Monday: July 18, 2011
- Final Harry Potter movie breaks box office records worldwide.
Here in the states, Harry and friends (and enemies) took over the top spot from 'The Dark Knight' for best opening weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, the final Potter film took in $168.55 million. Christopher Nolan's second Batman grossed a robust $158.4 million when it opened in 2008. Around the world, the cumulative Potter numbers were even larger. The movie grossed about $307 million, outgrossing the previous world box office record holder, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,' by almost 20 percent.
Tuesday: May 18, 2010
- Square Enix did quite well this year with their multi-million selling titles.
One of those titles happened to be Final Fantasy XIII, a game that literally makes you literally click one button for ten plus hours and nothing else. On the flip side, if you manage to stick it out past the twenty hour mark the game begins to get somewhat enjoyable.
Wednesday: May 12, 2010
- A handy tutorial on how to make your very own vinyl record bookends.
Another awesome quick four-step tutorial from the fine folks over at Instructables. Simply boil up some of your old vinyl records and bend them, mold them, shape them into retro bookends. Really, when you were going to listen to those old polka albums anyway?
Thursday: April 15, 2010
- Entire Twitter archive to be included in Library of Congress digital assets collection.
The addition of Twitter into the organization's offerings could foster an enormous amount of academic research. From a new kind of historical record to an unprecedented opportunity for discovering patterns of social interaction, this is big.
Tuesday: March 30, 2010
- New world record for largest group of water skiers claimed over in Australia.
It took a group of 114 water skiers to break the previous record of 100 water skiers all of which were towed by a single boat for the distance of one nautical mile. Apparently the group in question had been trying to break the previous record for quite some time. Congrats.
Tuesday: March 23, 2010
- Ten things that the iPod generation will unfortunately never experience.
Ah, the lost and forgotten art of the classic mix tape, the effect just doesn't seem to be the same with a burned CD or a USB stick. Also, high speed dubbing added a fun factor of plus one to the overall experience.
Monday: February 22, 2010
- Speeding hearse manages to set new world record.
Secretary of the Tasmanian Drag Racing Association John Hurley says the modified 1987 Ford Falcon hearse was a challenging choice of vehicle. 'I guess there's all sorts of weird and wonderful machines that come out to play in drag racing.'
Wednesday: February 3, 2010
- 88,000 students team up to try and break world record for jumping rope.
Organizers say more than 88,000 people participated at more than 500 schools. That would easily beat the current record of 59,000 jump ropers set in Australia. The results still have to be certified by the Guinness people.
Wednesday: December 30, 2009
- Paper airplane manages to set brand new flight record over in Japan.
If you can make a paper airplane capable of staying in flight for more than twenty-six seconds (using just one sheet of paper and nothing else) alert your local news station because you've just broken a record.
Tuesday: December 29, 2009
- Avatar flick still doing pretty well for James Cameron and company.
The film has raked in a whopping $232 billion thus far. Source website seems to think that Avatar is well on it's way to reaching the likes of Star Wars ($460.9 million) and maybe even Cameron's own Titantic ($1.8 billion). Not sure how you can equate $232 million to $1.8 billion that quickly though.
Monday: November 30, 2009
- Large hadron collider manages to set brand new world energy record.
The previous record of 0.98 trillion electron volts has been held by the Tevatron accelerator since 2001. The LHC is eventually expected to operate at some seven trillion electron volts.
Monday: November 16, 2009
- New study shows that we've had more record highs than lows this decade.
You can thank climate change for the reason as to why you're wearing a t-shirt in the middle of November. Global warming? What global warming?
Tuesday: November 3, 2009
- New Hampshire is now home to the world's largest meatball.
Matthew Mitnitsky, owner of Nonni's Italian Eatery in Concord, said Sunday that a 222.5-pound meatball was authenticated as the world's largest after being weighed by state weights and measures officials.
Wednesday: October 21, 2009
- New Zealand stockbroker manages to tap his way into the record books.
The gentleman in question can tap 1,056 times a minute which is about seventeen taps a second on average. However, he can beat that average easily and is able to tap a whopping twenty-three times per second.
Tuesday: October 20, 2009
- Apple reports that they just had the most profitable quarter ever.
This company is so innovative that they actually figured out a way to beat the economy. Kudos. Hey, why aren't you buying a laptop at this very minute? Get thee to the nearest Apple store.