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  • Largest diamond in over century found in Botswana [1,111 Carats]

    11/19/2015 9:01:52 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | 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.

    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 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...

    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!
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Record Sized Blue Catfish Caught on Missouri River (video)

    07/25/2010 1:00:14 PM PDT · by Korah · 18 replies
    Gate ^ | July 21, 2010 10:09 AM | Chuck Wolk
    Check out this video of a world record 130 Pound Blue Catfish caught in the Missouri River. The fish was caught using a fillet from an Asian carp that jumped into their boat.  After the catfish was reeled to the boat, it took the couple another 30 minutes to haul it into the boat. For those who understand the ins and outs of fishing.  It was caught using a Penn 320 Reel with a 40lb test Monofilament fishing line. It officially weighed in at 130lbs, 57 inches in length with a girth of 46 inches. It is also being...
  • 130lb World Record Blue Catfish Caught (video)

    07/21/2010 11:04:34 AM PDT · by OneVike · 54 replies · 5+ views
    Check out this video of a world record 130 Pound Blue Catfish caught in the Missouri River. The fish was caught using a fillet from an Asian carp that jumped into their boat.  After the catfish was reeled to the boat, it took the couple another 30 minutes to haul it into the boat. For those who understand the ins and outs of fishing.  It was caught using a Penn 320 Reel with a 40lb test Monofilament fishing line. Follow the link below to see the video news report of the 130lb World Record Blue Catfish Caught
  • Abu Dhabi 'leaning tower' now beats Pisa (see for yourself)

    06/06/2010 7:44:03 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 88 replies · 2,763+ views
    Courier Mail ^ | 06/06/10
    Abu Dhabi 'leaning tower' now beats Pisa * From: AFP * June 06, 2010 10:45PM AN Abu Dhabi tower has been recognised as the "furthest-leaning man-made tower" in the world by Guinness World Records. The 160-metre Capital Gate tower, developed by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company, leans at 18 degrees - over four times the angle of Italy's famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, Khaleej Times reported. ADNEC said the tower earned the record following an evaluation by Guinness World Records that began in January, the month the tower's exterior was completed, Gulf News reported
  • Woman aims to become world's fattest

    03/15/2010 9:28:13 AM PDT · by RedDogzRule · 30 replies · 1,118+ views
    9MSN (Australia) ^ | 3/15/10 | nineMSNstaff
    An obese mother in the US is trying to put on weight in order to become the world's fattest woman. Donna Simpson, from New Jersey, weighs 273kg but told the Daily Mail newspaper she had her heart set on reaching her goal weight of 1000lb (450kg) in two years. The 42-year-old already holds the title of the world's fattest mother after giving birth to her daughter in 2007 when she weighed 241kg. "I'd love to be 1000lb ... it might be hard though, running after my daughter keeps my weight down," Ms Simpson told the Daily Mail.
  • Diamond Sold for Record Breaking $35.3M

    02/26/2010 2:16:49 PM PST · by cajuncow · 5 replies · 549+ views
    CBS News ^ | 2-26-10 | Associated Press
    AP) A 507-carat diamond as big as a chicken's egg sold for $35.3 million, breaking the record for the highest price ever paid for a rough diamond, the supplier said Friday. The stone- which weighs just over 3.53 ounces - was estimated to be among the world's top 20 high-quality rough diamonds. It was discovered in September at South Africa's Cullinan mine. London-listed diamond supplier Petra Diamonds Ltd. said the gem was purchased by Hong Kong-based private jewelry retailer Chow Tai Fook Jewelry Co. Ltd.
  • Super Bowl sets record with 48 minutes of ads (3 minutes more than last year)

    02/08/2010 2:01:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 561+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/8/10 | Emily Fredrix - ap
    NEW YORK – Think Sunday night's Super Bowl seemed like it had a lot of ads? You're right. Commercials took up nearly 48 minutes of the game — the most for any Super Bowl. .. nearly 3 minutes longer than last year's total, the previous record holder. ... Commercials typically come in 30-second blocks — which sold this year for between $2.5 million and more than $3 million. But Kantar says seven of this year's 66 ads were just 15 seconds long. That's the most since 2002.
  • Meet 'Giant George' the 7ft-long blue great dane who could be the world's tallest dog

