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Tuesday: March 30, 2010

New world record for largest group of water skiers claimed over in Australia.New world record for largest group of water skiers claimed over in Australia.

It took a group of 114 water skiers to break the previous record of 100 water skiers all of which were towed by a single boat for the distance of one nautical mile. Apparently the group in question had been trying to break the previous record for quite some time. Congrats.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 6:04 AM | Tags (7) | water | skiers | boat | abcnews | worldrecords | guinness | towed |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 15, 2010

Have a peek at the world's largest labyrinth recently constructed over in Buffalo, New York.Have a peek at the world's largest labyrinth recently constructed over in Buffalo, New York.

Recently built over in Buffalo for a winter festival, this maze consists of 2,200 blocks of ice which weigh about 300 pounds each. The maze itself m easured in at 12,855 square feet beating the previous record-owner by a whopping 4,575 square feet. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 6:41 AM | Tags (11) | blocks | buffalo | festival | footage | guiness | ice | labyrinth | largest | newyork | snow | winter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 22, 2010

Speeding hearse manages to set new world record.Speeding hearse manages to set new world record.

Secretary of the Tasmanian Drag Racing Association John Hurley says the modified 1987 Ford Falcon hearse was a challenging choice of vehicle. 'I guess there's all sorts of weird and wonderful machines that come out to play in drag racing.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:12 AM | Tags (5) | speeding | hearse | worldrecord | abc | australia |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 3, 2010

88,000 students team up to try and break world record for jumping rope.88,000 students team up to try and break world record for jumping rope.

Organizers say more than 88,000 people participated at more than 500 schools. That would easily beat the current record of 59,000 jump ropers set in Australia. The results still have to be certified by the Guinness people.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 6:58 AM | Tags (6) | california | guinness | jumprope | neat | records | world |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Paper airplane manages to set brand new flight record over in Japan.Paper airplane manages to set brand new flight record over in Japan.

If you can make a paper airplane capable of staying in flight for more than twenty-six seconds (using just one sheet of paper and nothing else) alert your local news station because you've just broken a record.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 6:49 AM | Tags (6) | airplane | flight | japan | paper | records | seconds |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 30, 2009

Large hadron collider manages to set brand new world energy record.Large hadron collider manages to set brand new world energy record.

The previous record of 0.98 trillion electron volts has been held by the Tevatron accelerator since 2001. The LHC is eventually expected to operate at some seven trillion electron volts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 6:32 AM | Tags (11) | energy | collider | hadron | world | record | large | bbc | volts | trillion | accelerator | lhc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 3, 2009

New Hampshire is now home to the world's largest meatball.New Hampshire is now home to the world's largest meatball.

Matthew Mitnitsky, owner of Nonni's Italian Eatery in Concord, said Sunday that a 222.5-pound meatball was authenticated as the world's largest after being weighed by state weights and measures officials.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:47 AM | Tags (6) | guiness | meat | meatball | newhampshire | official | records |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

New Zealand stockbroker manages to tap his way into the record books.New Zealand stockbroker manages to tap his way into the record books.

The gentleman in question can tap 1,056 times a minute which is about seventeen taps a second on average. However, he can beat that average easily and is able to tap a whopping twenty-three times per second.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 8:29 PM | Tags (8) | abc | dance | guiness | newzealand | records | stockbroker | stocks | tap |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 8, 2009

Have a peek at the world's largest pumpkin.Have a peek at the world's largest pumpkin.

At one point in August, the massive pumpkin was growing 33 pounds a day, Christy told Fox News. She kept it going by plying the soil with a mix of compost, coffee grounds and cow manure, though seeds with good genetics are also key.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 8:13 AM | Tags (5) | pumpkin | records | world | largest | dailynews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 29, 2009

World record for most people doing 'the robot' in unison broken over in Australia.World record for most people doing 'the robot' in unison broken over in Australia.

After the first official attempt failed - some who signed up had turned into wallflowers - they broke the record on the second attempt.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:31 AM | Tags (7) | dance | daning | guiness | melbourne | robot | unison | worldrecords |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 21, 2009

World record for longest handshake now stands at twelve hours.World record for longest handshake now stands at twelve hours.

That's a lot of handshaking and somehow Hulk Hogan managed to get involved with this as well. WATCHA GONNA DO WHEN THE HANDSHAKE RUNS WILD ON YOU? Believe it, brother.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:39 AM | Tags (5) | abc | guiness | handshake | hulkhogan | worldrecords |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

World record for Pac-Man recently broken by Ohio resident.World record for Pac-Man recently broken by Ohio resident.

To nail a perfect Pac-Man score, a player must 'eat every dot, bonus prize and blue ghost across all 256 levels.' At that point, a glitch in the original game code results in an unplayable stage, effectively ending the experience with a score of 3,333,360.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:24 AM | Tags (7) | namco | ohio | pacman | points | records | videogames | worldrecords |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

A list of concerts with highest numbers for record attendance just for you.A list of concerts with highest numbers for record attendance just for you.

3.5 million people in one place? Way to go, Rod Stewart.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 10:04 AM | Tags (5) | music | rodstewart | concert | attendance | worldrecords |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

Have a gander at the newly unveiled world's largest telescope.Have a gander at the newly unveiled world's largest telescope.

Behold! The largest telescope of it's kind with thirty-four foot segmeneted mirror action.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 1:58 PM | Tags (5) | gtc | largest | mirror | natgeo | telescope |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 3, 2009

Participants of scream contest fail to shatter current world record.Participants of scream contest fail to shatter current world record.

The record for loudest scream by a human being still stands at a whopping 129 decibels.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 12:34 PM | Tags (4) | decibels | loud | records | scream |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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