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When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: Read the 1,288-Word Sentence from Absalom, Absalom!

Image by Carl Van Vechten, via Wikimedia Commons “How did Faulkner pull it off?” is a question many a fledgling writer has asked themselves while struggling through a period of apprenticeship like that novelist John Barth describes in his 1999 talk "My Faulkner." Barth “reorchestrated” his literary heroes, he says, “in search of my writerly self... downloading my innumerable predecessors as only an insatiable green apprentice can.” Surely a great many writers can relate when Barth says, “it was...
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When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: 1,288 Words from Absalom, Absalom!

Image by Carl Van Vechten, via Wikimedia Commons “How did Faulkner pull it off?” is a question many a fledgling writer has asked themselves while struggling through a period of apprenticeship like that novelist John Barth describes in his 1999 talk "My Faulkner." Barth “reorchestrated” his literary heroes, he says, “in search of my writerly self... downloading my innumerable predecessors as only an insatiable green apprentice can.” Surely a great many writers can relate when Barth says, “it was...
Tags: Google, Europe, Books, Maryland, Writing, College, Washington, Literature, Guinness Book of World Records, Lincoln, Sherman, Jonathan Coe, Jones, William Styron, Facebook Twitter, Beckett


Dinaz Vervatwala : A tale of grit and determination

Ever wondered what it takes to make it big in life? A bit of inspiration, zeal to not drift, the magic potion of immense hard work and of course some incredible courage. Meet Jamshedpur-born Dinaz Vervatwala, a true example of grit and determination. Born to a middle class Parsi family and studied at Sacred Heart Convent in Jamshedpur, Dinaz has brought laurels to his hometown by achieving rare feats. Article by Parvinder Bhatia | Pioneer She has not only been fitness trainer of badminton champ...
Tags: Life, Sports, Guinness Book of World Records, Rio De Janeiro, Mumbai, Yemen, Hyderabad, Jamshedpur, Parsi, Saina Nehwal, Saina, Dinaz Vervatwala, Jamshedpur Dinaz, Parvinder Bhatia, Dinaz, Little Hearts Play School


Paper Quilling Mosaic Logo Awarded a Guinness World Record

Years ago I was a member of an online quilling group where I met Nandini Acharya Rao who lives in Dubai. The group disbanded eventually, but she and I have always stayed in touch via Facebook.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Ann Martin]
Tags: Facebook, Design, Dubai, Exhibit, Guinness Book of World Records, Quilling, Artist Interviews, Ann Martin, Nandini Acharya Rao, Quilled Mosaic, Quilled Mural


Man cuts world's longest fingernails

At one time or another, you’ve probably looked at your nails and thought, “Hmm, it’s probably time for a clip.” Until recently, that thought never crossed Shridhar Chillal’s mind. Eighty-two-year-old Chillal from Prune, India, has been the proud record holder for the world’s longest fingernails. Ever since a teacher scolded him for breaking a nail in the classroom 66 years ago, Chillal hasn’t cut his nails once. Now that he’s finally decided enough is enough, Guinness World Records documented...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Guinness World Record, Guinness Book of World Records, Guinness World Records, Guinness, Ripley, Fingernails, Shridhar Chillal, Chillal, Long Fingernails, Longest Nails, Prune India


15 Memorable Things to do in Orange County with Kids

The O.C, as it became known due to the popular TV show of the early 2000’s, has quickly become one of our favorite regions in California. Before the teen soap series, it was simply Orange County, just as the locals like it. Rumor has it if a local hears you calling it the O.C. drinks are on you! There’s no denying those beautiful location shots from the O.C. put this part of Southern California on the radar of many travelers chasing the California beach lifestyle. We all know reality is far bet...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Hollywood, California, France, Boston, Americas, US, America, Paris, San Diego, Guinness Book of World Records, Island, Mission, John Wayne, Tripadvisor


