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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Sunday 04 December 2011
A Somerset church may have broken the world record for the most people in a nativity scene.
Friday 18 November 2011
A British artist broke the Chinese-held record for the largest 3D painting yesterday as part of Guinness World Records Day.
Wednesday 31 August 2011
A retired breast cancer surgeon achieved his ambition of becoming the oldest person to swim the English Channel today.
Tuesday 30 August 2011
A 70-year-old retired breast cancer surgeon hopes to become the oldest person to swim the English Channel.
Saturday 30 July 2011
The aria - "Ebben? Ne andrò lontano" - famously adorning the films Diva and A Single Man is almost as ubiquitous as the eponymous heroine's name - which features in the Guinness Book of Records as being mentioned more times in Catalani's rarely performed opera than in any other.
Wednesday 13 July 2011
A Texas mother is waiting to find out if her hefty baby boy will make the record books as one of the biggest newborns in the state's history. JaMichael Brown was born on Friday in an east Texas hospital weighing a whopping 16lbs 1oz.
Monday 27 June 2011
Monday 20 June 2011
Four hundred people stripped naked and plunged into the sea in an attempt to break the world record for the biggest skinny dip.
Monday 30 May 2011
Forget Pisa's famous tower. The prized title of the "world's most leaning" building is being fought over by a handful of obscure German towns and villages, each with a teetering tower so askew that visitors are frequently warned not to climb them.
Last Night's TV: World's Tallest Man: Looking for Love/Channel 4<br />Breaking a Female Paedophile Ring/Channel 4
Friday 27 May 2011
There's something rather uncomfortable about Channel 4's Bodyshock series. That's not really a surprise, is it? The entire raison d'etre is to point and stare. And so it is that we've had films like The 27 Inch Man, Dad's Having a Baby and – a particular favourite – the poetically titled I Am the Elephant Man. The latest instalment is this: World's Tallest Man: Looking for Love. Combine that with the word "Bodyshock" and it sounds like a recipe for disaster. So, you know, expectations on the backburner.
Saturday 07 May 2011
Hundreds of boys in a Philippine city turned today for a daylong "circumcision party" to provide a safe, free procedure for a rite of passage that most local males undergo as preteens.
Friday 29 April 2011
Buster Martin, who died on 12 April, claimed to be the oldest-ever marathon runner at the age of 101. He ran the 2008 London Marathon in just under 10 hours, raising £20,000 for charity, and expected to be recognised as the oldest person to complete the distance, but was refused the accolade because he was unable to verify his age, amid suggestions that he could have been as "young" as 94.
Wednesday 16 February 2011
It was one long kiss for a couple – one record-breaking embrace for mankind.
Monday 07 February 2011
Sunday 06 February 2011
A 49-year-old former asthma sufferer set a Guinness World Record yesterday after crossing the finishing line of his 365th marathon in a year.
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