Bloodhound SSC will attempt to set a new standard in South Africa's Kalahari desert
Colonel Meow, the cat with the longest fur in the world and the brooding face of an evil genius, has sadly passed away.
Deep inside a complex of secret tunnels in the Highlands stirs a sound which will reverberate through the ages. The world record for the longest echo ever discovered has been shattered by a hidden network of oil storage tanks in Rossshire.
A look ahead to this weekend’s Divisional Playoff match at CenturyLink Field in Seattle
Newly analysed data showed the temperature plunged to -93.2C (-135.8F) in August 2010
And there are more than 30 miles of cable - plus a few neighbours who aren't on speaking terms
Two tracks recorded by West Coast rapper Daz Dillinger have appeared in GTA
Crime epic is the fastest "entertainment property" to reach $1 billion in sales
Performers arrive from all over the world for display of 'the joy of Irish dance'
He is already considering his next death-defying feat in New York
She’s the world’s oldest woman?
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.
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.
TV star Miranda Hart has thrown Red Nose Day plans into chaos after suffering an ankle injury - by stumbling in her high heels.
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.
Presenter Graham Norton has set a new world record with his BBC chat show marathon - and raised more than £1 million for charity.