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Colonel Meow, the cat with the longest fur in the world and the brooding face of an evil genius, has sadly passed away.

Guinness World Record for World Cancer Day

Daily newspapers in dozens of countries around the world supported Chris Geiger by publishing this feature. This enabled him to achieve a Guinness World Record, and more importantly created awareness on World Cancer Day.

The 50 Best ski resorts

Whether you’re looking for black-run thrills, après partying or beginner’s tuition, Kate Watson-Smyth has the essential guide to the world’s top spots for powder

US cat that's gone for the long stretch

A cat in Reno, Nevada, has broken the Guinness world record for the longest domestic cat.

Four-foot long cat breaks world record

A US cat broke the Guinness world record for the world's longest domestic cat.

Nepal: Shortest boy grows into a man

Khagendra Thapa Magar of Nepal is a little man facing a big day. Today – his 18th birthday – assuming his height is confirmed at 25.8 inches (just under 66cm), he will officially be named the world's shortest man.

Corrie scoops world records

Coronation Street landed a pair of world records today as it prepares to mark its 50th birthday.

'World's Oldest Man' celebrates 114th birthday

A US resident believed to be the world's oldest man celebrated his 114th birthday at a retirement home.

Lawsuit pest sued by officials

A prisoner who has filed more than 3,800 lawsuits and targeted the famous, the infamous and even the long-dead, is now himself being sued by US officials who want him to stop.

Colombian is world's shortest man

Edward Nino Hernandez is in many ways a typical 24-year-old Colombian male. He loves to dance reggaeton, dreams of owning a car — preferably a Mercedes— and wants to see the world.

Branson aims for cross-channel record

Sir Richard Branson will attempt to set two world records today when he kite-boards across the English Channel to celebrate his 60th birthday.

Climber, 82, sets new world record for Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro began forming in Africa's Great Rift Valley around a million years ago. George Solt, from Buckinghamshire, has not been around for quite as long as that, but at the age of 82, he has become the oldest man to climb the world's largest free-standing mountain.

Tom Jones set to become oldest male chart topper

Sir Tom Jones is on course to become the oldest male musician to have a UK number one album, with his record Praise And Blame leading the way in midweek sales.

BBC Worldwide posts record profits of £145m

BBC Worldwide, the broadcaster's commercial arm, hit record annual profits of £145.2m as programmes including Doctor Who proved hugely popular around the world last year.

DVD: Beyond the Pole (15)

Two hapless environmental crusaders set off on the world's first unassisted, carbon-neutral, organic, vegetarian trek to the North Pole.

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