The NYC Hot Sauce Expo, organizer Jimmy Carbone says, grew out of a small event focused on artisanal producers of all sorts of different edible goods. But "most of them were making hot sauce," he says, which prompted him to shift gears and create a festival that showcases hundreds of versions of the ... More >>
Twerking. In the future, it will be used as currency. It will be a tool used to combat world hunger. Twerking will be used to broker peace deals. It will end poverty. In these early days of Twerk Mania, it's hard to understand what it will become, especially given very few of us understand it. That' ... More >>
If you happen to be walking past Herald Square around noon today, and you see hundreds of people doubled over, butts jutting: Stay calm. It's just Big Freedia and her army of twerkers. As a promotion for her upcoming reality show on Fuse TV, the New Orleans Bounce musician Big Freedia is holding a t ... More >>
Come 6:30 p.m., almost every bar seat was full at the spacious new Tribeca restaurant Distilled, and by 7, groups nursed cocktails as they stood around and chatted, one eye out for signs of movement that would allow them to pounce on vacated stools. That energy bleeds into the high-ceilinged dining ... More >>
Ye Tongxin, a 48-year-old school-bus manager in Nanjing, has been training for 10 years to slice cucumbers with playing cards. His current best is to cut through 12 cucumbers in 42 seconds. If he can manage to cut through 18 in under 60 seconds, he will set a new Guinness World Record. Card throwing ... More >>
Lately we've been big on world records. First was Guinness World Record certified "most expensive" hamburger by Serendipity 3. Then came the more expensive $666 Douche Burger, which blew Serendipity out of the water in terms of price. Today we have for you (supposedly) the world's largest gummy be ... More >>
What's in the world's most expensive burger? Apparently Japanese Waygu beef, 10-herb white truffle butter, Salish Alderwood smoked Pacific sea salt, cheddar cheese, hand-made and cave-aged for 18 months by famed cheesemaker James Montgomery of Somerset, England. Plus shaved black truffles, a fried ... More >>
Lauri Rantala/FlickrThe Bhut Jolokia, whose status as the king of hot peppers has just been challengedThe Trinidad Moruga Scorpion has been named the hottest pepper on the planet by New Mexico State University's Chile Pepper Institute, according to the Associated Press.
Crazy person and Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty has come up with a totally inventive term for our current health care laws: "Obamneycare." Get it? Like Obama Romney. It's supposed to recall how Mitt Romney shamefully tried to help uninsured people with health problems as the gover ... More >>
Jonathan Marc Sherman's new play serves up a meager dramatic meal
viaGood news! Kelly Gneiting, a former U.S. sumo champion from Arizona who weighs 400 pounds, finished the Los Angeles Marathon in 9 hours, 48 minutes, and 42 seconds on Sunday, winning himself the much-coveted Guinness World Record of "Heaviest Person to Complete a Marathon." He jogged the f ... More >>
Just as we urged our readers to un-follow Charlie Sheen on Twitter, we came across this gold mine. Internships.com has posted a listing for an 8 week, full-time, paid internship with none other than TeamSheen. "Do you have #TigerBlood? Are you all about #Winning?" the listing asks, going on t ... More >>
This photo was Sheen's first tweet.Did you hear? Charlie Sheen has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest accrual of 1 million Twitter followers EVER. Congratulate him, and you! Because you're following him, right? We all helped make this happen. Oh, about that Charli ... More >>
Janet Folger Porter, president of anti-abortion group Faith2Action, has called a 9-week-old fetus to testify before Ohio's House Health Committee in favor of legislation that would outlaw abortions after the first heartbeat can be medically detected. We have many questions about this.
A world-famous tenor makes his Met Opera solo debut
via Daily Mail/Wales News ServiceThings that may surprise you: There is no Guinness Book of Records entry for the world's oldest cat. Even so, the human handler-servants of Lucy, a Welsh tabby who's allegedly been torturing mice since 1972, would like it to be noted that she is the oldest in ... More >>
Here is a ball, sans Snooki.Today in things making our brains hurt a/k/a WHY GOD, WHY? We have this: Everybody's favorite shortest Jersey Shore star/novelist/beer-bong aficionado, our dear sweet eensy Snooki, will be put in a ball and "lowered into New York's Times Square to help ring in 2011 ... More >>
Spin to win a years supply of chocolate
Dreidels pictured here not "made out of clay"Yeshiva University students are aiming to set the record for "most dreidels spun at one time" at an event they're calling Dreidel-palooza, to take place tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at the Max Stern Athletic Center on YU's campus. According to organizers, ... More >>
Hey, what's going on with the Chilean miners right now? Because you know this is all you're going to be talking about at that cocktail party/dinner at home/after-work drinks sesh with your buds. Be the one with the info that matters!
We New Yorkers are an exceptionally talented bunch, and 23 year-old Angel Alvarez of Harlem yet again proves the old adage true: If you can get shot here, you can get shot -- *BAM BAM* -- anywhere!
This is a trillion elves.New estimates from the White House say the budget deficit is now predicted to reach $1.47 trillion dollars this year. Holy shit. A trillion. You know they tell us this shit on Friday so we forget about it over the weekend.
Via NBC New York, here's footage of what was apparently the world's largest dodgeball game ever, which took place last night at the 69th Armory. You remember the beginning of Saving Private Ryan, when they invade Normandy?
Last night, the world's shortest man died. He Pingping of Wulanchabu, China, at 29 inches tall the Guinness Book of World Records' shortest man on earth, died at the conspicuous age of 21 last night of heart complications in Rome. He was supposed to appear on an Italian children's show the ne ... More >>
Featuring Ethan Hawke, looking nothing like a septic-tank cleaner
New York holds many titles, such as Worst Road Rage and Marijuana Arrest Capital of the World, and until Friday we had the world's oldest dog, too. The 21-year-old wirehaired dachsund Chanel, honored by the Guinness Book of World Records for her longevity, has passed in Port Jefferson Station ... More >>
A new breed of mixologist is obsessed with ice, using enormous cubes custom made by ice sculpture suppliers, ice balls the size of oranges, and long ice tubes for highballs. Dilution has become a dirty word. [NY Times] With a new Whole Foods in the space formerly occupied by the legendary ja ... More >>
Speaking of cupcakes, Guinness Book of World Records staff was on hand this Saturday at the Mall of America, to check out what might be the biggest cupcake in the world. The 100-pound, 2-feet tall, 3-feet wide behemoth clocks in at 131,000 calories. It's stuffed with fudge and frosted in yellow in h ... More >>
Poor Raymond Pagliarulo is, like many of us, just trying to live his dream, which is evidently to become a bank-robber. But he's not very good at it: he'd tried three times to pull bank jobs in Staten Island before today, only to get caught shortly afterwards. One time he even walked out empty-hande ... More >>
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