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  • 6 of the most amazing Lego structures ever built by anyone 5 days ago

    Remember making cars and guns and planes with Lego as a kid? Well some people took the idea a little too seriously. And they went ahead and made actual cars, houses and planes out of Lego. Don't believe it? Well have a look: ...
  • Watch: Schoolboy solves Rubik's Cube in 5.25 seconds, beats world record April 27, 2015

    Student at Pennsylvania's Central Bucks West High School, Collin Burns broke the world record for fastest time restoring a 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube during a competition held by World Cube Association. He solved it in just 5.25 seconds. The previous record, held by Mats Valk from the Netherlands, was 5.55 seconds. ...
  • Dozens of dinosaur eggs found at construction site in China April 23, 2015

    Beijing: The Chinese city that holds the world record for largest number of dinosaur eggs has added to its collection after dozens more were unearthed at a construction site, state media reported. A nest containing 43 dinosaur egg fossils was found in the city of Heyuan in southern China's Guangdong...
  • Japanese maglev train sets world speed record, clocks 603 kilometres per hour April 21, 2015

    Tokyo: Central Japan Railway's high-speed train broke its own world speed record on Tuesday, clocking 603 kilometres per hour (374.69 miles per hour), after having set the previous record less than a week ago. The maglev magnetically levitated train broke the record during a 42-km test run in Yamanashi, a district...
  • NJAC case: Justice Dave heading 5-judge bench recuses himself, CJI to set up a new bench April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Justice AR Dave heading the five judge panel in the National Judicial Appointments Commission case has recused himself. The Chief Justice of India will now set up a new bench to hear the case. The bench was hearing the petitions challenging the validity of the Act to replace the...
  • Xiaomi sets a new Guinness World Record for mobile phone sales by selling 2.11 million handsets in 12 hours April 10, 2015

    Beijing: China's smartphone giant Xiaomi said it has set a new Guinness World Record for mobile phone sales by selling 2.11 million handsets in a 12-hour flash sale held to celebrate its fifth anniversary. The half-day bonanza, which brought in 2.08 billion yuan (USD 335 million) from sales of handsets and...
  • World's oldest person Misao Okawa dies at 117 April 1, 2015

    Tokyo: The world's oldest person has died nearly a month after celebrating her 117th birthday. Her nursing home says Misao Okawa died of heart failure early on Wednesday. Okawa, born in Osaka on March 5, 1898, was recognized as the world's oldest person by Guinness World Records in 2013. Her...
  • Kerala: India's 'oldest' woman dies at 112 in Thrissur March 25, 2015

    Thrissur (Kerala): Kunjannam, 112-year-old, considered to be the oldest woman in India, died at a private hospital at Thrissur in Kerala on Tuesday after a brief illness. According to local media reports, she was recently recognised by the Limca Book of World Records as the oldest living person in the country....
  • Indian sets Guinness Yoga record in Hong Kong February 15, 2015

    Hong Kong: A 29-year-old Indian yoga teacher in Hong Kong on Sunday set a Guinness World Record for performing Yoga continuously for 40 hours non-stop, demonstrating more than 1,500 'asanas'. Yogaraj CP, a yoga instructor based here, broke the record for the 'Longest Yoga Marathon (Male)' by performing continuously for three...
  • Delhi polls: Distributed more than 2000 spy cameras to volunteers, says AAP February 5, 2015

    AAP says it has distributed video cameras and audio recorders to its workers saying there could be attempts to subvert the poll process. "We are keeping a close eye on allegations of distribution of liquor," said AAP leader Atishi Marlena. ...
  • Delhi school boy breaks 6 high jump records in 2014 January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Aspiring athlete Tejaswin Shankar, a student of Sardar Patel School, has registered six records in high jump in the year gone by and also holds the numero uno position in the Under-17 age category. Tejaswin narrowly missed the Delhi interzone record with a jump of 1.87m in 2013, but...
  • BJP hails Modi for Jandhan scheme getting entry to Guinness record book January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Appreciating the Jan Dhan scheme for setting a Guinness record of opening most number of bank accounts in a week, BJP on Tuesday lauded the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the achievement and for inclusion of 11.5 crore poor with country's economy. BJP also accused the Congress...
  • How AB de Villiers smashed the fastest ODI hundred: a blow-by-blow account January 18, 2015

    A week ago Adam Gilchrist said AB de Villiers is the most valuable players right now in World Cricket. De Villiers, it seems took it too seriously, and decided to put that on paper against a hapless bunch of West Indies bowlers in the second ODI of the series, smashing...
  • Cockpit voice recorder recovered from crashed AirAsia jet, says official January 13, 2015

