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Cartoonist Makes World’s Largest Hand Drawn Maze–But He May Not Get into the Record Books

Joe Wos, a cartoonist, has long desired to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. As he neared his fortieth birthday, he formulated a specific record that he could set: the world’s largest hand drawn maze. Wos approached Guinness with his idea: Guinness accepted Mr. Wos’s proposal on condition that it be 10 square meters, [...]

Great Dane declared world’s tallest dog

A Great Dane called Zeus has entered the Guinness Book of Records as the tallest dog ever recorded. Three-year-old Zeus towers over most dogs at a sta…

Rock And Roll!

Los Angeles is soon to enter the Guinness Book for largest boulder ever transported in modern times. Yes, a 340-ton, 21 1/2-foot-high granite boulder recently travelled to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art at night, on closed roads at less than 10 mph, led by a police escort. The approximately 85-mile journey, normally a [...]

More Bananas Please!!

(Video Link) There should be a Guinness title for this sort of achievement. After all, I bet you couldn’t do any better…just try, I’ll wait. Via I Can Has Cheezburger

Why do stout bubbles go down ?

Why do the bubbles in stout beers such as Guinness sink instead of rising to the surface ? It is well known that the bubbles in a glass of stout rise …

The Hidden QR Pint Glass

Guinness created this brilliant QR code pint glass in a cool marketing effort. When you scan it, “it tweets about your pint, updates your facebook status, checks you in via 4 square, downloads coupons and promotions, invites your friends to join, and even launches exclusive Guiness content.” Wow, that’s a lot of networking right there. What’s [...]

Physicists Create the Perfect Foam

No, not from a pint of Guinness – though the perfect foam does hail from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland: ‘Perfect’ here means the lowest-energy configuration of packed bubbles of equal size. This is a compromise between the surface [...]

This Guy Holds More than 100 Guinness World Records

Trying to set the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to Hula Hoop 10k? You’re going to have to beat Ashrita Furman. Most jelly eaten in one minute, blindfolded with no hands? That’s Ashrita’s territory. Think you’re pretty good at spitting champagne corks? Probably not as good as Ashrita. Mr. Furman, a 56-year-old Queens, N.Y. [...]

The World’s Shortest Man

Move over, Edward Nino Hernandez, there’s a new smallest man in town. Junrey Balawing of Zamboanga del Norte, who turns 18 today, measures only 24 inches from head to foot lying down and just over 23 inches standing up. Balawing, the eldest of four siblings, is not only the shortest living man, but the shortest living [...]

Man Can Turn Feet Backwards, Intends to Set World Record for Backwards Walking

Moses Lanham, Jr., who bills himself as “Mr. Elastic”, can turn his feet 120° backwards. He’s journeying to Rome to attend a show hosted by Guinness World Records. There, he hopes to win the record for walking with his feet backwards: His second record attempt will clock how fast he can walk 20 meters with his [...]