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  • Non-alcoholic Guinness now sold in Indonesia

    01/27/2016 9:56:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 27, 2016 01:01 AM | James O’Shea
    Guinness is attempting to become more popular in Indonesia, where alcohol is mostly frowned up by the predominantly Muslim population. The company has developed non-alcoholic Guinness in a bid to win over those who shun alcoholic beverages. [...] The new non-alcoholic beer is called Guinness Zero and is said to be selling very well. There are no plans, however, to sell it anywhere else. The Guinness move comes after after the Indonesian government banned the sale of beer in convenience stores from April 2015 and other small stores. Guinness will continue to sell its regular brew in large supermarkets and...
  • Guinness can’t afford to alienate loyalists as beer sales fall [changing recipe]

    11/14/2015 2:26:41 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/14/15 | Jason Notte
    Guinness dates back 256 years and is laden with deep cultural connotations for both the Irish and Irish diaspora here in the United States. Any significant change to it is risky.Even if it means removing an element deemed repugnant by a large segment of the population.We could be talking about isinglass — the clear collagen extracted from fish bladders that is used to draw spent yeast out of beer and clarify the finished product — but Guinness is planning to remove that particular substance from its brewing process in 2016 in favor of another less-fishy filtration method. There wasn’t all...
  • Beer Guinness changes recipe to go vegan

    11/03/2015 6:26:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    FOX News ^ | 2 November 2015
    Beer Guinness changes recipe to go vegan Guinness is going vegan. Starting in 2016, the Irish beer will be fully vegan friendly for the first time since they started brewing beer 256 years ago, reports The Independent. Guinness, like many other brewers, use isinglass, a by-product of the fishing industry that's used to clarify the beer and make yeast settle faster. While most of the agent is filtered out during the brewing process, there are still traces of fish bladders in the finished product. Vegan customers have long been petitioning the brand to discontinue its use of isinglass. One was...
  • German man breaks Guinness record with 30-foot-tall sunflower plant

    06/13/2015 8:19:00 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 26 replies
    upi ^ | June 11, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    KARST, Germany, - A German gardener broke his own Guinness World Record by growing a sunflower plant measuring 30 feet and 1 inch high. Hans-Peter Schiffer of Karst first held the record for tallest sunflower plant in 2009 with a 26-foot, 4-inch sunflower and he broke his own record in 2012 with a 27-foot plant. Schiffer again broke his record in 2013 with a plant measuring 28 feet and 8 inches tall. "Some sunflowers are already so unbelievable tall, that it could be very possible to get even a taller one," Schiffer told Guinness World Records. "I am already very...
  • Guinness Commercial: Empty Chair

    12/22/2014 12:15:54 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Guinness Commercial: Empty Chair video (don't know when this 1st aired)
  • Guinness: A Toast to Soldiers On the 4th (video 1:30 min)

    07/17/2014 5:57:13 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 3 replies
    "Guinness "Empty Chair" salutes the character of a community as they honor one of their own who is out of sight, but not out of mind. They remind us that a true test of character is what you do when no one's looking."
  • Guinness Brass Contacted

    03/29/2014 5:27:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Catholic League ^ | March 28, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue sent the following letter today to three top officials at Diageo-Guinness in Norwalk, Connecticut, and three others in London:“The decision to withdraw sponsorship of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is not being welcomed by Catholics, especially Irish Catholics; we are also impressed by the number of non-Catholics who have expressed their support for our boycott. No gays have ever been barred from marching, and there were no new rules applied this year that made the 2014 parade any different from previous ones; claims of discrimination are therefore bogus. Please see the enclosed petition for further information on...
  • Huge victory in Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

    03/21/2014 1:51:45 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 41 replies
    MassResistance ^ | Mar 20, 2014
    These days there aren't too many big pro-family victories to celebrate. But Sunday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston was one of them! It went wonderfully. The organizers stood up to the politicians and the rabid media who tried relentlessly to force them to include overt homosexual activist groups in their traditional Catholic, pro-family parade. And in the end many others stood with them. Labor unions, small businesses, several politicians, and an almost endless procession of military, religious, school, and other groups proudly marched before huge, cheering crowds.
  • Catholic Leagues Bill Donohue calls for boycott of Guinness over St. Patricks Parade flap

