Jane Little, world’s longest-serving orchestra musician, collapses and dies performing

Jane Little, who debuted as a bassist in Atlanta on Feb. 4, 1945, at age 16 and who never stopped playing, died during a performance of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on Sunday. She was said to be the longest tenured orchestra musician in the world. She was 87. “We can say that Jane was fortunateContinue reading “Jane Little, world’s longest-serving orchestra musician, collapses and dies performing”

World’s oldest person dies in New York at age 116

The death of 116-year-old Susannah Mushatt Jones in New York City on Thursday leaves just one person on Earth who was alive in the 1800s. Born about a month before 1900 began and when England’s Queen Victoria was still on the throne, Emma Morano is now the oldest living person. Incredibly, she still lives onContinue reading “World’s oldest person dies in New York at age 116”

John Beeden becomes first to row Pacific from US to Australia solo and non-stop

Beeden, who completed the 6,100 nautical miles in 209 days, said it was ‘10, 15, 100 times harder than I thought it would be’ A British man has become the first person to row solo across the Pacific Ocean from North America to Australia non-stop. John Beeden arrived in Australia after more than 200 daysContinue reading “John Beeden becomes first to row Pacific from US to Australia solo and non-stop”

Award given for world’s ugliest dog

A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left her a bit hunchbacked, is the winner of this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog contest. The pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix and her owner took the $1,500 prize Friday night, besting 25 other dogs competing in the contest that applauds imperfection, organizers said. And though theContinue reading “Award given for world’s ugliest dog”

World’s oldest person dies at 117

Misao Okawa, the world’s oldest person according to Guinness World Records, has died at the age of 117. Okawa passed away Wednesday morning in Osaka, Japan, Tadahi Uchimura, a local official from the city told CNN. She left behind three children, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Okawa was born on March 5, 1898. HerContinue reading “World’s oldest person dies at 117”

Researchers break spinning world record

A team of researchers at the University of St Andrews have made it into the record books by creating the fastest rotating man-made object ever recorded. Professor Kishan Dholakia, Dr Yoshihiko Arita and Dr Michael Mazilu of the University’s School of Physics and Astronomy, managed to spin a tiny sphere of calcium carbonate 600 millionContinue reading “Researchers break spinning world record”

70 year old man flies hot air balloon underground to set new world record

An Australian hot air balloon pilot succeeded in flying a balloon deep underground a cave in Croatia, a feat he believes is a world first. On Sept. 18, Ivan Trifonov, 70, descended into Mamet Cave on Velebit Mountain in Croatia, and managed to come back up about 25 minutes later. Using a specially designed balloonContinue reading “70 year old man flies hot air balloon underground to set new world record”

Google executive Alan Eustace jumps 130,000ft from edge of space, setting new record

A 57-year-old Google executive is the world’s new space daredevil. Alan Eustace yesterday traveled more than 25 miles up to the top of the stratosphere in a balloon and then parachuted back down to earth in Roswell, NM, at speeds of up to 822mph. In doing so, Eustace not only broke the sound barrier andContinue reading “Google executive Alan Eustace jumps 130,000ft from edge of space, setting new record”