All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Guinness World Records’

Jennifer Lawrence Sets a Guinness World Record

On Sunday Jennifer Lawrence became the main attraction of a massive nude celebrity photo leak known on the internet as “the fappening.” The leaks have grown to include celebrities such as Kate Upton, Kaley Cuoco, and Hilary Duff. With all of the attention on her naked body it might be easy to forget Lawrence’s acting prowess, but her skills behind …

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Alex Trebek Sets Guinness World Record

Alex Trebek has set a Guinness World Record, and may one day be a trivia question on his own game show. As of Friday, June 13, Trebek had hosted 6,829 episodes of Jeopardy!, which set the record for the “most game show episodes hosted by the same presenter (one show).” The early episodes of Jeopardy!, in the 1970s, were hosted …

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Dubai Fireworks 2014 Display Breaks World Record

There are many cities in the world that go all out to ring in the new year, but no one does it quite like Dubai. Complete with a mock sunrise along the seafront, the country beat the world’s record for the largest single fireworks display as 2013 ended and 2014 began, said Guinness World Records. The display, designed by the …

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Man Breaks Knitting While Running Record

For reasons unknown, humans have been undertaking the unnatural practice of running marathons since before the time of Christ, pacing themselves along the modern standard of 26 miles and 385 yards. The original marathon was allegedly ran by Pheidippides, a Greek messenger, in 490 BC. According to legend, Pheidippides jogged from the site of the Battle of Marathon, all the …

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World’s Tallest Dog is Grieved by Thousands

Thousands of people have expressed their condolences on Facebook and Twitter for the lovable Great Dane, Giant George, who passed away on Thursday. He was one month shy of turning eight. George was a major dog celebrity who appeared on, “Good Morning America,” “Live with Regis and Kelly” and “The Oprah Winefry Show.” The blue-eyed Dane was so popular, in …

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GTA 5 Awarded 7 Guinness World Records

It was almost a given that Grand Theft Auto V would break some sort of record. Its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto IV, broke sales records when it was released back in 2008 and the hype for GTA V this year was quite possibly even higher than for that classic. Sure enough, sales of GTA V took off on day one …

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Breaking Bad Is the Best Show on TV…According to Guinness

Walter White – the one who knocks, the danger, and the force behind the highest-rated show on TV? In the upcoming 2014 edition of the Guinness World Records, Breaking Bad will have its own entry. It’ll be in there under the record “Highest-Rated TV Series.” So I guess Guinness just settled it – Breaking Bad beats The Wire. Now everybody …

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30 Skiers Complete Record Hand-in-Hand Backflip [VIDEO]

What did you and your friends do this weekend? These guys successfully performed a 30-person backflip, on skis. The world record attempt took place in Quebec, Canada. Check it out below (this was their second attempt): According to the reddit poster, who says that they’re the second from the right in the video, they plan on getting Guinness involved: “I …

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Nearly 2,500 Swedes Form Giant Human Facebook Like on Ice

Ever wondered what nearly 2,500 people standing on a frozen lake in the shape of a Facebook “like” looks like? Of course you have. Well, wonder no more. In an attempt to set a world record, 2.493 residents of LuleĆ„, Sweden gathered atop a frozen lake in the shape of a giant Facebook thumbs up. The LuleĆ„ residents were actually …

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Sad News, Internet: Stewie, the World’s Longest Cat, Has Died

The internet mourns the passing of Mymains Stewart Gilligan (Stewie) the cat, longcat of all longcats. The Guinness World Record holder for longest cat alive has just died at the age of 8. The cat, who was a staggering 48.5 inches when fully stretched, passed on Tuesday after a battle with cancer. “Stewie was always very social and loved meeting …

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The World’s Shortest Escalator, Enthusiastically Sought Out and Taken Seven Times

This guy took a trip to ride the Guinness-certified shortest escalator in the world, because, why not? As he says, it’s obviously a thing of beauty and magnificence. The fact that it even exists may be incomprehensible to some, and that’s ok. At only 32.8 inches tall, it’s probably one of the world’s most unnecessary working machines. I just love …

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Gangnam Style Is Now the Most-Liked YouTube Video in History

First, he took over YouTube. Then, he took over mainstream television. Now, he’s the proud owner of a Guinness World Record. South Korean rapper PSY has just set a new YouTube-based record with his megahit “Gangnam Style” – the most likes in history with 2,141,758 (and growing). That bests the previous record holder, LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” which has 1.5+ …

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