    03/20/2014 10:49:53 AM PDT · by topher · 23 replies | Wed Mar 19, 2014 18:05 EST | by Colin Kerr
    NEW YORK, March 19, 2014 ( The largest American Catholic civil rights organization is taking on the largest brewer of stout beer in the world. The Catholic Leagues Bill Donohue has called for a boycott of Guinness after the beer company pulled its sponsorship of New Yorks St. Patricks Day parade because organizers barred homosexual activists from marching. Guinness is owned by British liquor giant Diageo.
  • Gay Activists Target St. Patricks Day Parade

    03/17/2014 7:07:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 17, 2014 | Matthew Hennessey
    If youve never been to the annual New York City St. Patricks Day Parade, better put it on your calendar for next year. That is, if there is a next year. Time could be running out on the worlds biggest celebration of all things Irish. Why? Because the parades organizers have for two decades steadfastly refused to allow gay and lesbian organizations to march under banners trumpeting their sexual orientation. The citys self-appointed guardians of human rights long ago declared this policy exclusionary and intolerant. But, unlike in previous decades, the effort to paint the parade and its organizers...
  • Question: Which beer companies are STILL PARTICIPATING in St. Patrick's Day?

    03/17/2014 5:25:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies
    I am SICK of hearing about sodomites and their allies in the, WHICH of the beer companies are not bending over to the homosexual agenda?
  • Guinness Pulls Out of St. Pattys Parade Over LGBT Ban (New York City)

    03/16/2014 7:03:20 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 16, 2014 | Leonard Greene
    Guinness pulls out of St. Pattys parade over LGBT ban Guinness beer has pulled its sponsorship from New Yorks famed St. Patricks day parade over a controversial policy that prohibits gays and lesbians from marching openly, according to reports. Guinness has a strong history of supporting diversity and being an advocate for equality for all, the company said in a statement on the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation website. We were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this years parade. As this has not come to pass, Guinness has withdrawn its participation. We will continue...
  • World's Tallest Man Finds Love With Woman 2-Plus Feet Shorter

    10/27/2013 2:43:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    The world's tallest man -- 8-foot-3-inch Sultan Kosen of Turkey -- says he would like to find a comfortable car for himself and his bride. Kosen was set to marry Merve Dibo -- who's about two-and-a-half feet shorter than he -- Sunday in the Turkish city of Mardin, the Anadolu Agency reported. While preparing for his wedding, the Guinness Book of World Records-certified tallest man in the world told Anadolu Agency he had given up hope that he'd meet a life partner when an acquaintance introduced him to Dibo. "Now I will have my own family and private life," Kosen...
  • Guinness-fueled holiday troubles many in Ireland

    09/26/2013 9:15:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 26, 2013 9:58 AM EDT | Shawn Pogatchnik
    Irelands love affair with pub and pint is sparking national soul-searching as never before because of an unofficial holiday dreamed up by Guinness. Thursdays celebrations of Arthurs Day, honoring the 18th-century founder of Irelands quintessential drink, feature surprise musical performances in 815 pubs and clubs across Ireland as well as concerts worldwide from Malaysia to Jamaica. Many pubs are offering free pints of the dark brown stout at 5:59 p.m.a reference to the founding of Guinness in 1759 But this year, Guinness has been put on the defensive amid surging protests that Arthurs Day is compounding an alcoholic...
  • Russia: Record breaking Siberians hit the slopes in swim wear (VIDEO)

    04/23/2013 12:52:57 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 23 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 4/22/2013
    Some 700 skiers and snowboarders attempted a new Guinness World Record in Siberia on Monday. People from all ages wearing bikinis and swimsuits skied downhill a 700-metre (765-yard) slope in the Sheregesh Ski Resort, in Novokuznetsk, Russia. To set a new record, 251 bikini-clad riders were needed. Participants from the Novosibirsk, Tomsk and Krasnoyarsk districts helped set the new world record for bikini skiing. Despite of the bad weather forecast, the temperature hit 20 C (68 F) and the sun was shining. Later in the evening, a ski beauty contest was held, where judges evaluated the sport skills of the...

