopping 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Meanwhile, Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas of Alexandria, VA, won the women's competition, devouring 45 hot dogs during the time limit. Yum! Who's hungry?

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See the World’s Biggest Crocodile

A monster crocodile who goes by the name Lolong has just earned a Guinness World Record for being the largest saltwater croc held in captivity. We wonder if that makes his handlers, who must have the most dangerous job in the world, feel any better.

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Man Breaks Record for Longest Drill Bit Up Nose

If you're squeamish, you definitely do not want to watch this. There is, however, no blood. Just...a man who does not fear injury doing something terrifying.

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10 Mind-Blowing World Champion Eaters

Sometimes you go too far, and take one too many extra helpings, letting that third piece of pie do you in. The price you pay could be simply a bulging stomach, which you can alleviate by undoing your belt, or if you’re extremely unlucky, you might be kept up all night with a bad case of heartburn.

Would you believe that there are some people out there who actually court these kinds of digestive disasters?

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Texas Dog Fetches Guinness Record for Largest Eyes

While most of our pets make us go "awww" with their innocent eyes, this dog on the other hand may freak you out a bit. Meet four-year-old Boston Terrier, Bruschi, who has just been given the Guinness World Record for "dog with the largest eyes" -- an eye-popping 1.1 inches in diameter.

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Man Completes Triathlon While Juggling

The triathlon is a race for people who are bored with merely running or cycling or swimming. So what does one do if they've become bored with triathlons?

If you're Joe Salter you complete the race -- 1/4 mile swimming, 16.2 miles cycling and four miles jogging -- while juggling. Check out the video evidence of this amazing feat, which snagged Salter a Guinness World Record.

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