    Jakarta: Divers retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet on Tuesday, MetroTV said quoting a transport official, a key piece of evidence for investigators to determine the cause of the crash that killed 162 people. The cockpit voice recorder, which records conversations between the pilots...
  • Virat Kohli breaks Test captaincy world record January 8, 2015

    Virat Kohli marked his elevation to India's Test captaincy by smashing his fourth century of the series on day three of the fourth Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Kohli, who was appointed captain when MS Dhoni suddenly retired after the third Test, produced a sparkling 140 with 20...
  • Andhra Pradesh: School of Wonder Kids secures place in India Book of Records January 7, 2015

    Visakhapatnam: The School of Wonder Kids has secured a place in the India Book of Records after its senior kindergarten kids did 100 mathematical calculations in a matter of 10.2 minutes during a test conducted on Wednesday. Nearly 30 kids of the school participated in the event held in the presence...
  • Famous Venezuelan ice-cream store closes over milk shortage December 28, 2014

    Caracas: An ice-cream store listed in the Guinness World Records book for its 863 different flavours has become the latest victim of Venezuela's economic crisis. "We are closed during the season due to shortage of milk," the famous Coromoto ice-cream store in the highland town of Merida announced on its Facebook...
  • Aamir Khan starrer 'PK' grosses Rs 95 crore at the box-office in its opening weekend December 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK' earned Rs 95.21 crore at the box-office in the weekend, according to the producers. 'PK', directed by Rajkumar Hirani and co-starring Anushka Sharma, released on December 19 in around 6000 screens all over including 5200 in India. "PK collected record Rs 38.24 cr on Sunday which is...
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 8 Test ducks the most by an Indian skipper December 20, 2014

    India's most successful captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, bagged an unwelcome record on Saturday when his eighth Test duck made him the Indian skipper with most scores of zeroes to his name. Debutant Australia pacer trapped Dhoni LBW for a naught during India's four-wicket defeat inside four days at Brisbane, which took...
  • Record-setting cat with two faces and three blue eyes dies at the age of 15 December 8, 2014

    North Grafton, Mass.: This cat had two faces - but only nine lives. A feline named Frank and Louie after he was born with two faces, two mouths, two noses and three blue eyes has died at the age of 15. The Telegram of Worcester reports that Frank and Louie died Thursday...
  • Over 1,000 people dressed as angels, wise men and religious royalty set a Guinness record for the largest live nativity scene December 3, 2014

    Provo, Utah: More than 1,000 people dressed as angels, wise men and religious royalty gathered at a park in Provo, Utah, and set a new Guinness record for the largest live nativity scene. The event on Monday featured a variety of performers who made videos posted on YouTube. It is also...
  • He should be in Guinness World Records: Shraddha Kapoor about father Shakti Kapoor December 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Shraddha Kapoor, daughter of actor Shakti Kapoor, roots for a certificate from Guinness World Records for her father as she feels he has done over 700 films, which in itself is "unusual" and "worthy" of being lauded. "My father has done more than 700 films so actually he should...
  • Real Madrid set club record with 16th consecutive win November 30, 2014

    Real Madrid won their 16th straight match - a historic record - to down the hometown Malaga squad unbeaten at La Rosaleda stadium until now. From the opening minutes, Malaga handed over the initiative and the ball to Real Madrid. Malaga on defence had Rosales on the right and the Ivory Coast's...
  • Sensex, Nifty hit record high ahead of GDP data, RBI November 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The BSE Sensex and Nifty rose around 1 percent to record highs on Friday, ahead of economic data due later in the day and the central bank's monetary policy on Tuesday. The Nifty gained as much as 1.14 percent to hit a record high of 8,591.4, surpassing the 8,535.35 level...
  • Santa's little helpers break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of Christmas elves in Bangkok November 26, 2014

    Bangkok: Hundreds of Thai schoolchildren on Tuesday clustered into the shape of the word "Siam", the former name of the Southeast Asian country, as they broke the world record for the largest gathering of Christmas elves. As many as 1,792 of Santa's little helpers, aged between nine and 15, donned red,...
  • Finally London November 25, 2014

    Lal Jose, a popular filmmaker and Suresh Joseph, a retired IRTS officer travelled from Kochi to London in 75 days by car covering 27 countries and 2 continents.Watch all the webisodes here. ...
  • Meet Pallab Talukdar, who cycled from Iran to Milan November 25, 2014

    Lal Jose, a popular filmmaker and Suresh Joseph, a retired IRTS officer travelled from Kochi to London in 75 days by car covering 27 countries and 2 continents.Watch all the webisodes here. ...
  • Meet Vierra Vojtkova, owner of Ganesh Utsav restaurant in Bratislava November 25, 2014

    Lal Jose, a popular filmmaker and Suresh Joseph, a retired IRTS officer travelled from Kochi to London in 75 days by car covering 27 countries and 2 continents.Watch all the webisodes here. ...