Florida man watches ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ 292 times, reclaims Guinness record
Web gem: Ramiro Alanis, left, watched "Spider-Man: No Way Home" a record 292 times. (Guinness World Records)His Spidey senses continue to tingle at a world-record pace. >> Read more trending newsA Florida man has reclaimed his Guinness World Record title for most cinema productions attended of the same film. Ramiro Alanis, from the Tampa suburb of Riverview, watched “Spider-Man: No Way Home” 292 times between Dec. 16, 2021, and March 15, 2022, according to Guinness. For the first few weeks of his latest attempt, Alanis watched five back-to-back screenings each day, CNN reported.wftv.com
Tall order: Minnesota family sets Guinness record as world’s tallest
Tall family: The Trapp family of Esko, Minnesota, have no trouble touching the ceiling. >> Read more trending newsThe five members of the Trapp family have been confirmed as the world’s tallest, Guinness World Records announced Wednesday. “When I was in the first grade, I was taller than my teacher,” Scott Trapp told Guinness. “I don’t feel that tall because I’m not the tallest in the family,” Kristine Trapp says in a video introducing the family. “I love saying I’m the shortest person in the world’s tallest family,” Kristine Trapp told WCCO-TV.wftv.com
Nice try but no potato for New Zealand couple's giant find
New Zealand No Potato Donna Craig-Brown holds "Doug" what was believed to be the world's largest potato in the garden of her small farm near Hamilton, New Zealand on Nov. 3, 2021. (Colin Craig-Brown via AP) (Colin Craig-Brown)WELLINGTON, New Zealand — (AP) — When is a potato not a potato? Mind you, he added, he's never tasted a gourd tuber. “He is the world’s biggest not-a-potato.”Craig-Brown said he's not done yet with chasing the potato record. Dug was self-sown but Craig-Brown said that with all his subsequent research into giant potatoes, he's ready to try and deliberately grow a record-breaking monster next season.wftv.com
Nice try but no potato for New Zealand couple’s giant find
A New Zealand couple who believed they had dug up the world’s largest potato in the garden of their small farm near Hamilton have had their dreams turned to mash after Guinness World Records wrote to say that scientific testing had found it wasn’t, in fact, a potato after all.
St. Patrick’s Day 2022: 5 places to get green food, drinks and deals
St. Patrick's Day 2022: 5 places to get green food, drinks and deals Stock photo of Guinness. Craving some Irish fare, green food or cheap eats this St. Patrick's Day? (Richard l'Anson/Getty Images)Craving some Irish fare, green food or cheap eats this St. Patrick’s Day? Through Thursday, participating Krispy Kreme locations are selling holiday-themed specialty doughnuts, such as the Lenny Leprechaun, Luck O’ the Rainbow, St. Patrick’s Shamrock and St. Patrick’s Sprinkle. Offerings on the St. Patrick’s Day bar menu include Guinness Fish and Chips, Guinness Mussels, Corned Beef Sliders and Corned Beef and Cabbage.wftv.com
Strawberry from Israel sets record as world’s heaviest
>> Read more trending newsA farmer in Israel has grown the world’s heaviest strawberry, according to Guinness World Records. 🎥 The world's heaviest strawberry is an absolute monster! 🍓 pic.twitter.com/EvXtRzZ2yH — Guinness World Records (@GWR) February 17, 2022The strawberry measured 7 inches long and had a circumference of 13 inches, according to Guinness. “We waited for a year for the results,” Ariel told the AP. “During this strawberry season in late January and early February it was particularly cold,” Dai, who was one of the witnesses during the strawberry’s weigh-in, told Guinness.wftv.com
Viral TikTok shows the harrowing moment a Chinese bus driver saves a suicidal mother and her son
A passing bus driver in China was caught on video saving a woman attempting to commit suicide with her son. The suicide attempt: In a recent viral TikTok, a passing bus driver can be seen stopping a mother with her young son from jumping off a bridge in Guangzhou, China, reported Newsweek.news.yahoo.com
107-year-old Japanese sisters named world’s oldest identical twins
