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World’s tallest Lego tower built with nearly half a million bricks

World’s tallest Lego tower built with nearly half a million bricks

By 4 June 2014

A Lego tower has been built in Budapest that has broken the Guinness World Record for The Tallest Structure Built with Interlocking Plastic Bricks. The tower stands with bricks alone and no form of external support. The Official Lego Builders team managed,... >>

Kinect for Xbox 360 becomes “Fastest Selling Consumer Electronics Device”

Kinect for Xbox 360 becomes “Fastest Selling Consumer Electronics Device”

By 9 March 2011

Microsoft's 2010 Kinect sales momentum has continued into 2011, reaching 10 million sensors sold worldwide to date. Not only were the accessory's sales figures an overwhelming success, but it drove significant game revenue too, with more than 10 million... >>

264 characters in 77 seconds: how fast can you text?

264 characters in 77 seconds: how fast can you text?

By 27 January 2011

How fast can you send someone a text message? Well, if your name is Cheong Kit Au from Australia that answer would be 264-characters in 1 minute 17 seconds. Using a QWERTY mobile phone, that speed breaks the current world record by 43 seconds and makes... >>

App-vent Calendar - day 16: Guinness World Records: At Your Fingertips (iPad)

App-vent Calendar - day 16: Guinness World Records: At Your Fingertips (iPad)

By 16 December 2010

For some, Christmas is about giving to those worse off than ourselves and spreading joy and happiness to all. Others rejoice and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the son of God. And some take the opportunity to catch up with their families, loved... >>

Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition out soon

Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition out soon

By 4 January 2010

If you received a book token for Christmas, then rejoice, as the Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition is out this month. The third book in the series, it's described as the best resource (offline, obviously) for video game records, facts, trivia... >>

Mitsubishi gets world record for largest HD display

Mitsubishi gets world record for largest HD display

By 1 October 2009

Mitsubishi has entered the Guinness World Records book with the world's largest high definition video display. This display takes the form of the "Diamond Vision" video boards at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Apparently the world's first four-sided, centre-hung,... >>

Scalextric set for Guinness World Record attempt

Scalextric set for Guinness World Record attempt

By 3 August 2009

Scalextric, we're sure, has a special place in many a gadget-lover's heart with fond memories of glorious victories over various family members. Setting up the track could sometimes be a bit of a chore, checking the metal pins underneath for dodgy connections... >>

Toshiba "timesculpture" ad gets Guinness record

Toshiba "timesculpture" ad gets Guinness record

By 10 March 2009

Toshiba's cool "timesculpture" advert, shown here again for your viewing pleasure, will appear in the Guinness Book of World Records. The advert was filmed using 200 of Toshiba's Gigashot HD camcorders on a custom-built, 360-degree rig, used up 20,000GB... >>

Singaporean beats Guinness World Record for fastest texting

Singaporean beats Guinness World Record for fastest texting

By 13 November 2006

Another world record was shattered this weekend as a Singaporean student set a new benchmark for texting. Ang Chuang Yang typed 160-character SMS message in a blistering 41.52 seconds, beating the previous record of 42.22 by a fraction of a second. Singapore... >>