April 16, 2013 |
Bugatti and Guinness World Records have kissed and made up. After revoking the title of world's fastest production car last week from Bugatti's Veyron Super Sport because the car's speed limiter was deactivated during the tests, Guinness has announced the record will hold. The 1,184-horsepower Veyron Super Sport set the 267.86 mph record in 2010. Guinness recently revoked the record, saying in a statement that it needed to more carefully evaluate the validity of the claims.
March 19, 2013 |
A rice-eating chicken has laid a giant egg weighing nearly half a pound. Unfortunately for Easter-egg-painting Americans, the chicken is in Guizhou, in southwestern China. The fowl's owner told the media that the hen began laying the eggs about a week ago. When it struggled to lay its first gigantic egg, "she thought the hen was dying. " Now it has laid several such beastly eggs. When villagers cracked open one of the latest, they found two yolks inside - and another regular-sized egg. They cracked that one open and found ... no new surprises, thank goodness. The owner said the only thing that distinguished this hen from her others was its diet.
July 2, 2001 |
Beverage company Diageo has agreed to sell its Guinness World Records business for $63 million in cash, the company said Sunday. The business, which compiles, accredits and publishes information on world records, would be bought by media company Gullane Entertainment. Although London-based Diageo owns the Guinness brewing business, Gullane, based in Eastleigh, England, would acquire the name for use with the world records title, which has sold more than 80 million copies.
March 11, 1998 |
A Wisconsin teenager who practiced stilt walking in a farmyard silo for safety set a world record for walking on the tallest stilts, said officials at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando. "Tiltin' Travis" Wolf took 25 steps on stilts 40 feet, 10 1/4 inches tall, a Universal official said. He performed with a safety harness and handrails on stilts weighing 55 pounds each.
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October 3, 2012 |
Motown's Frank Wilson wrote and produced hit records for such big names as the Supremes and the Temptations, but he was best known for a single recorded in Los Angeles that featured his own voice - and was never released. Copies of his "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)" had already been pressed in 1965 when Motown founder Berry Gordy asked him to choose between being a performer or writer-producer, Wilson's family said. When he decided on the latter, almost all of the singles were destroyed.
October 23, 2002 |
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