To promote ‘Border Break,’ Sega is building the world’s largest mecha

Guinness is about to get a new world record, and it's not one that you'll see every day. Sega teamed up with the plastic model creators Kotobukiya to construct what will be the world's largest plastic mecha model. The post To promote ‘Border Break,’ Sega is building the world’s largest mecha appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Guinness Book of World Records, Sega, Emerging Tech, Kotobukiya, Mecha Model, Border Break Sega


‘King of Kong’ Star Stripped of High Scores, Banned From Competition

Famed high-score gamer Billy Mitchell, best known for his leading role in “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters” documentary, was officially stripped of his “Donkey Kong”  and other video game high scores and banned from submitting scores to the world’s largest tracker of video game world records following a decision that he cheated, […]
Tags: News, Guinness Book of World Records, Donkey Kong, Billy Mitchell, King of Kong, Twin Galaxies


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. Video: Watch more than 1,300 robots dance simultaneously to break a world record
Tags: Post, Video, News, Rome, Dancing, Italy, World Record, Guinness Book of World Records, Robot


Puzzle maker creates fully functional chocolate Rubik's cube

Puzzle maker Tony Fisher, who was in the 2017 edition of Guinness Book of World Records for creating the world's largest Rubik's cube, may have just created the world's most scrumptious Rubik's cube as well. Here he makes a fully functional Rubik's cube out of chocolate. Fisher also made a Rubik's cube out of ice, as well as cheese (but this one he refers to as "crap").
Tags: Video, News, Guinness Book of World Records, Fisher, Tony Fisher, Rubik's cube


50 Engineers Spent Six Months Designing a Fidget Spinner That Set a New World Record

Just when you thought that the fidget spinner fad had gone the way of the dodo bird, hoverboards, and 3D TVs, a Japanese company, MinebeaMitsumi Inc., known for manufacturing electronic components, and Mitsubishi, used 50 engineers to design and build a near-flawless fidget spinner over a six-month period that…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Design, Engineering, World Records, Guinness Book of World Records, Mitsubishi, Fidget Spinners, MinebeaMitsumi Inc


Bloodhound SSC hits 210 mph in 8 seconds in first public test

It was in 2008 that the team behind the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) announced the goal to not only tackle the current land speed record of 763.035 mph but to reach the staggeringly high mark of 1,000 mph. On Thursday, team Bloodhound took a major step toward reaching the goal. Bloodhound's 44.3-foot streamliner, with current record holder Andy... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Videos, Youtube, Automotive, Guinness Book of World Records, Bloodhound SSC, Andy, Viknesh Vijayenthiran


Wine caves

Question: What country has the largest wine cellars in the world? Most people might assume France, right? Wrong. The answer is the small country of Moldova. Surrounded by much larger neighbors–Romania and Ukraine–Moldova is relatively obscure European country that happens two of the largest underground wineries on the planet. Cricova Winery Photo: Cricova Cricova Winery dominates the size of most other wineries. It has nearly 75 miles of underground cellar tunnels, some hand dug all the w...
Tags: Travel, Vladimir Putin, California, France, US, Romania, Guinness Book of World Records, Moldova, All, Wineries, Napa Valley, Julio, Palmaz Vineyards, Wines, Ukraine Moldova, Chateau Mouton Rothschild


Watch this racing drone set the Guinness World Record for fastest drone

 A 1.76 pound drone can now move faster than a Tesla at top speed in Ludicrous Mode. Yesterday, the Drone Racing League set the Guinness World Record for fastest drone, or the category of “fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter.”  Called the DRL Racer X, the drone can fly at a top speed of 179.6 MPH. The test was done in in a field outside of New… Read More
Tags: TC, Tech, Tesla, Drones, Guinness Book of World Records, Drone Racing League, Guinness Records, Top Speed


