Posts Tagged: WORLD RECORDS

DAREDEVILS

There Must Be Easier Ways To Die, Guys

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While I was busy feeding orphaned tiger cubs with my philanthropy group, Hunks Without Borders, San Diego played host to the "Red Bull: New Year.

CALIFORNIA

Dogs Were Not Meant For Bench Pressing

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Part of the fun of obscure world records used to be the element of lunacy that was still combined with some sort of unique talent that made the person setting each record so remarkable.

CELEBRITY DEATHS

Pusuke The Dog, 1985-2011

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*takes off glasses, wipes single tear from cheek* It is with a very heavy heart that I report that yesterday, at the age of 26 years and 8 months, Pusuke the Shiba Inu passed away at his home in Japan.

Guinness Book of World Records

Viva Los Braaaaaaaains: Mexico’s ‘Zombie Walk’ Shatters The World Record

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  Last year, 4,093 people gathered in New Jersey’s Asbury Park to set the world record for the most people dressed like zombies in one place.

competitive eating

The Only Way To Beat Kobayashi Is To Cheat

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On Tuesday, Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas won the Wild Turkey 81 Eating World Championship with a <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/11/have-a-happy-and-safe-thanksgiving-and-for-gods-sake-use-a-fork">world record 5.25 pounds of turkey downed in ten minutes</a>.

AT LEAST IT'S COMPETITIVE

The Best And Most Ridiculous Of The 2011 Guinness World Records Day

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For the seventh year in a row, people all over the world gathered to perform ridiculous tasks and insane stunts for the sake of getting their names in the Guinness Book of World Records.

CHICKS WHO COULD KICK MY ASS

Come See The Amazing Zhou Lulu, China’s World Record Weight Lifter

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I probably don’t have to tell you this, but the World Weightlifting Championships were held yesterday in Paris, France, and when I think of freakishly strong people showing amazing feats of strength, I think of Paris, France.

BRAZIL

Wednesday Wild Card: Keibler, Brady, Beckham And The World Series Of Poker

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A ton of stuff happens in the sports world each week and there are only two of us here to try to scoop up as much as we can and shove into all into your eyeballs like an ocular smoothie of awesome.

petaflops

The World’s Fastest Computer is Japanese, Kinda Scary

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Yeah, we like our computers really fast, but we're not really sure what can be achieved with 10 quadrillion floating point operations per second (petaflops) that would actually be a good thing.

AT LEAST IT'S COMPETITIVE

The Best Of The 2011 Tompkins Square Park Dog Parade

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Back in July, fans of the San Diego Padres gathered at Petco Park as they hoped to break the world record for the longest costumed dog parade as part of the organization’s annual Dog Days of Summer promotion, which allows fans to bring their pooches to the ballpark.

Batman

Beer Unicycling And Morning Links

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I'm not sure why I'm surprised that there's a world record for this.

Guinness Book of World Records

100-Year Old Man Completes Marathon And Now I Feel Bad About Everything

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I'm a pretty healthy guy, but sometimes I get halfway up a flight of steps and consider lying down and napping it off.

DAREDEVILS

You Couldn’t Pay Us Enough: Swiss Adventurers Perfect Extreme Hot-Tubbing

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On October 1, a group of 25 adventure-loving maniacs from Switzerland set out to accomplish their most death-defying feat to date.

BIKINIS

Australia Knows How To Set A World Record

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As most of our half-drunk, all-miserable middle school social studies teachers taught us, Australia was destined for coolness from the very first day that the British started shipping their criminals there.

CRAZY STUNTS

Fat Kids Be Damned: The World’s Largest Dodgeball Game And The Best Of Devin Graham

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One week ago today, director Devin Graham and his friends set out with one goal - they wanted to host the largest dodgeball game in the history of the world.

JAPAN

World Record Dogs Jump For Morning Links

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A little update on <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/09/this-week-in-wtf-world-records-2/7">yesterday's WTF World Records</a>, here is actual footage of Uchida Geinousha's Super Wan Wan Circus rope-skipping dogs.

AFROS

This Week In WTF World Records

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The Guinness Book of World Records is promoting the hell out of its upcoming 2012 edition, and rightfully so.

COMPUTERS

AMD Breaks Processing Speed Record?

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In case you hadn't heard, AMD and Intel are kind of fighting over who gets to be the biggest processor manufacturer in the world.

FATTIES

How Many Fattest Women Are There???

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve been introduced to Donna Simpson, the World’s Fattest Mom who is being forced to lose weight or she will die, and Susanne Eman, the “World’s Fattest Woman” who wants to be fatter.

AT LEAST IT'S COMPETITIVE

The Bow Tie World Record Was Broken

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While everyone believes that the college football season begins this week, SEC football fans were treated to a special preseason warm-up on Sunday, as National Bow Tie Day was celebrated.


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