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353 Ballerinas Break a Record at the Plaza Hotel

It's the most dancing on pointe in one place

(Newser) - Hundreds of young dancers in white tutus and tightly coiffed hair gathered in New York's Plaza Hotel on Wednesday to break the world record for dancing on pointe in one place, the AP reports. The spectacle was organized by Youth America Grand Prix, a ballet scholarship program that is...

Serial Record-Breaker Just Logged an Excruciating One

David Rush balances lawn mower on chin for 9 minutes, 17 seconds to earn latest Guinness honor

(Newser) - David Rush , the man who calls himself "one of the most prolific Guinness World Records title holders on the planet," now has a new notch in his world record belt. "My neck seared with pain. My back hurt, my eyes watered, and my legs shook,"...

Athlete Makes Her Way Up Eiffel Tower via Rope

Anouk Garnier's record-setting attempt took her to the monument's second floor

(Newser) - A story to wow those of us who have struggled to climb a rope in gym class: A French athlete set out to break the record for greatest height climbed by rope on Wednesday by pulling herself up to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Anouk Garnier, described as...

58-Year-Old Grandmother Sets New World Planking Record

DonnaJean Wilde sets the women's record at 4:30:11

(Newser) - Managing to hold a plank for 4.5 minutes is impressive. Doing it for 4.5 hours is extraordinary—and record-setting. CBS News reports DonnaJean Wilde has been certified by Guinness World Records as the new women's world record holder for the longest time spent in an abdominal plank...

He Hit a Bird-Watching Mark Once Thought Unreachable

American Peter Kaestner is the first to document 10K different species

(Newser) - Peter Kaestner has seen 10,000 different bird species, which, if you're not familiar with birding, sounds pretty impressive. If, however, you are familiar with birding, it's far more than that. As in, it's unprecedented. Last month, the 70-year-old retired American diplomat became the first person to...

She's Tiny, Tough, and Just Pulled Off a Huge Solo Feat

New York native Cole Brauer, 29, is first American woman to sail around the world solo

(Newser) - Living on Long Island, surrounded by various bays and harbors, the Long Island Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean, perhaps gave Cole Brauer a subconscious leg up on becoming the sailor she is today. The 29-year-old got to prove just how good of a sailor this week, becoming the first American...

34K+ Big Macs and Counting: Guy Is Still Eating Them

Guinness record holder Don Gorske has consumed an unimaginable quantity of the McDonald's burger

(Newser) - Two years ago, Don Gorske hit a taste bud-teasing milestone: a half-century of scarfing down Big Macs almost every day. Now, the Wisconsin man can claim even more Big Mac bragging rights, extending the record-holding status he first reached with Guinness World Records in 1999 by eating 34,128 of...

8 Years, 700K Matchsticks, One Eiffel Tower, Zero World Records
Guinness Admits It Was
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Guinness Admits It Was Too 'Heavy-Handed'

Organization agrees to accept Richard Plaud's Eiffel Tower replica as tallest matchstick structure

(Newser) - Richard Plaud will have his name in the record books after all. Guinness World Records initially ruled the Frenchman had used the wrong type of matchsticks in building his 23.6-foot-tall replica of the Eiffel Tower. However, it later said it was reviewing the decision and on Friday announced it...

Cosmonaut Sets Record for Doing 'What I Love'

Oleg Kononenko tops 878 days in orbit since 2008

(Newser) - Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko has broken the world record for the most cumulative time spent in space, Russia's space agency Roscosmos reported Sunday. The 59-year-old has now spent more than 878 days and 12 hours in space, surpassing fellow Russian Gennady Padalka, who set the previous record of 878...

At 99, She Gains World Records and 'Confidence' in the Pool

'I'm even starting to feel a bit proud of myself,' says Canada's Betty Brussel

(Newser) - Betty Brussel learned to swim in the canals of Amsterdam, where she grew up during the Great Depression. But it wasn't until her mid-60s, after she moved to Canada with her husband and raised three children, that she took up competitive swimming. Three decades later, the 99-year-old has become...