    05/13/2012 2:00:03 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 150 replies
    Anyone notice Guinness tastes different? It seems to me when they stopped using the "widget" in their bottles, the flavor changed. It now has a slightly sour aftertaste. A year ago or so I was asked to leave an irish pub when I got into a huge argument with the bartender. I told them their Guinness keg was crap after taking one sip of a draw and I told them I wanted my money back. They gave me my money and I was escorted out. But now I tasted guinness(bottles) last friday for the first time in a year and...
  • Corned Beef & Cabbage for St. Patricks Day! (Slow cooker recipe with Guinness & whiskey)

    03/16/2012 2:28:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | March 16, 2012 | CHEF ANGELO
    (St. Patrick’s Day – March 17th)There’s something very symbolic about Corned Beef & Cabbage. It’s closely associated with Irish tradition but, more specifically, to poor Irish immigrants who couldn’t afford better cuts of meat. This meal is celebratory, simple and sparse—the perfect Lenten meal. Its a delicious respite to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Generally speaking, dioceses with large Irish populations will often waive the Lenten Friday meat abstinence rules if St. Patrick’s day falls on a Friday so be sure to take advantage of this great recipe.There are several problems with cooking Corned Beef. First, it’s a cheap cut of...

    11/11/2011 12:12:09 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 23 replies ^ | 11-11-11 |
    This may be the first nonpolitical post I've made but this was just too cool not to share: Despite the fact that one wrong move could put Garrett into an early watery grave, crushed by mega tons of water, he appeared to calm and in control, even as he traversed down the most dangerous part of the wave to set a new world record, surfing a 90 foot wave!

    11/11/2011 1:09:23 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 137 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11-11-11 |
    A gigantic python snake in Florida ate a 76-pound adult deer. The 16 foot long Burmese python was one of the largest pythons discovered to date in the sunshine state. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Commissions exotic species coordinator Scott Hardin, if these huge snakes arent killed, they could migrate northward. A government sanctioned shotgun blast stopped this snake from its potential journey to Atlanta or the Carolinas. And just how any inches around did the beasts belly have to measure in order to covert a 76 pound Bambi into breakfast? 44 inches. Oh, and what is the average...
  • Dog makes record book with world's longest ears

    09/06/2011 11:29:24 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 41 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 6, 2011
    BOULDER, Colo.- Guinness World Records announced a Colorado coonhound will appear in the 2012 book after receiving the title of "longest ears on a living dog." The record keeping organization said Harbor, an 8-year-old coonhound belonging to Jennifer Wert of Boulder, made it into the book with a left ear measuring 12.25 inches long and a right ear measuring 13.75 inches long, The Denver Post reported Tuesday. "When he was 9 months old, he was sitting in his crate and his ears were hanging down over his paws," Wert said. Guinness said the previous record holder was an Illinois bloodhound...
  • Guinness bids to conquer US market

    08/24/2011 11:35:59 AM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 36 replies
    Guinness is set to make an attempt to conquer the crowded U.S. beer market with the launch of a new 'black lager'. The stout brand, famous for its dark hue, creamy head and the 119.5 seconds maker Diageo says it takes to pour the perfect pint, is to break with tradition by offering the new drink in the U.S. Guinness Black Lager - already trialled in Northern Ireland and Malaysia - is a 4.5 per cent strength brew and gets its black colour from the roasted barley added into it. The company says new beer combines the refreshing taste of...
  • Obama sips Guinness while in Ireland - "pinky out"!

    05/25/2011 2:15:42 AM PDT · by vikingrinn · 47 replies
    YouTube ^ | 05/24/2011 | mrabefrohman
    2012 Presidential Campaign Adventures in Europe: The "Man's Man" Alfred E. Neuman, a.k.a. Steve Q. Urkel, a.k.a. Barack H. Obama Sips Guinness at Ollie Hayes Pub, Moneygall, County Offaly Ireland - Pinky Out!
  • Diageo jobs to go despite Obama photo (Guinness producer slashes jobs day after Obama photo op)

