As a kid, my favorite photos in the Guinness Book of World Records were the massive McGuire Twins on their motorcycles, the guy with the crazy long fingernails, and of course Robert Wadlow (1918-1940) who at 8'11" is considered the tallest person in human history. Above is amazingly weird film footage of Wadlow taken in the 1930s.
Colin and Donna Craig-Brown of Wellington, New Zealand may have just broken the Guinness World Record for the largest potato ever measured — a 17.4-pound (7.8kg) ugly lump o' starch they've named "Doug." The previous record holder is an 11-pound potato from Britain, discovered in 2011. Remarkably, the couple weren't trying to cultivate the gargantuan… READ THE REST
Igor Vovkovinski who stood 7 feet 8.33 inches tall and was recognized by Guinness World Records as the Tallest Living Man in America, has died. He was 38. Vovkovinskiy—born with the medical condition of pituitary gigantism—died of heart failure surrounded by his mother and brother. According to a Facebook post by his mother, he enjoyed… READ THE REST
The Robeetle—a tiny scurrying robot that at 88 gram weighs about the same as three grains of rice—has earned a Guinness Record as the world's smallest crawling robot. Developed by Néstor O. Pérez-Arancibia and colleagues at Washington State University, the "soft robot" is powered by alcohol, specifically methanol. Watch it go in the video below.… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Going into the physical world after being cooped up inside for so long is already a beautiful thing, even without any bells or whistles attached. But it's pleasant to augment your… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. These last couple of years, staying in on Friday nights has become more and more normal. And why not? At home, you have access to all your favorite gadgets, streaming services, comfy… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. The whole world is on the streaming wave now. Watching your favorite show is not a matter of watching one episode at a time anymore, or waiting a week at a… READ THE REST