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  • The World’s Longest Sniper Kill: The Enemy Shot Dead at 3,871 Yards

    01/22/2018 5:44:52 AM PST · by billorites · 76 replies
    National Interest ^ | January 20, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    In mid-2017, the sniping community was rocked by incredible news: a Canadian sniper team operating in the Middle East had made a successful kill at a distance of more than two miles. The team, deployed to fight the Islamic State, killed an ISIS fighter at a distance of 3,871 yards. The shot was a record breaker and more than a thousand yards farther than the previous world record. The shot, which bordered on the impossible, was made only slightly less so by the skill of the snipers involved. On June 22, 2017 the Globe and Mail [3] reported that two...
  • Bella Twin, Little Woman with a Little Gun, a Big Bear, and a Cold Front

    06/17/2017 7:22:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 10 May, 1953, a front was passing through Slave Lake, a village on the South shore of Lesser Slave Lake in  Alberta, Canada.  It was cool, cloudy, and windy. A 63-year-old Cree grandmother and her partner were hunting small game near Florida Lake.  The wind was from the NE, at 12 to 24 mph. At dawn, the temperature had been 40 degrees F. On the morning of the 11th it would be 35 degrees F.  The high for the 10th was 58 degrees. Bella Twin and her partner Dave Auger were going to make hunting history. They were...
  • Rifle Used to Shoot World Record Whitetail: Knight Disc Extreme?

    02/12/2017 4:20:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    There have been many stories written about the likely new world record non-typical whitetail taken by Stephen Tucker in Tennessee.  It has been written about in The Tennessean, The New York Times, North American Whitetail, CNN, Fox News and Field and Stream.  Field and Stream is the only place I found a photograph of Stephen with his rifle.  The rifle part of the picture was rotated and cropped.  You see it above. None of the articles I have read identify the rifle. Shooters are naturally curious about what hardware was used to take a world record trophy. I believe...
  • Largest diamond in over century found in Botswana [1,111 Carats]

    11/19/2015 9:01:52 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    phys.org ^ | November 19, 2015 | Staff
    A picture from the Lucara Diamond Corporation of the 1,111 carat gem quality, Type IIa diamond ============================================================================================================================================ A 1,111 carat "high quality diamond" has been discovered at a mine in Botswana, said to be the biggest find in more than a century, according to the mine company. The gem, only second in size to the Cullinan diamond which was unearthered in South Africa in 1905, was mined by Lucara Diamond Corp. "The magnificent stone, which originated from the south lobe of Lucara's Karowe Mine, is the world second largest gem quality diamond ever recovered and largest ever to be recovered...
  • What .22 Rifle did Bella Twin use to Kill a World Record Grizzly in 1953?

    11/17/2014 3:59:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In this famous photograph by Bruno Engler, Bella Twin is shown with the hide from the world record grizzly bear that she shot in 1953 with a single shot .22 rifle.  The question is, what rifle is she holding?   It has been written that Jack O'Conner "heard" that it was an old Stevens single shot.   But as he only "heard" this, I do not think it is at all definitive.  This is said to be from page 304 of "The Hunting Rifle", published in 1953.   Given that the bear was shot in 1953, and the reference was near the...
  • Alaska hunter bags world record grizzly bear

    05/08/2014 5:46:56 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 57 replies
    foxnews ^ | May 06, 2014
    Larry Fitzgerald and a pal were moose hunting near Fairbanks, Alaska, when they came across fresh bear tracks in the snow. Three hours later, the auto body man had taken down the grizzly that left the prints, an enormous bruin that stood nearly 9 feet tall and earned Fitzgerald a place in the record books.
  • World’s oldest man dies in NY at age 112

    09/14/2013 6:53:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2013 8:47 PM EDT
    The world’s oldest man, a 112-year-old self-taught musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado from western New York, has died. He was 112. Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez died Friday at a nursing home in Grand Island, according to Robert Young, senior gerontology consultant with Guinness World Records. Sanchez-Blazquez became the world’s oldest man when Jiroemon Kimura died June 12 at age 116. …
  • World's oldest man Jiroemon Kimura dies at 116 after life which spanned three centuries

    06/12/2013 6:32:24 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 48 replies
    Japan's Jiroemon Kimura, who was born in 1897, died in hospital early Wednesday morning, Kyodo News cited the local government as saying. Mr Kimura, from Kyotango in Kyoto Prefecture, was recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living person in December 2012 when a woman from the United States died at the age of 115.
  • Giant Crocodile Breaks Size Record—Suspected in Fatal Attacks

    07/08/2012 3:52:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    National Geographic ^ | July 2, 2012 | Christine Dell'Amore
    Lolong beats previous record-holder by more than two feet.Lolong has hit the big time—at 20.24 feet (6.17 meters) long, the saltwater crocodile is officially the largest in captivity, the Guinness World Records announced recently. Suspected of attacking several people and killing two, the giant reptile was captured alive in the Philippines' Bunawan township (map) last September. (See pictures of Lolong's capture.) The Guinness listing is based on data by experts including crocodile zoologist Adam Britton, who measured the beast in his home, the new Bunawan Eco-Park and Research Centre. (Read more about Lolong's Guinness World Record listing.) Initially wary of...
  • New world record for world's fastest toilet on wheels

