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2 hrs ago | Free Republic

Saudi Arabia to begin building world’s tallest skyscraper

Saudi Arabia is scheduled to begin building the world's tallest tower next week, which will soar 1km in to the sky when completed.


6 hrs ago | City Paper

The Needle: D.C.'s Politically Unengaged

The Invisible Voters : All the absentee and provisional votes from the April 1 primary have been counted, and it's official: It had the lowest turnout of any mayoral primary since the beginning of home rule in 1974.


8 hrs ago | ABC News

World's Tallest Building Set for Construction in Saudi Arabia

Construction for the world's tallest skyscraper is set to start next week in Saudi Arabia, according to local media.


9 hrs ago | Denver Post

Physically challenged Colorado teen attempting world record plank time

Ury turned 16 Thursday, and while most kids turning her age clamor for a driver's license, she has set her sights on breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest plank by a female.


Related Topix: Colorado

9 hrs ago | Roll Call

Shunned Superheroes at Capitol Reflecting Pool

Awesome Con made a valiant effort to break the world record for assembled superheroes on Friday at the Capitol Reflecting Pool, but fell short .


Related Topix: Washington DC

10 hrs ago | KEYC Television, Mankato, MN

5 Year Old Minnesota Boy Breaks High Five Record

Hundreds turned out to help a Minnesota boy with a rare form of cancer break the world record for most high-fives in a minute.


12 hrs ago | Daily Mail

World Record Holy Week carpet in Guatemala measures a whopping 6,600ft long

They are the colourful carpets used to coat the streets of Guatemala's cities during their iconic Easter Holy Week processions.


Related Topix: Travel

17 hrs ago | Cotswold Journal

Former Chippy mayor prepares for South Pole with Everest trek

ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Jan Meek who is trekking to Everest Base Camp in preparation for an exhibition to the South Pole A FORMER mayor of Chipping Norton and triple Guinness World Record holder is on her way to Everest Basecamp in preparation for an amazing expedition to the South Pole.


Related Topix: Top-of-the-World, AZ, Oxfordshire County, England

19 hrs ago | Daily Press & Argus

Thousands hop to it in quest for record

Spring came bounding in Thursday with what just might have been a record. Several thousand dancers tried to set a Guinness World Record for the bunny hop during a marshmallow drop and Easter egg hunt at Genoa Township Park.


Related Topix: Michigan

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Bangkok Post

Guatemalan Catholics set sawdust carpet...

Thousands of Guatemalan Catholics broke their own Guinness record for the world's longest sawdust carpet Thursday with a multi-colored masterpiece stretching down the main avenue of the capital's historic center.


Crescent City Classic men's field spans all disciplines in 2014

The Kenyan world record holder doesn't hail from New Orleans - in fact, it's his first time in the city - but the race distance and surface are his ultimate comfort zone.


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Recreational Vehicle, Marathon

KLTV Tyler

Does your school hold a Guinness world record? LeTourneau does

LeTourneau University, like most schools, has not been known for breaking world records...until now.


Related Topix: LeTourneau University


Chalk Jesus: Texas church goes for world record chalk portrait

April 17, 2014: Just days before Easter, a North Texas church is attempting a world record size chalk portrait of Jesus Christ.


WWRM-FM Saint Petersburg

Message in a bottle found after a century at sea

A fisherman in Germany found a 101-year-old message in a bottle while fishing on the Baltic Sea and now the message has been shown to the family of the man who wrote it.


Miltonkeynes Today

Mirus IT All Stars aim for footie world record

While the rest of us are tucking into our Easter eggs an intrepid team from business computer services company, Mirus IT Solutions of Milton Keynes, will be slogging it out on the football field attempting to break a Guinness World Record.


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

WFAA-TV Dallas

Grapevine church sets world record with largest chalk portrait of Jesus

In celebration of Easter, people joined together at the Fellowship Church in Grapevine to create the world's largest chalk portrait of Jesus.


World's biggest umbrella dance as 10,000 take part in record breaking festival performance

A new world record was set by people from China's Dai ethnic group as the largest ever traditional umbrella dance took place in Jinghong City A stunning spectacle of colour and motion was on show as Chinese dancers performed the world's biggest ever umbrella dance.


Korea Herald

Beckham of violin' coming to Korea

David Garrett, a crossover violinist, is set to dazzle local audiences with a movie, new album and concerts.


Related Topix: Classical, Paganini, Anonymous

Click Orlando


It's another salvo in the ongoing fast-food breakfast war: McDonald's announced Friday that it will offer customers nationwide a free cup of McCafe coffee for two weeks.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Fast Food

The Post Game

Core Strength: 28 Planks That Are Probably Missing From Your Workout

Shortly after fitness enthusiasts realized the importance of core strength, the plank took over as the most popular core exercise on the planet.