A total of 3,110 students from Nanjing Agricultural University in China broke the Guinness World Record for World’s Largest Smiley Face on Apr. 27, overtaking the last world record of 2,961 volunteers in Canada on July 2011. Students stand in formation on a field as they form a smiley face in an attempt to break..
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
South Korea can now produce missiles that can reach all of North Korea as part of a new deal with Washington that's a response to the North's own growing weapons stockpile. There were restrictions put on their missile production by Washington to try and deter [more]
A man and three members of his family were jailed for a total of 58 years yesterday after being convicted of murdering his pregnant wife claiming she was possessed by evil spirits. One of the four smothered 21-year-old Nalia Mumtaz while the others held [more]
People magazine is naming Beyonce as the World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2012. The 30-year-old singer tops the magazine’s annual list of the "World’s Most Beautiful" in a special double issue. The announcement was made Wednesday. Commenting on her selection, Beyonce tells the magazine: "I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given..
A group of 450 bikini-clad women broke theGuinness World Record for the world’s Largest Bikini Parade on Tuesday in Panama City Beach, Florida, beating Australia’s record. Locals and spring breakers gathered on the beach, some from as far as Maine and Alaska to take part in the world record before noon, when they walked together..
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu is the world’s richest man, Forbes magazine announced Mar. 7 in its annual listing of the world’s wealthiest people. Here is a glimpse of the other top contenders...
A Nepalese man has won a world record for coming up short. Chandra Bahadur Dangi was officially recognized as the world’s shortest living man, Guinness World Records announced Sunday. The pint-sized 72-year-old who lives in a remote mountain village about 250 miles west of Kathmandu stands just 21.5 inches, two inches shorter than Junrey Balawing,..
Couples in Thailand have locked lips to try and break the record for the world’s longest kiss. Six couples attempted the record, which sees them unable to separate, or move outside of a marked 1m square box. Each is competing not only for the record, but for a $3,300 diamond ring and a $6,600 holiday,..
Harvard University lost its top spot for the first time in eight years in a global ranking of higher education institutions, being overtaken by the California Institute of Technology. Another California institution (Caltech), Stanford University, tied with Harvard for second spot in the annual table compiled by the London-based Times Higher Education, with data supplied..
Cheers! Christian Vanneque poses with his £75,000 bottle of white wine, an 1811 Château d’Yquem. A 200-year-old bottle of Château d’Yquem has broken the record for the most expensive bottle of white wine ever sold, after a collector bought it for £75,000 at the Ritz in London. The buyer was private collector Christian Vanneque, former..
Everybody’s got one somewhere under lock and key – or maybe they display it proudly on the wall. Hugely-popular photo website AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com has released a superb batch of pictures from vacations that you would probably rather forget, just in time for the summer holidays. There are action shots of children falling into ponds and over..
Pills are placed into the Damien Hirst artwork Lullaby Spring which has been bought by the Qatari royal family. Massive spending spree undertaken by royal family ahead of 2022 World Cup football tournament. The tiny emirate of Qatar has become the world’s biggest art buyer after a massive spending spree by the royal family to..