Mexico City has 140,000 taxis, the largest taxi fleet in the world

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When you think of taxi cabs, perhaps you think of the iconic yellow cabs that pepper the streets of New York City or the black cabs that traverse the streets of London. It would be easy to think such bustling cities boasted the largest taxi cab fleets around but, despite the prominence of their cab fleets, they can’t hold a candle to Mexico City. In Mexico City, a massive metropolis with a population of nearly 9 million people, there are over 140,000 taxi cabs, which gives the city boasting ...  View More
January 5, 2017 Jason

Western University builds world’s smallest snowman: 3 microns tall

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The world’s smallest snowman stands less than 3 microns tall. The microscopic frosty was built by the nano-fabrication lab at London's Western University. He's adorable, but you'll need an electron microscope to see him in person: according to the lab's Tumblr page, the snowman stands at just three microns tall, or about 0.003mm. For comparison, a human hair is about 75 microns thick (0.075mm). Despite the nomenclature, snow wasn't the lab's medium of choice. This winter decoration was ...  View More
December 22, 2016 Jessica

World most expensive “ugly Christmas sweater” costs 30,000 dollars

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Tipsy Elves has teamed up with Swarovski to create the world's most expensive ugly Christmas sweater. This sweater is made with 24,274 individually placed Swarovski crystals and took 52 hours to create. The ugly Christmas sweater features Santa riding a unicorn past Saturn. It comes complete with two fake diamond necklaces rimming the collar to let everyone know you mean business. Usually ugly Christmas sweaters come in under the $20 mark, because they're supposed to be jokes. The item ...  View More
December 15, 2016 Tiffany

Chinese businessman Jason Wong pays $8,800 for one shot of Cognac

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The shot in question was a Cognac Croizet Cuvée Leonie 1858, which was sold by the shot for the first time ever at the InterContinental Hong Kong. The reason that the cognac is so expensive is that the vines that grew the grapes to make it were all destroyed by a virus in the 1870s. There are now just a few bottles remaining. What’s more, it’s reported that Churchill and Eisenhower drank the cognac whilst discussing D-Day in 1944. As the bottle was opened to a satisfying pop, the crowd in ...  View More
November 21, 2016 Jason

The Harlem Globetrotters break 9 Guinness World Records in a day

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The records were broken at the AT&T Center, home of the San Antonio Spurs, during the 12th annual Guinness World Records Day. Since 2000, the Globetrotters now own 15 current Guinness World Records. “We are the original trick shot artists, so it is great to reclaim our records and reestablish our dominance,” said Harlem Globetrotters star Big Easy Lofton. "We have been training hard so to have a day where we push the limits and try some fun yet challenging shots, is pretty cool".  View More
November 18, 2016 Jason

Video: Mats Valk sets new Rubik’s cube world record in 4.74 sec.

Mats Valk, a 20-year-old Rubik's cube master from the Netherlands, solved a 3x3x3 Rubik's cube in a blazing 4.74 seconds at the Jawa Timur Open, a cube competition in Indonesia. In an incredible video, the "speedcuber" is seen placing the cube on the table then pressing his hands on the timer before beginning the challenge. He moves so fast, it's hard to follow the action but 4.74 seconds later, the cube is solved and a new world record is set.  View More
November 8, 2016 Tiffany

Henry Earl has been arrested over 1,500 times.

Lexington, Kentucky native Henry Earl, 65-year-old and dubbed “World’s Most Arrested Man”, has spent nearly 6,000 days — nearly 16 and a half years — in custody over the course of his life, almost entirely on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct. You can follow him in and out of jail on his Twitter account.  View More
October 31, 2016 Megan

“Hyperion” is the world tallest tree. Its location is kept secret.

Hyperion is the name of a coast redwood ("Sequoia sempervirens") in Northern California that was measured at 115.61 m (379.3 ft), which ranks it as the world's tallest known living tree. Hyperion was discovered August 25, 2006, by naturalists Chris Atkins and Michael Taylor. The tree was found in a remote area of Redwood National and State Parks. The tree is estimated to be roughly 700–800 years old. Hyperion’s exact location has never been disclosed, in order to protect it from curious ...  View More
October 27, 2016 Joshua

In 1989, “Chamoy Thipyaso” was sentenced to 141,078 years in jail.

The record for the world’s longest prison sentence is held by Thai national Chamoy Thipyaso. In 1989, she was sentenced to 141,078 years in jail for defrauding more than 16,000 Thais in a pyramid scheme worth $204 million at the time. In actuality, Thai law at the time stated that the maximum sentence that could be served for fraud was 20 years. She only served about eight years of the sentence.  View More
October 24, 2016 Jessica
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