He's the Oldest Person to Hike Grand Canyon Rim to Rim

Alfredo Aliaga Burdio snags world record at 92

(Newser) - It took Alfredo Aliaga Burdio 21 hours and 15 minutes to hike the 24 miles from the North Rim to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. But the 92-year-old Spaniard just confirmed as the oldest person to complete the trek is sure he could've moved faster. "[There...

Boy, 11, on Track to Break a Running Record by Age 62

It all started with a New Year's resolution to run every day of 2023

(Newser) - Seb Jellema has been working toward an ambitious goal since January: The 11-year-old Scottish boy wants to beat the world record by Ron Hill, who ran at least a mile every day for 52 years and 39 days, ending at age 78. When Seb heard about the record, he realized...

Ukrainian Sniper Claims World Record

Whether a fatal shot of a Russian soldier is provable or not, Ukrainian troops take pride in the news

(Newser) - It won't show up on a Guinness list, but a Ukrainian sniper is claiming he set a record by killing a Russian soldier more than two miles away. That would surpass the generally accepted mark by more than 850 feet. Vyacheslav Kovalskiy's 12,470-foot shot was captured on...

He Just Shattered the Marathon World Record

Kelvin Kiptum runs Chicago Marathon in 2 hours, 35 seconds

(Newser) - Kelvin Kiptum on Sunday ran the Chicago Marathon in what once would have been an unthinkable time: barely over 2 hours. The Kenyan runner's 2:00:35 finish, which still must be ratified, beat the previous world record for a marathon, set by Eliud Kipchoge, by 34 seconds; it'...

She Tried the Big 14 Last Year and Failed. Now, Success

Kristin Harila, Tenjen Sherpa summit at K2, scale world's highest mountains in record 92 days

(Newser) - A Norwegian woman mountain climber and her Nepali Sherpa guide have set a new record by scaling the world's 14 highest peaks in 92 days, a Pakistani mountaineering official said. On Thursday, Kristin Harila and Tenjen Sherpa summited K2 on the Chinese-Pakistani border in the Karakorum Range—considered to...

Sherpa Guide Ascends Everest for 26th Time, Tying Record

Pasang Dawa Sherpa first climbed peak in 1998

(Newser) - A Sherpa guide on Sunday matched the record for most ascents of Mount Everest when he finished climbing the world's tallest mountain for the 26th time. Pasang Dawa Sherpa summited with a Hungarian climber, NPR reports. The 46-year-old made his first successful ascent in 1998 and has climbed Everest...

She Lost Track of Time After 2 Months in Cave— 440 Days Ago
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She Lost Track of Time After 2 Months in Cave— 440 Days Ago

Beatriz Flamini emerges from cave she entered in November 2021

(Newser) - "I'm still stuck on November 21, 2021. I don't know anything about the world." So said Spanish extreme athlete Beatriz Flamini after exiting a cave outside Granada on Friday where she passed the last 500 days with zero human contact. The BBC describes it as both...

91-Year-Old Is Oldest Person to Cross Grand Canyon

He's the oldest person to cross it rim-to-rim on foot, which he did in 5 days

(Newser) - The latest evidence that age ain't nothin' but a number: John Jepkema has been honored for crossing the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim on foot when he was 91 years old, becoming the oldest person ever to do so. The Colorado man, whose 2019 feat was recently acknowledged by Guinness World...

The List of Every Place on Earth Just Got Bigger

The 'Most Traveled People' group ups the count to 1.5K

(Newser) - Quick: Name how many countries and territories one could visit on Earth. If your guess was in the hundreds, you're already way off, at least according to the "Most Traveled People" (MTP) community. MTP was founded by Charles Veley after he tried and failed to have Guinness World...

Guy Scores a Disneyland Record 8 Years in the Making

Even little kids might get sick of happiest place on Earth after 2,995 days in a row

(Newser) - You know how sometimes some guy wins the Super Bowl and screams, "I'm going to Disneyland!" Well, sometimes some guy finds himself out of a job and with some time and an annual pass to Disneyland on his hands, so he just starts going. Every day. It...

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