Nikon enters Guinness Book of World Records for largest human image of a camera

To celebrate the company's 100th anniversary, Nikon's Italy distributor created a DSLR camera replica from 1,454 people. The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed the record earlier this week. The post Nikon enters Guinness Book of World Records for largest human image of a camera appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, Trends, Italy, Guinness World Record, Guinness Book of World Records, Nikon, Dslr, Nikon 100 Anniversary


Your 2017 Montréal summer festival guide

While there’s an argument to be made that Montréal’s festival season is more of a 365-days-a-year situation, there does come a point when a wave of major festivals – like Osheaga, the Montreal Jazz Festival, Just For Laughs, MUTEK and Nuits D’Afrique – suddenly appears on the horizon. That point is now. To help you ride it out in style, we offer you our annual Montréal summer festival guide. Cutting edge culture Festival TransAmériques (FTA) (May 25 to June 8) The Festival TransAmérique...
Tags: Travel, Art, Outdoors, Family, Fashion, Music, Design, Lgbt, Activities, Theatre, Summer, Dance, Canada, Cinema, Festivals, Circus


Nigeria: Stop Calling Dancers Prostitutes, Dancer Kaffy Begs

[Vanguard] Guinness Book of World Records holder and world class professional dancer cum choreographer, Kafayat Shefau, popularly known as 'Kaffy', in an exclusive chat with Showtime has come out to beg people to stop tagging professional dancers and choreographers prostitutes and promoters of nudity and sensuality.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Showtime, Guinness Book of World Records, Vanguard, Kaffy, Kafayat Shefau


Photographer Josef Ibarr Captures Close Portraits Of People After Eating Habanero Peppers

To talk about chile (chili peppers) in Mexico is to talk about identity. Not only have they been grown since pre-Columbian civilizations but there are, at least, 64 different varieties of homegrown chiles in our territory. Chiles and tortillas are vital ingredients in our gastronomy just as bread and wine is to the French tradition. Chile adds another dimension to our palate and is that spark which gives our identity that rough, explosive, intrepid character. This holds up to the old adage: you...
Tags: Facebook, Photography, Design, Mexico, Chile, Guinness Book of World Records, Chiles, Josef Ibarr


This Slice Of Pizza Heaven Contains Over 100 Varieties Of Glorious Cheese

If Cheetos are dangerously cheesy, this is downright diabolical.  A pizza shop in Oregon put its clientele’s lactose tolerance to the test this week, offering a pie with over 100 varieties of cheese. Scottie’s Pizza Parlor dreamed up the gooey masterpiece in honor of the “Ninja Turtles” and the 2017 Portland Pizza Week. The specialty pie with a stuffed crust was available for one day only at two dollars per slice. Owner Scott Rivera actually used so much cheese for the pizza, he may have lost c...
Tags: News, Oregon, Guinness Book of World Records, Guinness, Huffington Post, Melbourne Australia, HuffPost, Rivera, Steven Hoffer, Donatello, Scottie, Johnny di Francesco, Portland Pizza Week, Scott Rivera, Novantanove Formaggio, Gradi Pizzeria


The world's fastest bumper car can hit 100 mph

Bumper cars are designed to move about slowly. You need them to be engineered this way otherwise a bumper car ride would end with plenty of whiplash, tears, and probably some lawsuits. So a bumper car ambles about with just enough speed so that you and some friends can gang up on another friend and pin them into a corner, while repeatedly taking... [Author: [email protected] (Jeff Glucker)]
Tags: Videos, Automotive, Guinness Book of World Records, Evergreen, Fun Stuff, Jeff Glucker


These two guys watched 50 straight hours of VR movies — and didn’t puke

Two New York residents just took binge-watching to a whole new extreme, setting a Guinness Book of World Records for VR content with 50 hours immersed in 360 content -- and a lot of caffeine. The post These two guys watched 50 straight hours of VR movies — and didn’t puke appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, New York, Trends, World Record, Oculus, Virtual Reality, Guinness Book of World Records, Movies & TV, Cyberlink


Altadena Has A Revamped Bunny Museum, But Is It Great Or Creepy (Or Both)?