    01/31/2010 12:59:51 PM PST · by Daffynition · 36 replies · 5,451+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 24th December 2009 | Mail Foreign Service
    Standing at nearly 43 inches tall from paw to shoulder and weighing a staggering 245lbs could this be the world's new tallest dog? Pictured here in the parks of Tuscon, Arizona, George, a four-year-old blue great dane, looks more like a miniature horse than a dog. The gentle giant, who measures 7ft 3ins from nose to tail, could be a prime contender to take the title from the former record holder, Gibson, a harlequin Great Dane who passed away from cancer last August. Now George's owners, David and Christine Nasser, are awaiting confirmation from Guinness World Records to see if...
  • 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. Kellogg’s Special KR’s Sarah Mansfield said 287 bikini clad women descended upon Melrose Arch in Johannesburg on Saturday to help break the record for the “World’s 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...
  • Longest snake in captivity-world record set by Fluffy

    10/19/2009 8:50:27 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies · 6,015+ views
    worldrecordsacademy ^ | October 18, 2009
    Fluffy, a 24-foot python at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is measuring more than 24 feet long and weighed more than 300 pounds-which sets the new world record for the Longest snake in captivity.It was sold to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium by Oklahoma snake breeder and herpetologist Bob Clark. Fluffy, a reticulated python, the Longest snake in captivity, was loaned to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in 2007, and they paid Clark $35,000 to put the python on permanent display. "It isn’t even my snake anymore, but I’ve still got a relationship with it. I’m still proud,” he said....
  • Nepali teen bids for crown of world's smallest man ever (18years old, 22" tall!)

    10/15/2009 11:36:36 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 6 replies · 3,977+ views
    UK Times ^ | 15 OCT 09 | Rhys Blakely in Mumbai
    Nepali teen bids for crown of world's smallest man Khagendra Thapa Magar: the Nepali is 18 but weighs just 10lbs When Khagendra Thapa Magar, who weighs just 10lbs, turned 18 yesterday he submitted an application to the Guinness Book of World Records, hoping to realise his ambition of being recognised as the planet’s shortest man, a title currently held by He Pingping of China, who is 28.7 inches tall. If Mr Magar’s claim is verified, he could turn out to be the joint shortest man of all time, according to Guinness, equalling the late Gul Mohammed of Delhi, who also...
  • Sri Lankan Man Sets World Record for Breaking Wooden Bars with his Body - Video 9/21/09

    09/22/2009 9:27:27 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 3 replies · 265+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 22, 2008 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of a Sri Lankan man setting a new world record by enduring 29 wooden bars being broken over his body in one minute. The video shows the man being hit with the 2-inch thick wooden bars. The man is a martial arts champion. . . . . (VIDEO)
  • SoCal Teen To Become the Youngest to Sail Around the World

    07/15/2009 2:58:31 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 19 replies · 628+ views
    KTLA News ^ | July 15, 2009 | Staff
    MARINA DEL REY -- A teenager from Thousand Oaks is expected to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe alone when he arrives in Los Angeles Thursday morning. Zac Sunderland, who left Marina del Rey June 14, 2008 at age 16 and has been headed west ever since, is expected to arrive in his homeport at 10 a.m. Thursday to a hero's reception at Fisherman's Village. Zac turned 17 off Africa's Cape of Good Hope and is expected to be certified upon his arrival as the youngest person to circumnavigate the Earth alone by sailboat and the first person...
  • VIDEO: Grass Valley man [62 years old]sets new bench press world record

    05/29/2009 3:54:30 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 38 replies · 10,893+ views
    theunion ^ | May 28, 2009 | Brian Hamilton
    Dave Marba didn’t get into powerlifting to become one of the world’s strongest men. But after bench-pressing 501.2 pounds last weekend in Saturday, that’s exactly what he’s become. Marba’s lift at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters meet at the Mariott in Rancho Cordova set a new world record in the Men’s Masters 61-67 year-old age group in the 220-pound weight class. “I’m just getting better and getting stronger,” the 62-year-old Marba said by phone earlier this week. “I’ve hooked up with a body builder friend who know a lot about nutrition, so who knows how high I can...

