All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Guinness World Record’

Alex Trebek Sets Record, Says He Isn’t Retiring

Alex Trebek set a Guinness World Record on Friday for the most game show episodes hosted by a single presenter, but he says that all those episodes don’t mean he’s ready to go anywhere anytime soon. Trebek is actually the second host of Jeopardy!–Art Fleming was the original in the ’60s and ’70s–and has hosted 6,829 episodes of the popular …

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Manuel Uribe, Once World’s Heaviest Man, Dies at 48

In 2008, Manuel Uribe had just one wish – to be able to walk down the aisle during his wedding to Claudia Solis. At the time, Uribe weighed approximately 700 pounds, down 535 pounds from his Guinness World Record weight of 1,235 pounds. Born in Mexico in 1965, Manuel Uribe always suffered from weight problems. As a teen, Uribe weighed …

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101-Year-Old Message In A Bottle Finally Delivered

In 1913, 20-year-old Richard Platz scribbled a short note on a postcard, placed it inside a beer bottle, secured it with a cork, and tossed it out to the Baltic Sea. Little did Platz know that his message would be found a hundred years later. The bottle was found in March by German fisherman Konrad Fischer, in a location not …

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Takashi Yanase, Creator of Anpanman, Dies at 94

Takashi Yanase, creator of the coveted Japanese cartoon character, Anpanman, died early Sunday. Yanase, 94, had been undergoing liver cancer treatment since August. He passed away due to heart failure at a Tokyo hospital. His studio broke the news today, posting a simple, “R.I.P.” on Facebook. Yanase took a Japanese snack called anpan, bread filled with bean paste, and turned …

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Giant Crocodile in Philippines Holds Guinness World Record

The giant crocodile captured in the Philippines last September now holds the Guinness World Record as the largest saltwater crocodile current in captivity. The beast, which weights nearly one ton, isn’t even the biggest croc in the area. According to locals, a bigger version of the captured creature managed to escape while hunters were attempting to drag this one out …

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Motorola Mobility Treats Dubai International to “Visual Museum” and Possible World Record

If you’re traveling through Dubai’s International Airport, you’ll be treated to Motorola’s newest advertising effort that takes the form of an awe inspiring visual museum. More than anything else, the visual masterpiece is a chronology of Motorola’s past, present, and future. Even more exciting, the Guinness Book of World Records is considering the effort for what could be the World’s …

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McNamara Breaks Surfing World Record

Extreme surfer Garret McNamara has just grabbed the Guinness World Record for the largest wave ever surfed, after riding a 78-foot swell near Nazare, Portugal last November. Here’s a clip of the surfing feat: Experts representing the annual Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards confirmed McNamara’s wave equated a world record on Friday, beating out previous world-record holder Mike Parson, …

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