Colonel Meow, the cat with the longest fur in the world and the brooding face of an evil genius, has sadly passed away.
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Thursday 13 June 2013
She’s the world’s oldest woman?
Wednesday 12 June 2013
Title of world's oldest person now goes to 115-year-old Japanese woman Misao Okawa
Saturday 18 May 2013
In the roll-call of student summer reading certain volumes stand out, including Desmond Morris's body language phenomenon The Naked Ape and Richard Bach's Jonathan Livingston Seagull. To those can be added a volume by Robert M Pirsig that snuggled its way into every hitchhiker's hand-crocheted body satchel. Unlike Bach, whose books were like being hit with a wiffle bat full of pot-pourri, Pirsig is the real deal. Born in 1928, this precocious university student was eventually expelled for studying too hard, after growing bewildered by the choice of multiple hypotheses in his chosen field, biochemistry. Overwhelmed by the limitations of science, he tackled Eastern philosophy instead, spending time in India before returning to a US college.
Friday 17 May 2013
An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer has begun his attempt to scale Mount Everest, in an effort to reclaim his title as the oldest man to reach the summit.
Monday 13 May 2013
If chief executive Adam Crozier wants to make ITV more appealing to American investors, he looks to be going about it the right way.
Monday 29 April 2013
Sailendra Nath Roy was famous for stunts using his hair
Sunday 14 April 2013
A Nepalese man has set a world record for the longest broadcast by a television presenter after remaining on air for 62 hours and 12 minutes.
Monday 11 March 2013
TV star Miranda Hart has thrown Red Nose Day plans into chaos after suffering an ankle injury - by stumbling in her high heels.
Monday 11 March 2013
Eighties stars Tony Hadley and Kim Wilde sang their way into the record books today after performing the highest ever concert together on a jumbo jet.
Friday 08 March 2013
Presenter Graham Norton has set a new world record with his BBC chat show marathon - and raised more than £1 million for charity.
Monday 25 February 2013
A Nepalese woman mountaineer has been recognised by Guinness World Records for climbing Mount Everest twice in the same climbing season.
Monday 18 February 2013
Eighties chart stars including Tony Hadley and Kim Wilde are to try to set a new world record for the world's highest gig.
Friday 01 February 2013
The comic who plays Judas Iscariot says auto-tuning his voice is 'f***ing rude' and 'insulting'
Cyprus forced to reprint all 575,000 presidential election ballot slips after candidate uses Guinness World Records logo
Wednesday 30 January 2013
Cyprus has been forced to reprint all 575,000 ballot slips for next month’s presidential election after Guinness World Records objected to a candidate’s use of its logo.
Sunday 27 January 2013
Graham Hughes has visited every country in the world – without flying
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
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