    05/29/2009 11:33:19 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 16 replies · 858+ views
    Zac Sunderland The World Awaits ^ | May 29, 2009 | Zac Sunderland
    Zac Sunderland is attempting to be the youngest person in history to sail around the world alone. Though the goal is simple, achieving it is not. Sailing around the world is one of the oldest and most difficult adventures of all time. Man has tested himself against this task for over 500 hundred years. ...Zac is 17 years old, and he is growing up in Southern California. A year and a half ago, he had a dream to sail around the world. It would have been easy to dismiss such a far fetched fantasy, but Zac took his own money,...
  • Plucky D.C. Man Hopes He Grew a World Record for Longest Eyebrow Hair

    05/28/2009 9:24:31 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 30 replies · 2,620+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 28, 2009 | John Kelly
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It was tense in Brian Peterkin-Vertanesian's Mount Pleasant living room Tuesday night. He had come so far and was so close. But he had known heartache in the past, and to rush things now could spell disaster. For four years, it has been Brian's dream to grow the world's longest eyebrow hair. As Brian's friend and trainer Peter Mondale looked on, along with independent observers...Brian's wife used a pair of tweezers to spread a long, red eyebrow hair alongside a metal ruler sitting atop a wooden stool. Brian was kneeling, his forehead pressed against the stool, his...
  • World's Longest Hair?

    01/31/2009 6:06:29 PM PST · by bloodmeridian · 18 replies · 4,011+ views
    Bad Friggin' Hair ^ | 1/31/2009 | Dr. Dave
    Tran Van Hay's hair is sooooooo long, he curls it up and wraps a turban around his head. And this ain't your Osama turban. The Vietnamese man's hair is said to be a world record for men, at 6.3 m (20 ft 7 in)...(he's applied with the Guinness folks, but the length hasn't been verified).
  • Thai “Scorpion Queen” sets new world record (ewww!)

    01/25/2009 12:10:22 AM PST · by DemforBush · 6 replies · 972+ views
    The Vancouver Sun ^ | 1/24/09 | n/a
    PATTAYA, Thailand (Reuters Life!) - Thailand’s “Scorpion Queen” set a new world record on Saturday after living with thousands of deadly scorpions in a glass room for 33 days, beating her previous record by one day...
  • Los Angeles woman becomes world's oldest person

    01/03/2009 12:05:09 PM PST · by Loyalist · 26 replies · 1,244+ views
    Xinhua ^ | January 3, 2009
    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- A 114-year-old Los Angeles woman has become the oldest person in the world, hospital sources said on Saturday. Gertrude Baines, a resident of a nursing home, assumed that title when a 115-year-old woman in Portugal died Friday. Baines was born in 1894 when Grover Cleveland was U.S. president. Her parents were both slaves as children. She cast a ballot for Barack Obama in November's presidential election, according to the local media report. The previous holder of the title, a 115-year-old woman in Portugal named Maria de Jesus, died quietly after breakfast Friday. Hospital officials...
  • World's Oldest Person Dies at 115

    11/27/2008 4:36:04 PM PST · by WilliamReading · 23 replies · 726+ views
    SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (Nov. 27) — Edna Parker, who became the world’s oldest person more than a year ago, has died at age 115. UCLA gerontologist Dr. Stephen Coles said Parker’s great-nephew notified him that Parker died Wednesday at a nursing home in Shelbyville. She was 115 years, 220 days old, said Robert Young, a senior consultant for gerontology for Guinness World Records. Parker was born April 20, 1893, in central Indiana’s Morgan County and had been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest person since the 2007 death in Japan of Yone Minagawa, who was four months her...
  • Solar Record Shattered - Solar Car - Cool Photos