    05/24/2011 11:10:28 AM PDT · by Qbert · 4 replies
    Independent (Ireland) ^ | May 24 2011 |
    Drinks giant Diageo has announced plans to cut scores of jobs from its marketing wing just a day after securing the ultimate photo-op - US President Barack Obama with a pint of Guinness. The company is to slash 8 million euro off the wage bill in its Irish operation. Pictures of the President supping the black stuff on a trip to his ancestral homeland in the village of Moneygall in Co Offaly were beamed around the world yesterday and widely acknowledged as a priceless marketing coup. That was less than a week after the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh saw...
  • Caption: Obama, long lost Irishman, hoists a Guinness

    05/23/2011 11:11:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 122 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/23/11 | Reuters Photos
    U.S. President Barack Obama holds a pint of Guinness stout at the Ollie Hayes pub in Moneygall, Ireland May 23, 2011. Obama sipped a pint of stout and cuddled babies on Monday as a tiny Irish village on Monday welcomed home "a long lost cousin" with an outpouring of affection. Hoisting a glass of Guinness at Ollie Hayes pub as fiddle music played, Obama thus began a four-nation tour of Europe with a celebration of his ancestral roots.
  • President Obama to turn up nose at black stuff on Irish visit... because he's taking his own beer

    05/11/2011 12:22:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies ^ | May 11, 2011 | Ian Carey
    It is an iconic photo opportunity that pretty much every dignitary who visits Ireland finds obligatory. But there will be no picture of Barack Obama lifting a pint of Guinness to celebrate his arrival in the land of his forefathers. White House security staff are taking no risks when the president arrives for his brief tour later this month - and that includes screening everything he will eat and drink. 'The only contact we have had so far was a visit by security staff a few weeks ago. They had a look around but they didn't go into the keg...
  • Simplistic Americans Don't Get Obama's Achievements

    05/11/2011 7:38:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | May 11, 2011 | Frank J. Fleming
    It's a tough time for President Obama. He's worked long and hard at cultivating a nuanced, thinking-man's presidency, and now he's getting praise for shooting a terrorist in the head? What a guttural, simplistic thing to receive acclaim for; it's the sort of thing a NASCAR fan would cheer on. It's like how Sir Alec Guinness received more attention for a few lines he spat out in some B-movie schlock instead of for his more substantial acting rolls. Obama worked long and hard on the millions of jobs he saved and created -- special jobs that only people with advanced...
  • Big pumpkin hits the Big Apple as Wisconsin-grown gourd claims Guinness record title

    10/21/2010 6:01:50 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 2 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-21-10 | mary divine
    Chris and Amy Stevens drove to New York City this week with the world's largest pumpkin in the back of their truck. The couple from New Richmond, Wis., was scheduled to appear on "Live with Regis and Kelly" this morning and receive their Guinness Book of World Records award on the show. "Oh, my God! Driving a three-quarter-ton pickup truck with an 1,800-pound pumpkin in the back through downtown Manhattan was insane," Chris Stevens said in a phone interview Wednesday afternoon. "I have never been in New York in my life, and I have never seen traffic like this. Rush...
  • World's Biggest Chocolate Bar Unveiled

    09/12/2010 12:35:08 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 40 replies
    wpxi ^ | 11 Sept 2010 | unattributed
    YEREVAN, Armenia -- Anyone looking for huge amounts of free chocolate should book a flight to Armenia's capital next month. That's when the world's largest chocolate bar will be up for grabs in Yerevan's main square. The Guinness Book of World Records certified the 9,702-pound chocolate bar at a ceremony Saturday. It was made by Grand Candy factory and contains all natural ingredients, including 70 percent cocoa mass. The chocolate bar is 224 inches long, 110 inches wide and 10 inches thick. The factory owner, Karen Vardanyan, said that the chocolate bar was produced to mark the 10th anniversary of...
  • Guinness finds Minn. man is tallest in US

    05/25/2010 2:42:56 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 1,271+ views
    miamiherald ^ | 05.24.10
    ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Guinness World Records has recognized a Minnesota man as the tallest man in the United States. The Guinness World Record Association measured Rochester's Igor Vovkovinskiy (voh-kov-IN'-ski) at 7 feet, 8.33 inches tall during NBC's "The Dr. Oz Show" on Monday. He edged out Norfolk, Va., sheriff's deputy George Bell by a third of an inch.
  • World's smallest man dead at 21: Guinness World Records

