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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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Giant Crocodile in Philippines Holds Guinness World Record
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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 …

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

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 …