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United States, North America
Born March 26, 1986, Scooter lives with his owner Gail Floyd, who was there the day the kitten was born – and he’s been right by her side ever since.
Guinness World Records
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May 09, 2016
UAE, Middle East, Asia
When geography works against you, change the geography.
Engadget
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May 02, 2016
Australia, Oceania
Animal Planet's River Monsters captures suspenseful encounters with dangerous sea creatures, but during a recent shoot, the crew came face-to-face with something they never expected to see.
Inside Edition
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April 18, 2016
New Zealand, Oceania
The breakout at the National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier, which has captured the imagination of New Zealanders and made headlines around the world, apparently began when Inky slipped through a small gap at the top of his tank.
NY Times
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April 13, 2016
United States, North America
No evasive action was taken by the airline crew, and the plane, Lufthansa Flight 456, safely made its landing minutes later without further incident.
Reuters
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March 19, 2016
Israel, Middle East
Born in Poland on 15 September, 1903 to parents Moszek-Dawid and Brucha Krystztal, Mr Kristal has lived through both World Wars and survived Nazi war camp Auschwitz in the 1940s before relocating to Israel.
Guinness World Records
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March 11, 2016
World
Unknown hackers still managed to get away with about $80 million, one of the largest known bank thefts in history.
Reuters
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March 10, 2016
Bangladesh, Asia
Abul Bajandra has been suffering from a rare disease called epidermodysplasia verruciformis, which causes wart-like lesions, for 20 years.
CNN
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February 01, 2016
North Korea, Asia
According to state-run newspaper Pyongyang Times, this "suave" liquor is made from ginseng extract, and uses glutinous rice instead of sugar.
CNN
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January 21, 2016
United States, North America
The Chicago artist Theaster Gates’ Stony Island Art Bank is an artwork, not just an arts venue.
Citylab
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October 20, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch was one of the warmest places in the UK that day,
Wales Online
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September 12, 2015
Brazil, South America
Varginha became famous nearly twenty years ago after a supposed alien landing.
Folha
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August 24, 2015
United States, North America
The 26-year-old feline was crowned the oldest living cat in the world by Guinness World Records officials this week.
9news
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August 18, 2015
China, Asia
Passersby scrambled to take photos of the men when they first appeared on the street, and the volume of onlookers was deemed disturbing by authorities.
The Guardian
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July 26, 2015
Japan, Asia
When the audience applauded for Frois and Yukirin, Pepper started clapping along too.
Motherboard
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July 08, 2015
South Africa, Africa
The office will serve as a sales hub, helping Facebook learn about and attract small businesses from the region that may want to advertise to Facebook's audience.
Recode
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June 30, 2015
North Korea, Asia
The secretive state did not provide proof, and the claim is likely to provoke widespread skepticism.
ABC News
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June 22, 2015
United States, North America
When he wasn't busy scribbling out the theory of relativity, Albert Einstein seems to have spent a fair amount of time writing spiritual letters.
NBC News
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June 15, 2015
UAE, Asia, Middle East
It's a boat that doesn't move, with a fully-fitted kitchen and a glass-bottomed jacuzzi on its sun deck.
QZ
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June 04, 2015
United States, North America
Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina, finished the Suja Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon yesterday in 7 hours, 7 minutes and 42 seconds, setting the world record for the fastest marathon ever by a woman 90 years or older.
ABC News
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June 01, 2015
United States, North America
The woman was reportedly cleaning her late husband’s garage when she came across the Apple I. Only about 200 of this model was ever made.
The Next Web
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June 01, 2015
United States, North America
Poh, suffering from several tumors and kidney failure, was given only a few weeks to live. His owner opted to give him an amazing send-off.
KTLA‎
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June 01, 2015
Australia, Oceania
The Rings are massive, in good condition and under cover they could be used for igloo type buildings.
France, China, Asia, Europe
The Tiens directors have relaxed in the most luxurious hotel rooms. Less elevated employees have been treated to 3 or 4-star accommodation.
SMH
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May 11, 2015
Nepal, Asia
Man found with minor injuries in collapsed home seven days after earthquake, as government rules out finding more survivors in Kathmandu.
