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World's Longest High Five - URDB Feat of the Week

Welcome to 'Feat of the Week,' in which our pals over at the Universal Record Database (where everyone can set a world record) hand-select one awesome world record to highlight. Don't panic, but two nations of the former British Empire are currently at war. Granted, it is a small-scale war, and it's taking place via videos and suspiciously civil comments being posted on the internet, but not...

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Backwards Basketball Hat Trick (URDB Feat of the Week)

Welcome to 'Feat of the Week,' in which our pals over at the Universal Record Database (where everyone can set a world record) hand-select one awesome world record to highlight. Do you consider yourself a fine, upstanding member of the community who brings a gentle smile to people's faces while doing your best to enact social change? Well think again, rookie. You're about to get schooled by the...

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URDB Feat of the Week: Largest Group Piggy-Back Hug

When your world is beset by conflict and calamity, a hug isn't enough to calm you down. What's needed is a two-tiered mega-hug administered by a huddle of adorable children. Sixty-four grinning students from Denver hugged it out en masse in order to beat a pre-existing group-hug benchmark set by a collection of clean cut young men in Nashville. The Tennessee team was 28-strong, meaning the kids...

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Most Pencils Fit in Mouth at Once (URDB Feat of the Week)

Welcome to 'Feat of the Week,' in which our pals over at the Universal Record Database (where everyone can set a world record) hand-select one awesome world record to highlight. As a teacher and scribe, Mumbai's Dinesh Upadhyaya is a big believer in creative writing. He is also a big believer in creatively writing his way into the record books. After setting an eclectic bunch of URDB world...

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The Underwear Battle (URDB Feat of the Week)

Welcome to 'Feat of the Week,' in which our pals over at the Universal Record Database (where everyone can set a world record) hand-select one awesome world record to highlight. It all started, as many madcap schemes do, with a radio DJ and a willingness to get naked. A year ago, multiple URDB record holder Todd DeFazio of Pittsburgh's Star 100.7 FM set the benchmark for Most Pairs of Underwear...

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Fastest Time to Type English Alphabet Using One Hand (URDB Feat of the Week)

Welcome to 'Feat of the Week,' in which our pals over at the Universal Record Database (where everyone can set a world record) hand-select one awesome world record to highlight. To the chagrin of ergonomics experts, many of us in this post-typewriter age are hunt-and-peck typers, staring intently at our keyboards as we poke at letters with our index fingers. It's a more awkward approach than...

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URDB Feat of the Week Special Edition: Top 11 World Records of 2010

Ordinarily, a single feat of notable creativity, originality or pure brute force is hand-picked for the URDB Feat of the Week. This week, though, we have a whole year to remember. After taking a misty-eyed look back at the world records submitted from champions in over 35 countries, the URDB boffins have selected 11 favorite feats. Here are a few highlights -- the full list is available at Awesome...

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Fastest Time to Partake in Ten Holiday Traditions (URDB Feat of the Week)

Welcome to 'Feat of the Week,' in which our pals over at the Universal Record Database (where everyone can set a world record) hand-select one awesome world record to highlight. When the holidays roll around, two distinct types of people emerge: those who calmly go about their shopping, decorating and card mailing with time to spare, and those who make a frenzied attempt to complete a month's...

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Longest Time Holding a Holiday Gift Tag in Forehead Crease (URDB Feat of the Week)

Welcome to 'Feat of the Week,' in which our pals over at the Universal Record Database (where everyone can set a world record) hand-select one awesome world record to highlight. A furrowed brow is normally a sign of displeasure, but for Londoner Steve Stretton, a creased forehead equals festive joy. On December 1, Steve set the URDB world record for the Longest Time Holding A Holiday Gift Tag...

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Largest Group of People to Run Into a Wall and Fall Down (URDB Feat of the Week)

Welcome to 'Feat of the Week,' in which our pals over at the Universal Record Database (where everyone can set a world record) hand-select one awesome world record to highlight. One of Scouts Canada's key principles is "learning by doing". If scouts want to know how to survive in the great outdoors, they light a fire, break out the baked beans and make a bivouac. And if they want to learn what...

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