In a triumph of both technology and agriculture, the Guinness World Record for largest Quick Response code has been claimed by a corn maze.* [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen
on Oct 14, 2012 -
"The whole dream is that everybody has a world record in them
," said Dan Rollman, president and co-founder of the Brooklyn-based Universal Record Database
. Since the site went live last fall, more than 1,000 feats have been documented - ranging from the most binder clips on a face (now up to 34
) to the longest toenail (seven-eighths of an inch
) to the most whoopee cushions sat on without smiling or laughing (presently up to 18
), and a few records involving mustaches (1
). Beyond the basics of setting records, the URDB is based on three principles
: 1. Honesty and accuracy are pretty much everything, 2. Don't hurt yourself. Don't hurt others. Don't hurt the planet, and 3. Waste sucks. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Jun 20, 2009 -
The Golden Era Missile Command Challenge!
The Epic Battle of Billy Mitchell
vs. Mr. Awesome (Roy Shildt)
, in which, Pac-Man Champion and renowned creator of Rickey's Chicken Wing Hot Sauce, Billy Mitchell, has his status as "Player of the Century" challenged by Missile Command record holder and arch-nemesis, Roy Shildt. Funspot Classic Games Message Board For World Record Holders CLOSED Because of too much airing out of dirty laundry.
Below: Conversations With [Roy Shildt,] Guinness Book Missile Command Champion, who is always in hot water with Twin Galaxies due to his accusations and fight to stay on the scoreboard. He has apologized, even though Mitchell has moved on, insisting that "his passion for winning has abated somewhat, or at least
shifted." ... "Now," he says, "I bring my passion to the sauce." Billy Mitchell never gives up." (Warning: Crazy site design and information overload! Be sure to scrooooooll down)
posted by mr.curmudgeon
on Jun 3, 2005 -
Guinness is Good for You:
Find the poster of your birth year; of the year you had your first glass of Guinness; of the year you swore off the stuff. Try to find a way to link to one of them. Despair. Pour another pint. It's all good. [Flash req. "Argentina 1952" works for the login.
posted by Carlos Quevedo
on May 5, 2003 -
I'd like to wish a happy St. Patricks Day
to Irish readers, Irish-Americans, Irish-Britons, Irish-Australians, Irish-New Zealanders, and whoever is of Irish descent. And if you don't have Irish blood, go to the pub, drink some Guinness and you soon will!
posted by tomcosgrave
on Mar 17, 2002 -