The Guardian
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May 04, 2015
Tunisia, Africa
Tunisians have unfurled a national flag the size of 19 football pitches in a bid to set a Guinness world record and promote patriotism in the face of Islamist extremism.
Yahoo
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May 04, 2015
Israel, Asia, Middle East
With little to do and nowhere to go, five Palestinians stuck in the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip came up with a plan: make a boat out of recycled plastic bottles.
Daily Mail
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April 20, 2015
Russia, Europe, Italy
A 30-year-old Russian man has volunteered to be the first to have his head transplanted onto another human body.
Business Insider
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April 13, 2015
Germany, Europe
Her latest pregnancy was the result of artificial insemination using both donated sperm and eggs. Besides, she already has 13 children.
Daily Mail
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April 13, 2015
China, Asia
The 52-year-old has lived there since her family fell on tough times and could no longer support her.
Daily Mail
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April 09, 2015
Japan, Asia
Her achievement is expected to be recognized by Guinness World Records.
The Guardian
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April 07, 2015
New Zealand, Oceania
While the project stemmed more from necessity than hobby, the result was anything but hardship-living.
Shine
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April 03, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
British newspapers annually run silly stories on April 1 to catch out gullible readers - and this year was no exception.
Rappler
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April 02, 2015
China, Asia
Legend has it that on this day the dragon, an important symbol in Chinese culture, will awaken and bring rain to produce a bumper harvest.
Daily Mail
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April 01, 2015
China, Asia
After years of living and laboring side by side, the pair of friends learned how to work together in order to overcome their individual disabilities.
True Activist
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April 01, 2015
Philippines, Asia
Philippine National Police Inspector Sophia Loren Deliu will join the Miss Earth Philippines 2015 beauty pageant.
Philstar
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March 26, 2015
Japan, Asia
Known as the last man from Fukushima, Matsumura is the only person still living in the exclusion zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Distractify
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March 24, 2015
Netherlands, Europe
More than 32,000 had signed up for the games at the Amsterdam and Utrecht branches but the Swedish retail giant says they are a safety threat.
The Guardian
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March 19, 2015
China, Asia
They have just sold an army of the metal robots for almost one million RMB (£110,000) constructed in their own makeshift workshop.
Daily Mail
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March 16, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
Father Pierre Jalapeno Pepper donned the boxing gloves for the first time as part of his parish's fundraising Saint Patrick's Weekend Punch-Up.
ABC News
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March 16, 2015
China, Asia
The vegetable monster grew from a mysterious green shoot in Mr Chen's abandoned garden.
Daily Mail
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March 12, 2015
China, Asia
Her company LENS Technology supplies window glass for Apple devices and is now worth a staggering £4.87 billion.
Daily Mail
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March 11, 2015
China, Asia
Located in the Chinese megapolis of Changsha, the building rose at the rate of three floors per day, has 57 floors and 800 apartments.
Tree Hugger
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March 10, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
Video footage of Anderson can be clearly seen as he walks around the roof in a grey top and dark trousers.
Express
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March 09, 2015
Australia, Oceania
In the mid-1960s, Australian athlete Reg Spiers found himself stranded in London with no money to buy a plane ticket home. Desperate to get back to Australia in time for his daughter's birthday, he decided to post himself in a wooden crate.
BBC
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March 09, 2015
United States, North America
While growing up during the Great Depression, Barbara Beskind was an inventor by necessity who hoped to become one professionally.
Today
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March 06, 2015
China, Asia
When he discovered the 10-meter-deep cave while taking a stroll on Yaoshan Mountain, he decided to live there to save the 100 yuan he'd spent on his rent.
Shanghaiist
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March 05, 2015
Canada, North America
They're using currency - and a sharpie - to honor the late Leonard Nimoy.
Fortune
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March 03, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
When she started working at the pub in 1940, she was 26 years old, King George VI was on the throne and Britain was at war.
Metro
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February 28, 2015
Netherlands, Europe
According to the town council, the owl may have once been kept in captivity, which would explain why it has settled in a semi-urban location and why it is attracted to people.
DutchNews
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February 26, 2015

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