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2 hrs ago | CNET

Australian team smashes 26-year-old electric car world record

UNSW's Sunswift eVe has broken a long standing electric car speed record and now shifts gears to make the car street legal.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Pacific Travel, New South Wales, Australia Travel, Australia Travel

4 hrs ago | Brand Republic

Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock helps BBC Worldwide return A 173.8m to BBC

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, generated sales of A 1.04bn in the year to 31 March, propelled by the international licensing of top shows Sherlock, Top of the Lake and Doctor Who.


Tue Jul 22, 2014

97.5 FM

Good News for 'Simpsons' Fans

Simpsons fans, you CANNOT miss this the entire Simpsons series will soon be released online, BUT FIRST FXX will be hosting a marathon of the entire series AND the movie.


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Gigabyte Oc Contest Winner Breaks World Record

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the winners of the GIGABYTE CATZILLA OC Contest hosted on



Congratulations?: Man Sets Record For Most Tattoos Of A Single Cartoon Character With 41 Homers

Meet 27-year old New Zealander Lee Weir. Lee was just confirmed to hold the Guinness World Record for 'most tattoos of the same cartoon character tattooed on the body'.


BBC News

Fire tackled at Science Centre tower

The crew of HMS Bangor, which is moored on the River Clyde near the centre, were reported to have put out the flames before the fire service arrived.


Northern Life

New Guinness record shakes up Big Nickel birthday bash

Big Nickel creator Ted Szilva did his part to help Sudbury capture the Guinness World Record for the largest coin mosaic ever created.


Hoboken's Guitar Bar Aims for World Music Record

Hoboken's Guitar Bar is looking to set a world record Thursday at Sinatra Park for the most people playing one song at the same time.


Related Topix: Hoboken, NJ, Pop/Rock, The Velvet Underground

Alabama Live

Re-scheduled, scaled-down LA Gumbo Festival to be held Oct. 4 in Orange Beach

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama - The second annual Lower Alabama Gumbo Festival has been rescheduled and scaled down to a one-day event to be held 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Oct. 4 at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Ala.


Related Topix: Orange Beach, AL, TV, Electronics

Wise County Messenger Online

Monday, July 21, 2014

REUNION BEGINS - The Wise County Old Settlers Reunion officially begins today. The annual Mr. and Miss Pageant for ages 6 months to 9 years is 7 tonight.


Related Topix: Wise County, TX, Social Software, Slidell, TX, Sanger, TX, Denton County, TX

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Egg-citement in the Bay as world record broken

It was all hands on deck today when 207 Bay of Plenty Polytechnic staff and students joined forces to break a Guinness World Record - for the 'most people dipping egg soldiers simultaneously'.


Related Topix: New Zealand, World News,

Bike Magazine

Cam Zink to attempt 100-foot backflip - Zink wants to break the ...

Cam Zink is known for going big, but no one, Zink included, has ever tried to go this huge.



Man sets Guinness World Record thanks to his multiple Homer Simpson tattoos

A New Zealand man with numerous tattoos of one of the most beloved patriarchs in television history is now the proud owner of his very own Guinness World Record.


CBS Local

A Talk With The 'Human Cannonball'

David "The Bullet" Smith Jr., 37, holds the Guinness World Record for the "greatest height achieved" after being launched from a cannon at 85 feet 4 inches.


Reno Gazette-Journal

Tennant: 1920s-30s drought damages land, man and beast

Tennant: 1920s-30s drought damages land, man and beast Columnist: Dry conditions in 1920s and '30s dried up local lush qualities.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Dayton, NV, Fallon, NV, Lyon County, NV, Fernley, NV


New World Record-Walking Mongolia

A new world record Walking Mongolia solo and unsupported, has been set by young explorer Ash Dykes, a 23 year from North Wales.


Related Topix: Mongolia, World News,

Sunday Herald

Record-breaker overcomes being caught between rock and hard place

Record-breaking adventurer Nick Hancock was forced to leap into the sea to finally get off the Atlantic Ocean rock he had been living on for 45 days.


Sun Jul 20, 2014

Air & Space

The 120,000-Foot Leap

Nick Piantanida still holds the record for the highest balloon flight, in 1966. His primitive gondola is in the National Air and Space Museum.


Related Topix: Roswell, NM

The Virginian-Pilot

Sea-level rise musical informs while entertaining

Playwright and composer Eric Schorr, left, and Virginia Stage Company's artistic director, Christopher Hanna, are posed in the Wells Theatre in Norfolk on Friday morning.


Related Topix: Virginia, Virginia Government, Arts, Theater

Simpsons fanatic covers himself in tattoos of Homer after being BANNED from watching series as child

Lee Weir's 41 tattoos earned him the prestigious title of world record holder for having the most tattoos of the same cartoon character tattooed on the body A Simpsons fanatic who was banned from watching the popular TV cartoon as a child has broken a world record after getting covered in tattoos of Homer Simpson.


Related Topix: Animated TV, The Simpsons, Comedy, Entertainment, Television