    11/05/2008 9:03:53 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 1,281+ views
    A Canadian man set a world distance record in his solar car this week. Marcelo da Luz and his Xof1 (Power Of One) Solar Car arrived in Victoria, British Columbia on Thursday (October 30, 2008) after having driven more than 15,150-kilometre in his hand-made solar car. He beat the previous record of the distance covered by a solar car by a mere 30kms. Luz spent more than half a million dollars of his own money and more than 9 years building his Xof1 and organizing his cross-country journey.
  • Sarah Palin sets 'SNL' ratings record

    10/19/2008 9:48:38 PM PDT · by BAW · 28 replies · 1,042+ views
    the live feed ^ | October 18, 2008 | James Hibberd
    Sarah Palin's visit to "Saturday Night Live" drew the show's highest overnight rating in 14 years. Last night's telecast, hosted by Josh Brolin and featuring musical guest Adele, averaged a 10.7 rating and 24 share in 56 metered markets, according to Nielsen Media Research. That's the highest overnight 'SNL' average since a 1994 episode that was hosted by Nancy Kerrigan and featured musical guest Aretha Franklin. Saturday's program also included appearances by Alec Baldwin, Mark Wahlberg, Oliver Stone and -- once again reprising her role as Palin -- Tina Fey. But it was the much-anticipated visit by the real Alaska...
  • Obama breaks fundraising record

    10/19/2008 10:29:19 AM PDT · by BAW · 36 replies · 922+ views
    BBC ^ | October 19, 2008
    US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama raised a record monthly total of more than $150m in September, his campaign says. The figure brought Mr Obama's total fundraising to $605m, dwarfing the total of his Republican rival. Mr Obama has opted out of the US campaign public financing system. Republican candidate John McCain chose to remain in the system. It limits him to $84m for the September-October period, ahead of November's election. Mr Obama is the first candidate not to take public financing since the system was introduced in the mid-1970s, and as a result he has no spending limit.
  • McCain speech viewership eclipses Obama's: Nielsen

    WASHINGTON (AFP) — Republican White House nominee John McCain earned a record 38.9 million television viewers during his convention speech, edging his rival Barack Obama's record from the previous week, the Nielsen group reported Friday. "Senator McCain amassed an audience of 38.9 million viewers for his speech on two fewer channels than were carrying Senator Obama's speech August 28 to 38.38 million viewers," Nielsen Media Research said in a statement.
  • Record numbers of viewers tune in to the GOP convention

    09/06/2008 12:35:26 PM PDT · by Clairity · 13 replies · 249+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sept. 6, 2008 | Kate Linthicum
    Nielsen reports that the Republicans averaged 34.5 million viewers over three nights, making the event the most-watched convention since the company began keeping records. ...the Democrats averaged 30.2 million viewers over four nights. White viewers flocked to their TVs for McCain's speech (32.2 million versus 27 million for Obama). But among African Americans, the reverse was true. About 7.5 million African Americans watched Obama's speech last week, whereas 3.1 million tuned in for McCain's.
  • Republican convention was most-watched convention on television -- ever...(Drudge)

    09/06/2008 1:31:03 AM PDT · by Lusis · 31 replies · 165+ views ^ | Sep 5 07:39 PM US/Eastern | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) - As a television draw, John McCain was every bit the equal of Barack Obama. The GOP presidential candidate attracted roughly the same number of viewers to his convention acceptance speech Thursday as Obama did before the Democrats last week, according to Nielsen Media Research. It marked the end of an astonishing run where more than 40 million people watched political speeches on three nights by Obama, McCain and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The Republican convention was the most-watched convention on television ever, beating a standard set by the Democrats a week earlier.
  • GOP Convention Most Watched Ever

    09/05/2008 8:19:12 PM PDT · by GVnana · 54 replies · 196+ views
    AP via Drudge Report ^ | 9/5/2008 | David Bauder
    McCain, Obama tied in TV audiences Sep 5 07:39 PM US/Eastern By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) - As a television draw, John McCain was every bit the equal of Barack Obama. The GOP presidential candidate attracted roughly the same number of viewers to his convention acceptance speech Thursday as Obama did before the Democrats last week, according to Nielsen Media Research. It marked the end of an astonishing run where more than 40 million people watched political speeches on three nights by Obama, McCain and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The Republican convention was the...
  • Breaking news: Pro-lifers unfurl world's largest sign at DNC

