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Skydiver Dies While Attempting World Record

A Berlin-native skydiver was killed Thursday morning in Eloy, Ariz., while attempting to break a world record with 222 fellow skydiving partners. Diana Paris, 46, fell to her death during a free-fall formation with the World Team group-an organization consisting …

Domino Artists Break World Record Domino Artists Break World Record

Every kid enjoys watching dominos topple one another and serpentine their way across a room. As I child I would spend upwards of an hour setting up elaborate patterns and then watch in wonder as it all collapsed together in …

World’s Oldest Man Ever Clocks In At 115 Years World’s Oldest Man Ever Clocks In At 115 Years

The world’s oldest man is still alive and kicking today as he celebrates the honor of being a world record holder. The man, Jiroemon Kimura, was born in Japan on April 19, 1897. The Telegraph reports that Kimura was officially …

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 …

Sri Lankan Man Dies After Burying Himself Alive, Earns Darwin Award Nomination on Twitter Sri Lankan Man Dies After Burying Himself Alive, Earns Darwin Award Nomination on Twitter
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Twenty-four year old Sri Lankan man, Janka Basnayake, perished on Saturday after trying to set a record for the longest time that anyone has been buried alive. Basnayake’s final attempt may have been up to 6 1/2 hours; he was …

Guinness World Record 2012 Gamer’s Edition Goes Mobile and Casual Guinness World Record 2012 Gamer’s Edition Goes Mobile and Casual

Guinness World Records don’t have the gravitas they once did; anyone reading this could theoretically go achieve a world record today and have it featured by Guinness. Nothing proves this more than the Guinness World Record 2012 Gamer’s Edition. The …

Firefox Download Day Starts After Delays
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Overwhelming interest in Firefox 3, and the opportunity to set a world record for most software downloads in 24 hours, slowed the start of Firefox Download Day. It’s running fine now.