sport
Athletics to Reboot Records Database and Delete Numerous Memorable Wins

Some of the most memorable moments in the history of track and field athletics are about to be erased from history, as its governing body prepares to wipe many world records set before 2005 from the book. Read More >>

environment
Humans Can’t Stop Breaking Carbon Emissions Records

The climate is changing, driven in part by humans spewing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. An overwhelming majority of climate scientists agrees with this statement. They agree with this statement because they look at long-term climate models, look at carbon emissions, run lots of tests, and see that one drives the other. I do not like writing serious articles about climate change because it’s exasperating. But there is news that I must report: As usual, we’re on track for a record-breaking year. Read More >>

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Watch GoT’s ‘The Mountain’ Hurl Another Washing Machine in the Name of Glory

Hafthór Björnsson, the Game of Thrones actor who’s currently the second-strongest man in the world, has hobbies, just like the rest of us. Only instead of video games, cross-stitching, or Dungeons & Dragons, Björnsson likes to attempt world records by throwing washing machines. Read More >>

nature
Look at Dave, the Giant Earthworm

Say hello to Dave, the largest earthworm ever discovered in Britain. Read More >>

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Seeing How Records Get Made from Beginning to End Is Still Charming

The making of a record isn’t exactly a big mystery but there’s still a bit of old magic in seeing music get put to wax in a factory, where the metal gets etched and the vinyl gets stamped out. Read More >>

wtf
Guinness Records Addict Gets Teeth Pulled to Set Record #20

A serial record breaker has resorted to modifying his body in order to win big with the Guinness organisation, with Har Parkash Rishi now having all of his teeth removed to allow him to set various things-in-mouth world bests. Read More >>

design
The Force Awakens Soundtrack on Vinyl Has 3D Spinning Holograms Etched Onto the Records

Given the resurgence in the popularity of records, Disney didn’t really have to do much to sell copies of The Force Awakens soundtrack now that it’s finally available on vinyl, months after the film’s release. But if you still need a reason to drop $50/£34 on another copy, the records feature 3D holograms etched right onto them. Read More >>

wtf
Want a Guinness World Record? Just Watch TV For Four Days Straight

Did you binge watch the new season of Daredevil in one sitting this weekend? I bet you feel like that's a long time to be sitting and watching TV, right? Hate to break it to you, but it probably doesn't even come close. The longest recorded TV binge is a whopping 92 hours. That's over three days of non-stop telly. Read More >>

drones
British Team Makes Landmark Drone Flight Over the English Channel

1816: Élise becomes the first steam ship to cross the English Channel Read More >>

music
Monument Valley Soundtrack Coming to Vinyl is How You Know the Hipsters Won

That’s right. You can buy an iPhone app’s music in the form of a vinyl record – an exclusive to iam8bit.co.uk, going on sale today. The double LP costs $40 (£28). Obviously, the hipsters have won. Read More >>

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Sony’s Sleek New Turntable Makes Me Want to Rob a Record Store

While Sony attempts to resurrect the Walkman brand as a high-def media player, it’s clear that music lovers prefer something more disk-like. No, not CDs. Records! Read More >>

music
Sad Supervillain Martin Shkreli Bought That Top Secret Wu-Tang Album

I offer my deepest apologies to Wu-Tang fans. The buyer of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, a record-slash-art-project of which only a single copy will ever be sold, is now owned by pill price gouger Martin Shkreli. Read More >>

music
Important Update on the Wu-Tang Clan Super Secret Album Saga

You may remember the tale of rap group Wu-Tang Clan spending nine years making a super secret album called Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, of which only a single copy would be sold. Read More >>

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Tesco Adds “Rapidly Growing” Vinyl Album Section to 55 Branches

A press release from Tesco claims it'll be the first UK market to start selling vinyl records next week, which is true as long as you're young enough not to have bought 7-inch singles from Woolworths in the 1980s. Read More >>