Bob Hope (1903-2003) holds the world record for being the most-honored entertainer in history. He received more than 2,000 awards and citations for humanitarian and professional efforts, including five honorary Academy Awards, […]
Longest Novel Will Take a While to Read
The world record for the longest novel ever published goes to A la recherche du temps perdu by Marcel Proust. It was published in 13 volumes beginning in 1912. With an estimated 9,609,000 characters […]
World’s Most Difficult Math Problem Took 357 Years to Solve
Pierre de Fermat (1605-1665) wrote in the margin of a book, next to the equation xn + yn = zn, “I have discovered a truly remarkable proof of this theorem which this margin […]
Land? Who Needs Land?
The swift spends almost all of its life in the air, touching down only to reproduce. They will cling to a wall or rock-face to check a potential nest hole, and they […]
If The Vows Required Staying Married Until the Cake Was Eaten, It Would Be ‘Til Death Do Us Part
The world’s largest wedding cake ever displayed was baked by Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino’s chef Lynn Mansel and a team of 57 chefs and “pastry artisans” at a New England showcase […]
Isn’t This How Terminator Started?
On January 25, 1979, Robert Williams became the first person to be killed by a robot. He was struck in the head and killed by the arm of a 1-ton production-line robot […]
Adding New Meaning to “Having the Runs”
In honor of World Toilet Day (November 19, for those of you who havent yet sent out your annual World Toilet Day greeting cards), take note that the world record for running […]
The Jury Has Deliberated… And Deliberated… And Deliberated….
The longest U.S. jury deliberation in a civil lawsuit took place in a 1992 California trial in which a woman and her son sued the City of Long Beach for preventing the opening […]
Long Live the King!
Sobhuza II, King of Swaziland from December 10, 1899 to August 21, 1982, holds the record for the longest reign of any monarch in history, with 82 years, 254 days on the […]
The Top-Selling Book By the Top-Selling Author Of All Time
There are more than 168,000 Bibles either sold or given away per day in the United States according to the Gideons, Wycliffe International and the International Bible Societies. Historically it has been […]
A Good Location for the Next Yodeling Competition
Hamilton Mausoleum in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland holds the record for the longest echo of any man-made structure in the world. It takes 15 seconds for the sound of a slammed door […]
Any In-Flight Movies Available?
The shortest scheduled flight in the world is from Westray to Papa Westray in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. The distance is one and one-half miles, and the flight lasts 74 seconds. […]
The Name is Bigger than The Village
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch is the longest village name in the world (and third longest geographical name). it is located in Wales, and yes there are four l’s in a row!
The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million. source
Breathtaking — And Breath-Depriving
American Magician, Illusionist and Endurance artist David Blaine has broken several world records and astonished millions of people. He has been encased in ice for 63 hours, 42 minutes, and 15 seconds; […]