Ever since the Guinness World Records was introduced in August of 1954, people have been coming up with all kinds of gimmicks to get their name in the book. So it should come as no surprise to anyone that there is a category for the fastest clapper in the world, an honor that has been held by Kent French, since 2003. Now it seems he may have finally met his match or should we say 'clap' in Bryan Bednarek.
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Of all the sports played today, pole vault is one of the most demanding in technique and athleticism. So imagine competing when you are legally blind! Not one, but two high school girls have accomplished this daunting and seemingly impossible feat. 15-year-old Charlotte Brown of Emory, Texas and 17-year-old Aria Ottmueller of Chandler, Arizona are both standout athletes who have found out-of-the-box ways to overcome their visual impairment and conquer not just this, but other sports as well.
The next time your parents berate you for pulling a face, point them to Tardar Sauce, a two-year old mixed breed feline whose fame and notoriety for being a 'sourpuss' has landed her a plum role in a Hollywood film alongside superstars like Seth Rogan and Jack Black.
If you are a board game aficionado, chances are that you are familiar with America's oldest board game - Game of Life, which as the name indicates mimics our lives starting from when we are young all the way to retirement. Now, the remote Yoron island in Japan is transforming itself into a full-size version of the board game - One where fans can participate and experience their entire lives in about seven weeks.
Imagine walking to your local park on a warm summer afternoon and settling down under a tree with a good book and a freshly picked juicy apple or peach - That is exactly what the brilliant minds behind Seattle's Beacon Food Forest Project are hoping to accomplish for all its residents, in the not too distant future.
When Rudyard Kipling created the character of Mowgli, an orphaned boy who was adopted and raised by wolves in the forests of India, he would have never guessed that one day there would be a child that would actually live a similar life. Meet Tippi Benjamine Okanti Degre, a French girl who spent the first ten years of her life in the jungles except in her case, it involved only the fun adventures and none of the hardship that Kipling's young protagonist faced.
With the eagerly awaited 'Man of Steel' finally in theaters this weekend, the iconic superhero with the signature red cape is very much on every fan's mind. It is therefore not surprising to hear that one recently paid a whopping $175,000 USD for a comic book featuring the fictional character - And, he seems to have gotten it a 'bargain' price!
Slugs, those slimy ugly creatures that we all seem to hate, suddenly got a little more interesting and definitely a lot more noticeable, thanks to these giant neon pink ones that were recently discovered by park rangers in New South Wales, Australia.
First there was Eddie the Oregon sea otter who amazed the world with his dunking skills and now, Titus an adorable toddler who is making waves with his outstanding talent that could give seasoned basketball players a run for their money.