Mexicans set world record for biggest folk dance

World / Offbeat Aug 25, 2019

Mexicans set world record for biggest folk dance

Nearly 900 people twirled and stamped their feet to mariachi music in the Mexican city of Guadalajara to set a Guinness record for the world's biggest folk dance. Searing heat failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the 882 men and women, who turned up Saturday ...

World Dec 27, 2018

American completes first unassisted solo trek across Antarctica

An American adventurer has become the first person to complete a solo trek across Antarctica without assistance of any kind. Colin O'Brady, 33, took 54 days to complete the nearly 1,000-mile (1,600-km) crossing of the frozen continent from north to south. O'Brady's voyage was tracked by ...

Balkan chefs break pancake record

World / Offbeat Oct 27, 2018

Balkan chefs break pancake record

A team of Balkan chefs rustled up a record number of a pancakes on Friday, making 14,186 in eight hours at Sarajevo's tourist fair. Using 300 liters of oil, 600 kilograms of flour and 400 liters of milk, the 140 cooks from Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia, ...

Britain's real-life 'Iron Man' has high hopes for jet suit

World May 27, 2017

Britain's real-life 'Iron Man' has high hopes for jet suit

The British inventor of an "Iron Man"-style jet suit has lofty hopes that his project, which started out as fun experiment, could become a practical tool for industries ranging from entertainment to the military. Richard Browning, a 38-year-old former commodities trader with little experience of ...

Sleepy Colorado town comes alive for Frozen Dead Guy Days

World / Offbeat Mar 12, 2017

Sleepy Colorado town comes alive for Frozen Dead Guy Days

Every March the cryogenically frozen corpse of a Norwegian man breathes fresh life into sleepy Nederland, Colorado, where throngs of fun-lovers fill the streets for Frozen Dead Guy Days, a festival in honor of the town's most famous resident. The annual three-day festival is the ...