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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, [...]

Man sets record for wearing the most pants

Gary ‘Geordie Pantsman’ Craig has beaten the world record by putting on 302 pairs of underpants. The 53-year-old had initially set a world record of 2…

Death Valley is hottest place ever recorded

In 1913 a temperature of 56.7 degrees Celsius was recorded in California’s infamous Death Valley. The record had been held by El Azizia in Libya for 9…

New World Record Skydive

(YouTube link) The skies over Ottawa, Illinois saw 138 skydivers set a new world record this past weekend as they linked up in a snowflake formation. Months of planning and 15 attempts resulted in the stunt you can see in this video. The previous record for an aerial formation like this was 108 skydivers. These daredevils, [...]

Land Speed Record Vehicles, Part 2: Jet Propulsion 1960s-1980s

“QUANTUM SHOT” #786 Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams Need for Speed: The Fastest Men On Earth & Their “Rocket” Vehicles, 1960s-1980s In Part One of our look at land speed record vehicles here at Dark Roasted Blend, we featured the pioneers who steadily pushed top speeds [...]

Rock Around the Clock

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Contrary to popular belief, “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and the Comets was not the first rock ‘n’ roll record to be recorded. In fact, it wasn’t even Bill Haley’s first rock ‘n’ roll record. “Rock [...]

‘Impossible’ binary stars discovered

Astronomers have discovered two red dwarf stars orbiting one another in a record breaking 2.5 hours. While binary star systems are quite common in our…

UFO reports on the rise in New Zealand

UFO watchers have reported a record number of recent UFO sightings over New Zealand’s North Island. Researchers have received a number of reports over…

Vinyl Record Star Wars AT-AT Clock

Tyler Garcia found a vinyl record of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” and, like Michelangelo and the stone, saw an AT-AT inside. Also, a clock. Each one of his handcrafted vinyl cuttings, most of which do not have Star Wars themes, is made to order. Link -via Technabob

Stock Photos for Album Covers

Monkeon wondered what if record labels, instead of hiring artists and photographers and making expensive concept covers for record albums, had just entered the album title into the search field on a stock photo service. It would have saved time and money, and since he went ahead and tried it himself, the covers would have [...]