It's all due to a love story, the Guinness Book of World Records, and a move from Pasadena in order to accommodate all of the bunnies - and to open the "Chamber of Hop Horrors, a room that only visitors 13 and older may enter."
Tags: Art, Guinness Book of World Records, Pasadena, Visual, Altadena, 04.16.17, Chamber of Hop Horrors


Top Gear’s Stig sets new world speed record in a bumper car

British mad scientist Colin Furze likes to make things fast. His latest project is the world's fastest bumper car for Top Gear's. With a 600cc, 100-horsepower sports bike engine, it set a world record by averaging more than 100 mph. The post Top Gear’s Stig sets new world speed record in a bumper car appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Guinness Book of World Records, Top Gear, Colin Furze, Stig, Cool Tech, Bumper Car


World’s fastest bumper car tops 100 mph with a 600cc sports bike engine

British mad scientist Colin Furze likes to make things fast. His latest project is the world's fastest bumper car for Top Gear's. With a 600cc, 100-horsepower sports bike engine, it set a world record by averaging more than 100 mph. The post World’s fastest bumper car tops 100 mph with a 600cc sports bike engine appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Guinness Book of World Records, Top Gear, Colin Furze, Stig, Cool Tech, Bumper Car


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)
Tags: Video, News, Dogs, World Records, Guinness Book of World Records, Keon


Lighting 72,000 Candles on a Birthday Cake Guarantees You Won't Get That Wish

It’s the law of the universe that if you’re able to blow out all the candles on your birthday cake in one breath, whatever you wish for will come true. So why would you ever try to celebrate your 85th birthday by putting 72,585 lit candles on your cake? The fire department would have a hard time putting out that inferno.Read more...
Tags: Food, Cake, Science, Fire, Birthday, Guinness Book of World Records, Guinness World Records, Candles


Boeing has developed the lightest metal on earth

Boeing and HRL Laboratories created a metal microlattice that has been awarded the Guinness World Record for the world's lightest metal. The entire structure of the microlattice is 99.99 percent air, making it 100 times lighter than styrofoam. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the new metal is not its light weight, but the fact that it was created to emulate human cell structure. It’s far from a bionic metal, but it illustrates that developing technology to mimic nature can help us achie...
Tags: Design, Guiness World Record, Guinness Book of World Records, Aviation, Boeing, Biomimicry, Building Materials, HRL Laboratories


Boeing and HRL win Guinness World Record for world's lightest metal

Boeing and HRL Laboratories created a metal microlattice that has been awarded the Guinness World Record for the world's lightest metal. The entire structure of the microlattice is 99.99 percent air, making it 100 times lighter than styrofoam. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the new metal is not its light weight, but the fact that it was created to emulate human cell structure. It’s far from a bionic metal, but it illustrates that developing technology to mimic nature can help us achie...
Tags: Design, Guiness World Record, Guinness Book of World Records, Aviation, Boeing, Biomimicry, Building Materials, HRL Laboratories, HRL


The 10 Weirdest Guinness World Records Set in the Past Year

From largest pitchfork to longest eyebrow hai
Tags: Books, Uncategorized, Society, Culture, Guinness Book of World Records, Guinness World Records


Most Expensive Vinyl Record Ever Sold

How much is the most expensive vinyl ever sold worth? A recent test pressing of The Beatles White Album sold for a record setting amount of cash, providing some insight into how high stakes the world of record collecting can become. _____________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 Vinyl record collectors can really go overboard when it comes to a rare record or a rare edition or version. Just like coin collectors, they especially revel in records with a fl...
Tags: Music, John Lennon, Guest Post, Retail, Guinness Book of World Records, Ringo Starr, Beatles, Ringo, Nme, Music Business, More News, Bobby Owsinski, Ludwig