World Records Newswire (Page 7)

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  1. Here's why Microsoft spent $250 million on smartphone keyboard SwiftKeyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Microsoft has confirmed in a blog post that the company is buying SwiftKey, the London-based iPhone and Android keyboard, and will absorb its 150 person team into the company. The deal, which was first reported by The Financial Times , is worth around $250 million and follows a string of other acquisitions by Microsoft that focus on Android or iPhone-only apps, such as Sunrise , a calendar app.

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  2. Incredible India: 2,500 women get together on Facebook, create the world's largest crochet blanketRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Mashable

    Nearly 2,500 women from the Facebook group Mother India's Crochet Queens came together to break the Guinness World Record for the largest crochet blanket on Jan. 31. The resulting blanket was around 11,148 square metres in size, equivalent of one-and-a-half football fields. Each of the 8,034 blankets that went into making the giant bedspread was made by the group's 2,472 members.

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  3. Globetrotter visits Byron-Bergen Elementary SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | The Batavian

    The special student/teacher jazz quintet played the familiar theme song "Sweet Georgia Brown." As Harlem Globetrotter Zeus McClurkin entered Byron-Bergen Elementary School's packed gymnasium on Jan. 28, hundreds of excited students burst into ground-shaking applause.

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  4. The Botanist goes for a world record in gin tastingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | IcTamworth

    ... in holding the event on February 11. Managing director Chris Hill said: "We've already broken Guinness World Records title for ale tastings and for the largest collection of rums commercially available, so with the recent addition of our 'perfect ...

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  5. Microsoft is officially acquiring SwiftKeyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Engadget

    The rumors were true . Keyboard app developer SwiftKey has been swooped up by Microsoft for an undisclosed fee.

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  6. Ryedale pub in bid for world record titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Gazetteherald.co.uk

    A RYEDALE pub is aiming to get a record number of quizzers through the door as part of the World's Biggest Pub Quiz. The Crown pub in Hutton-le-Hole will be one of more than a 1,000 pubs across the country aiming to break the record and raise money for charity at the same time.

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  7. Fish Tales: Record-Size Freshwater Catches in AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | News Max

    Some anglers fish for sport, some fish for food, and others fish for bragging rights. With more than 325 species of freshwater fish in Alabama, a number of record-breaking catches have been made in the state.

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  8. World record football match attempt will now also remember two killed in Shoreham air crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | The Argus

    A WORLD Record football match attempt will be held in memory of two budding footballers killed in the Shoreham air crash. Two teams of 11 players with seven rolling substitutes were already set to play night and day on a full-sized pitch in memory of Worthing football fan Matt Chaplain.

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  9. Thousands of Women in India Create World's Largest Crochet BlanketRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | TIME.com

    It took over two thousand women, six months and lots of yarn to break the Guinness World Record for largest crochet blanket on Sunday in the city of Chennai, India. The efforts of the all-female group of crocheting enthusiasts - known as Mother's India's Crochet Queens - payed off on Jan. 31, when they broke South Africa's record.

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  10. Crappie remain a big draw at Clear LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Lake County Record-Bee

    Long before bass became the top game fish in Clear Lake, crappie drew the attention of thousands of anglers. The lake at one time was considered among the top crappie fisheries in the state and anglers would come from around the West to sample the outstanding crappie fishing.

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  11. Fashion Rock costume party tonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2010 | Examiner.com

    If you've just about recovered from last nights Saint Motel extravaganza at the Roxy and are wandering what to do , you can get those glad rags straight back on and head on down to Dean Ryans 'Fashion Rock Show and Halloween Costume Party' at the Gaslamp in Long Beach! The free costume party and show is celebrating not just halloweeen but the very best in home grown LA fashion design as a number of top new designers will be strutting their stuff and showing off the best of new LA fashion.

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  12. Sports debased by cheating will dieRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | HarnessLink.com

    The prevailing view is that cheating in sport is more commonplace and more egregious now than ever before. Cheating in sport comes in two basic forms - doping and match or spot fixing.

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  13. B.C. resorts go for snow angel recordRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | 24 Hours

    The Canadian Ski Patrol is hoping people across the country will help break the Guinness World Record for most snow angels made simultaneously on Saturday. Postmedia Network As part of its 75th anniversary celebrations, the CSP is trying to establish the new mark for most people making snow angels simultaneously at multiple venues.

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  14. World's largest crochet blanket donated to needyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | ABC News

    The all-female team, based in India but with participants from 14 countries, came together to break the Guinness World Record for the largest crochet blanket.

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  15. Record-breaking Suhr to miss world indoor championshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Olympic pole vault champion Jenn Suhr does not plan to compete in next month's IAAF indoor championships even though she has just broken her world indoor record, the American said on Tuesday. Jenn Suhr wins the womens pole vault at 15-9 3/4 in the 2015 USA Championships at Hayward Field.

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  16. Kitesurfers Flock Together In World Record ParadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | How Stuff Works

    Kites rising above the waves like colorful seagulls, hundreds of kitesurfers recently gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, to smash their group's own world record. A total of 415 pro and amateur kitesurfers came together over the weekend for the Virgin Kitesurfing Armada.

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  17. Fastest car on Earth makes historic return to Southport BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Southport Visiter

    Sir Henry Segrave set a new world record when he drove his Sunbeam Tiger on Southport Beach with a top speed of 152.33mph A record-breaking classic car that has been out of public view since 2007 is to return to the beach where it entered the record books. In March 1926, Sir Henry drove his Sunbeam Tiger on Southport Beach, reaching a top speed of 152.33 mph.

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  18. PokerStars wins Poker Operator of the Year at International Gaming AwardsRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 2 | RGT Online

    For the fourth consecutive year, the International Gaming Awards has awarded the Poker Operator of the Year title to PokerStars.com , an Amaya Inc. brand. "We are proud that the independent judging panel named PokerStars as the Online Poker Operator of the Year," said Eric Hollreiser, vice president of corporate communications, Amaya and PokerStars.

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  19. Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Feb. 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | D Magazine

    Can you spot all the feline wordplay in this description of the Amazing Acro-Cats, the circus cat troupe at the Texas Theatre tonight? I spy "purrform" and "purrformances." I see "available meow," which is a little too easy.

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  20. Ottawa Reclaims a Guinness World RecordRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Ottawa Life

    Answer: building 2069 of them in less than an hour! This past Sunday over 1500 eager Ottawa area residents came out to help the city proudly reclaim the Guinness World Record for the most snowman made in an hour. Snowball rollers of all ages came out on a mild Sunday afternoon, equipped with sticks, carrots, buttons and a variety of snowmen outfits, ready to beat the previous record of 2036 snowman, held by Japan.

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