    03/15/2010 4:21:14 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 21 replies · 1,451+ views
    AFP via google ^ | 03/15/10 | Staff
    LONDON The world's shortest man, He Pingping, who stood just over two feet five inches tall (75 centimetres), has died, Britain's Guinness World Records said Monday. He was 21. He -- a native of China who had a form of primordial dwarfism and measured 74.61 centimetres -- was in Rome taking part in a television show when he suffered chest problems. He was taken to hospital, where he died over the weekend. Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief of London-based Guinness World Records, recalled measuring He in the northern Chinese region of Inner Mongolia in 2008.
  • Gum wrapper chain named decade's top stunt

    01/05/2010 4:33:12 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 27 replies · 1,154+ views
    upi ^ | Jan. 5, 2010
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records said a Virginia man's constantly growing chewing gum wrapper chain was named the top stunt of the past decade. Gary Duschl of Virginia Beach got 62 percent of the online votes for the top stunt category on the Guinness Web site, beating out a man who swallowed swords and another who placed rattlesnakes in his mouth, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday. "It's an honor, and I'm very pleased to be even in the top 100, but to make it in the top 10, boy, I'm just amazed with that," said...
  • Large Blaze At Guinness Factory Site.

    12/21/2009 6:37:05 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 70 replies · 2,072+ views
    Skynews ^ | Dec21 09 | Ian Collier
    Workmen repairing a roof with a blowtorch sparked a major blaze at the iconic Guinness plant in Dublin city centre.Plumes of thick black smoke billowed across the city skyline as a dozen fire crews battled to bring the inferno under control and stop it from spreading to a nearby ammonia plant.
  • World's oldest sheep runs out of luck

    11/24/2009 6:45:32 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 463+ views
    news ^ | November 24, 2009 | Jamie Duncan
    LUCKY, the world's oldest sheep, has died and has been buried on the Victorian property where she was born and hand-reared more than 23 years ago. Lucky, who was abandoned by her mother and has delivered 35 offspring of her own, died on her farm at Lake Bolac, west of Ballarat, on Monday morning aged 23 years, six months and 28 days - a Guinness-certified world record age for a sheep. Victoria's recent burst of hot weather greatly weakened Lucky, owner Delrae Westgarth said. "We got up to 36C here and it knocked her around," she said. Mrs Westgarth found...
  • Puppy photos of Titan, Great Dane and former shelter pup named 'World's Tallest Dog'

    11/18/2009 12:35:19 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 10 replies · 2,165+ views | Nov 15, 2009 | examiner
    Since being crowned "World's Tallest Dog," on Thursday by Guinness World Records, Titan, a 4 year-old Great Dane, has appeared on the Today Show and The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. "It's been awesome," the dog's owner, Diana Taylor, tells Pet News Examiner. "I've been amazed at the response he's gotten from people." His website, Titan & Friends, received so many hits that it exceeded the bandwidth and was temporarily shut down. Taylor hopes to use Titan's newfound fame to help the public learn more about Great Danes and especially those that are all white. "Unscrupulous breeders will sell these...
  • Bikini record set in Johannesburg

    11/07/2009 8:39:23 PM PST · by Saije · 27 replies · 2,599+ views
    Times Live ^ | 11/7/2009 | Sapa
    A new Guinness World record has been set in South Africa for the most women to parade around in a bikini, organisers say. Kelloggs Special KRs Sarah Mansfield said 287 bikini clad women descended upon Melrose Arch in Johannesburg on Saturday to help break the record for the Worlds Largest Bikini Parade. Decked out with smiles, sunglasses and even heels, these confident and fun-loving women of all ages, shapes and sizes paraded down 1,690 meters of Melrose Arch Boulevard to break the world record. We were delighted to see tall, short, boyish, curvy, pear and apple-shaped women all have the...
  • NH restaurant sets meatball record

    11/02/2009 11:32:26 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 22 replies · 956+ views
    news ^ | Nov 2,
    CONCORD, N.H. The bouncing mega-meatball record has landed in the East Coast. Matthew Mitnitsky, owner of Nonni's Italian Eatery in Concord, said Sunday that a 222.5-pound meatball was authenticated as the world's largest after being weighed by state weights and measures officials. A Guinness Book of World Records official confirmed the big meatball as a record breaker and presented Mitnitsky with a plaque.
  • Florida man creates giant rubber band ball

