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  • WATCHL: Trump Boat Parade 2020 in Clearwater, FL - Largest Boat Parade Ever? A New World Record?

    Now This Is A Rally! #Trump2020 – More energy than 2016! CLEARWATER, FL — “It’ll be nice to be in the open air, sunshine, maintain distance and support what we believe is the proper presidential choice,” Cliff Gehart, one of the organizers. More than 1,181 Trump supporters were expected Saturday morning, the organizing website states. That would break the Guinness World Record for largest boat parade, which was 1,180 in Malaysia on Sept. 13, 2014.
  • Sand dollar found in Florida might be new world record

    07/24/2020 12:27:29 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    UPI ^ | July 24, 2020 / 12:36 PM | By Ben Hooper
    An Ohio 11-year-old visiting Florida discovered what his family said might be a new world record for the largest sand dollar. Photo by mosaikweb/Pixabay.com ===================================================================== July 24 (UPI) -- An 11-year-old Ohio boy vacationing with his family in Florida discovered what his family believes could be a new record for the world's largest sand dollar. Syler Elliott, 11, of Newark, was visiting family in Destin when he took a boat ride with his father and uncle. Elliott said he spotted a sand dollar under water and decided to dive 12 to 15 feet to retrieve it. "I thought it was...
  • Marathon Record Shattered at Charleston Marathon by Man in Exoskeleton

    01/16/2020 8:41:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 15, 2020 | Andrew Dawson
    Adam Gorlitsky hit the wall hard during his second marathon attempt around the mile 20-mark this past Saturday at the Charleston Marathon in South Carolina. The only other time he had ever run this far was during his first marathon attempt last March at the Los Angeles Marathon. While battling against pain in his wrists and legs and pushing the limits on the motors on his ReWalk Robotic Exoskeleton, Gorlitsky fought on, not only hoping to capture his first marathon finish, but also better the world record for fastest marathon in a robotic walking machine. He did just that after...
  • Jeannie Rice Smashes Her Own Marathon World Record

    10/13/2019 8:02:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Runner's World ^ | Sarah Lorge Butler
    Jeannie Rice is faster at 71 than she was at 70. In October 2018, she stunned the running community when she broke 3:30 for a marathon, running 3:27:50 in Chicago. On September 29, almost one year later, she broke her own 70–74 world record in Berlin, running 3:24:48. She averaged 7:49 per mile. Rice, who splits her time between Mentor, Ohio, and Naples, Florida, ran even splits most of the race. All her 5Ks were in the 23-minute range, until the 35-kilometer mark (about 21.7 miles). Then she slowed to a 26:34. “I faded the last 5K, but I knew...
  • Iowa family's 26.6-inch-tall bull dubbed world's shortest by Guinness

    08/20/2019 10:59:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 20, 2019 / 1:16 PM | By Ben Hooper
    Aug. 20 (UPI) -- An Iowa family's 5-year-old bovine has been officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's shortest bull, standing at only 26.6 inches high. Heikens Ark Jupiter, aka Humphrey, was purchased by the Gardner family of Kelona in May 2017, and it was only after buying him that they discovered he wasn't a calf, he was a fully-grown 3-year-old miniature zebu bull. "It's hard for people to believe there are animals so small who are full-sized," owner Shelly Gardner said. "Most people, when they think of a bull, think of a large animal and he is...
  • 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...