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Unknown billionaire takes out world's most expensive life insurance policy

Unknown billionaire takes out world's most expensive life insurance policy

March 18 (UPI) -- An unknown Silicon Valley billionaire just purchased the world's most expensive life insurance for $201 million.
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British family flees home when spiders hatch from banana bunch

STAFFORD, England, March 11 (UPI) -- A British family said they had to abandon their home for three days when hundreds of baby spiders hatched from a bunch of bananas.

Las Vegas man breaks world record for midair somersaults

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records confirmed a Las Vegas man who performed 53 flips in a wind tunnel broke the record for most midair forward somersaults in 60 seconds.

Los Angeles high rise foundation pour sets world record

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Officials with a downtown Los Angeles construction project said the 20-hour "grand pour" of 84 million pounds of concrete set a world record.

540 checkers players set Guinness world record in Reno, Nev.

RENO, Nev., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Five hundred and forty checkers enthusiasts who met in Reno, Nev., Saturday set a Guinness world record for number of people simultaneously playing the game.

Men watch 87 straight hours of TV for Guinness World Record

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records confirmed three men at a Las Vegas electronics show broke a world record by watching television for 87 consecutive hours.

Canadian Tire creates truck from 11,000 pounds of ice

HENSALL, Ontario, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Canadian Tire said it has submitted a working ice truck created in Ontario by a team of ice sculptors to Guinness World Records.

British businesses break Christmas cracker record

BIRMINGHAM, England, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Businesses in a Birmingham, England, development district said they formed a record-breaking chain of 749 people popping Christmas crackers.

World's largest gingerbread house built in Texas

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records confirmed a gingerbread house constructed at Texas A&M University is the largest in the world.
Everything is bigger in Texas, including gingerbread houses

Everything is bigger in Texas, including gingerbread houses

Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Texas gingerbread house breaks Guinness World Record at 38,000 cubic feet.
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United Arab Emirates creates 1,302-square-foot greeting card mosaic

AJMAN, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records confirmed a 1,302-square-foot mosaic made from greeting cards in the United Arab Emirates is the largest in the world.

Australian couple recapture Christmas light record

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records said a home in the Australian capital set a world record for lights on a residential property with a 502,165-light Christmas display.

852 kids set human Christmas tree record at Bangkok mall

BANGKOK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records confirmed a group of 852 children in colorful hoodies set a record for the world's largest human Christmas tree.
Giant Pong game wins professor spot in Guinness Book of World Records

Giant Pong game wins professor spot in Guinness Book of World Records

Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Drexel professor Dr. Frank Lee wins spot in Guinness Book of World Records for giant Pong game.
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New York man collects 595 pizza boxes from 42 countries

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A New York man with a collection of 595 pizza boxes from 42 countries was awarded a Guinness World Record for his hobby.

Guinness World Record day marked by penguin suits, hula hoops

LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The ninth annual Guinness World Records Day Thursday included a record being set in London for the largest group of people dressed as penguins.

World's tallest man weds in Turkey

MARDIN, Turkey, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- An 8-foot-3-inch Turkish man listed by Guinness World Records as the world's tallest got married in a suit made from 20 feet of fabric.

Cheerleader performs 44 consecutive handsprings

ATLANTA, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- An Atlanta cheerleader broke a Guinness World Record during a football game by performing 44 consecutive back handsprings.

Man complete's Rubik's Cube during simulated free fall

BASINGSTOKE, England, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A British skydiver took 3 minutes, 16 seconds to become the first person to solve a Rubik's Cube puzzle in a freefall-simulating wind tunnel.

Kansas City Chiefs fans set crowd noise world record

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records said fans attending the Kansas City Chiefs' game against the Oakland Raiders broke the record for stadium noise.

Smithfield, Va., has the biggest motor oil bottle, Guinness confirms

SMITHFIELD, Va., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A Smithfield, Va., oil change shop has the biggest bottle of motor oil, at 220 gallons and more than 7 feet tall, Guinness World Records confirmed.

Chocolate Festival features 496-pound mousse

MIAMI, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A Florida mall's annual Chocolate Festival featured the creation of a chocolate mousse organizers say may be a world record breaker, at 496 pounds.

Twerking world record set in New York

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records confirmed a group of 358 people gathered to dance provocatively in New York's Herald Square set a record for twerking.

Norwegian man sets world record for 'Star Wars' Lego collection

OSLO, Norway, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records confirmed a Norwegian man set a record by collecting about 300 unopened "Star Wars" Lego kits.

Seahawks fans set loudest stadium world record

SEATTLE, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records said the crowd at Seattle's CenturyLink Field set a world record for stadium noise during the Seahawks-49ers game Sunday.
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