Japanese sisters certified as world’s oldest twins at 107 This combination of two undated photos released by Guinness World Records on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, show sisters Umeno Sumiyama, left, and Koume Kodama at separate nursing homes in Shodoshima island, left, and Oita prefecture, Japan. (Guinness World Records via AP)TOKYO — Two twin sisters from Japan have officially made it into the record books. >> Read more trending newsAccording to The Associated Press, Guinness World Records announced Monday that Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama, born Nov. 5, 1913, on Shodo Island, are the oldest living identical twins in the world, as well as the oldest ever. Congratulations to 107-year-old sisters Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama from Japan who have been confirmed as world’s... Posted by Guinness World Records on Tuesday, September 21, 2021The twins, who live in separate nursing homes, said their childhood was like a television drama, Guinness said in a news release. After the pair reached age 70, they saw each other more often and went on Buddhist pilgrimages together, Guinness reported.wftv.com
Guinness donates to Orlando’s Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
One of the organizations selected was Orlando’s Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Officials baked and donated “brewers bread” to an area food bank when food scarcity concerns began to rise. “We are so grateful to Guinness for their incredibly generous donation to feed those who are facing hunger in Central Florida. Their support locally will provide over 200,000 meals to help children, families, seniors put food on their table in the coming weeks,” a Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida spokesperson said. Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida has a number of ways you can help, including making a financial donation, volunteering or organizing a food and fun drive.
Private equity firm CVC lands $509 million deal for international rugby tournament
LONDON — Global private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has paid £365 million ($509 million) for a 14.3% stake in the Six Nations, an annual men's rugby tournament in Europe. It brings CVC's total investment in professional rugby union to more than £700 million. It will include European nations and the big Southern Hemisphere rugby nations, such as Australia and New Zealand. It would expand CVC's influence beyond Europe's rugby nations for the first time and would see the private equity firm have a stake in seven of the world's top 10 rugby nations. This follows CVC's failed attempt to invest in New Zealand Rugby earlier this year, losing out to rival U.S. equity firm Silver Lake.cnbc.com
5.6-pound avocado sets new world record
The Pokini family from Hawaii landed themselves in the Guinness Book of World Records after growing an avocado weighing 5.6 pounds, setting a record for the world's heaviest. The previous record was held by 5.5-pound avocado, according to Guinness, and was grown by Felicidad Pasalo in Hilo, Hawaii, in January 2018. Juliane Pokini told CNN the family got the seed from her brother-in-law, Dickie Marciel, who had taken it from his parents' avocado tree in Kailua, Oahu. "This avo was about the size of my 12-year-old son's head," Pokini told CNN affiliate KGMB. The Pokini family isn't stopping at their new world record.
Weird feats highlight new Guinness World Records book
Ross Kinnaird/Getty ImagesLONDON - Breaking a world record doesn't always require immense skill or a unique trait you were born with. The Guinness World Records 2020 book is full of brand new feats and others that have gone unbroken for years because they're too strange to be outdone. She also holds the more appetizing world record for fastest time to eat a bowl of pasta at 26.69 seconds. That's just 32 fewer pull ups than the man who holds the record for most pull ups in one minute. Because if you try something odd, it might just be a world record.
Guinness celebrates 60 years of marking world records
The first Guinness Book of World Records was created 60 years ago today and has prevented many pub arguments from becoming a bar room brawl. What started as a bit of harmless promotion for the brewery has become one of the best-selling books of all time. Debora Patta reports.cbsnews.com
Indiana couple jump ropes on bed of nails, sets Guinness record
Indiana couple jump ropes on bed of nails, sets Guinness record Imagine lying under a bed of three-thousand nails weighing in at 125-pounds, then having a 125-pound woman jump rope on top of it. That's what one couple from Fremont, Indiana did - and set a new Guinness World Record. WANE's Megan Reust reports.cbsnews.com