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Movie Trivia for Universal’s 100th Anniversary

The Universal Film Manufacturing Company was officially incorporated in New York on this date in 1912. According to company legend, Carl Laemmle named his company Universal after seeing “Universal Pipe Fittings” written on a passing delivery wagon. To commemorate the 100th anniversary, we asked the good people at Universal to share some of their [...]

Guinness World Record: Tightest Parallel Parking Job

(Video Link) This German-language video shows Ronny Wechselberger breaking the world record for parallel parking — that’s sliding into position quickly with as little clearance as possible. He set a new record at 26 cm. The notes at the video link state this record was set in April. Since that time, Zhang Hua of China broke [...]