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Dubai Fireworks 2014 Display Breaks World Record

Dubai Fireworks 2014 Display Breaks World Record

By Pam Wright January 1, 2014

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 …

30 Skiers Complete Record Hand-in-Hand Backflip 30 Skiers Complete Record Hand-in-Hand Backflip

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 …

Nearly 2,500 Swedes Form Giant Facebook Like on Ice Nearly 2,500 Swedes Form Giant 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 Luleå, …

Stewie, the World's Longest Cat, Has Died Stewie, the World's Longest Cat, Has Died
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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 …

Riding the World's Shortest Escalator (Seven Times) Riding the World's Shortest Escalator (Seven Times)
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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 …

Gangnam Style Now the Most-Liked YouTube Video Ever Gangnam Style Now the Most-Liked YouTube Video Ever
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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 …

Reddit Earns Guinness Record for Secret Santa Game Reddit Earns Guinness Record for Secret Santa Game

The crown jewel of reddit’s international anonymous gift exchange program redditgifts, the secret santa contest, has just been awarded a Guinness World Record. Reddit first announced their intentions of going for a World Record back in November of 2011. Their …

MTV to Break the World Record for Most Live Concerts MTV to Break the World Record for Most Live Concerts

The O Music Awards is the offbeat, outrageous, and online awards show that celebrates the best in digital music—from the top artist on Twitter to the most innovative music app. The O music awards celebrates everything digital in the music …

Guy With Highest Gamerscore Ever Hits 700,000 Guy With Highest Gamerscore Ever Hits 700,000
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UPDATE: Check out our exclusive interview with Ray Cox about his quest for 1,000,000. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: When is comes to gaming these days, you’re either an achievement lover or you’re not. I would even call myself that – maybe even …

Facebook Post With One Million Comments Set To Break Guinness World Record Facebook Post With One Million Comments Set To Break Guinness World Record
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There is a photo on Facebook that a few of my closest friends and I hold very dear. It’s from our high school days, so the picture brings up a certain feeling of nostalgia – so much so that we …

Reddit Going For Guinness World Record With Secret Santa Game Reddit Going For Guinness World Record With Secret Santa Game

This year, reddit is looking to set an official Guinness World Record by hosting the biggest online game of Secret Santa ever. Last year’s Secret Santa had over 17,000 participants from over 90 different countries, which was a record itself. …

Georgian Teen’s iPad Typing Skills Earn Him Guinness Record Georgian Teen’s iPad Typing Skills Earn Him Guinness Record
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The joke is that there is now a Guinness World Record for everything. If you can do it, they can give you a certificate. And after hearing about this new record, I think that the joke might have some validity. …

Oreo Sets Guinness Record For Likes On Facebook
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Oreo said today it set a Guinness World Records with the most “likes” for a brand on a Facebook post in 24 hours.

The record attempt began on Tuesday, February 15 at 9 a.m. EST, when the Oreo Facebook community of 16 million fans from around the world was invited to "like" the following post:  "’Like’ this post to join other Oreo fans around the world in setting a Guinness World Record for most ‘likes’ to a post in 24 hours.”

 

Oreo Aims To set Guinness Record For Likes On Facebook
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Oreo is asking people to help it set the Guinness World Records for the most “likes” on a Facebook post in 24 hours.

Netflix Shares Slide, Company Still Setting Records

Netflix shares fell 13% yesterday, but at the time of this writing are up over 5% today. The drop is a result of a trimmed fourth-quarter outlook.

Ripley’s Owner Acquires Guinness World Records
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Guinness World Records has documented some straightforward stuff, but certain things can be pretty strange, too.  In what seems like a logical enough deal, then, the owner of Ripley’s Believe It or Not has acquired the Guinness World Records brand for $118 million.

MIT Students Power Supercomputer With Their Feet

You’ve likely heard about crank-powered laptops.  But pedal-powered supercomputers?  The SiCortex SC648 got some brief mentions a couple of months ago, and is back in the news today after MIT students used it to set a world record for human-powered computing.