A world record for the most ghost peppers eaten? It's been an honor serving with you

I'd call this madness if it weren't for the fact that the event was used to raise awareness about world hunger. Read the rest

See 1372 robots dab simultaneously

A team from Italy recently broke the Guinness World Record for the "most robots dancing simultaneously." At an event in Rome, 1,372 Alpha 1S robots danced and dabbed in unison earning Team TIM S.p.A. the title.

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Meet the dog with the world's longest tail

This is Keon the Irish wolfhound from Westerlo, Belgium who broke the Guinness World Record for the longest on a dog. Keon's tail is 76.8 cm (30.2") long, beating the previous record-holder also a wolfhound, by 4.5 cm (1.7"). (Guinness World Records)

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Dog pops 100 balloons in 39.08 seconds

In the heady world of competitive canine balloon popping, Twinkie is the new reigning champ, according to Guinness. Read the rest

Watch the world record stone skipper hit 88 skips

Kurt Steiner holds the world record for stone skipping, with 88 skips achieved on a lake in Pennsylvania's Allegheny National Forest. From Wikipedia:

An early explanation of the physics of stone-skipping was provided by Lazzaro Spallanzani in the 18th century.

The stone generates lift in the same manner as a flying disc, by pushing water down as it moves across the water at an angle. Surface tension has very little to do with it. The stone's rotation acts to stabilize it against the torque of lift being applied to the back.

Research undertaken by a team led by French physicist Lydéric Bocquet discovered that an angle of about 20° between the stone and the water's surface is optimal. Bocquet and his colleagues were surprised to discover that changes in speed and rotation did not change this fact. Work by Hewitt, Balmforth and McElwaine has shown that if the horizontal speed can be maintained skipping can continue indefinitely.

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World's fastest tortoise

Bertie the tortoise broke the world record for the fastest animal in his species, moving at .28 meters/second, beating a tortoise named Charlie's 1977 record of .125 meters/second. Meet Bertie in the video below, celebrating his entry into the new Guinness World Records book.

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Chandra Bahadur Dangi , the world's shortest man, RIP

Chandra Bahadur Dangi, who was just 21 inches tall (54.6 cm), has died at age 75. Dangi is seen in this photo with Sultan Kosen, the world's tallest man at 8' 2" tall (2.48 meters), when the pair met in London in November. Read the rest

Incredible Science Machine team seeks Rube Goldberg record with chain reaction gizmo

Chain reaction artists and domino builders have collaborated to create what they hope will go on record as the largest chain reaction in history. Read the rest