    08/26/2008 7:48:09 AM PDT · by The Shrew · 92 replies · 638+ views
    Jill Stanek - Pro-Life Pulse ^ | August 26, 2008 | Jill Stanek
    With a Fox News helicopter overhead and police at bay below, pro-lifers are more than halfway toward their official Guinness Book of World Records attempt to display the largest ever protest sign.
  • World's oldest living person dies at 116 in Ukraine

    12/16/2007 8:37:35 AM PST · by Grzegorz 246 · 73 replies · 730+ views
    RIA ^ | 16/ 12/ 2007
    LVOV, December 16 (RIA Novosti) - The planet's oldest living person, Grigoriy Nestor, died at the age of 116 in the Lvov Region in western Ukraine on Sunday. According to church documents and his passport, Nestor was born on March 15, 1891. Nestor, who worked as a shepherd in the village, used to say that he had lived to an old age because he had never been married and had not had his nervous system "undermined on the marital front." Nestor, who loved Ukrainian, Russian, German and Polish songs as he learnt them after living through the first and second...
  • North Korea claims Guinness record, thanks to Dear Leader

    08/17/2007 7:56:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 1,213+ views
    North Korea claims Guinness record, thanks to Dear Leader SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea yesterday claimed a world record for its annual Arirang mass performance - and said Dear Leader Kim Jong-Il deserves the credit. A certificate from Guinness World Records, attesting to the world's largest gymnastic and artistic performance, was handed over by Wu Xiaohong, a representative of the company, on August 15, according to the official Korean Central News Agency. "The representative said the grand gymnastic and artistic performance 'Arirang' could be successfully created thanks to the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il, and expressed deepest respect to...
  • World's tallest man marries, sweeps bride off feet

    07/12/2007 7:28:38 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 38 replies · 1,802+ views
    World's tallest man marries, sweeps bride off feet ERDOS, China (Reuters) - The world's tallest man married a woman two-thirds his size and almost half his age on Thursday in a traditional Mongolian ceremony sponsored by at least 15 companies hoping to cash in on his fame. Bao Xishun, 56, a 2.36-metre (7-ft, 9-inch) herdsman from China's vast Inner Mongolia region, was carried to his wedding on the back of a mobile yurt pulled by camels at the Genghis Khan holiday resort on the grasslands near Erdos city. Hundreds of people, some travelling for hours, turned up to see Bao...
  • Big day for the bride of world's tallest man

    07/10/2007 7:04:37 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 95 replies · 2,930+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/11/2007
    When the world's tallest man says "I do" later this week, it will be a big day in every sense. Bao Xishun and his fiancée after the rehearsal Bao Xishun, at 7ft 7in, is to marry Xia Shujuan, his 5ft 5in fiancée, at the Genghis Khan mausoleum in Inner Mongolia in a traditional ceremony. Rehearsals for the wedding yesterday fell a little short, however, as Mr Bao, 56, was forced to stoop to fit into the wedding tent. The couple had feared that they would be unable to live together because of a lack of suitable furniture. However, their problems...
  • Christian group sets world record in writing Bible

    07/10/2007 7:35:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies · 169+ views
    Bhopal, India, Jul 10, 2007 / 10:53 am (CNA).- A group of Christians set a new world record by writing out the entire Bible in 232 minutes. They chose to do this on the seventh day of the seventh month of the seventh year of the new millennium. An ecumenical team, which ranged in age from 11 to 77 and included priests, nuns, pastors, brothers, and lay people, was led by local layman Sunil Joseph, reported ICNS. Joseph set his own record in 2005 by writing out the Bible on his own in 123 days. The writing began at 5...
  • Largest Revolver in the world

    07/08/2007 7:11:32 AM PDT · by Revtwo · 106 replies · 7,988+ views
    Website ^ | unk. | PFEIFER ZELISKA
    PFEIFER ZELISKA REVOLVER Largest Revolver in the world. 28 mm Mr. Ryszard Tobys revolver, a copy of the Remington model 1859. Length 1260 mm. Guiness Record Award in 2005