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3 hrs ago | Gazette Series

Record-breaking Castle School raises money for Sierra Leonean school

SR_268_001 Castle School pupil in Thornbury passing a hula hoop along a human chain to break the world record RECORD-breakers from The Castle School in Thornbury raised money for a school in Sierra Leone after a 653-strong student chain passed through a hula hoop.

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Related Topix: Sierra Leone, Africa, World News

7 hrs ago | MLive.com

LaughFest 2014 had a $3.2 million economic impact on Grand Rapids

Gilda's LaughFest 2014 had a $3.2 million economic impact on Grand Rapids during the festival of laughter that brought Jay Leno, Lily Tomlin, Chris Tucker and Jim Gaffigan to town.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Hailsham Today

Charity cyclist sets new Guinness World Record

Robert Grew is raising funds for St. Wilfrid's Hospice and the Tuesday O'Hara Fund with a 3,000 mile cycle ride.

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Dallas Morning News

'The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection' is currently free to download on Origin

The Sims series is kind of popular. By "kind of popular" I mean "the original game won the Guiness World Record for best-selling PC game of all time after selling 16 million copies."

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Related Topix: Electronic Arts, The Sims, The Sims Studio

KETK

Jen tries the 'World's Hottest Burrito'

Smokin' Ed's Carolina Reaper, the Guinness World Record Holder for Hottest Chile Pepper, is now available at Salsarita's Fresh Cantina.

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CNET News.com

Android keyboard Fleksy adds colorful themes, new languages

Minimalist Android keyboard app Fleksy is getting a makeover Wednesday with version 3.0. The updated app adds a store where you can purchase and download themes that add a bit of flair to this otherwise simple black and white keyboard.

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Mirror.co.uk

Daredevil sets new world record slacklining 554 feet on cord 55 storeys high between skyscrapers

Astonished spectators watched every precarious step from the streets below as the American took just over an hour to set what organisers said was a world record for solo slacklining - the bouncy version of tightrope walking.

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OregonLive.com

River huggers unite! The Big Float continues to push Portland to get into the Willamette

The organizers of The Big Float love the Willamette River. How much do they love it? Enough to throw it a parade, a party and a massive gathering on inner tubes, launched from a beach they recently created to encourage Portlanders to get in the water.

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Related Topix: Downtown (Portland, OR), Portland, OR, Entertainment

Get Reading

Loom Bands Swap Shop comes to Reading

Hobbycraft in the Forbury Retail Park is hosting a free Loom Bands Swap Shop on Saturday, July 26, for loom lovers to swap their bands with other fans.

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CNET News.com

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.

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

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.

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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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[H]ard OCP

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 HWBOT.org.

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Hedonistica

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'.

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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.

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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.

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Patch.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Scoop

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'.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News,

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