Meet the man who has set nearly 400 Guinness World Records

If you ever found yourself in an herbal induced state of clarity and wondered if you could set a Guinness World Record in something ridiculous, the answer is you probably can. But then Ashrita Furman would probably break your record. Who? Ashrita Furman. He's perhaps the greatest winner, maybe one of the greatest… » 11/13/13 10:12pm 11/13/13 10:12pm

The World's Smallest RC Helicopter Can Be Destroyed By a Fly Swatter

It was impressive enough when toymakers found a way to make remote control helicopters small and safe enough to fly around indoors. But their miniaturization efforts continue on as toymaker Silverlit introduces the Nano-Falcon, an RC chopper so tiny that Guinness has officially granted it the world record for smallest… » 5/23/13 11:45am 5/23/13 11:45am

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…

Guinness-Record Movie Marathon Starts Now, Ends When Everyone's Asleep

Today in a glass-walled room in New York's Time Square, Netflix gathered six of the world's brightest talents in the field of sitting on ass and watching movies. The goal was to break the current Guinness continuous-movie-watching world record of 120 hours 23 minutes. They can eat, drink and stretch as long as they… » 10/02/08 9:00pm 10/02/08 9:00pm

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