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Man sits on toilet for 116 hours to set new Guinness record

A Belgian man spent 116 consecutive hours sitting on a toilet in a local bar in a bid to set a new Guinness World Record. Jimmy De Frenne sat on...

A Chinese AI startup is tracking lost dogs using their nose prints

Megvii, a Chinese AI startup that supplies facial recognition software for the Chinese government’s surveillance program, is expanding its technology beyond humans to recognize different faces of pets. As reported...

Man throws, catches fire sword 64 times in one minute for Guinness record

A man with more than 100 Guinness World Records titles to his name added another when he threw and caught a fire sword 64 times in one minute. David Rush,...

Oregon students create world’s largest piece of chalk

A group of students at an Oregon college might have broken a Guinness World Record with the creation of a giant piece of chalk that stands more than 6...

Ruling the roost: Swiss judge imposes crowing schedule on rooster

A Swiss district court imposed a "crowing schedule" on a rooster last month after neighbours complained about the noise. The rooster is now allowed to be outside and crow to...

Lithuanian couple wins international wife-carrying championship

Vytatutas Kirkliauskas, with his wife Neringa, traversed a muddy course and won the annual wife-carrying championships in Finland on Saturday. It was the second consecutive victory for the Lithuanian couple...

Parents name son “Google” hoping it will give him a leg up in life

A baby in Indonesia has been awarded the title of “world’s strangest name” after it was revealed that his parents legally registered him as “Google”; no surname or middle...

Man balances running lawnmower on his chin for nearly 4 minutes

A Guinness World Records enthusiast balanced a running lawn mower on his chin for 3 minutes, 52 seconds in Idaho. David Rush said he trained for three years and three...

Abingdon woman died from ‘rat bite fever’

A woman died after catching so-called rat bite fever from her pet, an inquest has heard. Simone Stapley was bitten on the finger by her rat on 3 November...

Armed robbers steal 500 loaves of bread in Zimbabwe

A gang of armed robbers stole 500 loaves of bread during a delivery at a bakery in Zimbabwe earlier this week. According to The Chronicle, a crew from Lobel's Bakery was...

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Iran tanker row: Detained ship sets sail from Gibraltar

An Iranian ship held by Gibraltar since July on suspicion of transporting oil to Syria has left port. Marine tracking shows the tanker moving east...

Trump cancels Denmark visit over Greenland spat

US President Donald Trump has cancelled a state visit to Denmark after the nation's prime minister said Greenland was not for sale to the...

David Beckham’s US stadium site ‘contaminated’

The proposed stadium site for David Beckham's Inter Miami franchise in the MLS has arsenic contamination levels more than twice the legal limit, says...