World’s largest number of people dressed as Charlie Chaplin’s “The Tramp” gather in Switzerland
18 April 2017 | 5:11 am
Hundreds of people gather together to break the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Charlie Chaplin's "The Tramp".
17 Feb 2020
2 Oct 2019
Kenenisa Bekele's spirited sprint to the finish line won the Ethiopian the Berlin Marathon. He fell short of breaking the world record set last year in Berlin by just two seconds.
4 Jan 2020
An Egyptian chef has set a new world record by using 7,260 cups full of coffee to to reproduce the famous Tutankhamun mask in the Egyptian Grand Musem in Giza.
20 Jan 2020
It's a world record almost nobody knows about, but South African Vernon Kruger is set to break it : the longest duration pole sitting in a barrel.
17 Feb 2020
Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei shattered the 5km road world record in Monaco on Sunday, shaving 27 seconds off the mark set by Kenya's Rhonex Kipruto last month.
10 Mar 2020
Thousands gathered in western France on Saturday to break the world record for the largest ever gathering of Smurfs. Around 3500 people set aside fears of the coronavirus to dress up as the characters, which come from a Belgian comic franchise centered on a fictional colony of small, blue, human-like creatures who live in mushroom-shaped houses in the forest.
4 May 2020
Hafthor Bjornsson, who played Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane in the Game of Thrones television series, claims a deadlift world record of 501 kilogrammes or 1,104 pounds.
1 Sep 2020
Sacha Jafri, a British artist, has taken over the ballroom of a luxury hotel in Dubai to produce the largest painting ever created on canvas. The 1,980-square-meter (over 21,000 square feet) artwork will be cut into separate panels, which the painter is auctioning off in the hope of raising $30 million for charity.
18 Jan 2021
Chinonso Eche from Nigeria set a world record for the most consecutive soccer ball touches in one minute while balancing a second ball on his head. The 12-year-old who has become an online sensation says he is planning to take his skills global when he grows up.
7 Mar 2021
Czech freediver David Vencl swims 80 metres beneath ice on February 23 2021 breaking the world record by braving freezing water in a lake at a former quarry in the village of Lahost, near the city of Teplice.
20 Aug 2021
Teenage pilot Zara Rutherford has set off in her ultralight sports plane on the first leg of a 52-country, five-continent flight around the world. The first leg is a short hop across the Channel from her Belgian hometown of Kortrijk to England. Her three-month voyage will then take her over oceans, deserts and the vast Siberian wilderness.
13 Sep 2022
Nebraska resident Duane Hansen spent years growing in his garden the 846-pound (384 kg) pumpkin he named 'Berta' to set a record for riding 38 miles (61 km) it down river.
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One month after opening a Tesla factory in Berlin, tech enterprenuer and billionaire Elon Musk opened the newest electric car making facility in Austin, Texas.
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We look at the profiles of some of the hostages released by Hamas over the past three days and take a look at how Israeli papers are reacting to the hostage release deal. We also see why there's little optimism ahead of this week's COP28 climate summit in Dubai. We finish with a look at this year's highly timely Booker Prize winner.
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Samuel Paty was killed by a suspected Islamist after showing cartoons of Prophet Mohammad to his class. Five teenagers are charged with identifying the teacher to his killer for payment.
2 hours ago
North Korea has sent troops to restore border posts that were taken town as part of an agreement to ease tensions, Seoul says.
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The protesters were blocking shipping traffic at the Port of Newcastle over the weekend, challenging the nation's dependence on fossil fuel exports.
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