    10/29/2009 4:20:34 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 1,292+ views
    hosted ^ | Oct 29 | TAMARA LUSH
    LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) -- Look, over there. Under that blue tarp in a suburban driveway. That thing that's the size of a Smart car? It's Joel Waul's rubber band ball. Waul has spent the last six years carefully wrapping and linking and stretching rubber bands of various sizes into the ball shape. The Guinness Book of World Records declared it the world's largest rubber band ball in 2008. On Thursday, Waul said goodbye to his creation. A team from Ripley's Believe it or Not came to his house with a crane and hauled the 6-foot, 7-inch tall, 9,032-pound behemoth away...
  • Oldest dog 'not too old to play'

    10/27/2009 10:40:26 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 908+ views
    bbc. ^ | 26 October 2009
    Otto Jones, a Dachshund terrier cross from Shropshire, may be the oldest dog in the world at 20 years and eight month - but he still knows how to play. He has been recognised as the oldest living dog by Guinness World Records and, despite his age, still enjoys playing ball with neighbours' children. His owners Lynn and Peter Jones, from Shrewsbury, said he was a "loveable, affectionate rogue".
  • 43 snails on his face? Boy hopes he set a record

    05/20/2009 8:07:26 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 840+ views
    customwire ^ | May 20
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Never mind the ick factor, a Utah boy is trying to get into the record books by covering his face with live snails. Eleven-year-old Fin Keheler, from Sandy, allowed 43 of the slimy mollusks to be put on his face Saturday. He wants the Guinness World Records to verify his effort. The Guinness web site says the record set in 2007 for snails on the face for 10 seconds is eight. The boy says he has since learned the record was 36. Fin made three attempts on Saturday. Sitting back in a reclining chair, snails gathered...
  • Extreme Sheep LED Art (Welsh Shepherds With Waaaay Too Much Free Time)

    03/25/2009 9:42:37 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 30 replies · 1,477+ views ^ | 3/18/09? | Various
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  • World's tallest woman dies in Indiana at age 53

    08/13/2008 10:55:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies · 293+ views
    One News Now ^ | August 13, 2008 | Deanna Martin (Associated Press)
    A woman who grew to be 7 feet, 7 inches tall and was recognized as the world's tallest female died early Wednesday, a friend said. She was 53. Sandy Allen, who used her height to inspire schoolchildren to accept those who are different, died at a nursing home in her hometown of Shelbyville, family friend Rita Rose said.
  • Firefox Download Official (Firefox Download Enters Guinness World Record Alert)

    07/02/2008 8:28:32 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 32 replies · 391+ views
    BBC News ^ | 7/2/2008 | BBC News
    Mozilla has officially made history with a new Guinness world record for the largest number of software downloads in a 24-hour period. The final record breaking 8,002,530 downloads for Firefox 3.0 took place in June with parties in over 25 countries. "The enthusiasm and creativity of Firefox fans was key to making this happen" said Marketing head Paul Kim. Gareth Deaves of Guinness World Records called it "an extremely impressive accomplishment". The official figure was confirmed after logs from download servers were audited and checked to ensure duplicate and unfinished downloads were not counted. Mr Kim told the BBC: "The...
  • Make St. Pats A National Holiday!

    03/12/2008 1:46:30 PM PDT · by toddlintown · 14 replies · 322+ views
    Beer (& More) In Food ^ | 3-06-2008 | Bob Skilnik
    PUBLIC OUTCRY LEADS TO PETITION OF CONGRESS FOR ST. PATRICKS DAY NATIONAL HOLIDAY RECOGNITION National survey results suggest millions believe St Patricks Day should be a national holiday New York (February 14, 2008) - In response to overwhelming public sentiment, the makers of Guinness, the worlds most famous Irish stout, are supporting Proposition 3-17, a national effort to make St.Patricks Day an officially-recognized holiday in the United States.
  • Stout call for St Pat's holiday in US (Guinness co. pushes for official holiday status )

