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South African marries four brides to save money

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - A South African man walked four brides to the altar, marrying them at the same time to save money and prevent cheating, according to the Sunday Times.

Mr Breuning with his birthday cake in Great Falls

The world's oldest man has celebrated his 113th birthday - revealing he takes one aspirin a day to stay healthy.

Chegg.com Smashes Guinness World Record!

THE ROSE BOWL -- Chegg.com, whose transformative concept of money-saving, rental access to textbooks has made it one of the Internet's fastest growing new companies and the leading online textbook rental company, set a new Guinness World Record fo...

Insult: Two-year-old Molly got restless when her family's food took a long time and was called a 'little f*****' on the bill at the end of the meal

Most parents have experienced their young children getting restless when waiting for a meal in a restaurant. But not many get the bill at the end of it with a message describing their offspring as a 'little f*****'.

Sonya 'Black Widow' Thomas Wins La Costena Feel the Heat Jalapeno Eating Championship Challenge

Today [Sept 13], in honor of Mexican Independence Day, the world's greatest speed eaters competed in the third annual La Costena Feel the Heat Jalapeno Eating Championship Challenge in Chicago. Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas won the La Costena jalapen...

World's oldest person Gertrude Baines dies in Los Angeles at 115

LOS ANGELES — Although she liked her bacon crispy and her chicken fried, she never drank, smoked or fooled around, Gertrude Baines once said, describing a life that lasted an astonishing 115 years and earned her the title of oldest person on the p...

Guinness World Records(TM) Unveils Exclusive Story Behind Lee Redmond's Loss of Record-Breaking Fingernails

68-year-old great grandmother Lee Redmond of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, is undoubtedly one of the world's most popular record holders of all time. Having not cut her nails since 1979, she entered the Guinness World Records book in 2002 for the wor...

'Spiderman' fined over Malaysia's 88-story Twin Towers climb

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A French climber nicknamed "Spiderman" has been fined 2,000 ringgit ($570) for climbing Malaysia's 88-story Petronas Twin Towers.

World's oldest dog dies in New York at 21 or 147

NEW YORK — A wire-haired dachshund that held the record as the world's oldest dog and celebrated its last birthday with a party at a dog hotel and spa has died at age 21 — or 147 in dog years.

World's Largest Coffee Party Held in Germany

Guinness World Records 08/30/2009
World's Largest Coffee Party Held in Germany

Thousands of coffee drinkers of all ages today descended upon Cologne's Jugendpark to become record-breakers at KrugerKranzchen - a Guinness World Records achievement for the world's largest coffee party.

Police baffled as dozens of  'suicidal' cows throw themselves off cliff in the Alps

In the picturesque Swiss village of Lauterbrunnen, the locals are worried. Dozens of alpine cows appear to be committing suicide by throwing themselves off a cliff near the small village in the Alps.

Florida Dad Takes Son To First Day Of School In A Helicopter

School officials at East Ridge High in Clermont, Florida, were less than thrilled that Bart Sutherin rented a helicopter to take his son to his first day of classes Monday.

Italian Villager Wins Record $210 Million Lottery Jackpot

Steve Scherer and Tom Cahill Bloomberg.com 08/24/2009
Biffi Bar owner Giovannino Simonetti and his niece Sara Orsi pose in their bar, where the winning ticket was bought

A resident of the castle-topped Tuscan village of Bagnone won more than 147 million euros ($210.6 million) in Europe’s biggest lottery jackpot, and seemed intent on trying to stay unknown.

Taiwanese politicians dance, superimposed on Chippendales male strippers, on YouTube

TAIPEI — Taiwanese satirists have quickly rolled out web videos and ringtones lampooning their leaders, who they accuse of being too slow, smug and out of touch in reacting to the havoc caused by Typhoon Morakot.

Ghosts roaming in Australian Parliament

THERE is the ghostly man who walks through the floor, a silent horse drawn carriage out the front and down the road a baby cries at night. Anyone who claims there is no spirit left in the New South Wales Parliament should try spending a night ther...

1,224-pound cupcake sets record as world's largest

A 1,224-pound triple vanilla cupcake with pink frosting has set a record as the world's largest. The sugary behemoth was unveiled Saturday at the Woodward Dream Cruise classic cars event in Royal Oak, Mich.

Mosha the miracle Thai elephant is fitted with third new prosthetic leg after landmine tragedy

Victims of landmines come in all shapes and sizes and Mosha the elephant is no exception. Mosha, a baby elephant from Thailand, became the world's first pachyderm to be fitted with a prosthetic limb in 2007. But the three-year-old has been growing...

Sarah Palin’s Facebook Alter-Ego Gets Found Out

Katherine Rosman Speakeasy (WSJ) 08/13/2009
Sarah Palin’s Facebook Alter-Ego Gets Found Out

Was it easy for a Los Angeles screenwriter to pass himself off on Facebook as Sarah Palin? You betcha, it was.

Only in America: Gunman waits outside town hall meeting for Obama - and police say it's OK

A 9mm pistol holstered clearly to his side, and holding a placard that references spilling the blood of patriots, this gunman is waiting for none other than Barack Obama.

Januk Ghimire carries her six-month-old son, Risab Dev.

Thousands of people have flocked to a remote Nepalese village 2,000 metres up in the Himalayas to worship a baby born with four arms and four legs, revering him as the reincarnation of a Hindu god.

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