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Balinese children wearing traditional costumes dance during a parade for this year's last sundown in Bali island, Indonesia on New Year's Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Revelers start ringing in 2014 with fireworks

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Exploding fireworks sprayed from the sails of the Sydney Opera House and the Australian city’s harbor bridge at midnight Tuesday as the world ushered in a new year. More than 1 […]

12/31/2013

Michael Thomasson in the basement of his suburban Buffalo home, where he stores his collection of video games.  (AP Photo/Brianna Blank)

Man’s 10,607 video games secure Guinness title

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Maybe it was getting his first video game, Cosmic Avenger, for Christmas at age 12, and then having to wait an entire year for the hard-to-land Colecovision console to play it […]

12/24/2013

Dressed in red, green and black hoodies, 852 Thai students gather together to break the Guinness World Record for forming the largest human Christmas tree in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

852 Thai children set human Christmas tree record

BANGKOK (AP) — Christmas is not a holiday in predominantly Buddhist Thailand, and its palm trees outnumber pines, but the country still set a world record with its holiday spirit. One of the country’s largest […]

11/22/2013

This Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 photo released by the University of Massachusetts Amherst media relations website shows a fruit salad prepared on campus, and weighing more than 15,000 pounds. (AP Photo/University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

UMass students feast on 15,000-pound fruit salad

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — In what’s become an annual tradition, the University of Massachusetts celebrated the start of the new academic year with a delicious, healthy, record-breaking dish. About 500 students and staff at the […]

09/03/2013

Adam Carolla

Adam Carolla on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with radio personality, television host, comedian, and actor Adam Carolla. He hosts, The Adam Carolla Show, a talk show that set a Guinness World Record for the “most downloaded podcast.”

07/11/2013

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Illinois school boasts 24 sets of twins

WILMETTE, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago-area middle school is hoping to claim the world record for the most sets of twins in one grade. Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette has 24 sets of twins in […]

06/10/2013

Nik Wallenda

Wallenda crosses Fla. tightrope 200 feet over road

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Famed tightrope walker Nik Wallenda crossed 200 feet over an oceanfront highway in Sarasota on a wire without a safety harness or net.

01/29/2013

Dina Manfredini, certified as the world's oldest person by Guinness World Records, has died. (Photo credit: Guinness World Records)

115-year-old woman dies, was world’s oldest person

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 115-year-old Iowa woman’s granddaughter says the woman has died less than two weeks after inheriting the title of world’s oldest person.

12/17/2012

World’s tallest woman dies in China at age 39

BEIJING (AP) – The world’s tallest woman has died in eastern China. She was 39. Chinese state media say Yao Defen died on Nov. 13 at her home in China’s eastern province of Anhui.

12/05/2012

Farmer makes corn maze shaped like QR code (video)

A farm in Canada has created a corn maze which is believed to be the world’s largest Quick Response code. The Kraay family says they recently received a Guinness World Record certificate for 29,000 square-meter […]

09/16/2012

LAPD detective vies to set ferris wheel record

(CNS) – A Los Angeles Police Department detective today began an attempt at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier to break the Guinness World Record for the longest ride on a Ferris wheel. Detective […]

05/31/2012

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