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6 Weird New Guinness World Records

Longest full-body burn sounds fun

(Newser) - Casey, Ill., is giving Justin Bieber a run for his money . The small town—home to the world's largest clogs, mailbox, knitting needles, crochet hook, golf tee, pitchfork, rocking chair, and wind chime—has just as many Guinness World Records as the Biebs, according to the 2017 record book,... More »

Justin Bieber Now Holds 8 Guinness Records

None of them have anything to do with squirrels

(Newser) - Justin Bieber is now the proud holder of eight Guinness World Records, and no, not a single one of them is for most asinine behavior or biggest lover of squirrels and Jesus . Rather, all eight of them are thanks to his musical success, Billboard reports:
  • Most streamed track on Spotify
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Guinness World Record-Setting Teen Did So Many Pull-Ups

He was inspired by his dad's fight with cancer and powered by sushi

(Newser) - Three new Guinness World Records were just set by a 17-year-old Virginia kid inspired by American Ninja Warrior and his dad's fight against colon cancer and fueled by pineapple and boxes of sushi, the Washington Post reports. Andrew Shapiro has been training for the past seven months, watching Star ... More »

After 71 Years With Orchestra, She Fatally Collapses on Stage

Bassist Jane Little of the Atlanta Symphony was 87

(Newser) - Jane Little began playing with the brand-new Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at age 16. On Sunday, 71 years later, she died after collapsing on stage during a performance with the same group, reports CNN . "Truly unbelievable," says a spokesperson for the ASO. The 87-year-old bassist never regained consciousness after... More »

World's Oldest Cat Was Actually Dead

Scooter died a few days before he was given the title

(Newser) - A Siamese cat recently cited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest living cat did not live to enjoy the title, the AP reports. Scooter marked his 30th birthday on March 26. However, owner Gail Floyd of Mansfield, Texas, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that... More »

Oldest Cat Alive: Siamese Born in Reagan Years

Guinness has a new record-holding feline king and he is 30

(Newser) - A Siamese cat born during President Ronald Reagan's administration has been named by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living cat, reports the AP . Guinness says Scooter celebrated his 30th birthday on March 26. He lives in Mansfield, Texas. Owner Gail Floyd attributes Scooter's longevity to... More »

This Is the World's Oldest Message in a Bottle

It floated around for 108 years, 4 months, and 18 days

(Newser) - It's official: A year after retired German postal worker Marianne Winkler discovered a message in a bottle on the German island of Amrun, Guinness World Records has confirmed it's the world’s oldest at 108 years, four months, and 18 days. That beats out the former record holder... More »

New Yorker Sets World Record for Binge Watching

'I would not recommend it'

(Newser) - Binged a full season of True Detective? Amateur. Took in all 62 episodes of Breaking Bad in one sitting? Not impressed. That's because 25-year-old Brooklyn resident Alejandro Fragoso just set the Guinness World Record for binge-watching when he wrapped up a full 94 hours of TV-watching, CNBC reports. "... More »

96-Year-Old Welcomes New Daughter, 30

'The full life she helps me live, as my child, is the miracle'

(Newser) - When Bernice Dyck of Fresno, Calif., welcomed a new daughter in September, her friends showered her with "baby food" in the form of Red Lobster gift cards. It was just right for the 96-year-old and her adopted daughter, 30. Dyck's son, Rick, first met Chenda Kaub Chumb during... More »

Why Kenny G Is Going to Hold One Sax Note for an Hour

He wants to set a new world record, raise money

(Newser) - What's worse: being stuck on a flight with a crying baby, or being stuck on a flight with Kenny G as he holds one note on the saxophone ... for the entire flight? Certain lucky air passengers may soon find out, because the musician tells HuffPost Live that he's... More »

This Is the Quietest Place on Earth

Silence inside anechoic chamber at Microsoft HQ measures -20.6 decibels

(Newser) - Guinness World Records has officially ruled : an audio lab at Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond, Wash., is the quietest place in the world. Though Building 87 on the Microsoft campus is home to three anechoic, or "free from echo," chambers the company uses to test audio technology, the... More »

Why Two Friends Hugged for 31 Hours

They embraced outside a library at Iowa State University to set a record

(Newser) - Two friends attending Iowa State University got bored this summer and figured they'd try to break a Guinness World Record. But which one? "We saw the world's longest hug and said 'Oh, we can do this one,'" Amanda Nerem, 19, tells ABC News . So... More »

5 of the Craziest New Guinness World Records

Including the world's largest ... hot dog cart?

(Newser) - The Guinness World Records 2016 Edition was released this week, and some of the new record-breaking achievements included in it are pretty crazy. A sampling:
  • Biggest feet on a live male: Jeison Orlando Rodriguez Hernandez of Venezuela boasts a 1-foot, 3.79-inch right foot and a 1-foot, 3.59-inch left
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New Mexicans Dish Up 116-Foot Tamale

Organizers say they've got a Guinness World Record by about 50 feet

(Newser) - A group of people in New Mexico say they cooked the world's longest tamale yesterday morning. Luis Hernandez of the ABQ West Chamber of Commerce says that a team of more than 30 chefs at Viva II, a three-day celebration of the state's heritage, assembled a 116-foot, 7-inch... More »

This Man Had the Longest Birthday Ever

Sven Hagemeier made Aug. 4 last 46 hours last year

(Newser) - Most of us are stuck with a birthday that lasts just 24 hours per year. Not Sven Hagemeier. The German made his 26th birthday stretch for almost two days and nabbed a Guinness World Record for his efforts. How'd he do it? Well, it involved a lot of air... More »

66 Surfers Crowd Onto Board to Break World Record

They somehow managed to ride a wave together for 12 seconds

(Newser) - About 5,000 spectators crowded the sand and a pier in Huntington Beach, Calif., to watch 66 surfers set a world record for most people riding a board at once. Surf champions and local heroes were among those who hung loose on a custom-built, 42-foot board off Huntington Beach yesterday.... More »

Astronaut Can See Daughter's Love— From Space

Thanks to a little help from Hyundai

(Newser) - A 13-year-old girl has managed to send a message to her dad ... one that he could see from space. Sure, it's a publicity stunt executed by Hyundai, but it's heartwarming nonetheless. The automaker put 11 Genesis sedans and stunt drivers to work in Nevada's Delamar Dry Lake,... More »

Man, 54, Smashes World Pull-Ups Record

Texan managed 4,321 in 24 hours

(Newser) - If you can do 30 pull-ups in 10 minutes, you're probably in pretty good shape—and if you can keep doing them at the same rate for 24 hours, you will equal the feat of Mark Jordan, a 54-year-old Texan. Guinness World Records confirmed this week that the Corpus... More »

Utah Woman: I've Caught the Most Bridal Bouquets

Jamie Jackson wants a world record, says 'I've hit little kids by accident'

(Newser) - A Utah woman says she has smashed the world record for catching bridal bouquets at weddings and now is seeking recognition for it. Salt Lake City's Jamie Jackson submitted an application Wednesday to Guinness World Records, saying she has caught 46 bouquets since 1996 and has the documentation to... More »

Zeus, World's Tallest Dog, Dies at Age 5

The Mich. Great Dane towered over his owners at 7 feet 4 inches on his hind legs

(Newser) - It’s going to be a tall order to replace the Doorlags' dog, if that's even possible. The Otsego, Mich., family is mourning Zeus, their beloved Great Dane, who died last week at the age of 5, the AP reports. The colossal canine—who simply died of old age,... More »

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