The World's Biggest Tiny Domino Setup Must Have Been Maddening to Make

going big means going small, like when you are trying to set the world record for the most mini dominoes (2,000) ever toppled in one sequence. The result is as impressive as it is minute. My god those guys must have a lot of patience. » 7/27/14 11:00am 7/27/14 11:00am

The World's Longest Lego Railway Includes 2.5 Miles Of Track

It's not quite as exciting as free-falling from the edge of space, but a group of 80 Lego enthusiasts in Denmark, led by Henrik Ludvigsen, now hold the Guinness Record for the world's longest plastic toy train track—an honor that will certainly look fantastic on a resume. » 5/14/13 2:05pm 5/14/13 2:05pm

Car Bomb Jello Shots Blow Up Your Liver for St. Patrick's Day

For some reason, we humans love to make solid foods liquid, and liquid foods solid. Key Lime Pie Martini? White Russian Ice Cream? I rest my case. Today, in honor of St. Paddy's Day, we're taking three Irish liquids, and making them into one awesome solid. » 3/16/12 6:00pm 3/16/12 6:00pm

How to Pour the Perfect Pint of Guinness

St. Paddy's Day is this weekend! And as one of my favorite "holidays", I celebrate by drinking Jameson and Guinness (I never drink Guinness). You probably do too. Here's how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness from a can, according to Chow, so you can impress your friends. » 3/14/12 4:40pm 3/14/12 4:40pm

Man Makes 141 Rotations Hanging From a Power Drill, Sets Stupid World…

Here is the trick to setting world records—aim low and think of the stupidest record possible. Case in point—the record for most rotations while hanging from a power drill. » 4/27/09 3:40pm 4/27/09 3:40pm

Netflix Movie-Watching Marathon Ends After 123 Hour and 10 Minute Record

Apparently the sight of Susan Sarandon was too much for the final two contestants in the Netflix Movie Watching World Championship in NYC » 10/08/08 2:30pm 10/08/08 2:30pm. After a record-breaking 57 movies or 123 hours and 10 minutes of nearly constant entertainment, Suresh Joachim () and Claudia Wavra walked away with the coveted Popcorn Bowl…

EVOLTA, the World's Longest-Lasting AA Alkaline Battery, Coming to the…

We first heard about the Guinness record-holding EVOLTA » 9/24/08 12:00pm 9/24/08 12:00pm AA battery back in April, but at the time they were only available in Japan. However, Panasonic is bringing their new product to the States staring this October in AA or AAA four and eight packs (priced at $5 and $9 respectively). I would just stick with…

10 Record-Breaking Consumer Gadgets

From the world's tallest skyscraper » 9/08/08 4:00pm 9/08/08 4:00pm to the , it seems like a day rarely goes by without news of some sort of record being broken. As far as consumer gadgets are concerned, everyone claims to have the biggest, smallest or the fastest product on the market—but just because it's in the press release doesn't make it true.…

Mob Takes Over Office Lighting To Transform Tower Into Giant Frosty Pint

Sure it's an ad, but taking over your office building's lighting system en masse with an army of thirsty friends as an homage to every Irishman's favorite stout is a pretty refreshing dream while you're pinned inside your cubicle. Now if we could just do this with a massive INSTEON installation-then we'd be set. Check… » 7/31/08 12:20pm 7/31/08 12:20pm

Firefox Claims World Download Record (No One Disputes It)

Mazel tov, Mozilla, for claiming the Guinness world record for most downloaded software in a 24-hour period after 8 million of your minions snagged Firefox 3 on launch day. It's not that big of a feat considering you took the record from absolutely no one, but you sure set the bar pretty high for anyone planning on… » 7/03/08 10:30am 7/03/08 10:30am

The "Moaster" is the Highest Popping Toaster in the World

You know how sometimes your toast doesn't quite pop out of the toaster fully? And because your judgment is a little impaired that early in the morning, you decide to jam a fork in there to dig it out only to be electrocuted and rushed to the hospital? Sure, we have all been there. However, Freddie Yauner, the dude… » 6/23/08 3:20pm 6/23/08 3:20pm

Turiba University Sets World Record With 1,911 Simultaneous Coke-Mentos…

Some people celebrate anniversaries with food, or a little dancing, but Business University Turiba in Latvia decided to have a little fun with a Gizmodo favorite: the ol' Mento in the Coke reaction. For the school's 15th anniversary, the students set out the break the previous world record for this category, which was… » 6/21/08 10:00am 6/21/08 10:00am

New Guinness Rube Goldberg Ad Directed by Bravia 'Bouncing Balls'…

This new Guinness ad, airing for the first time tonight in the UK and shot over the course of a week in a village in Argentina, features a sweet Rube Goldberg contraption made out of everything from dominoes to old cars to flaming bales of hay. Apparently sequences of it were shot upwards of 15 times, so it probably… » 11/09/07 9:46am 11/09/07 9:46am

Folding@home Recognized By Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records has acknowledged Folding@home as the world's most powerful distributed computing project. On September 16, 2007, months after the program was first distributed to PS3s, Folding@home hit 1 petaflop—setting the record. But just a week later (September 23), PS3 users alone reached the petraflop… » 10/31/07 9:48am 10/31/07 9:48am

Samsung Holds 3 World Records for Cellphones

The 2008 edition of the Guinness World Records book will feature three records for Samsung cellphones. The SGH-U100 is the world's thinnest cellphone at 5.9mm, the SCH-B600 has the highest photo resolution in a cellphone at 10MP and the SGH-Z370 is the world's thinnest 3G cellphone at 8.4mm. However, with the speed… » 9/04/07 6:36am 9/04/07 6:36am

Guinness Surger

The Guinness Widget is a neat feat of engineering and it does pour a halfway decent pint from a can, compared to what you'd get from a keg at a pub, but if you live in the UK you have another option as of this month. The Guinness Surger is a electrical device with a small metal plate on it; you pour a little water… » 3/14/06 3:53pm 3/14/06 3:53pm