The Marathon World Record Has Been Broken – What Comes Next?

Kenyan runner Dennis Kimetto set a world record at the Berlin Marathon today, covering a distance of 42.195 km (26.2 miles) a whopping 26 seconds faster than the previous record-holder. » 9/28/14 1:00pm 9/28/14 1:00pm

These Dark Knights Hold The World Record For Most Batmen Ever

You do not want to commit a crime anywhere near the Calgary headquarters of Nexen Energy. That's because not one, not two, but 542 Batmen work at the building, where they assemble to win the Guinness World Record for "Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Batman." » 9/19/14 8:37am 9/19/14 8:37am

This man officially has the biggest Doctor Who collection in the World

Thought you had a lot of Doctor Who related knick nacks at home? Perhaps not as many as this man from Manchester in the UK does - he's just entered Guinness' Book of World Records for having over one-and-a-half thousand bits of Who merchandise in his collection. » 9/17/14 3:06am 9/17/14 3:06am

He Played Missile Command for Nearly Three Consecutive Days

Earlier this year, Victor Sandberg broke Missile Command's all-time world record—a mark that had stood since 1982 and was believed to be unassailable. This weekend, he shot for another goal most thought unreachable. In the end, it was. » 12/30/13 3:57pm 12/30/13 3:57pm

The world's tallest Lego tower. Ever.

Gaze in amazement at this 112 foot-tall tower made from 500,000 individual bricks of Lego. The structure, which was built by students from Wilmington, Delaware, broke the Guinness World Record last night, thereby accomplishing the dream set by every kid who has ever clicked two pieces of Lego together. » 8/20/13 6:20am 8/20/13 6:20am

The Physics of Usain Bolt's World Record 100-meter Dash

Back in 2009, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt ran the 100-meter dash in a record setting time of 9.58 seconds. A recent study highlights the astounding physics behind this unprecedented human achievement. » 7/26/13 3:40pm 7/26/13 3:40pm

The oldest man to have ever lived has died

Japan's Jiroemon Kimura has passed away at the age of 116 years and 54 days. Guinness World Records is recognizing him as the oldest man in recorded history. » 6/13/13 6:20am 6/13/13 6:20am

The Scientist Who Almost Died While Debunking "The Hottest Day on Earth"

The world record for the hottest recorded temperature of 58°C (136.4°F) was set at Al Azizia, Libya, in 1922. This year, a team of researchers — including one who was almost killed in Libya's 2011 revolution — invalidated that record. Here's the harrowing story of how they did it. » 9/14/12 8:00am 9/14/12 8:00am

A New Record for the Highest Temperature We've Ever Created: A Whopping…

Guinness World Records has recognized Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider as the device which has set a new standard for achieving the "Highest Man-Made Temperature": a mind boggingly extreme 4 trillion degrees Celsius -– which is 250,000 times hotter than the center of the Sun. » 6/26/12 5:00pm 6/26/12 5:00pm

Green Lantern: First Flight Screening Was Site Of Record Breaking Oath

To warm up the crowd before Thursday night's screening of Green Lantern: First Flight, executive producer Bruce Timm led the entire audience in a recitation of the Green Lantern oath. And that moment of uber-nerdiness apparently set a superheroic record. » 7/26/09 9:00am 7/26/09 9:00am