    05/02/2012 8:13:32 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/2/12 | BBC
    A new and unusual land speed record has been set in Australia - for the fastest motorised toilet. Canadian stunt woman Jolene Van Vugt recorded a speed of 75km/h (46mph) at in Sydney, beating the previous record by 7km/h. "I flew into Australia yesterday and came out here to jump straight on the toilet," she said. "That was so fun and I'm stoked to get the record." In order to win the title she was timed over 100m (330ft) in both directions.
  • PYTHON EATS 76-POUND DEER IN FLORIDA

    11/11/2011 1:09:23 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 137 replies · 1+ views
    CleanTV.com ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV.com
    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 Commission’s exotic species coordinator Scott Hardin, if these huge snakes aren’t 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 beast’s belly have to measure in order to covert a 76 pound Bambi into breakfast? 44 inches. Oh, and what is the average...
  • SURFER BREAKS WORLD RECORD RIDING 90 FOOT WAVE!

    11/11/2011 12:12:09 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 23 replies
    CleanTV.com ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV.com
    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!
  • Salt Lake City underwear run sets world record ('Utah Undie Run' protests Utah's uptight laws)

    10/14/2011 1:55:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/6/11 | AP
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A protest of Utah's uptight laws that featured people running through the streets of Salt Lake City in their underwear has set a new world record. Guinness World Records says the Utah Undie Run broke the previous record for largest gathering of people wearing only underpants or knickers by 1,720 people. .. 2,270 people stripped to their underwear during the Utah Undie Run on Sept. 24. .. previous record of 550 people .. set last year in Great Britain.
  • world biggest afro 2012

    09/16/2011 2:18:28 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 15 replies
    Youtube video about the World's biggest afro.
  • 'I blame my genes' 700lb Californian woman enters record books as the world's fattest woman

    09/08/2011 5:10:07 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 72 replies
    DailyMail.co.UK ^ | 8th September 2011 | John Stevens
    FULL TITLE: 'I blame it on my genes': 700lb Californian woman enters the record books as the world's fattest woman After reaching 700 pounds, Pauline Potter has officially entered the record books as the world's heaviest woman. But the 47-year-old from Sacramento, California, now says she wants to lose weight so she can enjoy every day life again. Mrs Potter had boasted that men think she is a 'sex goddess' and she has 'fantastic sex every day', but she now struggles with daily life and cannot turn over in bed and or fit in her car. She wants to lose...
  • A child at sea - Laura Dekker's Quest for a World Sailing Record

    05/13/2011 12:18:26 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 37 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | May 13th 2011 | Cathrin Gilbert
    Fifteen-year-old Laura Dekker aims to become the youngest woman to sail around the world. Despite efforts by Dutch youth welfare officials to prevent the teen from making her record-breaking solo voyage, she is now underway on her yacht, the Guppy. Now her parents are plagued by remorse. The small dinghy hisses past the wooden pylons and out into the open sea. It's shortly after midnight. The girl at the helm is wearing flip-flops and denim shorts. The lights in the harbor of Kralendijk on the Caribbean island of Bonaire have already faded into the distance when there is a loud...
  • Happy Birthday fatima!!

    03/04/2011 8:48:46 PM PST · by Brad’s Gramma · 133 replies
    Top Secret | March 4, 2011 | No One
    Happy Birthday fatima!!!
  • Thai couples break World Record for longest kiss

    02/14/2011 8:31:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02/14/2011
    Fourteen couples have taken part in a kissing competition for Valentine's Day at Pattaya City, Thailand. Seven have surpassed the previous record of 32 hours 7 minutes and 14 seconds, set in Germany in 2009, and are now competing against each other. The couples began kissing at 11pm GMT on Saturday and have remained with locked lips without sitting nor sleeping ever since. Competitors are allowed to eat, drink and use the lavatory, provided they do not break their embrace. The pair that manages to maintain their kiss the longest will receive a diamond ring worth 50,000 baht (£1,016) and...
  • Engadget's Darren Murph nabs Guinness World Record for most blog posts ever written!

    10/05/2010 12:17:10 PM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 20 replies
    Engadget ^ | Oct 5th, 2010 | Joshua Topolsky
    We always knew Darren Murph had oodles of talent and was extremely prolific -- but now the man has got the paper to seriously prove it. Our own Mr. Murph was just awarded the Guinness World Record for most posts ever by a blogger. Not only is this a first for Darren, it's a first for Guinness as well, creating a new category for the group. Darren joined Engadget in July of 2006 (his first post is here), and almost four years to the day (when these numbers were submitted to Guinness) he'd arrived at 17,212 individual posts (since surpassed,...
  • Naked rollercoaster record smashed

    08/11/2010 1:07:07 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Courier Mail (AU) ^ | August 09, 2010 | Staff Writers
    MORE than 100 thrill-seekers have ridden a rollercoaster naked, smashing the world record. The 102 naked adrenaline junkies rode into the record books on the Green Scream Rollercoaster at Southend-on-Sea, England. The attempt broke the previous record by 70 riders and raised $38,000 for Southend Hospital’s cancer research foundation’s Bosom Pals Appeal. Bosom Pals fundraiser manager Barbara Warner praised everyone for baring all for the charity. "It takes a lot of nerve to take off all your clothes in front of 102 complete strangers, plus the world's media - so we would like to say a massive thank you,” she...