    02/18/2008 1:06:23 AM PST · by Stoat · 26 replies · 1,869+ views
    The BBC ^ | February 15, 2008 | Johnny Caldwell
    Stout call for St Pat's holiday in US By Johnny Caldwell BBC News Guinness is very popular on St Patrick's Day Guinness has launched a campaign to have St Patrick's Day officially recognised as a holiday in the US.The campaign is centred around a petition, which it hopes one million people will sign or endorse by midnight on Sunday 16 March. It will then be presented to Congress the following day, which of course any Irish man, woman, child or indeed self-respecting plastic paddy will of course know is St Patrick's Day. The petition can be signed...
  • That's a scoop Guinness is good for you

    12/27/2007 3:05:57 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies · 261+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 12-21-07 | unattributed
    Researchers at the University of Wisconsin have found that a pint of stout at meal times may work just as well in preventing heart attacks as taking low-dose aspirin every day. A study comparing the blood-thinning effects of beer found that Guinness is far superior in reducing blood clots than lager.
  • Police hunt for stolen Guinness

    11/29/2007 7:55:57 PM PST · by Braak · 71 replies · 714+ views
    BBC ^ | 11/29/2007 | Diarmaid Fleming
    Gardai in Dublin are on the lookout for 36,000 pints of beer stolen from the Guinness brewery. More than 400 kegs were stolen in what is likely to be the largest carry-out of drink this Christmas. A man drove a truck into the yard on Wednesday, and left with a trailer containing 180 Guinness kegs, 180 Budweiser kegs, and 90 Carslberg kegs. Police estimated the haul to be worth at least 64,000 euros (46,000), at wholesale prices. However, this figure would be considerably more if Dublin pub prices were charged. The robbery occurred the same day as a special Garda...
  • Guinness 'may be good for you' after all

    09/12/2007 2:59:09 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 94 replies · 1,214+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/12/2007 | Bonnie Malkin
    The old slogan Guinness is Good For You may actually be true, according to new medical research that suggests the stout may help prevent heart attacks. Guinness reduces clotting activity University researchers in the US claim that drinking a pint of the black stuff each day may be as effective in preventing heart attacks as an aspirin because it can reduce heart clots. Trials at the University of Wisconsin used dogs with narrowed arteries similar to those in people with heart disease to compare effects of drinking stout with those of drinking lager. They found Guinness reduced clotting activity but...
  • 'Theology on Tap'

    07/25/2007 11:29:21 AM PDT · by JZelle · 104 replies · 1,210+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-25-07 | Regina Lee
    Saying Hail Marys over a pint of Guinness has become a popular happy hour activity for some local Catholics. More than 200 people in their 20s and 30s packed into Pat Troy's Ireland's Own pub in Alexandria to eat, drink and pray alongside friends Monday night. Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien, 68, who recently was named archbishop of Baltimore, led a dialogue about the mystery of evil at the kickoff session of this summer's "Theology on Tap" sessions. The Catholic Diocese of Arlington brings priests and lay speakers to local bars once a week to attract young Catholics eager to converse...
  • Guinness is cheapest in Prague!

    04/03/2007 12:49:15 PM PDT · by lizol · 27 replies · 347+ views
    Metro ^ | Monday, April 2, 2007
    Guinness is cheapest in Prague! Monday, April 2, 2007 A pint of Guinness is cheaper in Prague than Dublin, Budapest is the city to go for a bargain Big Mac and the price of a cappuccino will have coffee fans frothing in Rome. But London, often condemned as an expensive place to stay, compares favourably with supposedly cheaper tourist destinations. Prague is the cheapest place to enjoy a short break, with typical total costs of just 203.89. In the Czech capital, you can find a Big Mac at 1.52, a typical threecourse meal at 6.64 and a coffee 1.11. A...
  • Beatle McCartney Dumps, Stella, Picks Up Guinness

    03/23/2007 1:08:53 PM PDT · by toddlintown · 23 replies · 894+ views
    Beer (& More) In Food ^ | 3-23-07 | Bob Skilnik
    With an acrimonious divorce dragging on through the courts, youd think a 64-year old man might learn something. Not Sir Paul McCartney. Hes formed a bond with Sabrina Guinness, a former girlfriend of Prince Charles and heiress to the beer dynasty. After Australias Herald Sun finishes listing her laundry list of suitors, you get the feeling that The Cute One is reaching for the bottom of the barrel.