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Record Breaking

A Mad Way South: Kite Buggying Across the Sahara

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.17.2016 | Travel
Stefan Simanowitz

News that a madcap team of British adventurers have used snow kites to break the record for the fastest crossing of Greenland's ice cap reminds me of another record breaking journey by an even madder bunch of Antipodeans who use kite surfs to cross the Sahara.

Biggest Mountain Bike Backflip Makes History

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.16.2013 | Weird News

Get ready to lose your breath. Mountain biker Cam Zink has made history. For this year's Red Bull Rampage on the Oakley Icon Sender in Utah, Zink p...

A (Slackline) Walk To Remember

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.25.2013 | Weird News

Watch 25-year-old extreme sports athlete Mich Kemeter set the world record for the longest slacklining, or "waterlining," walk as he tiptoes 820 feet ...

The Golden Age of Sports, Where Everyone's a Winner

Richard-John Mensing, Jr. | Posted 11.12.2013 | Sports
Richard-John Mensing, Jr.

Perhaps it was sheer coincidence it all began on Labor Day -- the first Monday in September -- where strength, achievement and hard-work are celebrated. Whether it was or not, what better way to kick off a week where attributes like these were on full display.

Is This The Fastest Trip Around Manhattan Ever?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.06.2013 | New York

Driving in New York City has never been described as rapid transit. Think you could make a loop around Manhattan in just 24 minutes? Forget about it! ...

Teen Pilot Will Fly Solo Across Canada

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 07.11.2012 | Teen

At 16, most teens are just learning to drive. But Michael Gougeon from Ontario, Canada has his sights set on something a little more difficult: This F...

Time-Lapse Shows Pumpkin Grow To Break State Record At 1,487 Pounds

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.24.2011 | Green

It's nearly time to make Halloween Jack O'Lanterns, and it seems Connecticut has a new record-setting pumpkin ... a pumpkin 40 pounds heavier than the...

The Very First Guinness Book of World Records

Stuart Claxton | Posted 11.11.2011 | Weird News
Stuart Claxton

Eight pages of B&W photographs feature such giants as John R. Cobb, holder of the world land speed record at 403.135 mph, and The Smith's Arms, the smallest pub in the world, measuring ten feet wide and four feet high.

What Is Guinness World Records?

Stuart Claxton | Posted 10.31.2011 | Weird News
Stuart Claxton

What is it about records and the people who break them that is so fascinating to people?

WATCH: Man Bites Apples While Juggling Them

Posted 10.18.2011 | Comedy

According to Record Setter, this video shows Brian Pankey setting the world record for most bites taken out of three apples while juggling them. He ta...

Colorado's Rabid Animals Set To Break Record

The Denver Post | Howard Pankratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado is on track to break the record for wildlife rabies due to the spread of rabies in skunks, which are spreading from eastern Colorado toward t...