A woman from Hartlepool, England is finding that having a 161-word name can be awkward. But the 41-year-old has only her self to blame for any complications stemming from the monster 1,055 letter moniker.
Caviar is generally consumed in very small portions. In fact, the delicacy even has its own tiny spoon so you can enjoy a small amount of the slimy fish eggs. Which is why the idea of a caviar speed-eating contestant is so absurd. But that's exactly what went down in a Moscow restaurant Friday night.
On Thursday, Jiroemon Kimura of Japan, the world's oldest living man and the third oldest man in recorded history, celebrated his 115th birthday. Happy birthday, Jiroemon! (It's anybody's guess how they fit that many candles on a cake.)
The whole fun behind Rube Goldberg machines is seeing a complex series of procedures lead to an ultimately simple task. What you are about to see is what has become the new world record for the largest functional Rube Goldberg machine ever built. The 300-step complex creation is an amazing array of interconnected machines and tools all set out to achieve the ultimate goal: to pop a balloon.
The folks at RecordSetter.com have graced us with videos of people setting unique (and sometimes bizarre) world records before. But this -- a video of a young woman setting a record for the most cheese balls stuffed in one's mouth -- is something we've attempted ourselves just for kicks. (Don't ask. We went to a party college.)
Any bride-to-be looking for high drama at her wedding may want to consider this record-breaking wedding dress featuring a train that's a staggering 1.85 miles long. But there's just one foreseeable problem -- you'd need a gazillion attendants to heft it down the aisle.
It was the largest gathering of humans dressed in green suits anywhere. (Well, outside of St. Patrick's Day, that is.) 836 men, women and children displayed "Turtle power" at Minnesota's Mall of America when they set a new record for the largest gathering of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans, beating the previous record of 786 set at Rutgers University in 2008. We like to imagine all 836 fans shouted "Cowabanga!" after the folks at the Guinness World Records gave them the news.
Takeru Kobayashi, the world famous competitive eater (yes people, there is such a thing) was at SXSW at the behest of GroupMe and RecordSetter.com to attempt the most grilled cheese sandwiches eaten in one minute. Now this is a world record we can get behind.
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