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51 min ago | The Globe and Mail

World-record breaking swimmer campaigns for ocean life

World-record breaking swimmer Ben Lecomte visits the Vancouver Aquarium to raise awareness for Earth Day and the importance of protecting our waterways.


5 hrs ago | The Argus

In-flight show to mark Shakespeare's birth

The Reduced Shakespeare Company will attempt to set a world record today when it performs an abridged version of the playwright's works at 37,000ft.


Tue Apr 22, 2014


Honda's Mean Mower Clocks In At 116MPH

Honda's Mean Mower is exactly what its name implies: mean. It's exactly that as it speeds down the road at a whopping 116MPH.


Related Topix: Honda Motorcycle, Motorcycles

Redmond Reporter

Egg dyers attempt to set Guinness World Record at Redmond Town Center

A throng of participants line up to dye eggs on Saturday at Redmond Town Center, whose representatives believe they set a Guinness World Record for 'The Most People Dyeing Eggs At One Time.'


City Paper

Year Two of Awesome Con Was Bigger, But Was It Better?

"Last year this was a local convention. This year, it's a national convention," said Awesome Con co-founder Steve Anderson at the convention, which took place this past weekend.


Related Topix: John Lewis, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Gaithersburg, MD

California Game and Fish

Florida Angler Catches 805-Pound Potential World Record Mako

Either there's something in the water, or a pair of Florida anglers have a knack for catching world record sharks.


Related Topix: Navarre, FL, Milton, FL

Houston Press

Getting Gluttonous With 100 Peeps In Two Minutes

Never has "getting one's 15 minutes" been easier, never has notoriety been more accessible, and never has the bar been lower for what qualifies as "newsworthy."


Related Topix: Matt Stone

Miltonkeynes Today

Injuries and dehydration force Milton Keynes five-a-side record attempt to be abandoned

A world record attempt to play five-a-side football for 72 hours non-stop had to be abandoned at the weekend.


Related Topix: Buckinghamshire County, England, United Kingdom, Northamptonshire County, England, Bedfordshire County, England

York Press

Chocolate-themed celebrations come to an end

Harry Lee, Head of Social Media at the York Festival of Chocolate, with youngsters and the decorated eggs they created as part of the festival events The city's biggest ever Chocolate Festival saw thousands of visitors flock to the chocolate market in Parliament Street, while other events around York included Easter fun at York Castle Museum, ... (more)


Related Topix: Life, Food, Chocolate, Food Festival, Holidays, Easter


World Record-Breaking Electric Vehicle Journey Crosses Finish Line

Today marks the completion of the record-setting Epic Electric American Road Trip , a 24-day, 12,183-mile battery-powered journey sponsored by electric vehicle software and information services company Recargo Inc. The trip is seeking Guinness World Record verification for longest vehicle journey ever taken using 100% electric power, and served to ... (more)


Related Topix: Tesla Model S, Sedan, Venice, CA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Deseret News

Salt Lake Comic Con balloon artist attempts, sets world record

Balloon artist John Reid attempted a new world record last Friday afternoon at Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience by creating the world's largest balloon sculpture ever made by a single person.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

Bonnaroo 2014 news: White, Mastodon release new songs, Bonnaroo wine contest

Less than 2 months out from the start of Bonnaroo and with a mostly full lineup announced, there's no official announcement from The Farm today, April 21, but that doesn't mean there isn't any news to talk about.


Related Topix: Drink, Wine

Mayfield Heights resident will attempt to break Guinness World Record April 27

Soon, Mayfield Heights resident and local children's entertainer Gary Pearlman will attempt to earn the Guinness World Record for World's Largest Free Floating Soap Bubble.


Related Topix: Mayfield Heights, OH

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

World record falls to Pembroke Pines piano prodigy

Prodigy pianist Ethan Bortnick has shared the stage with everyone from Elton John and Barbara Streisand to Il Volo and Katy Perry .


Related Topix: Pembroke Pines, FL, Il Volo


25 Romantic Words That Don't Exist in English But Should

Sometimes words aren't enough to communicate with the object of your affection-English words, that is.


Alabama Live

Help break Guinness World Record, win prizes at Huntsville's...

Gavin, age 8 months, models a cloth diaper, surrounded by other cloth diapers. Photographed at A Nurturing Moment in Huntsville, Ala.


Related Topix: Huntsville, AL, Family, Kids

Detroit News

Group officially sets Rosie the Riveter record

A group trying to save a portion of a former General Motors assembly plant where Rosie the Riveter once worked is the proud owner of a new Guinness World Record.


Related Topix: General Motors, Automakers

Daily Star


Real life Easter bunny Darius who weighs three-and-a-half stone, is officially the world's biggest rabbit and he has the appetite to match, munching through 12 carrots a day, as well as cabbage, apples and two large dog bowls full of rabbit mix.


Borehamwood and Elstree Times

Daredevil takes the plunge and breaks new diving record

Will Goodman, formerly of Aycliffe Road, Borehamwood, descended to 290m in the Indonesian ocean for a staggering nine hours and 57 minutes.


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Hertfordshire County, England,

DAVE Kates is attempting to set a world record - " for throwing the most punches in an hour.

Mr Kates, of Hill Road, Benfleet , is aiming to create the Guinness World Record - and raise cash for charity - by punching a bag 10,000 times in one hour.