World's oldest man Salustiano "Shorty" Sanchez-Blazquez was 112 years old when he died this weekend. Shorty was born in Spain in 1901, emigrated to the United States in 1920 via Ellis Island, and has lived in Niagara Falls, New York (mostly) ever since. But just how did this man live so long? Four w ... More >>
After the death of Japanese man Jiroemon Kimura at 116 years old last month, the hunt began for the world's new oldest man. Guiness World Records announced today the search is over. Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez of Grand Island, New York has is the new bearer of the title, at 112 years old.
Destined to be in the Guinness book of world records, or die trying
We've featured the world's most expensive burger before, but what's in the world's largest? A Minnesota casino cooked up a 2,014-pound, 10-foot-diameter bacon cheeseburger that contained 60 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of lettuce, 50 pounds of sliced onions, 40 pounds of pickles, and 40 pounds of che ... More >>
If you walk into the Second Avenue Deli - a kosher eatery that relocated from the East Village, when it actually was on 2nd Avenue, to Midtown - with $24.95 in your wallet, you'll have just enough moolah to buy a little snack called the 'Instant Heart Attack.' The 804-calorie towering sandwich, made ... More >>
When news broke that the Flaming Lips were going to play eight separate shows in 24 hours in an attempt to eclipse a Guinness World Record set by Jay-Z, the collective response was something along the lines of, "Well, of course they are." The Lips have done so much bonkers shit up to this point in ... More >>
In a contest of overpriced hot dogs, New York City's Serendipity 3 has been unseated by Vancouver's DougieDog Hot Dogs, recently crowned the world's most expensive hot dog seller by Guinness World Records. The restaurant's foot-long Dragon Dog, a bratwurst, is infused with 100-year-old Louis XIII ... More >>
Sometimes the best ideas come to you while you're sitting drunk in the back of a taxi cab. At least that's how it happened with three adventure-seeking buddies from England who are riding a taxi across the globe in an effort to break the world record for longest taxi ride ever.
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It is what it looks like. The woman in the video, one Uchida Geinousha, is the owner of the Super Wan Wan Circus in Tsukuba City, Japan. She's also the new Guinness World Record holder for "handler of the most dogs skipping on a rope."
Dale DeGroff, often cited as the father of the cocktail renaissance, will star in On the Town With Dale DeGroff: A Salute to Saloons, Neighborhood Bars and Legendary Cocktail Palaces, at the Cornelia Street Café this October. The musical cabaret show isn't such a stretch for the celebrity mi ... More >>
Someone have a feather headpiece we can borrow?
Dennis Mykytyn is likely the man (outside of the phone company, or another corporate entity) who would win the Guinness Book of World Records spot for holding the most phone numbers with the 212 area code -- the most prestigious area code there is in this town, until Brooklyn is completely re ... More >>
Award winning actor/playwright Charles Busch is getting another honor to accessorize his mantel with on Monday. His frequent costar Julie Halston will present him with the New York Innovative Theatre Awards' 2011 Luminary award at Therapy (348 W. 52 Street), from 6 to PM. On the eve of his ... More >>
It looks better than this dog, promisePerhaps discontented with holding records for selling the world's most expensive ice cream sundae and the world's largest hot chocolate, screaming kiddie mecca Serendipity 3 is now permanently dishing up the world's most expensive hot dog. So what do you ... More >>
Starting at 11:30 tomorrow morning and lasting for several decadent hours, Sandra Lee will be putting her terrifying power to good use by taking over Grand Central Terminal to throw an enormous bake sale for charity.
Britney and Mom, via The SunI'd suggest we take this story with a grain of salt, though who wants even a grain of salt to dilute any of the Internet crowd-rage related to this story? Britain's The Sun tells the tale of the worst mom of all pushy, awful stage moms, a mom who is, without a hin ... More >>
U! S! A! U! S! A!This past weekend, New York bartender Sheldon Wiley became the Guinness World Record holder for most drinks made in an hour. The homegrown talent, who bartends at Riff Raff's, the tiki bar that opened below The Hurricane Club late last year, went up against Germany's Matthias ... More >>
Liar.Sorry to tell you this, but you've been lied to. The man behind such gems as "this just in.... another cosmic fastball from theMind of your fav Warlock; Earn Yourself. #EarnYourself" is not actually actor, winner and drug addict Charlie Sheen; it's someone he's hired to be his "Tweet Master. ... More >>
Smokey, muted.A cat named Smokey is vying for the title of loudest purr-er in the world. Well, actually, Smokey's owners are vying for the title on behalf of their pet. Smokey most likely does not care a hill of beans about getting into the Guinness Book of World Records, where her owners arg ... More >>
Thats what Brian Boitano would do
Kobayashi eats it.Takeru Kobayashi may be a world champion when it comes to wolfing hot dogs, but the Japanese-born competitive eater couldn't swallow enough pizza this past Saturday to break the Guinness World Record for pie eating.
Sunday's New York Times includes a somewhat original, overlooked take on the most infamous terrorist in the world, the still-not-caught Osama bin Laden, who released two new audio recordings over the weekend. The article, instead of the standard "Where's Waldo?", focuses on bin Laden's "wide- ... More >>
via World Smile DaySometimes people are so wonderful and kind and perfect and perky we just want to punch them in the gut. Which is sort of how we feel about World Smile Day, which, you guessed it, is today! Whee! It's actually the 12th World Smile Day, which means our faces are getting tired ... More >>
So, this video's been going around that explores some important questions in parenting. Such as, if your 10-year-old expresses a desire to attempt to surpass a Guinness World Record, do you let him? If that record is, say, wearing the most underpants out of anyone in the world, do you support ... More >>
No one's safe around Ricky Gervais
AP10,452 kg of national pride.Israel and Lebanon have more or less been at each other's throats for more than 60 years. And during the last few they've also been arguing over what goes down each other's throats: specifically, hummus.
Fast-food chains are recovering from a difficult winter of poor sales with the new season. McDonald's, Wendy's, and Domino's have all seen a spike since the start of spring. [Forbes] Meanwhile, Wall Street analysts say that the restaurant industry's recovery officially started in March, with ... More >>
Food vendors from the Brooklyn Flea have been enlisted to sell their fare at the 36 performances of SummerStage in Central Park this summer. Look for Pizza Moto, The Red Hook Lobster Pound, and Asia Dog, among other favorites. [NY Times] Orthorexia, an unhealthy obsession with eating healthy ... More >>
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here. Rivers Cuomo cooks up his own "American Pie," and music dies all over again.
Our esteemed colleague Ward Harkavy is correct that there are no authoritative accounts of sex between Rachel Uchitel and Tiger Woods at this writing, under the Post headline or anywhere else. Happily for journalists, there is a 9/11 angle. Uchitel lost her fiance, banker Andy O'Grady, in the ... More >>
Lessons from the darkness: Herzog treks to Antarctica, and Maddin to the tundra of his youth
The third leg in Yamadas melodramatic samurai trilogy
Elvis sightings, ethnic humor, and tomcat cruising, plus a peek at Jodie Foster's panic room
An ever evolving periscopic museum intended "for the people"
Rapunzels fight back
Sam Adams' record-breaking brew: Actually a fine spirit?
The adventures of Ilan Stavans, radical lexicographer and Spanglish champion
The 2000 Olympics Start Next Week. Pumped Up?
Weighing In on the Modern Amazon
Howard Safir I Am the Law!